Lake Nakuru National Park waterfalls, acacia forest, and the lake with its bright pink flamingoes.Lake Bogoria National Reserve is an exciting spot with hot springs, geysers, and flocks of fuchsia flamingoes lining the shores. But you’ll also find gazelle, buffalo, klipspringer, and even leopard at this unusual park.Lake Naivasha and its surrounding areas present us with opportunities for some closer game viewing during sailing, walking, and cycling safaris. Masai Mara National Reserve will span four days. That’s lots of time for exciting game drives over the park’s immense plains and scenic rolling hills in search of predators, grazers and especially the big cats.
(160km – Approx. 3 hours)
Gichmak Safari driver guide will pick you up from your Nairobi Hotel/Airport . We’ll head out in our private 4 x 4 Jeep for Lake Nakuru National Park
We’ll make stops along the way to view the dramatic rises of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
We should arrive at Lake Nakuru in time for lunch and plenty of game and bird watching drives around the lake and its many scenic wonders. We’ll explore the acacia forests and wooded hills looking for zebra, hippo, baboon, and monkey.
The park is also known for its large population of rhinos, which we are sure to spot. Keep an eye out as well for impala, waterbuck, and giraffe.
The lake has some flamingoes, but we’ll also be entertained by the flocks of pelican, cormorants, kingfishers, heron, and eagle.
This is a rich reserve, full of colour, variety and the wonderful mix of wildlife only nature can provide to us.
Dinner and overnight at the safari Lodge or camp of your choice.
(340km – Approx. 6hrs)
The birdlife here will inspire us to rise early so we may enjoy the dawn and the park as it gradually awakens to the new day.
We’ll head in our 4 x 4 along the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley for more dramatic vistas as we journey to Lake Borgoria National Park.
The park is an enchanting mix of bubbling geysers, steaming hot springs, and an alkaline lake hosting thousands and sometimes millions of pink flamingoes.
Wildlife like gazelle, impala, and dik-dik roam here and we may spot them in the vicinity of the busy lake.
We will proceed to Lake Naivasha for the evening.
Dinner and overnight at the Lodge or camp of your choice.
(240km – Approx. 5 hrs)
We’ll be up early for a boating safari across the lake and bid good morning to the hippos as we gently glide by. This is a fun moment to take in the brightening day and spot birds and perhaps some antelope grazing on the shore.
Nearby Crescent Island Game Sanctuary provides us with an opportunity to take a guided walking safari to this peaceful but active little reserve.
Should you wish, hop on a bicycle for an optional trip over to Hell’s Gate National Park where we can hike or pedal by antelope, zebra, and other peaceful gazers.
But now it’s time to head out again across the floor of the Great Rift Valley on our way to Masai Mara Game Reserve.
We should arrive in time for lunch and take in the reserve’s green rolling hills and vast plains holding immeasurable wildlife.
We’ll relax, freshen up and then embark on our first game drive in the world-famous park.
Overnight at a safari lodge or tented camp of your choice.
So, we’ll be up early to track that wildlife over hills and savannahs, looking for the big predators but also some of the other 90 species of mammals filling this exciting ecosystem.
The reserve is also home to the Great Migration (July – October), when hordes of gazelle, wildebeest and zebra by the tens of thousands cross over the Mara River into the park on their yearly quest for taller, fresher grasses on which to feed.
We’ll take a picnic lunch at the Mara River, within sight of hippos and crocodiles, and if during the migration season, splendid views of the invading herds crossing into the park, in a sight unmatched anywhere.
Here are some optional activities to enhance your stay at the Mara: Enjoy a visit with the local Maasai people in their nearby village, see their homes, learn about their culture, and perhaps purchase some of their colourful jewelry.
We also offer a pre-dawn hot air balloon safari over the park. This is a not-to-be-missed moment on your tour – imagine viewing the Mara come alive with the new day as the wildlife emerges onto the savannah. Your driver/guide can make all the arrangements.
Dinner and overnight at the safari lodge or tented camp of your choice.
Along with traversing the vast open spaces here, we’ll also travel down to the Mara River, site of the migration crossing during the season.
We’ll have lunch while viewing hippos, crocodiles and perhaps predators like lion and hyena searching these timeless hills for their prey.
And if all this time at the Mara wasn’t enough, there are a few optional activities we’ve prepared to make your stay here even more memorable. Take a visit to the local Maasai in their nearby village. See their community, their homes, and learn about their ancient lifestyle herding cattle and farming.
For an absolutely spectacular finish to your safari, we suggest the optional pre-dawn hot air balloon safari over the park. Rise with the sun to witness the reserve come alive as the land and its wildlife emerge into a new day. Unforgettable! Just tell your driver/guide – he’ll make all the arrangements.
Dinner and overnight at the safari Lodge or camp of your choice
(265 km – Approx. 5 hrs)
It’s our last safari day so let’s hit the savannah and see which lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, or rhino we can spot.
We’ll enjoy a final safari breakfast at our lodge or tented camp and then one last game viewing drive as we exit the park on our way back to Nairobi.
We will stop for lunch along the way and should arrive Late evening.We will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport