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Discover what Kenya has to offer in this exciting 5 day safari. Go in search of rhino in Lake Nakuru before exploring the magnificent Masai Mara looking for the Big Five.
Masai Mara - The Masai Mara, arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve, lies in the Great Rift Valley and where the annual migration of around 1.5 million of wildebeest together with zebras and gazelles takes place. They come across the Mara River from northern Serengeti in Tanzania in search of fresh short grass. This migration is a never ending cycle through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The defining influence on the migration is the weather, so there is no telling exactly where the migration will be during the year, only best estimates can be made. Other wildlife in the Mara are impala, top, giraffe, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah. You might even spot the elusive black rhino at a distance. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River together with the large crocodiles. If you are going to do a safari, this is one spectacle not to be missed.
On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park which is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. During you game drives in Lake Nakuru you will see hordes of baboons, hippos and perhaps a leopard as well. Other wildlife to be spotted are Rothschild’s giraffes, buffalo and zebras and rhinos too.
Day 01: Nairobi
Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Rickshaw Travels who will greet you and assist with the transfer to your chosen hotel in Nairobi. The rest of the day and evening are at leisure to do what you want to do.
Overnight at your hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 02: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, departure will be around 0830 am, you will start your journey towards the lake of the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at your lodge will be in time for buffet lunch. After check in a quick lunch in the lodge you will depart for a game-drive in Lake Nakuru National Park along the shorelines of the lake.
Dinner and overnight at your chosen lodge/camp in Lake Nakuru/Lake Elementaita/Lake Naivasha.
Day 03: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
After an early breakfast, your journey now takes you to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. The drive takes you down the Great Rift Valley offering great views over the wilderness and Mt Longonot. The drive is around 4 hrs to the gate. Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive.
Overnight at your chosen lodge/camp.
Day 04: Masai Mara
Today spend a full day in the Masai Mara. Depending on what the wildlife situation is like which the guides will discover on your arrival day, they will discuss with you how to plan this day accordingly. You might like to do an early morning game drive returning to the lodge for breakfast and then going out again and coming back for lunch with the afternoon to relax and then going out again in the afternoon around 1600 hrs. Alternatively, you might take an early breakfast and then go out for the day and carry lunch boxes with you. The choice is yours and the best solution will be discussed between yourself and your guide. Returning in the evening for dinner and overnight at your chosen property.
Meals and overnight at your chosen lodge/camp
Day 05: Masai Mara – Nairobi - Depart
After an early breakfast at the lodge/camp, bid farewell to the Mara as you set on your journey back to Nairobi. Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi, passing the dormant volcano, Mount Longonot. Keep an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle and head up the escarpment. With a picnic lunch on the way you will arrive in Kenya's bustling capital city Nairobi where you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.
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