BEST OF KENYA RIFT VALLEY AND LAKES SAFARI
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
You will be picked from your Nairobi hotel at 0800hrs then depart for the Lake Nakuru National Park which lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi. There will be a stop at the Great Rift view point from where the view of the valley below is splendidly panoramic. While on the highway Mount Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from afar. Arrive in time for lunch after which you will proceed on an afternoon game drive in this phenominal National Park where there are flamingos, white pelicans, marabou stork and a variety of other water birds that breed in the lake’s alkaline waters. Plains game, Rothschild’s giraffe, Cape buffalo and lion can also be seen. Dinner and over night at the Campsite/Budget Hotel.
Day 2: Lake Baringo – Bogoria – Nakuru
Early breakfast then proceed to Lake Bogoria National Reserve that covers 107 km sq and can be easily reached from either Nakuru or Lake Baringo. Here there will be a guided tour where you will see the bird life that inhabits this lake. Over 350 species of birds have been recorded here including some that conform to a migratory pattern as well as crocodiles and Egyptian geese which migrate all the way from Western Europe. The area is most famous for its flamingo population, its strange and quite stunning scenery and the presence of the rare Greater Kudu. At an extra cost have a one hour boat-ride which enables you to see hippos at a close range. Lunch in Baringo, then head to Lake Bogoria to view flamingos and the hot springs and finally drive back to Nakuru for dinner and overnight at the Budget Hotel.
Day 3: Nakuru – Masai Mara
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara national Reserve, stopping in Narok town for lunch. Upon arrival, you will proceed for an afternoon game drive in this world famous Game Reserve, which forms the asme eco-system with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at teh Campsite
Day 4: Masai Mara
Breakfast will be followed by a full day of game drives within the Reserve. You will have a break at the Hippo Pool for your picnic lunch. At the Mara you should expect to see three out of the big five namely elephant, lion and buffalo though luck is essential to track the other two, that is, the rhino and leopard which are very shy and elusive. A wide variety of antelopes and other plains game can be seen. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite
Day 5: Masai Mara
After breakfast depart on a morning game drive in the Reserve. Lunch is at the Campsite. In the afternoon you have a choice of three activities:- a game drive, a nature walk with our Maasai guides (at an extra cost); the final choice is a visit to a Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle at an extra cost payable directly to the Maasai villagers. All activities end at the Campsite by 06.30 pm where you will retire for the night after dinner..
Day 6: Mara – Nairobi
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast, depart the Mara region for Nairobi with lunch enroute, arriving in the late afternoon/early evening.
• Park entrance fees
• Transport and game drives
• Accommodation in the campsites
• All meals (full board basis)
• Driver-guide’s allowance
• International Flights
• Drinking water and other drink assortments
• Tribal village visits
• Items of personal nature
(Please note that the balloon safaris are not included in Masai Mara)
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