This is a 4 days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara camping safari to Lake Nakuru National Park and Masai Mara national reserve. The 4 days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara camping safari starts from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru which claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo's and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the times millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here.
Pick up in the morning from the hotel and head west for Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is a fascinating ecosystem covering 1,500sq km of Savannah, grasssland,woodlands and riverine forests. It is inhabited by the "Big five", as well as a diversiy of other plain game and arich variety of bird life.Every year, ussually between july and octomber,the promise of rain brings more than 1.5 million Widebeest and Zebra together in one massive herd headed for the rich bounty of lush grasslands in the Masai Mara.They congregrate at the river,their Lion Killing in Masai Mara.crossing into Kenya from Tanzania is a dramatic spectacle fraught with lurking danger from crocodile and other hopeful carnivores. Wildebeest are abundant and their migration patterns include not only the spectacular Mara - Serengeti migration,but also seasonal treks by Kenya's own home-bred wildebeests. These creatures follow thegrass wherever it is found.Because the migration last for up to four months, visitors have ample opportuinity to see the action.This unforgetable sight has long been dubbed the"Greatest Show on Earth" Last year it added the long - deserved title of seventh wonder of the modern world. As the vegetation and water holes dry, the herds start the trek north. Following the rain pattern they cross the Tanzania / Kenya border to the rich Kenyan Masai Mara in search of the 4,000 tons of grass they eat each day. By September and early October they start winding their way back to Tanzania.The sight of the mass migration is awesome. Many do not survive this trip as they expire from exhaustion and injury or fall prey to hungry crocodile in the struggle to cross the Talek and Mara rivers. As the migration unfolds, the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are trailed by the predators- lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena and scavenger birds. It is an event one cannot afford to miss.After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
8.00hrs: Depart Nairobi for the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Picnic lunch en route. Experience the breath taking view of the Mara plains and it's wonderful rich wildlife. Settle in the Camp. Depart Nairobi for the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Picnic lunch en route. Experience the breath taking view of the Mara plains and it's wonderful rich wildlife.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley to Masai Mara game reserve arriving in Masai Mara in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara
The famous Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain's game, black manned lion, leopard and cheetah. It also has numerous elephants and virtually every type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. A full day spent viewing and exploring this spectacular National park. All the big Five can be seen. Masai Mara is also famous for its bird life. You will also have the option of visiting a local Maasai village (US$ 20 per person). All meals and overnight at Olmoran Tented Camp Masai Mara.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, leave camp and proceed to Nakuru to arrive in time for lunch. Game viewing drive at 1600hrs. Lake Nakuru National Park is located in the Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatestbird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.Lake Nakuru is famous for its Pink Flamingoes and many other types of birds. There are also a number of animals in this park. Dinner and overnight at a Hotel.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi
After breakfast spend the morning watching and photographing birds and wild animals in the park. Depart hotel after lunch and leave for Nairobi stopping for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley en-route. Arrive at Nairobi in the afternoon. Drop at your hotel or transfer to the airport for onward flight home.
What is included in the Safari
- Transport in a 9-seater safari minibus
- All game park entrance fees
- All campsite fees
- All campsite equipment
- Three meals a day
- All government taxes and levies where applicable
What is not included in the Safari
- International airfares
- Accommodation whist in Nairobi
- Transfers from or to the airport upon arrival and departure respectively
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls and laundry
- Tips and gratuities to driver guides, lodge, or hotel staff.