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7 Day Safari in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru

7 Day Safari in Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru

Luxury Tented Camps Safari in Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, is the best choice for a game drive in Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary is to view Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) and wildebeest migration.

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

On arrival into Nairobi airport you will be met and briefed on your safari before being transferred to our hotel in the Karen suburbs.

Overnight: Nairobi at Osoita Lodge| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Giraffe Centre & Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi – Elementaita. This morning we visit the Giraffe centre which offers the unique experience of hand-feeding these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform, while watching the warthogs below snuffle around looking for titbits. Then we travel on to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Centre and visit the many baby elephants that have been rescued from threatening situations in Kenya’s various national parks and even get a chance to see the calves being fed and playing with the staff.

Nairobi at Osoita Lodge| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Next stop is the Karen Blixen Museum. Located in an area which was once part of Karen Blixen’s vast coffee estate, the museum was Karen’s home from 1917 until 1931.The house and grounds were made famous by the film ‘Out of Africa ’and have been restored by the Danish community of Kenya. Visitors have a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century. After lunch at the lovely Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens, we depart on the next part of our adventure that takes us from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city to the small but beautiful soda ash lake located in the famous Great Rift Valley, named Lake Elementaita. Lake Elementaita is home to numerous flamingos and over 400 species of birds. We spend the night at a lovely eco-friendly lodge perched on a hillside overlooking the lake.

Overnight: Lake Elementaita| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Elementaita & Nakuru

Elementaita – Lake Nakuru – Elementaita. The second great lake we visit on our tour is Lake Nakuru. 30 minutes’ drive from Elementaita, the lake is situated in the middle of the national park to which it gives its name. Teeming with wildlife the park has so much to offer. Sometimes, when the water levels are low, the entire lake is covered in flamingos, turning the whole area pink. Lions, buffalos as well as many rhinos call this corner of Kenya home and a game drive around the park is always rewarding. If we are lucky we may even spot a leopard relaxing in a tree beside the lake. After a game-packed day we arrive back at Sunbird Lodge in time to enjoy the sun set over the lake, before sitting down for dinner and toasting to the day’s adventures.

Overnight: Lake Elementaita| Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4: Masai Mara

Lake Elementaita – Masai Mara. Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind we drive to Kenya’s famous Masai Mara, the setting for the Great Migration and countless wildlife documentaries. The Masai Mara is the highlight of any safari. We arrive for lunch at our camp and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool and waiting for the late afternoon when the temperature cools to head out on our first Mara game drive. Back at the camp, dinner is served and gives us the perfect opportunity to look back at our day and relive all those highlights.

Overnight: Masai Mara | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Safari in the Mara

After breakfast this morning we drive across the plains in search of the Big Five and other plains game. The early mornings are one of the best times to view the animals as this is when they are their most active before the heat of the day sets in and after a mid-morning of relaxation and lunch, head out into the reserve for a chance to tick off some more animals on your “must see” list. Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for the last members on your list.

Overnight: Masai Mara | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Optional hot air ballooning

This morning, there is the opportunity to rise early and experience a game viewing adventure from an entirely different perspective! A hot air balloon safari across the Masai Mara (at additional cost) which takes off in the crisp morning air, and lasts for approximately an hour, allows for a beautifully peaceful experience floating silently high above plains, forests and rivers. Upon landing a fully cooked champagne breakfast awaits. More game viewing opportunities arise later that morning en-route back to camp and in the afternoon. In addition to the abundance of spectacular game, there are also over 450 species of birds that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.

Overnight: Masai Mara | Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 7: Nairobi

Masai Mara – Nairobi. This morning we enjoy our last sunrise in the Masai Mara with tea or coffee on the veranda. After a great final breakfast we drive back to Nairobi stopping at the Great Rift Valley for one last photo opportunity before you’re dropped off at the airport. Onward international flights should depart no earlier than 6pm or 5pm for domestic flights.

Safari accommodation ranges from 5 star lodges to 3 star tented camps depending on your budget.

Group size 2-4 persons Group size 4-6 persons Group size 6-8* persons
Price starts-$2850-pp Price starts-$2650-pp Price starts- $2250-pp

Price Includes:

  1. All Park entrance fees
  2. Accommodation at all Lodges and Luxury Tented Camps at full board. Meals as in the itinerary
  3. Bottled water for use during the safari
  4. Services of a driver/guide
  5. Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the duration of the trip
  6. Meals as in itinerary
  7. All government taxes and levies
  8. Airport transfers in Nairobi
  9. Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life threatening accident or injury
  10. Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.

Not Included:

  1. Expenses of personal nature such as visas, driver tips etc
  2. Balloon safari
  3. Maasai village visit

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