Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari is a 4 Days Kenya Safari tour. This Kenya safari tour is a celebration of Africa’s variety to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara game reserves.
About The 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
The 4 days lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari is for those who want to experience the flora and fauna. This is to two world class Kenya National Parks.
While on this African safari tour in Kenya you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is popular for the large numbers of flamingos. A permanent feature in this park is the white rhinos.
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On the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari, you will also visit the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.
This is the home to all the big five animals and the scene for the annual great wildebeest migration.
4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Highlights
The 4 day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari tour highlights includes:
- Huge diversity of flora & fauna in a vast reserve
- The Rift Valley with lake Nakuru lying on its floor
- Thousands of flamingos that have invaded the lake & nesting along the shore
- Stunning views of Lake Nakuru from Baboon Cliff
- Rhino Sanctuary
- Scenic appeal of the tree studded Savannah plains of Masai Mara
- Masai Mara as the home of the big five
- Wildebeest migration [July-October]
- Mara & Talek rivers inhabited by wild Crocodiles and Hippos
- Maasai community home stead (at an extra cost)
Detailed 4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
You will be picked up from your Nairobi hotel or airport early in the morning. Enjoy a short narration of the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari.
This is to be followed by departure driving west of Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive takes you through the Great Rift Valley with its great scenic views.
You will arrive in time for lunch and a short rest. At 1600 hrs you will embark on an evening game drive across the Pink Lake. It is often referred so due to its large numbers of Flamingos that paints the lake pink.
Be on the lookout for the famous white Rhino and black rhino found in this park. Dinner and overnight at Maili Saba Safari Camp.
About Lake Nakuru National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s two Premium Parks, and is a birdlover’s paradise. It surrounds Lake Nakuru, located in the Central Rift Conservation Area. This is in the Southern Rift Valley region of Kenya.
It was a protected as a bird sanctuary, this park hosts over 400 bird species. They include 5 globally threatened species.
It is an important stop on the African-Eurasian Migratory Flyway. This park was also the first national Rhino sanctuary. It hosts one of the world’s highest concentrations of the Black Rhinoceros.
Lake Nakuru National Park is one of Kenya’s 23 National Parks. It can be found in Central Kenya, about 90 miles (140km) northwest of Nairobi. This is in the Nakuru district of the Rift Valley Province.
The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity. These includes both Greater and Lesser flamingos and other water birds.
The park is also home to both the Black and White Rhinoceros which are the major attractions of the area.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru-Masai Mara National Reserve
You will begin your day on lake Nakuru Masai Mara safari with and early breakfast. Departure for Masai Mara Game Reserve will follow.
There after you will leave for Masai Mara with the first stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point. This is a perfect place to be in the early morning and evening.
You will watch enthralling Rift valley with its vast vegetation. Look at the sun rays kissing the far and wide stretching mountains in the surrounding.
The Great Rift Valley has been reckoned as a wonder of the world. It stretches from the Middle East passing through Africa.
It has a great and vast chunk in East African part and ends in Mozambique in the South.
After about 15-20 min of getting history you will proceed to Narok. Narok is a town west of Nairobi that supports Kenya's economy in south-west of the country. It is along the Great Rift Valley.
Narok is the district capital of the Narok County and stands as the major center of commerce in the district. Narok has a population of around 40,000 people.
The Masai, natives of Narok district, refer to Narok as Enkare Narok. This means black water or dark water. It is named after, Enkare Narok, the river flowing through Narok town.
The elevation of Narok is 1827 meters (5,997 feet) in altitude. You will have your hot lunch here and there after proceed to Masai Mara.
Upon arrival you will be received by Masai Mara Staffs and then assist you to check in.
Leave for the late afternoon game drive which starts immediately upon your arrival. This game drive offers you the 1st day 1 evening big 5 kill as well as Africa Sunset around 1830hrs.
Drive you back to the camp where you will be served with Africa food in the lodge. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Masai Mara is situated in south-west Kenya. It is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves.
I am sure you have heard the wildebeest migration is nothing short of amazing. It is one of the things you have do add to your bucket list.
This will be the full day explore the Masai Mara, breakfast will be served as early as 0730am.
With picnic lunch leave for the whole day will be exploring the Masai Mara famous 7th wonders of the World.
This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra. There is also resident wildlife year-round.
The Mara's gentle fertile climate offers perhaps the richest stocked reserve. There is an unlimited spectacle of wildlife. Located 268 km west of Nairobi, the emphasis here is on game.
Herds of immense Elephants, browse among Lion, Buffalo, Thompson Gazelle, Zebra and Topi. You may once in a while sight black Rhino. In the Mara River Hippos play and Cross bask on the banks.
The annual migration of a million Wildebeest follows the rains north. After exploring the park return to the camp or Lodge for dinner and overnight.
About Masai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is in south-west Kenya. It is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles). It raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. If you add the conservancies and the area is at least twice the size.
Masai Mara hosts over 95 species of mammals and over 570 recorded species of birds. This is the World Cup of Wildlife. Together with the Serengeti there is no better place to witness the best wildlife views.
Masai Mara National Reserve is about 270 km from the capital Nairobi City. This takes about 4-5 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
The road is great for the most part. There is a section from Narok town to Sekenani Gate that is dirt road but good. The other road through Lemek and Aitong town is not good at all and bumpy.
Day 4: Masai Mara - Nairobi.
After your breakfast, you will check out of the camp. This is to be followed by departure from the park.
Your drive goes through the Mau escarpment as you head to Nairobi. Drop off will be at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight.
End of Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari in Kenya Costs:
What is included in the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari cost?
- Accommodation on full board basis
- Transport in a 4 X 4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof
- Meals on full board basis while on Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
- All park entrance fee
- All Government tax
4 Day Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari Price excludes:
- Items of personal use
- Deviation from the above program
- Drinks and beverages
- Tips and porterage
What to Carry on the Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Safari
- Sun glasses
- Light and some few heavy clothing
- Sun screen
- Insect repellant
- Sun Hat
- Comfortable shoes