Short Tour Description
The adventure covers the top wildlife parks in Kenya: Masai Mara is a large game reserve famous for its exceptional population of lions, leopards, cheetahs and its annual migration of zebra & wildebeest which occurs from July to October. Lake Nakuru park is home to warthogs, water buck, buffaloes, reed bucks, occasional leopard and more than 400 species of birds.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
You will be picked by our representative from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast or at the airport at 0700hrs and drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley with a stop-over at the escarpment view point en-route to Masai Mara. Arrive on time for lunch at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
Masai Mara is world famous for the annual great wildebeest migration that takes place in July and August where close to a million wildebeest close the Mara River in search of pasture. At 1600hrs – 1830hrs you enjoy your first evening game drive, our guide will take you through the reserve where you will be surprised by the high concentration of wild animals in this reserve. Here herds of elephants roam freely, wildebeest, buffalos, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles and Zebras graze in their numbers. Big cats are not hard to spot either including the elusive leopard, it is one of the few place you are guaranteed to spot the famous Big Five on a single morning or afternoon.
Day 2: Full Time Masai Mara Exploration
A day in this haven of wildlife with morning game drive at 0630 hrs – 0830 hrs. Return to the camp for breakfast. Spend the morning at leisure with an optional visit to the Maasai village. Alternatively, you can take a nature walk within the lodge with the naturalist who will tell you more about the fauna and flora of the Mara ecosystem. Lunch. Spend the afternoon at leisure. At 1600hrs – 1830hrs you enjoy your evening game drive. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African Savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators.
Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
Have an early breakfast and leave the lodge for the famous Lake Nakuru National Park. Our guide will drive you through the scenic Rift Valley escarpment arriving on time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Proceed for an late afternoon game drive from 16:00hrs to 18:30 hours. This park is home to eye-catching flocks of the Greater and lesser flamingos which color the shores of the lake pink. The park has the highest concentration of birds with over 450 bird species recorded here which include pelicans, egrets, plovers and storks. It is also one of the few places that you will see the endangered black and white rhino as well as the Rothschild giraffe.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru-Nairobi
Enjoy your early morning game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park. Transfer after your game for Nairobi arriving late evening.