4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS RIFT VALLEY SAFARI - 4 Days

White Rhino

Summary:
This safari takes you to the floor of the rift valley for boat rides on the fresh water lake of Naivasha followed by an overnight at Lake Nakuru National park which is the famous ornithological site and Rhino Sanctuary then to Maasai Mara regarded as the Jewel of wildlife in Africa for 2 nights. The safari ends with a drop off at JKIA airport with treasurable memories.

Day 1
DAY 01: NAIROBI - LAKE NAIVASHA, LAKE NAKURU

You will be met at JKIA airport or your Nairobi hotel in the morning, briefing, then you depart to Lake Naivasha with a stopover at the breath taking Great Rift Valley escarpment. You will view the formation and extension of the great rift and thereafter proceed down the bottom of the valley and head to Lake Naivasha. On arrival the driver will assist you get to the boat man who will do a short briefing about the ride and proceed. The boat takes you on a scenic tour of the lake with a visit to the Crescent Island which is an Animal and Bird Sanctuary on the Eastern Side of the Lake. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as Maasai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala, gazelles, at night hippos. You spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants. You will thereafter return where you had left your driver and continue further to Lake Nakuru National park to arrive in time for lunch. After lunch you will start your afternoon game drive in this park which is also known as a bird watcher’s paradise. Flocks of flamingos are found on the lake turning it pink. It is also home to the endangered black and white Rhino, the big cats, other wildlife as well as a prime area to see the Nocturnal Leopard on a lucky day. At 1800 hrs you return to the lodge.

Dinner and Overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge.

Meals Included: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2
DAY 02: LAKE NAKURU - MAASAI MARA

Breakfast at 0700hrs. At 0800hrs you will depart to Maasai Mara, Kenya’s best Game Sanctuary. This drive will give you another chance to view the beautiful flower farms along the floor of the rift valley. You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Upon arrival you will check in, have lunch and relax as you prepare for your first thrilling game drive in the Maasai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The game reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile reverie woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah with a mass of amazing wildlife. Returning from your first foray into Maasai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Dinner & overnight at the lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 3
DAY 03: MAASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

On this day you will take breakfast then depart for a full day game drive with packed lunch. You will also have an optional visit to the Maasai Boma for cultural update. As you arrive at the village, excited children and adults welcome you with songs and dance, at certain times, one of the dancers will jump up and down gracefully. The jumps are several feet high! You will be invited to try jumping too, but to your dismay you will be no match for their levitation act!! You will then be welcome into one of the homesteads in the village, the village huts (called Manyatta) are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. It is a memorable experience of its own. You thereafter proceed with game drive in search of the big five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Maasai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Back to lodge in the evening. Dinner & overnight at the lodge.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Day 4
DAY 04: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI

One more game drive in this reserve to explore further on the uncaptured scenes, return to the lodge for breakfast then check out and depart to Nairobi. On your way you will have a stopover at Narok town for lunch then proceed to arrive Nairobi at about 1530 hrs when you will be transferred to JKIA airport to check in for your flight. [Activities on this day always depend on your flight’s departure timings]

Tour Includes

  • 3 nights; full board accommodation ( breakfast, lunch & dinner )
  • Transport on a luxury safari van with a pop up roof for game viewing / photography,
  • Individual park entry fee,
  • Vehicle’s park entry fee,
  • Services of an English speaking guide,
  • Vehicle / driver’s park entry fee,
  • Drinking water on safari
  • Emergency air ambulance evacuation cover
  • Morning and evening game drives - where applicable
  • Lunch on your way from Maasai Mara,
  • Pick and drop within Nairobi.

Tour Excludes

  • Visa,
  • Extra sightseeing / deviation from the above itinerary,
  • Optional balloon safari,
  • Cultural visit,
  • Driver / guide’s tip ,
  • Luggage / travel insurance,
  • Laundry, drinks,
  • Medical and all other personal expenses.

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