This safari starts with a night at Lake Naivasha hugged by grassy banks and tranquil environment, to the Soda lake of Nakuru; a famous ornithological site and finally to Maasai Mara regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife. The safari ends with a drop off at JKIA airport leaving you with treasurable memories.
Distance 105 kms, driving time about 1 hour
Upon arrival at JKIA airport and after clearing with the customs desk, you will be met by the company representative and the driver guide who will brief you about your 5 days safari. You will then depart for Lake Naivasha, one of the Kenyan fresh water lakes. One your way you will have a stopover at the Rift Valley view point for a panoramic view of the escarpment. You will then proceed to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. Lunch is followed by an afternoon boat ride at the lake where the driver will assist you get the boat men who will take you for the boat ride to Lake Naivasha, Crescent Island. You do a short briefing from boat men and driver and proceed for the ride. 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 Lake Naivasha. A number of mammals can be seen grazing in the surrounding lake environs such as Maasai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala, gazelles and, 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. At 1700 hrs you will return to where you had left your driver then drive to the lodge.
Dinner & Overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Meals included: Lunch & dinner
Distance: About 110 kms, driving time: About 2 hrs
After breakfast you will depart for the neighboring salty Lake of Nakuru National Park. In two hours’ time you will arrive for lunch at the lodge. After lunch you will go for your game drive around this Lake, famous for its rhinoceros sanctuary. Other wildlife include; Rothschild giraffe, the African cape buffaloes and other smaller species such as the Thompsons gazelle. It is also a prime area to see the Nocturnal Leopard on a lucky day. You will also visit the Baboon Cliff where you get a panoramic view of the entire lake. At 1800 hours you will return to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Nakuru Sopa Lodge.
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
Distance: About 229 kms, driving time: About 5 hrs
Depart Lake Nakuru early in the morning, drive to Maasai Mara passing through the beautiful flower farms of Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch. Upon arrival you will check in the lodge have lunch and relax and thereafter you will take your first thrilling evening game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara 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 foray into Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
After breakfast you will pick your packed lunch then proceed for the day’s game drive to further explore the rolling hills and the grasslands in this vast game reserve. The game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as the Masai giraffe, Baboons, Warthogs, the bat eared foxes, the grey jackals, the spotted hyena, Topis, Impala, Hartebeests, wildebeest. The Savannah Elephants, the African cape buffaloes, Zebras and Hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see Black manned lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Leopards are usually nocturnal, but reasonably common. Back to the lodge in the evening.
Dinner and Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: About 260 Kms, driving time; about 5 hours
After breakfast you will check out and go for a cultural visit to the Maasai village before departure. As you arrive there, excited children and adults welcome you with songs and dances, 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 huts (called Manyatta) are made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. It is a memorable experience of its own after which you will embark on you journey to Nairobi. On your way you will have a stopover for lunch at Narok Town. After lunch you will proceed to arrive Nairobi at about 1500 hrs when you will go for a shopping tour then later transfer to JKIA to check in for your departure flight.
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch