May 6, 2019
5 day safari Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara
Written By Bettina Leka
Day 1 (Nairobi – Lake Nakuru)
Meet and greet at the hotel with your guide. Your guide will brief you shorlty about the upcoming trip. After the meet and greet you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. On the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded grassland, lies the beautiful lake of Nakuru National Park. This park is a paradise for bird lovers. In addition to the many birds you can also find lions, rhinos, leopards and buffalo. In the early afternoon you will arrive at the park. You will start with an enroute game drive towards your lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge. Once you arrive at the lodge you will check in and sit down for lunch. After lunch you will have the opportunity to relax a bit after the long trip.
At 16:00hrs you will head into the park for your evening game drive. Try your luck and try to spot as much wildlife as possible. When the sun starts to set, it’s time to return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 (Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara)
After an early breakfast you will check out and have an enroute game drive towards the exit of the park. Once you have exited the park you will drive along the slopes of the Great Rift Valley to the world famous Masai Mara. The park is located in Narok county and is adjacent to another world famous park, the Serengeti located in Tanzania. The Masai Mara is known for one of the world’s largest natural phenomena. The Great Migration of Wildebeest and Zebras. This is an annual recurring event where the wildebeests and zebras migrate from the Serengeti to the Mara in search of food. During the migration they encounter many dangerous obstacles including rivers filled with hungry crocodiles.
At lunchtime you will arrive at your lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp, where you will check in and sit down for a delicious lunch. After lunch you will have the opportunity to relax and use hotel facilities.
Later in the afternoon you will head out into the park for your evening game drive. Search for the wildlife and enjoy the beautiful nature that this park has to offer. When the sun starts to set, it’s time to go back to your lodge for dinner.
Day 3 (Masai Mara)
After breakfast you will leave for an full day game drive. The whole day will be dedicated to spotting the Big five. In addition, you can also enjoy the beautiful savannah scenery that this park has to offer. When it’s time for lunch, you’ll find a nice place for a picnic in the middle of the park. After lunch you will continue your game drive. At 15:00hrs you will drive back to your lodge where you can rest a bit after this intensive safari day. Relax before you will sit down dinner.
Day 4 (Masai Mara)
You will have an early morning game drive starting at 6:00hrs this morning. Head out into the park to spot the wildlife at its best. Early in the morning animals are more active than during the day, which increases your chances of spotting wildlife. After about 2 hours you will head back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast you can relax and use the hotel facilities. Go for a swim or just sit and enjoy the amazing scenery at your lodge.
At around 16:00hrs an evening game drive will be provided for you. Afterwards you will return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5 (Masai Mara – Nairobi)
Another early breakfast today. After breakfast you will check out and head into the park for your last game drive in the Mara. After the game drive you will drive towards the exit of the park. Once you have left the park you will head back to Nairobi. Along the way you will have a stop somewhere where you can stretch your legs and enjoy a lovely lunch. Later in the afternoon you will be dropped at your hotel.
Price per person
Based on group of 4:
Starting at $1280 p.p.s (non-resident)
Based on a group of 6:
Starting at $1170 p.p.s (non-resident)
* Transport by safari van
* Hotel (full board)
* Park entrance fees
* Experienced english speaking safari guide
* Pick up and drop off at hotel or residence
* Supply of drinking water in the safari van
* Expenses of a personal nature
* Tips & gratuities (advice for the guide, $25 – $50 per guest)
* Bottled drinks or other drinks
* Nakupendakenya Safari and Tours services is not liable for any errors or ommissions. All prices are indicative and subjected to change in exchange rates and other rates e.g. park fees, hotel rates, petrol etc.
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