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5 Day Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara safari

PrintWe offer a range of good value safaris in Kenya offering quality game viewing and a variety of wildlife experiences. This 5 day affordable safari combines Nairobi, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara. The safari is suitable for for groups and individuals. If you have other requirements please contact us to discuss your tailor-made tour and safari.

DAY 01: Jomo Kenyatta Airport to Nairobi

Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will be met by a Msafiri Tours representative to assist and brief you, followed by a transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel, Nairobi Safari Club or Comfort Inn

Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast.

DAY 02: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast, you will transfer to the Rift Valley Region to arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge or Camp.

In the afternoon, you will drive to Lake Nakuru National Park,  famous for its many pink  flamingos. This park is also a sanctuary for black and white rhinos.

Dinner and overnight stay at either Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp or Jumuia Resort.

Meal plan: Full board

Day 03: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will go for a scenic drive down into the Rift Valley, to Masai Mara, Kenya‘s world renowned game reserve and home to the big five. You will stop en route at the Great Rift Valley for some stunning views. Arrival and check in for lunch at the Lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive safari, to spot and observe the unrivaled wildlife in the park.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at either Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge or Enchoro Wildlife Camp.                                          

Meal plan: Full board

DAY 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve

You wil spend another day in Masai Mara game reserve, enjoying morning and afternoon game drive safaris. The Masai Mara is considered by many to be one of Kenya‘s finest National Reserves.

The rolling grasslands offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities.The grassy plains are broken by rocky outcrops which are favorite midday resting places for lions, for which the Mara is famous. Some of the other animals which can be seen in and around this 700 square mile conservation area include elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles. Hippos and crocodiles abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers which traverse this reserve. One of the Mara’s main attractions is the astonishing spectacle of the annual migration of up to two million wildebeests, thousands of zebras and an escort of carnivores from the Serengeti plains, following the rains and succulent new grass. This is a  costly trek for many of  the lame, laggard and sick who fall prey to the ravening pack of predators. Many more will die in the swirling flood waters whilst trying to cross the Mara River. Once the rains have ended and the grass begins to wither, the wildebeests turn south and head back to the Serengeti and beyond. The reserve, with an area of 1510 square kms, forms the northern part of the Serengeti – Mara eco-system and is famous for vast assemblages and migration of plain game and their associated predators. The southern boundary of the park is contiguous with Tanzania‘s Serengeti National Park.

With the hot and dry climate, the landscape is characterized by scenic rolling grassland plains, rounded hills and grooves of woodlands. Green riverine forests and bush thickets are found along the Mara River.

Elephants, black rhinos, buffalos, plains zebras, hartebeests, wildebeests and other herbivores and all the big cats are also found in Mara. The rivers are home to crocodiles and hippos.

All meals and overnight stay at either Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Simba Lodge or Enchoro Wildlife Camp.                                            

Meal plan: Full board. 

DAY 05:  Depart

After breakfast, you will transfer back to Nairobi to arrive late afternoon (lunch on your own arrangement).

Drop off at airport for your homeward flight