Lake Nakuru Escape from the harsh reality of the battering world and take a trip through the skillfully curved landscapes of Africa including the world’s famous Great Rift Valley, which leave you with unwavering memories.
You also get a chance of going for game drives through the grassy plains of the Maasai Mara, that are artistically punctuated with rocky out crops which are favourite midday resting spots of the wildlife including the king of the jungle; the lion.
Masai Mara With its rolling grasslands and wide-open savannahs, the Maasai Mara is the kind of unfettered, sprawling wilderness you thought only existed on Hollywood film sets. But it's real and out there: experience Kenya's finest wildlife reserve on a Maasai Mara safari holiday - where the land pulses with raw energy and a dazzling array of animals takes centre stage.
The Maasai Mara Migration And of course at certain times of the year the famous Maasai Mara rumbles to the beat of hundreds of thousands of hooves as the Great Wildebeest Migration rolls in.
Between July and October unimaginable numbers of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles flood into the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti where they gather to graze and relax on the Mara's plains, which - at about one third of the size of the enormous Serengeti National Park - is more manageable from a game-viewing point of view.
Day 1 - Lake Baringo: We leave Nairobi in the morning and drive down the escarpment (stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley), past Lakes Naivasha, Elementaita, Nakuru and Bogoria to arrive at Lake Baringo by mid afternoon. Lunch will be served en-route. Lake Baringo is a world famous bird sanctuary- take a boat trip to see the hippos and crocodiles, natives of this fresh water lake! Dinner and overnight at Roberts Camp or similar .
Day 2 - Lake Nakuru: We break camp after breakfast and drive to Lake Bogoria, a spectacular spot with [very] hot water springs / geysers / shooting fountains - Don’t fall in! Flamingos live here and you can only explore the park on foot due to the volcanic activities. Lunch here, or continue to have it at Lake Nakuru National park. Enjoy an afternoon game drive of this small park rich in both birdlife and wildlife.
Day 3: Masai Mara: Continue across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, past the Maasai Town of Narok to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Lunch will be served on the way and we will enter the park through the Eastern park gate of Sekenani by mid afternoon. Enjoy a short afternoon game drive before heading out via Talek gate to your campsite. The camp is a semi- permanent one on the Talek River, which is at the edge of the park. Here we have stand-up tents with beds for use, if not occupied, otherwise we pitch tent.
For those in need of more comfort, there are wooden cabins with beds for use at a minimal extra charge. Hot showers are available in the camp and meals are served in the dinning mess or in the open.
Days 4 & 5 - Maasai Mara: From this comfortable base camp, you will explore the park’s amazingly high concentration of game – two full days in the Mara with game drives (upto two game drives a day each of approx. 3 hrs)
Day 6 – Mara / Nairobi: Depart Camp and drive through the northern part of the reserve viewing game as you proceed to the main Narok road. On reaching Narok, we halt to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. Lunch will be served on the way and we arrive back in Nairobi by late afternoon.