5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI SWEETWATERS LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA

5 Days Kenya Safari Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Masai Mara in the 5 Days Kenya Wildlife Safaris begins with a visit to the famous Sweetwaters Game Reserve – a 90,000-acre private ranch with magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya.

This game sanctuary is the closest reserve to Nairobi (3.5 hours drive) home to all the big five game, and has the highest ratio of game-to-area of any park or reserve in Kenya.

Its popular waterhole is floodlit by night, providing excellent and secluded rarely seen game viewing. Game drives at Sweetwaters are indeed a pleasure.

Game viewing may also take the form of game walks accompanied by a resident Naturalist, game rides on horseback, Camel riding, night game drives and “bush” lunches or dinners.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary is most informative and entertaining and should be visited while in the Game Reserve.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.

Our next stop on this 5 Days Kenya Safari Sweetwaters Lake Nakuru Masai Mara is Lake Nakuru National Park dominated by a gentle undulating terrain with open bush and woodlands, typical of the dry rift valley vegetation.

Twenty seven percent (27%) of the park is composed of the Lake Nakuru waters. The park was declared a rhino sanctuary in 1983.

The Rhino stocking programme which ensued received white rhinos from South Africa. Currently the sanctuary has approximately 45 black and 31 white Rhinoceros.

The grand finale is the Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary.

In the months of June and July each year, the wildebeests in their troops arrive at the Kenyan border, ready to cross the steep banks of the broad and fast flowing Mara River.

This crossing is truly the greatest episode of the entire migration. Hot on their heels are the predators of the savannah –lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

The banks of the Mara River provide one of the best vantage points to witness the drama. The Mara also offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.

You will most likely see the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. Not to mention numerous plain animals.

5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI SWEETWATERS LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Sweetwaters Game Sanctuary

This morning we depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to Sweetwaters Conservancy.
Sweetwaters land, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi.
We visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens!
In fact Sweetwaters boasts excellent game viewing with the highest ratio of game to area of any park or reserve in Kenya.
Moreover, the Sanctuary has several private waterhole and salt lick so we’ll be guaranteed unprecedented close encounters.
Whether its day or night game drives, camel trekking, lion tracking, al fresco dining or relaxing by pool, Sweetwaters is bound to delight.
Overnight Accommodation: Sweetwaters Serena Tented Camp or Porini Rhino Camp or Similar
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 : Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Sweetwaters/ Ol Pejeta after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch.
In the afternoon a ‘Spice’ game drive is planned. Besides the flamingos that Lake Nakuru is famous for, there are approximately 400 other species of birds found there.
In addition, a large variety of game can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game.
Overnight Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

After a leisure breakfast at your lodge, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park.
This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo.
After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.
Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see.

Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Mid-morning drive to Nairobi.

The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI SAMBURU ABERDARE LAKE NAKURU TOUR

5 Days Kenya Safari Samburu Aberdare Lake Nakuru Tour from Nairobi is an ingeniously crafted holiday that combines Samburu Game Reserve, Aberdare National Park and Lake Nakuru National Park.

This 5 Days Kenya Safaris Samburu Aberdare Lake Nakuru Tour safari offers spectacular wildlife game viewing, cultural activities in Samburu Game Reserve.

Samburu game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx.

The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings.

Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.

At the Aberdare National Park we are likely to see Elephant, rhino, leopard, Buffalo, bushbuck and occasionally an elusive bongo and giant forest hog.

Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, The Ark is a unique tree lodge with a veranda that overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick allowing undisturbed views of wildlife visiting the waterhole.

The other two lodges are The Tree Tops Lodge and the Serena Mountain Tree Lodge.

Lake Nakuru National Park you get to see huge flocks of flamingos, waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making interesting for game viewing.

5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI SAMBURU ABERDARE LAKE NAKURU TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Samburu Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we travel by road to Kenya’s Northern Frontier District. Wild and rugged, Samburu is fiercely beautiful with its arid savannahs watered by the lovely Uaso Nyiro River.

It is also one of Kenya’s most protected areas and home to species only found north of the equator, from the reticulated giraffe to Grevy’s zebras and Beisa oryxes.

1200 Hours: We arrive at our lodge/ camp and check-in. Lunch follows.

1530 Hours: In the afternoon we explore the park in search for Lions, Leopard, Cheetah, Buffalos etc.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Full Day In Samburu National Reserve

This two full days in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives.

Samburu game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx.

The elusive Kenya leopard is often known to visit the park, especially in the evenings. Other Kenyan wildlife present in the park includes cheetahs and lions, as well as elephants, buffalo and hippos.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at Samburu National Reserve, which boasts over 350 different species of birds including vultures, kingfishers, marabous, bateleurs, guinea fowl, Somali ostriches and others.

A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey can be arranged.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Larsens Tented Camp, Elephant Bedroom Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Sopa Lodge, Samburu Simba Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Samburu Game Reserve – Drive To Aberdare National Park

0800 Hours: Our safari departs after breakfast by road to the Aberdare National Park located 185 km.

The driving time is approximately 4 Hours. Our drive takes us south via Nanyuki and past Mount Kenya to the The Aberdare Country Club, nestled on the slopes of Mweiga Hill.

1200 Hours: Enjoy lunch at the Aberdare Country Club.

1430 Hours: Set off for the Ark tree lodge, located in the forest on mountain slopes of the Aberdare Mountains at 7,000 feet.

This outstanding lodge offers high altitude game viewing, including animals that are rarely encountered elsewhere: Giant forest hog, Bush pig, Tree Hyrax, large Spotted Genet, and the elusive Bongo Antelope.

Wildlife can be observed from different levels – and from outside where you can see, hear and smell everything and inside where you can sit with a cup of tea and stay warm and cozy.

You can put in a request to be awakened during the night if your favorite animals show up. A herd of Elephants might be just feet away and if you are lucky, a Leopard or large male Lion might put in an appearance.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Ark Tree Lodge, Treetops Lodge Aberdare

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Aberdare National Park – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Depart the Aberdare National Park to Lake Nakuru National Park located 160 Kilometers away.

1100 Hours: Arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park and proceed directly on a game-drive.

1300 Hours: Enjoy your lunch at the lodge/ camp.

1530 Hours: After lunch proceed on another game drive. Lake Nakuru bird life is world-renowned and offers over 400 species of both aquatic and terrestrial bird.

Lake Nakuru animals include: Black and White Rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey, eland, steenbok, impala, Chandlers Reed buck, dik dik, rock hyrax, klipspringer, hippo and clawless otter.

1830  Hours: Return back to your lodge/ camp.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel Nakuru, Jumuia Resort Nakuru

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive To Nairobi

0630 Hours: Our day starts with an early breakfast followed by a game drive where we can see hundreds of thousands of flamingos canopy the shallow edges of Lake Nakuru.

Pelicans and hundreds of other bird species will be seen. Possible to see includes both the black and white rhino, lions, warthogs, antelopes, baboons and many other animals.

1000 Hours: We return to the Hotel to freshen up, check-out and depart for Nairobi by road.

1100 Hours: A leisurely scenic 3 hour drive brings us to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon (between 1500-1600 Hours). We transfer to you to your hotel or residence.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI ABERDARE LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA TOUR

5 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Tour under the 5 Days Kenya Safaris is a very popular wildlife safari holiday. This tour includes a visit to the following National Parks: Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park and famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

The safari begins from Nairobi and travels to the Aberdare National Park. Wildlife seen in this high altitude national park includes Buffalo, Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Black leopard, Giant forest Hog, Bushbuck and the elusive Bongo antelope.

Two of Kenya’s Tree safari lodges are located in Aberdare National Park – Treetops and The Ark. Both provide excellent game viewing at night over the watering hole.

Our next stop is the famous Lake Nakuru National Park – renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including pelicans and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks. Other African animals including warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands and, occasionally, leopards.

The grand finale of this 5 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Lake Nakuru Masai Mara Tour is the Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together.

The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara. The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different bird’s species.

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI ABERDARE LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Aberdare Country Club/ Outspan – Drive To Treetop Lodge>Or The Ark Tree Lodge

0830 Hours: This morning we depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates of central Kenya to the Aberdare Country Club or the Outspan Hotel Nyeri for lunch.

1230 Hours: Arrive for lunch at The Aberdare Country Club or the Outspan Hotel Nyeri where you will be assisted with the check in formalities.

After lunch relax and enjoy a cup of tea/ coffee/ Hot chocolate before you are transferred to the Aberdare National Park.

You accommodations tonight are at either the Ark Tree Lodge or the Treetops Hotel. Nestled in the foothills of the Aberdare ranges, the lodges are famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole.

Boasting a remarkable record of wildlife sightings from their floodlit waterhole’s and salt licks, here we will enjoy the finest in high-altitude game viewing.

1530 Hours: We spend the afternoon/ evening and night watching wildlife from the comforts of our lodge.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Ark forest Tree Lodge or Treetops Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Aberdare Country Club or Outspan Hotel Nyeri
Budget Accommodation: Mboi Farmhouse Homestay

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Treetop Lodgeor The Ark Tree Lodge – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley, upon arrival proceed on a game-drive.

There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe. Among the predators are lions and leopards, the later being seen much more frequently in recent times.

The Park also has large sized python snakes that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

1300 Hours: Lunch then relax as you enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Nakuru National Park.

1500 Hours: An exciting game drive is planned for the afternoon. The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork.

It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for overnight

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Jumuia Nakuru Hotel, Merica Hotel Nakuru

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive To Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

1300 Hours: Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon ‘Spice” game drive.

1530 Hours: The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see.

Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4 : Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park.

Other animals include giraffes, jackals, gnus, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, Topi antelope, hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

For bird lovers, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded, including birds of prey.

You can enjoy a colorful view of birds such as vultures, ostriches, long-crested eagles, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, marabous, red-winged Schalow’s turacos many others.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

0630 Hours: Our day starts with an early breakfast followed by a game drive or for the adventurous guests who wants a sky-high view of wildlife from the air hot air balloon rides and safaris are the best way to travel over the massive Masai Mara park.

Hot air balloon rides last approximately an hour and a half and often take place at dawn. You will get a great view of the animals while you glide above them. Breakfast is prepared on the balloon burner upon landing.

1000 Hours: We return to the Hotel to freshen up, check-out and depart for Nairobi by road.

1100 Hours: A leisurely scenic 3 hour drive brings us to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon (between 1500 Hours-1600 Hours). We transfer to you to your hotel or residence.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI MASAI MARA LAKE NAKURU TOUR

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Tour in the 5 Days Kenya Safaris is a wildlife holiday to the Masai Mara for 3 Nights followed by 1 Night at the famous Lake Nakuru National Park.

Masai Mara National Reserve also known as Masai Mara or the Mara is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya.

Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together.

The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara. Other animals include zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

The 5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Tour lastly takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.

The Park has the largest Rhinoceros concentrations and predators like Lion, Cheetah and Leopard in Kenya.

Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.

The Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI MASAI MARA LAKE NAKURU TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To The Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: After a leisure breakfast at your Nairobi Hotel, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park.

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any new visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya.

Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

1200 Hours: Arrive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. After check-in we have lunch followed by some rest time.

1500 Hours: Depart for the afternoon game drive. The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo),

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion and other animals like zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Mahali Pazuri
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena, Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp, Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 & Day 3: Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or the Mara). We spend the day on morning and afternoon game-drives.

The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famouswildebeest migrationas the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Mahali Pazuri
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena, Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp, Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4:  Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley, upon arrival proceed on a game-drive.

There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe. Among the predators are lions and leopards, the later being seen much more frequently in recent times.

The Park also has large sized python snakes that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

1300 Hours: Lunch then relax as you enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Nakuru National Park.

1500 Hours: An exciting ‘Spice’ game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch.

The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork.

It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for overnight

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel, Jumuia Resort Nakuru

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive Back To Nairobi

0700 Hours: Enjoy breakfast at the camp/ lodge in Lake Nakuru.

0800 Hours: Depart for Nature walk/ game-drive and later drive back to Nairobi.

1600 – 1700 Hours: Arrive in Nairobi

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI LAKE NAIVASHA MAASAI MARA

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara tour in our 5 Days Kenya Safaris is a journey that takes you to Lake Naivasha and the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Lake Naivasha is great for water sport activities, nature walks amongst wildlife at Crescent Island, unique water bird viewing while on boat rides and possibility to go for cycling and Horse Riding.

While at Lake Naivasha you also have the possibilities of visiting Lake Nakuru National Park – renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.

Another optional tour while at Lake Naivasha is a visit to the Hell’s Gate National ParkThe park is situated on the edge of Lake Naivasha.

Activities allowed include Hiking/ Walking, Bicycling and Cycling, Horse Riding, Rock Climbing, Bird Watching, Photography and Wildlife Viewing.

After 2 nights at Lake Naivasha we travel to our next destination in the 5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Lake Naivasha Maasai Mara – the Masai Mara Game Reserve.  Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together.

The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara. Also known as Masai Mara or the Mara is home to the greatest concentration and diversity of wildlife in Kenya.

Animals include the zebras, antelope, Gnus, Oribis, Hyenas, Giraffes, Warthogs, Gazelles, Hartebeests, Hippos, and Crocodiles etc.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI LAKE NAIVASHA MAASAI MARA ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Lake Naivasha

0800 Hours: After breakfast at our hotel we depart by road for Lake Naivasha. Our accommodations are located right by Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake.

1000 Hours: We visit Elsamere – the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the Lioness Elsa, as told in her best-selling book and subsequent film: Born Free.

1230 Hours: Lunch at our lodge/ camp.

1400 Hours: We take a boat ride to Crescent Island. Many different types of animals are found in the Island as we take a walk with the expert resident naturalist. giraffes, waterbucks, wildebeest, gazelles, Impala, gik diks can be seen during the walk.

1800 Hours: We retire back at our cozy accommodations in Naivasha

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipia Resort, Kiboko Luxury Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Naivasha Simba Lodge, Sawela Lodge Naivasha
Budget Accommodation: Cray Fish Camp, Camp Carnellys, Fish Eagle Inn

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Day Trip Tour To Lake Nakuru Or Hellsgate National Parks

0800 Hours: After a delicious breakfast, we travel overland to Lake Nakuru National Park for a full day game viewing experience.

Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

1230 Hours: Lunch will be served at one of the lodges located in the game park, offering its own local specialties, served with fresh produce from the region.

Alternatively you can visit Hell’s Gate National Park, where you can walk, run or cycle alongside Giraffe, Zebra, Gazelles and other wildlife or you could also climb the Fischer’s Tower located in the park.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipia Resort, Kiboko Luxury Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Naivasha Simba Lodge, Sawela Lodge Naivasha
Budget Accommodation: Cray Fish Camp, Camp Carnellys, Fish Eagle Inn

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Drive To Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

1300 Hours: Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon ‘Spice” game drive.

1530 Hours: The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see.

Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park.

Other animals include giraffes, jackals, gnus, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, Topi antelope, hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

For bird lovers, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded, including birds of prey.

You can enjoy a colorful view of birds such as vultures, ostriches, long-crested eagles, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, marabous, red-winged Schalow’s turacos many others.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

0600 Hours: If you are not participating in the hot air balloon you enjoy morning tea/ coffee or hot chocolate followed by a morning game drive.

On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees.

0930 Hours: Return back to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

1000 Hours: Optional visit to an authentic Masai village (at an extra cost) to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

1100 Hours: Depart the Mara by road back to Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI MASAI MARA LAKE NAKURU TOUR

5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Tour in the 5 Days Kenya Safaris is a wildlife holiday to the Masai Mara for 3 Nights followed by 1 Night at the famous Lake Nakuru National Park.

Masai Mara National Reserve also known as Masai Mara or the Mara is situated within the Great Rift Valley in the southern part of Kenya.

Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together.

The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara. Other animals include zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

The 5 Days 4 Nights Kenya Safari Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Tour lastly takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.

The Park has the largest Rhinoceros concentrations and predators like Lion, Cheetah and Leopard in Kenya.

Lake Nakuru National Park is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.

The Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.

A large herd of hippos have a territory in the northern part of the lake, making for interesting game viewing.

5 DAYS 4 NIGHTS KENYA SAFARI MASAI MARA LAKE NAKURU TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To The Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: After a leisure breakfast at your Nairobi Hotel, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park.

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any new visitor traveling on a safari to Kenya.

Masai Mara is the best place to see the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

1200 Hours: Arrive in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. After check-in we have lunch followed by some rest time.

1500 Hours: Depart for the afternoon game drive. The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo),

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion and other animals like zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Mahali Pazuri
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena, Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp, Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2 & Day 3: Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve (also known as Masai Mara or the Mara). We spend the day on morning and afternoon game-drives.

The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famouswildebeest migrationas the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion.

Birdlife is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different birds species.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Kichwa Tembo, Bateleur Camp, Mahali Pazuri
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena, Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp, Ol Moran Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4:  Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Today we travel to the exotic Lake Nakuru National Park located in the Great Rift Valley, upon arrival proceed on a game-drive.

There are also a number of Rothschild’s giraffe. Among the predators are lions and leopards, the later being seen much more frequently in recent times.

The Park also has large sized python snakes that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

1300 Hours: Lunch then relax as you enjoy the spectacular view of Lake Nakuru National Park.

1500 Hours: An exciting ‘Spice’ game run is planned for the afternoon. The game in this Park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant.

The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch.

The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork.

It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

1830 Hours: Return to the lodge/ camp for overnight

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Lodge, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Hill Tented Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel, Jumuia Resort Nakuru

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Drive Back To Nairobi

0700 Hours: Enjoy breakfast at the camp/ lodge in Lake Nakuru.

0800 Hours: Depart for Nature walk/ game-drive and later drive back to Nairobi.

1600 – 1700 Hours: Arrive in Nairobi

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI LAKE NAKURU NAIVASHA MASAI MARA TOUR

5 Day Kenya Safari Lake Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Tour: Enjoy 1 Night in Lake Nakuru National Park followed by another Night at Lake Naivasha and 2 Nights in the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Game drives (shared) are in open-top safari vehicles, with experienced safari driver guides, to look for the Big Cats in the park

Our 5 Days Kenya Safaris Lake Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Tour begins with a journey to Lake Nakuru National Park – renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species, including huge flocks of flamingoes and many other water birds.

It is an excellent park for wildlife spotting and is home to many water-loving animals such as hippos and waterbucks.

Other animals present in the park include waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally leopards.

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake and is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Masai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.

The lake is home to a variety of wildlife; over 400 different species of bird have been reported. This freshwater lake is a birding paradise. There is a sizeable population of hippos in the lake.

Our next destination in the 5 Day Kenya Safari Lake Nakuru Naivasha Masai Mara Tour is the Masai Mara Game Reserve. The Masai Mara provides the best view of the famous wildebeest migration as the animals cross the Mara River between July and August.

The Mara is also home to the richest concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo), zebras, antelope, gnus, Oribis, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hippos, crocodiles and others.

The park has the largest concentration of African lions, including the black-maned lion. Bird-life is as plentiful as wildlife at the Masai Mara, which boasts over 400 different bird’s species.

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI LAKE NAKURU NAIVASHA MASAI MARA TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: Depart Nairobi at with picnic lunch boxes for Lake Nakuru National Park with a brief stopover at the Rift Valley view-point for a morning view of the Majestic Mt. Longonot and the breath-taking view of the Rift Valley.

1100 Hours: Arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park and proceed directly on a game-drive.

1300 Hours: Enjoy your picnic lunch at the Baboon cliff View-point. After lunch proceed on another game drive. Lake Nakuru bird life is world-renowned and offers over 400 species of both aquatic and terrestrial bird.

Lake Nakuru animals include: Black and White Rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey, eland, steenbok, impala, Chandlers Reed buck, dik dik, rock hyrax, klipspringer, hippo and clawless otter.

1800 Hours: Return back to our accommodations in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru Flamingo Tented Camp
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel Nakuru, Jumuia Nakuru

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive To Lake Naivasha

0630 Hours: After and early morning game drive we return to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

0900 Hours: Depart by road for Lake Naivasha. Our accommodations are located right by Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake.

1000 Hours: We visit Elsamere — the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with the Lioness Elsa, as told in her best-selling book and subsequent film: Born Free.

1230 Hours: Lunch at our lodge/ camp.

1400 Hours: We take a boat ride to Crescent Island. Many different types of animals are found in the Island as we take a walk with the expert resident naturalist. Giraffes, waterbucks, wildebeest, Gazelles, Impala, Dik diks can be seen during the walk.

1800 Hours: We retire back at our cozy accommodations in Naivasha

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Enashipia Resort, Kiboko Luxury Camp, Kiangazi Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Naivasha Sopa Lodge, Naivasha Simba Lodge, Sawela Lodge Naivasha
Budget Accommodation: Cray Fish Camp, Camp Carnellys, Fish Eagle Inn Hotel

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Drive To Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

1300 Hours: Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon ‘Spice” game drive.

1530 Hours: The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see.

Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation:
 Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park.

Other animals include giraffes, jackals, gnus, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, Topi antelope, hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

For bird lovers, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded, including birds of prey.

You can enjoy a colorful view of birds such as vultures, ostriches, long-crested eagles, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, marabous, red-winged Schalow’s turacos many others.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

0600 Hours: If you are not participating in the hot air balloon you enjoy morning tea/ coffee or Hot chocolate followed by a morning game drive.

On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees.

0930 Hours: Return back to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

1000 Hours: Optional visit to an authentic Masai village (at an extra cost) to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

1100 Hours: Depart the Mara by road back to Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS OL PEJETA LAKE NAIVASHA MASAI MARA LODGE SAFARI

5 Days Ol Pejeta Lake Naivasha Masai Mara Lodge Safari in this 5 Days Kenya Safaris begins with a visit to the famous Sweetwaters Game Reserve is 90,000-acre private ranch with magnificent views across the plains to the snow capped peaks of Mount Kenya.

This game sanctuary is the closest reserve to Nairobi (3.5 hours drive) home to all the big five game, and has the highest ratio of game-to-area of any park or reserve in Kenya.

Its popular waterhole is floodlit by night, providing excellent and secluded rarely seen game viewing. Game drives at Sweetwaters are indeed a pleasure.

Game viewing may also take the form of game walks accompanied by a resident Naturalist, game rides on horseback, Camel riding, night game drives and “bush” lunches or dinners.

The Chimpanzee Sanctuary is most informative and entertaining and should be visited while in the Game Reserve.

The Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and is the only place in Kenya where this highly endangered and remarkably intelligent species can be seen.

The Lake Naivasha and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions.

Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophloea, known as the yellow fever tree.

These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding destination. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores.

Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo populations sleep the day out in the shallows.

The Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary.

In the months of June and July each year, the wildebeests in their troops arrive at the Kenyan border, ready to cross the steep banks of the broad and fast flowing Mara River.

This crossing is truly the greatest episode of the entire migration. Hot on their heels are the predators of the savannah –lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

The banks of the Mara River provide one of the best vantage points to witness the drama.

The Mara also offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.

You will most likely see the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant. Not to mention numerous plain animals in this 5 Days Ol Pejeta Lake Naivasha Masai Mara Lodge Safari.

5 DAYS KENYA SWEETWATERS LAKE NAKURU MASAI MARA ROAD SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi Ol Pejeta Conservancy

This morning we travel by road to the heart of Kenya’s Laikipia region, Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

This 70,000-acre private preserve has views of the peaks of Mount Kenya and offers game drives into countryside many travelers never see.

We check into our tented camp or Lodge where we stay for the next two nights.

We have lunch in camp. Sweetwaters land, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and its sumptuous ranch were once the private domain of famed multi-millionaire, Adnan Kashoggi.

This afternoon game drive takes us to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary, a charming haven established by the Jane Goodall Institute to provide sanctuary to orphaned chimps, and the specially protected and fenced refuge of black rhino with its stunning forty specimens!

Overnight Accommodation: Sweetwaters Tented Camp, Kicheche Camp, Ol pejeta House
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy – Lake Naivasha 

Breakfast will be served at the lodge followed by check out. The Safari adventure today takes you to the sparkling waters of Lake Naivasha arriving at the lodge in time for lunch.
Lake Naivasha is the highest of the Great Rift Valley lakes and the second largest freshwater lake in Kenya. The lake has no known outlet, usually a requirement for a freshwater lake and is home to over 450 species of birds.
Spend the afternoon at leisure or have several optional activities such as nature walk, biking, bird walk along the shore of the lake and visit to Crescent Island.

There also cultural dance, horse riding, rock climbing, boat trips in the lake excursions to Hell’s Gate National Park, one of the few remaining places where you can walk alongside wildlife.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge or Similar
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Naivasha – Drive Masai Mara

We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Masai Mara.
This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo.
>After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.
Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see.

Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Mid-morning drive to Nairobi.The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.
Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI AMBOSELI NAKURU MASAI MARA TOUR

5 Days Kenya Safari Amboseli Nakuru Masai Mara Tour is a budget 5 day road safari encompassing some of Kenya’s leading National Parks and Reserves.

See Amboseli National Park, famous for its views of Mount Kilimanjaro and good numbers of elephants, Lake Nakuru with its diverse wildlife and distinctive soda lakes, and the world-renowned Masai Mara.

Travel is by private vehicle just for you or your group (minimum 1 person) and with an expert driver-guide. Flexible departures (any day).

This comprehensive 5 day Kenya safari is ideal for those wanting to see the best of Kenya but on a budget.

Starting from Nairobi, this 5 Days Kenya Safari Amboseli Nakuru Masai Mara Tour heads to Amboseli – an area dominated by the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro – then through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park before ending in the Masai Mara, an area renowned for its big cats.

5 DAYS KENYA SAFARI AMBOSELI NAKURU MASAI MARA TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Amboseli National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast at the hotel in Nairobi we depart by road and drive through the scenic Athi Plains and into the bush country of Amboseli National Park.

Amboseli is home to the legendary Masai tribesmen and famous for huge herds of Elephant.

1200 Hours: Upon arrival at our lodge we check-in and lunch follows. Later we have some time to relax, swim and enjoy the camps/lodge grounds.

1530 Hours: We have our afternoon tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate before setting out on the afternoon game drive.

Amboseli offers some of the best opportunities to see African animals because its vegetation is sparse due to the long dry months.

Amboseli National Park is home to wild animals, which include the African elephant, buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffes, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals.

There is also a host of Kenya birds, both large and small, to see if you keep your eyes open and stop at every sighting.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Tortilis Camp, Tawi Lodge Amboseli
Mid-Range Accommodation: Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp, Amboseli Sidai Budget Camp

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Amboseli National Park – Drive To Lake Nakuru National Park

0800 Hours: After breakfast we head back towards Nairobi and continue driving through the stunning scenery of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley to explore Lake Nakuru National Park.

Along the way we make a brief stopover at the Rift Valley view-point for a morning view of the Majestic Mt. Longonot and the breath-taking view of the Rift Valley.

1100 Hours: Arrive in Lake Nakuru National Park and proceed directly on a game-drive.

1300 Hours: Enjoy your picnic lunch at the Baboon cliff View-point. After lunch proceed on another game drive. Lake Nakuru bird life is world-renowned and offers over 400 species of both aquatic and terrestrial bird.

Lake Nakuru animals include: Black and White Rhino, buffalo, leopard, lion, Rothschild’s giraffe, White and Black Colobus monkey, eland, steenbok, impala, Chandlers Reed buck, dik dik, rock hyrax, klipspringer, hippo and clawless otter.

1800 Hours: Return to your accommodation in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Accommodation Options
Luxury Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Sarova Lion Hill Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru Flamingo Tented Camp
Budget Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge, Merica Hotel Nakuru, Jumuia Nakuru

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive To Masai Mara Game Reserve

0800 Hours: This morning we depart the hotel after breakfast and drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino.

1300 Hours: Lunch at our Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon ‘Spice” game drive.

1530 Hours: The Mara Game Reserve is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see.

Residents among the Park’s are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousand of plain game including Impala, Zebra, Topi, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

1830 Hours: Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Full Day In The Masai Mara Game Reserve

Our full day in the Masai Mara Game Reserve will be spared for the search of the big cats of the Masai Mara and the spectacular view of the famous migration.

All of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and buffalo) can be spotted here. Herds of plains zebras are found throughout the park.

Other animals include giraffes, jackals, gnus, warthogs, gazelles, hartebeests, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, Topi antelope, hippos and crocodiles in the Mara River.

For bird lovers, the Mara birds come in every color and size. More than 400 bird species have already been recorded, including birds of prey.

You can enjoy a colorful view of birds such as vultures, ostriches, long-crested eagles, pygmy falcons, secretary birds, marabous, red-winged Schalow’s turacos many others.

Accommodation Options:
Luxury Accommodation: Olare Mara Kempinski, Mahali Mzuri Safari CampOlonana Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Accommodation: Rhino Tourist Tented Camp or Mara Acacia Camp, Mara Springs Camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive To Nairobi

0600 Hours: If you are not participating in the hot air balloon you enjoy morning tea/ coffee or Hot chocolate followed by a morning game drive.

On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees.

0930 Hours: Return back to the lodge/ camp for breakfast.

1000 Hours: Optional visit to an authentic Masai village (at an extra cost) to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.

1100 Hours: Depart the Mara by road back to Nairobi arriving in late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI ABERDARE SAMBURU MERU NATIONAL PARK

5 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Samburu Meru National Park from the 5 Days Kenya Safaris tour from Nairobi explores the Aberdare National Park; where guest enjoy game viewing from the comforts of lodge balconies and lounges.

Our 5 Days 4 Nights Safari also visits 2 premier parks and game reserves of Kenya located in the north of the equator: namely Samburu Game Reserve and Meru National Park.

We begin our 5 Day Kenya Safari Aberdare Samburu Meru National Park with a visit to the Aberdare National Park located 160 kilometers (99 miles) from Nairobi.

The park animals include Elephants, lions, rhinos, black leopard and the elusive bongo antelope. Bird watching and Trout fishing are some of the other activities you can do while at the Aberdare.

We spend a night enjoying nocturnal animal viewing at one of the two lodges in the park – Treetops and The Ark. Both provide excellent game viewing at night over the watering hole.

Samburu national reserve lies 185 kilometers north of the Aberdare National Park and derives its name from the Samburu people of Kenya.

The reserve’s landscape is mainly open savannah (grassland) with clusters of acacia trees, forest, thorn trees and grassland vegetation.

The game reserve is renowned for its rare species of animals unique to the park, namely: the long necked gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe and Beisa onyx. Other animals include cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks etc.

Meru National Park incorporates Bisanadi, Kora, Rahole and Mwingi National Reserves and is situated 90 km south of Samburu Game Reserve.

Game viewing includes elephants, hippos, lions, leopards and cheetahs. There are also some rare antelope, including the Lesser Kudu, duiker and dik-dik, buffalo, hartebeests, giraffes and gazelles.

5 DAY KENYA SAFARI ABERDARE SAMBURU MERU NATIONAL PARK ITINERARY

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive To Tree Hotel (Aberdare National Park)

0800 Hours: This morning we depart Nairobi and proceed north, driving through lush tea and coffee estates to The Ark forest Lodge, Treetops Lodge or Serena Mountain Lodge.

Nestled in the foothills between Aberdare and Mount Kenya National Park, the lodges are famous for high perches and balconies, overlooking a salt lick and waterhole.

Aberdare National Park is home to the second largest population of black rhinos, which are an endangered species.

Other animals that may be observed in the park include African lions, leopards, baboons, and black and white Colobus monkeys and Sykes monkeys.

There are also over 250 species of birds, including hawks, goshawks, eagles, sunbirds and plovers.

Overnight at the Ark forest Lodge or Serena Mountain Lodge or Treetops Lodge

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Treetops Lodge, Ark forest Lodge, Serena Mountain Lodge
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Tree Hotel – Drive To Samburu National Reserve

0900 Hours: After breakfast drive north to Samburu National Reserve – a rugged and semi-desert park located in Samburu district in the Rift Valley Province of Kenya.

The park neighbors the homes of the Samburu tribe of Kenya, a tribe known for their remote culture, pastoral and nomadic way of life.

1200 Hours: We arrive in time for lunch at our lodge/ camp. Enjoy some rest time before the afternoon game drive.

1530 Hours: An afternoon game drive will introduce you to the animals which are found in the park.

These include cheetahs, lions, leopards, impalas, buffalo, hippos, and dik-diks, as well as the native gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, reticulated giraffe, Beisa Oryx, Elephants and Nile crocodiles in the river.

1830 Hours: Return back to the camp or lodge before sunset.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Elephant Bedroom Camp, Saruni Samburu Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Explore Samburu National Reserve

This full day in the Samburu Game Reserve will be spent searching for the big five, the Samburu five and observing the vast unspoiled scenery during morning and afternoon game viewing drives.

The park is plentiful with crocodiles that bask on muddy riverbanks and velvet monkeys that frolic in the late afternoon sun.

Samburu is renowned for its rare species of fauna known as the ‘Samburu five’.

These five particular animals are usually only found north of the equator – the long necked gerenuk, the reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra, beisa oryx and the Somali ostrich.

A camel-back safari is a specialty in Samburu, as well as a cultural visit to the Samburu people who depend on their cattle, goat, sheep and donkey can be arranged.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Elephant Bedroom Camp, Saruni Samburu Lodge
Mid-Range Accommodation: Samburu Simba Lodge, Sarova Shaba Game Lodge
Budget Accommodation: Lion King Bush Camp Samburu

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Samburu – Drive To Meru National Park

0630 Hours: A morning game drive in this wild but splendid reserve.

1000 Hours: Continue to Meru National Park arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Meru National Park achieved worldwide fame with its association to Joy Adamson’s Born Free.

Meru National Park has a wide range of wildlife including elephant, hippopotamus, lion, leopard, cheetah, reticulated giraffe, and zebra.

The bird life is also impressive and there are roughly 280 recorded species.

Accommodation Options: 
Luxury Accommodation: Elsa Kopjes Lodge, Leopard Rock Lodge, Offbeat Meru Camp
Mid-Range Accommodation: Ikweta Safari Camp, Murera Springs Eco Lodge, Ikweta Country Inn Maua Meru
Budget Accommodation: Westwind Hotel, Three Steers Hotel, Gatimene Gardens

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5: Meru National Park – Drive To Nairobi

0630 Hours – 0830 Hours: Enjoy an early morning Game-drive. Return back to your lodge/ hotel for a proper sit down English breakfast.

1000 Hours: Check-out of the hotel and depart by road back to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}