5 Days Fabulous Flamingoes & Masaai Mara
The spectacular Lake Nakuru National park for Ornithological safari. Watch the African “Big Five” - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lions, leopard, etc
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Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, we will be there to meet and transfer you to hotel booked on bed and breakfast basis. Overnight stay at Hemingways Nairobi
Day 1: Nairobi -to-Masaai Mara Game - Reserve:
Pick-up from your hotel after breakfast 07:00-am for Masaai Mara driving southwest via the Great Rift Valley view-point where you’ll stop for 15-20 minutes to see the panoramic and breathtaking-views. Descend the escarpment and drive through the Hemingway-trails to Masai Mara, lunch served on the way. After lunch, proceed to Masai Mara arriving in good time for game drive in the park until sunset.
You will spend two nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic of Mara, a spectacular watch for many millennia that has put Masai Mara the worlds 7th wonder!. Dinner & overnight-stay &Beyond Kichwa Tembo.
Day 2: Explore the Magic of Masaai Mara
Depart after breakfast at 07:00-am for a full-day of game-viewing-drive across the rich savannah, Hemingway trails and rolling hills. The famous Masaai Mara is renowned for its abundance of great animal herd. It’s a wildlife paradise! Virtually every type of animal is to be found here… we’re doing a full day of game-drive today to maximize your chances of new discoveries, new experiences and enjoyments to the fullest!
Spotted; speckled and dotted are the meanings of “Mara”. This is the descriptive name given by the Maasai people for this beautiful land of trees, shrub, savannah grassland and shadows made by clouds that hover over the plains. Afternoon and evening game drive, and then back to &Beyond Kichwa Tembo for a deserved hot shower, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara -to-Lake Nakuru National Park
Pre-breakfast game drive from 06:30-am to 10:00-am, back to the lodge/camp for your full breakfast. Visit the Maasai ‘’manyatta’’ [villages] thereafter depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, lunch served on the way arriving Lake Nakuru in the evening for dinner and overnight-stay.
The Great Rift Valley was formed millions of years ago. Stretching some 6,000 miles from Jordan/Northern-Africa to Mozambique-South Africa, it’s the largest Rift on Earth. In Kenya, the rift gave rise to many lakes that have become a habitat for diverse wildlife. One such lake is Lake Nakuru- alkaline lake. Famously Lake Nakuru attracts seasonal vast numbers of fabulously coloured pink flamingos to its shallow waters, Hippos, various animals, white and black rhinos, giraffes; tree climbing lions, leopards and a profusion of birds are also present at the lake. Dinner and overnight at the Sarova Lionhill Lodge
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National –to- Lake Naivasha / Hells Gate Park
After an early breakfast, proceed for a morning game drive in Lake Nakuru Park known for its migratory thousands of flamingoes and other water birds species. This is the only park in Kenya to see the white and black rhinos, buffaloes and tree climbing lions. Proceed to Lake Oloiden in Naivasha to see flamingoes and other birds’ species. Visit Hells Gate Park and have a swim in the natural spar swimming-pool (Note: remember to bring your swimming costumes). Dinner and overnight at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Lake Naivasha/ Hells Gate -to- Nairobi
After breakfast, visit local fishermen at the beach, try your fishing-skills using a canoe for about one hour. After lunch, proceed to Nairobi to arrive late afternoon. Wishing you a holiday safari of a lifetime!!