There are so many safaris that you can pick and choose from, or bolt together to form your complete holiday.

5 Day Lake Nakuru, Mt Longonot, Maji Moto & Masai Mara

Destinations: Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Mount Longonot
Highlights: Big five, wildebeest migration (July-October), variety of scenery and animals, birdlife, trekking Mt Longonot, Maasai culture.

Day 1: Nairobi – Nakuru
Depart from Nairobi heading north stopping for spectacular views over the Great Rift Valley. On the way you will see Mt Longonot, Lake Naivasha, road-side markets, and Lake Elementiata. At Lake Nakuru National Park you will enjoy lunch and a full afternoon game drive. Pass through acacia forest, open plains, stop for clifftop views, and even drive down to the lake shore.

Nakuru is famous for blue lake and pink rim, being home to thousands of flamingo that wade in the shallows of the lake. Once home to a third of the world’s flamingo population, numbers do fluctuate depending on water levels. The park is also renowned for the opportunity to spot some of Kenya’s rarest animals - the black rhino, white rhino, leopard and Rothchild’s giraffe.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Camping: WCK Cottage

Day 2: Nakuru – Mt Longonot – Maji Moto
After breakfast, depart Nakuru and head south, passing through Naivasha town and onto Mt Longonot. At the main gate of the National Park you begin the hike up the dormant volcano, rising over 630 metres to the rim of the crater at 2776 metres above sea level. The walk is very steep and craggy in parts and a trek encircling the rim and back to the gate is around nine kilometres. From the rim, there are spectacular views into the crater as well as the surrounding landscape taking in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha, open plains, towns and small villages. The crater floor is carpeted by a forest of trees which is home to all sorts of wildlife including zebra, giraffe, buffalo and hartebeest.

From Mt Longonot, head west across the floor of the Rift Valley to the Maasai village of Maji Moto. Here you will be met by your Maasai hosts and check into your traditional Maasai manyatta (tourist standard). Dinner and overnight at the cultural village.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping: Maji Moto Cultural Camp

Day 3: Maji Moto – Masai Mara  
Enjoy the morning with the Maasai community visiting the hot springs, and learning about the many projects that they operate to assist their own community – including a widows village, school, beadwork project and medical clinic. Depart the village and drive through Maasai land towards the Masai Mara Reserve. It is possible to see animals at any point, so keep an eye out. After lunch, proceed into the reserve for an afternoon game drive. Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping:Fisi Camp

Day 4: Masai Mara  
Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the hippo pools and across to the Serengeti. Return to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Kenya’s most popular reserve, the Masai Mara covers 1,510 sqkm and is an extension of the Serengeti eco system. Although animal populations are good year round, the spectacular migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July to October is what many come to see. Resident large animals are varied, plentiful and easy to see, with around 100 species recorded including the ‘big five’ - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - as well as giraffe, hippo, cheetah, hyena, zebra and numerous species of antelope. The reserve is also rich in birdlife with over 450 species seen in recent times, including many spectacular birds of prey.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping: Fisi Camp

Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi  
After breakfast, undertake a morning game drive before departing the Masai Mara for Nairobi – where you will arrive around 17:00.

Meals: breakfast, lunch
Options1 PAX2 PAX3 PAX4+ PAX
 Camping1720 1040 820 700 
 Park Fees280 280 280 280 

* Prices are Per Person in (USD). Add the price and the fees.

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 5
  • Nights: 4
  • Transport: Drive, Trek/walk
  • Code: KS508
  • Included: Transport to/from Nairobi, park entry fees, accommodation, meals while on safari, Maasai cultural village visit.
  • Not Included: Personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, tips, drinks.
  • Don't Forget: Sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm fleece for cool evenings, torch, camera, binoculars.
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