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

5 Day Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru & Lake Naivasha

Destinations: Masai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Naivasha, Crater Lake Conservancy
Highlights: Big five, wildebeest migration (July-October), variety of scenery and animals, birdlife, boatride on lake.

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
We depart in the morning initially heading North from Nairobi, stopping for magnificent views over the Great Rift Valley. We then begin our descent West over the escarpment and drive along the floor of the Rift Valley to the Masai town of Narok. After a stop for lunch, we proceed to the Masai Mara Game Reserve with game viewing enroute to the overnight camp.
And don’t forget the Masai Mara is not fenced and that you can look out for animals not long after departing Narok. The Masai Mara Conservancy supports extensive wildlife and is a migration corridor to other parks and reserves.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Camping: Fisi Camp

Day 2: Masai Mara
Enjoy a full day game viewing with picnic lunch on the Mara River over-looking the Hippo Pools and the Serengeti. One of Kenya’s premier reserves, the Masai Mara is an extension of the Serengeti and world famous for the spectacular migration of thousands of wildebeest and zebra during the months of July and October. The Mara is also rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded. These include the “Big Five” - elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino - as well as giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo and numerous species of antelope. The reserve is also rich in birdlife with over 480 species recorded in recent times. Return to camp for dinner and overnight stay.
If you are visiting during the migration period and wish to view this amazing spectical more extensively, we would suggest adding an extra day in the Masai Mara.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping: Fisi Camp

Day 3: Masai Mara - Nakuru
After breakfast we undertake a short morning game drive or you have the option of taking a walk with the moran to visit a local manyatta and learn a little about the life of a nomadic pasturalist. Then depart the Mara and proceed via Narok to the Rift Valley town of Nakuru, where we arrive late afternoon. Overnight and dinner at the camp or hotel close to Nakuru.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping: WCK Cottage

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, enter Lake Nakuru National Park, which is famous for the thousands of flamingo that inhabit the shores of the lake. In recent times, the water level of the lake has fluctuated greatly and this has affected the numbers of resident flamingos. Although perhaps most importantly, the Reserve has been established as a rhino sanctuary and black and white rhino are frequently seen on game drives - along with buffalo, lion, giraffe, waterbuck, and the elusive leopard.

Picnic lunch in the park, then mid afternoon, depart for Lake Naivasha. We pass through Naivasha town and drive around the Southern end of the lake, past the flower farms to Fisherman’s camp. Set up camp for dinner and overnight stay.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Camping: Camp Carnelley's

Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Crater Lake - Elsamere - Nairobi
Depart from Fisherman’s camp and drive around to the south-western end of the lake to Lake Olodien.

Lake Olodien was once part of Lake Naivasha, but because of reducing water levels over the years, land has now appeared between the two lakes. Recently it has also become home to large numbers of flamingoes who have migrated from Lake Nakuru (because of reduced water and algae levels). You can also see hippo and a large flock of cormorants which are protected there.

Proceed to Crater Lake Conservancy Area where you will walk to the rim of the beautiful volcanic crater for views down to the emerald-green crater lake. In recent times, flamingo populations have boomed, having also migrated from Lake Nakuru to take up residence here. With your guide you can walk through the conservancy area spotting plains animals including giraffe, eland and antelope, while admiring the various species of plants and spotting some of the 400 species of birds reported in this area.

For lunch we will proceed to Elsamere, home to the late Joy and George Adamson, of Born Free fame. After a amazing lunch relaxing in the beautiful gardens overlooking the lake, you will enjoy a hour-long boat ride on Lake Naivasha. This is a great opportunity to try to spot may of the water dwellers, we well as some of the lake’s fish preditors, like kingfishers and fish eagles.

After the boat ride, relax in the gardens or explore the nature walks of the Elsamere Conservation Centre - as well as enjoying afternoon tea! You can also watch a video about the Adamsons and their conservancy work, and see atrifacts and paintings in their museum. And don’t worry if you can’t eat all of the cakes – the family of black and white colobus monkeys, as well as a variety of birds will no doubt be on hand to help – it seems they have developed a sweet tooth! Late afternoon, return to Nairobi.

Meals: breakfast, lunch

Options1 PAX2 PAX3 PAX4+ PAX
 Camping1840 1075 825 720 
 Park Fees270 270 270 270 

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

  • Countries: Kenya
  • Days: 5
  • Nights: 4
  • Transport: Drive
  • Code: K502
  • Included: Transport to/from Nairobi, game drives, park entry fees, campsite fees and accommodation, guide, meals while on safari.
  • Not Included: Personal insurance, visas, sleeping bag, items of a personal nature, drinks, tips.
  • Don't Forget: Sleeping bag, sunhat, sunscreen, insect repellent, warm fleece, torch, camera, binoculars and drinking water.
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