5 Days Flamingoes & Savannah Expedition
Nairobi | Maasai Mara | Lake Nakuru | Lake Naivasha | Depart
5 Days Flamingoes & Savannah Expedition
Visit the Great Rift Valley for its stunning vistas, panoramic & breathtaking views. Experience an excellent combination of wildlife-rich Maasai Mara, culture and stunning landscapes. Watch the African “Big Five” animals - elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, leopards etc. Expert local driver-guide dedicated and attentive to your needs throughout the safari.
Days 1-2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
We pick-you-up and drive you from your hotel to Masaai Mara via the Great Rift Valley where you’ll stop for panoramic and breathtaking-views. Descend the escarpment to arrive at Narok-town for lunch. After lunch, proceed to Masaai Mara arrive for late afternoon/early evening game drive in the park until sunset. Spend two nights here to explore, discover and experience the magic of Masaai Mara, a spectacular watch of the Famous Great Migration of millions of wildebeest’s migration for many millennia that has put Masaai Mara the world’s 7th wonder! Dinner & overnight at Mara Explorer Camp.
Mara Explorer Camp is located where four of the Masai Mara’s prime safari areas converge. The camp offers some of Kenya’s best wildebeest migration viewing. This exclusive tented camp occupies the southern banks of the Talek River, where four of the Masai Mara’s prime gameviewing areas converge. There are just 10 luxurious river-facing tents in total at Mara Explorer Camp, each furnished with four-poster beds, antique storage chests and open-air claw-footed bathtubs with views over the African bush. Dining at Mara Explorer Camp takes place in an atmospheric riverside dining area, which adjoins a plush lounge and well-stocked library. Guests are also able to use the freeform swimming pool or purchase souvenirs and other essentials at neighbouring sister camp Mara Intrepids.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is a wildlife paradise! Virtually every type of animal is to be found here. You will do full day game-drives 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.
Day 3: Lake Nakuru National Park
Pre-breakfast game drive from 06:30-am to 09:30-am, see leopards, cheetahs, lioness hunting. This has been considered the best time to see the cats as they go on a hunting spree before sun-rises on the horizon. Back to your camp for a full breakfast, then visit the Maasai village [manyatta] and later depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. lunch served on the way arriving at Lake Nakuru hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight-stay at the Sarova Lionhill Game Lodge.
Scenic Lake Nakuru is Kenya’s most popular national park. The park’s main feature is a large, shallow lake supporting great birdlife, including big flocks of pelicans and variable flocks of flamingos. The lake was once famous for its flamingos, however, since 2012, conditions have become unfavorable for these birds and most have moved to other Rift Valley lakes.
Day 4: Lake Naivasha
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 stay at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge.
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge is set in one hundred and fifty acres of grassland studded with Acacia bushes and trees, the resort is not only home to our resident giraffe, waterbuck and both Vervet and Colobus monkeys, but it is also a night stop for the hippos when they leave the lake every night to come and trim the grass on our expansive lawns.
Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge has 21 cottages with each having 2 ground floor rooms and 2 upper floor rooms adding up to 84 rooms. 6 of the 21 cottages have interconnecting rooms which makes them ideal for families. 2 of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. The rooms have either king-size or queen-size beds. Stone walls with creepers and bougainvilleas are quintessential to the design of the cottages. Facilities, activities and amenities include; Bird watching, board games, swimming pool, conference hall, gift shop, laundry, nature walk, outdoor dining hall, on request at a cost – sundowners, horse-riding, fishing, water sports, cycling and nature trails, bird walks, boat trips and day trips to nearby Crescent Island, Elsemere and Hells Gate National Park..
Day 5: Departure, Transfer 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.
Tour Inclusions and Exclusions
- Meet on arrival at point of entry/exit, Transfer to/ from the hotel
- Accommodation as stipulated in respective itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- Transport in a 4x4 Safari Cruisers / Safari-mini-vans with pop-up-roof
- Park Entry fees to the National Parks & National Game Reserves
- Professional safari guide
- All the game drives as per the safari programme above
- Bottled drinking-mineral water throughout the safari
- Flying Doctor service -Africa Air Rescue for emergencies
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended)
- Premium Drinks
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Any excursions not mentioned in itinerary
- Tips and gratuities
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