A contrast of both fresh water Lake Naivasha and salt water lake Nakuru crowned with a visit to the epic Masai Mara safari land.
Why you’ll love this safari tour
Lake Naivasha the venue where Colombia Pictures ‘Sheena the Queen of the Jungle (1984) was filmed and part of Angelina Jolie’s ‘Tomb Raider’ (2001). It has the Hell’s gate National park with hot water geysers and the Olkaria Geothermal Power plants. Lake Nakuru will amaze you with its spectacular birdlife, White rhinos and tree climbing lions, whereas the Masai Mara will fascinate you with the red adorned inhabitants and a rich variety of both fauna and flora.
Day 1: JKIA to Lake Nakuru National Park
Pick up from JKIA and transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park. This Park is known as the World’s greatest Bird Spectacle. You expect to see greater and lesser flamingos, waterbucks, buffalos rhinos and tree climbing lions. Arrive for lunch and after relaxing proceed for game drive. Dinner and overnight Lake Nakuru KWS guest house or WCK guest house.
Day 2: Lake Naivasha
Early morning game drive, thereafter leave for Lake Naivasha where you have the option of hiking up Mt Longonot or visiting Hell’s Gate National Park where you hike through the Oljorwa Gorge to see hot water springs and elaborate geographic features visit one of the power generating geysers, a boat ride could be arranged, dinner and overnight at Fisherman’s camp or similar.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara National Reserve
After breakfast depart for Masai Mara, passing the twin volcanoes of Suswa and Longonot situated in The Great Rift Valley. On reaching Narok, the administrative centre of the district, lunch will be served. Arrival at camp is approximately 15:00hrs. After settling in we go out for a game drive in The Masai Mara Game Reserve. Return to camp at 18:00hrs, dinner and a chat around the campfire before retiring for the night.
Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast at 06:30hrs. Thereafter depart for a day’s game drive in the game reserve. The views, lighting and variety of game remain unsurpassed by other game reserves, with common sightings of some and sometimes all the big and little five (rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo and leopard). Lunch will be served enroute. Your drive back to camp will follow a different route arriving before sunset. Dinner and chat around the campfire before retiring for the night.
Day 5: Masai Mara National Reserve
Early morning game drive to catch the animals at their most active before the sun heats up the area and they all go into hiding. Returning to camp mid morning for breakfast thereafter relax at camp or take guided walks to the surrounding hills or for those interested a drive to one of the lodges for swim to ward off the heat. Returning in time to go back to the park for evening game drives or a repeat of day four’s itinerary only on different routes. Return to camp for dinner and a chat around the fire before retiring for the night. Alternatively a full day game drive with picnic lunch can be arranged discuss options with driver guide night before.
Day 6: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi
Depart for an early morning game drive, which will enable you to catch the animals in the cool of the morning when they are at their liveliest. Thereafter return for breakfast before packing and departing for the return trip to Nairobi. Your approximated time of arrival will be 16:00hrs.
Cost Per Person per day
$180 – $420 PPS/Day
6 Days – 5 Nights
Best Time To Go
June to October, January to February
Min: 2 People
Suitable for all ages
Safari styled vehicles
July to November, January and February
- Transport in safari vehicles
- English speaking driver/guide
- Full board on safari
- Accommodation in sharing tents
- Toilets and showers camp style
- Staffing as necessary
- Camp fees
- Park fees
- Medical and evacuation insurance (available on request)
- Expenses of a personal nature
- Tips and gratuities
- Drinks including bottled water
- Personal laundry
- Homestead visits (variable – best negotiated through driver/guide)
- Walking fees $15
Recommended to bring
- Hat, sunglasses and light clothing during the daytime
- Warm clothing for the cool evenings
- Comfortable walking shoes
- Camera, binoculars
- Personal toiletries including soap, towels
- Insect repellent
- Malaria medication as recommended by your doctor
- Antiseptic cream and liquid
- Sunscreen SPF 35
- Bottled water
- Reading material