- Birds viewing including famous flamingos and pelican in Lake Nakuru
- View all the big five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo) in Maasai Mara
- The annual animal migration in July and August is spectacular
- Optional air balloon game viewing
This 4-day safari covers Lake Nakuru National park and the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Lake Nakuru is famous for unique bird species, particularly the flamingos which are in thousands at the lake. The Pelican is also present in this park. Animal species include the Buffalo, the White Rhino, Zebra and Giraffe.
The Maasai Mara has all the animal species found in Kenya and is the most famous and most frequented park. The world famous annual animal migration takes place here. Visitors get the spectacular view of hundreds of thousands of animals move between the Serengeti national park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Please note that this safari trip is budget and you will be staying at camps and lodges which won't have the facilities like a hotel. However, your game viewing experience won't be compromised.
Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1. Nairobi/Lake Nakuru
Drive from Nairobi towards the Rift Valley Escarpment to Lake Nakuru National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at Nakuru Merica Hotel. Have a game drive in the afternoon and back to the Hotel for overnight stay. Lake Nakuru, the home of the famous flamingos, is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and park grassland. In this park you will see Flamingos, Pelicans, herds of buffaloes and the rare Rhino.
Day 2. Nakuru/Maasai Mara
Depart Nakuru Merica Hotel for Maasai Mara, arriving in time for lunch at Mara Sopa Tented Camp. Have an afternoon game drive and get back to the lodge for the evening.
This is one of the most spectacular and most popular game reserves in Kenya. The wildlife can be divided into mammals, birds and reptiles. Many of the mammals can be divided into carnivores, primates and ungulates (hooved animals).
Carnivores include cheetah, genet, hyena, jackal, leopard, lion, mongoose and wild dog. Primates include baboon, bush baby and monkey. Odd-toed ungulates include rhino and zebra. Even-toed ungulates include buffalo, giraffe, hippo, warthog and antelope (bush buck, dik dik, duiker, eland, gazelle, hartebeest, impala, klipspringer, kudu, oribi, reed buck, roan antelope, water buck and wildebeest). The so-called "Big Five" are Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhinoceros. The "Big Nine" extends this to include Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and Hippo.
Day 3. Full day Maasai Mara
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve. Stay at the Mara Sopa Tented Camp for overnight.
Day 4. Masai Mara/ Nairobi
Have a morning game drive and depart Maasai Mara for Nairobi. Have lunch at the Carnivore restaurant and a city tour in the afternoon. Visit the Maasai Market where you could get the last souvenir before moving to the airport for a flight home in the evening.