The Masai Mara, now the new 7th wonder of the world and 4th most preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine The annual migration of the wildebeest and the zebras starts from the Serengeti as they search for water and pasture while at the same time being followed on their heels by the predators of the savannah; Lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. It hosts over 450 species of animals which includes lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. Everything about Masai Mara is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of prey. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well-spread rainfall year-round. Rain, when it falls almost always chooses the late afternoon or night.
Lake Nakuru, Nakuru, being the 4th largest city in Kenya and strategically situated between Nairobi and Western Kenya, serves as a transit destination for many travellers. It is located about three hours away from Nairobi. Nakuru’s weather is favourable all year round, and there are many great places to visit within and around this region. Nakuru is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Kenya as the regions around the town are not only agriculturally rich but also with a wide range of tourist attractions including Lake Nakuru National Park known for flamingos, Lake Elementaita, Menengai crater for hiking and Prehistoric Sites and Museums.
5 Days / 4 Nights
Day 01: Nairobi
(BB) Jambo Kenya! After arrival in Nairobi, you will be taken to your hotel for an overnight stay, where you will be on bed and breakfast.
Day 02: Drive towards Lake Nakuru national park
(FB) Head towards Lake Nakuru national park where you should arrive in time for a hot lunch, before commencing your afternoon game drive and enjoying the national park often said to make tourists ‘spoilt for choice’.
Day 03: Begin your journey to Masai Mara
(FB) After a breakfast full of pastries, cakes and everything good, depart Nairobi to begin your drive towards Masai Mara. Arrive in time for hot lunch at the lodge perfectly positioned at the confluence of the Mara which sit alongside the riverbank and offer luxurious accommodation. This is an unrivalled position for wildlife spotting and is close to the action during the annual wildebeest migration. The lodge is located within the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve at the confluence of the Mara River. Proceed for a rewarding afternoon game drive till evening.
Day 04: Masai Mara
(FB) Spend a full day enjoying Morning / Afternoon game drives or Full day game drives within the extensive and beautiful Mara reserve looking out for the big five with all meals being served at the lodge. You will guided by the expert driver guides to spot the Great Migration & the big five game among other like, Thomson’s and Grant's gazelle, Topi and Eland and many more species of plains' game offer a rich choice of food for the dominant predators; lion, leopard and cheetah which hunt in this pristine wilderness. In the Mara River, hippo submerges at the approach of a vehicle only to surface seconds later to snort and grumble their displeasure. Seemingly, the drowsy crocodile sunbath on the riverbanks, mouth agape, and waiting with subtle cunning for prey at which to strike with lightning swiftness. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal, Cheetah, and the rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.
Day 05: Retrace your steps back to Nairobi
On this day you will begin your journey back to Nairobi where you will be taken to Jomo Kenyatta international airport, for your flight back home. Kwaheri Kenya!