Day 1 Nairobi City to Lake Naivasha
After our relatively short drive, we’ll arrive at Lake Naivasha, a fresh water lake in Rift Valley where we will transition from vehicle to boat for a safari across the lake. On the water, we will glide past curious hippos, exotic fish and have a chance to take in the full avian life such as cormorant and pelican. Then switching gears for a guided walking safari at Crescent Island Sanctuary where we can stroll by peacefully grazing antelope, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, and more. Filling out our day, we’ll ride bicycle over (or take the vehicle if you choose) to Hell’s Gate National Park for a safari through the gorge taking in the gazelle, zebra, and others. You will spend the night at the Lake Naivasha Hotel or Lodge of your choice.
Day 2 Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Game Reserves
We’ll be up early to enjoy the light breaking over the forest and lake, hearing the birds, and seeing the animals come to life. We will be traveling over the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley with views of the escarpment as we journey through Masai country. With the expanse of the Masai Mara National Reserve spread before us, you’ll know you have arrived someplace special. Kenya’s most popular park, the reserve is world-famous for its incredible density of wildlife, and during the Great Migration (July – October) an unending torrent of gazelle, wildebeest, and zebra streaming into the park. All of Africa’s Big Five are here so we’ll be tracking lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, warthog, ostrich and so much more.
Day 3 Full day in Masai Mara Game Reserves
Today is a day of unlimited game drives, explore as much as you wish or take time to relax, the choice is yours. Just let your driver’s guide know what you’d like to do. The Masai Mara is known for offering the most diverse wildlife in the region and sightings of lions are not uncommon. We’ll be tracking for elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and herds of wildebeest and zebra. We’ll visit the Mara River, the site of the massive influx of animals during the migrating season. Here at the river, we’ll look for hippos and crocodiles, while in the hills, lions lie in wait for the hordes of grazers invading the reserve. If you wish you can take an optional visit to a nearby Masai village to meet the tribes people and learn about their culture and their lives. You might even partake in their famous jumping dance. Another optional treat is an early morning hot air balloon safari over the park as the sun lights up the forests, savannah, and hills. The sight of the park coming to life is a never-to-be-forgotten experience. Just ask your driver’s guide for details he’ll be happy to make all the arrangements.
Day 4 Masai Mara Game Reserves – Nairobi
This will be your final morning safari. We’ll be up with the birds to watch them come into the new day, the beautiful morning for a game drive come back for breakfast, and then enjoy an extra safari (depending on where your accommodation is located) through the park. Finally time to depart for Nairobi, you should be back in town around 1630hrs. (4:30 pm).