4 Days Flamingos Pelicans and Big 5 Safari
A chance to see the pink coloured Lake Nakuru with its abundant birdlife that includes Flamingo and Pelican. Catch the ‘Big 5’ in the Masai Mara, enjoying a scenic adventure with the Masaai.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake NakuruWe will pick you from your Nairobi Hotel at 0800hrs then depart for the Lake Nakuru National Park which lies in Central Kenya, 140km north-west of Nairobi. There will be a stop at the Great Rift View Point whose view of the valley below is splendidly panoramic. While on the highway Mount Longonot (which is of volcanic origin) and Lake Naivasha can be seen from afar. You arrive in time for lunch. After lunch proceed on a game drive in this phenominal National Park. This Park is famous for its ecosystem which comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The Park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingos (greater and lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species. We will cater for a picnic lunch. Rest of meals and overnight is at the Campsite. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite/Budget Hotel.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara Game ReserveAfter breakfast depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve stopping at Narok town for lunch. Upon arrival at the Park, proceed for an afternoon game drive. The Masai Mara is famous for it’s wildlife concentration and abundance that is second to none in the region. Elephant, lion and buffalo can be seen with relative ease though luck is a necessary factor for spotting rhino and leopard that complete the big five as the two animals are very timid and sparsely numbered. Dinner and overnight is at the Campsite.
Day 3: Masai MaraAfter breakfast, another morning of tracking game with your guide in this Reserve which forms the same eco-system with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and is the annual seasonal scene of the migration of close to 800,000 zebra and wildebeest that occurs between the two Parks. The Mara’s landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills, which enables the Reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. Beside The Big Five, plains game like wildebeest, zebra and maasai giraffe abound as well as hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including impala, dik dik, hartebeest, Grant’s gazelle and Thompson’s gazelle among others. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive and a nature walk escorted by our armed Maasai guides. At an extra cost, you may visit a local Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Maasai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. In the evening, return to the Campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Early morning pre-breakfast game drive, after which you depart the Mara region for Nairobi with lunch enroute, arriving in the late afternoon / early evening.Price Includes:
- Park entrance fees
- Transport and game drives
- Accommodation in the campsites
- All meals (full board basis)
- Driver-guide’s allowance
- International Flights
- Drinking water and other drink assortments
- Tribal village visits
- Items of personal nature