7 Days - Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
Duration - 7 days

In this tour you have the best chances to experience the Big 5 in Kenya. Starting with Masai Mara where you can find at least 4 of the big 5 along with many other varieties and numbers of animals, you will be moving to Lake Nakuru (5 hours drive) on Day 6. Lake Nakuru offers good chances for spotting rhinos along with aquatic birds like flamingos.


Short Itinerary


Day 1 - (Apr 01, 2023) Nairobi to Masai Mara. Afternoon game drives in Masai Mara
Day 2 - (Apr 02, 2023) Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 3 - (Apr 03, 2023) Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 4 - (Apr 04, 2023) Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 5 - (Apr 05, 2023) Full day game drives in Masai Mara
Day 6 - (Apr 06, 2023) Morning game drives in Masai Mara and transfer to Lake Nakuru
Day 7 - (Apr 07, 2023) Half day game drives in Lake Nakuru and transfer to Nairobi

Choose Date


Safari tour prices vary depending on the starting date, your group size, and the choice of stay.

Ensuite Accommodation Packages


Below are packages with a few popular ensuite options for your private tour, starting on Apr 01, 2023, in a group of two adults. Ensuite hotels are tented camps/lodges that can be inside/around national parks. You will have a private room with attached bathroom. Meals are provided by hotels.

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Option E1 ($1,456 per person for safari with Safari Van, $1,758 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Fisi Camp Masai Mara, Masai Mara (Outside the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at Eagle Palace Hotel - Superior/ Empire Twin, Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park)

Option E2 ($1,582 per person for safari with Safari Van, $1,884 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Olgatuni Camp - Classic Tent, Masai Mara (Within the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at Ziwa Bush Lodge - Executive Room, Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park)

Option E3 ($1,616 per person for safari with Safari Van, $1,918 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Explore Nature Mara Lodge, Masai Mara (Outside the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at Eagle Palace Hotel - Superior/ Empire Twin, Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park)

Option E4 ($1,665 per person for safari with Safari Van, $1,968 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Mara Simba Lodge, Masai Mara (Outside the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at Lake Nakuru Lodge, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park)

Option E5 ($1,758 per person for safari with Safari Van, $2,060 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Ashnil Mara Camp, Masai Mara (Within the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park)

Option E6 ($2,918 per person for safari with Safari Van, $3,221 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Mara Bush Camp, Masai Mara (Within the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at The Cliff, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park)

Option E7 ($4,988 per person for safari with Safari Van, $5,291 per person for safari with Land Cruiser)
- Apr 01, 2023 to Apr 06, 2023 at Bateleur Camp - Tented Suite, Masai Mara (Outside the Park)
- Apr 06, 2023 to Apr 07, 2023 at The Cliff, Lake Nakuru (Within the Park)

A detailed list of inclusions is shared below. We have many more accommodations and addon tours to offer. Please share with us your requirements by clicking on the "Request Quote" button below, and our reservations team will get in touch with you.


Itinerary


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara

Your tour starts with pick up at 7:30 AM from your Nairobi hotel or Airport and drive to Masai Mara. This drive will take about 5 to 6.5 hours with a scenic stopover at Great Rift Valley. Arrive in Masai Mara shortly after noon and check into your lodge/camp, have hot lunch and then depart for an afternoon game drive.

After the game drive, we head back to lodge/camp to reach by around 5:30 or 6:00 PM, freshen up and enjoy a freshly prepared Dinner. Overnight at your lodge.

Note : The last 1-hour drive to Masai Mara is on the corrugated and bumpy road and may not be comfortable for clients with back problems. Clients with back problems can consider flying directly to (and out of) Masai Mara.

Day 2, Day 3, Day 4 & Day 5 - Masai Mara

Today's itinerary is flexible and you can discuss with your guide on the previous evening and plan for today's schedule.

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive (This is the best time to see the animals and a good chance to witness hunt/kill). Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. you will stop at a picnic spot for having packed lunch and later depart on a game drive till the park is closed. Around 6:00 PM return to lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

Wake up early in the morning and have a short morning game drive in Masai Mara. Return to Camp/Lodge for Breakfast and around 10:00 AM checkout and Depart to Lake Nakuru National Park which is about 6.5 hours drive. Upon reaching Nakuru lodge check in, have dinner and relax for the day.

Note : Depending on your itinerary, location of lodge in Nakuru and plan for the next day(if going to Amboseli for example), we might skip morning game drives in Masai mara this day and proceed to Nakuru directly to reach by around 2:00 PM and do afternoon game drives in Nakuru.

Day 7 - Lake Nakuru to Nairobi

After breakfast, we proceed to Lake Nakuru national park with packed lunch and do game drives till around 2:00 PM and then proceed to Nairobi where we will reach around 5:30 PM at your hotel or airport in Nairobi.

Stay Locations


Day 1 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 2 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 3 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 4 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 5 - Masai Mara (Within the Park) or Masai Mara (Outside the Park)

Day 6 - Lake Nakuru (Within the Park) or Lake Nakuru (Outside the Park)

Maps


Meals


Day 1 - Lunch & Dinner
Day 2 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 3 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 5 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 6 - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 7 - Breakfast & Lunch

Drive Times


Day 1 - Nairobi to Masai Mara takes about 5.5 to 6 hours (284 km)
Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru takes about 5 to 5.5 hours (250 km)
Day 7 - Lake Nakuru to Nairobi takes about 3.5 to 4 hours (157 km)

Note : These are estimated drive times. Because of the traffic, location of the accommodations, and several other factors, actual drive times may vary. Driving distances are approximate and do not account for exact places.

Inclusions


  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser or Safari Van.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

Exclusions


  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips.

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

7 Days - Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
Duration - 7 days

In this tour you have the best chances to experience the Big 5 in Kenya. Starting with Masai Mara where you can find at least 4 of the big 5 along with many other varieties and numbers of animals, you will be moving to Lake Nakuru (5 hours drive) on Day 6. Lake Nakuru offers good chances for spotting rhinos along with aquatic birds like flamingos.


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