Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru Safari

5 Days Maasai Mara-Lake Nakuru Safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$980 - $1780
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
February June - November
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding
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A safari of its kind that takes you to two of the Kenya’s most popular wildlife protected areas. The itinerary includes the world most famous Masai Mara National Reserve which has the highest concentration of wildlife in Kenya and of course the annual great wildebeest migration. The ends in Lake Nakuru National Park branded as bird watchers paradise for its diversity of birdlife including flocks of flamingos that color the lake pink.You will spend your nights in luxurious lodges or tented camps in the parks and reserves. You will be accompanied by our seasoned guides to ensure that you safari is not only memorable but comfortable as well.

Day 01 Arrival

Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met and welcomed by a Beacon Safaris representative. Our representative will transfer you to a city hotel for an overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. You may opt to relax in your hotel or have a city tour depending on your time of arrival

Day 02 Nairobi –Masai Mara Game Reserve

You will be picked by our guide from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast and drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley with a stop-over at the view point en-route to Masai Mara. Arrive on time for lunch in your lodge or tented camp. Masai Mara is world famous for the annual great wildebeest migration that takes place in July and August where close to a million wildebeest close the Mara River in search of pasture. After lunch our guide will take you for your first game drive, you will be surprised by the high concentration of wild animals in this reserve. Here herds of elephants roam freely, wildebeest, buffalos, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles and Zebras graze in their numbers. Big cats are not hard to spot either including the elusive leopard, it is one of the few place you are guaranteed to spot the famous Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion) on a single morning or afternoon. Return to your camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 03 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Spend the entire day exploring this world famous game reserve. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1510 sq km of open grassland waters by the Mara River and Talek which is a tributary of the former. Here it is very common to see the big cats hunting; they are also in their numbers. The leopard is the hardest to spot of the famous Big Five, but in Mara it not as hard to see it relaxing on a tree. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes also exist in large numbers. Return to the camp for overnight

(NB: You may opt to forego one of your game drives for a visit to a Masai village for an amazing cultural experience. Balloon Safaris over the reserve are also available at an extra cost)

Day 04 Masai Mara –Lake Nakuru National Park 

Have an early game drive where you will further explore the game reserve at sunrise which is the best time to spot animals. Return to your camp for breakfast after which you will depart for the famous Lake Nakuru National Park. Our guide will drive you through the scenic Rift Valley escarpment arriving on time for lunch in your camp or lodge. Proceed for an late afternoon game drive to 18:30 hours. This park is home to eye-catching flocks of the Greater and lesser flamingos which color the shores of the lake pink. The park has the highest concentration of birds with over 450 bird species recorded here which include pelicans, egrets, plovers and storks. It is also one of the few places that you will see the endangered black and white rhino as well as the Rothschild giraffe. Return to your camp or lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Day 05 Lake Nakuru –Nairobi  

Rise up early for your last morning game drive before returning to your camp for breakfast. You may further explore the park and later leave this great park after lunch and drive back to Nairobi. Arrive in Nairobi at around 1600hrs. Should there be time before your home flight you might be interested in city tour.  If not you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight bringing to an end what we hope is a safari of your lifetime.

Included in the price of the Safari

Airport transfers in Nairobi

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Days 02-04.

Breakfast and lunch on Day 05

Transport in our 4*4 safari vehicles

Seasoned English speaking driver/guide

Unlimited game drives in the above mentioned parks and reserves (No night game drives)

Park entry fees to the above mentioned national parks and game reserves

Mineral water while on game drive

Not included in the price of the safari

International flights and visa fees or any domestic flight

Laundry, souvenirs and telephone calls


Change in itinerary

 Additional food / beverage such as liquor whiskey or gin

Medical, travel or cancellation insurance

Maasai Village Visit,

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara

Important Note

Your home flight from Nairobi should be booked so that it doesn’t depart earlier than 6pm 18hrs on your last day (day 10). Don’t forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellant, sun glasses, enough clothes and other personal belonging. You may carry up to 25 kilos of luggage per person

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Lion Hill Lodge,
  • Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
  • Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Keekorok Lodge
  • Sentrim Mara

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