The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the few places where you can actually encounter a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five mile radius. A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a kill, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah or a gazelle giving birth.
The Mara is an extension of the Serengeti National park of Tanzania, and is cushioned by the Loita Hills in the east, Itong Hills in the North and Siria escarpment in the west. you will also get to see Kilimanjaro snow peaks, a lovely sight. Game viewing is excellent year round. Game includes: elephant, Black Rhino, buffalo, plains zebra, roan antelope in small numbers, white-bearded gnu, Oribi, warthog, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, hartebeest and the big cats; the rivers are home to hippo and crocodiles.
The best thing the Mara has to offer is the wildebeest migration. This sensational display starts during the month of July when the wildebeest start moving north from the Serengeti. An 1.5 million animals partake in this migration. The wildebeests move north in search of the masai mara - kenya safari lush vegetation during the long rains. The wildebeests crossing the Mara river is comical yet sad. The long rains flood the rivers, and yet the wildebeests senselessly force their way upstream, and this causes many deaths and injuries.
But that is natures way of dealing with it all; the wildebeests fresh death bring lions, vultures, jackals and hyenas who complete the food chain part of the migration.
Lake Nakuru National Park
This is a major National Park and an important sanctuary for Rhino, both Black and White Rhino are found here, and are often seen resting under acacias by the Lake shore likewise there are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and a variety of other herbivores. Lake Nakuru National Park gives one the best chances of seeing several large prides of Lion and a number of leopard which are known to be very elusive animals to the point of some calling them "shy" animals.
4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari
Day 1: Nairobi- Masai Mara
Our safari guide will pick you from your hotel and depart by road driving through the rich Kikuyu farmlands to the edge of the Rift Valley. Descend the escarpment and drive via Narok to Masai Mara Game Reserve with picnic lunch served en-route. The Masai Mara is classic African savannah, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. Masai Mara is famous for its Black manned Lion and yearly migrations of Wildebeest and Zebra, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Gazelle, Leopards, Giraffe are also found here. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a safari camp or lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will go for a full day spent viewing and exploring this spectacular National Park. Wherever you go in the Mara, you will see an astonishing amount of wildlife. Of the big cats, lions are found in large prides everywhere. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but are still fairly common. Return to your safari camps or lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Masai Mara - Nakuru
After breakfast, depart Masai Mara for Lake Nakuru with Picnic lunch en-route. On arrival check in at Lake Nakuru Lodge and have lunch. Short nap will be followed by an afternoon game drive. Lake Nakuru/Lion hill lodge is famous for its pink Flamingos and many other types of birds. There are rare species of animals the white rhino and Rothchild giraffe among a wide variety of game. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Lion Hill lodge.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi
After breakfast spend the morning watching and photographing the birds and wild animals in Lake Nakuru national park. Depart the Lodge after lunch and leave for Nairobi stopping for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon.
Price will include:
-Transport by a safari van
-Park entry fees
-Accommodation on Full Board Basis
-Soft & alcoholic drinks -Masai village tour costs
-Things of personal nature
-Tips and other gratitude
Note: Upon your confirmation of safari booking, we shall pick you from your hotel to our offices when you arrive in Kenya for documentation purposes. We shall also pick you from your hotel of residence to the national park(s) and drop you once you complete your safari
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.