5-Day Lake Nakuru/Naivasha/Masai Mara Budget Safari

This 5 day budget safari takes you to the only freshwater lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley; with the intention of viewing more than 400 types of bird species around the lake. You also get the chance to view hippos, visit the Crescent Island and above all, an opportunity to view the rare Black and White Rhino in Lake Nakuru. Thereafter, you will get into the Masai Mara to experience the 'Big Five' and Masai culture.

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$890 - $1320
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Cultural safaris Cultural Birding safaris Birding Boating safaris Boating
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This is 5 day budget safari takes you to the only freshwater lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley; with the intention of viewing more than 400 types of bird species around the lake. You also get the chance to view hippos, visit the Crescent Island and above all, an opportunity to view the rare Black and White Rhino in Lake Nakuru. Thereafter, you will get into the Masai Mara to experience the 'Big Five' and Masai culture. This tour can be customized into a luxury safari or even a group joining safari.

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha  

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by our airport representative and take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on your dream safari adventure of Kenya. Commence drive to Lake Naivasha are to arrive for lunch at the respective Lodge . Remainder of the day at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Camp Carnelleys tented Camp or similar. 

Distance: Approx. 100 kms - 2 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Lunch, Dinner}

 

Lake Naivasha is surrounded by stands of papyrus and is a bird-watchers paradise.  Waterbirds exists in great variety and abundance and over 400 birds have been recorded on the lake. Fish eagles and ospreys, herons and egrets, lily-trotters, red-knobbed coots and black crakes can be found within the area of this beautiful lake, which also supports around 500 resident hippos and introduced sport fish including the Nile perch, the North American red swamp crayfish and various aquatic plants.

 

Excursions possible from Naivasha include visits to Hell's Gate National Park, have a boat ride on Lake Naivasha and visit the Crescent Island, a curious peninsula /archipelago, depending on the lakes’ water level, which is filled with different species of herd animals and one is able to freely walk around the island. Also a visit to Elsamere, former home of Joy Adamson and a little further past Elsamere, the emerald green Crater Lake. This is one of the best places in the area to see Black and White Colobus monkeys and there is also fantastic swimming. 

Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru National Park

 

Breakfast and depart for the Rift Valley arriving for lunch at a Lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park.  Late afternoon game viewing & bird watching. Dinner and overnight at Chester Hotel or similar

 

Distance: Approx. 100 kms – 2 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

 

Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos.  It is also a Rhino sanctuary. You embark on a game drive which includes a walk on the shores of the lake to view flamingoes from close range. Keep your eyes open for the elusive Leopard or the Tree climbing lions of this park.   The afternoon game drive is included and you will return to your lodge as the sun sets! 

Day 3: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara Game Reserve  

After breakfast commence drive west past Mount Longonot and via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive for lunch at the respective Camp. Late afternoon game viewing drive. Dinner & overnight at MARA SIDAI CAMP or similar. 

Distance Approx. 310 kms – 6 hrs drive

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

 

The early morning calm air of the Maasai Mara has made possible the introduction of Hot Air Balloon flights, available as an optional tour of a hot air balloon ride to see the park from a bird's eye view, from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. (Please reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure!). Pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve.  After a rewarding game drive, return to your lodge for late morning breakfast. Lunch and late afternoon Game viewing drive.

 

OPTION: A full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes (full day game drive including visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and a great chance to view the "Big Five". You will have picnic lunch at Hippo Pool. Return to your lodge late in the afternoon). Later just relax or visit the nearby Maasai village as an optional excursion. Dinner and overnight at MARA SIDAI CAMP. 

Meal plan: {Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner}

Day 5: Maasai Mara - Nairobi & Depart

 

After breakfast at the Lodge/Camp, embark on your return journey to Nairobi. On arrival in the early afternoon you will be dropped off in Nairobi (use of room is excluded). Transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for scheduled International departure flight, 03 HOURS PRIOR TO FLIGHT DEPARTURE TIME. Distance Approx. 270 kms – 5 hrs drive Meal plan: {Breakfast}

QUOTATION INCLUDES:

 

v  arrival and departure airport transfers  as per the itinerary

v  bed and breakfast accommodation in nairobi

v  full board accommodation in the lodges/camps whilst on safari

v  transportation whilst on safari in 6-seater minibus, driven by english-speaking driver/guide (non exclusive use of vehicle; window seat guaranteed)

v  all park/reserve entrance fees

v  mineral water

v  Flying Doctors services

v  24 Hours emergencytelephone number

 

 

 

PACKAGE EXCLUDES:

 

v  Extras i.e Laundry, telephone calls, drinks etc

v  Tips to driver guides and porters

v  International Air transport and applicable departure taxes

v  Visa

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

  • Camp Carnelleys Tented Camp
  • Chester Hotel Nakuru
  • Mara Sidai Tented Camp

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African buffalo
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African caracal
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Baboon
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Bat-eared fox
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