AJS 05: 5 Days/4Night Lake Nakuru -Masai Mara
Day 1 Nairobi - Lake Nakuru
After disembarking from your morning flight, you will be met and greeted by one of our customer service representative at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). Your safari begins by road heading North West for 160kms away from the bustling “City Under The Sun” (Nairobi), to Lake Nakuru National Park.
Located in the Rift Valley 1750 meters above sea level, Lake Nakuru is known as an ornithological paradise by birdwatchers because the lake is world famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth which boasts any where between one and two million lesser and greater pink flamingos that feed on the abundant algae thriving in the lakes warm waters. It is one of the few parks that have been specifically established (Gazetted) for the protection of birds specifically flamingoes, more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here. The park has also been established for the protection of endangered species such as the rhino and is also home to Columbus monkeys, Leopards, Giraffes, and a variety of plain antelope.
Lunch will be served at LAKE NAKURU LODGE, which, is situated in the south ecological niche of the park. The lodge with its friendly and competent staff is an oasis of comfort that provides first class customer service and offers commanding views of lesser flamingoes dotted with the greater flamingoes. It blends in perfectly well with its natural surroundings and animals often patrol peacefully close to the lodge adding to its captivating magic. For some R&R “Rest and Relaxation”, the spacious logged and inviting Mamma Nikki’s bar, the cool upstairs Rhino Paddock Cocktail bar overlooking the Lake and the enticing blue pool can be tremendously inviting. An afternoon game drive around the lakeshore will be the main feature for the afternoon, dinner & overnight at LAKE NAKURU LODGE (BLD).
Day 2 Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Today with a drive down through the “Great Rift Valley”, our safari will take us to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve arriving in time for lunch at your lodge. As the jewel of Kenya’s parks, the Masai Mara Game (Wildlife) Reserve is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must see list”. Full of life with various types of animals, its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out Of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the spectacular annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July or August. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.
Your home for the following two nights will be at one of the excellent MARA SOPA LODGE. “Sopa” means welcome in the Masai language and true to its name, the lodge and its staff offer first class customer service and accommodations under a welcoming atmosphere. Set in the Oloolaimutia valley the lodge blends in perfectly well with its surrounding hillside landscape. The 77 rooms, 12 suites, and 1 Presidential Suite are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms, mini bars and elevated verandahs (patios) from which guests can sun bathe, relax and enjoy the view of the valley and it’s resident wildlife and birds. The lodge has direct-dial telephone services, satellite television and video services. P.S don’t forget your swimming costume for a midday or night swim under the star filled African sky After lunch and some time for relaxation, or sunbathing and going for a dive in the pool, your driver/guide will take you for an afternoon game drive in search of the shy and elusive leopard, the solitary and ill-tempered Rhino, lions, buffalos, and many others. As the sun starts to edge its way dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film or video camera. Dinner & overnight at, MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD).
Day 3 Masai Mara
An early morning game drive before dawn is the perfect start of another unforgettable and memorable day in Africa. In between the morning and afternoon game drives you can sunbathe, take a refreshing dip in the pool, read a book or novel or simply sit back, relax and enjoy the ambiance at your lodge and the natural flora & fauna surrounding it. All meals and overnight at, MARA SOPA LODGE (BLD).
Day 4 Masai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast, we drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at TOONA TREE RESTAURANT where you can enjoy some good Italian food. Later in the evening, a complimentary dinner will be hosted by our company at the world famous CARNIVORE RESTAURANT considered “Africa’s greatest eating experience” (if you love barbecue it doesn’t get better than this), and home to the “Simba Saloon” one of the cities most popular night clubs. Later you will be transferred to NAIROBI SAFARI CLUB the only all-suite hotel in the city where you can enjoy the various bars, swimming pool, sauna, exercise gym and even do your last minute shopping in the gift shop located in the lobby (BLD).
Day 5 Fly
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your scheduled International departure flight (B).