5 Days Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Hell’s Gate & Naivasha Lodge Safari
Discover Masai Mara National reserve and great rift valley lakes Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and the Hell’s gate – the only walking and cycling park.
While in this tour you will be able to visit 3 Parks; Masai Mara known as the ‘7th wonder of the world’ -wildebeest Migration, the pink Lake Nakuru home to millions of flamingoes and home of the white and Black Rhino, Hells gate and Lake Naivasha – in this park there are a lot of different activities like walking into the gorges and boat ride and cycling and viewing of the great Rift valley escarpment.
The Big five in Masai Mara
Millions of flamingos in Lake Nakuru
Walking and cycling in Hell’s park.
Boat ride in Lake Naivasha
Amazing views of the great Rift valley escarpment
.Transport in Safari Van or 4×4 Landcruiser Jeep customized for game viewing
.Professional tour guide/driver
.Accommodation in luxury lodge or tented camp during the safari
.Meals on Full Board (As specified in the day-by-day section)
.All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
.Roundtrip airport transfer
.Drinking water (On all days)
.Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
.Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
.Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Balloon ride Early in the Morning – $450
Enjoy balloon safari with champagne breakfast. This is a rare opportunity to get a bird’s-eye-view of miles of rolling plains and the herds of animals that call it home and stalk its corners as you glide gently above the treetops.
Visit to a Maasai Village – $20
Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. This visit gives a good tour of Maasai culture and you will be welcomed with a sing and dance presentation, which forms part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast we depart from our Nairobi hotel for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Hell’s Gate National Park. Arrive at Hell’s Gate National Park after an hour’s drive. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger’s post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. Accommodation in the lodge on a full board
Day 2: Lake Naivasha – Lake Nakuru
This morning we leave Naivasha and head for Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore, arriving by mid morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en route before checking-in at Lake Nakuru Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the shores which will also allow us to see the many wild animals in the park and especially the park is the Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe. Accommodation in the lodge on full board
Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara
Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five” lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife. Accommodation will be at an excellent lodge. After lunch and some time to relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool, you will depart with your driver guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon, it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains. Accommodation in the lodge.
Day 4: Masai Mara Full Day
A full day in the Mara, the extensive grasslands are a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey. Accommodation in the lodge
Day 5: Masai Mara – Nairobi
After breakfast depart the Masai Mara for Nairobi. Stop for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon. Drop off to your Nairobi Hotel or Transfer to the airport in time for your flight back home