South Western Kenya is the heartland of the Maasai and at the heart of these lands is the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. Contiguouswith the plains of the Serengeti, the Mara is home to a breathtakingarray of life. The vast grassland plains are scattered with herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, and Topi.
The Acacia forests abound with Bird life and Monkeys.Elephants and Buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp. The Mara andTalek rivers are brimming with Hippos and Crocodiles. Each year theMara
plays host to the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti.
From July to October, the promise of rain and freshlife giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeesttogether into a single massive herd. They pour across the border intothe Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of lifethat stretches from horizon to horizon.
Maasai Mara has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and interests. Thereare very basic campsites where you can pitch a tent and sleep undercanvas in the wild, well appointed safari lodges, luxury tented campswith large, fully furnished tents, small private camps for yourexclusive use and much, much, more.
Nakuru provides the visitor with one of Kenya's best known images. Thousands of flamingo, joined into a massive flock, fringe the shores of this soda lake. A pulsing pink swathe of life that carpets the water, the flamingo are a breathtaking sight.
The lake has become world famous for these birds, who visit the lake to feed on algae that forms on the lake bed. They move back and forth, feeding and occasionally and spectacularly taking to flight, filling the sky over the lake with colour. The lake is extremely variable in size- changing from 5 up to 30 sq kms in area. Nakuru has more than just flamingos. 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.
The park abounds with game. There are huge herds of waterbuck, zebra, buffalo, the endangered Rothschild Giraffe and more. This is one of your best chances of seeing Leopard in Kenya, and there are several large prides of Lion. Exploring beyond the lake is always rewarding and there are forests, cliffs, waterfalls and more to be found here. Nearby Nakuru town is a busy and thriving local centre with a bustling market. The town is a hub for local transport and travel.
Kenya's capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. When railway construction workers reached this area in 1899, they set up a basic camp and supply depot, simply called 'Mile 327'. The local Maasai called this highland swamp Ewaso Nai'beri - the place of cold water.
The camp became a rustic village, and then a shanty town, which by 1907 was the capital of all of British East Africa. It was soon an important centre for the colony and a mecca for adventurers, hunters and travellers from all over the world.
Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of the Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa's largest, and most interesting cities. Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep.
Day 01 : Arrival Nairobi- Onto the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve!
Welcome to Nairobi, a thriving young city spawned during the construction of the rail line from the Indian Ocean. On arrival and after collecting your luggage, you will be met by our representative, transfer to hotel for breakfast-on own account, after breakfast proceed to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Great Rift Valley. En route enjoy the beautiful scenery. Arrive at your lodge in time for Indian lunch and check in at the lodge. In the afternoon, enjoy an enthralling game-viewing drive. Spotting lions, cheetahs and other spectacular predators is the highlight of your day. This evening, enjoy a sumptuous Indian dinner at your lodge. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/Sarova Mara Camp
Day 02 : A full day of game-viewing!
Early morning, (before sunrise) you set out on an exciting game-drive to view the teeming wildlife savoring their morning kill. After breakfast, proceed on a full-day game-viewing drive to search for the myriad species of game that make this reserve their home. If you are lucky, you can witness the kill in action, moment by moment, right in front of your unbelieving eyes! After a sumptuous Indian lunch at your lodge, proceed for another exciting game drive, where you can expect to see the famous 'Big 5'. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at your lodge. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge/ Sarova Mara Camp
Day 03 : Onto the beautiful Lake Nakuru. Visit to Baboon Cliff.
After an American breakfast, drive to Lake Nakuru set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodland and grassland next to Nakuru town. After a sumptuous Indian lunch at the lodge, we proceed on an exciting game-drive including a visit to Baboon cliff. You have a chance to see the white rhino and sighting of leopards at Lake Nakuru. You can get a close view of the pink flamingos and other water birds - a total of 450 varieties. In the evening, enjoy a delicious Indian dinner at the Lodge. Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Lion Hill Lodge.
Day 04 : Back to Nairobi
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive to Nairobi. Arrive early afternoon and check in at your hotel. Afternoon is spent at leisure. Overnight at Panafric Hotel/The Stanley Hotel.
Day 05 : Departure
Breakfast at your hotel. Check out and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.
Packages starting from AUD 1119 per person Your Package includes :
Accommodation for 1 night in Nairobi as stipulated in the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Masai Mara as stipulated in the itinerary
Accommodation for 1 night in Lake Nakuru as stipulated in the itinerary
Breakfast in Nairobi & all meals in Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru
Meet & Greet at the Nairobi international airport with private transfer to your hotel.
Transportation to Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru in a Custom built minivan
Services of an English speaking tour driver/ Guide.
Game viewing drives and park entry fees as per itinerary