Enjoy the original classic safari, with endless grasslands sprinkled with acacia trees, this is Out of Africa and Born Free country. Whether it’s exploring Lake Nakuru. An excellent small park in East Africa, or the emblematic Masai Mara, wildlife is abundant all year round.
- Meet and greet services with assistance
- Complimentary authentic safari hats
- Transfers specified
- Exclusive use of Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- All park entry fees
- Complimentary bottled water in the vehicle
- Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
- Services of English – Speaking safari driver guide
- All government taxes and levies where applicable
- Airfares and airport taxes
- Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions
- Drinks and all items of a personal nature
Day 1 – Nairobi to Elementaita
On arrival, we meet at our hotel in Nairobi. We drive north to the edge of the escarpment over the Rift Valley before descending into the valley and to Lake Naivasha, where we will enjoy a morning boat ride. We will continue for a further 1.5 hours to Lake Elementaita, where we will check into our lodge and enjoy lunch. In the afternoon, there will be a guided nature walk available.
Day 2 – Morning and afternoon game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park
Early start today for a 30-minute drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. We will enjoy a full day of game drives today, with a packed lunch from our lodge to maximize game viewing time. We hope to see many plains game including gazelle, impala and giraffe and we will also be on the look-out for predators as well as unique bird life. The national park (285 km sq) is world-renowned for its (dwindling) flamingo population made famous by Denys Finch Hatton’s flight over it in the film ‘Out of Africa’. Nakuru is also the best place in East Africa for White rhino, and it is not unusual to see at least a dozen in a day. Coupled with this, there is a healthy buffalo population, many other plains game and frequent leopard sightings.
Day 3-5 Masai Mara
A long (approx. 5hrs including comfort stops), beautiful drive to the Mara. We will arrive in the Mara early afternoon, in time for lunch and check in afterwards. This afternoon we will enjoy the first of several game drives in this remarkable game area, departing at 4 pm. Returning to the lodge for dinner, you can enjoy a relaxed evening in beautiful surroundings.
During time off you can rest in your private tents, the lounge tent or watch game go by from the deck of your tent. If you fancy a lie-in one day or an optional nature walk, this can easily be arranged.
The Masai Mara is one of the most famous ecosystems in the world. This vast grassland is teeming with life; plains game including wildebeest, gazelle, topi, zebra and buffalo abound in the rolling Savannah, and never far away lay the predators; cheetah, lion and hyena. Between mid-June to late October one of the greatest spectacles on Earth takes place in the Masai Mara.
Day 6 – Early morning game drive or optional walk; transfer to Nairobi
After a final early morning game drive, we leave after breakfast heading back towards Nairobi. A picnic lunch will be taken En route. We spend our last night in Nairobi.