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6-Day Great Rift Valley Scenery & Masai Mara Expedition

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Itinerary

Day 1
Nairobi - Lake Nakuru

Pick up from Nairobi hotel or Nairobi Airport.
This morning we drive through the dramatic Great Rift Valley.
Stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point. The Great Rift Valley is a geographical and geological feature running north to south for around 6,400 kilometers, from northern Syria to central Mozambique. Astronauts say it is the most significant physical detail on the planet that is visible from space.
Continue with the drive to the exotic lake Nakuru national park.
Lunch at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Similar.
The park is a world class game drive destination with four of the Big Five are present, with both buffalo and rhinoceros being especially common in the park.
You’ll enjoy a day long game drive along the shores of Lake Nakuru taking in its diverse variety of both animal and bird life. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the White Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full Board)

Day 2
Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria - Lake Naivasha

Early breakfast at the Lodge and then depart for Lake Bogoria.

Lake Bogoria is an alkaline lake that lies in a volcanic region south of Lake Baringo. Lake Bogoria is home at times to one of the world’s largest populations of lesser flamingos.
The lake is also famous for its natural geysers and hot springs, which are situated along the bank of the lake.
Depart for Lake Naivasha with picnic lunch enroute at 1100 hrs.
It is the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level).
The ecosystem is known for a diverse avian presence, as well as terrestrial game animals. More than 450 distinct bird life species have been identified. Lake Naivasha is also a favorite place for hippos to cool themselves during the day.

Optional activities include – boat ride, a visit to the crescent island and a hike at Hellsgate National park.

Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full Board)

Day 3
Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara

After breakfast depart with picnic lunch boxes for Masai Mara.
1500 hrs, estimated arrival time in Masai Mara.

1600 hrs, depart for an afternoon game drive.
Explore Masai Mara, Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight.

The first sight of this Game Park is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya’s most popular inland destination.
Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another. You can pay a visit to a Masai Village. (entrance fee payable direct)

1800 hrs, return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full Board)

Day 4
Masai Mara

Depart for a full day game drive at 0830 hrs.
Enjoy about 6 hours of extensive game drives in the Mara.
This full day safari game drive will enable you to discover other areas of the Masai Mara game reserve
At 1300 hrs, you enjoy a picnic in the vastness of the Mara.
Your will also make a few stops along the banks of the scenic Mara River to look out for hippos and crocodiles.

The reserve is famous for its exceptional population of game and the migration of the wildebeest, which occurs here every year in July and August.

1500 hrs, return to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full Board)

Day 5
Masai Mara

A further full day in the Mara.
Enjoy about 6 hours of extensive game drives in the Mara.

Animals have no respect for boundaries, and hundreds of buffalo and wildebeest can be seen at certain times of the year, as part of the Mara lies across their migration route from the Serengeti in Tanzania. In the Masai Mara you really feel you are in the heart of Africa. It is fine country for lion, and you can hardly fail to see them. All the Big Five can be found – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino, as well as nearly every other kind of animal found in all the other parks in Kenya such as plains zebra, giraffe, Coke’s hartebeest, topi, impala, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, Defassa waterbuck, buffalo and cheetah.

Overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full Board)

Day 6
Masai Mara - Nairobi

After breakfast depart for Nairobi.
1300 hrs, estimated arrival time in Nairobi.
Drop off at your Nairobi hotel / Airport.

Cost Includes:

  • • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • • A professional driver/guide
  • • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • • All Taxes/VAT
  • • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • • Drinking water (On all days)

Cost Excludes:

  • • International flights (From/to home)
  • • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • • Tips & Gratuities
  • • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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6-Day Great Rift Valley Scenery & Masai Mara Expedition