GTC 4 – 6 Days Great Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara
- Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
- Bird enthusiasts’ haven; over 400 bird species of found in Lake Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru
- Boat ride on Lake Baringo looking our for Hippos and crocodiles
- The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
- Maximize on game viewing to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game
- Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)
This is a safari to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley Lakes Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru, then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – Masai Mara.
Lake Baringo is Kenya’s bird watching centre with more than 450 species sighted here as well as Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards whilst Lake Bogoria offers hot springs and various bird species as the main attraction. Lake Nakuru national park is home to the endangered black and white rhinos, various antelopes, bird species, flamingoes and the elusive leopard whilst Masai Mara offers you the chance to see the Big 5 and numerous herbivores.
Group tour scheduled to depart Saturday (minimum of 4 persons)!
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Day 1 – Lake Baringo
Depart Nairobi in the early morning stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley. We stop for lunch along the way then set up camp in Lake Baringo in the late afternoon. As long as the wind conditions are favourable, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and birds. A bird watcher’s haven but beware, this is malaria land so its best to come prepared with plenty of mosquito repellant.
Day 2 – Lake Bogoria & Lake Nakuru
Break camp after an early breakfast and drive 30km south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria. Lunch en route before proceeding towards the Lake Nakuru national park. At 180sq km an afternoon game drive will suffice to explore this small but interesting park with habitats which include grass, bush, euphorbia, acacia forests and rocky cliffs home to baboons and rock hyraxes.
Set up camp at a campsite (cold at night).
Day 3 – Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara
Break up camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara game reserve.
We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).
Day 4 & 5 – Mara
Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school.
Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).
Day 6 – Mara to Nairobi
Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.