Kenya Safari Holiday | 5 Days

Kenya Safari Holidays - Masai Mara - 5 Days Kenya Safari Holiday

From $2,046
2pax: per person sharing

Visiting: Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Amboseli NP

What to Expect

  • Explore mara home to Africa’s famous ‘Big Five
  • Abundance of Big cats – lions, Cheetahs, Leopard
  • Enjoy majestic views of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli
  • Abundant flamingos of lake Nakuru
  • Close up photos of elephants in Amboseli

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5 Days Kenya Safari Holiday

This trip explores the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, Africa’s original safari destination.  It is home to Africa’s famous ‘Big Five’. On this tour fall in love with wildlife in abundance.

1.5 million wildebeest, Zebras migrate in search of better grazing, with predators in their wake – on land, and in the crocodile-infested waters, they must cross.

Explore Lake Nakuru national park, widely known for its impressive population of Black and White rhinos which are relatively easy to spot on game drives in the open savannah, and it’s Out of Africa movie scenic experiences. Fewer trees line the park and are a well-known spot for leopards to laze in, whilst one of the most impressive sights is the vast flamingo population.

Begin your adventure in the busy heart of Kenya – Nairobi – and then turn your attention to the wild as you see flamingos in Lake Nakuru, wild game in Masai mara reserve.

Day 0: Arrival at Nairobi Airport

You will be received at Nairobi airport on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi City.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 1: Nairobi—Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Nairobi for Lake Nakuru after breakfast and head north, driving along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Have lunch this afternoon you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park by four-wheel-drive vehicle (4×4) – the park’s lake is its stunning centerpiece. You might see why this great soda lake has been described as the world’s greatest ornithological marvel; great seas of flamingos often turn the landscape a sweeping shade of pink. Please note that Flooding in recent years has unfortunately caused a decline in birdlife. Head out for an afternoon game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for one of Africa’s most endangered creatures, the elusive black rhinoceros. While white rhino sightings are fairly common, spotting a black rhinoceros is a real treat. The park boasts of a number of other species, including waterbuck, reedbuck, and gazelle. Leopards are also to be found here, and the chances of sighting one is significant.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve

Mornings can be cold here so it’s important to bring warm clothes. Head southwest to the Masai Mara, one of the finest game reserves in Africa. Cross the striking Great Rift Valley and pass by the remote region of Loita Hills, home of the Maasai people. This is one of the few places they still practice their traditional way of life with little influence from the western world. Stop to meet your Maasai warriors, take a walk to the community village and enjoy a fascinating talk full of insights into this remarkable and ancient culture. Learn about village life and be shown around a traditional Maasai home, and their cattle enclosures.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3:  Masai Mara National Reserve

The most recognized are known worldwide as the African Big 5 which includes the African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros, Leopard, and the King of the beasts, the Lion.  The term Big 5 was coined by big-game hunters as these species were the most difficult and dangerous to track and hunt. Subsequently, the term was adopted by the tourism industry.  Numerous other species of bird and wildlife inhabit this dynamic location including Hyenas, Gazelles, Impalas, Giraffes, Zebras, Vultures, Cranes, Eagles, Falcons, and Ostriches.

1600 hrs – Head out, for an exciting game viewing adventure.  Search some of the area`s wildlife hot spots determined by your driver guide, as they`ve learned and now understand the game’s daily routines through tracking.  Some wildlife is more difficult than others to spot, for instance, the Leopard.  These spotted cats blend almost seamlessly into the tall grass and undergrowth and are even more challenging to spot up in their favorite hangout, the trees.  Your guide will take you to nearby watering holes, where on a hot day, you might spot many bird and wildlife species, including the elusive cats; leopard or cheetah might appear, with some luck. As the sun starts to set, stop and take a moment to soak it all in with a drink in hand – there are few better ways to wrap up a day of wildlife spotting in one of the world’s most magical places. As dusk falls, a variety of animals might be visible in the vicinity of your camp.

1830 hrs – After game viewing drive head back to your tented lodge.

Overnight: at your tented accommodation

Day 4: Masai Mara

Today morning is free to break for relaxation and optional. You may like to sit back with a cup of coffee on your private deck, keep an eye out for animals in the reserve, or forgo a sleep-in in favor of an early morning game drive or walking safari. You may like to see the Masai Mara from a different viewpoint by a sunrise hot air balloon ride – another memorable experience. Balloon rides are optional and can be booked ahead of time or on the ground (subject to availability). Sundowner and snacks & Masai Mara – Afternoon 4×4 Game Drive.

Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

Say goodbye to the Masai Mara and return to Nairobi. Expect to arrive in the late afternoon. This marks the end of our adventure safari.

Please do not book any international flights departing from Nairobi International Airport before 20:00hrs this evening to allow for any unexpected traffic delays. If you would like to extend your stay in Nairobi, additional accommodation can be booked in advance at an additional cost (subject to availability).

Price Includes

  • All airport transfers
  • Bed and breakfast in Nairobi.
  • Full board on safari – Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • All transport in designed Safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for maximum game viewing comfort with a professional English-speaking driver/ guide.
  • All park entrance fees.
  • The Famous Carnivore dinner in Nairobi.
  • Departure airport transfer on the last day

Price Excludes

  • visas; Kenya visa can be got at ease at JKI Airport for USD 50
  • Expenses like laundry, beverages, bar bill, telephone, mineral water, tips, porterage, etc.
  • International flights.
  • Travel and medical insurance and Vaccinations
  • All other expenses are pure of a personal nature.
  • All other items that are not mentioned in ‘our price include’

ACCOMMODATION:

Special Information

On the last day, driving time is approximately 6 hours. To reduce your traveling time back to Nairobi, you may wish to consider a flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi (additional cost). This gives you the chance to catch a late afternoon international flight out of Nairobi. Please note that the flight from Masai Mara arrives at Wilson Airport (Nairobi). International flights leave from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). If staying in Nairobi, you may require a transfer from Wilson Airport back to our Nairobi hotel. Please inform our safari consultant if you wish us to book a local flight from Masai Mara. We are able to book the flight and also the transfer to our Nairobi hotel (additional costs involved).


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