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GTC 4: 5 Nights 6 Days Great Rift Valley Lakes & Masai Mara

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Highlights: Great views of the Rift valley from the Mau escarpment, Bird enthusiasts' haven; over 400 species of birds found in Lake Baringo, Bogoria and Nakuru, Boat ride on Lake Baringo in search of Hippos and Crocodiles, The spectacle of the Wildebeest migration from July / August / September and October, maximize on game viewing to increase your chances of seeing the BIG FIVE; Elephants, Rhinos, Buffalos, Lions, Leopards and other wild game, Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)

Vacation Summary:

This tour is 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 the best chance to see the Big 5, cats of mara and numerous herbivores.

Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Baringo

Depart Nairobi in the early morning stopping enroute to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley. Lunch along the way then set up camp in Lake Baringo in the late afternoon. As long as the wind conditions are favorable, we enjoy an evening boat ride in search of Hippos, Crocodiles and Birds of East Africa. A bird watcher's haven but beware this is malaria land so it's best to come prepared with drugs and mosquito repellant. (Picnic lunch & Dinner)

Day 2: Lake Baringo – Lake Bogoria & Lake Nakuru

Break camp after an early breakfast and drive 30km south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria. After arrival at Lake Bogoria, we enjoy the walks by the Lake, boil stuff courtesy of nature Geysers. Lunch en route before proceeding towards Lake Nakuru national park. At 180sq km, an afternoon game drive will suffice to explore this small but interesting park with habitats which include Big 4, grass, bush, euphorbia, acacia forests, rocky cliffs home to troops of Baboons and rock Hyraxes. Set up camp at a campsite (cold at night). (Breakfast, Picnic lunch & Dinner)

Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Break camp after breakfast then depart towards Mai Mahiu and Narok town with lunch en route before arriving at Masai Mara Game Reserve. View game en route towards our Talek campsite situated at the edge of the park (next to Talek gate). Set up tents or use our wood cabins (if available). Hot showers and toilets are available in the camp and meals are served in the dining area. (Breakfast, Picnic lunch & Dinner)

Day 4 & 5: Maasai Mara

Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Optional visit to Masai village or local school. Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunch) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Breakfast, Picnic lunch & Dinner)

Day 6: Masai Mara – Nairobi

Depart camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we will stop for a chance to buy souvenirs or have a cup of tea / coffee. Arrive Nairobi by late afternoon. (Breakfast & Picnic lunch)

NB: The above rates are subject to change without notice should necessitating factors dictate. These may be influenced by changes in government policies, intermittent exchange rates among other factors.

Above charges are inclusive of:

  • Return road transport to Great Lakes and Masai Mara
  • Game drives
  • Basic camping in tents on full board basis as reflected in the itinerary
  • Camping fees & a mattress
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Services of our professional chef and driver guide

Above charges are exclusive of:

  • Visa and any related fees
  • Park entry fees
  • Medical, travel & personal insurance cover
  • Drinks and Boat rides
  • Hire of sleeping bag (charges at KES 300 per sleeping bag per night)
  • Visit to the Manyatta (optional cost ranging from KES 200 – 30 USD)
  • Tips & Gratuities
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari (this can be arranged at an extra cost of US $ 460 per person subject to price confirmation at the time of booking)
  • Deviation from the customized itinerary
  • Any other item not mentioned in the inclusive list
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