4 Days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Wildlife Safaris in Kenya
Campsite, Maasai Mara National Reserve, Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Budget Camping Safaris Kenya
When was the last time you took on an adventure? Experience first hand the spectacular sights of the African wilderness and explore the wildlife at Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, where you can enjoy some of the most impressive scenic views in Kenya! You will have the chance to sleep under the stars and be closer to the sounds of the wildlife. This safari will be one of those impossible to forget holidays that you should definitely take from time to time!
Thrilling game drives
Scenic views and wildlife viewing
Tour of the beautiful Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru
Take in the sight of the amazing Rift Valley Lakes area
During this safari, you will stay at a campsite. You can also opt for a lodge accommodation.
Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
Depart from Nairobi in the morning and head for the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch en-route. You will have a brief stop-over at the viewpoint to enjoy a panoramic view of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at the park in the afternoon followed by check in at the camp. Proceed for a late afternoon game drive. Return for dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 2: Maasai Mara
Breakfast will be served in the morning and afterward, you will head back out to the park for a full day game drive to view zebra, elephant, buffalo, lion, cheetah, and other plain animals. You will break for picnic lunch by the hippo pool along the Mara River. There, you will enjoy your meal while you take in the sight of hippo and crocodiles swimming in the water and basking by the banks. Continue your game viewing drive in the afternoon in search of more wild game. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru
Rise early in the morning and head out for a pre-breakfast game drive. Return to the camp for breakfast followed by departure for Nakuru National Park, with a stop for lunch en-route. Drive to Nakuru where you will arrive at the camp in the late afternoon, enjoying a game drive on your way to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp.
Day 4: Nakuru to Nairobi
Enjoy breakfast at the camp and then head out for a morning game drive in the park which is famous for large flocks of flamingoes, white pelican, ibis, egret, and marabou stork. Other animals like the rare black rhino as well as Rothschild giraffe are also present together with the big cats, buffalo, rock hyrax, and waterbuck among others. Enjoy a scenic view of the park from the baboon cliff which is a great vantage point. After lunch, you will begin your return to Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at the airport or hotel.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film ‘Out of Africa’ was made to a great extent in this reserve. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen at the Mara. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. The reserve abounds with birdlife since dose to about 452 species have been recorded. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park. Accommodation is plentiful in Maasai Mara and ranges from five-star lodges to luxury tented camps and campsites within the reserve.
Lake Nakuru National Park
The park lies in Central Kenya, 140 kilometers north-west of Nairobi, in Nakuru district of the Nakuru county. It is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores. The ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with flamingos (greater and lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white rhino and buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.