5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Safaris in Kenya

Kenya Safaris and Adventure

Enjoy safari packages that will give you some unforgettable experiences at rock-bottom rates. The magic of Africa's bush at prices that will leave you with some elephants in your wallet! Covering multiple places, this budget safari will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From birds to hippos, the North American red swamp crayfish, and various aquatic plants, you can see it all here.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Flying doctors services
  • English speaking driver and guide
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • Transportation while on safari
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

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4 activity days in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

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Accommodation

During this retreat, you will stay at multiple lodges and camp sites. For day one, you will stay at Sopa Lodge in Lake Naivasha. During day two, you will stay at Flamingo Hill Camp at Lake Nakuru, and as for day three and four, you will stay at Masai Mara Sentrim Camp.

Campofrio Safaris Wildlife Safaris Kenya Program

This five-day Lake Naivasha budget safari takes you through Lake Naivasha which is surrounded by stands of papyrus and is a bird-watchers paradise with over 400 bird species being recorded. Fish eagles and ospreys, herons and egrets, red-knobbed coots and black crakes can be found within the area of this beautiful lake, which also supports around 500 resident hippos and introduced sport fish including the Nile perch, the North American red swamp crayfish and various aquatic plants. The safari's route includes one night at Lake Naivasha, one night at Lake Nakuru, two nights at Maasai Mara, followed by departure.

All the scheduled regular road safaris are guaranteed for a minimum of two persons. To accord each traveler a window seat, each minibus carries a maximum of seven passengers. Since the company policy is not to split couples, the maximum occupancy that is normally found during a safari is six passengers per vehicle.

For the regular road safaris, English-speaking driver/guide will be provided and is knowledgeable in the flora and fauna of the country. If advised upon booking on the language preference of your choice, Campofrio Safaris will endeavor, if and where possible, to allocate a driver and guide who can communicate in the preferred language.

At the hotels, lodges, or camps, Christmas and New Year supplements are generally applicable from 15th December, 2017 to 8th January 2018, inclusive. Easter Supplements are also generlly applicable from the 4th to the 7th of April, 2017, inclusive. It rates at 50 USD per person per night.

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Naivasha

Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO), you will be met by Campofrio Safaris airport representative and briefed about the safari. The rep will take you through a brief pre-safari orientation before embarking on your dream safari adventure of Kenya.

You will then go to Lake Naivasha area to arrive in time for lunch at the respective lodge. You will spend the rest of the day relaxing. Afterwards, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge. The distance to to Lake Naivasha is approximately 100 kilometers and will take around two hours' drive.

Some of the excursions you can do is to visit Hell's Gate National Park, have a boat ride on Lake Naivasha and visit the Crescent Island, a curious peninsula archipelago, depending on the lakes’ water level, which is filled with different species of herd animals.

You will also be able to walk freely around the island. Other than that, you can also visit Elsamere, former home of Joy Adamson and a little further past Elsamere, there is the emerald green Crater Lake. This is one of the best places in the area to see black and white Colobus monkeys. Today's meal plan include lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park

You will have your breakfast and depart for the Rift Valley arriving for lunch at a lodge in Lake Nakuru National Park. You will then continue on your journey in the late afternoon with game viewing and bird watching. Lake Nakuru is a shallow soda lake, renowned for its huge concentration of flamingos. It is also a Rhino sanctuary.

You will them embark on a game drive which includes a walk on the shores of the lake to view flamingos from close range. Be sure to keep your eyes open for the elusive leopard or the tree climbing lions of this park. The afternoon game drive is included and you will return to your lodge as the sun sets. Afterwards, you will have your dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp. The distance to Lake Nakuru is approximately 100 kilometers and will take around two hours' drive. Today's meal plan include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, you will go to west past of Mount Longonot via Narok to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. You will arrive just for lunch at the respective camp. You will then have a late afternoon game viewing drive. Afterwards, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Mara Sentrim Camp. The distance to Masai Mara Game Reserve is approximately 310 kilometers and will take around six hours' drive. Today's meal plan include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve

The early morning calm air of the Masai Mara has made possible the introduction of hot air balloon flights. It is available as an optional tour to see the park from a bird's eye view, beginning from leading lodges and camps in the reserve. You are advised to reserve early to avoid disappointment for this adventure.

You will begin your day with a pre-breakfast morning game drive in the reserve, a great opportunity to explore the vast flora and fauna of this magnificent reserve. After a rewarding game drive, you will return to your lodge for a late morning breakfast. Afterwards, you will continue on your day with lunch and a late afternoon game viewing drive.

As an alternative option, you can also have a full-day game drive with picnic lunch boxes which include visits to Mara River, Kenya Tanzania Border Post and stand a great chance to view the "Big Five" and have a picnic lunch at Hippo Pool.

You will then return to your lodge late in the afternoon and just relax or visit the nearby Masai Village if you want to as an optional excursion. Afterwards, you will have dinner and stay overnight at Mara Sentrim Camp. Today's meal plan include breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast at the camp, you will embark on your return journey to Nairobi. You will arrive early in the afternoon and be dropped off in Nairobi. However, use of room is not included in price. You will then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for scheduled International departure flight. You will usually arrive three hours prior to flight departure time. The distance to Nairobi approximately is 270 kilometers and will take around five hours drive. Today's meal plan include breakfast.

Location

This safari will take place in Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru, and Maasai Mara, Kenya.

Food

During the safari camp, you will be served with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 7 seaters minibus with window seat guaranteed
  • 24-hour emergency telephone number
  • Airport transfers
  • All park and reserve entrance fees
  • Daily meals
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Flying doctor services
  • Mineral water

What's not included

  • Accommodation before and after safari
  • Additional activities, excursions, and services
  • Additional meals and drinks
  • Airfare
  • Applicable departure taxes
  • Laundry
  • Personal expenses
  • Telephone calls
  • Tips to driver guides and porters
  • Visa

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Campofrio Safaris will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
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Low season

 

  • April 1 - June 30
  • November 1 - December 15

 

High season

 

  • January 2 - January 31
  • March 1 - March 31

 

Peak season

 

  • February 1 - February 28
  • July 7 - October 31
  • December 16 - January 2

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