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Join an amazing safari where you will have the opportunity of spotting the Big Five, as well as see some big cats and flamingos in their amazing natural habitats. Kenyan people are friendly and you will be able to choose to do as little or as much as you like. The combination of wildlife, together with its beaches and mountains, makes Kenya a fantastic holiday destination.
Airport transfer included: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
The Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in a wonderland which lies in the heart of one of the Kenya’s parks (Ramsar site), only two hours away from Nairobi. The lodge offers accommodation in 95 spacious deluxe rooms, which have a glass sliding door, en-suite bathrooms with permanent showers, and also have great views of the park, garden, or lake. They also offer two suites with a private veranda and a sitting room, as well as the zebra room, which is the oldest at the lodge and is now 100 years old.
Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature. All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs, and these stretch along the line of the hills with the impressively large public area buildings and the swimming pool at their center.
The lodge has fifty guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these house two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds, mosquito nets, electronic safes, dressing tables, en-suite bathrooms, and sheltered verandas that all have views over the gardens and the game reserve beyond. Six of the cottages each contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas.
In addition to all of the above, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed; dressing table and indoor seating area. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath; and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes below.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the dramatic Rift Valley arriving at the Pink Lake for lunch. There will be an afternoon game drive inside Lake Nakuru National Park, which is famous for its huge flocks of pink flamingos. The birds throng on Lake Nakuru itself, one of Rift Valley's soda lakes that comprises almost a third of the park's area.
The park was established in 1961 and more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here, as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife. Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, and white rhinos are just some of the animals visitors might see, and the landscapes range from sweeping grasslands bordering the lake to rocky cliffs and woodland.
The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These tall branching succulents are endemic to the region and provide an interesting textural element to the arid landscapes. You will have dinner and spend the night at Lake Nakuru Lodge. The approximate transit time is two hours. Today, lunch and dinner are included.
After breakfast, you will depart for Maasai Mara, one of the world's most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries. It is named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. In their language, Mara means mottled, perhaps a reference to the play of light and shadow from the acacia trees and cloud-studded skies on the vast grasslands.
The park is famous for the Great Migration, when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk.
The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard; especially in the dry months from December through February. Thanks to the parks altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year round. You will be arriving at Maasai Mara in time for lunch and a late afternoon game drive inside the park. You will have dinner and spend the night at Mara Sopa Lodge. The approximate transit time is six hours. Today, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.
After having breakfast at the lodge, you will leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive extending to the hippo point, where you will be searching for the big five, among plenty of other plains games. In between meals, there is an optional visit to the Maasai villages, manyattas, or and optional balloon safari. All meals will be served at Mara Sopa Lodge, where you will also spend the night.
After breakfast, you will depart for game viewing en route as you leave the park. You will arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon. The approx transit time is five hours and 30 minutes. Breakfast is included today.
During this safari, you will visit Lake Nakuru National Park and enjoy game drives in the Maasai Mara game reserve.
This safari will take place in Kenya, Africa. Kenya is the land of the Lion King and sits at the center of the African safari experience, with an outstanding variety of wild animals and chances to see the Big Five.
Although safaris are its greatest attraction, it is a country of great diversity with much more to offer than splendid wildlife. Essentially, it is a place for outdoor living; the coast offers beaches and water-based activities, the mountains present a challenge to hikers, and the rolling Savannah is a game viewer's paradise.
The country sits astride the equator and offers fabulous scenery and a variety of tribal cultures. From its central location, the sacred peaks of Mount Kenya reign over a landscape primarily covered by grassland and thorn trees, much of it enclosed within its many parks and reserves.
To the west, the spectacular Great Rift Valley is sprinkled with lakes teeming with a variety of bird life, whose shores and surrounds are traversed by agricultural farmlands. To the east lies the promise of an idyllic beach holiday, with the requisite white, palm-fringed beaches and pristine coral reefs.
Inhabiting the highlands and Rift Valley, are two of the most well-known tribal cultures: the Kikuyu farmers and the tall, red-clad Masai cattle herders. The coast is home to ancient Swahili civilizations and old port towns that are rich in a history of exotic spice trading and fighting.
Kenya has a sophisticated tourism infrastructure, with two major cities controlling the majority of the tourism trade. Nairobi, he capital, is the safari and hiking hub, situated in the cool central highlands, while on the east coast, the hot and humid trading port of Mombasa functions as the gateway to the resorts and pristine beaches of the area.
During the safari, you will be served daily meals as stated in the itinerary and the places where you will be staying offer different kinds of food, from vegetarian to non-vegetarian. East Africa offers an impressive range of foods and drinks to suit all visitors' needs. During the game drives a one-liter bottle of mineral water will also be provided for you.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Kenya Tanzania Trips will pick you up from the airport.
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