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5 Days Great Rift Valley Safari in Kenya

Wildlife Kenya Safaris

This safari offers you the chance to visit Kenya’s top safari destinations situated in the Great Rift Valley. Explore the magical land of Kenya in one of the most famous national parks in the world. Feel the vibes of this stunning place and watch animals in their natural habitat and be mesmerized by the millions of birds flying over Lake Nakuru. Do not miss this incredible experience!

Highlights

  • Exciting game drives
  • Observe endangered and rare wildlife
  • Opportunity to birdwatch at Lake Nakuru
  • Experience the tour in a custom safari minibus with pop-up roof
  • Daily delicious breakfast, lunches, and dinners
  • English-speaking tour driver
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All parks fees

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Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

During this safari tour, you will have the option to choose between basic camping where you will be staying at camps throughout the safari or a more luxurious accommodation like Lake Nakuru Lodge, Naivasha Sopa Resort, and Mara Leisure Camp at different price range.

Lake Nakuru Lodge

The lodge offers accommodation in 95 spacious deluxe rooms all with en-suite bathrooms with permanent showers, a glass sliding door, a great view of the park, garden or lake, and two suites with private veranda and a sitting room. They also have a special tent called the Zebra room which is the oldest at the lodge, dating to a hundred years old as it was the first building on the site.

Guests can enjoy excellent cuisine at the Mutarakwa restaurant that serves buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner on live cooking counters. Mama Nikki bar comes alive at night where traditional dance performances are held. Corporate clients are welcome to hold meetings and other activities in their conference rooms which are equipped with modern facilities.

Naivasha Sopa Resort

This resort has around 21 cottages built in a crescent shape, and each has a total of four rooms, two on the ground floor and two at the top floor, which totals up to 84 rooms. Two of these rooms are suitable for the physically challenged and six of the cottages have inter-connecting rooms on the ground floor. The exterior walls of the cottages have stone walls giving it character and creepers and bougainvillea add a lot of color.

The same stone work is carried into the rooms, and is the exterior bathroom wall. The banister going up the top floor is wrought iron as well and the same creepers and bougainvillea are entwined around them.

Double story guest cottages with their ingeniously designed roofs are gently sweep away from one side of the main building to form a crescent which leads towards the lake shore. While the upstairs guest rooms have a single king size bed and the downstairs ones have two queen size beds, both have one thing in common and that is an extraordinary amount of space as well as lavishly appointed bathrooms.

The ground floor rooms have two queen size beds and a sunken living room at the front which opens out on to the beautifully manicured lawns. They also have sunken bath tubs and bidets. The top floor rooms have one king size bed and in front of it a balcony which has a beautifully designed wrought iron railing and furniture to match. This faces the lawns as well and the bathrooms are equipped with shower cubicles and bidets.

All rooms have large frontal windows, TVs, mini-bars, telephones, electronic safes, tea and coffee making facilities, and spacious, open air verandas.

Mara Leisure Camp

Mara Leisure Camp offers tents suitable for families, as well as individuals. They even have cottages for those of you who do not want canvas walls.

Program

Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park

Your first day begins by departing for your Great Rift Valley safari. You will stop at the escarpment view point to have a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley and marvel at the works of its volcanic activities. You will then drive down to Lake Nakuru National Park, regarded by avid birders' as the greatest world ornithological spectacle on earth.

The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingos lining on the lake shore is also a sanctuary to the black rhino, white rhino, and the Rothschild giraffe. The bird life here includes common species like the greater flamingos, African fish eagle, tawny eagle, green wood hoopoes, mocking cliff chat, and the great white and pink-backed pelicans.

Lunch is served en-route as you proceed for an afternoon game drive in this park that has a dense population of other wildlife before returning back to the campsite for dinner. The meal plan includes lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru - Lake Bogoria - Lake Naivasha

You will depart for Lake Nakuru after breakfast and proceed south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria where the hot springs and the geysers are the main attractions. The hot springs are even hot enough to boil an egg. The lake has been called the “new home of the flamingo” with a nomad population of up to two million birds that migrate from Lake Nakuru Park, making it one of the major attractions.

Lunch is served at the Lake Bogoria Spa Resort and later an afternoon game drive in the reserve as you depart the resort. After the game drive, you will head back to your campsite near Lake Naivasha, arriving in the early evening. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara

You will get plenty of opportunities to finally spot amazing big five, or from June to September, you can witness the miracle of nature - wildebeest migration. You will then depart from Lake Nakuru after breakfast and travel on the floor of Rift Valley and head to Maasai Mara, the home to the great new eighth wonder of the world.

You will arrive in time for lunch at the campsite followed by a short rest and later explore the reserve on a late evening game drive. An early evening dinner will be arranged under the African bushes and skies. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Have fun with a full day in Maasai Mara! It's also a great timing for a balloon safari but with additional cost. After breakfast, you can have optional activities to choose from like visiting the local Maasai Village or taking a guided nature walk near your lodge or camp for some additional fee. After lunch, you will enjoy another afternoon game drive in this vast reserve. The meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 5: Maasai Mara - Nairobi

Depending on your safari program, you will start your day with a complete English breakfast at the camp and depart from Maasai Mara arriving back at Nairobi in time for lunch. You will have a farewell lunch in a Nairobi restaurant for to sample a variety of Kenyan cuisines. A transfer to the airport for your flight home can be arranged at additional cost. The meal plan includes breakfast and lunch.

Location

This retreat will take place in Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park, Lake Bogoria, and Lake Navishia in Kenya.

Food

For this safari vacation, you will enjoy daily delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

Things to do (optional)

During this safari trip, you can opt for a hot air balloon ride and an optional visit to the Masai Village with additional cost.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • All park entry fees
  • Bottled water while on the safari
  • Game drives
  • Trained and experienced English speaking driver and guide
  • Transportation in a custom safari minibus

What's not included

  • Baggage insurance
  • Beverages
  • International airport transfers to and from Nairobi
  • Holiday supplements
  • Laundry services
  • Single rooms
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Visa

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 45% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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