Join this budget safari to the world famous bird sanctuary of Lake Nakuru then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya's greatest concentration of game, the Maasai Mara. It is Kenya's most popular game park with the possibility of seeing all the big five and many other species of game. This safari is perfect for adventure travelers across East Africa wildlife who like the idea of camping or rustic accommodations or traveling on a low budget to get real value for this kind of safari!
During this safari, you will be staying at a camp or budget hotel.
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the floor of the Rift Valley with a brief stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint to take the most eyecatching view of the escarpment. Proceed to Lake Nakuru National Park with scenic views of both Lake Naivasha and Lake Elementaita en route, which are in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway to Nakuru.
Game viewing en route with picnic lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approximately 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon, and many species of plains game. Dinner and overnight at the camp or budget hotel.
Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and drive further along the floor of the Rift Valley to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive as you get a feel of this vast game filled reserve. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Spend the day in Maasai Mara, Kenya's most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the big five such as lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant. Game drives are flexible with the option of going out with picnic lunch boxes to spend entire day in the park, or you can choose to have an early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight at the camp.
Another morning game drive in Mara after breakfast. Then, drive back to Nairobi in the late afternoon. Drop off at your hotel.
This safari will take place in Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara, Kenya. The Maasai Mara is Kenya's finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. The sensation of the great wildebeest migration between July and October is unparalleled.
The wildlife is far from being confined within the reserve boundaries and an even larger area extends beyond the game reserve. Centuries of close association with the wildlife has resulted in an almost symbiotic relationship where wildlife and Masai people live in peace with one another.
The first sight of this game park is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor, and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya's most popular inland destination. There are several choices of the leading tented camps in the Mara for the experience of sleeping under canvas but in luxurious conditions.
At extra cost, you may visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle on day 3. The Masai are famous for their bravery as they have co-existed with the animals over the years.
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