5 Days / 4 Nights Nakuru Masai Mara Safari

Arrive/Nairobi – Lake Nakuru  National Park- Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi/Depart

Introduction

Accommodation preview

Destinations

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Basis

Duration

Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport Nairobi Day 1 Day 2 B&B 1 Night
Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Lake Nakuru National Park Day 2 Day 4 FB 1 Nights
Loyk Mara Camp Olare Motorogi Conservancy Day 4 Day 7 FB 2 Nights
Not Included Transfer  for International departure Day 8 Day 8 Breakfast Not Included

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast.

FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 1: FOUR POINTS BY SHERATON NAIROBI AIRPORT, NAIROBI   

Nairobi

Situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions: its cafe culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, Giraffe Centre and most notably just 20 minutes from the city centre wild lions and buffalo roam in the world’s only urban game reserve. Make sure you pay a visit to the elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Day Itinerary

A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport by our AMA Safaris representative (ETA TBA).

Meet and greet and thereafter transferred to your hotel where you are booked on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch and dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, BB.

Overnight: Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport       

Conveniently located within the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Complex, The Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport hotel is the ideal stopover for travellers.  Whether on business and needing a functional space to work or schedule meetings, or a leisure tourist wanting a respite from the African heat before the next journey, the hotel offers a warm and invigorating space.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

DAY 2: LAKE NAKURU SOPA LODGE, LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK         

Nakuru

Nakuru is a city on the shores of western Kenya’s Lake Nakuru, within a reserve that sprawls across almost 200 square kilometres. It is the capital of Nakuru County, located in the Great Rift Valley. Ten kilometres from town lies the massive Menengai Crater. A hiking trail leads up to the rim of this ancient caldera, offering bird’s eye views over the lake and surrounds then plunges 400 metres down to the floor below, where you will find ancient forests. Lake Nakuru National Park, surrounding Nakuru, is home to exceptional birdlife, as well as over 50 varieties of mammals. These include lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, rhino, antelope and various primates.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast pick up and proceed for a city tour with a visit to the Elephant Orphanage & Giraffe Centre. Lunch at a local restaurant and thereafter drive to Rift Valley Region and on to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park’s ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park is an important Ramsar site and supports a wide ecological diversity. The 188km² Lake Nakuru is the only KWS-administered reserve that is fully enclosed. Once just a bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru is now the best place in Kenya to see the highly protected black and white rhino Among other animals found in the park include rhino, lion, leopard, flamingos, Egyptian geese, water-buck, giraffe, hyena, buffalo, baboons, vervet monkeys, gazelles, Flamingos (Greater and Lesser – if lucky) and other water birds being also major attractions of the area. In the evening proceed for a game drive till sun set. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge LDBB

Overnight: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge         

Lake Nakuru Sopa lodge is located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley; the Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park.

The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos and other water birds being the major attraction of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the white and black rhino, buffaloes and others.

The Lodge is 20km from the park main gate and 15 minutes drive from Naishi airstrip. Lodge accommodation consists of 60 rooms which include 2 inter-connecting rooms, 2 rooms accessible on wheel chair. Rooms are grouped into single, twin or triple rooms. All rooms have a clear view of the lake and you are able to view the sun rise from the balcony. All rooms have safe box, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar is stocked on request and telephone extensions are also provided in all rooms.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 3: LOYK MARA CAMP, OLARE MOTOROGI CONSERVANCY

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

The Olare Motorogi Conservancy is an 85km² expanse of prime private wilderness in southwest Kenya which forms part of the Maasai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem and wildlife dispersal zone. The conservancy lies immediately to the northwest of the main Maasai Mara Reserve. Tourism is limited to a maximum of 94 beds which maximizes the client wilderness experience and minimizes the environmental impact of tourism. Open hills provide a habitat for a diverse range of grazers, including giraffes, zebras, hartebeests, and warthogs. These herds attract large numbers of predators, including lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals. In between the hills run a number of small seasonal streams, fringed by stretches of forest which are home to a broader range of species including baboons, elephants, buffaloes, hippos, and leopards.

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, the journey continues to the world-famous Masai Mara Park arriving in time for lunch at Loyk Mara Camp. Afternoon game drives in Maasai Mara. Return for dinner and overnight at Loyk Mara Camp.

Overnight: Loyk Mara Camp          

Loyk Mara Camp is exclusively located in Olare Motorogi Conservancy on the boarder of Ntiakitiak River. The Camp has been settled down on 50 acres of private land where you are surrounded by nothing else but exceptional and stunning scenery and a panoramic background view of wildlife.

The Camp has 16 fabulously superior en-suite rooms that captures the essence of the modernized African design, culture and tradition in combination with a stylish and exclusive atmosphere, excellent food and personalized services. We accommodate business and leisure travellers and make sure their stay with us is memorable.

For fly in Clients we use Ol kiombo Airstrip 20km from the camp and takes 30 minutes drive with the game drives to the camp. For drive in from Nairobi Its between 5 – 6 hours drive with stopovers.

Basis

Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

DAY 4: LOYK MARA CAMP, OLARE MOTOROGI CONSERVANCY

Day Itinerary

Spend a full day in Mara with morning & afternoon game drives or a full day game drive with picnic lunch.

All meals and overnight at Loyk Mara Camp, LDBB

We awaken to the sounds of Africa and begin our day with a morning game drive, affording an intimate and profoundly personal bond to the world of the wild. Our expert driver guide is hard at work, pointing our each individual miracle of the land that we are now part of.

An extensive afternoon game drives run explores the depths of the deep Masai mara. Everywhere there are animals, including monkeys and yes birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the huge jungles cats- Lions, Leopards and cheetahs just watching the earth go by. And go by it does: rhino, gazelles, antelopes and massive elephants by the herds. There are animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and streams.

Basis

Full Board: Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch

DAY 5: END OF ITINERARY

Day Itinerary

Early morning game drive, followed by brunch at the camp. Later, we leave behind the legendary African Savannah, seen so many times in films and documentaries; the endless extensions of grassland gives way to bush land, and slowly, to the rich green vegetation around Nairobi. Free afternoon.

Transfer at 1300hrs for lunch at the Carnivore restaurant. Later in the evening, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for schedule International flight. End of Service

Basis

Half Board: Breakfast and lunch

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