Kenya Rift Valley Lakes and Maasai Mara Camping Safari - 7 Days / 6 Nights
This is a road safari which starts and ends in Nairobi. You start with a trip to Lake Baringo, then transfer to Lake Bogoria, proceed to Lake Nakuru and then round it at Maasai Mara National Park before ending in Nairobi on the seventh Day.
Day 1: Nairobi - Lake Baringo
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, or if you are staying in a Nairobi City Hotel, our tour manager will meet you and brief you on your safari, and thereafter depart for Lake Baringo Club from Nairobi, which nestles amongst palm trees, green lawns and the clashing pinks, purples, reds and oranges of bougainvillea Obviously thriving in the hot steamy days that characterizes so many of the Great Rift Valley's lakes.
There is never a dull moment at the Club. Morning and evening bird-walks, always accompanied by ornithologist who give visitors the opportunity to see several magnificent birds of prey, noisy, restless, "bush" birds and the numerous species frequenting the shore.
Lake Baringo is at the threshold of Northern Kenya and its freshwaters are an oasis in the arid plains. The 129 sq km lake is well stocked with fish, and attracts many Pelicans, Cormorants and Fish Eagles. Crocodile.The Lake itself is truly beautiful, surrounded by volcanic ranges that stretch as far as the eye can see. This is an excellent base for exploring the lake, with boat trips ideal for bird and hippo spotting. This is the traditional home of the Njemps tribe, a unique people who are the only pastoral, cattle herding, tribe who also fish. Among other pastoral tribes such as the Maasai, eating fish is a taboo. At the lakes heart is Ol Kokwe Island, a stark rocky island that is home to Njemps villages and a well appointed camp. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite
Day 2: Lake Baringo - Lake Bogoria
Visit Lake Bogoria for a day's excursion. The Lake Bogoria National Park was opened to visitors in November 1970. Hot springs and baths provide a natural spa for the visitors. Lake Bogoria waters contain the blue-green algae which tend to attract thousands of flamingoes seasonally and turn the shores pink. Bushed grasslands surround the lake and visitors can spot a variety of animals here including the buffalo, zebra, impala, and dik dik. The southern shore of the lake consists of acacia-ficus woodland, while the northern part is a "papyrus swamp." Visitors can explore the beauty of the park by camping, walking or boating, they can either stay at the park lodge, or camp at one of the three public campsites or the professional campsite. A picnic site is available for them. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite.
Day 3: Lake Bogoria - Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, world renowned for its spectacle of millions if flamingo. The park is rich in other bird life and there are a surprising number of animals in this small and beautiful preserve.
Lake Nakuru National Park; A sea of flaming pink as far as the eye can see. These are the millions of flamingoes seeking for their food in the salty deep green waters of Lake Nakuru. The protected area is primarily for birds of which 400 to 500 species can be found here including cormorants and pelicans. However visitors to be Lake Nakuru may also catch a glimpse of Thomson gazelles, impala, waterbucks, giraffes, buffaloes or even black rhino and leopards. Dinner and Overnight at the Campsite.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
Leave after breakfast and drive to the Sekenani or similar, situated in Masai Mara; the richest game park in Kenya. Set up very naturally between two streams, the park gives you the opportunity to view a wide selection of wildlife such as lion, elephant, cheetah, leopard, rhino, giraffe and buffalo. All meals are taken at the camp.
Day 5: Maasai Mara
0630 hrs- early morning game drive - if you still want to go for more
Maasai Mara Balloon
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. All meals are taken at your camp before overnight at the camp.
Day 6: Maasai Mara
This day is spent exploring the Mara plains for predators and a visit to the Hippo Pool; of course not forgetting a view into the Serengeti plains across the Kenya / Tanzania border. All meals are taken at your camp before overnight at the camp.
Day 7: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Depart after breakfast, reaching Nairobi ready for lunch at your hotel / restaurant.
Cost: Euro 665 / US$ 970 per person. Based on minimum 2 persons travelling
- all game parks or national parks entrance fees
- all game drives in the various parks accompanied by our professional English-speaking driver cum guide
- transport by comfortable safari vehicles with hatch-roofs
- all campsite fees
- all camping equipment (except sleeping bags)
- accommodation in the campsite
- three sumptuous meals per day whilst on safari, prepared and served by our cook.
- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara - US$ 385 per person extra
- (Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)
- Tips to driver guide, cook and porter.
- Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
- Items of personal expenses