Great Lakes Kenya Safari – 7 Days

SAFARI OVERVIEW:

Day 01: Nairobi
Day 02: Baringo
Day 03: Bogoria
Day 04: Lake Nakuru/ Elementaita/Naivasha
Day 05: Masai Mara
Day 06: Masai Mara
Day 07: Nairobi

Day 01: Nairobi
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met by an Essenia Safaris representative for briefing and transfer to your Nairobi Hotel for an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel Sarova Panafric

Lake Baringo SafariDay 02: Nairobi – Lake Baringo
Depart Nairobi in the morning stopping en route to view the spectacular Great Rift Valley. We arrive in time for your hot lunch at Lake Baringo Hotel. Lake Baringo is a world famous bird sanctuary, late in the afternoon. We enjoy an evening boat ride in search of hippo, crocodile, and fish eagle. Lake Baringo is the most Northerly of Kenya’s small Rift Valley lakes; creased with papyrus and well developed acacia forest. Hippos, crocodiles and monitor lizards are effortlessly seen from the shore, as is a magnificent display of water birds. This is Kenya's bird watching centre with over 1200 different species native to the country and more than 450 sighted here.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Baringo Country Club

Day 03: Lake Baringo – Bogoria
A 30km drive south to the spectacular Lake Bogoria with hot springs and geysers being the main attractions. The lake has been called ‘the new home of the flamingo’ with a nomad population of up to two million birds. We enjoy a game drive in this pink fringed alkaline lake. Proceed for lunch at the Lake Bogoria Spa and Resort. Return to our lodge at the shores of Lake Baringo.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Baringo Country Club

Lake Nakuru SafariDay 04: Lake Baringo - Lake Nakuru
Depart Lake Baringo after breakfast heading for the Lake Nakuru national park. The Lake Nakuru ecosystem comprises of the lake, surrounded by mainly wooded and bushy grasslands. The park supports a wide ecological diversity with Flamingos (Greater and Lesser) and other water birds being the major attractions of the area. The ecosystem provides for about 56 different species of mammals including the White Rhino, Lions and Buffaloes and a variety of terrestrial birds numbering nearly 450 species.
Enjoy a game drive within the park. Lunch at Lake Nakuru national park. Depart Lake Nakuru for the nearby Lake Naivasha. Enjoy an afternoon boat ride within the Lake returning to your lodge for an overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Country Club

Masai Mara SafariDay 05: Masai Mara
Depart The Great Rift Valley lodge after breakfast and drive through the floor of the Rift Valley and conspicuous Masai land plains into the world famous Masai Mara Game reserve. This is probably one of Kenya’s most visited reserve with an extraordinary density of animals including the Big five and many other varieties of plains game. The Mara River cuts through the Mara and Serengeti eco systems giving life to the both reserves finally pouring out into the Lake Victoria.
Impressive and most notable is the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle instinct led migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya. This journey is coupled by numerous obstacles which makes it even more magnificent. Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game viewing drive.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 06: Masai Mara
Depending on the wildlife migration patterns and the weather, you could either opt for Morning and evening game drives or alternatively venture out for a full day.
Other optional activities on this day would be an early morning balloon flight over the Masai Mara plains and a visit to the nearby Masai communities.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Keekorok Lodge Masai Mara

Day 07: Nairobi
Breakfast and leave the Masai Mara. Enjoy extra game viewing en route out of the park as you drive through the plains and the floor of the Great Rift Valley arriving in Kenya’s capital city of Nairobi early afternoon.

END OF GREAT LAKES KENYA SAFARI

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