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Overview
This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a firsthand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife. An ideal package for family and friends. This is a small group package tour with a minimum of 06 guests booking. Rates are available on request for a private tour for 02 guests as well

Program Type

Escorted Experience

Vehicle Type for Touring

Car or Small Van AC

Detailed Itinerary

Clients are met at their Nairobi hotel or Airport and travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Masai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge was opened in 1965 and lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly needed to go on a game drive. Keekorok's charm lies in the liberal use of local building materials. Sandstone, cedar wood and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge there is a 300m elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a small bar at one end. This overlooks a dam where resident hippo and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephant and buffalo on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in. Though there are watchmen on the constant look out!

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Masai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari at a supplement)
Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Leaving the Masai Mara after breakfast, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes. It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.
Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

Lake Nakuru Lodge
Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site) only two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful, forested uplands and passing a series of lakes. On the outskirts of the bustling market town of Nakuru lies a truly remarkable national park which has achieved international fame. Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity, and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos for which it is justly famous. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages. There is a good program of activities and evening entertainment.

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, arriving late morning. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off at the drop off point in the city centre for ongoing travel arrangements.

Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions on return to Nairobi ex- Safari
Lunch or Dinner at Carnivore
Out of Africa Excursion
Shopping trip to Utamaduni and Kazuri Bead Factory
Use of Pollmans Club Lounge

Inclusions
  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport 
  • Airport transfers on private basis 
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 Land cruiser with pop-up roof
  • English Speaking safari guide 
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All Park fees and government taxes
  • Filtered water will be provided in safari vehicles and clients will be provided with a reusable water bottle
Exclusions

  • Visas and international flights/regional flights
  • Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
  • Personal travel, baggage, and medical insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry, and any items of a personal nature
  • Balloon Safari (quoted separately)
  • Any other services which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Notes

Christmas Supplement & Easter Supplement will be added to the tour cost if applicable.

Child supplement is available on request

We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.

Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags

Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.

Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing.  It will be handed over to you on your return from safari.  Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points

Trip Highlights

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru

Departure Period
01 Jan, 2023 to 28 Feb, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,828 P P twin share
AUD 3,235 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,250 P P twin share
AUD 2,657 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,028 P P twin share
AUD 2,434 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Mar, 2023 to 31 Mar, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,653 P P twin share
AUD 2,799 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,074 P P twin share
AUD 2,220 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 1,852 P P twin share
AUD 1,998 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2023 to 24 Jun, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,614 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,036 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 1,814 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

25 Jun, 2023 to 31 Oct, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,121 P P twin share
AUD 3,701 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,542 P P twin share
AUD 3,123 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,320 P P twin share
AUD 2,900 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2023 to 15 Dec, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,828 P P twin share
AUD 3,235 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,250 P P twin share
AUD 2,657 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,028 P P twin share
AUD 2,434 P P single
AVAILABLE

16 Dec, 2023 to 02 Jan, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 3,133 P P twin share
AUD 3,720 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,555 P P twin share
AUD 3,142 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,333 P P twin share
AUD 2,919 P P single
AVAILABLE

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