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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 Nairobi City Centre 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 Mara Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Mara Sopa Lodge
The lodge is set in the Oloolaimutia Valley and built into the surrounding hillside landscape. The accent around the lodge is on the indigenous Masai people and the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife and natural flora seen in every direction. The lodge is luxuriously appointed with all the mod cons one would expect from a Sopa styled lodge in the bush. The bedrooms are spacious, the large pool has wonderful views and there’s evening wildlife films and CNN to enjoy during the down-time. All this ensures that your stay will be blissfully comfortable.

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.
Overnight at Mara Sopa 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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley, the newest member of the Sopa family, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa.
Overlooking Lake Nakuru and its surrounding National Park, it is a paradise for bird watchers and wildlife lovers alike.

Only a two leisurely hours' drive from Nairobi, through beautiful forested uplands and passing a series of lake, 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 Rothschilds giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.

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 in the city center or airport 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 
  • Airport Transfers in safari bus on Private basis
  • All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English/Bi-lingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish – must be requested at time of requesting booking) speaking driver-guide on Private basis 
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meals and accommodation as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Filtered water will be provided in our safari vehicles. Travellers must bring their own reusable water bottle that can be refilled in the vehicle during the safari
Exclusions

    • Visas and international flights
    • Airport taxes (clients pay direct)
    • Driver-guide gratuities
    • Drinks, dining rooms tips, porterage
    • Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance
    • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
    • Balloon Safari

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 2,879 P P twin share
AUD 3,165 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,301 P P twin share
AUD 2,587 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,078 P P twin share
AUD 2,364 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Mar, 2023 to 31 Mar, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,811 P P twin share
AUD 3,097 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,233 P P twin share
AUD 2,519 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,011 P P twin share
AUD 2,297 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Apr, 2023 to 25 Jun, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,595 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,017 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 1,794 P P twin share
AVAILABLE

26 Jun, 2023 to 31 Oct, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 3,114 P P twin share
AUD 3,481 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,536 P P twin share
AUD 2,903 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,314 P P twin share
AUD 2,680 P P single
AVAILABLE

01 Nov, 2023 to 15 Dec, 2023

2-3 guests
AUD 2,879 P P twin share
AUD 3,165 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,301 P P twin share
AUD 2,587 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,078 P P twin share
AUD 2,364 P P single
AVAILABLE

16 Dec, 2023 to 01 Jan, 2024

2-3 guests
AUD 3,114 P P twin share
AUD 3,481 P P single
AVAILABLE

4-5 guests
AUD 2,536 P P twin share
AUD 2,903 P P single
AVAILABLE

6+ guests
AUD 2,314 P P twin share
AUD 2,680 P P single
AVAILABLE

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