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Days of Operation – Wednesday & Friday Duration – 4 Days Vehicle – Now in 4x4 vehicle (Scheduled) 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.
Detailed Itinerary

Clients to make own way to Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi by 0700hrs for the safari briefing.
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.

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 supplementary cost)
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.

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.


Meet and greet services

All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a 4x4 vehicle with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English / Bilingual (French, German, Italian or Spanish) speaking driver-guide on shared basis

Guaranteed window seat

Meals and accommodation as specified

All park fees and government taxes

Mineral water during game drives


Airport transfers

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


Safari Briefing:                   Day 01 at 0700hrs approx.

Departs on Day 01            0730hrs approx.

Returns on Day 04            1200hrs approx. (onward flights to be booked 1530hrs onwards)

Pick up Point            Safari Park Hotel                      0730h

Drop off Point          Intercontinental Hotel            1200h

Minimum 02 pax required to operate tour (single pax on request)

Children under 7 not permitted.

Child supplement is available on request

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

Due to road and traffic conditions, in order to maintain the scheduled departure timings, it is recommended that clients arrive a day prior to the programme and book a pre-night. All clients must be at the pickup point in time for briefing.  The safari will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the safari group, will need to be borne directly by client on the ground.

For clients not staying at the featured pick up hotel,  Pickup from a city center hotel or Airport & Pickup from hotel outside city center a supplementary cost will be applicable

Similarly for clients requiring drop off post safari at alternate hotel , Drop off at hotel within city center or Airport & Drop off at hotel outside city center a supplementary cost will be applicable

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.

Specific language speaking guides must be requested at time of requesting booking and are subject to availability at time of confirmation.

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 for storage in Nairobi.  Additional supplement costs  will apply to handle excess luggage until your return to Nairobi from the safari. This service can be pre-booked alternatively clients can pay for this directly on the ground

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS - Supplement cost is available on request

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


Trip Highlights

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve - Lake Nakuru - Nairobi

Departure Period

01 Nov, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 1,897 P P twin share
AUD 2,157 P P single

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