5 Days - Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru - Aberdare National Park

Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Aberdare NP, Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara

only$ 1024

* based on 8 participants

Get ready to be amazed by one of the most beautiful National Park & lake of Kenya. Come with us to visit Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Aberdare National Park on this 5 Days Masai Mara safari package. Follow the path of the emi-nomadic ethnic group known as fierce warriors and enjoy glorious views and amazing connection with nature. Experience the best nature Kenya has to offer!

Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Maasai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km.

Lake Nakuru National Park, a perfect site for holidays and retreats due to its close proximity to a variety of places of interests, including Hells Gate in Naivasha (1 hour away), Hyrax hills and Lake Elementaita.

Escape a night to Aberdare National Park where you will find abundant wildlife! It’s the habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, olive baboons, buffaloes, and others. Also, a spectacular scenery is waiting for your arrival. Soaring mountains give way to plummeting valleys and waterfalls. This makes Aberdare National Park a landscape lovers paradise. With over 250 species of birds, is it also a haven for bird watchers. Your private tour ensures personalized service and an itinerary to meet your needs.

 

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara
After Breakfast, You will be picked from your Hotel at Nairobi and proceed to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley.  The view of the floor of the Rift Valley is breathtaking. Lunch will be served on the way. Afternoon, you will check into camp at Maasai Mara and depart for a game drive in the Mara reserve.  After Drive, return to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner and Rest at the Lenchada Tourist Camp.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara Reserve
Spend the full day exploring Maasai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty sited at the banks of Mara river.

Optional: In the evening, Visit the local Maasai village for a Maasai cultural tour at USD10. Learn about the Maasai community and interact with the local Maasai people.

A balloon safari at a discounted USD 380 per person can be organized early morning on this day then proceed with the normal program. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place: the great migration. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.

Day 3: Depart Maasai Mara to Nakuru
You will enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Thereafter commence drive to Nakuru.  Upon arrival at 6 pm, you will spend the night at the Lanet Mat Fam hotel and have dinner there.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Aberdare National Park
You will have an early breakfast and depart by 7 am, straight to the park. It’s a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos which form part of the Big five animals. There is also a possibility to see the pink flamingos. The game drive lasts 3 hours, after which you are picked up by our driver for a private safari to Aberdare National Park arriving in time for lunch at Aberdare Country Club. After lunch, you are transferred to the park by the lodge vehicle.

The park provides a habitat for elephants, black rhinos, leopards, spotted hyenas, olive baboons, black and white colobus monkeys, buffalos, warthogs, and bushbucks among others. Rare sightings include those of the Giant Forest hogs, bongos, and many types of big cats. You can indulge in picnics, trout fishing in the rivers, and camping in the moorlands. You can also enjoy bird viewing with over 250 species of birds in the park.

Dinner and overnight at The Ark Lodge 

Day 5: Aberdare to Nairobi
Early morning viewing of animals from the lodge deck. Have breakfast and at 9 am, check out and drive back to Nairobi with drop off at your hotel or airport.

 

 

Lenchada Tourist Camp

Lanet Mat Fam hotel

The Ark Lodge 

 

Terms & Conditions:

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip. *Subject to the total number of participants & initial price paid
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • The trip must be paid in United States Dollars (USD)
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • The maximum capacity of this trip is 6 people
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee

The rates are inclusive of: 

  • Meals as per itinerary (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • 4 nights Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All Park entrance fees Mara, Lake Nakuru and Aberdare National Park
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Transport by a van with a pop roof for easy game viewing.
  • Bottled Water
  • pick and drop to the hotel in Nairobi

The rates are exclusive of:

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Tipping to guides (recommended)
  • Laundry & personal items
  • Optional activities

CHECKLIST



Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF).
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  • A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  • Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases.
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  • Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  • Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  • A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  • A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  • Mosquito repellent.