4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Budget Safari

Departure city: Nairobi , Kenya | 4 days | Departure: Nov 26, 2018

Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 480

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Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve and Lake Nakuru in 4 days!

Masai Mara

Masai Mara is regarded as one of Kenya’s wildlife viewing jewels. Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Masai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Masai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km. It’s also a place where you have a good chance of spotting the ‘Big Five’ (Lions, Rhinos, Buffalos, Elephants & Leopards) as well as other cheetah’s, hippo’s crocodiles and much more.

There are a large number of other plain game include zebras, different species of antelopes, giraffes, and warthog, which are residents of the Mara all year round. The Mara is a perfect kingdom for the lions but there are also smaller predators such as cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals that roam the Mara area.

Another natural inhabitant is, of course, the Masai people. A semi-nomadic ethnic group known as fierce warriors and have largely remained very independent, staying strong to their traditional values and lifestyle. The Masai never hunt, but live peacefully alongside the wildlife in harmony, this co-existence makes the Masai Mara one of the world’s most interesting and unique wilderness regions.

Lake Nakuru
Lake Nakuru is home to more than 450 bird species, where you can easily locate and identify kingfishers, long-crested eagles, goliath herons and most especially famed pink flamingos. Beyond the lake, the park encompasses neighboring wilderness, where you can see sightings of black and white rhinos and Rothschild’s giraffes. They are joined by zebras, buffalos, warthogs, waterbucks, as well as, stalking predators such as leopards and spotted hyenas. Into the green forests are gazelles, impalas and Colobus monkeys. A park which has much to offer for its comparable size.

Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00 am and drive west to Maasai Mara Game Reserve with lunch en-route arriving in time for an evening game drive. Masai Mara game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight accommodations will be at the Camp (with hot showers and flush toilets).

Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Miti Mingi Eco Camp
Meals & Drinks: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast not included); Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Masai Mara National Park

After breakfast, we will proceed on a full day of game viewing within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. Break for your picnic lunch at the hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile. Dinner and overnight accommodation at the camp.

Main destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Miti Mingi Eco Camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included; Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru

An early morning game drive to the mara and return for breakfast. After breakfast, we will depart the Mara region for Nakuru. Lunch en route, with scenic views of Mt. Longmont and Lake Naivasha from afar on the main highway. Dinner and overnight at the budget hotel with self-contained rooms.

Main destination: Lake Nakuru National Park
Accommodation: City Max hotel
Meals & Drinks: All meals included; Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Nakuru to Nairobi

After breakfast, you will depart for a game drive in Lake Nakuru, later drive to Nairobi with lunch en route. You will arrive in the evening to be dropped off to your hotel within town premises. Time to say goodbye!

Main destination: Nairobi
Accommodation: None
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & Lunch (Dinner not included); Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Miti Mingi Eco Camp

The Miti Mingi – located in a serene, cool, under-trees environment – is situated within the Masai Mara Eco-system and on the banks of Ololaimutia River which is a watering point for most of the wild animals especially elephants, buffaloes, antelopes etc. Small and exclusive, comprising 25 tents. The tents are furnished with the understated required by the modern traveler. Decorated with calming safari tones, natural woods, wrought iron and crisp cotton each tent has been meticulously planned to maximize comfort.

City Max hotel

For the leisure traveller, it’s also near the major attractions within the city centre e.g. Nairobi Lake Nakuru National Park and many others. Be it any kind of travel budget, the Hotel Citymax has rooms that cater to all, without compromising on the quality of their service or the guest’s stay. Read more here.

 

Price of the entire trip: $480

Terms & conditions

  • 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.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee of 160 USD. Please select Single Supplement option in the payment page.
  • This trip includes pick up and drop off within town premises. Any pick up drop off outside town premises result in an additional fee of 20 USD per person per way payable to the driver.
  • Safari sharing charges a payment fee of 2% on the trip amount.

Inclusive:

  • Transport in safari van with hatch roof
  • Pick up from Airport
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All Park entrance fees
  • All Game drives
  • Statutory taxes
  • Services of our Professional Guide/Driver

Exclusive:

  • Personal insurance
  • Items of personal nature such as beverages, laundry, and telephone calls
  • Alcoholic & soft drinks like soda’s
  • Balloon safari
  • Maasai Village
  • Visa
  • Tips for the driver & guide

 

CHECKLIST


Here are some of our recommendations of items to take. We want to ensure you get the most out of your safari trip.

  • 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 in case the lodge/camp has 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.

TIPPING GUIDELINES


The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day