4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
lodge safari road package
This is a safari to the world famous Bird Sanctuaries of the Great Rift Valley (Lake Nakuru), then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game - the Masai Mara. The Mara reserve is 1510 sq km of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers with a mass of amazing wildlife whilst Kenya’s rift valley escarpments offer some of the most breath taking views.
Day 1 – Lake Nakuru National Park
We depart our office in the early morning and drive down the Escarpment to the floor of the Great Rift Valley, to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. The park covers 180 sq km and is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and the park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists’ delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 2 - Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara
We head south to Narok; towards the expansive Masai Mara Reserve. We stop for lunch at the lodge (or luxury tented camp) followed by an afternoon game drive to experience the Mara Magic, returning for a sun downer and dinner in the evening.
wherever you go in the Mara you will see a frequent amount
of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat
eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala,
hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and
hippos also exist in great numbers. It is also common to see
lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the
plains for their next meal.Cheetahs and leopards are
harder to spot but are still reasonably common.
Day 3 – Masai Mara
The day is spent exploring the reserve through morning and
afternoon game drives. You may opt to do additional
activities offered at the lodges as well.
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual
wildebeest exodus in July and August when millions of these
grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of
lusher grass before turning south again in October.
Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the
savannah plains and the wildlife after which you come back
down for a beautiful champagne breakfast. These trips can be
arranged at our office upon booking.
Day 4 - Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive back to lodge for breakfast. After
breakfast we return to Nairobi arriving late afternoon.