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Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

1. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

Day one begins with pickup from Nairobi and travels along the Great Rift Valley towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Stop along the way to soak up the view from a magnificent lookout, then arrive at the park just in time for lunch. Later, set out on an epic evening game drive across the rich, tree-studded grasslands and rolling hills. The famous Maasai Mara is renowned for its great herds of black-maned lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, and virtually every type of Kenyan wildlife. After a restful night’s sleep at your camp, enjoy a picnic-style breakfast to set you up for day two. Head out on a full-day game drive, with a visit to the Mara River which is home to a large concentration of animals. Once you’ve worked up a bit of an appetite, have lunch at a viewpoint overlooking the crocodiles and hippos lazing in the river. Afterward, you have the option to visit a Maasai cultural village to gain insight into the homes and social structure of the Maasai people as well as how they live in harmony with the environment and the animals. Wake up early on day three with another fantastic game drive, then re-energize with a late breakfast before departing to Nakuru National Park. Stop over for a picnic lunch along the way and soak up views of the magnificent Kenyan landscape that surrounds you. Arrive in Nakuru and, if time allows, pass by Naivasha for a boat ride, at your own expense. Day four begins with a hearty, early morning breakfast followed by a tour through Nakuru Park, which is home to over 350 species of birds including colorful flamingos. The park is also home to black and white rhinos and has been established for the protection of endangered species such as this. After an unforgettable four-day experience, relax and reflect on the return journey to your hotel or airport in Nairobi.

Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

2. Nairobi: 4-Day Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Camping Safari

Spend 4 days exploring the sweeping Maasai Mara, one of Africa’s most diverse ecosystems, and Lake Nakuru, home to pink flamingos and the rare white rhino. Spot Africa’s Big Five game animals, enjoy sunsets over the savanna, and camp out in spacious tents on the reserve. Day 1Start early with pickup from your hotel and drive to Maasai Mara. Your first stop will be at a viewpoint with breathtaking views over the Great Rift Valley, before continuing to a traveler's motel for lunch. Check-in to the campground late in the afternoon, then drive out for a sunset game viewing. Dig-in to a buffet dinner back at the campground and enjoy a relaxing evening under the stars. Get settled in your spacious self-contained tent, complete with a bed, bathroom, and hot water and electricity in the evening. Day 2Drive out into the reserve for a full day of exploring as you search for the Big Five. Optionally, start the day with an early morning balloon safari to admire the Mara form the air. Pause under the shade of the croton trees for a picnic lunch and admire the park's expansive plains. In the afternoon, reach the Mara river, the site of the annual wildebeest migration, and see the hippos and crocodiles lying along its banks. Return to camp for the evening or, optionally, visit the local Maasai village for a cultural tour and a chance to learn about the community. Day 3After an early breakfast, enjoy a final game drive out of the Maasai Mara Reserve. Head to Lake Nakuru and stop for lunch in the local town before continuing to your accommodation for the night. Day 4Start with another early breakfast and depart for Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. The park is home to a sanctuary for black and rare white rhinos, as well as flocks of pink flamingos that live at the lake’s edge. To finish the tour, make your way back to Nairobi. Stop for lunch on the way before you are dropped-off back at your hotel in the city.

From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

3. From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara At 8a.m you will be picked up from your hotel. Commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint where you will stop over to view of the floor of the Rift Valley. Arrive at Miti Mingi Eco Camp or similar in time for lunch, check in. Enjoy a sunset game drive from 4.30-6.30p.m. Return to camp for dinner Day 2: Full Day in Maasai Mara 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. This day you will go all the way to the river where the wildebeest cross into Mara from Serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sited at the banks of Mara river. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Breakfast, checkout as you game drive enroute out of Maasai Mara. Option: Masai village visit $20 per person Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru. Arrive in time for lunch followed by relaxation, dinner and overnight stay at Lanet Matfam Private safari to Naivasha and Amboseli National Park. Day 4: Nakuru to Naivasha Breakfast. Depart by 7 a.m straight to the park. It's a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos. Possibly observe the pink flamingos. The game drive lasts 3 hrs, after which you depart on a 1-hr drive to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at Astorian Hotel. After lunch, head to Hell's Gate for a biking safari. Later go for a 1hr boat ride on Lake Naivasha for bird watching and hippo viewing. Day 5: Naivasha - Amboseli Breakfast then drive to Amboseli National park which is famous for its scenery, backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro which dominates the landscape and open plains. Arrive in time for lunch. Check in at AA Lodge Amboseli have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive in search of its game animals with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to AA Lodge Amboseli for dinner and overnight. Day 6: Amboseli Full day Breakfast, and spend the day in Amboseli National Park. Known for large elephant herds, and views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania, observation Hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, and hundreds of bird species. Day 7: Amboseli - Nairobi After breakfast check out with a short game drive enroute to Nairobi. We will provide simple complimentary snack lunch on the way. You will be dropped off at your hotel or the Airport.

From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

4. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making your booking. On the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. At the end of the boat ride, you'll head back to Nairobi for a 6:00 PM arrival.

Elephant Orphanage,Giraffe Center&Karen Blixxen Day TripTour

5. Elephant Orphanage,Giraffe Center&Karen Blixxen Day TripTour

After getting picked up from your hotel in Nairobi, head to the Giraffe Center, where you can see giraffes living in a semi-wild state. Learn about their behaviors, traits and conservation efforts. You will also get the opportunity to feed these gentle giants. Next, head to the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Take a walk through the center where baby elephants wait to be fed. Watch them play in the water and gargle their milk and discover each of the elephant's personal story. Once the youngest are fed, its time to feed the 2-3-year-olds, some of whom are old enough to feed themselves. Watch as they hold their giant milk bottles in their trunks and make quick work of several gallons of milk. After giraffe center you vist the Famous Karen blixxen museum of Out of africaKaren Blixen Museum was once the centre piece of a farm at the foot of the Ngong Hills owned by Danish Author Karen and her Swedish Husband, Baron Bror von Blixen Fincke. Located 10km from the city centre, the Museum belongs to a different time period in the history of Kenya. The farm house gained international fame with the release of the movie ‘Out of Africa’ an Oscar winning film based on Karen’s an autobiography by the same title. Your final stop before heading back to Nairobi will be the Kazuri Beads Factory. Get the opportunity to admire the beautiful beads and pottery which have been handcrafted by African women. We finish the tour and drop you at the hotel for desired rest or Airport drop off to catch flight home

Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

6. Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

After meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel, start your journey to Nakuru National Park. While en route, stop at the Great Rift Valley view point where you will attain magnificent views of the escarpments. After a beautiful drive, you will arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am. Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park where you are guaranteed to see rhinos in their natural habitat. On the way to the park, enjoy a stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint to see the volcano below. Upon your arrival, start the 3-hour game drive with your guide. Break for lunch at a local restaurant at Lake Nakuru Lodge (own cost). After lunch, continue to explore the park with your guide as you head toward Lake Naivasha. Leaving the park at approximately 3:00pm you will swap your car for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha. While on the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. Relax on the journey back to Nairobi, with drop-off at your hotel.

Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

7. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

Discover Kenya's premier wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara National Reserve After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi 7.30, commence your drive to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a sunset game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve from 4.30 to 6.30 pm after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner at Miti Mingi Eco Camp https://mitimingiecocamp.com/ Rhino Tourist Camp https://rhinotouristcamp.com/ or similar Day 2: Maasai Mara Spend a day exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. You will drive all the way to the mara river where there are lots of resident hippos and crocodiles. You will also have a bush picnic lunch experience under the umbrella trees or overlooking the river. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annual event only seen in Maasai Mara. All year round maasai mara has alot of animals roaming freely in the savanna Keep an eye out for the predators of the savanna - lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Enjoy your breakfast, checkout as you game drive enroute out of Maasai Mara. Option: Masai village visit at Usd 20 per person Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru. Arrive in time for lunch followed by relaxation, dinner, merriment and overnight stay at Lanet Matfam (http://lanetmatfamresort.co.ke/) Day 4: Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate National Park After an early breakfast, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. Look out for the rare white rhinos, one of the Big 5 and have the chance to see pink flamingos. Continue to Naivasha, where you'll arrive in time for lunch at Astoria Lodge or similar. Visit Hell's Gate National Park for a biking safari, then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for birdwatching and hippo viewing. If your energy levels aren't up to cycling, you can take a driving tour of the park instead. Overnight at Astoria https://astorianhotels.com or similar Day 5: Naivasha to Nairobi After breakfast at your accommodation, begin your return journey to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch along the way and conclude your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or at the airport.

Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,KarenBlixen&Kazuri beads

8. Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,KarenBlixen&Kazuri beads

Excellent Game Viewing near the city. literally, a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District. Recommended for short visits in Kenya. Begin your Nairobi tour with pickup from your hotel and a short drive to Nairobi National Park. Take a game drive through the park. It is a Safari miniature but wonderful. Take a game drive and spot some of Kenya’s “Big Five” without truly leaving the confines of Nairobi city on this experience. Ideal for those short on time in Kenya, this budget-friendly, 4 hours safari trip takes place in Nairobi National Park, a reserve close to the city where you can see lions, rhinos, buffalo, cheetah, and more in the wild At 10.00 You exit the park Visit coffee shop enroute to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park. Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. Then Proceed to Bomas of kenya for traditional dances and acrobats After that A choice of departures and return hotel or airport transfers makes everything extra easy.

Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

9. Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park (L, D) You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30 AM-8:00 AM, at which point you will travel to the Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Afterward, you'll proceed to an afternoon game drive which will last until around 6:30 PM. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park (B, L, D) You will have the entire of your second day to explore the park, with a break to enjoy a picnic lunch. Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, and is often referred to as the "Home of Elephants". Some of the largest elephant herds are found here, and the game park also contains zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, and antelope. Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park (B, L, D) Departing Amboseli in the morning, you will travel via Nairobi for lunch before driving to the Great Rift Valley, stopping to view the scenery along the way. You will soon arrive at Lake Nakuru, which is also referred to as the Pink Lake due to its number of flamingos. After arriving in the evening, you'll proceed to take a game drive, followed by dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru guest house. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos, as well as over 400 species of birds found there. The lake itself is a soda (or alkaline) lake on the floor of the Rift Valley. The lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species. Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Begin with an early-morning game drive in which where you can watch and photograph birds and animals. Following that, you'll enjoy breakfast before departing for Maasai Mara. You will arrive there in time for lunch, before later heading out on an afternoon game drive. Day 5: Full Day at Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Following breakfast, leave the camp and proceed for a whole-day game drive. You will have a picnic lunch, and will also cover the Mara River. Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi (B, L) On your final day, you will travel from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi.

Lake Nakuru National Park: Full-Day Tour

10. Lake Nakuru National Park: Full-Day Tour

0630-0700hrs After picking you up early in the morning from your hotel in Nairobi we will depart on our 2.5-hour drive towards Lake Nakuru National Park, including a stop a the Lake Nakuru viewing point. On arrival at the Lake Nakuru park you will embark on a game-viewing drive, with a chance to see some of Kenya's remarkable birdlife on the beautiful lakes of the Rift Valley. Keep your eye open for other animals grazing along the shoreline, including some of Africa’s famous game animals. Lake Nakuru has earned its fame as the home of the greatest bird spectacle in the world, a myriad of often more than a million pink flamingos that flock to feed at its shallow warm waters. After our morning trip through the park enjoy lunch at one of the lodges before we leave for another game viewing drive. Depending on how much wildlife is we come across, we will leave the park between 15:00 and 16:00 to arrive back in Nairobi between 18:00 and 19:00 and we drop you at your hotel. Don’t miss this opportunity to get up close with some of Kenya’s most amazing birds and other wildlife. Feel free to combine this tour with dinner at the Carnivore Restaurant.

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4.6 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Simon answered all my inquisitive questions about wildlife & knew every species of animal we saw. He knew their mating habits, some of their origins and more! He waited for me despite my later flight landing, then Picked me up straight from the airport and dropped me right back off during my long layover. He waited at a café for me to get breakfast which was super accommodating—- and had Wi-Fi as well as electricity for charging your phone within the car all day. He had great driving skills and navigated my day well. Still took me on a solo tour which allowed me to nap in the back seat and pivot to all looking points of the safari car. Took the best pics of me and we had some good stories shared. Thanks so much for the short experience in Kenya!

Awesome safari ,starting from easy reservation through Emirates Airlines and easier with Get your guide application ,we found everything written in detailed program as it is We were lucky enough to see Leopard hunting and eating impala,Lions,Lioness,Cheetah, Fox,Hyena and her cups,Zebras,wildebeest,Thomson Gazelle klipspringer and other species of those look like,Giraffe,Elephants,Buffalos,Hippos many ,Crocodile, Mongoos,baboons,Monkeys,Rhinos,Flamingo birds in nakuru lake ,Eagles ,colorful birds ,Ostriches ,Masaya Mara village and local people Accommodation not bad with jungle spirit ,try to lower your expectation ,Food not only in camps also in restaurants almost good .. keep same what's app to be easier for you I'VE LOVED THAT SAFARI

Really great trip! I love that you have the ranger to yourself on the whole trip if you book solo - total win for me! Simon was a fantastic guide -10/10. Very knowledgeable, kind and helpful. The tour guide for the boat ride was fantastic too. I will be using this tour company again.

Great trip with many new impressions. My guides Thimothy (Naivasha National Park) and Patrick (Lake Nakuru) were very friendly and helpful. In addition, they have a great deal of specialist knowledge and are also interested in getting to know their guests.

Saw the big 5 as well as a load of other amazing animals. Our driver and guide was outstanding throughout the trip. Hells gate bike ride was really great fun too