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Nairobi: 4-Day Lake Mara and Nakuru Safari

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

Day 1: Your tour begins as you are picked up from your accommodation in Nairobi. From there, drive to Masai Mara with a stopover at the Great Rift Valley, before continuing through Longonot and Suswa, making another stopover at Narok to refuel. Arrive to Mara in time for lunch, following which you proceed for an evening game drive. The park is popular for the Big Five: lions, elephant, leopards, buffalo, and rhinos. At the conclusion of your safari, return to camp just in time for dinner. Day 2: Your day begins with an early morning game drive in the grasslands, followed by breakfast back at the camp. Following breakfast, head out for a game drive in the park in search of its popular resident predators, as well as prey such as zebra, wildebeest, and giraffes. A packed lunch is consumed while you are on the safari, which is followed by a visit to the Mara River - well known for its dangerous crocodiles that provide ample kill-viewing experiences. Your day later comes to an end with a delicious dinner and overnight rest at your camp. Day 3: The destination for your third day is the famous Lake Nakuru. Start your day early with a quick breakfast, before beginning the 6-hour journey covering a distance of about 340 kilometers to Lake Nakuru. Upon reaching Lake Nakuru in the afternoon, take a break for a scrumptious lunch followed by a few hours to rest after checking in to your lodge. Early in the evening, head out on your game drive to see one of the world’s largest ornithological sites. The Lake Nakuru region is extremely famous for its flamingo and diverse wildlife, but what adds even more awe to the area is the black and white rhinos. Your eventful day later comes to an end with a freshly prepared dinner and overnight rest at the camp. Day 4: Following another early morning breakfast, take a game drive en-route to Nairobi City. Stop-overs will be made in some towns, providing you with the chance to buy souvenirs. Your arrival to Nairobi takes place late in the afternoon, at which point you are transferred to either the airport or your accommodation.

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

2. 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 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. Afterwards, 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. Stopover 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 to Crescent Island. Day four begins with a hearty, early morning breakfast followed by a tour through Nakuru Park, which is home to over 350 species of bird including colorful flamingos. The park is also home to black and white rhinoceroses, 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.

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Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Private 4 Day Safari

3. Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Private 4 Day Safari

This tour give you an experience of Lake Nakuru, a well known bird watchers paradise as well as Maasai Mara, which is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya. The massive population of Flamingos is the main drawcard, but there is also an abundance of other wildlife waiting to be discovered. Lying in the volcano-strewn Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru is one of a chain of 8 lakes which stretch the length of Kenya from Tanzania to Ethiopia. Maasai Mara with its abundance of wildlife is renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in July/August the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara. Spend two nights in the famous reserve allowing you plenty of time to start ticking off the "Big Five" (Buffalo, Elephant, Leopard, Lion and Rhinoceros) or even the "Big Nine" (Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe and Hippo). If wildlife is what you came to Kenya for, look no further. Itinerary: • Day 1: Depart from your Nairobi hotel or airport for the Rift Valley, arriving on time for lunch at your lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar. • Day 2: After breakfast drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. • Day 3: Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. • Day 4: After breakfast, return to Nairobi and get dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or the airport

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3-Day Maasai Mara Luxury Safari - Experience Kenya by Air

4. 3-Day Maasai Mara Luxury Safari - Experience Kenya by Air

Come to the incredible country of Kenya and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Maasai Mara National Reserve from both land and air. The Maasai Mara is a huge game reserve in southwestern Kenya, basically the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania with an area of 1,510km. Your 3-day adventure begins and ends in Nairobi. The park is named after the Maasai people, the native inhabitants of the area, and their description of the area as viewed from afar: Mara, which is Maa (Maasai language) for "spotted." This is an apt description for the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows that dot the area. Detailed Itinerary • Day 1: Enjoy a pickup from your hotel and head to Wilson Airport for your flight to the Maasai Mara. The flight takes about 1 hour (there may be stops along the way). After arrival in Maasai Mara, continue to your camp/lodge and enjoy a delicious lunch after check-in. Following lunch, visitors go on a game viewing drive. In the evening, return to the lodge for dinner and your overnight stay. • Day 2: A full day in the Maasai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. See zebras, gazelles, wildebeests, and many other animals. • Day 3: Day 3 begins with an early start and a game drive before breakfast. Then, transfer to the airstrip for your approximately 1-hour flight back to Nairobi. During the flight, there may be stops along on the way.

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From Nairobi: Private 3-Day Safari to Masai Mara

5. From Nairobi: Private 3-Day Safari to Masai Mara

Masai Mara is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya, with its open rolling grasslands and abundance of wildlife renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well as an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in July/August the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara. Itinerary: Day 1 - Nairobi - Masai Mara Depart from your Nairobi hotel or airport for Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight accommodation is at AA Mara Lodge or similar. Day 2 - Masai Mara Early morning and late afternoon game drives. All meals and overnight accommodation is at a lodge or luxury camp in mara. Day 3 - Masai Mara – Nairobi After breakfast, return to Nairobi and dropped off at your Nairobi hotel or Airport.

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Overnight Private Safari To Masai Mara

6. Overnight Private Safari To Masai Mara

Start with an early pickup from your hotel in Nairobi and start the drive to Maasai mara with a stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point. Here you can see the effects of volcanic activities which happened many years ago. Upon arrival to the Masaai Mara game reserve, you will see vast vegetation and also spot animals like: zebra, giraffe, topi, and Thompson gazelle, among others. After a one-hour drive, you will arrive at the lodge and the staff will brief you about your stay. Lunch will be served at the lodge and later on you will do an evening game drive, from the afternoon until the park closes in the evening. Afterwards, settle in for dinner and then sleep. The next day, you will have an early morning game drive as you catch the sun rise over the horizon. Have a late breakfast and then depart back to Nairobi. Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel.

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From Nairobi: 2-Day Masai Mara Safari with Flight

7. From Nairobi: 2-Day Masai Mara Safari with Flight

• Day one: Nairobi to Masai Mara National Reserve Get picked up from any address in Nairobi and transfer to Wilson Airport for your flight to Masai Mara. Fly over the beautiful Great Rift Valley for between 45 minutes and one hour. On arrival to Masai Mara, you will be met on the airstrip and driven the short distance to the camp. Settle in for lunch in the camp, then head out for an afternoon game drive, returning later for drinks around the campfire, dinner, and an overnight. Lunch and dinner are included. The flight leaves at 8:00 AM or 10:30 AM. Overnight will be at an available Masai Mara accommodation, either Base Camp Masai Mara Tented Camp or Ashnil Mara Tented Camp.  • Day two: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi City Wake early for a morning game drive at sunrise and then return to the camp for a full breakfast. Check out by 10:00 AM for your flight at 11:15 AM, having you back in Nairobi at 12:15 PM. Transfer back to your hotel to conclude the tour.

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What people are saying about Maasai Mara National Reserve

Hello, everyone ! I found it very annoying that there was no reasonable rating before my trip and no one knew which safari is the best. In addition, I called several safari in Germany and the prices were about 2000 euros for 5 nights. I am a regular at Getyourguide and so far I have never been disappointed. I can recommend this safari to you. We saw everything and of course the camp was completely normal, but it's ok. It is not worth taking something expensive. The safari is important and the safari was beautiful. You can write to the company and you can also do Amboseli for 2 nights. I've only done Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru; you also go to Naivascha See and you can have lunchtime with hippos;)) in Naivascha Resort. Fantastic !!! Everything fantastically beautiful, really gorgeous. As always, 5 stars for Getyourguide. You can also book a safari from the town, but for foreigners the prices are really high and that is really the best alternative. Really gorgeous.

Me and husamd had the mos amazing time on the massi mara safari , it was an incredible experiance , our driver issac was brillaint , he is very knowledgeable and brilliant at what hd does , he went above and beyond to make sure our safari was perfect

It was great from start to finish. Well organized and Robert (our guide) was available for any questions. He fulfilled all our wishes and tried to make sure we took home the best memories from these four days. Thanks for that.

Make full use of time to make the most game driver in this three-day two-night trip

Everything is excellent. Hotel, foods , guide, game drives. I love everything.