5 Days Sweetwaters/Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari Profile


You tour Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy in the north – home to the largest Black Rhino sanctuary in East Africa and Chimpanzee sanctuary, before heading south to Lake Nakuru National Park, the world famous Bird Sanctuary, White & Black Rhino Sanctuary and home to the Rothschild Giraffe , then South over the Mau Escarpment to Kenya's greatest concentration of game - the Maasai Mara- Kenya's most popular game park, with the possibility of seeing all the big five and many other species of game. This is where the great wildebeest migration is a spectacle to behold for any would be visitor to Kenya mainly in July – October each year.

Day 1:- Nairobi/Sweetwaters

Pick up from your hotel at 0830 hrs and drive through the Kikuyu country side to the lower slopes of Mt. Kenya and across the Equator to Sweetwater’s Game Sanctuary, the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in this private sanctuary, with a Chimpanzee Sanctuary, the only one of its kind in Kenya. It is home to the Big 5: Rhino, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion plus many other game among them the rare Jackson’s Hartebeest, Thompson gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oryx, eland, Aardvark, baboons, grevy zebra, giraffe, cheetah, jackals, hyena, African wilddog and bat-eared fox. The sanctuary is also home to hundreds of bird species including Saddlebill stock, hamerkop, spoonbill, ostrich, gineafowl, spurfowl and secretary bird. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Tented Camp.

Day 2:- Sweetwaters/Lake Nakuru

Depart Sweetwaters after breakfast with a short game drive en route and proceed to the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Lake Nakuru is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley home to over 400 species of birds among them Marabou storks, hammerkops, fish eagles, pelicans, flamingos (Greater & Lesser). The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Some of the other game resident here are Lions, Leopard, hippos, waterbuck, buffalo, Common zebra, spotted hyenas, warthogs, Jackals, Rock hyrax, bat-eared fox, Olive baboons, velvet monkeys and mongoose among others. Other highlights at Lake Nakuru National park are the spectacular view points: Baboon cliff, Lion hill and Out of Africa; the beautiful hill: Enasoit, Lion hill ridge and Honeymoon not forgetting the Makalia waterfalls at the southern end of the park. The park is also famous for its unique vegetation including the largest euphorbia forest in Africa and the yellow acacia woodlands.

Day 3:- Lake Nakuru/Maasai Mara

Depart Lake Nakuru after breakfast and proceed to Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of such features as Lake Elementaita, Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot and Suswa, all of which are in the Great Rift. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch, followed by an afternoon game drive that introduces you to this vast game filled reserve. Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp.

Day 4:- Maasai Mara

Full day spent exploring the park in search of the Big 5 among other game. Meals and overnight at the Tented Camp.

The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The easily spotted game are virtually Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, antelopes, masai giraffe, elephants, buffalo, warthog, the big cats, leopard, cheetah, lion. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed from early July to August. Other animals easy to see are bat-eared foxes, jackals, spotted hyenas. Mara and Talek rivers are home to hippos and crocodiles. The reserve is rich with birdlife with about 452 species recorded among them vultures, eagles, common ostrich, go-away birds, secretary bird, cranes, storks, hamerkop, hornbills. Hot air balloon safaris are readily available in this park at an extra cost of US$450. At extra cost you may visit a local Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years.

Day 5:- Maasai Mara/Nairobi

After breakfast, you view game enroute as you leave the park and drive back to Nairobi via Narok; we stop to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts before continuing to Nairobi where our safari ends.

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