Maasai Mara and Lakes (Lodge)

Tour Code 17MMLN4. Short Safaris & Treks
4 days from
$1'345 USD
USDwas 2020 USD
Plus 400 USD mandatory Safari Pass
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Group Size: Minimum 2

Discover the delights of Kenyan game viewing in this great short safari tour!

The Great Rift Valley is characterised by scenic lakes and game-rich pastures on the valley floor, and dramatic peaks and ridges along its escarpment. This rewarding short tour takes in Kenyas best-known parks; Lake Nakuru, which is famed for its thousands of flamingos that form a bright pink fringe around the lakeshore, and the Maasai Mara, home to the Big 5 and other wildlife that stalks the endless plains.

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Day 1. Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park Highlights. Lake Nakuru, Kenya.

Travelling west from Nairobi we drop down into the Great Rift Valley at the famous Mau escarpment while taking in the magnificent views.

After lunch we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park with its iconic flat topped acacia trees and large shallow soda lake with its fringe of pink flamingoes.

Day 2. Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve

Departing this morning we traverse the plains and head towards the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to a magnificent array of animals.

After having lunch en route, we have an afternoon game drive in the park heading towards our comfortable lodge and a relaxing dinner.

Day 3. Maasai Mara National Reserve Highlights. Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Today we enjoy a full day exploring the park. We will generally head out in the morning and afternoon as these are the times that the animals are more active. During the heat of the day we relax at our comfortable lodge.

The Mara is home to some amazing animals and we hope to catch the 'big 5' along with large herds of wildebeest and zebra.

Day 4. Maasai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi Highlights. Great Rift Valley.

After a final breakfast at our lodge, we leave the Mara behind and head back up the steep escarpment of the Great Rift Valley towards Nairobi.

Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.

Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation.
Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

TOUR STYLE:
Short Safari & Treks
This Short Safari and Treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable

ACCOMMODATION:
Comfortable twin share lodges or tented camps with en suite facilities.

TRANSPORT:
Safari pop-top vehicle

Meals
3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

Accommodation
Comfortable twin-share lodges or tented camps with en suite facilities (3 nights)

Includes.
All tour highlights
Accommodation
Transport
Park entry fees
Meals as indicated
Safari hat
Services of local driver/ guide
Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Airport transfers
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
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Safari Pass

Each small group tour, Short Safari & Trek, Short Break and City Stay has a Safari Pass which is paid to your tour leader in Africa at the beginning of the tour (or pre-paid by arrangement prior to your tour). This is separate and in addition to the Tour Price, and covers selected park entries, activities and excursions along the way where payment goes directly to the supplier to ensure local suppliers benefit directly from the income.

400 USD or * (If prepaid)

* This pass is a compulsory add-on for this tour.

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