4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – Wildlife Viewing Safari in Kenya to Maasai Mara National Reserve & Lake Nakuru National Park.

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – SAFARI OVERVIEW

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – SAFARI OVERVIEW

This affordable 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru is a 2-night/3-day wildlife safari in Kenya that takes you to two of Kenya’s finest wildlife areas – Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park – on endless game viewing drives.

Your 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru will begin with a 3-hour drive from the bustling city of Nairobi to one of the most beautiful soda lakes in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru. Nakuru, meaning, “dusty place” in the Maasai language is a birder’s paradise and a great destination to see both black and white rhinos, as well as Cape buffalo, Leopards, Lions, and Rothschild giraffe

From Lake Nakuru, you proceed on a scenic drive across the Great Rift Valley floor to Masai Mara National Reserve, the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas and one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves.

Masai Mara is renowned for the epic wildebeest Migration. It’s also a photographer’s paradise destination, with abundant wildlife, birds, incredible African landscapes, and excellent weather. The BBC Television show titled “Big Cat Diary” was filmed here. From Masai Mara, you drive back to Nairobi, where this 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru ends.

You can book or tailor this 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru and explore some of the finest scenic, birding, and wildlife spots in Kenya

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – PRIME SAFARI ACTIVITIES

  • Masai Mara game drives
  • Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • A bush picnic lunch in Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Spot Africa’s Big 5 animals
  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in seasonal
  • Spot African Big Cats like Lion, Leopard, and Cheetahs
  • Photograph over 400 bird species at Lake Nakuru
  • View Africa’s Great Rift Valley
  • Visit a traditional Maasai Village – optional
  • Hot-air balloon safari over the Mara – optional

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – FEATURED SAFARI DESTINATIONS

Day 1: Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Day 4: Nairobi

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS

Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park, afternoon game drive.

Day 2: Travel to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, evening game drive.

Day 3: Full-day game drive in Maasai Mara. Optional Maasai Village Cultural Tour/Hot Air Balloon Safari.

Day 4: Sunrise game drive and transfer back to Nairobi.

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru – DETAILED SAFARI ITINERARY

Day 1: Drive From Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National Park, Afternoon Game Drive & Bird Watching

This fantastic 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru starts today! Your tour driver guide shall pick you up from your hotel in Nairobi at around 08.00 am. After a short tour briefing, you will leave the lively city of Nairobi and drive northwest for about 3 hours to one of the most beautiful soda lakes in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Lake Nakuru. You’ll arrive in time for lunch at your lodge.

After lunch, you’ll have a short break before embarking on an afternoon game drive around the lake. Nakuru means “dusty place” in the Maasai language. The lake is protected by the 188km2 Lake Nakuru National Park. It was declared a national park in 1961 due to the vast flamingo population (sometimes over 1.5 million of them at one time), which covered the lake in a blanket of pink plumes.

However, since 2014, rising water levels from heavy flooding have significantly reduced this phenomenon, shrinking their breeding and feeding grounds. But a safari at Lake Nakuru still delivers some of the best wildlife viewings in Kenya. The park is a great destination to see both black rhinos and white rhinos, as well as Buffalo, Leopards, Zebras, Impalas, Lions, Monkeys, Hyenas, Gazelles, Waterbucks, Hippos, Gazelles, African rock pythons, and the endangered Rothschild’s giraffe.

You will drive along the salty shores of Lake Nakuru to discover a variety of birds including large flocks of Pelicans, Cormorants, Egrets, Herons, Ibises, Ducks, Spoonbills, Fish Eagles, Kingfishers, and more.  After a game drive, you will return to your lodge to relax, have dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – The Cliff/ Sarova Woodlands

Midrange: – Lake Nakuru Lodge/Flamingo Hill Camp/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx.155km/3 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Lake Nakuru
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 2: Travel To Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Evening Game Drive

After an early breakfast on day two of your 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru, you will set out on a scenic drive of about 4 hours across the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas and one of the world’s greatest wildlife reserves.

You’ll arrive in time for lunch at your lodge or camp. After lunch, take some time to rest and then go on your first game drive in the Mara. Scenically, the Maasai Mara is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. It is a classic ‘savannah’ park with golden grass, blue skies, towering escarpments, occasional trees, and rocky hills. The Masai word ‘Mara’, meaning spotted, refers to these dots in the landscape.

Spanning some 1,510km2, the reserve is populated by incredibly prolific wildlife. And from around July and October every year, one of the world’s greatest wildlife spectacles takes place here. This is when over 1.5 million Wildebeests, 300,000 Gazelles, and 250,000 Zebras gather their young and trek across the crocodile-infested Mara River in the Maasai Mara, searching for fresh grass to graze.

Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and you are almost guaranteed to see the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, Leopard, Lion, and rhino). The park is also one of the best places to see Cheetahs in Africa. After your exciting first game drive, you’ll return to camp to freshen up, have dinner, and a good night’s sleep.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Drive Distance & Time: – Approx. 237km/4 hours

Activities & Services: –

  • Drive to Masai Mara
  • Afternoon game drive

Day 3: Full-Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara. Optional Maasai Village Cultural Tour/Hot Air Balloon Safari

You’ll have a full-day safari in the Mara on day three of your 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru to increase your chances of seeing a variety of the reserve’s wildlife species. As wildlife is most active in the early and late hours of the day, your safari wildlife viewing adventure will begin before sunrise.

If you’re lucky, you could see predators hunting during these hours – for example, a cheetah chasing down a gazelle or impala or a lion hunting and killing a wildebeest or a Buffalo. You will have a chance to spot all of the iconic Big Five animals of Africa and thousands of other wildlife, as well as more than 450 bird species.

You will have a bush picnic lunch and plenty of drinking water available so you can fully enjoy a full day of adventure. Remember to pack extra batteries for your camera, because the Mara is also a photographer’s dream destination with incredible African landscapes and excellent weather. This is where “Big Cat Diary” for BBC Television was filmed.

Optional Activities:-

Hot Air Balloon ride in time for sunrise (including champagne and bush breakfast). You will see why the Maasai people named it the Mara (“spotted land”) as you float over specks of shrubs, cloud shadows, and animal herds.

Masai Village Visit in the afternoon or evening to learn about the fascinating culture of the famous Maasai People. At the end of the guided tour, there will be a chance to buy some gift items and curios made by the villagers – a chance to give back to the local community.

Accommodation:-

Luxury: – Mara Serena Lodge/Ashnil Mara Camp/Mara Leisure Camp

Midrange: – Mara Sopa Lodge/Jambo Mara Lodge/Basecamp Masai Mara

Meal Plan: – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Activities & Services: –

  • Morning game drive
  • Maasai village visit

Day 4: Sunrise Game Drive And Transfer Back To Nairobi

After a delicious final breakfast in Masai Mara National Reserve today, you enjoy one last morning to witness a breathtaking sunrise over the golden savanna plains of the Mara. You will then proceed to Nairobi, where the 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru comes to an end. Safe travels!

Please Note: Extensions to Zanzibar, Mombasa Diani beach, Tanzania or Uganda, and/or Rwanda for mountain gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking tours can easily be arranged. Please contact us for more information.

End of the 4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru − SAFARI INCLUSIONS

  • Selected National Park and reserve entry fees
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transport and game drives in 4X4 Safari Van/Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari

4 Days Kenya Safari Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru − SAFARI EXCLUSIONS

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages/drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights
  • Domestic Flights – Arranged on request
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer – Arranged on request
  • Accommodation in Nairobi – Arranged on request

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