5 Days Lake Naivasha & Maasai Mara Premium Packagefrom
Savour the breathtaking sight of the Lake Naivasha National Reserve!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Lake Naivasha is at the highest elevation of the Kenyan Rift valley at 1,884 meters in a complex geological combination of volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits from a larger Pleistocene Era lake. Apart from transient streams, the lake is fed by the perennial Malewa and Gilgil rivers. There is no visible outlet, but since the lake water is relatively fresh it is assumed to have an underground outflow.
The lake is home to a variety of wildlife including over 400 different species of bird and a sizable population of hippos. The fish community in the lake has been highly variable over time, influenced by changes in climate, fishing effort and the introduction of invasive species.
The first sight of this National Reserve is breathtaking. There is nowhere else on earth to compare with this wildlife marvel. The combination of a gentle climate, scenic splendor and untold numbers of wildlife makes the Masai Mara National Reserve Kenya’s most popular inland destination. We have several choices of the leading tented camps and lodges in the Mara for the experience of sleeping under canvas but in luxurious conditions!
- All meet and greet services.
- All arrival and departure transfers.
- Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary.
- Complimentary welcome or farewell lunch/dinner in Nairobi.
- Transportation in a safari vehicle with pop-up roof.
- Lunch in Naivasha.
- 1 hour boat ride at Lake Naivasha.
- All park fees and conservancy where applicable.
- Game drives as per the itinerary.
- Maasai village visit.
- Services of an English speaking professional guide.
- Bottled drinking water on board.
- Sanitizers and masks on board.
- AMREF Emergency Evacuation Cover.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills, laundry.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Any international flights.
- Visa fees/application
- Travel insurance.
- Any other item(s) or events not included in our itinerary.
- Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara –KES 45,000 per person per day.
Nairobi-Naivasha –Masai Mara National Reserve
Karibu Kenya! You will be warmly met by our driver guide at the Airport or City Hotel, and escort you to your 4x4wD vehicle. Drive through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha for one (1) hour boat ride and lunch. Lake Naivasha is the second largest and highest of all Great Rift Valley lakes. It is a fresh water lake and is surrounded by two other smaller lakes, Lake Oloiden and Lake Sonachi (Crater Lake). Lake Naivasha is also a diverse bird and animal habitat, supporting animals such as hippo and over 200 species of birds. The lake is also known for fishing though this is subject to restrictions to preserve fish stock. Lunch will be served in a nearby hotel. Later depart for Masai Mara to arrive in the evening for check in. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Game viewing at Masai Mara National Reserve
You will be lucky to have two days of game viewing and mainly following up on the migration. After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve with picnic lunch. Descend to the Mara Triangle a safe haven for Elephants, gradually drive to the Kenya and Tanzania border point; one of the touristic visit points. Arrive at the Mara River that is invested with Nile crocodiles and Hippos resting at the banks of the river as they prey on the crossing wildebeests, zebras. You will witness the infamous migration with thousands of wildebeests, zebras crossing from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in search of pasture. Indulge your picnic lunch at scenic acacia tree providing you cool shade with the beautiful view of the Mara River. You will continue with game drive until evening when you return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight
Game viewing + Maasai village
The day starts with a nice cup of coffee, ready to leave for an early morning game drive in the Mara Reserve. Our expert driver guides knows the area like nobody else and do their utmost to trace the game for you as the sun rises. During the morning period, the animals are more active and you have the best light conditions to take your pictures. You enjoy your lunch at the camp/lodge before leaving for another thrilling adventure: visiting a Maasai village to learn of their culture, where people and wildlife coexist peacefully in an environment made possible by combining both traditional knowledge of the Maasai with modern scientific practices .Return to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Today is the end of your safari, so we bid farewell to the camp/lodge staff. Drive back to Nairobi, our driver guide shall drop you off at the Airport for your scheduled flight back home.
Accommodation to be offered at some of the best camping sites/lodges recommended by Alface Tours and Travel team.