5 Days Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara National Reservefrom
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Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Medium Group
Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya, lying North West of Nairobi, outside the town of Naivasha. It is part of the Great Rift Valley. The name derives from the local Maasai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise. The lake has a surface area of 139 km², and is surrounded by a swamp which covers an area of 64 square km, but this can vary largely depending on rainfall. It is situated at an altitude of 1,884 meters. The lake has an average depth of 6 m with the deepest area being at Crescent Island, at a maximum depth of 30 m. Njorowa Gorge used to form the lake’s outlet, but it is now high above the lake and forms the entrance to Hell’s Gate National Park.
The Masai Mara together with Tanzania’s Serengeti form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain paints a picture of Africa for many. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains. But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few. Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Mara plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.
- 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.
Drive to Masai Mara via Lake Naivasha
Pick up by one of our representatives from Nairobi airport/hotel. We drive south toward the spectacular Great Rift Valley for some incredible photography shots. Proceed to Lake Naivasha for a one (1) hour boat ride and lunch. Lake Naivasha is the second largest and highest of all Great Rift Valley lakes. Lunch will be served hot in a nearby hotel. Later depart for Masai Mara to arrive in the evening for check in. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp.
Masai Mara Experience
Early Morning breakfast at the camp/lodge, we leave for a full day game drive in the Masai Mara and explore the high concentration of diverse African wildlife. We are led by expert driver guide, the day promises to showcase some of Kenya’s best wildlife including the famous big 5 as well as the Wildebeest Migration. We take a break for lunch overlooking the great Mara River. We return to camp late afternoon for some light refreshments before dinner and a much needed good night’s rest after an action packed day.
Cultural Visit & Afternoon Game Drive
After breakfast; we have the option for a walk to nearby Maasai village. This forms on of the top rated safari tours in Africa featuring the best of the Kenyan cultural heritage. Here you will discover the Maasai community way of everyday life. The Maasai warriors will perform a cultural dance, followed by a performance by the colorfully dressed Maasai women. We return to camp/lodge for lunch and then set out for an afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara. We focus on the big cats as they wake in the afternoon and follow the wildebeest herds. We return back to camp/lodge for a buffet dinner and a good night’s rest.
Full day in the Masai Mara.
Early Breakfast set off for another full game drive in the Masai Mara. Today we concentrate on the Wildebeest migration and follow the great herds. Picnic lunch is served in the reserve as we look to see where the herds may cross from. We return back to camp/lodge late in the afternoon for dinner and a good night’s rest
After breakfast we depart for Nairobi, as we drive through the Maasai land and pass the Great Rift Valley, arriving early afternoon back at the airport / hotel, where our 5-day adventure comes to an end with a farewell lunch or dinner depending on your departure time.
Accommodation to be offered at some of the best camping sites/lodges recommended by Alface Tours and Travel team.