Explore The Great Rift
The Great Rift Valley in Kenya dates back to 25 million years ago. It’s formation in Kenya paved way to the creation of outstanding scenic beauty, Fresh Water Lakes and Reserves full of wildlife. Lake Nakuru is a haven for bird lover’s as there over 2 million pink flamingos and about 450 different species spotted. A sanctuary to The Black Rhino and White Rhino offers a perfect breeding ground. Maasai Mara is no doubt paradise on earth, It’s been declared as the 8th wonder of the world due to abundance of flora and fauna. The annual migration of wildebeest is the greatest show. Lake Naivasha is approx. 200 sqkm in size and is a fresh water lake, It’s a great spot to view water birds, Resident Hippos and the intelligent Fish Eagle.
Day 1: Nairobi – Arrival
On arrival at JKI Airport , get your visa sorted with immigration and after that you will head to the baggage hall. A final clearance will be done by the Customs and do exit the building where our guide will be awaiting your arrival.
A transfer will be arranged to the hotel for leisure. Overnight at Tamarind Tree Hotel .
Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru
Drive time : 3.5hrs drive
Distance : 170kms
Breakfast will be served at 0730hrs and thereafter at 0800hrs an office staff will meet you at the lobby to offer a briefing for your program. On check out you will depart at 0830hrs for Lake Nakuru National Park. The drive will take you through the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at the Camp in time for lunch and leisure. Spend the early afternoon at leisure or enjoy time at the Spa. An afternoon game drive will be arranged as you search for wildlife. A visit will be arranged to the shores of the Lake and a magnificent view will be appreciated from the Baboon Cliff. Dinner and Overnight at Flamingo Hill Camp (B/L/D)
Day 3: Lake Nakuru – Lake Bogoria (Day Trip) – Lake Elementaita
Drive time : 6 hrs drive
Distance : 300kms
Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs in search of wildlife. Proceed to Lake Bogoria National Reserve. Have a leisurely drive as you head north and on arrival a visit will be arranged to the hot springs that make this park very special and unique. Picnic lunch will served at a secluded spot and later explore to search for the greater Kudu’s. At 1500hrs the return journey will commence arriving at the lodge early evening. The lake is about 25 sq km and is home to resident Pelicans, Spoonbills and Cormorants. The view of the magnificent sleeping warrior is a beautiful sight as you enjoy the sunset. Dinner and Overnight at Sentrim Elementaita Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 4: Lake Elementaita – Maasai Mara
Drive time : 5.5hrs drive Distance : 250kms
Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs. Depart at 0730hrs for the world’s famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. The drive will take you through dry lands and large wheat plantations. A stop will made at Narok for a break. This town is run by the local Maasai people and don’t be surprised to see cows walking around. The stretch from here to the Reserve is over a tarmac road and thereafter 70kms will be on a rough and bumpy track. You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and take a brief nap. Experience evening game drive in search of The Big Five. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Base Camp (B/L/D)
Day 5: Maasai Mara
Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs in search of wildlife. Enjoy a half day game drive in search of wildlife. Arrive at the lodge for lunch and leisure. At 1500hrs a guided walk safari will be arranged as you view wildlife on foot and a visit will be arranged to a Maasai Village to learn more about this unique tribe that co-exists freely wildlife. Return to the lodge for leisure. Dinner and Overnight at Mara Base Camp (B/L/D)
Day 6: Maasai Mara
Breakfast will be served at 0630hrs. Today you will experience a full day game drive as you search for wildlife extensively. Picnic lunch will be served. Return to the lodge for leisure and later you will be transferred to a spot away from the lodge where a bush barbecue dinner will be served as you hear sounds of the wild. Diner and overnight at Mara Base Camp (B/L/D)
Day 7: Maasai Mara – Lake Naivasha
Drive time : 5 hrs drive Distance : 235kms
Breakfast will be served at 0700hrs.
Depart at 0730hrs for Lake Naivasha.
You will arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and leisure.
At 1500hrs a transfer will be arranged to the jetty to select the boat and explore the lake that is home to resident hippos and water birds.
You will visit Crescent Island where the famous movie “Out of Africa” was shot. Today it’s got resident wildlife that live freely and you will have a Guided Walk Safari as you relive the movie.
A transfer by road will be arranged to the lodge for leisure. Dinner and Overnight at The Great Rift Valley Lodge (B/L/D)
Day 8: Lake Naivasha – Nairobi – Departure
Drive time : 2.5 hrs drive Distance : 100kms
Breakfast will be served.
Depart for Nairobi.
A scenic drive will be enjoyed and on arrival a transfer will be arranged to JKI Airport to board your flight back home. (B)