BAH 24-4 DAYS MAASAI MARA- LAKE NAKURU
This itinerary introduces you to one of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Maasai Mara, well known the world over for its awesome migration of the wildebeest every year between July and early September from Tanzanian Serengeti National park and back. This is a natural event that attracts the young and old, photographers, Researchers, Educationists, scholars, Film makers, Video shooters, honeymooners, celebs, great athletes from all corners of the world just to mention but a few. Holiday makers, businessmen are not left behind.
The Mara does not only boast of this event but, think of wildlife and birdlife, the Mara has it. The ecosystem supports a great variety of flora and fauna. You want to see the popular big five; the Lion, the Elephant, the Rhino, the Leopard and the Buffalo makes it one of the reasons the world converges at the Mara any time of the Month of the year. No specific time to visit but any time you think of it, make a step and you will be welcomed for your wildlife viewing and bird watching. It is friendly the year round. Plains game also abound. The Impalas, Zebras, Gazelles, Kudus, Dikdik, Antelopes, hyenas, warthogs, and the Jackals, just give a glimpse of what you expect to see. The hippopotamus, the crocodiles and the likes, also have their say in the waters of Mara River.Talk of birdlife as an ornithologist to say so, you will find a wide variety of bird species such as the crown bird, Marabou stork, Ostrich-the great runner, Secretary birds, weaver birds, wood peckers, Vultures, and many others. Your accommodation will be either at one of the finest game lodges, luxury tented camps or basic tented camps depending on your budget. These facilities offer authentic gastronomic experience. Drinks such as beer, wines and sodas are in plenty but sold separately as extras. The weather is welcoming and friendly all year round. It is not that extremely cold or hot as in other parts of Europe. Believe it, it is friendly and do not require heavy clothing. But some clothing just to keep you warm will be ideal. You may decide to have your cap on or head cover or none at all. This is the Mara.
AT LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK, you will meet a huge population of pink flamingos which basically makes reason for the visit. In addition, a great population of the Waterbucks will meet your attention. This is a rare species found only in this park. For a better view of the Lake bed painted pink, climb the Baboon cliff which is a raised platform from where you view the Lake bed. Here you can also share and crack jokes with some naughty Baboons and Monkeys. Accommodation will be either in a lodge inside the park or a hotel outside the park in Nakuru Town.
DAY 01-NAIROBI-MAASAI MARA.
You will be picked from your hotel at 8.00am after breakfast for your trip to Mara with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley view point for photography. Proceed thereafter arriving at your lodge for check-in and sumptuous lunch. An introductory game drive in the afternoon will be provided by your guide. In the evening come back for your dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 02 MAASAI MARA.
This day is spent tracking the wildlife and bird watching. Make sure you carry enough films or memory cards with huge volumes for photography. There is plenty to carry in your cameras. Picnic lunch will be handy for there will be no time to come back to the lodge for lunch. In the evening come back to your lodge for dinner and a night rest.
DAY 03 MAASAI MARA-NAIROBI.
Enjoy your early morning breakfast and at 9.00am, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park with en-route game viewing. Arrive in time for lunch. There is an option of going for afternoon game viewing and bird watching if accommodation is inside the park or may rest awaiting early morning game viewing and bird watching the following day if the accommodation is outside the park. This is so, to avoid paying park entry fee twice if taking accommodation outside the park. Dinner and overnight at your hotel or lodge
DAY 04 LAKE NAKURU- NAIROBI.
Depending on where the accommodation is taken, you will have another game drive if inside the park or your first and final if outside the park then leave for Nairobi in the mid afternoon. You will carry picnic lunch. Arrival will be in the evening and dropped at your hotel or given a transfer to the airport for your flight back home.