BAH 25- 5 DAYS MAASAI MARA-LAKE NAKURU-LAKE BOGORIA
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.
AT LAKE BOGORA NATIONAL PARK, hot springs called geysers await for your arrival. With your eggs in your hands, the guide will show you where it is hot enough to boil the eggs. Different bird species are also found and best ideal for bird lovers.
DAY 01-NAIROBI-MAASAI MARA.
You will be picked from your hotel at 0800hrs for departure to Maasai Mara.Have a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley View point for photography and then proceed to Mara arriving in time for chick-in and lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game viewing then back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 02 MAASAI MARA.
This day will be spent tracking the game and no time for lunch back at the lodge.So picnic lunch is ideal at the hippo pool. After lunch take a short rest then embark on your game tracking mission. Back to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 03 MAASAI MARA-LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast then leave for Lake Nakuru National park arriving in time for check-in and lunch. Have a rest this afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 04 LAKE NAKURU-LAKES BOGORIA
Enjoy your early breakfast then depart for Lake Bogoria National park for your hot geyser and bird watching experience. Picnic lunch will be enjoyed at the site. In the early evening, drive back to Nakuru for dinner and overnight.
DAY 05 LAKE NAKURU-NAIROBI.
You will have Flamingo and other bird watching experience this day in the park. So take your morning breakfast with packed lunch then head inside the park. Visit the Baboon cliff for a better view of the Lake bed and picnic lunch. Make fun with Baboons and Monkeys here. In the early evening drive back to Nairobi arriving in the evening for either airport transfer or night stay at a Nairobi hotel.