BAH 26-6 DAYS MAASAI MARA-LAKE NAKURU-LAKE BARINGO-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 BOGORIA 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.
AT LAKE BARINGO NATIONAL PARK, boat ride while bird watching is a must. This makes perfect, trip combination.
DAY 01-NAIROBI-MAASAI MARA
After breakfast leave your Nairobi hotel and head for Maasai Mara Game Reserve for game viewing. Take brief photo stop at the Great Rift Valley view point then proceed arriving in time for check-in and lunch before enjoying afternoon game drive in the park. Back for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 02- MAASAI MARA
Take morning breakfast then leave for a whole day of game viewing in the park. Picnic lunch is ideal. Back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 03- MAASAI MARA-LAKE NAKURU
This is the last day in Mara and after breakfast, enjoy en-route game drive arriving in Nakuru in t time of lunch. At rest this afternoon. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
DAY 04-LAKE NAKURU-LAKE BARINGO
Your journey heads to Lake Baringo after breakfast arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy your boat ride in the afternoon while bird watching. Dinner and overnight stay at your lodge.
DAY 05-LAKE BARINGO-LAKE BOGORIA
Get your baggage ready, Take breakfast then leave for Lake Bogoria’s hot springs on your way back to Lake Nakuru. You will eat your lunch at the site or on your way from Lake Bogoria. Arrive in Nakuru in the late afternoon for dinner and night stay.
DAY 06 LAKE NAURU-NAIROBI
Early morning breakfast; take your baggage and then head to Lake Nakuru National Park for Flamingo bird viewing and game drives. Baboon cliff visit is a must for a better view of the Lake bed. Lunch is taken at this site then in the mid afternoon drive back slowly out of the park and then head to Nairobi arriving in the evening for either airport transfer or night stay.