A leading safari destination since the mid-19th century, Kenya is host to this brief safari to the Masai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru in the Great Rift Valley. This is an ideal choice for those with limited time or budget, who want to experience the thrill of game viewing in an area teeming with opportunity.
Driving through the spectacular Great Rift Valley, we travel to Lake Nakuru to view the prolific bird life, rhinos and other animals. From Lake Nakuru we move on to the world-renowned Masaai Mara, where we spend two days exploring on game viewing drives. The wildlife sightings on this safari are numerous and may include lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, plains game, black and white rhino, giraffe and various antelope species.
An unforgettable scenic and wildlife safari adventure in incredible Kenya.
This Budget Kenya Lodge Safari starts with collection from the Jomo Kenyatta Airport in Nairobi.
Departing from Nairobi we travel north through the scenic Great Rift Valley, passing Lake Naivasha and Lake Elmenteita en route to our first safari stop, Lake Nakuru National Park. We arrive at our first comfortable overnight lodge in Kenya, Lake Nakuru Lodge, in time for lunch.
This afternoon we take a game drive in Lake Nakuru Park to see the diverse birdlife found here, sometimes including huge flocks of migratory pink flamingos. Lake Nakuru National Park is the largest rhino sanctuary in Kenya so keep your eyes out for endangered rhinos along the lakeshore. The park also hosts buffalo, giraffe, waterbuck and other antelopes, leopards, pythons, lions, zebras and baboons.
We return to the Lake Nakuru Lodge for a swim followed by a delicious buffet dinner.
Leaving Lake Nakuru behind we set out after breakfast for what must be the highlight of our tour, the Masai Mara, a name that will always be associated with African wildlife safaris.
On arrival at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge we have lunch and then head out on an afternoon game drive across the open plains of this world-famous reserve. Home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Kenya, Masai Mara is Kenya’s flagship game park.
On returning to our lodge there is time to cool off in the sparkling pool. We enjoy dinner at the lodge and spend the rest of the evening relaxing and re-living the highlights of the day.
Today we spend the whole day on safari in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Established in 1961, as a wildlife sanctuary, the reserve has grown from a mere 520 square kilometres to 1510 square kilometres.
The reserve hosts an abundance of herbivores with hungry predators as close companions. It is well known for its vast elephant and buffalo herds and the Masai giraffe, however it is the millions of Wildebeest that the Mara is probably best known.
More than a million Wildebeest migrate between July and October each year, along with herds of Thompsons gazelles, zebra, topi and eland with the big cats and other predators joining the parade. The animals head north for better grazing, following a circular route each year. This Great Migration is one of the world's most impressive natural events and a truly unforgettable sight.
At then end of the day we leave the reserve behind and head back to our luxurious lodge for dinner and our last overnight stay.
Today we journey back to Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, where our Masai Mara Lodge Safari began.
We return to Nairobi by road, but you have the option of flying back to Nairobi at extra cost. Arriving in Nairobi we go out for lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant, known for its tasty barbecues with an impressive array of meats, including ostrich, crocodile and many more, as well as fish, vegetarian choices and salads.
After our delicious lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight, brining this fantastic Budget Kenya Lodge Safari to Masai Mara to a close.
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