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4 Day Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Luxury Camping Safari

Tour Length4 days
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The Budget Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Camping Safari offers you world-class game viewing in two of the best Kenyan game parks.

Starting and ending in Nairobi, this Budget Kenya Safari travels north to Lake Nakuru, via the beautiful Great Rift Valley.

  • Go game viewing in Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for its rich birdlife and diverse wildlife, including black and white rhinos.
  • Explore Kenya's top wildlife park, the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve on thrilling game drives. See some of the abundant wildlife that inhabits Kenya's best game park and witness the vast open grasslands of the Masai Mara. 

Discover the unforgettable Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru on a spectacular scenic and wildlife exploration of Kenya, over just four days!

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Itinerary for this Tour

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru - Kenya

This affordable Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Camping Safari leaves from Nairobi in the morning, travelling north via the Great Rift Valley. We pass through beautiful scenery in the Rift Valley, as we make our way to Lake Nakuru National Park.

After lunch we embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in Lake Nakuru Park, in search of its diverse wildlife and birds.

This Great Rift Valley lake hosts over 400 different bird species, including the Great White Pelican, Grey-crested Helmet-shrike, African Spoonbill, Yellow-billed Stork and Long-crested Eagle. Lake Nakuru is sometimes visited by flocks of migratory pink flamingos - an amazing sight when the birds gather.

The Lake Nakuru National Park is an important wildlife sanctuary for some of Africa's endangered species, especially black and white rhinos, and Rothschild Giraffes. The game reserve is also home to lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons, which we keep an eye out for on our game drive.

We have dinner and overnight in en suite rooms at a comfortable lodge near Lake Nakuru.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara - Kenya

Day two of the Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Camping Safari starts with breakfast at our overnight lodge near the lake. Then it's back on the road, as we make our way to our next game viewing destination in Kenya, the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve.

We travel via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley, arriving at the safari camp near Masai Mara in time for lunch. Later, we venture into the Masai Mara Reserve on a thrilling afternoon to evening game drive.

Then we return to the tented camp near Masai Mara Game Reserve for dinner and our overnight stay.

Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Kenya

Today is set aside for game viewing in Kenya's finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa's Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunsets that make for spectacular photos. The Mara Reserve covers 1510km² of incredible wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodlands, following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in southwest Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.

Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara Park you will see an abundance of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffalos, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.

The ultimate action here is without a doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grazers move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October.

Balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.

We overnight at the same safari camp in a lovely natural setting near Masai Mara tonight.

Day 4: Masai Mara to Nairobi - Kenya

We head off into the bush on an early morning game drive in Masai Mara Reserve, before enjoying breakfast back at camp.

Then we return to bustling Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, arriving in the afternoon. This Budget Masai Mara & Lake Nakuru Safari ends upon arrival in Nairobi.

Masai Mara Tour Accommodation

Accommodation is at a luxury tented camp located in a natural setting near the Masai Mara Game Reserve. We stay in permanent tents with twin beds, linen included, and en-suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. These spacious tents are fitted with mosquito nets and have private verandas for relaxing in the bush.

Lake Nakuru Tour Accommodation

Stay at a comfortable lodge near Lake Nakuru. Facilities include a bar and restaurant, free WiFi, in-room tea and coffee facilities, DSTV, complimentary bottled water and toiletries.

Safari Transport

Custom-made 4x4 safari vehicles with pop-up roofs, are used for game viewing drives on this tour. The maximum group size is six people, to guarantee each person a window seat on game drives.

Optional Extras and Excursions

For up-to-date and confirmed pricing info for optional items, please drop us an enquiry.

  • Cultural Maasai tours
  • Masai Mara hot-air balloon rides
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  • Cultural Maasai tours
  • Masai Mara hot-air balloon rides
+Included in the Tour Price
  • Transport in a custom-made 8-seater vehicle with a pop-up roof (guaranteed window seat per person)
  • Services of a professional English speaking guide
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Game park entry fees
  • Accommodation at a tented camp & lodge
  • Three meals per day on safari
  • 1 litre of mineral water per person per day
+Not Included in the Tour Price
  • Drinks and tips
  • Cultural visits to Maasai villages
  • Personal items
  • Kenya Visas
  • Accommodation in Nairobi (pre- and post-tour)
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This tour departs daily  with a minimum of 2 people.

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