5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai mara reserve safari
The 5-day Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari brings you to Kenya’s birding haven Nakuru, then to the rift valley in the Masai Mara reserve, which is home to various species of birds and animals, including the Big 5. The Masai also serve as a stopping point for the wildebeest migration, the most well-known yearly wildlife exodus worldwide.
Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national park
After breakfast, leave Nairobi for Lake Nakuru, widely known as the “pink lake” due to the large number of flamingos that inhabit it. You will be in awe at the splendour of the countryside as you go through it.
More than 400 different bird species can be seen in Lake Nakuru, with flamingos being the most well-known. In addition, the lake includes soda on the rift valley floor, and flamingos are there, providing a pleasant sight from a distance as you approach the water. Lake Nakuru has gained prominence due to the Rothschild giraffe, black and white rhino, lions, buffaloes, baboons, and other creatures you may see there. After the visit, spend the night at your lodge and have dinner there.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Masai mara national park.
Have breakfast before travelling to the Masai Mara Reserve along the rift valley’s picturesque road in the morning. Arrive in the afternoon, have lunch, take a quick break, and then depart for a game drive in the evening. Expect to see lions, wildebeests, elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, warthogs, water bucks, oribis, hartebeests, and a variety of other animals during the game drive.
Drive back to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay after finishing the game drive.
Day 3 and 4: Masai mara reserve.
Get up in the morning and have breakfast while keeping in mind that you will spend the next two days looking for wildlife, particularly the big five, in the Masai. Given that the Masai reserve is teeming with diverse animals, there is a high chance that one will see what they had been hoping to see. You have the option of paying an additional 450USD for a hot air balloon ride while you are on reserve. You can spot wildlife while seeing the area from above while in the hot air balloon.
About 450 kinds of fauna have been recorded in the Masai Mara. One can easily find lions, hippos, cheetahs, buffaloes, giraffes, warthogs, wildebeests, oribis, elephants, rhinoceroses, jackals, hyenas, wild dogs, antelopes, crocodiles, hartebeest, oribis, and other animals in the wilderness. In quest of water and pastures, millions of wildebeests travel from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park to Masai Mara in one of the most breathtaking yearly wildlife movements in the world.
The migration can be observed if you are on safari between the months of June and October. The highlights of how lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, and crocodiles set up ambushes to seize their prey as they move could also be seen. Viewing it is a must for those whose trip plans coincide with the dates of the wildebeest migration. Include a visit to the Masai community to learn about the culture and social practices of the people who live around the park. Dinner and overnights at your hotel.
Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi.
As you treat yourself to breakfast in the wild in the morning, you can wrap up your stay at the Masai Mara. Later, depart from your hotel, go to Nairobi, Kenya’s thriving capital, eat lunch, and then be dropped off where you like for a pleasant farewell.