Explore the Best of Kenya in 6 Days: Masai Mara and Great Rift Valley

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Tour TypeKenya Safari

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Embark on a classic Kenyan safari that takes you on a thrilling journey through the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of Kenya. This adventure promises unforgettable encounters with nature and vibrant cultures, all wrapped in luxury and comfort.

Tour Schedule Details

Your journey begins as you travel to Lake Naivasha, a serene freshwater lake nestled within the Great Rift Valley. This picturesque lake is a haven for birdlife, including the iconic African Fish Eagle and numerous hippos. In the afternoon, savor high tea at the famous Elsamere farm, once the home of Joy Adamson, renowned for her book “Born Free.” Experience a boat cruise on Lake Naivasha to spot African wildlife along its banks.

Today, your Kenya safari guide will take you on a day trip to Lake Nakuru National Park, celebrated for its vibrant flamingo populations and abundant rhinos. After an early breakfast, embark on a scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru, a journey of approximately two hours. Lake Nakuru, though one of Kenya’s smallest national parks, is a wildlife treasure trove, home to thousands of flamingos, rhinos (including the rare Rothschild Giraffe), zebras, impalas, lions, buffalo, and more. Enjoy a sumptuous picnic lunch in a shady spot before returning to your Kenya safari accommodation for afternoon tea overlooking Lake Naivasha.

After breakfast, fly from Lake Naivasha to the legendary Masai Mara, renowned for its sweeping plains. This short flight offers panoramic views of the fertile Mara landscape. Upon arrival at the airstrip, you’ll be escorted to your tented Masai Mara accommodation along the Mara River’s forested banks. In the afternoon, embark on a game drive, providing excellent opportunities to encounter lions, elephants, giraffes, and zebras. Pre-dinner drinks around a campfire set the stage for a candlelit dinner in your tented sanctuary.

Spend the next two days immersed in the wonders of the Masai Mara. Morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara National Reserve offer the chance to witness herds of grazers, prides of lions, and possibly a leopard lounging in a tree. In the afternoon, engage with Kenya’s iconic Maasai herders during a visit to a local homestead. Experience their nomadic lifestyle as they tend to their livestock, constantly seeking fresh pastures.

As an optional extra, consider a hot air balloon safari. Drift above the plains, forests, and rivers of the Masai Mara, enjoying a champagne breakfast upon landing.

On your final day, embark on an early morning game drive to witness the dawn awakening the bush veldt. Track spoor, follow bush trails, and perhaps even discover remnants of a midnight kill. Bid farewell to the famous plains before flying back to Nairobi. Post-accommodation is available for those continuing their journey to Tanzania, Mombasa, or Zanzibar.

Included in Your Safari:

– Road transfers from Nairobi to Lake Naivasha

– Scheduled light aircraft flights to Masai Mara and Nairobi

– Road transfers to/from Masai Mara airstrip

– 2 nights’ accommodation in Lake Naivasha

– 3 nights’ accommodation in the Masai Mara

– All meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner

– Teas, coffees, and purified water

– Boat rides on Lake Naivasha and to Crescent Island with guided safari walks

– Day trip to Lake Nakuru with a picnic lunch (park fees included)

– 4×4 game viewing excursions with experienced driver-guides into the Masai Mara Game Reserve and at Lake Naivasha

– Cultural visit to a nearby Masai Village (Manyatta)

– Laundry service

– Masai Mara and Lake Naivasha conservation fees

– Park fees for Crescent Island, Lake Elementaita, Hell’s Gate National Park, and Manyatta- Drinks, optional activities, and extras not mentioned above

Embark on this classic Kenya safari for a six-day journey through nature and culture that will leave you with cherished memories of Kenya’s beauty and wildlife.