Maasai Mara is one of the biggest National parks and the most popular in Kenya. It is situated in southwestern Kenya on the border with Serengeti. The park is popular due to the annual wildebeest migration and for the Big 5 mammals; Elephants, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and Rhinos. Giraffes, Hippos, Zebras, Wildebeests, Hyenas, Warthogs, Jackals, Wild dogs and so many types of Antelopes that roam in plenty in Maasai Mara.
Lake Nakuru on the other hand is famous with its main attractions which include Pink flamingos and the northern white rhinos. The lake is home to plenty of wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, monkeys, gazelles, zebras, buffalos and several antelopes.
Day 1: Travel to Amboseli national park
Early morning, the driver guide picks you from the hotel where you slept the previous night. He will brief you about the whole trip movements and then start the journey to Amboseli national park. Drive through the rift valley escarpments and arrive in the afternoon for lunch and check in. Have an evening game drive in the park to view some of the wildlife species that dwell here. Sights of elephants, buffaloes, wildebeests, warthogs and many other animals. Returning to the lodge will be in the late evening for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Morning game drive and travel to Lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast, have a game drive throughout the park to catch up with the morning risers as they move out of their hide outs to hunt and the nocturnal rushing back to their hide outs. You will spot huge herds of elephants and buffalos, spot zebras, warthogs, wildebeests, gazelles, bushbucks and many others.
In the afternoon after lunch, travel to Lake Nakuru national park. Still drive through the rift valley, arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Game drive and transfer to Masai Mara National Reserve
After taking a well-deserved breakfast, proceed on a morning game drive through the park for stunning views of the wooded and bushy grasslands as well as the ecological diversity and habitats of several wildlife species. You will also spot the beautiful Nakuru Lake of flamingos. You will spot thousands of flamingos, sometimes even painting the water pink. In the afternoon have lunch and then drive to Masai Mara national reserve; a renowned destination for its extensive savannas and the big game animals.
Day 4: Full day game drive in Masai Mara National Park
Pre-breakfast game drive in search of nocturnal animals and early risers which include lions, leopards, hyenas, vultures, owls, etc. View and photograph them as you return to the Camp for breakfast.
Spend the entire afternoon at leisure or take an optional hot air balloon ride to view the entire Masaai Mara reserve at 360 degrees.
Day 5: Second day game drive and Masai Community tours
Wake up to a delicious breakfast and head out for a full day game drive in Maasai Mara. Game drives in Maasai Mara are ones that immediately expose you to the big five in just the first few minutes of the drive, having real up close encounters with the lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, warthogs, zebras and many others.
Have lunch and then visit the Maasai Cultural village for an encounter with one of the world’s most kind and hospitable people. Enjoy the traditional dances, taste local delicacies and personal interactions with the local people.
Day 6: Departure
In the morning, have breakfast and drive back to Nairobi for your departure flight.