Nakuru, Mara Dubbed as the bird-watchers’ paradise, Lake Nakuru’s flamingo-filled shore is a must-see attraction. A visit to Maasai Mara makes a highlight of this camping trip as you spot the Big 5 and other wildlife in the world-famous reserve.
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We will be picked up at 8.00am from our Hotel in Nairobi by our driver/guide. After a pre- briefing we drive to Naivasha with packed lunch for game drives and a gorge walk in Hells Gate National Park. Hells Gate is known its scenic rock formations such as the Fischers tower and Central towers, besides the Njorwa gorge where the film “Sheba the Queen of the Jungle” was shot. In the afternoon, we drive to our campsite on the shores of Lake Naivasha and use the late afternoon for a sunset cruise on the lake where we find numerous Hippos, Water Birds, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Elands and Zebras on the shores. Dinner and overnight stay will be at our fly camp.
After breakfast at the camp, we leave with lunch boxes to drive to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Game drives here will reveal abundant birds and wildlife. Most pronounced are the flamingoes on the lake shores. Nakuru is also a Rhino Sanctuary with a population of over 100 white and black rhinos. The fenced park hosts all the Big Five except for elephants. From the baboon cliff we have a perfect view of the whole park and Nakuru town in the backdrop. In the late afternoon we return to our fly camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Today we drive to the Maasai Mara via Narok. We arrive at our camp site before lunch and help pitch our tents while the cook prepares our lunch. After lunch and a short rest we embark on our first game drive in the vast game reserve recently classified as a natural “Wonder of the World”. The Mara is an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania. The “Big Five” are found here. With some luck we may spot some of them today. We return to our fly camp at sunset for dinner and overnight stay.
Today we spend the entire day on a game drive with packed lunch. The game drives take us to the banks of the Mara River where we stop for lunch as we watch the Hippos and crocodile on the river banks. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai Mara is unrivalled in Africa, particularly during the migration of the wildebeests from July to October when thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras enter the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti followed by predators. Dinner and the overnight stay will once again be at the fly camp.
After an early morning game drive between 6.00am and 8.00am and breakfast at the camp we leave the Maasai Mara and stop for lunch in Narok before returning to Nairobi.