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4 Days Big Five Safari

Nairobi Nairobi
Duration: 4 Days
Scale: 2 - 4 people
From: Nairobi
Tour size: 4
To: Nairobi
Languages: English
A 4 day Kenya safari to the world famous bird sanctuary, Lake Nakuru, then south over the Mau depression to Kenya's largest concentration of wildlife - the Maasai Mara - Kenya's most popular wildlife sanctuary.

Day 1 : Nairobi - Lake Nakuru National Park
Pick up from your hotel at 08.00 and drive to the Great Rift Valley to see the scenery on the way. We then arrive at "Pink Lake" often so called because of its large masses of flamingos, in time for lunch. Lunch will be at a lodge followed by full game drives. Dinner and overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Lodge or a similar lodge. Lake Nakuru is famous for its flamingos and over 400 bird species. The lake itself is a soda lake at the bottom of the Rift Valley. The sight of sometimes millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears pinkish red. The lake also has a reputation as an important retreat for endangered species, especially the Rothschild giraffe and the black and white Nashhörner. It is also home to lions, waterbucks, buffalos and baboons.

Day 2: Lake Nakuru - Maasai Mara
We start the departure from the lodge quite soon after breakfast and drive to the Maasai Mara to arrive there in time for lunch. Late afternoon game drives are followed by dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or a similar lodge.

Day 3: Maasai Mara
Full day exploring the park in search of the Big Five. Optional balloon safari arranged at an extra charge of US $ 450 per person. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.
The Mara is home to wildlife in such abundance that it is hard to believe that there are over 450 species of animals. Lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, gnus, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalos, leopards, many species of antelopes and elephants are easy to spot. In the Maasai Mara, perhaps the most spectacular event takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and grazing land. On their heels are the predators of the savannah, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.

Day 4: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Game drives before breakfast, then return to Nairobi via Narok where we will arrive by 14:00 and where the tour ends.

Places of interest:
Flamingo (large and small), large white pelicans and other water birds including a variety of other birds counting about 450 species.
Mammals: 56 different species, including black rhinoceroses, white rhinoceroses, lions.
Viewpoints: Lion hill, Bamboo cliff and Out of Africa
Hills: Enasoit, Honeymoon, Lion hill ridge
Waterfall: Makalia

Lake Nakuru National Park
The park is located 140km northwest of Nairobi in Nakuru County. The alkaline lake has a crusty coastline surrounded by wooded and bushy meadows. Famous for its flamingos (larger and smaller), which make the coast carmine red, including 450 other bird species. The park is rich in wildlife with both species of rhinos (black and white), buffalos, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, baboons, green monkeys and wildebeests.

Booking
Important information
  • Accommodation in double room with full board in Lodges/Camps.
  • Transport and game drives with water bottles on board the safari vehicle
  • English and German speaking Safari Guide.
  • All government taxes and levies
  • Fees for National Parks
  • Beverages in Lodge/Camp
  • Tips and personal necessities
  • Fees for Maasai village visits
  • up to 75th to 60th day before departure 40% of the total price.
  • from the 59th to the 40th day before departure 60% of the total price.
  • from the 39th to the 30th day before departure 80% of the total price,
  • from the 29th day before departure 100% of the total price,
  • as well as on the day of departure or no-show 100% of the tour price.
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