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The Masai Mara is Kenya’s arguably the most famous reserve. It’s smooth grass carpeted hills and plains dotted with flat topped acacia trees are full of rich faunal diversity, fulfilling the expectations of any visitor searching the African landscape for the BIG 5. Located west of the Great Rift Valley, Mara is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in the neighboring Tanzania. The Mara River, the reserve’s backbone traverses north to south. This course is the natural barrier crossed each year by large migratory heard of wildebeest and zebra which march across the two parks in search of pasture, crossing en route, the crocodile infested Mara River. Coupled with ever watchful predatory cats in the midst, the annual migration is a risky affair and fraught with peril. Morning and evening game drives through the Mara reserve gives you a chance of spotting a diverse array of wildlife including elephants, giraffe, black rhino, cheetah, gazelle, buffalo, hippo, various other herbivores and bird species.
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NAIROBI-MASAI MARA WITH ADVENTURE BACKPACKERSThe Masai Mara Tour starts from Nairobi around 0800hrs for Masai Mara and drive north ascending the Great Rift Valley for a breathtaking views and photography. The Rift Valley was formed millions of years ago. Stretching some 5,000 miles from Jordan to Mozambique, it’s the largest Rift on Earth. Descend the escarpment and drive to Narok-town where you will stop for early hot-lunch. Proceed to Masai Mara after lunch arriving in good time to your camp. After checking-into your camp, freshen-up then go for an introductory game viewing drive. Masai Mara is famous for its black manned lions and yearly migration of wildebeests and the big-five.. Dinner and overnight at Mara spring Camp or Similar (Full board Accommodation) Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full board Accommodation)
MASAI MARA WHOLE DAY WITH ADVENTURE BACKPACKERSA full day spent game viewing a cross the rich savannah grassland and rolling hills. The famous Mara is renowned for its great herds of plain game, black-manned lions, leopard and cheetah but also contains numerous elephants and virtually every type of wildlife to be found here in the Mara. Dinner and overnight at Mara springs Camp or Similar (Full board Accommodation) Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full board Accommodation)
MASAI MARA-NAKURU WITH ADVENTURE BACKPACKERS.Early morning breakfast followed by game drive en route to Lake Nakuru- a soda lake. Famously Lake Nakuru attracts vast numbers of fabulously colored pink flamingos to its shallow waters. Hippo, various animals, black rhinos, giraffe, lion, leopards and a profusion of birds are also present at the lake. Dinner and overnight at Golden palace/ or Similar (Full board Accommodation) Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Similar (Full board Accommodation)
LAKE NAKURU TO LAKE NAIVASHA (HELL’S GATE) WITH ADVENTURE BACKPACKERS.After breakfast, proceed for a game drive in the Rhino sanctuary which is home to a colony of about 25 white and black Rhinos. Predators are also resident in the Park. Later, we leave for Lake Naivasha. The afternoon is at your leisure with the option of exploring this lake by taking a boat ride to Crescent Island for a negotiable fee (the guides at the lake will let you know about the price). Dinner and overnight stay at Taphe guest house Resort /or similar (Full board Accommodation) Dinner and overnight at Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar (Full board Accommodation)
LAKE NAIVASHA TO NAIROBI WITH ADVENTURE BACKPACKERS.On this day, drive to the Hell’s Gate national park famous for its natural geysers, star rock towers and geothermal steam that make it one of the most atmospheric parks in Africa. This park was named for its pair of massive red tinged cliffs framing a geothermic active interior of steam vents and bubbling springs. This is the only park where you can walk or cycle through as you view animals. Later, we leave for Nairobi where the safari ends
• The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver/guide
• Full board accommodation in self-contained-tents/camps + Meals on Safari
• Picnic-lunches at the Mara-River on the second day as indicated
• All the Park entrance/ conservation fees
• Transport in a safari Micro-Toyota 4×4 wheel-drive with a pop-up-roof for wildlife viewing and photography.
• guaranteed window/and comfortable seats
• 04nights/ 5days staying in the Masai Mara / Nakuru/Naivasha
• game viewing-drives as per safari program
• bottled mineral water throughout the safari
• Return transfer to your place of staying
• Emergency flying doctors evacuation cover up to a radius of 1000-km ex-Nairobi
• All applicable taxes & government tolls
• Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
• The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Maasai village $ 20 PP, its also negitiatable with the masaichief Ballon safari in the Mara $ 425 pp-bookable before departure.
• Tip to driver/guide
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