For those with limited time looking for a value-added safari that highlights Kenya’s most famous sights, this is ideal. Showcasing the flamingos and rhinos of Lake Nakuru and a scenic drive down the Great Rift Valley, this road and lodge safari also offers two day’s game-viewing in the world famous Masai Mara.
Wildlife Highlights: lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe, black and white rhino.
Pick up from Jomo Kenyatta airport and leaving Nairobi you will drive up the spectacular Great Rift Valley, passing Lakes Naivasha and Elmenteita before arriving at Lake Nakuru National Park and into Lake Nakuru Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy your first glimpse of the Lake’s fabled 1.2 million flamingos, perhaps find rhinos grazing on the lakeshore (this park is the nation’s largest rhino sanctuary), and arrive back at the Lodge in time for a swim and thereafter a sumptuous buffet supper.
Distance/drive time: 185 km / 3½ hours
Leaving Lake Nakuru Lodge after breakfast, continue up the floor of Rift to arrive at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge in time for lunch and spend the afternoon game-viewing across the rolling savannah plains of the famous Masai Mara National Reserve.
Return in time to take a swim in the luxury pool before dinner and overnight.
Distance/drive time: 320 km / 5 hours
Enjoy a whole day on safari in one of the world’s most famous reserves. Offering an abundance of herbivores, the Mara makes the ideal hunting ground for Kenya’s famous ‘big cats’ and hosts her largest population of lions. Historically teeming with wildlife, the Mara is famous for the large herds of elephant and buffalo that meander its plains.
Spend the night in the luxurious Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
Drive or fly back (flight at additional cost) to Nairobi and take lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant with its glowing BBQs serving all manner of meats to include ostrich, crocodile and many more (plus fish, vegetarian choices, salads etc). Thereafter you will be transferred to the airport and be assisted to board your home bound flight.
Distance/drive time: 265 km / 4½ hours