9 DAYS MASAI MARA WALKING SAFARI

9 DAYS - 8 NIGHTS
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Description

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your lodge or JK International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
4WD Tour Vehicle Accommodations
Park Entry fees English speaking guide
NOT INCLUDED
Flight Fares
Guide gratuity

 

 

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer to a city hotel for overnight stay.

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Day 2: Nairobi – Lake Baringo

We depart Nairobi heading north as we drive down the Great Rift valley enjoying the spectacular views. We drive past Mt. Logonot, lake Naivasha, lake Elementaita and lake Nakuru with lunch en route to arrive in Lake Baringo in the afternoon. There we have a boat trip to watch hippos, water birds and crocodiles.

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Day 3: Lake Baringo – Lake Bogoria Walking

After breakfast, we drive back a bit south to lake Bogoria game reserve and we get dropped off at the park gate. Accompanied by game ranger, we start our walk for 3-4 hours towards the Southend of lake Bogoria. At the hot springs, we find our camp setup.

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Day 4: Lake Bogoria via Walking

We start our day by visiting the Flamingos and the hot springs. The springs can shoot up as high as 15 -18ft in the morning. CAUTION MUST BE TAKEN WHILE WALKING NEAR THE HOT SPRINGS AS THESE ARE SUPER HOT. Afterwards, we proceed south to the end while we turn to east side of the lake.

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Day 5: Lake Bogoria – Lake Nakuru National Park

Early morning before breakfast, we climb the eastern lake wall to catch a good view of the lake in the morning. We descend back to the bush camp for breakfast then we drive to Lake Nakuru National park and arrive in time for lunch. We do an afternoon game drive to see animals like rhino, lion, zebra, hyena, giraffe, buffalo, Water buck, Impala baboon troops and many kinds of water birds; pelicans, cormorants and hundreds thousands of flamingos.

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Day 6: Lake Nakuru – Lake Naivasha (Hells Gate National Park)

Early morning game drive then return to the lodge for breakfast and drive to Lake Naivasha in the afternoon. Lunch at a camp in Naivasha followed by a visit to the adjacent Hells Gate National Park- this park can be explored on foot or by cycling- bicycles are available for hire at an extra cost. Hell’s Gate is located just beyond Lake Naivasha. Famous for its natural hot geysers, eagle and vulture breeding grounds, visitors have the choice of driving, walking, camping, and cycling and rock climbing within the park. Special location to view include Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges. Two extinct volcanos: Olkaira and Hobley’s are worth a trip.

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Day 7: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

Drive to Masai Mara after breakfast. Lunch at Enchoro Camp. In the afternoon, we proceed to the game drive in masai mara game reserve.

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Day 8: Maasai Mara Game Drive

Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

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Day 9: Masai Mara – Back to Nairobi

Breakfast then view game as you exit the park and drive to Nairobi to arrive by 1500 hrs.

Reviews (2)

2 reviews for 9 DAYS MASAI MARA WALKING SAFARI

  1. admin

    Kenya should be the world’s finest safari destination. It has every natural advantage. Wrapped around the equator, it has the most extraordinary range of landscape, from the Indian Ocean to the Turkana Desert, the Great Rift Valley to the forests of Mt Elgon and the soaring highlands of Mt Kenya. The country even shares the great wildebeest migration with Tanzania, as some 2 million plains animals circle the Serengeti Plains, which reach north into Kenya as the Masai Mara.

    It was here that the safari was born with ‘great white hunters’ pouring in from across Europe in search of trophies from the 1890s onwards. Photographic safaris came later, popularized by movies such as Hatari, starring John Wayne (1962) and Born Free (1966), based on the real life story of Joy and George Adamson, Elsa the lion and their life in Kenya. Kenya really should have everything. But sadly, for me, now, it is has been flawed – not by nature but by man.
    Don’t get me wrong. Go to Kenya and you can have superb safari experiences. The country has some of the finest lodges in Africa, an incredible range of wildlife, birds and scenery. But it all comes at a scary price. There are two tiers of Kenya safari these days. The first is a fairly grim, crammed three-day minibus expedition from the coast to Tsavo and/or Amboseli involving too much driving, too many people and not enough wildlife. The other is extremely high end, quite magnificent and uber-expensive. There is no middle ground, partly because park fees are now so high that they have priced ordinary people out of the market completely. It’s a desperate shame and a serious worry. If they are not careful, they will kill the golden goose.
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  2. admin

    Kenya is a good choice for a first-time African safari. It has everything we image Africa to be: savannah plains teeming with grazers and predators, views of the snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, palm-fringed beaches, sweaty jungles and a vast inhospitable desert. With the oldest safari industry on the continent, the Kenyans run a smooth operation and most tourists seem to walk away happy and fulfilled. I first went to Kenya in 1995 and I’ve been back many times since. It is easy to see a big variety of animals in Kenya.

    As a photographer, I love to go to the Masai Mara. I’ve been lucky to witness one of the biggest wildlife spectacles in the world here: the annual wildebeest migration. The timing for this is hard to predict exactly, but the Masai Mara offers some of the best all-year game viewing in a big eco-system. It is especially rewarding for big cats.

    Amboseli National Park with its big-tusked elephants is another one of my favourites. The Rift valley lakes in Kenya are some of the most accessible in East Africa, and seeing big flocks of flamingos in Nakuru National Park is another highlight. Deviating a little bit from the main tourist hotspots, I love going to Samburu National Reserve. This arid environment is home to many desert-adapted species, not easily seen elsewhere.

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