5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari 

5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari a typical Kenya safari offering a visit to two fantastic national parks that are Lake Nakuru national park and Masai Mara national reserve, this safari offers activities such as game drives, bird watching, sightseeing, and many other optional activities. 

5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari 

Highlights of the 5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari 

  • Day1: Arrival in Nairobi 
  • Day 2: Transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national park 
  • Day 3: Transfer from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 4: Full day in Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 5: transfer from Masai Mara back to Nairobi 

Detailed Itinerary 

Day1: Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrival in Nairobi: On the 1st day of 5 Kenya safari you are to arrive in Kenya’s Nairobi using Jomo Kenyatta international airport, upon your arrival in Nairobi you will be picked from  the airport by your safari driver and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi. You will have dinner and stay overnight at your hotel in Nairobi. 

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Villa Rosa Kempinski
  • Midrange: Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel 
  • Budget: Jamhuri homes

Meal plan: half board (lunch and dinner)

Day 2: Transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national park 

  • Transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru: On the 2nd day of 5 days lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari you are to transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national park, after morning breakfast you will checkout of your lodge and together with your safari drive you will head to Lake Nakuru national park. Your drive to the park takes you through the Great Rift Valley and when you arrive in the park you will have lunch after checking into your lodge, Lake Nakuru national park a famous habitat for birds in Kenya with a high concentration of flamingoes habiting on the shores of Lake Nakuru. 
  • game drive: In the afternoon you will go for a game drive on which you will spot animals like waterbucks, hippos, cheetahs, giraffes, warthogs, hyenas, wildebeest, and many more. On the game drive, you will also visit the beautiful Lake Nakuru on which you will spot many birds such as lesser and greater flamingoes, pelicans, plovers, tiff-tailed Moccoa duck, vultures, eagles and many more. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge. 

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Lake Nakuru sopa lodge 
  • Midrange: Flamingo hill camp
  • Budget: Mbweha camp 

Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

Day 3: Transfer from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national reserve 

  • Transfer from Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara: On the 3rd day of 5 days lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari you are to transfer from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national reserve, after early morning breakfast at your lode, you will meet your safari driver then checkout and embark on your drive to Masai Mara national reserve.  Masai Mara national reserve is a globally famous tourist destination and on your way you will pass through the Great Rift Valley, when you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge then have lunch. In the afternoon you will head to the park for a game drive on which you will spot animals like rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes and many more.  In evening you will have dinner and stay overnight  at your lodge.  

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Masai Mara Serena Safari lodge
  • Midrange: Jambo Mara safari lodge 
  • Budget: Talek bush camp

Meal plan: full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Day 4: Full day in Masai Mara national reserve 

  • Full day in Masai Mara national reserve: On the 4th day of 5 days lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari you are to have an adventurous full day in Masai Mara, after early morning breakfast at your lodge you will head to the park for a full day of exploring Masai Mara national reserve. While in the park you will embark on a game drive on which you will enjoy viewing many animals inhabiting in the park, these include lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, zebras, gazelles, wildebeests, elands and many birds such as red throated tit, foxy lark, Swahili Rufous sparrows, Kenya Rufous sparrow and many more. 
  • At lunch you will drive back to the lodge for lunch and in the afternoon you will return for another game drive, the best sites for animal viewing in Masai Mara national reserve include the banks of Mara River where animals come to drink water. In the afternoon you will return to the plains of Masai Mara for another game drive, in the evening you will return to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight. 
  • Meal plan: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari
5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari

Day 5: Transfer from Masai Mara back to Nairobi 

  • Transfer from Masai Mara back to Nairobi: On the 5th and last day of the safari and last day of 5 days lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari is for transferring from Masai Mara national reserve back to Nairobi for a drop off, at exactly 06:30 am you will have breakfast served at your lodge, checkout then depart for Nairobi. In Nairobi you will be dropped off at hotel or at Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your departure flight.
  • Meal plan: Half board (breakfast and lunch).

End of the 5 Days Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara safari 

Safari inclusions 

  • game drives as detailed by the itinerary 
  • park entry fees 
  • accommodation as per itinerary 
  • meals as per meal plan 
  • all activities detailed by the itinerary 

Safari exclusions 

  • tips 
  • laundry 
  • extra safari activities 
  • extra accommodation 
  • personal expenses on items like souvenir, alcoholic drinks
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