Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara. Having been picked up from your hotel after breakfast, depart Nairobi. Drive to the Masai Mara arriving in time for a late afternoon or early evening game drive, stopping at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and at Narok town for lunch and re-fuelling. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/campsite.
Day 2: Masai Mara. Breakfast will be followed by a full day of game drives within the reserve. You will have a break at the hippo pool for your picnic lunch. At the Mara you should expect to see three out of the big five namely elephant, lion and buffalo though luck is essential to track the other two that is rhino and leopard which are very shy and elusive. A wide variety of antelopes and other plains game can be seen. Scavengers like hyena and vulture are common. Return to the lodge/campsite for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Masai Mara. After breakfast depart on a morning game drive in this reserve, which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park. Lunch at the lodge or campsite. In the afternoon you have a choice of three activities- a game drive or a nature walk with our Masai guides; the final choice is a visit to a Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle at an extra cost payable directly to the Maasai villagers. All activities end at the lodge/campsite by 06.30 pm where you will retire for the night after dinner.
Day 4: Masai Mara - Nakuru. Early morning pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast depart the Mara region for Nakuru for dinner and overnight at the lodge/campsite, stopping for lunch enroute to Nakuru.
Day 5: Lake Baringo - Bogoria. Early breakfast then proceed to Lake Baringo for an hour's boat ride which enables you to see hippos at close range and the bird life that inhabits this lake as over 350 species of birds have been recorded here including some that conform to a migratory pattern, as well as crocodiles and Egyptian geese which migrate all the way from western Europe. Lunch in Baringo then drive back to Nakuru for dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite via Lake Bogoria to view flamingos and the hot springs.
Day 6: Lake Nakuru - Nairobi. After breakfast, depart your base lodge or campsite for a game drive in the nearby Lake Nakuru National Park where there are flamingos, white pelicans, marabou stork and a variety of other water birds that breed in the lake's alkaline waters. Plains game, Rothschild's giraffe, Cape buffalo and lion can also be seen. Lunch in Nakuru then depart for Nairobi, arriving in the evening.
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