Rift Valley Experience this safari takes you to three of Kenya’s game sanctuaries- with a different experience at each reserve. You will experience the famous Masai Mara and also get to visit the Great Rift Valley’s Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.
You start off at the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
Lake Nakuru whose claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and over 400 species of birds found here. This soda lake on the floor of the rift valley is host to millions of flamingos and an important refuge for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino.
Lake Naivasha is one of the few freshwater lakes present in Kenya. Forests rich in natural bounty surround much of the lake, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime areas for agriculture. The forests around are abound with bird life and Naivasha is known as a world-class birding destination. The waters of the lake also draw a lot of animals like Giraffes, Buffaloes and Hippos.
Rift Valley Experience Itinerary:
Day 1: Nairobi-Maasai Mara
Rift Valley Experience drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. It is perhaps the only region left in Kenya where the visitor may see animals in the same super-abundance as they existed a century ago.
Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive until sunset.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 Savannah- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge.
DAY 2: Maasai Mara
Whole day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives.The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
Don’t forget your check-list and look out for the lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, elephant, many kinds of antelopes, birds and shrubs… and of course, the wildebeests and zebras – the migration hordes!
Optional : Hot air balloon ride at an extra cost
Dinner and Overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge
DAY 3 –Lake Nakuru
After breakfast depart to Lake Nakuru National Park through the Rift Valley Escarpment to arrive in time for lunch.
1400 Hrs: Afternoon drive at the Lake Nakuru National Park famous home to thousands of lesser and greater flamingo. This park also provides sanctuary for Rothschild giraffes, rhinos and leopards.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
DAY 4 – DEPARTURE
0800 Hrs: After breakfast drive to Nairobi, Kenya’s colorful capital city. Transfer to your hotel or Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight.An Africa Point representative will re-confirm your onward flight.
Note:The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons. Six persons may enjoy upto 30% saving on the per person rate!
Transport based on a safari 4X4 with pop up roof for game viewing-
Park entry fee-
Accommodation and all meals as per the itinerary-
Service of an English-speaking driver guide- Game drives as per the Itinerary-
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver-
– Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara – US$ 455 per person extra-
Boat rides and extra excursions at Lake Naivasha(Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking.)-
Extras at the lodges: tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost or downgraded to basic accommodation at a reduced cost depending on your budget and preference.