Magical Kenya Safari (k1)
 
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A 7 DAYS SAFARI THROUGH LAKE NAKURU - MASAI MARA - LAKE NAIVASHA

Day 1 - Nairobi to Lake Nakuru National park
Start your safari immediately after arrival in Nairobi or from your hotel. Our driver guide will meet you and the safari starts with a visit to Lake Nakuru national park. You will stop several times on the way and enjoy the magnificent view onto the Great Rift Valley. Arrival at Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented Camp in time for lunch. Game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 2 - Lake Nakuru National Park
Wake up for an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Relax the rest of the morning and enjoy the view onto the lake and park from the lodge . Lunch at the lodge and afternoon game-drive . Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented Camp.

Day 3 - Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast depart for the Masai Mara , one of the most famous game reserves! Arrive in time for lunch at Mara Ashnil Camp or Mara safari club. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil camp or Mara Safari club.

Day 4 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp. Relax the rest of the morning and enjoy the view onto the Mara river or take a swim in the pool! Lunch at the camp and go for another game-drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil camp or Mara Safari Club.

Day 5 - Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day of game viewing with a packed lunch in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Ashnil or Mara Safari Club.

Day 6 - Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha
Breakfast at the camp followed by a game drive on the way to park exit. Drive towards Lake Naivasha to arrive at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon enjoy a boat ride at Lake Naivasha - a chance to see lots of hippos. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa or Elsamere lodge.

Day 7 - Lake Naivasha to Nairobi
Breakfast at the camp before departure for Nairobi. Possibility of visiting a tea farm in Limuru, depending on the flight details. Drop off at the Nairobi airport or extension programme.

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Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Ashnil Camp (Mara)  [photo: Ashnil Hotels Ltd]

Baboon Cliff
View of Lake Nakuru from the Baboon Cliff lookout  [photo: Patty Chang]

Sunset at Lake Nakuru  [photo: Laura Weinkam]

Lake Nakuru
A lion on a tree, in Lake Nakuru National Park  [photo: Yvonne Matiba]

Giraffes at Crescent Island (Lake Naivasha)  [photo: Mait]

Crescent Island (Lake Naivasha)  [photo: Laura Weinkam]

Norfolk Hotel Nairobi

Keekorok Lodge
Keekorok Lodge was the first lodge built in the Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve (1962). it's in the direct path of the Mara's wildebeest migration. There is always plenty of activity around the waterhole but during the migration, the lodge is surrounded by the swarming mass of animals.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Longonot crater
Longonot mountain is actually an extinct crater in the Rift Valley, it is the highest of all Rift Valley volcanoes (2772 m). Longonot National Park is a fairly new park, created in the 1983 to preserve the interesting biodiversity around the crater area and the Naivasha basin. [photo: Brian Mc Morrow]

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Located on the furthermost eastern corner of the Maasai Mara National Reserve, near the Ololamutiek Gate, the Mara Sopa is set in a hillside landscape of the Oloolamuita Valley 230 km South West of Nairobi. Masai Mara Sopa Lodge totally blends in perfectly with its surrounding hillside landscape; the Maasai people, a shrine of wildlife, bird life, and natural flora to be found in the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
After dinner, tourists are used to gather by the fire. In Maasai language, sopa means welcome. It takes approx 5 hours to reach the Mara region by car from Nairobi (45 minutes by air). The lodge itself is hut-styled, having the interior design of the public areas and rooms inspired by the Maasai culture and art.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Naivasha Sopa Lodge

Lake Nakuru National Park Main Gate
Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park in Kenya that is completely fenced since it is located at only 4 km from Nakuru, the fourth largest town of Kenya  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Python
Game-driving through the Lake Nakuru National Park, large sized pythons can often be seen as they're crossing the roads or dangling from trees.

Flamingo Hill tented Camp
The twenty-five tents of the camp are all furnished with the understated luxury required by the modern traveler. Decorated with natural woods, wrought iron and crisp cottons each tent has been meticulously planned to maximise comfort.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Masai Jump Dance
Amongst the many traditions kept by Masai tribes the best known is the warrior jumping dance, where young Masai morani (morani stands for young warrior) leap into the air from a standing position, in order to demonstrate their strength and agility. Until recent times, in order to earn the right to have a wife, a Masai moran was required to have killed a lion. Officially this practice is deprecated although there are some evidences that it continues in some remote regions.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Masai Kudu Horn
The kudu horn is a means to communicate amongst the villages. The kudu itself (Koodoo) is a sort of antelope which roams from South Africa to Ethiopia. Its bull may stand over five feet high and may be colored from a reddish gray to light blue. The kudu sense of smell, hearing and its keen sight, make it a difficult animal to capture.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]

Sekenani primary school
Built in 1987, the Sekenani Primary School provides a free education to approximately 450 students from 5 to 14 years old. There are three terms per year, running in January to March, May to July and September to November. Some teachers are provided by the government, some others by the student's parents.  [photo: Paolo Cecchellero]
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