Rift Valley Lakes & Msasi Mara National Reserve

Rift Valley Lakes & Msasi Mara National Reserve

8 days, 7 nights of unforgettable experiences on the wild safari of Kenya.

Nairobi – Nakuru – Bogoria – Naivasha – Hell’s Gate – Crescent Island – Masai Mara 

Welcome to Kenya!

Pick up from the Airport and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth and is currently a Rhino sanctuary.
The bird life here is world renown some of which include White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the white Rhino and rare Rothschild Giraffe.

Arrive for an afternoon game drive in search of animals then proceed to overnight at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

After breakfast depart for Lake Bogoria with your lunch boxes. The lake displays superb scenery of bluish hills populated with dry bush, grasslands and riverine forests, framing the calm water shallow pinned with flamingoes. At the opposite edge, the
earth forms strangely colored swampy crusts, which break up in deep gaps spitting stinky
sulfur waters and steam jets. The close-up geysers, the pink brushstrokes of the
flamingoes on the lake, and farther away from the dramatic backdrop of the Escarpment,
everything in Bogoria conveys an unrivaled scenery. Arrive in the afternoon for a visit at
the lake that is ringed by flamingos and hot springs then proceed to Naivasha Sawela Lodge for check-in and overnight.

After breakfast visit Hells Gate National Park for mountain biking among the wildlife and a short hike in the Oljorwa Gorge. The park is named for the intense
geothermal activity within its boundaries and among Kenya’s smaller national parks, which can be explored on foot. Spectacular scenery including the towering cliffs, water-
gouged gorges, stark rock towers, scrub-clad volcanoes and belching plumes of geothermal steam make it one of the most atmospheric Parks in Africa.

After lunch proceed to the Lake Naivasha for a boat ride and on to Crescent Island for bird watching and a brief walking safari among the wildlife.
The shores host abundant birdlife including pelicans, cormorants and fish-eagles with their haunting cry.
overnight at the Naivasha Sawela Lodge.

A vacation Shabbat on Lake Naivasha and the pastoral scenery. Shabbat meals will come to your hotel.

Have breakfast and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve, seen by many as the jewel of Kenya’s park. This is Kenya’s number one park and is always on every tourist’s “Must See List”. Full of life with various types of animals and birds, Masai Mara is the climax of every safari in Kenya. Its rolling grasslands and acacia savannah have time and again been captured on film with the movie “Out of Africa” being the most famous. Masai Mara is home to the “Big Five” (Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Leopard and Rhino) and over 450 bird species.

The climate is gentle, rarely too hot and well spread rainfall year-round. Apart from the big five, the Masai Mara is most famous for the annual migration of over a million wildebeest, zebra, gazelle etc. from the Serengeti in northern Tanzania crossing the Mara River into Kenya in search of fresh feeding grounds, which takes place in late July to September. During this crossing, hundreds of animals are swept away by the first moving Mara River and others are killed by the ferocious African Crocodiles. This crossing gives true meaning to the phrase “Survival of the fittest”.

Even when the annual wildebeest migration is quiet, the Mara offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa, great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of elands, buffaloes, impalas and Grant’s gazelles. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Mara River, while cheetahs prowl the plains.

Arrive at Ashnil Mara Camp for check-in & lunch. In the afternoon head out with your driver and start spotting nature at its best, exploring wildlife and as the sun starts to edge dip into the African horizon it will be the perfect opportunity for you to capture the beautiful Mara landscape on film. Dinner and overnight at  Mara Simba Lodge.

The lodge is nestled along the Talek River and built into the natural landscape of the riverine forest. All the rooms overlook the river.

Morning breakfast at the camp and afterward head out with your packed lunch boxes and spend the day in the reserve as you explore and experience nature in its raw form; the landscape is breathtaking with its network of roads specially constructed for game viewing. Break for lunch at a picnic site before you continue spotting wild animals and visiting the Masai Tribe until late afternoon when you return to the camp for freshening up and dinner.
All meals and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp.

(Option to stay another Overnight at Masai Mara Park)

Have breakfast and an en-route game drive. Transfer to Nairobi. Visit the Masai Market and Giraffe Center. 

overnight at Hilton Hotel.

Nairobi offers a variety of animal conservation centers, museums, culture, and tours of the business city and slums. We will choose together the places you want to visit.
Travel to the airport depending on the flight time.

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