6 Days Kenya Safari Maasai Mara and the Great Rift Valley Lakes

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Overview

This six-day safari will take you to the world most exciting park; the Masai Mara National Reserve. This park is known for its superb plains scenery, unmatched safari activities and diverse wildlife, Masai Mara National Reserve is considered Kenya’s best park and one of Africa’s highest wildlife density regions for predators. It is very easy to spot the big five in this park. The safari also cuts across the Great Rift Valley’s lakes of Naivasha and Bogoria.


Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi (JKIA) – Wildrace Africa Kenya Packages.

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) you will be picked up by Wildrace Africa Kenya Safaris and tours Holiday company representative. You will be given the tour pre-departure meeting at the Airport thereafter you continue to your hotel for overnight.

Main Destination: Nairobi, Kenya
Accommodation: Hotel Henness, LMs – Mid-range hotel located in or near Nairobi
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve  tours

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast in the camp. Check out thereafter and drive via Narok town to Masai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Masai tribe. The proud young Masai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears, challenge your curiosity. The 700-square-mile Game Reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands. Check in to your lodge; enjoy your lunch in the lodge. There will be time to settle in before your first game drive.
Afternoon game drives in the reserve and returns to the lodge before dark.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Tented Camp. LDB.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve – Wildrace Africa Kenya Masai Mara Tours
Best Time to Visit: June to October and September to October
High Season: June to October and December to March
Best Weather: June to October (Sunny, but not too hot)
Wildlife in Masai Mara NR – See all animals

Accommodation: Mara Springs Tented Camp – Budget tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks: All meals included; Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve Holidays

Kenya Safari Holidays Masai MaraToday there will be a possibility to take an optional hot air balloon ride (costs excluded). “Take to the skies for the ultimate Masai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara.

You’ll ascend in the early morning when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast.

You might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience!

If you don’t opt for the balloon ride, you will enjoy a full day uninterrupted game drive.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Springs Tented Camp.
Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve
Accommodation: Mara Springs Tented Camp – Budget tented camp located just outside Masai Mara NR
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4: Masai Mara -Lake Naivasha Holidays Kenya

Full buffet breakfast in the camp, and then check out. Drive to Lake Naivasha where you will have your lunch en route. After lunch in Mt Long’onot transit hotel, you will go on with the drive to hells gate national park where you will see most of the activities which were formed due to volcanic activities like hot, cold, warm springs.
Arrive at the camp in the evening.

Dinner and overnight at Carnelley’s Camp.
Main Destination: Lake Naivasha
Accommodation: Carnelley’s Camp – Mid-range tented camp located in or near Lake Naivasha
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5: Green Crater Lake Walk Holidays Kenya

Breakfast will be at 7.00 am and you will be picked up by our driver guide at 8.00am. The road to the Green Crater Lake takes you out of Naivasha and along a rough and bumpy road down the edge of Lake Naivasha, passing by huge Greenhouses where roses and other flowers are grown for the export market. You will arrive at the Green Crater Lake at 9.30am approx and you will begin your morning game walk. The green Crater Lake was formed by volcanic activity.

The group will walk in a reserve where it’s possible to get up close to Giraffe and many varieties of antelope. It’s a great opportunity for photos. The guides will answer questions about the animals, bird life, etc and point out the rocks formed due to the volcanic activity. At 12.00pm you will leave for lunch at ‘carnelley’s camp’ about 20 minutes back down the road toward Naivasha town. In the afternoon you will enjoy some optional activities like cycling around the village or hire a small powerboat for a trip out on to the lake.

Main Destination: Sonachi Green Crater Lake In the Heart of the Great Rift Valley Lake Naivasha.
Accommodation: Carnelley’s Camp; Mid-range tented camp located in or near Lake Sonachi
Meals & Drinks: All meals included; Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6: Nairobi – Departure Wildrace Africa Tours

You will wake up for your breakfast in the morning. After breakfast, you will set out to depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight home. Tour ends in the afternoon.
Main Destination: Nairobi
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
End of tour and kindly note Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).

COST: from 120 USD to 840 USD per person sharing all-inclusive safari package.


Included & Excluded

What's Included

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • The airport picks up and drops off.
  • All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
  • Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
  • Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A minivan outfitted with two-way, long-range high-frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • Pick up and drop off transfers
  • Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
  • Laundry services
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary

Price Guide by Season

High Season
Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb, March Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Peak Season
July, Aug, Sept, Oct Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Low Season
April, May, June Economy Standard Luxury
2 persons booked together $ $ $
4 persons booked together $ $ $
6 persons booked together $ $ $
Single Room Extra $ $ $
Children below 3 Years Free Free Free
Children between 3-12 Years 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate 75% of adult rate

Christmass Extra
21st Dec - 3rd Jan Economy Standard Luxury
Price Per Person $ $ $

Accommodation Options

Maasai Mara Game Reserve

Luxury lodge / tented camp option Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Simba Lodge, Maran Serena Lodge, Ashnil Mara Camp, Keekorok Lodge
Standard lodge/ tented camp option Mara Sopa Lodge, Mara Leisure Camp, AA Lodge/Camp, Elangate Olerai Camp
Economy lodge/ tented camp option Olmoran Tented Camp, Sentrim Mara Camp
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping

Lake Naivasha

Luxury lodge / tented camp option
Standard lodge/ tented camp option
Economy lodge/ tented camp option
Budget Tented Camp/ Basic Camping