Our 5 Days Kenya Adventure Safari takes us through Lake Naivasha, Hellsgate National Park and Lake Bogoria before driving to Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya’s and Africa’s most famous destination
Hugged by grassy banks and shingled with cacti and sand olive trees, the Rift Valley’s highest lake (at 1884m above sea level) extends like a vast, sunlit sea. But there’s more to this spot than the lovely blue lake. You can ride among giraffes and zebras, sip on a glass of Rift Valley red, look for hippos on the lake and relax by its shores while at your room.
Welcome to the new home for millions of lesser flamingos. Lake Bogoria is backed by the bleak Siracho Escarpment, and moss-green waves roll down its rocky, barren shores. A road that becomes a rough track (and then peters out entirely) runs along the lake’s western shore, which is where flamingos gather
Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa and is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Despite comprising only 0.01% of Africa’s total landmass, more than 40% of Africa’s larger mammals can be found here. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats.
The Mara lands are famous for the annual Wildebeest Migration (one of the Natural Wonders of the World) which occurs from June to October when the Mara becomes host to an almost unimaginable half a million wildebeest seeking the grasses raised by the Spring rains of April and May. Having exhausted the grazing in the northern Serengeti the wildebeest head north en masse. This is an awesome sight in the true meaning of the word which, when coupled with the sound of thousands upon thousands of hooves pounding the earth, makes it an unforgettable spectacle.
On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Naivasha, a 2 hour drive away. You will experience magnificent sceneries and landscapes along the way. Arrive for lunch at a lodge or camp situated along the shores of lake Naivasha. After lunch its time to relax by the room enjoyng the views of the Lake, watching giraffes and waterbucks that frequent the camps grounds or take an optional boat ride guided by a resident guide. Spot hippos crocodiles and hundred of birds in this lake.
Return for dinner and overninight at the camp.
Accommodation Kiboko Luxury Camp
Begin the morning by breakfast,before leaving for the nearby Hellsgate National Park. Explore by bike, walk or via game drive. Walk through the Hells gorges. Exit the park and drive towards Lake Bogoria arriving at our lodge in time for lunch. After lunc we shall depart to Lake Bogoria National Reserve to watch flamingos. Lake Baringo is the new home for Flamingos with millions of lesser flamingos flocking the Salty Lake in the recent years.
Accommodation Lake Bogoria Resort
Depart from Lake Bogoria national reserve in the morning after breakfast for Masai Mara.Stop over at Narok town in time for lunch. After lunch, continue with the ride to the park, on arrival, check in to the Mara Sarova Game Lodge. and rest before proceeding with the evening game drive. Enjoy the evening tour with the open roof top where you will spot the animals in the park. You will have an excellent opportunity to spot lion, buffalo, rhino both white and black, leopard and elephants,Rothschild giraffes, herds of wildebeest, zebras, dik-diks, gazelles among others. At the end of the evening game drive, return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation Mara Sarova Game Lodge
Spend the day for the full exploration of Masai Mara with a lunch break in between the morning and the evening safari. The morning game drive will give you a better chance of game viewing before the sun gets hot. You will spot the animals as they graze and you may also get lucky and witness the game hunting. During the day, optional hot air balloon services or Masai village visit can be organized. After a successful day of exploration, take dinner and spend the night at Sarova
Accommodation Mara Sarova Game Lodge
An early morning game drive is planned before returning to your camp or lodge for a proper sit down English breakfast. With breakfast done, we drive to Nairobi. The rest of the day is at leisure for last minute shopping and sightseeing. In the evening, you will be escorted to the Airport for flight check-in and board your plane that takes you home with a smile and a lifetime of memories. Meal plan Breakfast. No accommodation for this day. It can however be organised on request.
- Airport/airport transfers
- Park Fees
- Accomodation as stipulated in the itinerary <Drinking water while on safari
- Services of an English speaking guide
- Game drives
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended) Premium Drinks / Beverages with meals
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff Hot Air Balloon rides or excursions not mentioned on itinerary
Wonderful KenyaIt was my first safari experience but I think that I made a good choice by choosing Ancient Wild Safaris. Mike was on-line since my first minutes in airport in Kenya and it was as a friendly support for a lonely stranger in an unfamiliar country )) Except safari he organized for me a lovely tour to a tea farm for less money. Cyrus - my safari-guide was polite and well mannered man with sincere love for animals (sometimes it looks like he admires of wildlife more than I do)). Safari was well organized, with a good choice of hotels, in one of which I saw a leopard coming to the hotel for feeding, and in another hotel - a sweet couple of lions coming to the watering place or just for a romantic walk )) For 3 days we visited Amboseli and Tsavo East and West. I did not see only a rhino, but for this I had to go to Masai Mara. Maybe other time ))! And I sure with Mike and his excellent team!
Excellent safari10 out of 5 stars. Literally. As a ridiculously seasoned traveler, and someone who had already been to Kenya, I'm still mesmerized about how I could still be thrilled by a trip that I have already done years ago. (although nothing years ago was as good as this trip--not even close). I wish I had done my first trip with Ancient Wild Safaris. My heart is so happy that I brought my 10-year-old daughter and my husband on this trip. As a pediatrician in New York City who talks to hundreds of families every few months, I have told everyone in New York City about this trip because so many people defer to me for travel because of my experience --and I must say that I am still so indebted to this group because of the seamless experience, comfort and most importantly, first class service that AWS has given us. I heard about this group from another seasoned traveler and now I understand how Important a personal connection is. Take this review seriously. I can't... Read More