Lake Naivasha Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 576

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Local market

Day 1: Nairobi

On arrival into Nairobi airport you will be met and briefed on your safari before being transferred to your guest house. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Masai boy

Day 2: Nairobi - Lake Naivasha

This morning will begin with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum and giraffe centre (entrance fees included) before setting off down the Rift Valley where some fantastic photo opportunity present themselves - the views from the top of the escarpment are stunning. You will arrive at your lodge in Naivasha or Elementaita in time for a mid-morning check in and a leisurely lunch on the green lawns of the Lodge. After lunch take a walk down to the lake.

Going in for a swim

Day 3: Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. The parks central lake is covered almost all year round with a slight pink tinge thanks to its many resident flamingo. Lunch has been arranged at the Sarova Lion Hill Lodge which overlooks the park. A lovely way to enjoy lunch. After an afternoon game drive you will be transferred back to Naivasha or Elementaita in time for a lake walk before the sun starts to set on yet another action packed day.

Lioness relaxing in the late afternoon

Day 4: Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara N.P.

This morning it’s an early start as you leave for the Masai Mara National Reserve. The magic of the Mara becomes clear as soon as you enter the Reserve's gates. The vast open plains are home to some of the most spectacular wildlife documentaries and photos. The Mara Sopa Lodge has been created to ensure clients get the most authentic Kenyan experience. Praised for its ethnic design, the lodge is surrounded by beautiful gardens but perfectly representing the Mara. After you have checked in and enjoyed lunch you may want to take some time to unpack and settle in. In any case we suggest you wait until the heat of the day has begun to subside until you head out on your first game drive.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 5: Masai Mara N.P.

Another fabulous day in the Masai Mara awaits you as you wake early ready for your early morning game drive. Early mornings are one of the best times to view game in the Mara as the animals are at their most active before the heat of the day kicks in. Back at the Lodge breakfast will be waiting for you on your return. After breakfast a morning by the pool or relaxing with a good book awaits you. Alternatively you can explore the grounds with a guide, spotting the smaller animals of the Mara on foot. After lunch another game drive out in the Reserve spotting and ticking off some of those must see animals from your list is a rewarding way to spend the afternoon before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 6: Masai Mara N.P.

As the sun rises on your last morning in the Masai Mara you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the lodge before beginning your journey back up the rift valley to Nairobi, stopping on route to have a picnic lunch. On arrival in Nairobi, you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your onward flight home.

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