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Arrive into Nairobi where we will be met at the airport. We will head to the Acacia Camp in Nairobi so that you can change out of your flight clothes into suitable safari gear! Leaving the hustle and bustle of Nairobi we head north, to the town of Nakuru. This afternoon we head into Lake Nakuru National Park, famous for the thousands of lesser and greater flamingos that flock to this soda lake’s edge. The numbers vary depending on the water level, and when it’s low, the lake almost turns pink. A truly spectacular sight! Camping – Nakuru Campsite (L / D)
Lake Nakuru National Park was established as a sanctuary for black and white rhino, which are often seen. This morning we head off early on a game drive in search of these pre-historic looking beasts as well as the elusive leopard, encountering buffalo, giraffe, various antelope and the occasional hippo along the way. In the afternoon, we head to Lake Naivasha where we overnight in peaceful surroundings beside the lake. Twin-Share Bungalows – Crayfish Camp (B / L /D)
We depart from Lake Naivasha and enter Masai land where these habitual pastoralists are often seen tending their cattle from the side of the road. We pass through the town of Narok, before arriving at our campsite, Acacia Camp. Acacia Camp looks onto the Meguarra hills and the stream that meanders by on the bottom end forms a natural border to the Masai Mara National Reserve. Twin-share set tents – Acacia Camp (B / L /D)
We spend the day driving through nature as it was intended to be - huge plains, rolling hills and an abundance of game matched nowhere else on earth. We keep an eye open for the Big 5 - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard. If travelling between July and October, we may get to witness the impressive herds of over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle in their Annual Migration. Sitting around the camp fire, watching the sun set is the perfect way to finish a day’s game viewing in this “Garden of Eden.” Twin-share set tents – Acacia Camp (B / L /D)
This morning we say our goodbyes to the spectacular Masai Mara and head back to the city for the night. Due to the lack of infrastructure in this region, the drive through the bordering Masai Land is somewhat slow, but offers a great opportunity to take in the surrounding scenery & villages. We head up the Rift Valley Escarpment which offers one of the rare opportunities to see this geographical phenomenon, before reaching Nairobi in the late afternoon. Tonight we eat out at the famous Carnivore Restaurant for a variety of culinary delights! Twin-share room – hotel to be confirmed (B / L / D)
Early morning transfer out to airport for flight back to London - VS672 NBO TO LHR 1250 - 1905