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Low Season Price: $855
High Season Price: $1125
4 day 3 nights Maasai Mara game reserve and Naivasha takes you to the world renowned Maasai Mara National Reserve _ the Empire of the “Big Five” , then to Lake Naivasha - a fresh water lake which is the home of variety of wildlife and birdlife .These Combination leaves you with a great experience.
Nairobi- Maasai Mara 275 Kms 6 Hrs DrivePick up at your hotel at 7:00am Nairobi, after briefing you will drive south west along the floor of the Rift Valley. A short stop over will be made at the Rift valley view point for photography and a look of the landscape. Proceed to Narok town then enter the Hemingways country to Maasai mara game reserve. Check in at the lodge at Maasai mara for lunch, and later afternoon game drive returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge 4*/ a Similar
Masai Mara Game ReserveAfter breakfast, a full day of game viewing with picnic lunch, exploration this part of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes place at the beginning of August. Months before the actual migration the herds ‘assemble’ in Serengeti in readiness for the crossing into Masai Mara. The plain is literally covered with these animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes place from end July to September.Africa has a long history of capturing the imagination of travelers, a continent of dramatic contrasts that gives you an unforgettable and remarkable experience whether it’s in an amazement of watching thousands of wild beasts struggling across a rushing river that is littered with crocodiles waiting for their prey, makes the world’s premier wildlife spectacle. The afternoon is spent on a game drive in search of the black manned lions which the park is famous. Lion making a kill can be witnessed in the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributarieThe ‘big five’ are positively represented here. The large predators are the lion, leopard and cheetah. The smaller predators are the hyena and jackal. The large herbivores are the elephant, rhino, Burchell’s zebra, hippo, buffalo and giraffe. The smaller herbivores are the antelope and bucks. The Maasai ostrich, the world’s largest bird is found in the park. OPTIONAL AT AN EXTRA COST: (a visit to the maasai villages and hot air balloon taking off in the beautiful early morning, you drift above the browsing game and have tremendous opportunities for unusual photographs. What could be more uplifting than an early morning safari in a hot air balloon flying over vast plains of Africa? Witness an African Sunrise s a plethora of wildlife roams the land beneath you. At the end of the flight you land on the plains in the midst of this enchanting Savanah champagne, breakfast is laid out with the aroma of sausages, eggs and bacon sizzling over charcoal fire. Drive leisurely fashion with game viewing on your way back to your camp/Lodge. All meals and Overnight at Mara Sopa lodge 4*/ a Similar
Masai Mara Game Reserve -NaivashaYou can have your early morning game drive, then return to the lodge for breakfast and check out, then later proceed to Naivasha. You will arrive for check in and lunch at Naivasha Sopa lodge then later proceed with your exploration of Naivasha. You can do any of the activities below but at your extra cost. Activity 1: Boat Ride Experience on a boat ride on the calm waters of Naivasha.Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Masai christened the lake Nai'posha meaning ''rough water'', which the British later misspelled as Naivasha. Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophlea, known as the yellow fever tree. These forests abound with bird life, and Naivasha is known as a world class birding. The waters of the lake draw a great range of game to these shores. Giraffes wander among the acacia, Buffalo wallow in the swamps and Colobus monkeys call from the treetops while the Lakes large hippo population sleeps the day out in the shallows. The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green cater lake. Activity 2: Visit the crescent Island A short boat trip from the mainland out into Lake Naivasha gives you access to the unique Crescent Island Wildlife Sanctuary. A wide variety of wildlife, birdlife and flora lives quite freely out there and as there are no predators to be found, quite happily as well. Spend some time wandering around at your own pace and enjoy the peace and quiet broken only by the sounds of the Islands wild inhabitants you cannot miss to see the Masai giraffe, zebra, dik diks, steenbok, impala and gazelles among other animals. Activity 3: Hells Gate You can also do the hells gate .Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers a midst wildlife before resting at a ranger's post. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. The volcanic activity is very evident from the hot water streaming on the walls of the gorge. The guided gorge walk takes two hours. The hot springs and a fabulous scenic landscape besides the diverse wildlife are just incredible. See below the prices of Naivasha activities not included 1>Boat Ride is usd. 20 per person 2>Crescent Island is usd.30 per person 3>Bike is usd.7 per person and a guide at the Hells gate usd.35, entry fees hells gate usd.26 Meals and Overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge 4*
Naivasha- NairobiYou will have your breakfast, then you can do any of the activities if time permits then later depart to Nairobi. Driver to drop you at your residence /hotel or transfer you to the airport to catch your homebound flight End of the safari.
- Accommodation in standard rooms with self-contained rooms as described (or similar) with Private en-suite Facilities, hot water showers and washrooms
- 3 Meals a day as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
- Transportation by specially equipped non-air-conditioned 4WD 7-seater safari minivans with pop-up roof Suitable for game viewing and photography, a 4WD safari land cruiser is available upon your request. .
- Services of a professional English speaking driver/guide
- Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary.
- All park entry fees MAASAI MARA (Non Resident)
- I bottle of water per person per day
- 2 Airport Transfers – on arrival and on return
- International or domestic air fares, airport taxes and security related fees unless mentioned here
- Meals not described in the itinerary above
- Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc
- Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc
- Any other optional tours or excursions or any other tour not mentioned in the itinerary above Balloon safari per person usd.450 ,visit to the Maasai elders usd.25
- Accommodation at nairobi upon arrival, which can be arranged upon your request at an extra cost.
- Naivasha activities as below
1>boat ride is usd. 20 per person
2>crescent island is usd.30 per person
3>bike is usd.7 per person and guide at hells gate usd.35, Hells gate entry fees usd.26
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