|Nakuru Masai Mara Lake Naivasha Camping Safari||
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Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.
Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.
There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.
Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below Flamingo Hill is a favourite lion-spotting point – lionesses love to sleep in the trees – while leopards frequent the same area, and are also sometimes seen around the Makalia camp.
Lake Naivasha is a beautiful freshwater lake, fringed by thick papyrus. The lake is almost 13kms across, but its waters are shallow with an average depth of five metres.
Lake area varies greatly according to rainfall, with an average range between 114 and 991 sq kms. At the beginning of the 20th Century, Naivasha completely dried up and effectively disappeared. The resulting open land was farmed, until heavy rains a few years later caused the lake to return to existence, swallowing up the newly established estates.
Afternoon wind and storms can cause the Lake to become suddenly rough and produce high waves. For this reason, the local Maasai christened the lake Nai’posha meaning ‘rough water’.
The lake and its surroundings are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions. 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 destination. 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 sleep the day out in the shallows.
The region surrounding the Lake is well worth exploring. There are two more smaller lakes nearby, Oloidien, and Sonachi, a bright green crater lake.
5 days lake Nakuru Masai Mara lake Naivasha safari. The 5 days Nakuru Masai Mara Naivasha safari from Nairobi includes a visit to 2 rift valley lakes and the Mara. The highlights of Masai Mara game reserve include Masai culture, the Masai village, big five animals, the Mara sunsets, and un-rivalled game drives. Nakuru national park is famed for its flamingos, leopards and easy to view rhinos including tree climbing lions.
Our guide/driver will pick you up from your hotel at 800 hrs and drive you along the Nakuru-Naivasha highway towards Nakuru. After Limuru, the escarpment becomes visible, and along the way there various view-points where we can stop and have a spectacular view of the escarpment. We drive on to arrive at the Lions Hill Lodge or any other hotel at the Lake in time for lunch.
Guests can relax at the lodge and enjoy an evening drive to the lake to have a pink of view of lake Nakuru due to the presence of the many flamingoes at the lake. It is a sight to behold. You will also have a chance of viewing some wildlife including leopard, buffalo, elephants and many others as you drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast leave Nakuru at 800 hrs to Masai Mara, through Naivasha then Mai mahiu and drive through Narok road to arrive in time for lunch at Mara Sarova. Guests can relax and enjoy swimming and other indoor activities like table tennis, pool or chess after which they can dinner. Later they can enjoy entertainment by the Maasai morans around a camp fire before retiring to bed.
Early morning breakfast and later enjoy a whole day game drive in the Masai Mara. Guests will have a picknick lunch in the park and they can drive to the Mara river to have a view of the wildlife migration, if the season is on, or have a view of the migration spot, if it’s off season. Return to the hotel in the evening for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast guests leave Mara at 800 hours to arrive at the Naivasha Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. Guests can enjoy swimming as they relax or take a boat ride at the fresh water lake. Later, they can enjoy dinner and retire to bed.
Have a relaxed breakfast and later drive to Nairobi, where you will be dropped at your hotel in the capital city or at the Airport to catch a flight back.
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