Explore the scenic lakes of the Great Rift Valley on the hunt for hippos, crocodiles and flocks of pink flamingos, and in the Masai Mara stalk the Big 5.Day 1, Lake Baringo
Day 1, Lake Baringo
From Nairobi we pause to view the spectacular Rift Valley from the top of an escarpment, dotted with its string of lakes, that is a great introduction to the natural beauty of the region. Camp next to freshwater Lake Baringo where there is the option of taking a boat trip to search for hippo and crocodile and view the abundant birdlife around the lake shore.
Day 2, Lake Bogoria /Nakuru
From Baringo it's a short drive to Lake Bogoria, a shallow soda lake set amidst beautiful scenery. Like the other Kenyan soda lakes, it has no outlet and the intense evaporation leads to high levels of salt and minerals, which flamingos love and from a distance the surface of the water appears bright pink. Next to the lake are steaming hot springs and geysers, but don't be tempted to put your hands into the water if you are at all fond of your skin! Continue south to Lake Nakuru National Park, another shallow soda lake famous for its birdlife, and the park is also home to lion, many rhino and if you're very lucky you may spot a leopard in an Acacia tree. Overnight at a campsite
Day 3 Maasai Mara:
We head south to Narok, Lunch enroute then proceed to Maasai Mara -game is viewed as we proceed to the campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 4& 5, Masai Mara
From our campsite, we explore the mighty Masai Mara on game drives and there is plenty of opportunity to search for the Big 5. You'll soon see why the Mara has such an excellent reputation for diverse scenery and abundant wildlife. The park has the largest population of well-fed lion in Kenya, and some of the biggest crocs in Africa are found in the Mara River - all thanks to the constant supply of ready-made meals in the way of hundreds of thousands of grazing animals.
Day 6, Narok, Nairobi
Morning game drive then return to the campsite for breakfast .We drive back through the Masai town of Narok and stop for some souvenir shopping, before continuing across the plains to Nairobi where the safari ends.