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From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

1. From Nairobi: 7-day Masai Mara, Nakuru, and Amboseli Safari

PART ONE: This is a group safari Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara At 8 o'clock you will be picked up from your Nairobi Hotel and commence the drive to Maasai Mara via the great rift valley view point where you will have a breathtaking view of the floor of the rift valley. Lunch will be on the way. In the evening after you check in ,depart for a sunset game viewing drive. This is from 4.30 to 6.30 Return back to the camp for dinner. The accomodation is big Tents that have Bed,toilet, Bathroom,hot shower inside. Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara Reserve Spend the full day exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five. You will have picnic lunches in the Reserve as you scale the Mara beauty .This day we aim to go all the way to the river where the wilderbeest normally cross into Maasai mara from serengeti. All year round there are lots of resident Hippos and crocodiles sitted at the banks of Mara river. Day 3: Depart Maasai Mara to Nakuru You will enjoy the last early morning game drive in Mara Reserve followed by breakfast. Thereafter commence the drive to Nakuru. Overnight stay at Lanet Matfam. PART 2: This is PRIVATE safari as no group go to Naivasha and Amboseli National Park. Day 4: Nakuru to Naivasha You will have an early breakfast and depart by 7am to straight to the park. It’s a small park with magnificent, rare white rhinos which form part of the Big five animals. There is also a possibility to see the pink flamingos. The game drive lasts 3 hours, after which you depart on a 1-hour drive back to Naivasha to arrive in time for lunch at dovenest Lodge. After lunch, you will go to hell's gate for biking safari. if you are too tired you will be driven in the park with a car. You will later go for an hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for bird watching and hippo viewing. You will be dropped at dovenest Lodge for overnight stay. Day 5: Naivasha - Amboseli Pick up from the hotel in the morning drive to Amboseli national park which is famous for its scenery with a backdrop of snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which dominates the landscape, and open plains. Arrive and proceeding in time for lunch , Check in at AA Lodge Amboseli have lunch and a short rest. Afternoon game drive in search of its popular residents like the well known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Day 6: Amboseli Full day After Early breakfast Full day spend in the park with packed lunch in search of its popular residents like the well-known predators and their opponents like the Zebra, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo with a view of Mt Kilimanjaro. Later return to AA Lodge Amboseli for dinner and overnight stay. Day 7: Amboseli - Nairobi After breakfast check out with a short game drive en-route off Amboseli and drive to Nairobi. When you arrive you will be dropped to your hotel or the Airport. This marks the end of the tour.

Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

2. Nairobi: Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha Day Tour

After meeting your guide in the lobby of your hotel at 6:00am, start your journey to Nakuru National Park. While en route, stop at the Great Rift Valley view point where you will attain magnificent views of the escarpments. After a beautiful drive you will arrive at Lake Nakuru by 9:00am. Lake Nakuru National Park is the only park where you are guaranteed to see rhinos in their natural habitat. On the way to the park, enjoy a stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to see the volcano below. Upon your arrival, start the 3-hour game drive with your guide. Break for lunch at a local restaurant at Lake Nakuru Lodge (own cost). After lunch, continue to explore the park with your guide as you head towards Lake Naivasha. Leaving the park at approximately 3:00pm you will swap your car for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.  While on the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. After Begin the drive to Nairobi for a 6:00pm arrival and get dropped off at your hotel.

From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

3. From Nairobi: Lakes Nakuru & Naivasha National Park Day Tour

Your adventure begins at 6:00 AM with pickup in Nairobi. From there you'll head straight to Lake Nakuru National Park. The Lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times. There can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds at Lake Nakuru. As a result the park is referred to as the "Birds' Paradise". The National Park is also a rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. You'll enjoy wildlife viewing as soon as you enter the park gates, and when it's time for lunch, you'll stop at the lodge where you can purchase a meal at a local restaurant.  After lunch, continue to enjoy wildlife viewing on the drive out of the park. You'll leave the park at approximately 3:00 PM and head to Lake Naivasha for an optional 1-hour boat ride. If you'd like to include the boat ride, be sure to select the correct option when making your booking. On the boat ride, enjoy bird watching, eagle feeding, and hippo viewing. At the end of the boat ride, you'll head back to Nairobi for a 6:00 PM arrival.

Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,Karen Blixen&Bomas Tour

4. Nairobi Park,BabyElephants,Giraffes,Karen Blixen&Bomas Tour

Excellent Game Viewing near the city. literally, a 10-minute drive from the Central Business District. Recommended for short visits in Kenya. Begin your Nairobi tour with pickup from your hotel and a short drive to Nairobi National Park. Take a game drive through the park. It is a Safari miniature but wonderful. Take a game drive and spot some of Kenya’s “Big Five” without truly leaving the confines of Nairobi city on this experience. Ideal for those short on time in Kenya, this budget-friendly, 4 hours safari trip takes place in Nairobi National Park, a reserve close to the city where you can see lions, rhinos, buffalo, cheetah, and more in the wild At 10.00 You exit the park Visit coffee shop enroute to David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Learn about how the baby elephants are rescued and taken care off. Continue to the giraffe center, where you can take the opportunity to feed the giraffes. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the nature park. Next head to the Karen Blixen Museum. Spend 2 hours there, discovering the life and history of the famous Out of Africa author. Then stop for a delicious lunch at Mamba Village. Then Proceed to Bomas of kenya for traditional dances and acrobats After that A choice of departures and return hotel or airport transfers makes everything extra easy.

Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

5. Nairobi: Private 5-Day Maasai Mara, Nakuru & Naivasha Tour

Discover Kenya's premier wildlife destinations on a 5-day tour from Nairobi and have the chance to see the famous Big 5 animals. Take several guided game drives around Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru, cycle around Hell's Gate, and spot hippos on Lake Naivasha. Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara After pickup at your accommodation in Nairobi, commence your drive to Maasai Mara via the Great Rift Valley viewpoint and marvel at the breathtaking panorama of the valley. Arrive in time for lunch, then depart on a game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve after check-in. Return back to camp for a delicious buffet dinner. Day 2: Maasai Mara Spend a day exploring the Maasai Mara National Reserve in search of the Big 5 game animals. Between July and November, catch sight of the great migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania, a spectacular annual event only seen in Maasai Mara. Keep an eye out for the predators of the savanna — lions, cheetahs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the beautiful surroundings. Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nakuru Enjoy one final early morning game drive in the reserve. Have breakfast before beginning the drive to Nakuru, where you'll arrive in the afternoon. Day 4: Nakuru to Lake Naivasha/Hell’s Gate After an early breakfast, head to Lake Nakuru National Park for a 3-hour game drive. Look out for the rare white rhinos — one of the Big 5 — and have the chance to see pink flamingos. Continue to Naivasha, where you'll arrive in time for lunch. Visit Hell's Gate National Park for a biking safari, then enjoy a 1-hour boat ride on Lake Naivasha for birdwatching and hippo viewing. If your energy levels aren't up to cycling, you can take a driving tour of the park instead. Day 5: Naivasha to Nairobi After breakfast at your accommodation, begin your return journey to Nairobi. Enjoy lunch along the way and conclude your tour with drop-off back at your hotel or at the airport.

Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour from Nairobi

6. Lake Nakuru National Park Day Tour from Nairobi

Enjoy a complimentary hotel pick-up from your centrally located hotel in Nairobi or Naivasha town. Meet your professional driver who will introduce himself in a friendly manner and offer you a brief introduction to the trip ahead. Climb into a luxurious open-roofed van and set off for the Lake Nakuru National Park Stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint for panoramic views and the chance to take photos. After a 3-hour drive, arrive at the National Park and begin your game drive. Discover The Pink Lake, which is world-famous as the location of the greatest bird spectacle on earth - myriads of fuchsia pink flamingos whose numbers are legion, often more than a million - or even two million. Learn about how the spectacular birds feed on the abundant algae, which thrives in the warm waters.  Continue your exploration of the park which now is home to more than 25 eastern black rhinoceros, one of the largest concentrations in the country, plus around 70 endemic southern white rhinos. There are also a number of Rothschild's giraffe, again relocated for safety from western Kenya beginning in 1977. Waterbuck are very common and both the Kenyan species are found here. Keep your eyes peeled for predators such as Masai lions, cheetahs, and leopards, the latter being seen much more frequently in recent times. The park also has large pythons that inhabit the dense woodlands, and can often be seen crossing the roads or dangling from trees. Stop for lunch at a camp or a hotel suggested by the driver. Later, you will continue with game drives and leave the park for Nairobi arriving at around 7:00 PM.

Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

7. Nairobi: 6-Day Amboseli, Nakuru, and Maasai Mara Safari Tour

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park (L, D) You will be picked up from your hotel between 7:30 AM-8:00 AM, at which point you will travel to the Amboseli National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Afterward, you'll proceed to an afternoon game drive which will last until around 6:30 PM. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park (B, L, D) You will have the entire of your second day to explore the park, with a break to enjoy a picnic lunch. Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya, and is often referred to as the "Home of Elephants". Some of the largest elephant herds are found here, and the game park also contains zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, and antelope. Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Nakuru National Park (B, L, D) Departing Amboseli in the morning, you will travel via Nairobi for lunch before driving to the Great Rift Valley, stopping to view the scenery along the way. You will soon arrive at Lake Nakuru, which is also referred to as the Pink Lake due to its number of flamingos. After arriving in the evening, you'll proceed to take a game drive, followed by dinner and overnight at the Lake Nakuru guest house. Lake Nakuru's claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos, as well as over 400 species of birds found there. The lake itself is a soda (or alkaline) lake on the floor of the Rift Valley. The lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species. Day 4: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Begin with an early-morning game drive in which where you can watch and photograph birds and animals. Following that, you'll enjoy breakfast before departing for Maasai Mara. You will arrive there in time for lunch, before later heading out on an afternoon game drive. Day 5: Full Day at Maasai Mara National Reserve (B, L, D) Following breakfast, leave the camp and proceed for a whole-day game drive. You will have a picnic lunch, and will also cover the Mara River. Day 6: Maasai Mara to Nairobi (B, L) On your final day, you will travel from Maasai Mara back to Nairobi.

Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

8. Nairobi: 8-Day Best-of-Kenya Wildlife Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park You will be collected from your Nairobi hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) at 7:00AM, from where you will travel via the Nairobi-Mombasa highway. Your scenic drive will be through the expansive savannah plains, dotted with local homesteads and colorful Maasai tribesmen and their cattle. In the afternoon, a game drive is scheduled, and that evening your accommodation will be in the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day 2: Full Day at Amboseli National Park Your second day will be a day of game viewing drives, scenery viewing, and relaxation. Throughout the day, your time will be spent at Amboseli with maximum game viewing drives, spotting game and taking in the scenery as you travel. Your accommodation that evening will once more be at the Amboseli Kibo Safari Camp or similar. Day 3: Amboseli to Lake Naivasha National Park In the early morning, you will go on a game viewing drive as you exit the Amboseli National Park. From there, proceed to Lake Naivasha at the floor of the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon you will go on a boat ride, viewing exotic bird life and hippos amid the serenity of this freshwater Rift Valley Lake. Your accommodation that evening will be at the Lake Naivasha Sopa resort or similar. Day 4: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National Park Your day starts with a nature bird walk in a scenic setting at the lake shores. You will take a bicycle and cycle to the nearby Hell’s Gate National Park, where you will explore the canyon on foot whilst spotting small game. Later, a short one-hour drive will take you to the Lake Nakuru National Park, where you will stay in the Lake Nakuru lodge/Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 5: Lake Nakuru to Maasai Mara National Reserve Enjoy an early bird game viewing drive as you exit the Lake Nakuru National Park. You will proceed to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, where you will arrive in the mid afternoon. Afterwards, make your way on an afternoon game viewing drive, before spending the evening at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 6: Full Day at Maasai Mara National Reserve Day 6 will be a game viewing extravaganza. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve remains one of the most exciting wildlife eco-systems in Africa, and at the day's conclusion you will spend the evening at the Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 7: Full Day at Masai Mara National Park On day 7 you will spend an extra day at the Maasai Mara, with scheduled game viewing drives. Your accommodation for the evening will be at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge or similar. Day 8: Maasai Mara to Nairobi You will start your final day with an early pre-breakfast game viewing drive, before departing to Nairobi.

Nairobi: 2-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Lodge Safari

9. Nairobi: 2-Day Lake Nakuru National Park Lodge Safari

Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru The adventure starts from the international airport or from your Nairobi city hotel, from where you will proceed by road to the Lake Nakuru National Park. The lake is renowned as a bird sanctuary with over 400 bird species at times, there can be up to 2 million greater and lesser flamingos, as well as tens of thousands of other birds. It’s also rhino sanctuary with excellent wildlife viewing. Your game viewing will start immediately as you enter the park gates, arriving at the lodge in time for lunch. An afternoon game viewing has been scheduled for you, which will depart at 4:00PM. The park’s landscape includes areas of marsh, grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with a Euphorbia forest on the eastern perimeter. Large animals strive in the dry land surrounding the lake such as the endangered Rothschild giraffe, cape buffaloes, waterbucks, gazelles, leopards, and several species of primates. Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi After breakfast at the lodge, you will check-out and depart by road back to Nairobi with game viewing en-route as you exit the park. Upon arrival at the city, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international outbound departure or back to your city hotel.

Nairobi: 2-Day Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru Safari

10. Nairobi: 2-Day Lake Bogoria and Lake Nakuru Safari

Day 1: Nairobi and Lake Bogoria Your driver guide will pick you from your accommodation, from where you will depart Nairobi in the morning for Lake Bogoria. On your way to the lake, you will make a short stopover at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley. Following your stopover, you will enjoy a picnic at Lanet Matfam, before eventually proceeding to Lake Bogoria. Following lunch, you will take an afternoon game drive during which you will walk to the Lake Bogoria Hot Springs, as well as encounter flamingos and diverse forest inhabitants. Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Nairobi Following breakfast, you will enjoy a morning game drive to Lake Nakuru. Once having arrived, you will discover an area in which you can take spectacular photos. You will later depart for Nairobi, where you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Lake Nakuru

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 38 reviews

I was very lucky to have Paul Oyugi as my guide! We was very nice during the 12h we’ve spent together visiting the amazing Nakuru National Park, it’s lake, and then Lake Naivasha with a wonderful lunch buffet at Lake Naivasha Crescent Camp. I saw a lot of animals at Nakuru Park and then the flamingos and pelicans in the lake was breathtaking. The boat ride at Naivasha Lake was also very special, saw a lot of different bird species and Crescent island by the lake as well. I paid the park fees + lunch (which was optional) + boat trip directly and would recommend to do it like that. Thank you Paul for such an unforgettable experience!!!

A once-in-a-lifetime experience! Our driver Danson went above and beyond to show us all the wildlife at Lake Nakuru. Totally recommend this activity, it was such an incredible day! That being said, we also did the optional boat ride but it wasn't worth the $80 we paid just to see a family of hippos. This, however, has nothing to do with the overall activity, since the boat ride was optional. Just a thought for those considering the boat ride.

Great experience, Nakuru is close to Nairobi and I saw so many animals. I went there for flamingos and I was not disappointed! Also the route is very scenic, so worth the 3 hours driving. Stephen was a great driver and guide and Gracepatt a very flexible and responsible agency. Fully recommended!

Steve was great and very knowledgeable about the area and the wildlife including the bird species. Had a really great game drive!! Lots of zebras, water buffalo, and warthogs! And of course, the flamingoes and pelicans!

Pick up was reliable and straight forward, our guide was named Benjamin and he was very friendly and helpful throughout the whole trip.