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5 Days Kenya Safari – Ol Pejeta, Lake Naivasha & Masai Mara

Our 5 Days Kenya Safari visits Ol Pejeta Conservancy where you get the chance to view the rare Northern White Rhino, Southern White Rhino, Black Rhino, the Chimpanzee, our closest relatives, the Reticulated Giraffe and the Grevy’s Zebra. Other resident wildlife include Lion, Buffalo, Elephants, Gazelles, Impalas among others.

Tour Proceeds to the fresh water lake in the Great Rift Valley, Lake Naivasha for a boat ride with sightings of different birds present at the lake. Hippopotamus can also be seen among other grazers like Common Waterbuck, Impala, Zebra and Giraffe.

We finalize our tour in the Great Masai Mara where we have the opportunity to view the big five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

Safari Highlights

  • Ol Pejeta Conservancy is situated in the equator, between the foothills of Aberdares and Mount Kenya. Ol Pejeta is the only conservancy in Kenya where you can see Chimpanzee in their natural habitat. You can also visit the Rhino Sanctuary to see the rare Northern White Rhino, the Southern White Rhino and the Black Rhino.
  • Lake Naivasha is the only fresh water lake at the Great Rift Valley, here you get to enjoy a boat ride and view vast birdlife and hippopotamus. 
  • Hippopotamus, Thomson Gazelle, Giraffe, Buffalo, Zebra,  Impala, Common Waterbuck and different bird species can be seen at Lake Naivasha
  • Masai Mara Game Reserve is Kenya’s popular tourist attraction because of its highest wildlife concentration per kilometer, Big Five and yearly wildebeest migration.
  • Attractions at Masai Mara Game Reserve; the Mara River Hosts Hippopotamus and Nile Crocodiles – this is where the annual wildebeest migration happens, Masaai Tribe colorful and one of the tribe that has preserved its culture for centuries, Landscape the grassland is dotted with hundreds of studded trees and that’s the meaning of “Mara”.

Wildlife you could see while on safari

  • Lion
  • Elephant
  • Buffalo
  • Leopard
  • Cheetah
  • Impala
  • Mongoose
  • Zebra
  • Giraffe
  • Ostrich
  • Nocturnal Porcupine
  • Thomson’s Gazelle
  • Over 600 recorded bird species
  • Spotted Hyena
  • Warthog
  • Hippopotamus
  • Crocodile
  • Wild Dogs
  • Hyrax
  • Dik- dik
  • Lesser Kudu
  • Common Waterbuck

DAY 1: Nairobi to Ol Pejeta Conservancy

0730 Hrs pick up at your residence/hotel and depart for Ol Pejeta Conservancy.

The drive is through central Kenya with views of banana plantations, tea and local homesteads

We shall stop at the equator for photography

Arrive at Ol Pejeta Conservancy in time for lunch and relax for the afternoon game drive.

We shall visit the Rhino sanctuary to view the Northern and Southern White Rhino

A visit to the Chimpanzee Sanctuary shall follow where we learn about the Chimpanzee and their history.

Overnight stay at a lodge/camp within Ol Pejeta.

DAY 2: Ol Pejeta Conservancy to Lake Naivasha

Early morning game drive after breakfast as we exit Ol Pejeta for Lake Naivasha

We shall have a stop at the Thomson’s Falls scenic waterfall on the Ewaso Ng’iro river, a few Kilometres from Lake Ol Bolossat, which drains from the Aberdare Mountain Range.

Proceed to Lake Naivasha, arrive in time for hot lunch at one of the Lodges near the lake.

Afternoon boat ride at the lake with awesome views of the landscape with possible sighting of the Mt. Longonot.

Lake Naivasha is a fresh water lake in the Rift Valley with lots of birds, hippopotamus and grazers; Giraffe, Common Waterbuck, Impala, Zebra and Buffalo.

Overnight stay at a lodge/camp within Lake Naivasha.

DAY 3: Lake Naivasha to Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, proceed to the great Masai Mara Game Reserve for the Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Leopard and Buffalo.

Arrive at Masai Mara for lunch at one of the lodges/camps within the Mara.

Masai Mara is known for high concentration of wildlife and the annual wildebeest migration.

Afternoon wildlife viewing drive is scheduled where we search for the predators and grazers.

Overnight stay at a lodge/camp within Masai Mara.

DAY 4: Masai Mara Full Day Game Drive

We leave the camp/lodge with our picnic lunch and head for a full day game drive.

You shall enjoy views of the dotted landscape of the Mara plains and vast wildlife the reserve has to offer.

A visit the Mara River where Crocodiles and Hippopotamus are present and can be seen basking on the river banks.

We will enjoy our picnic lunch near the Mara River while enjoying the scenic views of Masai Mara.

Continue with our afternoon game viewing drive till 18:00.

Overnight stay at your lodge/camp within Masai Mara.

DAY 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast, we check out the lodge/camp and go for a morning game viewing drive as we exit the park.

Arrive at Nairobi late afternoon and drop you to your Nairobi hotel/residence or airport.

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Price Includes:

  • All park entrance fee. 
  • Service of a English speaking professional driver/guide.
  • Full board Accommodation at the lodges (Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner)
  • Game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
  • Transport in a safari mini van with pop-up roof.
  • Bottled drinking water on safari.

Price Exclude:

  • Tips  
  • Bottled  drinks
  • Things of personal nature

Top 5 Wildlife Tour Destinations to Visit while in Kenya for your Safari Holiday

Kenya is one of the countries in East Africa popular for safari and was known as the “safari country”. Diverse wildlife destinations, sandy beaches, amazing landscapes, un-changed local cultures, Kenya is surely one of the best holiday destinations to choose in Africa.

We have selected 5 wildlife tour destinations to visit for your Kenya Safari holiday.

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1. Amboseli National Park

Known for its magnificent landscapes with backdrop of Africa’s highest free standing mount Kilimanjaro and large herds of elephants.

Amboseli National Park should not be missed while on safari in Kenya. Predators like Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena can be seen in this park. Grazers present are Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeests, Hippopotamus, Buffalo, Impala, Thomson’s Gazelle among others. Bird life is in abundance with flamingos being sighted in seasons. Visit our 2 Days Amboseli Safari itinerary to enjoy Amboseli National Park. 

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2. Masai Mara Game Reserve

One of the best game reserves in the world with highest wildlife concentration per square metre. Masai Mara is popular tourist destination loved for it’s big five and Wildebeests migration happening every year between July and August.

Be ready to be blown by the beauty of nature with stunning tree-studded landscapes on our 3 Days Masai Mara Safari.

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3. Lake Naivasha

A great destination to break up the monotony of safari while in your mini van or 4×4 Jeep. In Lake Naivasha, you can have a guided walking safari in either Crescent Island or Hell’s Gate National Park.

A boat ride to marvel at the beauty of Lake Naivasha’s landscapes with views of Mount Longonot while enjoying bird watching. Our 4 Days safari to Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara is a perfect combination to enjoy 2 great destinations in Kenya for your safari holiday

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4. Ol Pejeta Wildlife Conservancy

A visit to Ol Pejeta is worth your holiday as you get to see wildlife species specific to the Northern Kenya region, the Grevy’s Zebra, Somali Ostrich, Generuk, Reticulated Girrafe.

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5. Tsavo East National Park

One of the largest national parks in Kenya with Tsavo East and Tsavo West divided by the Mombasa Nairobi highway. You will sight large elephant herds with red-dust because of the red soil can be seen all over the park. Tsavo East can be visited while enjoying your holiday in Mombasa which is only 2 hour drive from the Kenyan coast.

Tsavo East has over 700 maneless lions with other predators like leopard and cheetah. A day trip to Tsavo East can be done with almost 6 hour game viewing drive in the park making sure you can enjoy variety of wildlife. Visit Tsavo East National Park for 2 Days and enjoy your wildlife viewing safari

 

Our Nairobi Safari tours are planned in such a way that they visit the aforementioned safari tour destinations in a combination so that you can enjoy your safari holiday hence better memories to take back home.

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