Hells Gate-Nakuru-Mara

Safari highlights 
En-route to Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara game reserves, you can make a stopover for a chance to sample some of its unique features like walking and trekking trips, cycling and rock-climbing. Apart from the wildlife, enjoy the great view of over 100 bird species recorded within its precincts.

After that, you can proceed on to Lake Nakuru, another ornithological paradise. Well over a million flamingoes, both Lesser and Greater Flamingoes call this home. The warm lilac colour of the birds covering the waters of the lake is quite a site to behold. Other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds thrive in the area numbering about 450 species in all. Lake Nakuru is also known as the Rhino Sanctuary for its black and white rhino populations.

Epitomize your entire experience by visiting the widely acclaimed Masai Mara, the stage upon which the annual spectacle i.e. the Wildebeest migration, which occurs between the months of July, August and September. Be enthralled by the sheer spectacle of close to 3 million animals, comprising of over 1.75 million wildebeests and about 0.8 million gazelles and zebras as they migrate to and from the Serengeti. Observe the drama unfold as predators and prey meet in concert in the amazing circle of life.

Description

Day 1. Morning departure from Nairobi for Hell’s Gate via Mai Mahiu at the Great Rift Valley view point for a brief stopover. At the Hells Gate National park you will definitely appreciate how the park got its name by observing the surreal geological formations curved out of the earth by nature itself including the hot geysers being spewed out of the ground. The wildlife available is predominantly non-predatorial like the giraffes, zebra, warthogs, including a variety of birdlife.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in this shallow soda lake which inhabits more than a million flamingoes. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its Rhino sanctuary. You will also get to view some members of “the Big Five” like the buffalo and the lion. The warthog, hippo, waterbuck, can also be seen here among others.

Day 3: After breakfast leave for Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the game reserve which is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Close to 500 different species of animals have been observed here, both resident and migrant animals. This area is home to the brave Maasai tribesmen from whom the game reserve derives its name.

Day 4 & 5: Morning and afternoon game drive in the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Day 6: Early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast and later depart to Nairobi.

Safari highlights 
En-route to Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara game reserves, you can make a stopover for a chance to sample some of its unique features like walking and trekking trips, cycling and rock-climbing. Apart from the wildlife, enjoy the great view of over 100 bird species recorded within its precincts.

After that, you can proceed on to Lake Nakuru, another ornithological paradise. Well over a million flamingoes, both Lesser and Greater Flamingoes call this home. The warm lilac colour of the birds covering the waters of the lake is quite a site to behold. Other water birds including a variety of terrestrial birds thrive in the area numbering about 450 species in all. Lake Nakuru is also known as the Rhino Sanctuary for its black and white rhino populations.

Epitomize your entire experience by visiting the widely acclaimed Masai Mara, the stage upon which the annual spectacle i.e. the Wildebeest migration, which occurs between the months of July, August and September. Be enthralled by the sheer spectacle of close to 3 million animals, comprising of over 1.75 million wildebeests and about 0.8 million gazelles and zebras as they migrate to and from the Serengeti. Observe the drama unfold as predators and prey meet in concert in the amazing circle of life.

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