You will travel towards the fertile highlands of Kenya leading down via the Great Rift Valley escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War 11. Have a glimpse for the attractive chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass via the magnificent Longonot earth satellite station as you proceed across the Valley to Narok.
Day 1: Maasai Mara
An afternoon game drive within the reserve as the rains brings the grasslands of Maasai Mara to life. The vast plains rumble with thunder of approaching hooves as 1.5 million wildebeest migrate up north east into Maasai Mara from July till the end of September. The great migration is a vision beyond relief as one of the world's most impressive spectacles staged every year in Kenya, directed by raw forces of nature you will also appreciate it's high animal concentration and abundance black maned lions, herds of topi roan antelope, cheetah, common zebra, coke's hartebeest though luck essential for spotting leopard and rhino. Returning to the lodge as the sun sets for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Maasai Mara
A very early morning game drive in the Maasai Mara – the ideal time to see game as temperatures are cooler and hopefully lion, cheetah and leopard will be roaming the vast grasslands in search of prey. Return to the lodge for breakfast. The rest of the morning at leisure or partake in optional activities, a visit to Maasai village to see their nomadic life this at extra cost. After lunch at the lodge, there is a chance to relax by the swimming pool before an evening game drive. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Optional Balloon Safari
A well worth it and recommended activity in the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the balloon safari early in the morning; you will be woken and driven to the departure site. Once in the air, the view of the surrounding landscape, the rising of the sun between the mountains and the congregation of the animals at the river is beautiful. This all concludes with a champagne breakfast and memories of a lifetime.
Day 3: Maasai Mara - Nakuru
Depart Mara after breakfast & head straight to Nakuru where you will be accommodated for a night on full board basis.
The waters here are often colored sparkling flamingo pink, from thousands of the attractive birds lining its shores. The park is home to warthogs, waterbuck, buffaloes, reedbucks, and the occasional leopard. White and black rhinos were introduced to the park some years ago and you will find white rhino at the southern end. The park has also retained its reputation as an ornithologists' delight with more than 400 species of bird found here. Once in the park, there will be a game drive en route to the lodge. Have lunch and rest a bit in preparation for an afternoon game drive before returning to the lodge in the evening.
Day 4: Nakuru
Leave for an early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Checkout and leave for Nairobi arriving in the afternoon.