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Through the Rift Valley, Keekorok Lodges
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4 Days / 3 Nights Trip to Kenya

Through the Rift Valley, Keekorok Lodges

Nothing compares to thrill of seeing Africa's iconic safari animals up close. Come face to face with lions, elephants, and more, and experience untamed Africa at its best during the Great Migration.
An African safari touches something deep within all of us, for it is an experience that will never be forgotten. This four-day adventure takes you through the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Maasai Mara, covering one national reserve and one national park. The driver-guides are all skilled experts and will certainly make this safari feel special while the accommodation has been specifically chosen to enhance your experience.
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  • Duration
    4 Days
  • Starting From
    $1,516
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Destination Services
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

See the world’s most iconic wildlife up close
Highlight #1
See the world’s most iconic wildlife up close
Spot herds of elephants, gazelle, and maybe even leopards perched atop trees
Meet the scarlet-robed Masai warriors
Highlight #2
Meet the scarlet-robed Masai warriors
The Masai are known worldwide for their distinctive customs, fearlessness, and respect for the land. 
Video

360 Degree Video| Here's What It Feels Like To Be In The Masai Mara

Sitting inside an open jeep, watching elephants and lions nearby are just some animal encounters in store in Africa - but expect TEN TIMES MORE wildlife during the Great Migration. Watch this video by Pallavi Nopany for a glimpse of what's in store.

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Itinerary

ARRIVAL NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (280km – 5 hrs)

Make your own way to the Eka Hotel in Nairobi at 07:00 am for the safari briefing (travellers are suggested to arrive in Nairobi the day before to reach the tour on time. The safari will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the safari group will need to be borne directly by the client on the ground). Afterwards, depart Nairobi, travelling towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Keep an eye out for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the futuristic Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, and then travel through fields of wheat and barley. Arrive at the Maasai Mara and Keekorok Lodge in time for lunch and, perhaps, a siesta. Afterwards, it’s time for the first game drive of the tour. Keekorok is strategically located in the direct path of the annual Great Migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, all relentlessly tracked by predators. Sandstone, cedarwood, and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge, there is a 300-metre-long elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a bar. This overlooks a dam where resident hippos and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephants and buffaloes on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in – though there are watchmen on the constant look out! Lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

  Hotel:  None

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (5-6 hrs on game drives)

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing on a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five of lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and black rhinos. There are also antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest, and many others. Return to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off to visit a Maasai village followed by an afternoon game drive, heading back to the lodge as the sun sets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Maasai Mara.



  Hotel:  None

MAASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU (315km – 6 hrs) 

Bid farewell to the Maasai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya. Acres of wheat and barley dominate the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Cross the vast plains on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffes and gazelles as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. The waters here are often coloured a shimmering pink, from the thousands of flamingos that line its shores. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. As well as all the beautiful flamingos, both black and white rhinos are being carefully protected and given a new lease of life in this 188 square kilometre, fully fenced park. The rhino population numbers more than 50 and continues to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffaloes, leopards, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of what is Kenya's most densely populated wetland national park, which is one of six internationally protected marsh areas, known as Ramsar sites, in the country. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages, and there is an exciting programme of activities and evening entertainment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Overnight in Lake Nakuru.



  Hotel:  None

LAKE NAKURU – DEPART NAIROBI (180km – 4 hrs) 

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Then, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the morning. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at the InterContinental Hotel at 12:00 pm approx.; to continue with your individual travel arrangements. Flights to be booked 03:30 pm onwards.

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Operated with bilingual English-, French-, German-, Italian- or Spanish-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (The assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

 3 night’s accommodation

 3 Breakfasts 

 3 Lunches 

 3 Dinners

 4x4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle)

 All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 1); 2 game drives at game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 2); 1 game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park (Day 3); Lake Naivasha boat ride (Day 4)

 Government taxes 

 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

Not Included

 Airport transfers or other city Nairobi hotels pick-up 

 Visas

 International flights 

 Domestic flights 

 International flights 

 Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)

 Any visit not mentioned in the program

 Porterage and gratuities  

 Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program

 Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)

 Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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