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Through the Rift Valley, Sopa Lodges - Private Tour
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5 Days / 4 Nights Trip to Kenya

Through the Rift Valley, Sopa Lodges - Private Tour

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.
Every day is action-packed in Kenya as you drive through plains full of wildlife as far as you can see on journeys of drama, danger and survival. The highlight of the year is no doubt the Great Migration when 2-million-strong herd of wildebeest, thunder across the savannah and chase the rains. But all throughout the year, thrilling encounters with Africa’s iconic wildlife await - hippos, giraffes, flamingos, mighty elephants, proud lions, and more!
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  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,596
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Destination Services
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

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

After landing at Nairobi Airport, a tour representative will meet and transfer you to the Safari Park Hotel or similar. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps taking advantage of the services available at the hotel, an African-themed resort that features beautifully landscaped gardens and an indigenous forest. All rooms are distinctively designed and decorated and have television, bathroom facilities, and private balconies. A visit to Nairobi city centre, which is just 10km away, is also an option. 

Overnight  in Nairobi.

  Hotel:  None

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (280kms – 5hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, 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, before reaching the Maasai Mara and Mara Sopa Lodge, in time for lunch. Afterwards, it’s time for the first game drive of the tour, returning to the lodge at sunset. At Mara Sopa Lodge, the accent is placed on both the indigenous Maasai people and on the fabulous wealth of wildlife, birdlife and natural flora seen in every direction. The lodge is located in the Oloolaimutia Valley and it blends into the surrounding hillside landscape. The décor features all the mod cons one would expect from a Sopa-styled lodge in the bush. The bedrooms are spacious, the large pool has wonderful views and there are evening wildlife films to enjoy. All this ensures a blissfully comfortable stay. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Maasai Mara. 

  Hotel:  None

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

Wake up to an early breakfast before departing for a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes and black rhinos) as well as antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest, amongst other animals. Return to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off for an afternoon game drive and a visit to a Maasai village, heading back to the lodge as the sun sets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight  in Maasai Mara. 

  Hotel:  None

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

Bid farewell to Maasai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley dot the landscape as you head north to Narok, the capital of this part of Maasailand. Continue across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffes and gazelles as you head up the Maai Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, enjoy an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park, returning as the sun sets. The waters of Lake Nakuru are often coloured a shimmering pink, from the thousands of flamingos that line its shores. 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 that can be seen here, and the park has its fair share of buffaloes, leopards, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions. Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge is located on a range of hills that form the western limits of Africa’s Great Rift Valley. The newest member of the Sopa family, Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge offers spectacular views over the vastness of Africa and overlooks Lake Nakuru and its surrounding national park, a paradise for bird-watchers and wildlife lovers alike. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Lake Nakuru. 

  Hotel:  None

LAKE NAKURU – DEPARTURE NAIROBI (180kms – 4hrs) 

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride on the calm waters of this lake, in and around which you’ll see plenty more examples of local wildlife. Then, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, where you’ll dropped off in the city centre to continue with your individual travel arrangements.



Breakfast included. 

  Hotel:  None

Inclusions

 Operated with English-speaking driver-guides

 4 nights' accommodation 

 4 Breakfast, 3 lunches and 3 dinners

  500ml of mineral water per person per day on game drives

 All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof 

 Inbound airport transfer

 Drop off at Nairobi City Centre

 All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: admission to and game drives in Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park, boat ride on Lake Naivasha, all park fees and government taxes

 Meet & Greet on arrival at Nairobi International Airport

Not Included

 Airport transfers or other city Nairobi hotels pick up 

 Visas and international/ domestic flights

 Airport taxes (clients pay direct)

 Driver-guide gratuities, drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage

 Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance

 Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature

 Optional tours.

 Additional 5% GST

 International Flights and VISA fees

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