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This 4 Days Safari Flamingo Kenya is ideal for guests commencing in Nairobi. It takes you to the famous Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. The safari gives you close to guarantee that you will spot the big FIVE among other wild animals and different species of birds.
This program can commence at the airport or from any city hotel as per your wish. Pick up is usually early in the morning.
You will have a brief stopover at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint to have a breath-taking panoramic view of this magnificent valley that can be seen From the Moon! The Rift Valley begins in Northern Syria, eventually crosses the Dead Sea and the Red sea into Ethiopia running all the way to Mozambique, covering around 4820 kms.
As you drive down into the valley below you will see Mt. Longonot 2600m -an extinct volcano at the floor of the Rift! From this point you may start looking for some gazelle species, zebras, as well as giraffes as they roam in the acacia drepanolobium bushes commonly known as the Whistling acacia! Your next stop will be at Narok -the last town before turning off to the Mara ecosystem.
Kilima Luxury Camp
You will arrive in time for lunch. Check-in at Kilima luxury camp -perched high on the slopes of the Oloololo escarpment with an unrivaled view of the Mara plains below!
After lunch its time to relax from the drive until 15:30 hours when you will embark on your first safari in the reserve till sunset.
Animals expected to be spotted include; The Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and the Leopard. Other big mammal species represented in the ecosystem are herds of Wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes and other kinds of African wildlife. At sunset drive back to the for Dinner and overnight stay at your accommodation of choice
Premium accommodations: Mara Serena lodge or Ashnil mara or Keekorok lodge
Basic accommodations: Kilima camp or Figtree lodge or Osero lodge
with a little supplement Sentinel camp or Neptune Mara Rianta’ luxury camp.
Early breakfast at the camp. Depart for a full day tour of the reserve with picnic lunch. This game drive will take you to the most interesting parts of the reserve including hippo pools in the Mara river.
You will have a chance of spotting the super predators; families of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyaenas, as well as their prey! If you are a little luckier you may witness them hunting.
You will have picnic lunch within the reserve before proceeding with your game drive arriving back to the camp in the late afternoon to relax. Dinner and overnight will be at the camp.
Famous Maasai Mara
Maasai Mara is a Maasai word meaning ‘spotted’, this is because when you take a panoramic view what you see is a mass of endless savannah grasslands spotted by scanty bushes of croton dichogamous!
The reserve happens to be the Northern continuation of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park from where the animals roam freely in search of greener pastures. Each year between July and October the Greatest animal spectacle -the Wildebeeste migration takes place in this reseve.
During this time close to 2 million wildebeests, followed by around half a million zebras and around 250,ooo gazelles arrive in the reserve, crossing the Mara river where crocodiles often lie waiting to pounce on them!
Breakfast at the camp. Departure for Lake Nakuru national park which lies in the Great Rift Valley.
Brief stop over at the Rift Valley viewpoint where you will have a panoramic view of the floor of the valley with its densely populated villages.
Descend into the Rift Valley driving through tea plantations arriving in time for lunch at Flamingo Hill camp. After lunch relax before leaving for the afternoon game drive until sunset.
This game drive will take you to the shores of the lake where you will be able to alight from your vehicle and take a walk as you take photos of the flamingo colonies in the alkaline waters of Nakuru. Dinner and overnight at the camp or lodge of your choice.
Lake Nakuru National PARK
Lake Nakuru National Park was established in 1961. It now covers an area of 188km² (69.5 square miles) and is situated in the Great Rift
The 40 sq. km lake is shallow surrounded by marshes, woodland and grassland. There are some rocky outcrops and the largest euphorbia forest in Africa on the eastern side.
The lake is fed by three main rivers; the Njoro, the Makalia and the Enderit rivers, as well as several springs and has some excellent viewpoints overlooking the lake from Baboon Cliff and Lion Hill.
The lake supports the blue-green Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis, which is the main food source for the brilliant pink flamingoes that can be found wading on the lake’s edge.
At times, there can be up to two million greater and lesser flamingoes and tens of thousands of other birds. Food conditions change periodically, and the number of birds fluctuates at times depending on the alkalinity levels of the water!
Lake Nakuru National Park also offers sanctuary to huge numbers of native African animals including waterbucks, warthogs, impalas, buffalo, Rothschild giraffes, elands, endangered black rhinos, white rhinos and, occasionally, leopards.
A large herd of hippos has a territory in the northern part of the lake, making it interesting for game viewing!
Premium accommodations: Sopa Nakuru lodge or Sarova lion hill
Basic accommodations: Lake Nakuru lodge or Flamingo lion hill
Breakfast at the camp before driving back to Nairobi with a game drive en route. Arrive at Nairobi around midday. Transfer to the airport or drop off at your hotel.
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