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ZNTK0010: 4 Days Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru

Departs and terminates in Mombasa, Kenya


  • Morning views of Kilimanjaro peaks on board flight to Nairobi
  • The “lunatic express” experience overnight train
  • A glimpse of the capital city, Nairobi
  • The Great Rift Valley
  • Rift Valley Lakes – Naivasha, Elmenteita, and Lake Nakuru
  • Flamingos, pelicans and hundreds of other bird species
  • Tea, coffee, and subsistence farms en-route
  • The “big five” and a great number of other animal species

Departure Times

  • South Coast hotels Appr. 0330Hrs.
  • North Coast hotels Appr. 0415Hrs.
  • Tuesdays & Fridays (Group Departure Days)
  • Minimum Number of persons is 4

Day 1: MOMBASA - NAIROBI - MASAI MARA (Nairobi to Masai Mara 265kms)

We will be collected from our respective Coastal hotels and transferred to the Moi Airport Mombasa.

0600hrs: We depart on Kenya Airways for the 1-hour flight to Nairobi.

0700hrs: Arrival in Nairobi to be met by our safari driver guide and safari mini-van. A brief stopover for breakfast is allowed. The drive to the Masai Mara takes us through the Central highlands of the country with views of coffee, tea and subsistence crop plantations. There will be stopovers to marvel at the Great Rift Valley escarpment and other scenic attractions. We will proceed through Masai country with lunch en-route to arrive at our Masai Mara base in the late afternoon. Game viewing will be en-route base. Meals and overnight at our base.


Game viewing extravaganza! Whatever pundits say, Masai Mara remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system in the world. The reserve hosts the highest concentration of wild animals per sq. km than any other park in the region. The scenic appeal of this tree studded savannah, its’ modest temperatures and diversity of wild game species makes the reserve a one stop shop for game viewing. We shall transverse the reserve on unlimited game viewing drives in search of the big five and more species of the lesser games. Our mid-day meals will either be picnic or at base. Dinner and overnight at your base.

Day 3: MASAI MARA - LAKE NAKURU (265kms, Appx. 5 hrs)

Last day at Masai Mara. We will start at dawn to catch the sunrise and early hunters and grazers. We return to our base for breakfast. A mid-morning wrap-up drive will bring us back for an early lunch. We depart Masai Mara for the Lake Nakuru. We will stop for views of Lake Naivasha and Elmenteita. Arrival at Lake Nakuru in the late afternoon. Time permitting; a short drive around the lake will be conducted.
Meals and overnight at our Lake Nakuru base.

Day 4: LAKE NAKURU – NAIROBI (170 kms, Appx. 3 hrs)

Today we start with an early breakfast. It’s an ornithologists and game watchers day. Hundreds of thousands of flamingos canopy the shallow edges of the lake. Pelicans and hundreds of other bird species will be seen. The adjacent park hosts both the black and white rhino, lions, warthogs, antelopes, baboons and many other animals. Lunch at our base.

We depart after lunch for Nairobi on a leisurely scenic viewing drive to arrive at the city in the late afternoon. We will then transfer to the railway station.

1900hrs: Depart Nairobi on the overnight train, 1st class. Dinner, bedding's and breakfast on board.


0830hrs : Arrival Mombasa railway station, met and transferred to our respective hotels.

Cost of arrangements per person:

Based on luxury lodges or camps

US$ 810 € 637

Based on mid-level lodges or camps

US$ 760 € 605

Luxury Lodges used include: Mara Simba, Mara Sopa, Fig Tree Camp, Lake Nakuru Lodge. Mid-level lodges include Mara Hippo, and Olare Safari Camp.

Cost includes:

  • Ticket on Kenya Airways: Mombasa – Nairobi
  • 1st class train: Nairobi - Mombasa
  • 1st class train ticket: Nairobi - Mombasa
  • Transport in safari designed mini van
  • Services of a professional driver – cum - guide
  • All meals and accommodation at luxury lodge or camp
  • Park entrance fees

Cost does not include:

  • Items and services of a personal nature
  • Tips & gratuities
  • Bottled drinks

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