6 Days, Elementeita, Masai Mara & Nairobi
Embark on an extraordinary Safari that seamlessly blends the vibrant pulse of Nairobi with the tranquil beauty of Lake Elementeita and the awe-inspiring wilderness of the Masai Mara. Day 1 welcomes you to Nairobi, a city where modernity meets tradition, setting the stage for a captivating adventure. Whether you choose to linger in the city's cultural embrace or dive straight into the heart of the savannah, the anticipation of an exceptional experience unfolds with each passing moment.
Days 2 and 3 transport you to the serene shores of Lake Elementeita, a hidden gem cradled within the Great Rift Valley. Here, time seems to stand still as you immerse yourself in lakeside tranquility and discover the diverse ecosystems that thrive in this pristine environment. From birdwatching along the shores to indulging in a magical stargazing experience, Lake Elementeita promises moments of serenity and wonder, setting the perfect tone for the adventure that awaits in the Masai Mara.
The journey truly reaches its pinnacle on Days 4 to 6 as you soar to the renowned Masai Mara, a land where the spirit of the wild roams free. From luxury safari camps or lodges, each day unfolds with thrilling game drives, introducing you to the majestic "Big Five" and the breathtaking landscapes that define the Mara. An optional hot air balloon safari elevates your perspective, providing a bird's-eye view of the vast plains. Engage with the Maasai community, delve into their rich traditions, and bid farewell to the Mara with a poignant sundowner, cherishing the memories of a truly epic wilderness odyssey. This meticulously curated itinerary promises a kaleidoscope of experiences, ensuring that every moment in Kenya is a brushstroke in the canvas of an unforgettable adventure.
- Vibrant city meets rich tradition, sparking the safari anticipation.
- Serenity on the lakeside, stargazing bliss, and diverse ecosystems explored.
- Daily game drives, "Big Five" encounters, and cultural immersion.
- Optional aerial safari, soaring above Mara's golden grasslands.
- Toasting memories against the Mara's picturesque backdrop.
Price & Inclusions
|Deluxe Luxury Package
* Luxury Package:(Accommodation in Luxury Properties as below; subject to availability)
* Deluxe Package: (Accommodation in Deluxe Premium Properties as below; subject to availability)
Please make your booking request with the details of the number of people traveling and we will share a more detailed quotation for your safari. All safari options provided are customizable to meet your needs. Contact us for tailor-made safaris.
The quoted prices are in USD on per person sharing basis. The rates exclude your international flights. The trip cost is derived from rates applicable in the normal season and the high season for accommodation and other pertinent services. The cost is subject to fluctuations based on factors like availability of hotel, currency exchange rates, and the number of individuals traveling together.
- Accommodation and meals as outlined in the itinerary
- Activities and excursions as specified in the itinerary
- Transportation services as outlined in the itinerary
- Your Trip Coordinator, serving as a 24/7 point of contact to assist you during your journey
- Accommodation in Nairobi. (This can be added depending on your arrival and departure timings)
- Park Entrance fees and meals not specified in the itinerary description
- Tips and personal expenses
- Visa and tourism fees
- Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
- International airfare
Day 1: International Arrival in Nairobi - Gateway to Adventure
Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
- Your African adventure begins with a warm welcome at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Our attentive team ensures a seamless transition, whisking you away to your choice of accommodation. Whether you opt for a luxurious hotel in the heart of Nairobi or choose to embark on your safari right away, rest assured, the anticipation of an extraordinary journey awaits.
Optional Nairobi Exploration
- If time permits, dive into the rich cultural tapestry of Nairobi. Explore the bustling markets, visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to meet orphaned elephants, or unwind at the Karen Blixen Museum. A tantalizing blend of urban energy and natural wonders sets the stage for what lies ahead.
Overnight in Nairobi
- Relax and rejuvenate in the comfort of your chosen accommodation, knowing that the allure of the savannah and the mysteries of the wild are just a heartbeat away.
Day 2-3: Elementeita - Lakeside Serenity and Wildlife Encounters
Scenic Drive to Lake Elementeita
- Depart Nairobi for the picturesque shores of Lake Elementeita, a hidden gem nestled between the escarpments of the Great Rift Valley. The journey itself offers glimpses of rural life and stunning landscapes.
Accommodation by the Lake
- Check-in at your lakeside accommodation, where panoramic views of the lake and its surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation and contemplation.
Lake Elementeita Exploration
- Delve into the unique ecosystem surrounding the lake. Birdwatching enthusiasts will be captivated by the plethora of bird species, while nature lovers can embark on guided walks to discover the flora and fauna of this pristine environment.
Sundowner by the Lake
- Unwind with a refreshing drink as the sun sets over the tranquil waters, casting hues of orange and pink across the horizon.
Dinner and Stargazing
- Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring local flavors. Afterward, venture into the clear night for an enchanting stargazing experience, where the African sky unveils its celestial wonders.
Overnight at Lake Elementeita
Day 4-6: Masai Mara Safari - The Epic Wilderness Odyssey
Scenic Drive to Masai Mara
- Embark on a short flight to the iconic Masai Mara, where the expansive plains and abundant wildlife promise an unforgettable safari experience.
Luxury Safari Camp or Lodge
- Check into your chosen safari camp or lodge, an oasis of comfort amidst the untamed beauty of the Mara. Each day is a new chapter in your safari adventure.
Daily Game Drives
- Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the Masai Mara with daily game drives, led by knowledgeable guides. Encounter the "Big Five" and witness the drama of the wild unfold against the backdrop of the Mara's golden grasslands.
Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari
- Elevate your experience with an optional hot air balloon safari, providing a breathtaking aerial view of the wildlife and landscapes below.
Maasai Cultural Experience
- Engage with the local Maasai community for a cultural encounter. Learn about their traditions, dances, and perhaps even participate in a traditional ceremony.
- Bid adieu to the Masai Mara with a special farewell sundowner, toasting to the memories made in the heart of the African wilderness.
Overnight in Masai Mara
Day 7: Departure - Reflection and Homeward Bound
Morning at Leisure
- Spend the morning reflecting on the extraordinary experiences of the past week. Optionally, indulge in a spa treatment or leisurely explore the surroundings.
Return to Nairobi or International Departure
- As your journey concludes, savor the last glimpses of the Masai Mara before boarding your return flight to Nairobi. Depending on your departure time, there may be opportunities for last-minute shopping or additional explorations in Nairobi.
Farewell to Kenya
- Whether you choose to spend your final night in Nairobi or catch an international departure, bid farewell to Kenya with a heart full of memories and the promise of returning to this magical land.
This meticulously crafted itinerary seamlessly weaves together the vibrant cityscape of Nairobi, the serene beauty of Lake Elementeita, and the epic wildlife encounters in the Masai Mara. Each day unfolds a new chapter, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the diverse landscapes and rich cultures that Kenya has to offer.