Day 1 Welcome to Magical Kenya!
When you arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our driver/guide will pick you up and take you to Karen County Resort, which is located near many attractions like Bomas of Kenya, Karen Blixen Museum, Elephant Orphanage, the Nairobi National Park and Giraffe Centre.
You may take time to visit some of these attractions, depending on your arrival time – and at your own expense.
Hotel options:Karen County Resort
Day 2 Lake Nakuru National park
Today you’ll have an early breakfast and then depart for your first trip to Lake Nakuru National Park (with your packed lunch), making sure to briefly stop at the watery wonder that is Thomson Falls for some photo opportunities.
Lake Nakuru is found on the floor of the Great Rift Valley and is surrounded by wooden, bushy grasslands. Here you are guaranteed some exciting time, enjoying the lake’s ecological diversity and the varied habitats that range from the lake itself to adjacent escarpments and idyllic ridges – perfect for hiking, bird watching and game drives.
You will enjoy a day-long game drive before retiring to the luxurious Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge for that much-needed relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Hotel options:Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge
Day 3 Journey to Masai Mara & afternoon game drive
After taking early breakfast, you will head to the renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve, located on Kenya’s border with Tanzania. The game reserve has large populations of wildlife, including lions, hippos, elephants and crocodiles, which are usually spotted at the Mara River.
If your travel time is between July and August, you may also get the chance to see the magnificent wildebeest migration!
While in the Mara, you’ll spend the next three nights at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge, which is not fenced and is designed to let you see the breathtaking movement of animals through the grounds. This provides a fantastic but relaxed atmosphere for you to experience some full adventure in the African wild.
Hotel options:Mara Serena Safari lodge
Day 4&5 Full-day game drives in Maasai Mara
You are going to have two full days traversing the Maasai Mara with full-day game drives. Even before the sun registers on the horizon, you are likely to see how nature plays itself here, seeing different satisfied predators that may have made their kill the previous night.
You have two options for meals during the day: you may either carry packed lunch when going for your full-day game drive or come back to the lodge for your meal. Note that it’s recommended that when you want to see many animals, then you should do various game drives at different times and in different locations.
After your exciting and memorable day in the wild, you will return to the lodge and relax on the veranda, cold drink in hand, as you enjoy some idyllic views of the Mara River.
Distance to Maasai Mara:1 hour
Hotel options:Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Day 6 Visit Lake Naivasha, Boat safari
After breakfast, you’ll go for a game drive en-route to Lake Naivasha, from where you’ll have your packed lunch.
This lake hosts many species of animals, including hippos that are notorious for raiding people’s property at night for food. It’s a freshwater lake with a large number of fish species, including tilapia and crayfish. You’ll have a boat safari on Lake Naivasha in the evening to see hippos and birds and later head to your next accommodation, Enashipai Resort & Spa, which offers its guests a panoramic view of Lake Naivasha.
Distance to Maasai Mara: 3-4 hours
Hotel options:Enashipai Resort & Spa
Day 7 Departure
Today marks the end of your memorable Kenya Safari with Eco Community Tours! Depending on the departure of your flight, you may have a day left to engage in some optional activities in either Naivasha or Nairobi, but at your own expense.
Upon arrival in Nairobi, an Eco Community Tours driver/guide will be on hand to take you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to take your flight back home.