7 Days Rift Valley Lakes with Masai Mara

Probably the most exotic week you’ll ever have! This safari tour visits two of the Rift Valley lakes, Lake Nakuru and the classic Masai Mara. Also includes a relaxing boat safari to admire Lake Naivasha.



– All meals included

– All accommodation

– Airport pick-up and drop-off

– All park fees and taxes


Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National park

You will depart Nairobi early morning for Lake Nakuru national park (2.5 hours) where you could see over 400 different species of birds, good numbers of white rhinos, the rare Rothschild giraffe and other plains mammals such as lion, zebra and buffalo. On entering the park, you will take a game drive on route to your accommodation at Sopa Lodge located at the top of a ridge with great views over the lake and park. After lunch you’ll head out into the park for a game drive before returning to the lodge for dinner.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Mid-range Lodge

Day 2: Explore Lake Nakuru

Today you will spend the day on game drives exploring the lake shore with all meals at the lodge. Lake Nakuru National Park is best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingos nesting along the shores.

Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge Mid-range Lodge

Day 3: Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, you will head down the Rift Valley to Lake Naivasha and the Sopa Resort (1.5 hours). The lodge is located by the lake and has beautiful grounds with huge cactus and many acacia trees and there is often wildlife wandering around such as bushbuck, zebra and giraffe. The main building has an interior garden, fireplaces and low comfy leather sofas. The rooms themselves are spacious, Swahili style chalets either with a balcony or a glass fronted lounge area for relaxing and wildlife viewing. After lunch, you’ll take a boat safari across the lake where you may see hippos and many species of birds including fish eagles, pelicans and sometimes flamingoes, towards the end of your boat safari you will stop at Crescent Island for a guided nature walk. You’ll then retire to the lodge for the evening where you can take a swim, have dinner and watch the hippos come up from the Lake to graze in Sopa’s grounds

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge Mid-range Lodge

Day 4: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara

An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Have lunch en-route, the evening is spent at leisure.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game camp Mid-range Lodge

Day 5 & 6: Masai Mara Full Days

Spend the days on game drives exploring the Masai Mara. The open grasslands are home to incredibly rich and varied wildlife and the awesome, annual migration of millions of wildebeest and antelope is the highlight of any visitor to Africa from July to September. The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is arguably Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. It is the most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. Virtually every type of wildlife can be seen in the Mara due to the migration across the Kenya/Tanzania border which is a spectacle worth seeing as millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle from Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border at the Mara River to into Maasai Mara grazing fields from late

Accommodation: Sarova Mara Game camp Mid-range Lodge

Day  7: Masai Mara- Nairobi

We wake up at 6 am for a sunrise game drive. At 9 am, we drive back to accommodation for brunch then depart for Nairobi. Lunch en-route and arrival in Nairobi at late afternoon.


2018 Rates

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All month excludes Christmas and New Year supplement of $40 per person per night on 24/25/26 and on 31/01/02.

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