8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour

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8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour under the 8 Days Kenya Safaris takes you off the beaten track to the savannahs of Meru.

Then across the Kenyan central highlands and along the Rift Valley visiting both Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha.

At last arriving at the iconic grassland plains of the Masai Mara, providing many opportunities to see the Big Five, as well as many species of bird and other plains mammals.

There will be game drives, guided nature walks and even boat rides. Meru national Park was made famous by the book Born Free, detailing author Joy Adamson’s hand-rearing of orphaned lioness Elsa in the Park.

Lake Nakuru national Park is flanked by rocky escarpments, pockets of acacia forest and at least one waterfall, the park is gorgeous year-round and is home to black and white rhinos, lions, leopards, hippos and endangered Rothschild’s giraffes.

Lake Naivasha and its surrounds are rich in natural bounty, and the fertile soils and water supply have made this one of Kenya’s prime agricultural regions.

Much of the lake is surrounded by forests of the yellow barked Acacia Xanthophloea, known as the yellow fever tree. The Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary.

There is an excellent chance of seeing the Big 5 on this 8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour, including cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impala, waterbuck, oribi, reed-buck, zebra.

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Itinerary Summary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Meru National Park
Day 2: Explore Meru National Park
Day 3: Meru National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha National Park
Day 5: Lake Naivasha National Park – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 6: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 7: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
Day 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Drive to Meru National Park

Depart Nairobi in the morning after breakfast and travel Northwards through the Central Kenya Highlands, viewing the rich agricultural farmlands and the majestic Snow-capped Mount Kenya straddling the Equator.

Stop at Nanyuki for a short rest taking Pictures of the stunningly picturesque surroundings and the Mountain, then proceed to Meru National Park, arriving early afternoon for late lunch.

Overnight Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje or Ikweta Safari Camp
Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Explore Meru National Park

Meru forms part of a larger wilderness area along the Tana River, including Bisanadi and Mwingi National Reserves, Kora national park and Rahole national reserve.

The wetter north-western sector is hilly, with rich volcanic soils. Numerous permanent streams cross the Park, and three large rivers straddle the reserve: the Tana to the south, the Ura to the south-west and the Rojeweru to the east.

The park was made famous by the writings of Joy Adamson, most noted for her book Born Free, the true story of Elsa, the lioness, and her return into the wild.

During ‘spice’ game drive the wildlife you are likely to in Meru include: Over 400 bird species have been recorded. You should see: Baboon; Buffalo; Bushbuck; Duiker, Eland; Elephant, Gazelle, Genet, Gerenuk; Giraffe, Hartebeest and Hippo.

Other animals include: Hyena, Hyrax, Impala; Jackal, Kudu, Lion; Mongoose, Vervet Monkey, Oribi; Oryx, Steenbok; Suni, Warthog; Waterbuck and Zebra.

You may see: wild dog, aardwolf; bush baby, Caracal; Cheetah; Civet, Dik-dik; Leopard; Otter, Pangolin, Bush Pig, Porcupine, Ratel; Reed buck, Black and white rhino; Serval; Shrew and Squirrel.

Overnight Accommodation: Elsa’s Kopje or Ikweta Safari Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Meru National Park – Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park

After breakfast you will leave for the Lake Nakuru and on the way you can have a stopover at the Thompson waterfalls. Enjoy the views of the Subukia Escarpment View Point.

Nakuru National Park is famous for its millions of pink flamingos and other water birds. Hordes of Hippo and Black and White Rhinos are also in plenty. Other wild animals are also found in plenty except for the Elephant.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Nakuru Lodge or Sarova Lion hill Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park – Drive to Lake Naivasha National Park

Depart after breakfast to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise.

Along the lake’s fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species—hippos, giraffes, buffalo and even the arboreal colobus monkey.

Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Masai name Nai’posha, meaning “rough water” because of the sudden storms which can arise.

After lunch we visit Crescent island- a private sanctuary, where you can walk beneath yellow-barked acacias (yellow fever trees) in search of giraffes, wildebeest , impala, dikdiks, thompson’s and grant’s gazelles, elands, waterbucks and countless bird species.

Oh, and there are some rather gigantic pythons too! We are allowed to walk with the animals since all were introduced during the filming of Out of Africa.

An optional boat ride on the lake reveals many water bird species and schools of Hippos.

Overnight Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Naivasha Simba Lodge or similar
Meals: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 5: Lake Naivasha National Park – Drive Masai Mara National Park

We depart the lodge soon after breakfast and proceed to Masai Mara.

This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo.

After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 6 & 7: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon ‘Spice’ game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see.

Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight Accommodation: Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 8: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Drive to Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Mid-morning drive to Nairobi.

The balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Prices

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Notes

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Prices Include;

* Extensive Game drives
* Pre–tour itinerary document
* All meals included while on safari
* All applicable Game Park entrance fees
* Safari vehicles carry cold drinks and mineral water
* Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
* Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
* Finest accommodations in Meru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve
* Round trip transport from Nairobi to Meru, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru & Masai Mara Game Reserve
* Multi-lingual Professional Safari Guide/ Driver. (Professional Safari Escort is available upon request)

8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Prices Exclude;

* International Airfare
* A visit to a Masai Village
* Accommodations in Nairobi
* Cost of obtaining passport and visas
* Gratuity for your professional driver guide
* Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
* Christmas, New Year and Easter Supplement
* Nature walks, Night game drives, Camel rides etc
* Gratuity for Porterage/ waiters at hotels, camps and airports
* Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
* Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars)
* Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Booking & Reservations for 8 Days 7 Nights Kenya Meru Nakuru Naivasha Mara Tour Safaris Contacts;

Booking Office Tel: + 254 718-179-967
Mobile : + 254 721-242-711
Mobile : + 254 780-242-711
Email: info@africanspicesafaris.com
Website: www.africanspicesafaris.com

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