This is the guide to the cheapest 5 day safari to Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara National parks in Kenya.Although you can visit each park separately, it’s usually advised to combine the 2 to save more money for more Kenya safari.
Treetops in the dense equatorial forest of the Aberdare Range, the flamingoes and rhinos of Lake Nakuru, and Masai Mara, part of the Serengeti ecosystem with the highest concentration of game in Africa and the great wildebeest migration.
Depart Nairobi in the morning by road to Aberdares National Park arriving at the Outspan Hotel, Nyeri at midday. After lunch at the Outspan Hotel transfer with lodge vehicle to Treetops.
Located just inside the gates of the park, Treetops overlooks waterholes and a saltlick.
The lodge rises straight and stark on stilts and is solely dedicated to game viewing. The possibility of seeing wild animals close has created the Treetops tradition.
The Aberdare National Park is part of the Aberdare Mountain Range, a fascinating region of Kenya. Mountain rages and peaks soar to around 14,000 feet and are home to leopards, lion, colobus monkey, bongo, red duiker, suni, birds and Rhino. Dinner and overnight at Treetops Lodge.
Transfer after breakfast with lodge vehicle to base hotel and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Lake Nakuru is world famous for its stunning flocks of lesser flamingoes which turns its shores pink.
Its birdlife is world renowned. On arrival in the park, have a game drive enroute to Lake Nakuru Lodge, which is situated in the southeast ecological niche of the Lake Nakuru National Park.
Lake Nakuru Lodge blends well with its surrounding and the animals often browse peacefully close to the gardens. After lunch at the lodge proceed for the afternoon game drive around the lake until sunset. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Have an early morning game drive in search of leopard and rhino returning to Lake Nakuru Lodge for breakfast.
Check-out after breakfast and continue to Masai Mara Game Reserve arriving at Siana Springs Tented Camp at midday in time for lunch.
Fringed by marshes and surrounded by ghostly Fever Trees, Siana Springs is situated on the eastern edge of the Masai Mara National Reserve perfectly recapturing the romance of the early pioneers.
Later proceed for the afternoon game drive until sunset in search of the Big Five. Dinner and overnight at Siana Springs Tented Camp.
Full day in the Mara with morning and afternoon game drives across the plains and close encounter with elephants, lion, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, African birds, hippo, crocodile, vultures, African birds of prey, wildebeest, Hyena. Fullboard at Siana Springs Tented Camp.
Have an early morning game drive returning for breakfast at the camp. After breakfast, check-out from the camp and depart by road back to Nairobi.