The Ultimate Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru Safari - Review, Price, & Itinerary
“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us”- Budget travel.
The beauty of travel lies in discovering new places and having your breath taken away by their inherent beauty.
It is that exciting feeling that ripples through your body after spotting a lion or leopard, or elephant for the first time.
It’s the absolute thrill of getting lost in the beauty of the African landscape and the sense of accomplishment that comes with ticking another destination off your bucket list.
This 4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru safari satisfies that criterion- it is the realisation of dreams and an unforgettable brush with nature’s most refined.
From the pink lake of Lake Nakuru to the unwinding wildlife-packed plains of the Mara, a Masai Mara Lake Nakuru safari is constantly at the ready to turn even the most avid travellers into awe-struck tourists.
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Summarised 4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari Itinerary
The Detailed 4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari
Here is the detailed four days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari, including the day-by-day adventure, what is included in the price, what is excluded, and the total cost per person.
Day 1: Arrival in Kenya, Welcome, Trip Briefing, & Road-Trip to Lake Nakuru
3:00 a.m. flights are a favourite of ours for a couple of reasons, but best of all is the flexibility they allow.
For that reason, we advise our clients to book flights that land in the country from around 3:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.
What follows is a pleasant welcome to the country by your guide, a trip briefing over some delicious chai and mandazis, and, if you’re up for it, a four-hour drive to Lake Nakuru.
We must warn you, though, this 162km drive is far from the ordinary.
Beautifully showcased are a trove of unspoiled national treasures, ranging from winding mountains, lush landscapes, dry terrains, and a distinct allure emanating from the country’s rural landscape.
On the way, we make a stop to wonder at the Great Rift Valley ViewPoint and take pictures for memory.
We arrive in Nakuru at around 10 a.m, the perfect time to head for hotel check-in, freshening, and relaxing before an afternoon game drive.
Good Nakuru lodge options include the Lake Nakuru Lodge (mid-range), Flamingo Hill Tented Camp (luxury), and the Cliff (super luxury).
Lake Nakuru, a convergence of nature’s finest, has a distinctive pull from its vast wildlife collection, landscape, and ecological diversity.
The Lake nestles on the floors of the Great Rift Valley in an area circled by woody and bushy grasslands.
We take you on a game drive of the place, treating you to its mesmerizing views of Lake Nakuru, which is a thriving hotbed of flamingos, picturesque ridges, and escarpments.
We also take you to the Lake Nakuru National Park for a one-on-one encounter with its 56 different mammal species, including waterbucks, zebras, monkeys, baboons, and white rhinos.
Depending on the type of Masai Mara Lake Nakuru safari you are on, your day can either end with a romantic dinner on a deck overlooking Lake Nakuru or with a campfire.
Day 2: Morning Game Drive at Lake Nakuru and Road-Trip to Masai Mara
The second day of our four days Masai Mara lake Nakuru safari begins with a sumptuous sunrise breakfast on a deck overlooking the striking Lake Nakuru landscape.
We later check you out of the hotel and go on a quick drive around the Lake at around 6 a.m.
The Makalia waterfall, about 550 plant species, and more wildlife sightings are what this quick drive promises.
And then, before you know it, it is 10 a.m., and we are on our way to the Masai Mara.
This road trip is as rewarding as the previous one- the scenery is unreal, the ambience unmatched, and our stop in Narok is needed.
Narok showcases the Kenyan culture; its food, drinks, and friendly people. We will have lunch here before continuing with the road trip to Masai Mara.
The next phase of the drive will see us travel for about 3-hrs, arriving at our Masai Mara camp early in the evening.
We will check-in and have an evening rest.
With kilometres of unwinding plains replete with huge wildlife varieties, the Masai Mara is one of the best places for evening game drives.
This particular drive treats you to a sensory overload of rhinos, the Big Five, giraffes, hyenas, impalas, wildebeests, zebras, topi, dik-dik, and over 450 bird species.
Couple that with sunset, and you’ll see why this Masai Mara Lake Nakuru safari is magical.
Day 3: Full-day Game Drive in Masai Mara National Park with Packed Lunch
The Masai Mara is famous for its arresting scenery, huge wildlife population, and brightly coloured landscape- think sunburned grasslands and lush acacias set against dramatic blue skies.
We set out for our morning game drive at the first light of dawn, ready to give you an in-depth exploration of this 2013-2018 Africa leading park.
Morning game drives, while considered exceptional because of sunset, are also the most rewarding wildlife sightings.
Hundreds of herbivores roam the grasslands, searching for pasture while the predators camouflage in the grass, ready to pounce on the oblivious prey.
We brave the rough terrain in our Land Cruiser to take you to sections of the park we know are teeming with wildlife and remarkable sceneries.
One such place is the Mara River which is where animals in the park converge for water.
Our game drive stretches till mid-day when we find a shady and scenic spot in the park and settle for a delicious lunch.
We are back in the Land Cruiser an hour or two later for a 3:00 p.m. evening game drive.
Sunset, wildlife, and an epic sundowner are what this one brings to the table, and my, will you love it.
The diversity of the Mara makes it perfect for hiking, horseback riding, nature walking, trekking, and a myriad of other adventurous activities.
Day 4: Early Breakfast, Morning Game Drive, Masai Village Visit, and Drive to Nairobi
Delicious breakfasts with some exceptional views to chew on sound like a page borrowed from Mara’s book, and that is precisely how the last day of your 4 Days Masai Mara Lake Nakuru Safari begins.
We check out, put our suitcases in the safari land-cruiser and head out to the park for one last morning game drive.
This one concentrates on finding animals we might have missed on previous game drives. It is breathtaking, scenic, and, as always, well-guided.
At 10:00 a.m., we head to the Maasai villages.
Rich in culture, unique traditions, and art, the Maasai Villages will quickly capture your attention.
Their houses are built of dung, sticks, mud, and human urine, and their dressing is the most vibrant you will ever see.
Join them in a traditional Maasai dance, listen to their near-death experiences in the wild, try their delicacies, buy their colourful beadwork, and learn how to make a fire from rubbing two sticks together.
We exit the villages at around noon and cover the 279km, from Masai Mara to Nairobi, in about six hours.
Upon arrival, we bid you goodbye and return you to the airport. We have more Masai Mara Safari Packages for you.
Items Included in the Package Cost
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Service of a professional, silver or gold level safari guide
- Use of the safari vehicle for 4 days (4×4 safari land cruiser)
- Bottled, mineral drinking water during the safari
- Accommodation on a full-board basis for 3-night
- All applicable park fees and taxes for the 4 days
- Afternoon game drive on day 1 at Lake Nakuru National Park
- Morning game drive on day 2 at Lake Nakuru National Park
- Lunch at Narok on day 2
- Full day game drive with picnic lunch at Masai Mara National Park on day 3
- Morning game drive at Masai Mara National Park on day 4
- A visit to a Maasai Village on day 4
Items Excluded from the Price
- An optional hot air balloon safari at £350 Per Person
- Optional bush dinner for 4-pax at £40 Per Person
- Visa application at £40
- Gratuities and tips to the safari guide
- Local and international flight tickets
- laundry services
- Extra meals or drinks in the hotel, except typical lunch, dinner, and breakfast
- Transfer fee when sending the money
The Total Safari Cost Per Person for the Whole Trip
|Camp/Lodge/Hotel||Low Season||High Season||Peak Season|
|Fisi Tented Mara Camp||£ 1,105||£ 1,285||£ 1,505|
|Enchoro Wildlife Camp||£ 1,110||£ 1,410||£ 1,565|
|Enkorok Mara Camp||£ 1,135||£ 1,305||£ 1,565|
|Elangata Olerai Camp||£ 1,135||£ 1,340||£ 1,590|
|Explore Nature Camp||£ 1,140||£ 1,330||£ 1,565|
|Mara Big Five Camp||£ 1,155||£ 1,375||£ 1,655|
|Jambo Mara Safari Lodge||£ 1,160||£ 1,360||£ 1,625|
|Keekorok Lodge||£ 1,165||£ 1,390||£ 1,745|
|Basecamp Masai Mara||£ 1,180||£ 1,410||£ 1,670|
|Azure Mara Haven||£ 1,185||£ 1,360||£ 1,680|
|Ilkeliani Masai Mara Camp||£ 1,210||£ 1,390||£ 1,740|
|Mara Serena Safari Lodge||£ 1,210||£ 1,440||£ 1,845|
|Mara Legends Camp||£ 1,215||£ 1,510||£ 1,790|
|Tipilikwani Mara Camp||£ 1,245||£ 1,450||£ 1,830|
|Entim Mara Camp||£ 1,270||£ 1,590||£ 1,900|
|Emayian Luxury Camp||£ 1,305||£ 1,480||£ 1,715|
|Amani Mara Camp||£ 1,335||£ 1,570||£ 1,895|
|Mara Bush Camp||£ 1,360||£ 1,590||£ 1,890|
|Entumoto Camp||£ 1,390||£ 1,765||£ 2,040|
|Mara Bush Private Camp||£ 1,440||£ 1,675||£ 2,010|
|Mara Ngenche Camp||closed||£ 1,695||£ 2,480|
*The price is based on two people travelling together and sharing the accommodation and safari vehicle.
*These prices are based on the 2022 seasons. It will be more affordable when you travel as a group.
*The accommodation often gets full during the migration season and is only confirmed upon making a deposit.
*Kindly book early to ensure you don’t miss your prefered accommodation. Lake Nakuru accommodation is The Cliff Hotel.