Through the Rift Valley - Keekorok Lodges 4 nt / 5 day safari inc pre-night in Nairobi

4 Nights

NBO

This is a short but extremely rewarding safari as it allows visitors to gain a firsthand experience of the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Masai Mara. The Rift Valley lakes are famous for their abundance of flamingos and other waterfowl, while Masai Mara is home to the country’s greatest concentration of wildlife. Use the extra night in Nairobi to book an optional excursion to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage maybe?

From £865pp
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Highlights

  • Game drives at Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru.
  • An opportunity to see hippos, elephants, buffalo, leopard, lions, black and white rhino and endangered Rothschild Giraffe.
  • See the Great Rift Valley Flamingos.
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Lake Naivasha.
  • Optional early morning balloon ride (extra cost).
  • Visit to a Masai Village.
  • Optional excursion to the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi (for early arrivals),
  • Day 1 - Nairobi
  • Day 2 - Nairobi to Masia Mara
  • Day 3 - Masia Mara National Reserve
  • Day 4 - Masai Mara to Lake Nakuru
  • Day 5 - Lake Nakuru to Nairobi
  • Additional Information

Upon arrival into Nairobi, clients will be met and transferred to Eka Hotel for an afternoon at leisure.
Check in time is 1400hrs approx. and will be adhered to. Clients arriving in the middle of the night must book a pre-night as they will not be permitted to wait in the hotel lobby for check-in at 1400hrs.


Suggested Optional Nairobi Excursions for early morning arrivals: (clients will be transferred to Eka Hotel on arrival for breakfast on own arrangements and then continue with the excursion).
Daphne Sheldricks Excursion
Out of Africa Excursion

Overnight at the Eka Hotel in a Superior room on a bed and breakfast basis.

Meals Included: Ro

Eka Hotel Nairobi

Welcome to Eka, a contemporary style hotel that provides all the comfort, convenience and efficiency to the discerning traveler.Ideally located along Mombasa road in Nairobi the capital city of Kenya, Eka Hotel has five meeting rooms designed to suit every occasion, complimented with stylish accommodation offering the best choice venue for your Business and Leisure stay.

Ledaving Nairobi after breakfast. Travel towards Kenya's fertile highlands and head down the rift escarpment on the road built by Italian prisoners of war during World War II. On the way spot the charming chapel built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the impressive Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok; continue your travels across acres of wheat and barley, before reaching the Maasai Mara in time for lunch. Following lunch set off on your first game drive, returning to the lodge as the sun sets.
Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Meals Included: Full Board

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. 

Following an early breakfast, depart on a morning game drive, returning to the camp mid-morning. After lunch, and perhaps a siesta, set off on another game drive and visit to the Maasai Village, returning to the lodge as the sunsets. (It is possible to pre-book an optional early morning Balloon Safari).
Overnight at Keekorok Lodge on a full board basis.

Meals Included: Full Board

Keekorok Lodge

Keekorok Lodge lies at the southern end of Masai Mara National Reserve, approximately 280 kilometres from Nairobi. It is sited in the direct path of the annual migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of animals and there is hardly need to go on a game drive. 

Leaving the Maasai Mara after breakfast, travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya, where acres of wheat and barley litter the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Now travel across the vast plains on the floor of the Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffe and gazelle as you head up the Mai -Mahiu, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday.  Once in the park, view game en route to the lodge. Following lunch and a siesta, there is an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge as the sun sets. The national park, known for its birdlife, offers a possibility to view flamingoes.  It is also home to Black and White rhinos as well as the endangered Rothschild Giraffe.

Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge on a full board basis.

Meals Included: Full Board

Lake Nakuru Lodge

Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of one of Kenya's most densely populated wetland National Parks, (Ramsar site). Both black and white rhino are being given a new lease of life in this 188 sq km, fully-fenced park - and they are carefully protected. The present rhino population is over 50 and continuing to multiply. The Rothschild giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffalo, leopard, zebra, eland, waterbuck and lion.

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, arriving late morning. Once in the city, clients will be dropped off the Eka Hotel for ongoing travel arrangements.

Transfers available to the airport and otehr hotels at a supplement.

Meals Included: Bed and Breakfast

Tour departs on Sundays in 4x4 vehicle.

4 nights / 5 day duration (includes a pre-night in Nairobi).

Pick up Point - Eka Hotel Nairobi.

Safari Briefing: Day 02 at 7 am.
Departs on Day 02: at 7.30 am
Returns on Day 05: at midday (flights to be booked from 4 pm onwards).

Cost Includes:-

Meet and greet services.
Arrival transfer from airport to hotel in a shared minibus or mini coach.
All transport and game drives on safari sector will be in a safari minibus with pop-up roof (maximum 7 passengers) with an English speaking driver-guide on shared basis.
Guaranteed window seat.
Meals and accommodation as specified.
All park fees and government taxes.
Filtered water will be provided in the safari vehicle. Guests must bring their own reusable bottle on game drives.


Cost Excludes:-
Departure transfer.
Visas and international flights.
Airport taxes (clients pay direct).
Driver-guide gratuities.
Drinks, dining rooms tips and porterage
Personal travel, baggage and medical insurance.
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature.
Balloon Safari.

Please note:-

  • The itinerary may need to be re-routed or accommodation in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.  Excess luggage can be handed over to your representative at time of briefing for storage in Nairobo at an additional cost of USD $40 per booking (payable locally) to handle excess luggage until your return to Nairobi from the safari.
  • Other pick up points / drop off points will be subjected to a pre-bookable surcharge.
  • Children under 7 years are not allowed on this safari.
  • All guests must be at the hotel in tme for the briefing session.
  • Prices are available to stay at other safari lodges, please call for quotes.
  • This tour can also be booked on a private basis at a supplement and children under 7 years are allowed.