5-Day Hakuna Matata Tour Upper-Level Mid-Range Safari

5 Days

Trip Info

  • 5 Star Hotels, Lodges & Tented Camps
  • Nairobi
  • All Year Round
  • Nairobi
  • Guided
  • Available
  • All Meals
  • 4X4 Tour Van / Land Cruiser

Tour Overview

This short safari will bring memories of the movie “The Lion King” to those who watched the blockbuster back in 1994. This Safari will take us to Hell’s Gate National Park in Naivasha, The place that inspired it, In the “jewel of Africa”, The Masai Mara, Where you have a 99% chance of spotting the Big Five namely Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Buffalo, and Elephant. Continue to Lake Nakuru National Park, known for both the black and white Rhino, Rothschild’s giraffes, Flamingos, and many other species.

Tour Attractions

  • Nairobi
  • Masai Mara
  • Lake Nakuru
  • Lake Naivasha

Your Route

Your Itinerary

You will be picked up by our company's professional driver guide from the airport or your Hotel in Nairobi for a scenic drive to Masai Mara National Reserve. You will have a stopover at the spectacular Great Rift Valley viewpoint to stretch your legs and photograph the contrasting landscapes including Mt. Longonot. Proceed through the Rift Valley floor to the Mara National Reserve arriving at your lodge by noon. After Lunch, Embark on your first game drive returning at sunset

One of our favourite places to look for wildlife in Kenya is the Masai Mara National Reserve. That's because the wildlife here is incredible, with big cats (lions, leopards, and cheetahs) and elephants among the highlights. There's a good chance you'll also see giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas, and impalas. Bring your binoculars to look at the more than 500 species of birds that have been recorded in the reserve. It's a place of beautiful savannah landscapes with lots of acacia trees.

This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree-studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous Savanna. The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs, Lions and other herbivores. It has virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara Savannah.

Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a lone flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. Continue with the game viewing arriving at your lodge late in the evening after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500 sq km.

You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush champagne breakfast which is a lifetime experience and worth the price. Later join your driver guide at a location and proceed with your full-day game drive.

After breakfast, We drive north through Narok to the Njoro road which crosses the beautiful sceneries of the fertile wheat lands of the Mau and the Mau forest complex. You will arrive at the park in time for lunch. Check in to your lodge and later Embark on your first afternoon game drive in this gorgeous park spotting the endangered yet beautiful animals that reside here.

Lake Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. The park is gorgeous all year round and boasts rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest, and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Hippos, and the endangered Rothschild's Giraffes. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below Lake Nakuru Lodge is a favourite lion-spotting point where Lionesses love to sleep in the trees, and Leopards frequent the same area. Afterwards, return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Depart for an early morning game drive and thereafter return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast before driving to Lake Naivasha. Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake in Kenya outside the town of Naivasha northwest of Nairobi famous for its strong population of hippos, Giraffes, wildebeest, and the over 400 bird species in the forest surrounding the lake making it the perfect destination for birders

On arrival, Proceed to the Lake for a boat ride and walking excursion at the Crescent Island Game Sanctuary. Boat rides here are refreshing experiences that take you on the breezy lake waters as you explore the diverse bird life and wildlife on the lake and its surroundings. You will have a brief nature walk on the island, which is a great opportunity to appreciate nature on the island and around. Return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch, Proceed to the nearby Hellsgate National Park for more outdoor activities like bicycle riding, and rock climbing while watching the animals graze.

After a leisurely morning breakfast, You will check out of your lodge, pack up and drive back to Nairobi. On arrival in Nairobi, you will have an( Optional) lunch at the famous Carnivore restaurant. Afterwards, you'll be dropped off at your respective hotel or at the airport to mark this as the end of your Safari.

Depending on your homebound flight departure time, you will organize with your diver guide the departure time from Lake Naivasha.

Day by Day Accommodations

Day 1 & Day 2

Masai Mara National Reserve

Spend 2 nights at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge a Mid-range lodge located inside Masai Mara NR.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 3

Lake Nakuru National Park

Spend the night at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge a Mid-range lodge located inside Lake Nakuru NP.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 4

Lake Naivasha

Spend the night at Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort a Mid-range hotel located in or near Lake Naivasha.

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Will be Provided

 

Day 5

Last Day With Us

(End of Tour) No accommodations

Breakfast Will be Provided

NOTE: Additional accommodations can be arranged for an extra cost.

Vehicle Options

Customized 4X4 Safari Tour Vans fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

Customized 4X4 Safari Land Cruisers fitted with:

  1. Pop up roof
  2. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat
  3. Power charging points
  4. Cooler Box/fridge
  5. Binoculars
  6. First Aid Kit
  7. High-frequency radio
  8. Sandbags (for photography)

4X4 Toyota Prados

  1. Binoculars
  2. First Aid Kit
  3. Cooler Box/fridge
  4. High-frequency radio
  5. Power charging points
  6. Sandbags (for photography)
  7. 8 reclining seats & a baby seat

Toyota Noahs

  1. Spacious for luggage
  2. Comfortable seats
  3. Suitable for airport transfers to and from your hotel.
  4.  Bottle Holders
  5. Fridge Bracket
  6. Sliding Window Glass.

Trip Cost

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person, excluding international flights from/to your home country.
  • Note; We provide tickets for international flights to and from Your Home for our clients and thus arrange the full trip from home and back.
  • This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older. Children under 13 receive a discount and children under 4 are free.

Rates Per Person Starting From:-


Start Dates                                                                                                               Rate


Jan 3-Jun 30                                                                                                              $1188


Jul 1-Oct 31                                                                                                               $1694


Nov 1-Dec 31                                                                                                             $1408


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Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Trip Binoculars
  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Cost Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$5.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

FAQs

How do I apply for a visa for this safari?

Visa applications are typically handled before your arrival. We recommend checking with the embassy or consulate in your home country for the most accurate and up-to-date visa requirements. For entry to Kenya please read the update here.

Are there any additional fees I should be aware of during the safari?

No, our safari packages are all-inclusive, covering accommodation, meals, park fees, and transportation. There are no hidden fees or additional costs during the safari.

Do I get a private room with a private bathroom and hot shower?

Absolutely! Your comfort is our priority. Throughout the safari, you’ll enjoy private rooms in well-appointed accommodations, complete with private bathrooms and hot showers for a relaxing and rejuvenating experience after each adventure-filled day.

Can I customize the itinerary to suit my preferences?

Yes, While the Tour has a carefully crafted itinerary, we understand that preferences vary. We’re happy to discuss any customization requests to ensure your safari aligns perfectly with your expectations.

What wildlife can I expect to see on this safari?

The safari encompasses diverse ecosystems, offering encounters with the Big Five and a myriad of other animals, and various bird species.

What is the best time to embark on this safari?

The safari is designed for year-round enjoyment. However, the ideal time is during the Great Migration season in the Masai Mara, typically from July to October.

Are game drives included in the itinerary?

Yes, daily game drives are integral to the safari experience. Professional guides lead you through vast landscapes, unique terrains, and renowned Parks and Reserves, maximizing wildlife encounters.

Is travel insurance recommended for this safari?

Yes, travel insurance is highly recommended to cover unexpected circumstances. Ensure that your insurance includes medical coverage and trip cancellation protection.

What should I pack for the safari?

Packing essentials include comfortable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, binoculars, and a camera. We provide a detailed packing list upon confirmation of your booking.

Are vaccinations required for this safari?

Please consult your healthcare provider for the latest travel health advice. Common vaccinations include yellow fever, hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.

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5-Day Hakuna Matata Tour Upper-Level Mid-Range Safari