The Mara is 700 sq. miles of open grassland dotted with the distinctive flat-topped acacia trees. It is watered by the tree-lined Mara River and its tributary the Talek River. The Western border of the park is the spectacular Oloololo Escarpment. Dinner and overnight at the Manyatta camp or one of the luxurious lodges in the game reserve.
Full day game drive. Picnic lunch will be served. The Mara is the land of African legend; Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a various gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopards are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to October when the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s hundreds of bird species.As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai tribes people who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day. Dinner and overnight at the Manyatta camp or Lodge.
Morning game drive at Maasai Mara. After breakfast drive to Lake Naivasha, with lunch enroute. All meals and overnight at Taphe guest resort Inn or one of luxurious lodges around the lake.
Optional activities at Lake Naivasha are boat ride to view hippo and a wealth of bird life, fishing – both sport and commercial fishing
. Early breakfast then drive a short distance on to Hell’s Gate national park for a walking tour. Located in Naivasha area, this is one of the lowland parks in the country which you can walk through. The looming cliffs and the Hell’s Gate gorge itself are spectacular and home to a variety of birds and animals such as zebra, baboons, Thomson gazelle, antelope, cheetah, and leopards. Another main attraction is the Fischer’s Tower 25-m high calcium of volcanic rock.
The Olkaria Geothermal power station, which uses one of the hottest sources of energy in the world, is also a spectacular site, with plumes of steam rising into the air. Drive to Nairobi later in the afternoon where you arrive at around 16:00pm. On arrival you will be dropped back at your city hotel.