A Complete Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari Guide

Discover two of Kenya’s wildlife meccas, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara, on this 8 Days in Kenya. This 8 Days in Kenya: A Complete Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari Itinerary Guide + Map and Tips! invites you to discover abundant wildlife, colorful culture, and pristine natural beauty.

Kenya, which is known for having an abundance of animals, a vibrant culture, and unspoiled natural beauty, is the origin of wilderness safaris. This 8 Days in Kenya invites you to see the Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru, two safari hotspots, and see landscapes alive with activity, from massive herds of wildebeest stampeding across the Mara to thousands of flamingos nesting on Lake Nakuru’s shoreline. This 8 Days Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari guarantees a wildlife encounter without equal, whether you are a bird enthusiast, wildlife photographer, novice, or seasoned safari traveler.

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Itinerary at the Glance: Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari

  • Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi
  • Day 2 – 3: Transfer Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Day 4 – 7: Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 8: Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Nairobi

A Bespoke African Safari Co. representative will greet you and drive you to The Palacina after you arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The Palacina is the ideal starting point for your Kenya safari experience because it is a tranquil hideaway amid the busy metropolis of Nairobi. Check in to your suite and enjoy downtime at the indoor or outdoor swimming pool, or unwind after your flight with a luxurious spa treatment. Alternatively, you can venture further afield to visit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and Karen Blixem Museum. In the evening, you can enjoy a drink at the Palacina Bar followed by dinner at the Bistro or make your way into town for dinner at one of the nearby restaurants.

Included Activities

Take advantage of the hotel’s amenities or travel to the Karen Blixen Museum, where sequences from the film Out of Africa were shot, and the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, which cares for orphaned animals so they can return to the wild.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Check-in at The Palacina

The Palacina
Elephant Adoption done directly with Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

Day 2 – 3: Transfer Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya Safari Experience : Unforgettable Wildlife Encounters

Your specialized guide will meet you and drive you through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park as the first phase of your luxurious safari in Kenya gets underway. The Cliff, a secluded luxury camp set on a rocky cliff top, is where you’ll check-in. The tented accommodations at the camp have 180-degree views of Lake Nakuru, a rare soda lake in the park, and a flamingo feeding area. Balance your mind, body, and spirit with morning yoga and stretching classes, restorative spa treatments, or head to the gym pavilion to get your heart rate up before going on early-morning and late-night game drives in search of the endangered Rothschild Giraffe, leopard, lion, buffalo, and rhino. The iconic “Pride Rock” and a trip further afield to the imposing red cliffs of Hell’s Gate National Park will be highlights of your safari experience.

Included Activities

Enjoy morning and afternoon wildlife drives around Lake Nakuru National Park or take in the sights of Lake Nakuru, where hippos wallow in the shallow water and thousands of pink flamingos nest along the coast.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Check-in at The Cliff

Lake Nakuru National Park
The Cliff Nakuru

Day 4 – 7: Transfer to Masai Mara Game Reserve

Your devoted guide will meet you and transport you to the Masai Mara Game Reserve following a revitalizing breakfast with a view of Lake Nakuru‘s glistening waters. This wildlife haven is well-known for the yearly Great Wildebeest Migration and offers fantastic game viewing all year long. The opulent Sand River Masai Mara serves as your base in the Mara and embodies the glitz of a 1920s safari camp with a contemporary “low impact” concept. It is situated on the banks of the Sand River. Experience the Mara on skillfully led game drives or watch the enormous herds of wildebeest cross the Sand River on your way to the luxury of your tent.

Included Activities

Take daily 4×4 safari game drives across the Masai Mara in pursuit of incredible wildlife, or relax on your private terrace and wait for the herds of wildebeest to approach you. A local town and school can be visited during your stay, and hot air balloon safaris can be reserved upon request.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Check-in in Sand River Masai Mara

Elewana Sand River Masai Mara -
The Serengeti Migration

Day 8: Departure

Before being transferred to the adjacent airfield for your short flight to Wilson Airport and subsequent trip home by your guide, awaken and have a delicious breakfast in the Masai Mara.

For the ultimate bush and beach experience, we advise extending your stay to include a visit to one of Kenya’s well-known beach resort areas.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

End of the Lake Nakuru And Masai Mara Safari Itinerary


  • Accommodation and meals, as specified in the itinerary
  • Activities and excursions, as specified in the itinerary
  • Transportation services, as specified in the itinerary
  • Your Trip Coordinator: a 24/7 point of contact supporting you during your trip
  • Carbon emissions offsetting for your trip


  • Entrance fees and meals, unless mentioned in the itinerary description
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Visa and tourism fees
  • Travel, health, and cancellation insurance
  • International airfare

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