8 Days Mount Kenya Trek with Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara Safari

Mount Kenya Trek Nakuru Masai Mara Safari 2024

Mount Kenya Trek Nakuru Masai Mara Safari 2024

8 Day Mount Kenya Trek Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara combined 2024 Safari

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Trip Overview

Best Kenya Safari experiences combined with Mount Kenya Trekking expeditions.

Kenya Adventure Safaris.

Kenya medium range Safari and Mount Kenya Trek.

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Trip Itinerary

8 Days Mount Kenya Trek combined with Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara Wildlife Safari.

Day 1: Nairobi/Sirimon/Old Moses Hut 3-4 hrs, 9km, 860m ascent.

Depart from Nairobi City in the morning to Nanyuki Town and onto the Sirimon Gate of Mount Kenya with your packed lunches and commence your trekking expedition. Follow the track as it winds uphill through the forest which becomes heathland after about 3 hrs. After about 3½ hours of trekking the track veers right to the Old Moses Hut; where you have dinner overnight; 3300 metres. Full board

Day 2: Old Moses to the Shiptons Hut 6-7hrs, 14km, 900m ascent.

After breakfast, follow the track uphill, forking left at the junction. After one hour from Old Moses Camp, the track crossing and contouring through the Moorland and crossing Liki North and continue uphill having panoramic views up the valley towards the main peaks. Dinner and overnight at Shiptons Hut, 4200m. Full board

Day 3: Shiptons Hut/ Point Lenana/ Old Moses

Depart at 3 am up a steep stony quarry that cuts through a cliff clearing visible part towards lower Hall Tarns arriving point Lenana at 6:30 am, taking about 3hrs. After the sunrise, descend down to Shiptons Hut, for breakfast. Take a further descent to Old Moses Hut for dinner and overnight. Full board

Day 4: Old Moses/ Sirimon/ Lake Nakuru National Park

Breakfast. Descend to the Sirimon Gate and take your Safari vehicle to the Lake Nakuru National Park. Depart for the Lake Nakuru National Park with a stop at Nyahururu Falls to arrive in time for lunch at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Set on a plateau in an elevation above Lake Nakuru, is the perfect place to experience one of the world’s largest ornithological spectacles, The Pink Flamingo, or a rich concentration of wildlife including black and white colobus monkey and is also a famed Rhino Sanctuary.

In the afternoon proceed on a game drive in this famous ornithological spectacle for flamingoes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Full board

Day 5: Lake Nakuru National Park- Game viewing

Take your full day game viewing drives at the Lake Nakuru National Park to enjoy the spectacle of birds, animals and breathtaking landscapes here. Overnight at the Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge. Full board

Day 6: Depart the Lake Nakuru – Masai Mara

Drive through the Great Rift Valley past the spectacular Volcano Mount Longonot and head towards the rolling plains of the Masai Mara. Drive on through the Loita Plains enjoying the breathtaking scenery.

On arrival check in and have lunch at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. Later, enjoy your afternoon game viewing drives at the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. Full board

Mount Kenya Trek Nakuru Masai Mara Safari 2024

Day 7: Explore Day Long The Masai Mara Reserve.

Full day in Masai Mara with two game drive sessions – morning and afternoon. The Masai Mara is the most famous and prolific game park in Kenya covering an area of 1672 square kilometers. It is classified as a Reserve as opposed to a National Park to allow the Masai people to use the area to graze their cattle.

A highlight of the Mara is no doubt the annual wildebeest migration, when literally millions of these beasts stray north from the Serengeti in search of grass for food, before turning south again (this happens between August and September).

The Masai Mara has one of the highest concentrations of the lion in Africa and is a good place to try and spot the elusive leopard. In most National Parks it is forbidden to drive at night so all game viewing is done as early and as late as possible to get the best conditions. The best time of the day to spot the hunting cats is just before sunrise and just after sunset so we are up and away early. During the heat of the day, we return to the lodge for huge buffet breakfasts and a chance to enjoy your superb hotel facilities, including a chance to relax by the pool.

Game Parks are places where the enthusiastic use a lot of films so it’s advisable to have some extra. Hopefully, we should be able to spot a pride of lions, elephants, buffaloes, zebra and hippo and other more common animals such as warthog, giraffe, and the baboon – almost every conceivable species of East African wildlife can be spotted here.

At our lodge in the reserve, there are many optional activities to enjoy. In the evening there is the opportunity to learn more about the Masai and their way of life with a talk about their rich culture and an option to join them in traditional dancing.

Early the next morning hot air ballooning is on offer. It is an amazing experience, as you take off with the sunrise and float above the Game Reserve, viewing the wildlife for approximately an hour before landing in the reserve to enjoy a full breakfast with champagne under the shade of a tree on the plains. The wildlife looks on while you partake in this luxurious fare. There are two opportunities for an optional balloon safari ride here at Masai Mara. Dinner and overnight at a Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. Full board

Day 8: Masai Mara – Nairobi – Departure.

Breakfast at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. Depart for Nairobi with your packed lunches. Arrive Nairobi and are transferred to the airport for your ongoing international flight. Breakfast and lunch

Included:

– The mentioned transfers in Nairobi.

– All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari van fitted with a pop-up roof for ease of game viewing and photography.

-Transfer to and from the base of Mount Kenya.

– Full board accommodation whilst on safari and on the Mount Kenya Trek on full board basis (includes room, breakfast, lunch and dinner).

-All park entrance fees during the Mount Kenya Trek and on Safari.

-Service of a professional Mount Kenya Trekking Guide while trekking at Mount Kenya.

– Services of a professional English-speaking professional driver cum guide on safari.

– Services of a professional cook during the Mount Kenya Trek.

-Services of Porters during the Mount Kenya Trek.

– Accommodation in Mountain Huts during the Mount Kenya Trek.

-All game drives as per the Safari Holidays itinerary.

-Bottled mineral water whilst on the safari vehicle on Safari.

-Treated water on the Mount Kenya Trek.

Excluded:

-Tips, laundry, sleeping bags, beverages/Drinks and climbing gears

– Items not mentioned as included.

Mount Kenya Trek Nakuru Masai Mara Safari 2024

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