6 Days Masai Mara Wildlife Safari Kenya & Lake Nakuru

Safari Overview – Jewel Safaris Limited brings you an amazing 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya.  Get to see amazing wildlife in The Masai Mara game reserve and amazing views of the Rift Valley lakes of East Africa.

Wildlife in masai mara national reserve

Wildlife in masai mara national reserve

This 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya also takes you to Lake Nakuru National Park to see the beautiful flamingos. Check our 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya itinerary.

Brief Itinerary – 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya

  • Day 1: Travel from the Great Rift Valley to Lake Bogoria
  • Day 2: Lake Baringo Safari
  • Day 3: Travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve
  • Day 4 & Day 5: Masari Mara Game Drives on Land & Air
  • Day 6: Return to Nairobi

Included in the tour

  • Full board accommodation and meals
  • Transportation
  • Game drives
  • Park entrance fees
  • Bottle water
  • English speaking driver/guide

Excluded

  • Local guides tips
  • Extra personal expanses
  • Visa
  • Flight bills

Detailed Itinerary – 6 Days Maasai Mara & Lake Nakuru Safari

Day 1: Travel from the Great Rift Valley to Lake Bogoria

After breakfast on the first day of your 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, your Jewel Safaris guide will pick you up at your hotel in Nairobi, or at the Jomo Kenyatta Airport and given a short briefing of the itinerary before beginning your drive to the Great Rift Valley area of Central Kenya.

Lunch will be taken in a local Kenyan restaurant in the town of Nakuru, or en route, depending on what time the journey begins.

After lunch, continue the drive through the Rift Valley region to Lake Bogoria, near the Hot Springs.  Here you will encounter the famous flamingos that flourish in these soda lakes. The blue waters of the lake change to pink with the thousands of flamingos that float on the water.

In the late afternoon, you will drive to your accommodation at nearby Lake Nakuru, check-in, and enjoy some relaxation time.

Dinner will be served at your accommodation.

Day 2: Lake Baringo Safari

On the second day of your 6 Days Masai Mara wildlife tour of Kenya after breakfast, you will drive to Lake Baringo, a famous Kenyan bird sanctuary. You will be taken on a boat trip to closely view the crocodiles and hippos that line the shoreline of the lake.

Lake Baringo

Lake Baringo

Lunch will be served en route to maximize your time looking at the wildlife.

After lunch, you will return to Lake Nakuru to view the world’s greatest population of flamingos – concentrating in and around the lake.  In addition, you will go on a game drive in the Lake Nakuru National Park to encounter the other wildlife that lives in the park, which includes White and Black Rhino, leopards, and elephants.

Before nightfall, you will return to your accommodation for dinner.

Day 3: Travel to Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast on the third day of your 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, you will pack up at your accommodation and begin the journey to Masai Mara National Reserve.

En route, you will see many Maasai settlements near the road; an opportunity to not only meet these indigenous people but also to do some shopping for local handicrafts. En route, you will stop in the town of Narok for a traditional Kenyan meal.

After lunch, you will continue your journey to Masai Mara National Reserve, and settle in at your accommodation in the park.  You will encounter en route many animals, as well as Masai settlements.  After entering the park gates, you will be taken to your accommodation to check-in and have a short rest.

Dinner will be served at your accommodation.

Day 4 & Day 5: Masari Mara Game Drives on Land & Air

On the fourth and fifth day of your 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, you will spend the next 2 days exploring the huge expanse of the Maasai Mara National Reserve;  it will be a combination of game drives in a Safari vehicle plus the opportunity to go on a Balloon Ride to have a totally different perspective – a bird’s eye view.

The wildlife viewing in Maasai Mara is unmatched in Kenya, and visitors are never disappointed with these safaris.

In addition, there will be an opportunity for you to not only be entertained by the local Maasai cultural dancers but to visit a  traditional Maasai “Boma”, where you will have a most interesting encounter with one of the world’s only traditional-living peoples.  The harmony with the environment and the wildlife is truly heartwarming; the Maasai have great respect for both the animals that they co-exist with and their surroundings.

After a full day of wildlife encounters, you will return to your accommodation for a shower and a bit of relaxation before dinner, which will be served at your accommodation.

Day 6: Return to Nairobi

After breakfast on the last day of your 6 Days Masai Mara Safari Kenya, you will begin your journey back to Nairobi.  En route, you will have the opportunity to stop on the roadside to shop for Maasai souvenirs from the many vendors that set up shop on the rim of the Rift Valley wall.

Lunch en route or at Karen, at the outskirts of Nairobi.

After lunch, if time permits, a visit to the Giraffe Centre in Karen to feed and pet the many giraffes that they have at the Center. The Giraffe Center is an educational institute that teaches both the history of the Giraffe as well as the lifestyle and habits of this most unusual mammal.

Depending on what your ongoing plans are, you will either be returned to your hotel in Nairobi or taken directly to the Jomo Kenyatta Airport for your onward flight.

Rift Valley Lakes Region

The Rift Valley Lakes Region are those lakes within the East African Rift, which runs north-south through the eastern side of the African continent from Ethiopia in the north, to Malawi in the south.

Rift Valley Lakes Region

Rift Valley Lakes Region

Many of the Kenyan Rift Valley Lakes are freshwater; your tour will focus on 3 of the soda lakes, Lake Bogoria, Lake Nakuru, and Lake Baringo.  The flamingo droppings produce large amounts of algae in the lakes, which produces specific vegetation, as well as the evolution of many fish species; these droppings, in turn, attract the flamingos.