Here’s an itinerary for a 5-day, 4-night Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Maasai Mara safari that begins in Nairobi. We can book for family as well as groups. We can customize this trip to suit your particular preference.
Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Nakuru
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving in time for lunch. Take an afternoon game drive in the park, which is known for its flamingos, rhinos, and other wildlife. Return to the campsite or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2: Lake Nakuru to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast, depart for Lake Naivasha, one of the Great Rift Valley’s freshwater lakes. Arrive in time for lunch, and in the afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the lake, where you can see hippos, birds, and other wildlife. Return to the campsite or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 3: Lake Naivasha to Maasai Mara
After breakfast, drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, arriving in time for lunch. Take an afternoon game drive in the park, where you can see the Big Five and the wildebeest migration (depending on the time of year). Return to the campsite or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Full day in Maasai Mara
Spend the entire day on a game drive in the Maasai Mara with picnic lunch, taking in the incredible wildlife and landscapes. Return to camp or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 5: Maasai Mara to Nairobi
After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, arriving in the early afternoon, where the safari ends.
This safari offers a mix of wildlife viewing, birdwatching, and cultural experiences, including visits to Maasai villages and opportunities to learn about the Maasai culture.
The accommodation is basic but comfortable, with tented campsites or lodges, and the itinerary covers some of the most iconic wildlife destinations in Kenya.
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Agnes of Mara Gates always responds within 24 hours regarding any of my inquiries. She made the process very easy and always accommodated changes to our itinerary. Ken our driver/guide is very... knowledgeable about animals and their behavior. Will definitely book another Safari trip with Mara Gates.!!!read more
Mara Gates provided us with an experience of a lifetime. The places that we visited were breathtakingly beautiful, the variety and number of animals and flora were spectacular. And our guide, Ken,... was so courteous, knowledgeable, and organized. The depth of his knowledge and explanations of animal behavior and the local environments was like traveling with a patient university professor of zoology, ornithology, and botany. Our lodging, food, and their support service staff were excellent. I give this company and its guide my highest recommendation. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.read more
We had a wonderful 9-day safari with Mara Gates. My husband found their website and came up with a custom-made itinerary, that Agnes gladly accommodated and made it even better. Communicating with... them was so easy because Agnes responds promptly. As soon as their office is open in Nairobi, they respond to our email inquiries quickly. We also met her at our hotel and we discussed the itinerary and she gave us pointers on what to expect during our trip. On the morning of the beginning of our safari, Ken our guide and driver promptly arrived and packed our van. Ken is a very intelligent, knowledgeable, wonderful person who gave us quick lessons on the different types of animals, birds, reptiles and also gave us lessons on their behavior. We would really like to go back and do another safari with Mara Gates, and most especially with Ken. Thank you so much for a wonderful trip!read more
our family booked a hot air balloon trip with Mara Gates. A very good driver collected us from our camp in a smart closed body Toyota Landcruiser. Our camp was nearly an hours drive from the balloon... site so it was a good commitment. Hot air ballooning is a must for visitors to the Mara. It's expensive but well worth it. We had a very competent pilot from Switzerland. The open air breakfast on the plains after we landed was also excellent. Then the same driver took us back home again. A great day out. Thanks Mara Gates.read more
We booked our African Safari trip with Mara Gates Safaris in May, '19. This was one of the best trips we have made so far and thanks to Mara Gates Safaris, it became the most memorable one. We... received all the help we needed starting from the booking until the end of the trip. Special thanks to our guide Ken who enlightened us so much about the nature and behavior of the animals in the wild and took us to some of the best viewing spots over the different parks.read more
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My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our safari with Mara Gates. They were helpful from initial enquiries, through changes, to the final stop of getting us to the airport. The guide, hotels and meals... were all excellent. Our guide took great pains to ensure that we saw 'all' the animals and were able to take wonderful photos. We have great memories of this trip. At 84 and 72, we were comfortable all the way and felt well cared for. We would highly recommend this company and in fact we have to several friends. On another note, we had to cancel an earlier booking with this company because of an unexpected hospitalization. They were most kind and considerate and expeditiously handled refunds of our down-payment. Finally, from what I have seen, their prices are very good and certainly fall into the category of 'good value for the money'.read more
I had a wonderful experience with Mara Gates Safaris. I wanted a 5 day trip to the coastal town and they got me a very good safari. They are highly organized, excellent communicators- never once did... I not get my queries answered and very accommodating. Everything went exactly as scheduled and discussed. Ms. Agnes is easy to work with and a professional in her line of duty. First time with Mara Gates and I will definitely be using them.read more