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Hell's Gate, Lake Naivasha, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara 5-Day Camping Safari

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    Day 1: Nairobi to Lake Naivasha National park

    Stop At: Lake Naivasha National Park, Kongoni, Kenya
    After breakfast we depart from our Nairobi hotel for a scenic drive through the Great North road to Hell’s Gate National Park. Arrive at Hell’s Gate National Park after an hour’s drive. Once at the Park, you have the option of a game drive in a Safari vehicle or take bikes into the Park. Cycling in the Park is a great adventure as you get to ride the bikes for 7 Kilometers before resting at a ranger’s post. After a brief stop at the rangers post you leave the bike and start a walking safari. Enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge. Accommodation in a budget lodge on a full board
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Taphe Guest Resort or similar

    Day 2: Lake Naivasha to Lake Nakuru National park

    Stop At: Lake Nakuru National Park Kenya
    This morning we leave Naivasha and head for Lake Nakuru Park, regarded by avid birders’ as the greatest World ornithological spectacle on the Earth. The park is famous for its millions of pink flamingoes lining on the lake shore, arriving by mid morning at Lake Nakuru for a game drive en route before checking-in at Lake Nakuru Lodge for Lunch. Afternoon game drive followed by a walk along the shores which will also allow us to see the many wild animals in the park and especially the park is the Sanctuary to the Black Rhino, White Rhino and the Rothschild Giraffe.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lanet Matfam Resort or similar

    Day 3: Lake Nakuru to Masai Mara National Reserve

    Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya
    Soon after breakfast, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley the longest rift in the crust of the Earth to Masai Mara Game Reserve the unspoiled Savannah. Masai Mara is actually the northern portion of the Great Plains ecosystem in the neighboring Tanzania called Serengeti. It is a home to the “big five” lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant as well cheetah, zebra, giraffe and vast herds of plain antelope and numerous and other wildlife. Accommodation will be at an excellent lodge. After lunch and some time to relax and perhaps take a dip in the pool, you will depart with your driver guide for an afternoon game drive in search of the big five. As sun starts to edge dip into the horizon, it will be perfect time to photograph the beautiful Mara rolling plains.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lenchada Tourist camp or similar

    Day 4: Full day at Masai mara National Reserve

    Stop At: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Narok 00100 Kenya
    Full Day A full day in the Mara, the extensive grasslands are a strong hold to the threatened, migratory Corncrake and the near threatened Jackson’s widowbird. The bush and woodlands around the reserve also hold some unique bird species, more than 450 bird species have been recorded in the Mara, including 12 species of cisticola and birds of prey.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Lenchada Tourist Camp or similar

    Day 5: Masai Mara to Nairobi

    Stop At: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
    After breakfast depart the Masai Mara for Nairobi. Stop for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley en-route. Arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon. Drop off to your Nairobi Hotel orTransfer to the airport in time for your flight back home.
    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Your Nairobi Hotel/ Accommodation or Airport
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    5 days
    Inclusions
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 5x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • 4 nights accommodation
    • National Park fees
    • Bottled water
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Naivasha National Park
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Nakuru
    • Entry/Admission - Maasai Mara National Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    By: Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
    279 Reviews
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    craigcN9891HF
    Columbus, Ohio
    320146
    What an outstanding day*
    Francis, our driver, arrieved at the hotel right on time to pick us up at 7:00AM. It was a foggy and rainy morning, buthere assured us the weather would be much better once we got out of Nairobi. The fog and rain added to the road conditions, which in Nairobi are not ideal to begin with. Francis was an outstanding driver and we felt totally at ease with him behind the wheel as there is ot way that I would have wanted to drive. First stop was teh Great Rift Valley Overlook. We stopped in between a couple of buildings and took a few pictures across the valley to to the floor below. About this time we could see the sun poking through the clouds. We were back in the van after the purchase of a small trinket for the gift shop. Next stop was Lake Naivasha and Hells Gate National Park. We stopped at the last intersection before the park entrance and were fitted for bicyceles and made a few small adjustments to each of them. We drove on towards the entrance another mile and a half up the road where the bikes were delivered via boda boda. Ibrahim our guide for the bike portion, took over from there. We stopped at several locations on the way out to see rock formations, zebras, gazzelles, pumbas, and giraffes. It was about 8 or 9 km to the turn around at a masai village market. We walked through and hiked a trail along the rim of the gorge to a rock formation that was the inspiration for pride rock in the Lion King. We took a few picutres and started the hike back. FYI.... The hike was, at most 2 miles round trip. The return trip on the bike is a slight uphill all the way back, but very doable. We rode along side a pack of pumbas that eventually passed us and crossed the road before disappearing into the brush. After returning the bike we were back in the van for a short trip to the boat ride and lunch. We ordered our food in advance and did a one hour boat ride with Joe. It was an amazing ride. More birds than one could count. An enjoyable, for us, hippo chase unfolded right in front of us. One hippo shased the other out of the lake around a loop and back in the lake before either hijinks or tempers cooled a little. Lunch was good, I had beef stew, she had fish filets. We were soon back in the van headed for Nairobi. Francis was a great driver and we enjoyed his company along the way. Tip: Dont forge the sun block. It was only about 75 degrees they day that we went, but the sun because to the time of the year was still pretty much right over head most of the day.
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    playalover78
    Toronto, Ontario
    120338
    Amazing! Book Immediately!
    If you’re shopping around, search no more! What an amazing experience and our driver/guide Stephen was what made the biggest difference. He picked me up promptly at my hotel, we picked up a second person and headed to the giraffe centre. We basically had the place to ourselves. He worked hard taking pics of us and getting the better food pellets. Off we went to the elephants where we magically got to the front of the line. We were first in there and got the best spot: front row, sun behind us, under a tree. Again, it was Stephen that made this go from a great experience to an unforgettable one. Book and enjoy!
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    Yasmin K
    712
    High light of our trip
    Today we visited the giraffe centre and elephant orphanage with our guide Stephen mutuka from the moment Stephen pick us up at our hotel he was amazing so polite funny and informative he brought us to the giraffe centre first to avoid all the crowds and we got the most perfect photos to and quality time with the beautiful giraffe Stephen took many of our photos and told us exactly how to get the perfect photos we then visited the elephant orphanage and Stephen gave us alot of local knowledge along the way about narobi at the orphanage he showed us the best place to stand to see the elephants and ensured we were there early enough to get the right spot !! Stephen is an excellent guide with lots of knowledge very helpful and friendly he really made our day more enjoyable and memories we will have for a lifetime thankyou Stephen can not recommend this tour enough must visit
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    Farrawh C
    61
    Awesome driver!
    I was picked up from my accommodations right on time, and off we went to Kibera. Francis Ngei was amazing at taking me the the location where I would be guided through the slum. He gave me a drive-by mini tour of his own pointing to important landmarks and facts about Kenya. I appreciated his friendly and caring conversation, and he's an excellent driver. If ever you're in town, Francis should definitely be your driver. The actual tour through Kibera Slums was a good experience as well. Definitely recommended!
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    gunay2403
    10
    Giraffe Center , Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri beads and Bomas of Kenya
    Hello dear friends, we went to Nairobi to visit there and I and my 3 friends had a tour through Viator.com which includes my review title. Our driver guide Stephan SENGA. Stephan is the best guide throughout my life i ever met. He always helped us about everything. He is very polite :) and he has powerful community and he always asks your request and helps according to your request. He is absolutely reliable man. He always did what we want. You can trust me if you want to a guide for this tour, you should choose to him. ıf you want to a great guide for you, there is a only address who name is Stephan SENGA. Have a fun. Again Thank You so much Stephan for everything. Your sister from Turkey :)
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    dsdart
    10
    Excellent tour if you only have one day in Nairobi
    Completely met our expectations for seeing animal and cultural sites in Nairobi. Our guide, Stephen Mutuku, was very knowledgeable of all the sites we visited even getting us the best photo opportunities. His handling of the Nairobi traffic was awesome. We highly recommend this tour for couples/families.
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    Carolyn W
    40
    An ideal introduction to Africa
    My wife and I are at the start of a month long trip into Africa and decided to do the Lake Nakuru, Hell' s Gate & Lake Naivasha tour to get acclimatised. What an excellent decision and full marks to Boni and Gracepatt. Boni did everything to accomodate us especially the walk through Hells Gate which I would recommend instead of the bikes. An abundance of wild life and enough photos to fill 10 album. Highly recommended Lake Nukuru is the highlight. Wildlife galore The Hotel was comfortable, the room was adequate although small and the food was good. Our compliments to the the staff of the hotel and a big thanks to our guide Boniface. Friendly informative and lots of fun
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    destined4gtg
    Jacksonville, Florida
    31
    One day in Nairobi
    My husband and I only had one day to spend in Nairobi. This was a wonderful way to fit multiple sites into our visit. The pace of the day was not rushed and was not too slow either. Patrick was an excellent driver/guide. He was quite personable but not overbearing. He made sure we were at the fence at the elephant orphanage which is the best place for viewing the baby elephants. Eat a light lunch because Carnivore is serving up a lot of food!!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to fit in a lot of fun and site seeing all into one day.
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    Katiups
    21
    Nice day trip
    I did the tour on my own and I enjoyed it. The driver was friendly and reliable, took the time to explain any questions I had. I felt save throughout the whole tour. As for the rest of the programme, the bike tour is really a nice alternative to do a safari, the guide was also friendly.
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    foxturk
    10
    Giraffe center, Elephant orphanage, Kazuri beads and Bomas of Kenya
    Hello everybody, Me and my 3 friends had a tour through viator.com which includes Giraffe center, Elephant orphanage, Kazuri beads and Bomas of Kenya at Nairobi. Our driver guide was Stephen. Anyone who reads this comment can trust us that Stephen was the best guide throughout our life we ever met. He has a great personality that always helped us, he did everything what we want and always smiling. He was one of us throughout the tour. Believe me that if you need a guide, just choose him if you want a great guide. You can make sure that he will assist you in every respect. Have fun !
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    zbyd01
    Adana, Turkey
    20
    Stephen is the best Guide i have ever seen
    Our guide was Stephen.He was a quiet debonair guide.To visit Giraffe Manor was my dream.But if you are not staying at the hotel that was impossible.But our hero guide Stephen realized the impossible.We got in there!!Everything is amazing with Stephen..Thanks a lot ❤️
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    CarinaSkauenborg
    Odense, Denmark
    51
    AWESOME!
    We're 4 friends who booked this trip from home and didn't know what to expect, but everyhting was planned perfectly and on time! The facts and information throughout the day was really good, especially in the National Park. We're extremely pleased with the day trip, and will use again for future trips.
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    forevertravelbuddy
    Chicago, Illinois
    40
    The BEST day trip in Nairobi!!
    At first I was a bit nervous because this trip only had 6 reviews at the time, but I decided to anyways. My husband and I were picked up in a van with a pop-up roof right from our hotel, along with two other tourists. Our guide (Joe?) took us around Nairobi National park where we saw so many animals, including Lions eating a zebra and some sweet ostrich love making. We went to see playful baby elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and pet adorable giraffes at the Giraffe Center. We took a million pictures and had the best day ever!!!!!
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    ekrazon65
    Fort Myers Beach, Florida
    170
    Safari park hotel dinner show
    Awesome show and heat meat bbq experience. The dancers were awesome. Our guide and driver Ngei...aka Francis. Was super cool and great guide and driver. Made my gf birthday experience fun. Great people and company.
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    Nomad09568826980
    40
    Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya
    I got picked up by stephen of Gracepatt Ecotours. I had such a good time and Stephen made sure I had good view of the animals in the park..his knowledge was impressive and he made sure I had a shady spot at the elephant sanctuary. I would request him and Ecotours next time I come to Nairobi plus he has a great sense of humour, which is important.
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