Through the Rift Valley, Keekorok Lodges

Through the Rift Valley, Keekorok Lodges

  • 4 Days (Tour), 5 Days (Private Tour)
  • From : Nairobi
  • To : Nairobi
  • Tour or Private
  • Tour : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
  • Private Tour : English
  • Minimum age : 7 Years Old

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An African safari touches something deep within all of us, for it is an experience that will never be forgotten. This four-day private adventure takes you through the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Maasai Mara, covering one national reserve and one national park. The driver-guides are all skilled experts and will certainly make this safari feel special while the accommodation has been specifically chosen to enhance your experience. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Maasai Mara National Reserve: situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, and where the world’s largest multi-species migration takes place. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats.

Lake Nakuru National Park: on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. It is ideal for bird watching and game drives.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with bilingual English-, French-, German-, or Spanish-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (The assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 4 night’s accommodation

MEALS:

  • 4 Breakfasts 
  • 3 Lunches 
  • 3 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival and departure private airport transfer in an air-conditioning vehicle from/to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport 
  • 4×4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle) on a private basis 

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 2); 2 game drives at game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 3); 1 game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park (Day 4); Lake Naivasha boat ride (Day 5)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet 
  • Government taxes 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • International flights 
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • Day 1, Check-in time is 02:00 pm. Clients arriving in the middle of the night must book a pre-night as they will not be permitted to wait in the hotel lobby 
  • Day 5, the drop-off is at Nairobi City Centre or JKI Airport at 01:00 pm approx. (flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards)
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will have to be covered by the client
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft-sided bags not exceeding 15kg and 65×46 cm. Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at the time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from the safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points

What do I need to bring?

Passengers should bring only soft-sided bags on safari. Passengers arriving to Kenya may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Travellers’ cheques are generally not accepted in east Africa. US banknotes cannot be older than 2004 and must have the latest security markings (large portrait of the president). Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Nairobi: 

  •  Standard Hotel Category = Eka Hotel or similar 4*

Day 2-3 Maasai Mara:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Keekorok Lodge or similar 4*

Day 4  Lake Nakuru: 

  • Standard Hotel Category = Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar 4*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
 

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL NAIROBI

After landing at Nairobi International Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you before guiding you to your transfer to the Eka Hotel or similar. Once you are checked in, enjoy an afternoon at your own leisure, perhaps taking advantage of the services available at the hotel, which include two restaurants, a bar and a swimming pool. This contemporary-style hotel provides you with comfort and convenience before you embark on your Kenyan odyssey. 

Overnight in Nairobi.

Day 2 :  NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (280kms – 5 hrs)

After breakfast, Safari briefing and leaving Nairobi, travel towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Keep an eye out for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the futuristic Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, and then travel through fields of wheat and barley. Arrive at the Maasai Mara and Keekorok Lodge in time for lunch and, perhaps, a siesta. Afterwards, it’s time for the first game drive of the tour. Keekorok is strategically located in the direct path of the annual Great Migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, all relentlessly tracked by predators. In front of the lodge, there is a 300-metre-long elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a bar. This overlooks a dam where resident hippos and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephants and buffaloes on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in – though there are watchmen on the constant look out! In the evening, dinner will be served at the lodge. 

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

Day 3 :  MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (5-6 hrs on game drives)

Wake up to an early breakfast before departing on a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five (lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and black rhinos). There are also antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest, amongst many others. Return to the lodge for lunch and a well-deserved siesta before setting off to visit a Maasai village, where you’ll learn all about this fascinating people’s customs. Follow that up with an afternoon game drive to wrap up the day and then head back to the lodge as the sun sets. In the evening, dinner will be served at the lodge.

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

Day 4 :  MAASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU (315kms – 6 hrs)

Bid farewell to Maasai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya. Acres of wheat and barley dominate the landscape as you head north to Narok, the capital of this part of Maasailand. Cross the vast plains on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffes and gazelles as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. The waters here are often coloured a shimmering pink, from the thousands of flamingos that line its shores. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. As well as all the beautiful flamingos, both black and white rhinos are being carefully protected and given a new lease of life in this 188-square-kilometre, fully fenced park. The rhino population numbers more than 50 and continues to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity that can be found here, and the park also has its fair share of buffaloes, leopards, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of what is Kenya’s most densely populated wetland national park, which is one of six internationally protected marsh areas, known as Ramsar sites, in the country. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages, and there is an exciting programme of activities and evening entertainment. In the evening, dinner will be served at the lodge.

Overnight in Lake Nakuru.

Day 5 :  LAKE NAKURU – DEPARTURE NAIROBI (180kms – 4 hrs)

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride on the shimmering waters of this lake, in and around which you will be able to see many examples of local wildlife. Then, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi, where you’ll be dropped off to Jomo Kenyatta airport to take the flight to your onward destinations.

 

An African safari touches something deep within all of us, for it is an experience that will never be forgotten. This four-day adventure takes you through the Great Rift Valley and the vast game-rich plains of the Maasai Mara, covering one national reserve and one national park. The driver-guides are all skilled experts and will certainly make this safari feel special while the accommodation has been specifically chosen to enhance your experience. 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Maasai Mara National Reserve: situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, and where the world’s largest multi-species migration takes place. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats.

Lake Nakuru National Park: on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park. Visitors can enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. It is ideal for bird watching and game drives.

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with bilingual English-, French-, German-, Italian- or Spanish-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (The assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 3 night’s accommodation

MEALS:

  • 3 Breakfasts 
  • 3 Lunches 
  • 3 Dinners

TRANSPORT:

  • 4×4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle)

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 1); 2 game drives at game drive at Maasai Mara National Reserve (Day 2); 1 game drive at Lake Nakuru National Park (Day 3); Lake Naivasha boat ride (Day 4)

OTHER:

  • Government taxes 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

Exclusions

  • Airport transfers or other city Nairobi hotels pick-up 
  • Visas
  • International flights 
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Please note

  • Day 1, pick-up from the meeting point at Eka Hotel, Nairobi at 07:00 am. Travellers are suggested to arrive in Nairobi the day before to reach the tour on time. The safari will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the safari group will need to be borne directly by the client on the ground
  • Day 4, the drop-off is at the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi at 12:00 pm approx. (flights to be booked 03:30 pm onwards)
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft-sided bags not exceeding 15kg and 65×46 cm. Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at the time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from the safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • This tour is a combination of regular tours and shared arrangements, clients may be required to change vehicles
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will have to be covered by the client

What do I need to bring?

Passengers should bring only soft-sided bags on safari. Passengers arriving to Kenya may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Travellers’ cheques are generally not accepted in east Africa. US banknotes cannot be older than 2004 and must have the latest security markings (large portrait of the president). Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1-2 Maasai Mara:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Keekorok Lodge or similar 4*

Day 3  Nakuru: 

  • Standard Hotel Category = Lake Nakuru Lodge or similar 3.5*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Eka Hotel, Nairobi

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL NAIROBI – MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (280km – 5 hrs)

Make your own way to the Eka Hotel in Nairobi at 07:00 am for the safari briefing (travellers are suggested to arrive in Nairobi the day before to reach the tour on time. The safari will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the safari group will need to be borne directly by the client on the ground). Afterwards, depart Nairobi, travelling towards Kenya’s fertile highlands and head down the Rift Escarpment, on a road built by Italian prisoners during World War II. Keep an eye out for the charming chapel they built at the foot of the escarpment. Pass the futuristic Longonot earth satellite station as you head across the valley to Narok, and then travel through fields of wheat and barley. Arrive at the Maasai Mara and Keekorok Lodge in time for lunch and, perhaps, a siesta. Afterwards, it’s time for the first game drive of the tour. Keekorok is strategically located in the direct path of the annual Great Migration and was the first lodge to be built in the Mara. At the height of the migration, Keekorok is surrounded by a swarming mass of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles, all relentlessly tracked by predators. Sandstone, cedarwood, and other indigenous materials are used in all rooms and public areas. In front of the lodge, there is a 300-metre-long elevated walkway that meanders through a small riverine forest to a bar. This overlooks a dam where resident hippos and other game are regularly seen. There are no fences around Keekorok and it is not uncommon to see elephants and buffaloes on the perimeter of the grounds or even strolling in – though there are watchmen on the constant look out! Lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

Day 2 :  MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE (5-6 hrs on game drives)

Enjoy an early breakfast before departing on a morning game drive. The Maasai Mara National Reserve is home to millions of wild animals, including the fabled Big Five of lions, leopards, elephants, buffaloes, and black rhinos. There are also antelopes, gazelles and wildebeest, and many others. Return to the lodge for lunch and perhaps a siesta before setting off to visit a Maasai village followed by an afternoon game drive, heading back to the lodge as the sun sets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Maasai Mara.

Day 3 :  MAASAI MARA – LAKE NAKURU (315km – 6 hrs)

Bid farewell to the Maasai Mara after breakfast and travel across the ‘breadbasket’ of Kenya. Acres of wheat and barley dominate the landscape as you head north to Narok, the district headquarters of this part of Maasailand. Cross the vast plains on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, keeping an eye out for herds of giraffes and gazelles as you head up the Mau Escarpment, before arriving at Lake Nakuru around midday. The waters here are often coloured a shimmering pink, from the thousands of flamingos that line its shores. After lunch, depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park. As well as all the beautiful flamingos, both black and white rhinos are being carefully protected and given a new lease of life in this 188 square kilometre, fully fenced park. The rhino population numbers more than 50 and continues to multiply. The Rothschild’s giraffe is another rarity and the park has its fair share of buffaloes, leopards, zebras, elands, waterbucks and lions. Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in the heart of what is Kenya’s most densely populated wetland national park, which is one of six internationally protected marsh areas, known as Ramsar sites, in the country. Lake Nakuru Lodge is in the south-east ecological niche of the park, with commanding views of the lake and the flamingos. Lush gardens surround the lodge and cottages, and there is an exciting programme of activities and evening entertainment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 

Overnight in Lake Nakuru.

Day 4 :  LAKE NAKURU – DEPART NAIROBI (180km – 4 hrs)

Following an early breakfast, continue to Lake Naivasha for a boat ride. Then, leaving the Rift Valley behind, proceed to Nairobi arriving late in the morning. Once in the city, you will be dropped off at the InterContinental Hotel at 12:00 pm approx.; to continue with your individual travel arrangements. Flights to be booked 03:30 pm onwards.