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CATS CRADLE AND THE GREAT RIFT VALLEY LAKES        

This exciting camping adventure tour will take you through the heart of Masai Mara Game Reseve which supports a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow and the local Masai people who are still holding on to their culture. Then to some of the  Fresh and salt water lakes of the Great Rift valley which are birdwatchers paradise. Other variety of wildlife can be seen in these lakes.

The highlights of this tour includes: wildlife viewing, bird watching and cultural exploration.

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Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
LEOPARDWe will pick you from your hotel after breakfast; thereafter depart for Masai Mara game reserve stopping at the view point of the Great Rift Valley and at Narok town for lunch. Arrive in time for a late afternoon game drive in this park that is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park as an artificial border separates the two.   The Mara’s landscape is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills which enables the reserve to attract sufficient rainfall to maintain and support a large population of herbivores, together with the predators that follow. Proceed to the campsite  for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Masai Mara

After breakfast have a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch at the Hippo pool where you can see crocodiles and hippos basking on the rocks at a close range.  This is where the  annual migration of close to 800,000 zebras and wild beast  takes place between the Serengeti National park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara Game reserve parks in early July to September. The animals’ move as a great mass across the savannah in a follow the leader fashion in search for food and water. Elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, Rhino and other varieties of antelopes and plain game can be seen here.
 Return to the campsite in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 3:  Masai Mara

FLAMINGOESAfter breakfast, you will have another morning of tracking game with your guide returning back to the Lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon there is a choice between a game drive or at extra cost, you can have a nature walk escorted by our armed Masai Guides or visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; The Masai are famous for their bravery as they have co-existed with the animals over the years. All meals and overnight at the campsite

Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After breakfast, have   your final game drive In Masai Mara. Thereafter, leave for Nakuru with a stop for lunch enroute, with scenic views of Lake Naivasha and Mt Longonot which are in the Great Rift from afar on the main highway. Arrive in time for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Lake Baringo/Bogoria
HOT SPRINGAfter breakfast, have an extensive game drive in Lake Nakuru National park. This park has a fantastic array of bird life including flamingoes, white pelicans and the marabou stork and other water birds that breed in the lake’s alkaline waters. Other plain game such as Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra and other variety of antelopes can be seen here. A visit to the baboon cliff offers a scenic panorama of the lake below, surrounded by a vast tract of euphorbia and acacia forest. After game drive proceed to Lake Baringo for an hour’s boat ride which enables you to see hippos at close range and the bird life that inhabits this lake as over 350 species of birds have been recorded here including some that conform to a migratory pattern, as well as crocodiles and Egyptian gees which migrate all the way from western Europe. Depart for Lake Bogoria for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: Lake Bogoria - Nairobi
Early morning breakfast will be followed by a tour of Lake Bogoria, a shallow soda lake which is a home to a large number of birds and rare lesser kudu. Scalding hot springs and geysers at the southern end of the lakes spurt and steam their alkaline waters. The bubbling of hot springs, hundreds of singing weaverbirds and a million flamingos feeding in the bluish water present a rare scenic beauty. After lunch depart for Nairobi to arrive in the late afternoon or early evening.

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