Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
We depart from the Masai Mara today and make our way into the Great Rift Valley – a massive cleft in the earth that extends from Egypt’s Red Sea to Madagascar that is a fulcrum for plate tectonic activity. The Valley is dotted with soda water lakes and the occasional freshwater lake. One of the gems in Kenya’s crown, Lake Nakuru National Park, is dominated by its central alkaline lake which attracts masses of bird species, majority of which are flamingos that feed on the lake’s algae. Sometimes these birds congregate in massive gatherings that create a pink ‘fringe’ on the lake shore. Our game drives through the Park today surround the lake, giving us lots of time to observe the plentiful birdlife, including flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibis, kingfishers, jacanas, rollers and the glossy starling. Bigger animals that live within the Park include rhino, zebra, buffalo, impala, colobus monkey, and the rare Rothschild giraffe. Harder to spot are the elusive leopard and lion. We depart from the Park and head to Nakuru for our tourist class hotel lodging. Alternatively, we journey the brief distance to Lake Elementeita to our camp for supper and to spend the evening.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tourist Class Hotel
Route: +/-510 kms
Travel Time: Half day
Included Tour Highlights: Loita Hills, Mt. Longonot, Lake Nakuru National Park, Game drive