Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
We depart from the Masai Mara and make our way into the Great Rift Valley today – a massive cleft in the earth that stretches from Egypt’s Red Sea to Madagascar. The Valley is peppered with soda water lakes, as well as the occasional freshwater lake. One of the gems in Kenya’s crown, Lake Nakuru National Park, is dominated by its central alkaline lake – Lake Elementaita – 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 reserve include rhino, zebra, buffalo, impala, colobus monkeys, and the rare Rothschild giraffe. Harder to see, but there in any case, are the elusive leopard and lion. We depart from the Park later on in the day and head to the close by Nakuru for our tourist class hotel lodging where we enjoy a delicious supper and spend the evening in peaceful rest.
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