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4-Day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru safari from Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
4-Day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru safari from Nairobi
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icon4 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Explore the Maasai Mara National Reserve and Lake Nakuru National Park while packing in top highlights during this 4-day tour from Nairobi. Go deep into the African plains and set out on daily game drives across the parks. Watch for the animals that emerge at dusk; see hippos and crocodiles along the banks of the Mara River; and keep your eyes peeled for lions, leopards, buffalo, and even baboons. Three nights of accommodations, round-trip transport, and national park fees are all included.
  • 4-day safari from Nairobi to Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru
  • Find the Big Five and other African animals on game drives
  • Three different accommodation levels to suit your budget
  • All-inclusive tour—lodging, entrance fees, meals, and transport
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Pick up and drop off at your location in Nairobi
Transport in a safari-modified minivan, pop-up roof, fully equipped, each person near the window
1 liter of bottled water per person per day in a vehicle
Professional english-speaking driver, guide
All safari game-drives as per itinerary
All entry fees and taxes
Air rescue by AMREF
Lunch (3)
Dinner (3)
Breakfast (3)
Alcohol drinks, beverages - available to purchase
Cultural visits to maasai villages (15 USD p/p) - option
Airport pickup / drop off, remote locations (20 USD per group)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pickup for free from all the locations up to 10 km from Nairobi Central.
Airport pickup and pickup from remote locations require 20 USD (can be paid upon arrival)

Airports

  • Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Wilson Airport, Nairobi Kenya


Departure Time

8:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Bencia Africa Adventure & Safaris

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Q:
What is the maximum group size during 4-Day Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru safari from Nairobi?
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This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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  • "adults in a 13 seater make for an uncomfortable 7-hour drive with few stops." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing
Deanna A
, Jan 2020
Morris was our driver, he was very knowledgeable, would make sure we got to see the animals and get pics. We up graded and it was so worth it! The lodging, service, food and views were wonderful.
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Very good Safari of Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru
UKcouple999
, Oct 2018
This tour with Bencia was very professionally run, and would highly recommend to anyone looking to do their first safari.We had 5 people to one minibus, so plenty of space. And we had a driver Morris, and cook John.Morris was a very careful driver, spotted a lot of wildlife and was able to get us very close to lions, cheetahs and many others.John has a great personality and make the group feel very comfortable with great humour, and excellent pancakes.Everyday the tour left on time, and food was ready when expected.The accommodation is basic but adequate and the locations are brilliant, either inside or just outside the two national parks.The additional Masai village experience is slightly hit or miss but it was interesting.Overall a very good experience and would recommend to friends and family.
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The tour itself was incredible! Our...
Rachel P
, Sep 2018
The tour itself was incredible! Our guide, Ben, was very knowledge and a pro at spotting the animals. We were able to see so much! There were several non-safari parts that were frustrating for me. For example, I had booked a single room, but upon arrival, I learned I needed to share. Our driver/guide was changed twice without any warning which to me was discomforting as I was afraid of forgetting who I was with and climbing in the wrong van. The vans, while great on safari, were sometimes fully packed. 13 adults in a 13 seater make for an uncomfortable 7-hour drive with few stops. The accommodations while basic were comfortable, and the food while repetitive was tasty and plentiful.
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Dangerous driving. Broken van. Never again.
samuelsid
, Jun 2018
Let’s start with the only good things about this tour: 1. We saw almost all of the animals promised. 2. John, our cook, was amazing. Extremely accommodating. Truthful and honest communication, and kept us in the loop throughout. Give this man a raise. And now, for the bad: 1. Dangerous, unsafe driving in a broken van. Peter, our driver, took constant, dangerous risks. Our car got stuck repeatedly. It also broke down a few times, e.g. in a ditch as he attempted another dangerous route. There were always better visible routes to take but he ignored them each time. We felt unsafe the entire time. His car was old and unmaintained. For example, the trunk couldn’t easily open and close, requiring a tool, except it opened up while driving and things flew out the back. Another: On our way back from Masai Mara, the car died three times, eventually requiring a tow into a town. The delays meant we didn’t get to see Lake Nakuru in the evening OR sleep in the park. For the breakdowns and unsafe driving alone, I would never recommend this tour company or tour. They should lose their license. 2. Lack of communication. Problems happened from the first day: we had to wait in the tour company’s office for over two hours. Most annoyingly, they never communicated the delays or why they were happening. “Hakuna Matata” they’d say. As a result, we didn’t see Masai Mara the first evening, and didn’t see Lake Nakuru in the evening because of the breakdowns and other delays. John — the cook — did his best to tell us what was going on, but our driver, Peter, hardly spoke with us at all. 3. Delay after delay. I’ve traveled in Africa and India and understand delays. However, every delay could’ve been controlled. Not sleeping in, Peter not being ready to go in the morning, the van breaking down. On our way back to Nairobi, with a new driver and van (Sammy), we delayed because he stopped to shop for himself for over 20 minutes, and stopped at places no one wanted to go, for himself. 4. We did not get to stay in the Lake Nakuru National Park, as promised, and missed opportunities to see more rhinos. We saw 1 white rhino (no black rhinos) and had no time to look for more. Maybe we were just unlucky, but I would never, ever recommend this tour company.
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star-5
My daughter and I booked our tour...
Alex
, Jul 2017
My daughter and I booked our tour through Viator and were happy. Our safari in Masai Mara was great and we saw so many wild animals. Lake Nakuru Park seemed small compared to Masai Mara but the lake itself with the flamingos and other birds is worth seeing and we had the chance to see a black rhino. Our driver Morris had very sharp eyes and was able to spot the animals easily. I would definitely recommend this tour and especially if you don't have a big budget.
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star-4
Overall a pretty great tour. We were...
Laura B
, Sep 2016
Overall a pretty great tour. We were in a van which wasn't amazing as not as much suspension in a van as in a Jeep and the roads are very bumpy and dusty. But the roof opens up so you can see everything clearly. The camp is very basic but has a shower and toilet in each tent. The beds were comfortable. Limited charging ability for phones/cameras - only a generator to use for a few hours a day so suggest you bring a battery pack. Overall saw basically every animal.
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star-4
Very enjoyable tour. We were able to...
Daniele T
, Oct 2015
Very enjoyable tour. We were able to see many animals in the wild. The accommodation was very basic but it is according to the price. We had a cook with us and the food was good.
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