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4 Days Masai Mara Camping Safari

Mara River Camp – Masai Mara, Kenya

Being of Masai origin, they delight guests with fascinating insight into the Masai culture. The cuisine is delicious and wholesome, the staff and management of Mara River Camp are exceptionally friendly.

The canvas tents have all the authenticity of being in the bush whilst providing all the luxurious facilities for a most comfortable stay.

Nestled at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment on the North West boundary of Kenya’s Masai Mara, on a beautiful forested blend of the Mara River, is one of Kenya’s smallest and most charming lodges.

The Mara River Camp is favored by naturalists, wildlife researchers, film crews, photographers and conservationists. The resident guides are always

Available for informative nature and bird walks.

Masai Mara Camping Safari (4 Days)

4 DAYS MASAI MARA CAMPING SAFARI

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Park

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive through Kikuyu farmlands to the edge of the Great Rift Valley. You will have a brief stop and view the Great Rift Valley at its view point. Lunch at Narok where you have a walk around the Maasai Town. Arrive Mara late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Campsite.

Day 2: Game Viewing & Camping in Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast proceed for a full day of game viewing at the Maasai Mara Reserve. Picnic lunch at the Hippo Pool. Dinner and overnight at the Campsite.

Day 3: Camping in Masai Mara

Another full day is spent in the Mara reserve. All meals and overnight at campsite.

Camping In Masai Mara

Day 4: Depart for Nairobi

After breakfast depart for Nairobi.

Mt. Longonot

The name Longonot is derived from the Masai word Oloonong’ot meaning mountains of many spurs or steep ridges. Longonot park covers 52 km2 most of it being occupied by Mt. Longonot a young volcano rising to 2,776 meters above sea level. The sides of the mountain have beautiful V-shaped valleys and ridges. The stony soils have little vegetation but the crater has an impenetrable forest.

Like Hell’s Gate, Mount Longonot offers a wide range of attractions for visitors keen on activity holidays, including hiking, rock climbing, biking as well as bird and wildlife viewing. Kenyan Wildlife Service rangers are available as guides. Accommodation within these Parks is limited: Hell’s Gate has three campsites, Longonot has no accommodation within the park; however, the fabulous range of nearby hotels, lodges, luxury ranch and home stays around Lake Naivasha provide ample accommodation for all budgets.

Mount Longonot Climbing- Hiking Mt Longonot trekking

One day Longonot Trek

Walks are through a National Park containing herds of Zebras, Kongoni, Giraffe and warthogs.

The variety of bird life should not be missed. The full day hikes are past towering vulture – inhabited cliffs, down a dry riverbed to the boiling sulphurous springs, hike up Mt. Longonot to the crater arriving in Nairobi by late afternoon.

Depart Nairobi city driving w eastwards stopping at the viewpoint on the Great Rift Valley to view the Loita plains and the sparkling Lake Naivasha in the thousands of feet below. Proceed to Lake Naivasha (the highest lake in the Great Rift Valley).

The lake is famous for the staging of Imperial Airways Flying Boat Services from Durban to London in the 1930’s. Optional boat ride at the Crescent Island is available at the lake.

Bird watching and plant study by the lakeside will be compelling. Mt. Longonot is one of the volcanic mountains of the Great Rift Valley of geological importance. The tour returns to Nairobi in the evening.

Hells Gate National Park

Hell’s Gate National Park, near Lake Naivasha, and just 110kms from Nairobi, covers an area of approx 70 sq km. Famous for its hot natural geysers, spectacular looming cliffs and the “Hells Gate Gorge”, the park is one of few in Kenya where walking and cycling is allowed.

Visitors here may also camp at designated camp sites. Activities in this park also include rock-climbing, bird and game viewing.

Sites of particular interest include Fischer’s Tower, formerly a volcano’s plug, the Central Tower and Njorowa Gorges, Olkaria and Hobley’s which two extinct volcanos are.

The wildlife here mainly includes the herbivores such as buffalo, giraffe and the antelope/gazelle family.

Hells gate is an ornithologist’s paradise with over 103 species of bird recorded

Facts on Hells Gate National Park

  • Area : 68.25 sq km Altitude: 5,000-7,000 Ft above sea level.
  • Access from Nairobi : Road : 90kms ( 2 hours )
  • Location : Nakuru District, Rift Valley Province.
  • Animals : Buffalo, Masai Giraffe, eland, Coke’s Hartebeest, lion, leopard and some cheetah
  • Vegetation : Grasslands and shrubs with several species acacia.
  • Birds : Over 103 species of bird recorded.
  • Facilities : Several campsites.
  • Attractions: Game viewing, looming cliffs, gorge walk, hot springs, scenic landscape, rock climbing.

Climate: Warm and dry.