14 days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park & Lake Elementaita Itinerary

14 days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park & Lake Elementaita Itinerary

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14 days in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Lake Nakuru National Park & Lake Elementaita Itinerary

Start: Accra
Fly + Drive:  16​h 45​min
1
Maasai Mara National Reserve
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Lake Nakuru National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Lake Elementaita
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Accra

5
nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara National Reserve ©
Home to the Great Migration and Africa's exceptional wildlife, Maasai Mara is a must on a Kenya itinerary.
Spend the 23rd (Sat) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Olare Orok Conservancy, tour the pleasant surroundings at Eluai Plain, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Maasai Mara National Reserve online tour planner .

Accra, Ghana to Maasai Mara National Reserve is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Accra to Maasai Mara National Reserve. In November, Maasai Mara National Reserve is much colder than Accra - with highs of 23°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy

2
nights
Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Lake Nakuru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site and then explore the striking landscape of Baboons & Vervits.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lake Nakuru National Park travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Maasai Mara National Reserve to Lake Nakuru National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maasai Mara National Reserve in November: highs in Lake Nakuru National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Elementaita.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru
Baboons & Vervits ©
Baboons & Vervits
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site
Hyrax Hill Prehistoric Site

4
nights
Lake Elementaita

Lake Elementaita ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Elementaita: Naivasha (Hell's Gate National Park, Crescent Island Game Park, & more).

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Elementaita trip planner .

Traveling by car from Lake Nakuru National Park to Lake Elementaita takes an hour. November in Lake Elementaita sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Elementaita

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Naivasha, Lake Naivasha
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Hell's Gate National Park ©
Hell's Gate National Park
Lake Naivasha ©
Lake Naivasha
Enashipai Maa Museum ©
Enashipai Maa Museum