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

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

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

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

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Lake Elementaita

Lake Elementaita
On the 22nd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Soysambu Conservancy.

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Accra, Ghana to Lake Elementaita is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Accra to Lake Elementaita is 3 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Accra in December: highs in Lake Elementaita hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Lake Nakuru National Park.

Things to do in Lake Elementaita

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru National Park ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Nakuru.

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Drive from Lake Elementaita to Lake Nakuru National Park in an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve.

Things to do in Lake Nakuru National Park

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Lake Nakuru ©
Lake Nakuru

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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 24th (Tue) surrounded by wildlife at Mara Triangle. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, stroll through Musiara Swamp, and look for all kinds of wild species at Olare Orok Conservancy.

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You can drive from Lake Nakuru National Park to Maasai Mara National Reserve in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car, flight, and taxi. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lake Nakuru National Park in December: highs in Maasai Mara National Reserve hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Maasai Mara National Reserve

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Mara Triangle ©
Mara Triangle
Balloon Rides
Olare Orok Conservancy ©
Olare Orok Conservancy