Budget adventure to Kenya’s premier game park. The name ‘Maasai Mara’ has become a synonym for the BIG FIVE. Soft grasslands dotted with acacia trees and sheer endless plains teeming with wildlife lie ahead of us. One of the finest wildlife destinations in the World. There is an excellent chance of seeing the Africa Big Five, cheetah, serval, hyena, bat-eared foxes, black-backed and side-striped jackals, hippo, crocodile, baboons, warthog, topi, eland, Thompson’s gazelle, Grant’s gazelle, impalas, water bucks, oribi, reed-buck, zebra on the Masai Mara Safari.
Superb plains scenery and unmatched safari activities, Masai Mara National Park is considered Kenya’s best park. It’s home to the great wildebeest migration
.Transport in Safari Van customized for game viewing
.Professional tour guide/driver
.All accommodation during the safari
.Meals on Full Board (As specified in the day-by-day section)
.All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
.All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
.Roundtrip airport transfer
.Drinking water (On all days)
.Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
.Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
.Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Balloon ride Early in the Morning – $450
Enjoy balloon safari with champagne breakfast. This is a rare opportunity to get a bird’s-eye-view of miles of rolling plains and the herds of animals that call it home and stalk its corners as you glide gently above the treetops.
Visit to a Maasai Village – $20
Maasai warriors are famously known as the proud nomadic tribe whose legendary prowess in battle and single-handed acts of bravery in fights with the wild animals are known across the world. This visit gives a good tour of Maasai culture and you will be welcomed with a sing and dance presentation, which forms part of their daily lives and sacred rituals.
Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Our driver will pick you up at your hotel or at the Nairobi airport in the early morning at 7.00am. We then travel along the Great Rift Valley, passing by the extinct volcano of Mount Longonot en-route to marvelous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. You might notice a Maasai Moran (=Warrior) standing on one foot while herding hundreds of cows, goats and sheep. His only defense against the dangerous wildlife surrounding him to all sides is a single stick or spear! We arrive at our camp in perfect time for lunch, find time to relax and freshen up a bit, then head for more adventures. In the late afternoon hours, we have good chances of a close encounter with the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard), and can easily spot herds of Wildebeest (Gnus), Zebras, Gazelles, Impalas and Maasai Giraffes. In the Maasai Mara we find the old Africa of the movies. You will love it! Return back towards the camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: camp Meals & Drinks: Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Full day game drives in the Maasai Mara. We look out for the park’s Big Cats, the Big Five and the abundance of wildlife and natural wonders found in Kenya’s most famous game reserve. Remember to keep a sharp lookout; you may witness a dramatic hunt, a solitary Leopard retrieving its kill from the high branches of an acacia tree, or a herd of Elephants protecting their young from predators. The Maasai Mara has one of the richest wildlife ensembles in the world, hosting over 95 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds. Game viewing is never dull here, and patience is usually rewarded with unique sightings.
Between July and October (usually best in July and August), we can witness the famous Wildebeest and Zebra migration from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara. A massive accumulation of 1.5 million Wildebeest, 200,000 Zebras and 350,000 Gazelles stretches their legs over 2000km in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. Return to the camp and have dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Camp Meals & Drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Early morning game drive on sunrise when predators are active with morning hunt of big cats. We will have an opportunity to capture a Lion making a Kill as most of the time Lions Kills very early in the morning before sunrise. We also experience the beauty of sunrise which reveals the back drop of Masai Mara which means the dotted hills in Maa Language. We later return to the lodge for main breakfast. After breakfast we depart Masai Mara with the last picturesque of the MARA arriving Nairobi late afternoon. You will be dropped at either your hotel or airport to connect with your home bound flight depending on the arrangements where the safari ends. Meal Plan: Breakfast