Kenya’s Masai Mara is arguably the most famous reserve. It’s smooth grass carpeted hills and plains dotted with flat topped acacia trees are full of rich faunal diversity, fulfilling the expectations of any visitor searching the African landscape for the BIG 5. Located west of the Great Rift Valley, Mara is a natural extension of the Serengeti plains in the neighbouring Tanzania. The Mara River, the reserve’s backbone traverses north to south. This course is the natural barrier crossed each year by large migratory heard of wildebeest and zebra which march across the two parks in search of pasture, crossing en route, the crocodile infested Mara River. Coupled with ever watchful predatory cats in the midst, the annual migration is a risky affair and fraught with peril.
Morning and evening game drives through the Mara reserve gives you a chance of spotting a diverse array of wildlife including elephants, giraffe, black rhino, cheetah, gazelle, buffalo, hippo, various other herbivores and bird species.
DAY 1: NAIROBI/MARA-285 Km/ 4 ½-5 hrs-We depart Nairobi at around 0900hrs, with a drive passing through rich Kikuyu farmlands and deep into the great Rift Valley. We will make a brief stop at the Rift Valley View point for a chance to have photos. We proceed with our drive, descending the Great Rift Valley floor, we reach arguably Kenya’s most celebrated natural attraction-The Masai Mara game reserve. A 320 sq. km slab of open savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teems with wildlife. Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’’. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/ Luxury Tented Camp- (L, D)
DAY 2: MASAAI MARA-Morning and afternoon game drives from the comfortable base of the camp, explore the parks amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Camp. (B,L, D
DAY 3: MASAI MARA-NAIROBI- 285 Km/ 5hrs-Eraly morning game drive followed by breakfast. OR- After breakfast, depart Masai Mara with a game drive en rout to Nairobi. We will make a brief stop at the administrative town of Narok for your chance to sip a cup of coffee or browse for some souvenirs. Proceed to Nairobi to arrive in the early afternoon. (B)
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Cost per person US $ 480 pp min 4 pax- in Luxury Tented Camps
Cost per person US $ 620 pp min 2 pax- in Safari Game Lodges
-airport transfers/pick up and drop off
-Park entrance fees into the game reserve
-The services of a knowledgeable English speaking driver-guide
-game drives as per itinerary
-Safari transport by 4 x 4 custom safari vehicle
-Accommodation at the specified lodges/camp.
-guaranteed window seat
-game drives as per safari program
-3 meals a day while on safari
-bottled mineral water for the safari
-Soft/ alcoholic drinks and other beverages taken with lunch/dinner
-The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Masai village $30 pp
-Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and Guide/porter gratitude
-Airport departure tax,
-International flights,-Visas-Personal and baggage insurance
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