Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara – Kenya
You will be picked up in Nairobi at your hotel or the airport at 7:00 AM. Drive through the highlands of Limuru and down the Great Rift Valley. You shall have a stop over in Narok town where you have a bathroom rest, top up fuel and stock up on any snacks, soft or alcoholic drinks you want to buy for yourself, this is the last major town and is the gateway to the Masai Mara region.
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Drive on to Masai Mara arriving for lunch at 1:30 PM at camp.
Located next to the Masai Mara Game Park, right near the gate of the park, the camp blends in with the African Savannah and is located in a forested area to keep you cool in the shade away from the mid-day sun. Camp has en-suite bathroom with hot water and flush toilet. It also has beds and bed linen plus a mosquito net over the bed to keep away the pesky insects as you enjoy your sleep.
Proceed on an afternoon game drive till sun down, before returning to camp for rest and dinner. Enjoy a log fire by the camp as the Masai guards regale you with stories of their Culture when to graduate to man hood a Masai boy had to fight and defeat a lion while only armed with a spear. Retire to your tent for rest and overnight.
Day 2 & 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya
The next two days are spent game viewing in the plains of the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
You shall have one full day game drive after breakfast from 7:00 AM, proceed on the morning game drive with packed lunch. You have a lunch stop over under an acacia tree deep in the Masai Mara plains by the Mara River where you can view crocodiles and hippos
This is also the location of the annual wildebeest trek, the Wildebeest Migration, in late July and to late September when millions of wildebeest, accompanied by a multitude of Zebras and gazelles move north from the Serengeti eco-system in search of the sprouting grass after the April short rains to feed their fledgling young before heading back to Serengeti in October to prepare for the calving season. This is the largest land based animal migration in the world.
You have the option to visit a Masai Village and learn about the Masai culture and their way of life or have a panoramic view of the Masai Mara in the early morning on a hot air balloon safari over the plains of the Masai Mara. These 2 activities are optional at an extra cost.
Have an afternoon game drive before returning to camp for dinner and overnight.
On the extra full day in the Mara, you have an early morning game drive at sunrise to catch big cats at they retire from their night hunt before returning to camp for late breakfast. Late morning to noon can be spent exploring the camp or you can visit a nearby lodge for a swim at a small cost. After lunch, head out for an afternoon game drive before returning to camp at sunset for rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Masai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
Have breakfast before a morning game drive. Depart from Masai Mara in the late morning arriving Nairobi at 16:00Hrs. We drop you off at the airport or your Nairobi hotel.
Masai Mara Tour Accommodation
Accommodation on this tour is in safari camps which are clean, functional and comfortable but not luxury. Camps have beds and bed linen with either twin, or double beds. All tents have en-suite bathroom and flush toilets, and have mosquito nets over the beds.
Optional Extras and Excursions
- Cultural Masai village visit – US$30 per person
- Hot air balloon safari in Masai Mara – US$ 450