The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
The endless plains of East Africa are the setting of the World’s greatest spectacle-the pounding of over 6 million hooves! From the vast Serengeti plains to the Champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara.
Over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thompson gazelles and some 200,000 zebras relentlessly tracked by Africa’s greatest predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of green pastures (July-October to Kenya & December to March to Tanzania’s Serengeti)
00800hrs, we depart from Nairobi, driving down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley. We will make a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point before we proceed to Masai Mara. Lunch will be served at Narok or at the camp in Masai Mara, followed by an early evening game drive from 1630hours onwards.
Return in the evening for dinner and overnight at the Camp or Lodge.
Full day game drive with picnic lunches; explore the reserves’ amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener pasture before returning south in October to December. There is nothing thrilling like a bush dinner to end such an adventurous day at an extra cost.
Dinner and overnight at the Tented Camp or Lodge- Meal Plan (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
After breakfast leave for a full day game drive with picnic lunch in the bush.
This day is spent game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. We trail the Migration route to the Mara River. Early morning Masai Mara hot air balloon safari can be arranged at extra cost.
After breakfast, we visit a Maasi Cutural Village followed by a departure drive to Nairobi, arriving by around 1600hours where our tour ends.
Includes / Excludes
- Pick up and drop off in Nairobi (Return Airport Transfers)
- Park entrance fees into the game reserve
- The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide
- Safari transports by 4 x 4 -8 Seat Van with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography.
- Accommodation at the specified lodges/Camps room sharing basis.
- Guaranteed window seat (Private Safari-Max 6pax per vehicle)
- 03 Nights on full board while on safari as indicated on the itinerary
- Authentically branded safari gifts
- Extensive game drives as per safari program
- Bottled mineral water for the safari
- Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch and dinner
- The optional visit to Maasai Village, Balloon safari in the Mara
- Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary,
- Travel/flying doctors rescue services.
- Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and Guide/porter gratitude