MASAI MARA - 4 DAYS SAFARI
3 Nights / 4 Days – Lodge / Camp Safari
(a) Wildlife viewing in Masai Mara including the “BIG FIVE”
(b) Great wildebeest migration tracking
(c) Mara river crossing stampede
(d) The warrior Masai Moran and people
(e) Transport in 4×4 Mini Van OR 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser
Day 1: Nairobi
Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, our representative will pick you up and transfer you to a Nairobi Hotel for the night.
Distance – 20km
Drive time – less than 30min without traffic jam
Overnight and breakfast at a Nairobi Hotel
Day 2: Masai Mara
Our driver guide will pick you from your hotel and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve at 0700hrs, via the Rift Valley Escarpment to arrive in time for lunch. At 1600hrs go for an afternoon game drive in the Mara.
At over 1500 sq km, the Masai Mara is heart of the best game-viewing areas of Africa and the most spectacular of all Kenyan parks and reserves with animals, landscape and scenery in plenty. The Mara is one ecosystem with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and has nature’s most dramatic spectacles such of the wildebeest and zebra migration. From July to October every year, over 1.5 million wildebeest and other herbivores embark on an epic trek out of the Serengeti to the Mara. Predators, which rely on the wildebeest for food, follow them. The result is a concentration of wildlife unequalled for its number and diversity anywhere in Africa. It is also home to BBC’s Big Cat Diary series, showing the daily life and drama of resident leopard, lion and cheetah. The vegetation is open grassland with patches of acacia woodland, thickets and riverine forests.
Drive time 5½ hrs
Distance 280km [80km is rough dusty terrain road]
Evening Game drive 2½ hrs
Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel
Day 3: Masai Mara
After breakfast proceed on a full day of game viewing of the Big 5 and other animals within the reserve. The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The park allows close range viewing and photography.
At around midday break for your picnic lunch under an African bananite tree shade or by the Mara River hippo pool, looking out for hippos and crocodile.
Full day game drive 8 hrs
Picnic lunch, Dinner and overnight / breakfast at a budget or semi luxury camp / hotel
Day 4: Departure
Wake up call at 0600am for an early morning game drive. At 0900am, you return for breakfast and thereafter check out and depart. Leave Masai Mara, Lunch on own en-route to arrive in Nairobi for a little shopping and thereafter dropped at the airport.
Drive time 5½ hrs
Morning Game drive 2½ hrs
COSTING FOR THE ABOVE ITINERARIES WILL INCLUDE
Full Board Accommodations in the game parks – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Transport in 4×4 Van OR Land Cruiser with pop up roof
Driver /guide allowances
All client and van/driver park fees
All fuels and oils for the van
Services of our Professional Guide/Driver
All game drives
Items of personal nature
Yellow fever certificate
Alcoholic & Soft drinks
Tips & porterage
WHAT TO COME WITH
Camera with zoom lenses
Extra pair of binoculars (if available). All our vehicles have a pair each.
Light clothing for the day and at least a sweater or coat for the evenings which might be cold at times.
Accommodation is permanent tented camps and lodges in fenced area with 24 hr. security. All the tents/rooms have twin beds, instant hot showers, generator power, swimming pools, WI-FI, comfortable beds with mosquito nets and self-contained bathrooms. The restaurant provides buffet menu for meals and European breakfast. The bar is also well stocked.