Masai Mara Explored
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|Safari Price: US$ 2,925
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|Safari Ends: Nairobi
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|Countries visited: Kenya
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||Vehicles, Guides & Equipment
||Booking Code: AFL12
Local English Speaking Driver/Guide All Activities
Sightseeing and Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes
Return Domestic Flights Nairobi to Masai Mara
All optional excursions and meals unless otherwise stated
in the itinerary Visas
Pre- and post-tour accommodation
Tips and porterage.
A fly in fly out lodge based safari that enables you to explore
the most famous of Kenya’s game parks, whilst staying at the
beautiful Olonana Camp in the heart of Kenya's big game country.
The Masai Mara Reserve is nestled within the enormous Great Rift
Valley, and is home to all members of the “Big Five”.
There are many lion prides, hippopotami are found in large groups
here, as are cheetah. Game drives are included early morning and
late afternoon, with time to relax in between, maybe watching the
hippos wallowing in the river from your riverside verandah, or taking
a glimpse of the day-to-day lives of the Masai people in the adjacent
Masai village or 'engang'.
Masai Mara Explored Detailed Itinerary
||Nairobi - Fly to Masai Mara ||Luxury Camping
After meeting with the local Driver/Guide at 8am,
we depart for Wilson Airport at 8.30am.
Please ensure that you have had breakfast, and have checked
out of the hotel if staying there the previous night, before
the meeting at 8am. Please note that there is a strict luggage
restriction of 15kgs per person in a soft sided bag.
The scheduled flight takes approximately 45 minutes to the
Masai Mara Game Reserve. On arrival you will be met at the
airstrip by a camp vehicle, and transferred to the luxury
The luxury camp is idyllically nestled in the Masai Mara Conservation
area on the banks of the Mara river (with a resident hippo
population!), in the heart of Kenya's Big Game country. This
unique setting offers a world of great opportunities for safari
adventurers. In addition to big game viewing in the Masai
Mara Reserve, visitors are offered a rare glimpse of the day-to-day
lives of the Masai people in the adjacent Masai village or
'engang'. No other lodge in the Mara offers such a close cultural
experience with the Masai.
In the afternoon, we embark on the first of our game drives,
in one of the camps open 4x4 vehicles, hoping to spot some
of the prolific game present in the Masai Mara. We return
to the lodge for dinner, overlooking the Mara River.
Please note that you will be sharing camp vehicles and safari
vehicles with other guests from the camp.
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Masai Mara is the most famous and prolific
game park in Kenya covering an area of 1672 square kilometers.
It is classified as a Reserve as opposed to a National Park
to allow the Masai people to use the area to graze their cattle.
A highlight of the Mara is no doubt the annual wildebeest
migration, when literally millions of these beasts stray north
from the Serengeti in search of grass for food, before turning
The Masai Mara is renowned for its abundance and diversity
of wildlife and your stay here should be rewarded with sightings
of the BIG FIVE - lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino.The
Masai Mara has one of the highest concentrations of lion in
Africa and is a good place to try and spot the elusive leopard.
In most National Parks it is forbidden to drive at night so
all game viewing is done as early and as late as possible
to get the best conditions.
The Mara's 1510 square kilometers of open savannah, woodlands
and tree-lined rivers create an eco-system which supports
huge numbers of bird and mammal species. At the western border
of the park is the spectacular Siria Escarpment, and this,
together with the acacia dotted plains, create scenery of
stunning beauty. Lion are found in abundance throughout the
park as are elephant, giraffe, a variety of gazelle species
and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and,
you may also be lucky enough to find rhino. The annual wildebeest
migration traditionally is present in the Mara from August-October.
As well as wildlife, the Masai Mara is also home to many members
of the colourful Masai tribe who may be seen around the borders
of the park - Morans (warriors) loping across the plains,
young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing
matters of the day.
The best time of the day to spot the hunting cats is just
before sunrise and just after sunset so we head out on game
drives in the early morning, and late afternoon. During the
heat of the day we return to the lodge to enjoy the food and
facilities, including a swimming pool. A wide range of optional
activities are offered including bush/tracking walks, visits
to the nearby Masai cultural village, picnic lunches, and
Another option is hot air ballooning. This is an amazing experience,
as you take off with the sunrise and float above the Game
Reserve, viewing the wildlife for approximately an hour before
landing in the reserve to enjoy a full breakfast with champagne
under the shade of a tree on the plains. The wildlife looks
on while you partake in this luxurious fare. Please note that
hot air ballon safaris are subject to availability, and advance
booking is recommended.
Two game drives are included each day, and full board at the
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
See day 2 for Itinerary
After breakfast, you are transferred to the
airstrip for the return flight to Nairobi.
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