Masai Mara Explored

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Masai Mara Explored

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Safari Price: US$ 2,925 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 4
Countries visited: Kenya
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFL12

Safari Price Includes:

Meals
3 Breakfasts
3 Lunches
3 Dinners
Escorted Tour
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

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions and meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary Visas
Pre- and post-tour accommodation
Tips and porterage.

Masai Mara Safari

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

Day 1: Nairobi - Fly to Masai Mara Luxury Camping Lunch, Dinner

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 tented camp.
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.


Day 2:

Masai Mara

Luxury Camping 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 south again.
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 sundowners.
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 camp.


Day 3: Masai Mara Luxury Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 2 for Itinerary


Day 4: Nairobi    

After breakfast, you are transferred to the airstrip for the return flight to Nairobi.

 



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