Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary, the Masai Mara is a paradise of gently rolling grasslands studded with acacia trees. Masai Mara is considered by many to be one of Kenya’s finest Game Reserves. The rolling grasslands offer ideal game viewing and photographic opportunities and the grassy plains are broken by rocky outcrops which are a favourite midday resting places for Lion, for which the Mara is famous. Some of the other animals which can be seen in and around this 700 square mile conservation area include Elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard, Cheetah, Wildebeest, Zebra, and Gazelle. Hippo and Crocodile abound in the muddy brown waters of the rivers which traverse this reserve.
- You’ll go to Kenya
- This tour starts and ends in Nairobi (Kenya)
- Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
- Activities: game drives, Eco & Cultural Tours & walking safaris
- Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
- A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
- Accommodation 3 Star Lodge
- Accommodation on the day you arrive is included. Additional accommodation at the end can be arranged for extra cost.
Nairobi – Nakuru
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel / Airport and depart Nairobi after safari briefing driving through the floor of the Great Rift Valley floor to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. Lunch and leisurely afternoon before enjoying scheduled evening game drive. Afternoon free for optional activities.
Late in the evening leave for game viewing & bird watching drive. This offers you the change to catch your first glimpse of the Lake’s fabled 1.2 million flamingos, and perhaps find rhinos grazing on the lakeshore (this park is the nation’s largest rhino sanctuary. Arrive back at the Lodge in time for a swim, optional cocktails and a sumptuous buffet supper.
Accommodation : Sentrim Elementaita – http://www.sentrimhotels.net
Meals HB: Lunch & Dinner.
Distance: Nairobi – Lake Nakuru: 180 km / 2.5 hours.
Nakuru / Maasai Mara
After breakfast drive through the floor of great rift valley to reach at your Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive in the famous Maasai Mara. Masai Mara Reserve is the most popular reserve known for the big skies, open savannahs as featured in the film ”Out of Africa”. Also accorded the status of the seventh wonder of the world because of the annual wildebeest migration, where over 2 millions of wildebeest cross from Serengeti to the Mara. Besides these the reserve boasts of the ”big five” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion & leopard) plus plenty of plain wild animals that include zebra, giraffe, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson’s gazelle, hyenas, cheetah, jackal, bat-eared foxes and birdlife. No wonder it is the shooting sight for BBC Big Cat Diary every year.
Mara Sentrim Lodge – http://www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-mara-lodges-in-mara
Meals HB: Lunch & Dinner.
Driving distance / time Nakuru / Maasai – 350KM / 5 hrs.
After breakfast enjoy full day in Masai Mara with scheduled morning and evening game.
Maasai Mara is a magnificent landscape of open plains bisected by the Mara River and its tributaries, and punctuated by marshes and forests. Certainly the most frequented game reserve in Kenya, this 650 sq kilometer reserve supports the highest density of game to be seen anywhere.
During the seasonal migrations, Maasai Mara is home to up to a million wildebeest and an equally impressive number of zebras that move into the area from neighboring Serengeti National Park, in Tanzania. The reserve is home to all the “big five” and it is also possible to observe; baboon, eland, ostrich, bat-eared fox, jackal and cheetah. The rivers abound with hippos and crocodiles.
The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film and enjoy yourselves!
Accommodation: Mara Sentrim Lodge – http://www.sentrimhotels.net/index.php/sentrim-mara-lodges-in-mara
Meals FB: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Maasai / Nairobi
Depart Mara after early breakfast and drive back to Nairobi with a brief stop over at the Great Rift Valley Escarpment for sightseeing and photography en-route. Arrive Nairobi in the early afternoon hours where you will be dropped at your residence or Airport at the end of your safari.
Accommodation: Not Included
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- 3 Nights / 4 days accommodation as per the itinerary inclusive of Christmas supplement.
- Camp in the Game Reserves is booked on full board basis.
- Road transportation in custom made safari minivans with cool boxes for drinks & water.
- Professional trained driver guide throughout the safari.
- Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees.
- Unlimited drinking water throughout the safari.
- Visit to Masai Cultural Village in Masai Mara.
- Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program.
- Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities.
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