MASAI MARA MIGRATION  SAFARIS

Famous around the world for its exceptional, abundant wildlife, the Maasai Mara National Reserve has become known as the seventh Wonder of the World.   Offering superb plains scenery, unmatched safari experience and diverse wildlife, the Maasai Mara is definitely a centerpiece of Kenya’s safari experience.

Apart from being home to the famous Big Five, over 100 mammal species and over 450 bird species live within the reserve among other wildlife, including the zebra, gazelle, antelope, ostrich, giraffe, cheetah, hyena and many more.  The Mara also hosts one of nature’s greatest spectacles –

THE GREAT MIGRATION.

It is the largest animal migration in the world and a unique cycle of nature that replenishes the grasslands of East Africa. Watch in awe one of the world’s most dramatic survival stories as herds of wildebeests make their way from Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River in search of water and grass. The Wildebeest have to cross the Mara River to continue their journey southwards back to the Serengeti.  As herds gather on the banks of the river, the pressure of numbers grow and grow. Suddenly, amidst the thundering of hooves, dust, primal grunting and manic jostling for position, the pressure becomes too much.  A frantic leap, a slip, a slide, or a wild dive. And crossing the Mara River begins.

Survival of the fittest.

It’s murderous mayhem because crocodiles know about the migration too! They look forward to it. And guess where they are? They’re cruising in the river, or waiting on the banks to capture the wildebeests. In their desperate attempts to swim to the other bank, many animals drown, are swept downstream or get eaten by crocodiles. It’s a gloriously vicious spectacle.

 

While in the Mara, enjoy other activities such as bush breakfasts, sundowners, walking and horseback riding safaris and visits to Maasai villages to gain an insight into the culture and traditions of the local communities.

 

3 DAYS MASAI MARA MIGRATION SAFARI

Safari Highlights : Masai Mara game reserve supports the largest diversity of species in Africa with close visit to homeland of the Masai people, a proud cattle-herding tribe. This is where the sight of a predator in action can never be forgotten. Masai Mara has one of the largest densities of lion in the world and is no wonder this is the home of the BBC wildlife channels Big Cat Diary. You can easily spot Lions, Leopards, Elephant, Cheetahs, Buffalo and numerous other wild animals in their natural habitat as they have existed over the centuries on your safari trail.

Kenya
Start Nairobi (Day 1)
Day 1-2 Masai Mara NR
End Nairobi (City) (Day 3

Day 1 Nairobi – Maasai Mara

Day 2 Full day game drive at Masai Mara

Full day game viewing drives in this vast, open grasslands of the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem and home to over 3 million large mammals. Sunrise and sundowner provides the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give your photographs the clarity of the actual African Savannah. Morning game viewing includes drive to the Mara River where  the famous migration of wildebeest takes place there are also hippos and crocodiles.

The Mara is the land of African legend; Lions are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetahs and leopards are also regularly seen, and less commonly the rhino. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, is found in the reserve.

Optional visit to Masai Village for a cultural tour can be arranged – $20 per person. Also optional Hot air balloon ride can be arranged this morning, then proceed with your game drive – $450 per person. 

Early morning game drive, this gives you a chance to see the beautiful sun-set at plains of masai mara. Return to the camp for a full break-fast then check-out and proceed to Nairobi. Stop over at Narok for lunch. Arrive at Nairobi at late afternoon. Drop-off at your hotel or Airport.

End of 3 DAYS MASAI MARA MIGRATION SAFARI

 

No. Of Pax
Price (US$) per Person
02 – Private
450
04 – Group Sharing
350
06 – Group Sharing
320

INCLUSIVES IN THE ABOVE PRICES

Shared transport by safari minivan while on safari
Full board accommodation in permanent tents (option for luxury lodge/tented camp available)
3 Meals per day while on safari- vegetarian & non vegetarian

Park fees

English speaking professional driver guides

Excluded: items of personal nature such as phone calls, faxes, meals not specified, bottled drinking water, gratuities/tips to driver guide, sodas and alcoholic drinks.

Accommodation: Budget camp

NB// Accommodation in other lodges and Luxury tented camps is also available on request.