3 DAYS MASAI MARA GROUP JOINING SAFARI ITINERARY/PROGRAM
We have daily departures throughout the year to Maasai Mara with small groups 6-8 pax in an 8 seater tour van.This is ideal for sole travelers or small or large groups since this makes the cost more favourable and you make new friends along the way as you adventure the safari.We may also customize for you to have the van on your own.
Accomodation options maybe as follows:
Option 1 :Budget tented camp-1 star-Lenchada Tourist camp,Mara sidai camp
-These are self contained tents with beds, hot showers and flushing toilets inside the tents
Option 2:Midrange tented camp-3 star-Olmoran tented camp
This is an exclusive tented camp with more spacious rooms
Option 3:luxury-5 star-Mara Sopa Lodge
A Luxury lodge Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills
ABOUT MASAI MARA
Masai Mara Game Reserve, with its rolling hills, dense riverine forests, hills and a high, flat-topped escarpment that forms its western boundary, this wildlife conservation area takes up an area of 1,510sq.kms in south western Kenya and shares an international border with Tanzania’s fabled Serengeti National Park. It is owned and managed by the Maasai people who, because of their traditional respect for wildlife during the course of hundreds of years of their continued co-existence, they have ensured that the wildlife splendour of the Maasai Mara exists today.
While this reserve is home to over 410 species of birds and 60 species of raptors, it is also one of the world’s finest game viewing destinations. This is because it plays host to an abundance of every form of wildlife possible except for those few species which can only be seen north of the Equator.
Not only this, but the reserve is also world famous for its annual migration of literally millions of wildebeest – not to mention tens of thousands of zebras and gazelles – when they annually migrate north from the Serengeti, usually between July/early August to October, to find food. To access the reserve’s lush grazing they first have to cross the Mara River with its battalions of enormous and hungry crocodiles and, if you are lucky enough to watch one of these crossings, it is an event you will never forget.
ITINERARY FOR THE 3 DAYS GROUP JOINING SAFARI
Day 1: Nairobi/ Masai Mara
0800hrs Depart Nairobi for a journey south along the floor of the great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway’s country ‘’Serengeti plans’’ Lunch at Narok. Afternoon enjoy a game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early morning balloon safari is available as an option at USD 450 per person. The Balloon launches at 0600hrs and takes one hour. On landing you will be welcomed with a champagne bush breakfast.
Full day game viewing whereby you leave the camp/lodge after breakfast with picnic lunch.
The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of the Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colorful Maasai 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. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge
Day 3: Mara – Nairobi
Early morning game drive or game drive after breakfast as you leave. Depart for Nairobi. A stopover is provided at Narok Town to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts. Lunch at Narok. On arrival in Nairobi drop off at the airport for onward flight.
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The above rates include:
Accommodation on full board basis at the camp/lodge
Transport in a shared 8 seater safari van with pop up roof
Services of a professional English speaking driver guide
Drop off at a central point in Nairobi
Not included in the cost:
Park entry fees to Mara gate-80$ per person per night hence total for two nights 160$-for Non-residents,kshs 2000/=per person for two nights-for residents
Tips to driver/guides/porters
Visit to Masai Village
Lunch on the last day