3 Days Safari tour itinerary for Nairobi & Masai Mara: Watch The Great Wildebeest Migration
Come for the annual migration safari in the world-famous Mara of Kenya. As you are right in the middle of the park, you never know what’s around the corner. Just imagine, within 700 yards of the camp coming across a cheetah who decides she needs to use the Landrover as a spotting platform, jumps up first onto the bonnet then onto the roof.
Nairobi / Mara
Pick up from Nairobi at 6.00 am and head southward to the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley.
Continue to Narok, Maasai town then to Maasai Mara for lunch at the Mara Chui Camp and refreshing.
Go for an afternoon game after resting to go viewing the many animals that inhabit this unique park.
Return to camp for dinner and overnight campfire.
After breakfast leave the camp for a full day game drives in Maasai Mara; explore the parks, with an amazingly high concentration of wildlife. This game reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary including migrant’s wildebeest. Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here; Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, Elephants, Rhinos, Hyenas, Cheetahs, Jackals, Warthogs, Giraffes, Zebras, Antelopes and many different bird species. There is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribe’s men live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
Eat lunch served in the park.
Return to Mara Chui Camp for dinner and overnight.
Maasai Mara / Nairobi
Wake up to a lovely sunrise. Freshen up after breakfast.
Visit the Maasai cultural village.
Depart for Nairobi stopping sporadically for the breathtaking panoramic view of the rift valley and adjacent landforms.
End the tour in Nairobi in the afternoon with sweet memories.
Transport in comfortable overland truck + safari vans.
All park entry fees (residents only)
All camping fees
Full board accommodation offered in a semi-luxury large spacious tent, all en suite bathrooms with a hot and cold shower, flush toilet.
What to Carry:
Personal effects (wash kit, sun-screen, sleeping bag).
Small day pack (bag).
Camera, spare batteries and film.
A hat and shades to shield from the sun.
Cash for personal use.
Warm clothing for the evening.
Any other personal items you may deem necessary.
Some days we are out from dawn to dusk, with a buffet lunch somewhere in the middle of the plains under an acacia tree like our grandparents did in the years gone by. Other days we return to camp in the heat of the midday sun. During the morning, we stop for a well-earned break, tea, coffee, sandwiches and cake.We try very hard to get into camp just before last light but have to admit it doesn’t happen too often as invariably something exciting happens or there is just one more place we need to check on the way back.
It is difficult to give a day by day account as it depends entirely on the game. However, we will have been tracking events for some time so we will have an extremely good idea of what’s where. But as we all know animals can be so unpredictable and that’s the fascination of wildlife. So, even if we have made a rough plan it often happens, and in many cases virtually straight away, that circumstances change our mind and we’re off in a different direction to enjoy another wildlife happening.
Why don’t you read the diary entries, A Day in the Mara and A day following the Migration as they give a personal view of events which probably summarise a good day, and we have very many of them.
We are not sure what else we can say except that no two days are the same. Concentrating on the whole Mara does mean the days are varied. We may choose to stake out a potential river crossing with huge herds of wildebeest banking up giving us a chance to concentrate on the action. After all, that is exactly how the professionals get results. One thing is for sure you will never be bored but tired, yes!
Days in the Mara merge into one another. The routine is the same - up early, a light breakfast and out just before first light. As you are right in the middle of the park you never know what’s around the corner. Just imagine, within 700 yards of the camp coming across Kike (a cheetah) who decides she needs to use the Landrover as a spotting platform, jumps up first onto the bonnet then onto the roof. It is exciting but also scary even for the experienced. What a start to the day!
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