3 Days Safari tour itinerary for Masai Mara: Experience Safari In The Mara - Small Group Camping Tour
Relive the documentaries like Big Cats Series which include Big Cats Diary, Big Cats Live and Big Cats Week, ‘Out of Africa’ among many more shot in the cradle of mankind, Masai Mara Game Reserve. Home of the Big 5, one will also find zebra, giraffe, gazelle, topi, monkeys, elephants, and buffalo, along with abundant bird-life.
Nairobi to Masai Mara
Departing from the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
Drive down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley.
Arrive at luxury tented camp near Masai Mara in time for lunch.
Take first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa's top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal. It is quintessential African savannah country, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Returning from our first foray into Masai Mara, we have dinner at camp and relax under the stars, falling asleep to sounds of the bush.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
The next day is spent game viewing in Kenya's finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Our morning and afternoon game drives will take us in search of Africa's 'Big Five' and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunsets well-worth capturing on camera.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara, you will see frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat-eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, and wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras, and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking in the sun after a heavy meal or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot but reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is, without doubt, the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener grass before turning south again in October.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost.
Masai Mara to Nairobi
Depart from safari camp and take a morning game drive through the Masai Mara Reserve on day three.
Return to bustling Nairobi by afternoon, arriving at about 15:00 pm.
This unforgettable Masai Mara camping dafari ends upon return in Nairobi.
Transport in custom-made micro-bus with a pop-up roof (guaranteed a window seat).
Services of a professional English speaking guide.
Game drives as per the itinerary.
Game park entry fees.
Accommodation in self-contained tents fitted with camping beds (linen provided).
Three meals per day on safari.
1 Litre of mineral water per person per day.
Drinks and tips.
Maasai Cultural visits.
Accommodation in Nairobi (pre- and post-tour).
Masai Mara Tour Accommodation
Accommodation on this tour is at a luxury tented camp in a 30-acre private conservancy near Masai Mara Game Reserve. The camp is set on the banks of the Oloirigynyisho River, drawing elephants, wildebeest, zebra and other animals, which are regularly sighted. The tented camp overlooks the Oloolotikoshi Hills and is 2.5 km from the Ololaimutia gate of Masai Mara.
We stay in permanent, walk-in tents with beds. All tents have en-suite bathrooms, with flush toilets, washbasins and hot showers, and are fitted with mosquito nets. The luxury tents are tastefully decorated in rustic style, with linen provided. Each luxury tent has its own veranda where guests can sit back and enjoy the views.
Facilities include bar and lounge areas, a shop stocked with local crafts, and a spacious restaurant designed in the style of a traditional hut.
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