MAASAI MARA OVERVIEW
The costs below include transport in an open roof tour van from Nairobi, accommodation in hotel of your choice, meals on full board and comprehensive game drives with a professional tour guide.
Option I: Budget tented camp – Lechanda Tourist Camp, Mara Sidai Camp
Accommodation: Tented Camp -1 star(self contained tents with beds, hot shower and flushing toilets inside the tent
Option II: Medium tented camp – Olmoran Tented Camp
Accommodation: Mara medium tented camp – 3 star –more spacious and better than budget Self contained.
Option III: Luxury- 5 star Lodge – Mara Sopa Lodge
Accommodation: Luxurious lodges on the top of the hill overlooking the park. 5 star
Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of lions, the Great Wildebeest Migration where over 1 million wildebeest and Zebras follow an annual migratory route from and to Serengeti to Maasai Mara and the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and Riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. It’s about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where over Two Million Wildebeest, Zebra and Thompsons Gazelle migrate annually. Its hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. This is considered the 7th wonder of the new world.
THE TRIP ITINERARY
DAY 1: NAIROBI / MASAI MARA
Depart Nairobi between 700 hrs -08:00 hrs and drive south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arriving Mara in the afternoon for Lunch and then evening game drive at 4p.m. Return for dinner and overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
DAY 2: MASAI MARA
After breakfast leave for full day game drive to a home to over 3million large mammals. Our game drive takes us to searching the animals which include Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino, Hyena, Cheetah, Jackal, warthog, giraffe, zebra, antelope and many different bird species. Picnic lunch will be served at Mara River as you watch out for the migration. Dinner & overnight at the Camp/Lodge.
DAY 3: MASAI MARA / NAIROBI
Early morning gamedrive as you search for the Cats hunting and back for breakfast. After breakfast leave camp/lodge with game viewing enroute for your return journey to Nairobi. You will stop over in Narok town for lunch at own cost then proceed with the journey arriving Nairobi around 5p.m
WHATS INCLUDED IN THE COST ABOVE
Transport in 6-8 seater luxury open roof tourvans
2 nights’ accommodation in preferred camp / lodge
All meals for the 3 days
Comprehensive game drives for the 3 days
Services of professional tour guide driver
Pick up & drop off within some places in Nairobi
Entry fees of the driver/guide and the vehicle
WHATS EXCLUDED IN THE COST
1. Park entry fees at Mara gate is Non Residents -$80 per person night Totaling to $ 160 for 2 nights, Residents Kshs 2,000 per person two nights.
NB: Kindly remember to tip tour-guide drivers.
2. Lunch on way back