9 Days Maasai Mara Migration Safari
Places of Interest: Maasai Mara
What you are likely to see: The big five, plains game and different bird species, annual wildebeest migration, 3 of the big cats e.t.c
Activities: Game viewing drives, photography, visit to Maasai villages for culture, hot air balloon safari
Mode of transport: Game drives in private safari minibus
Accommodation: 9 nights in lodges located inside the park inclusive of all meals
Summary of Attractions:
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift
Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and human disruption is usually minimal.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara
Meet and greet at your preferred location within Nairobi by our Representatives in the morning at 8.00am and receive a briefing about the tour. After the briefing, depart to the Mara Reserve, driving through beautifully farmed agricultural lands and the Great Rift Valley. You will also stop shortly at the escarpments view point and other places of interest taking photographs as you are driven leisurely to the Maasai Mara. You will arrive at the Mara in the evening having taken lunch by the shores of Lake Naivasha en - route. Along the routecolorfully decorated Maasai tribesmen. You may occasionally see them criss crossing the park as they go about their daily activities completely unbothered by the wild animals which roam in the bushes.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 2 - Day 6: Maasai Mara
Spend these wonderful days photographying and viewing wildlife within the extensive Mara Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives and some days with full day game drives. Optional activities available include a visit to the Maasai villages and a hot air balloon ride above the spectacular Mara giving you the option to take aireal photographs.
All meals and overnight at Mara Simba Lodge
Day 7: Maasai Mara – Nakuru
Morning departure back to Lake Nakuru with lunch en route arriving in the mid afternoon. Game drives on arrival with dinner and overnight stay at the lodge
Day 8: Lake Nakuru National Park
Full day taking photographs around this exclusive Great Rift Valley Lake.
Morning at leisure and in the afternoon you will be transferred to Nairobi which will be reached in the evening.
End of Service
The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group
- All park entrance fees and game drives
- Full board accommodation in a lodge as specified
- Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver/guide
- All airport transfers
- Flying doctors evacuation insurance
- Transport in a private safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
- Applicable government taxes
- Optional activities like cultural visits, balloon safaris, guided nature walks, e.t.c
- Extras at the lodge i.e. beverages and drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International or local flight fees and departure taxes
- Personal travel insurance including loss or damage of luggage
- Any other item not included in itinerary