The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 species of birds of prey. Between July and October, when the great wildebeest migration is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the sensation is unparalleled.
Attractions: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, situated in southwest Kenya and is part of the northern section of the Serengeti National Park. Famous for the abundance of the big cats, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah and the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress.
Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara
At 0800 hrs you will be picked up from your hotel and then transferred to Wilson Airport for your flight to Maasai Mara.
There are three departures from Wilson airport:
Departure at 1000 hrs that arrives in Maasai Mara at 1045 hrs.
Departure at 1300 hrs that arrives in Maasai Mara at 1345 hrs.
Departure at 1600 hrs that arrives in Maasai Mara at 1645 hrs.
On your arrival at the Maasai Mara air strip, you will be met by the camp transport, and then transferred to your camp or lodge while viewing game en- route. Lunch will be served at the camp, followed by a period of rest and relaxation until 1530hrs when you will proceed to undertake an afternoon game drive till dusk. Thereafter you will return to the camp/ lodge for dinner and proceed to spend the night.
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
At 0600hrs you will do an early morning game drive in the Mara and then return to the camp or lodge at 0830 hrs for breakfast.
Thereafter you will relax until the afternoon when lunch will be served. After lunch at 1530 hrs you will proceed for an afternoon game drive until dusk and then return to the camp/lodge for dinner and the night.
(NB: instead of an early morning game drive, you have an option to do a balloon flight which starts at 5 am in the morning – but this is an optional activity costing extra. Should you require a balloon flight, please let us know.)
Day 3: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
At 0600 hrs you will undertake an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the camp/lodge at 0830 hrs. At 1000 hrs you will transfer to the air strip again viewing game en-route. Flights depart the Maasai Mara at 1130 hrs arriving Nairobi at 1215 hrs.
Prices are provided as a guide only and may vary due to changes in taxes or charges or due to fluctuations in foreign exchange rates.
Transport based on a safari minibus with pop up roof for game viewing
Park entry fee
Accommodation and all meals as per the itinerary
Service of an English-speaking driver guide
Game drives as per the Itinerary
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
Flying doctor service
Tips to driver guides and porter.
Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc