an area of over 1,500 square km, the Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the
most popular tourism destinations in Kenya. The reserve is located in the Great
Rift Valley in primarily open grassland. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated
on the reserve’s western escarpment.
The swampy land provides more access to water and less access to tourists. The eastern end is closest to Nairobi and hence easier to access by tourists. The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.
There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds’ species recorded on the reserve. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). Other game include hippopotami, cheetah, Grant’s gazelle, impala, topi, Coke’s hartebeest, giraffe, Roan antelope and the nocturnal bat-eared fox. However wildebeest are by far the dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara.
Nairobi to Mara – 260KMS
Nairobi for Masai Mara.
through the lower scenic Mau escarpment road into the Rift Valley to the 1500
square, kilometer Masai Mara National Reserve to arrive in time for lunch.
afternoon is spent on a game drive. Lion making a kill might be witnessed in
the late afternoon or a leopard in a tree enjoying the meal he has dragged up
to avoid disturbance and detection. This reserve has hilly savanna, rolling
grasslands, gallery forest on the Mara River and its tributaries. The ‘big
five’ are positively represented here.
large predators are the lion, leopard and cheetah. The smaller predators are
the hyena and jackal. The large herbivores are the elephant, rhino, Burch ell’s
zebra, hippo, buffalo and giraffe.
smaller herbivores are the antelope and bucks. The Maasai ostrich, the world’s
largest bird is found in the park
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara lodge/
full day in an early morning and evening game viewing and exploring this part
of the Northern Serengeti Ecosystem where the great wildebeest migration takes
before the actual migration the herds ‘assemble’ in Serengeti in readiness for
the crossing into Masai Mara. The plain is literally covered with these
animals. Grunts and other animal sounds are heard, and territorial fights are
commonplace. The migration, now declared the Seventh Wonder of the World takes
place from end June to beginning September.
and overnight at Ashnil Mara lodge/ similar.
After breakfast, do a game drive as you proceed to Lake
Nakuru arriving in the late afternoon.
and overnight at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge/ similar.
After early morning breakfast proceed for an extensive
morning game drive in lake Nakuru national park known for its millions of
flamingoes and other water birds, the only park in Kenya where you will be able
to see rhinos in black and white after which you will then leave for the
Amboseli National park with picnic lunch en route.
and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge / similar.
Whole day spent at the national park after
breakfast you will have a morning game drive to view the wildlife as they feed
in the morning and hide from the scotching sun around midday. You will then
return to the lodge for lunch and later will have some leisure time enjoying
the lodge facilities. In the evening you will embark on another game drive. You
will then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge/ similar
After breakfast drive to Nairobi and drop
off pick up point.
End of Service
Cost per person sharing
in a double = US$1,635*
Single room supplement –
Airport pick up/drop off.
Accommodation and meals as per
Game drives as mentioned in the
Services of a driver/guide
Allowances for a driver/guide
Transportation by a 4wd vehicle
with pop up roof for game viewing
1 bottles drinking water per
game drive while in tour van.
Items of personal nature
All expenses of personal nature
(e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
Any other item not specified