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Masai Mara National Park

Covering 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.

Distance from Nairobi to Mara – 260KMS

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

Depart Nairobi for Masai Mara.

Pass 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.

The 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.

The 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.

The 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/ similar.

Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve

Enjoy 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 place.

Months 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.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara lodge/ similar.

Day 3: Masai Mara - Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, do a game drive as you proceed to Lake Nakuru arriving in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Flamingo Lodge/ similar.

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Amboseli National Park

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.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge / similar.

Day 5: Full day at Amboseli National park

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.

Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge/ similar

Day 6: Amboseli National Park - Nairobi

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 – US$216

  • Minimum two people for safari to start.




Tour inclusion

Airport pick up/drop off.

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary

Services of a driver/guide

Park Fees

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.

Tour Exclusions


Items of personal nature

Medical insurance

All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)

Any other item not specified above.

Please note:

  • * SRS stands for Single Room Supplement
  • * Child refers to any child between ages (3-12)
  • * Child rate is 50% of adult rate.


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