3 Days 2 Nights
Maasai Mara National Reserve located in the southwest of Kenya is a vast scenic expanse of gently rolling African savannah plains measuring 1510 square kilometers in area and bordering the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the south. Maasai Mara is a unique wildlife conservation haven, famous for its spectacular natural diversity of wildlife and happens to be a premier Kenya Safari location in East Africa, offering visitors many reasons to visit this animal paradise. Large numbers of Lions, Cheetah, elephants, Rhino, African Buffalo, Wildebeest, Giraffe, Zebra, and many more animals are found in the park in their natural habitat, unconfined and free to roam the vast wilderness stretching for miles on end.
It is no surprise then that tourists from the world over travel here not least because the reserve has been voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Regarding the origin of the name, the word ‘Maasai’ comes from the Maasai tribe, nomadic inhabitants of the area and the word ‘Mara’ is their word for ‘spotted’, referring to the ubiquitous flat-topped acacia trees, shrubs, and bushes that dot the landscape across most of the reserve.
Pick up after breakfast from your hotel at 0730hrs. Proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve with the first stopover at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley which is about 45 min from the city center. The stop normally takes about 10-15 min. head to Narok town for lunch. After lunch, you will have another 2-3 hours drive on a bumpy road leading to the famous Masai Mara which has become the most visited park in Kenya. Arrive early afternoon and you will be received by our attendants for the checking-in process. Thereafter proceed for a late afternoon game drive in this park, which is essentially the northern extension of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park as an artificial border only separates the two. Dinner and overnight will be at the Mara camp or Lodge depending on your accommodation choice.
On this day wake call as early as 0600am, then proceed to Breakfast. After breakfast, we proceed for the whole day's game drive. You will start spotting animals at a very close distance and we advise our guests to have all their cameras ready as the animals are in their natural habitats and actions takes place without notice. The Masai Mara is famous for its lions, elephants, leopard, rhino, and buffalo that make the 'big five' though luck is essential for spotting the other two, which are rather shy and elusive. The park's animal concentration and abundance are second to none. After exploring the park you will proceed to the Mara River where the great Migration of the wildebeest takes place every year, lunch will be served here and our guests are advised not to feed the monkeys which will try to snatch some of your fruits which is common here. You will be able to see the hippo pool where with luck you may spot crocodiles basking on the rocks. Numerous plains game including antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, Masai giraffe can be seen, and scavengers like hyena and vulture. After lunch, we proceed for another game drive as you return to the camp at around 1830hrs. Overnight in the same Camp or Lodge
On this day you will have a wake-up call at 0600am and have just a cup of hot coffee and then proceed for the early morning game drive, this early morning game drive will give you an opportunity to see the early morning hunt and the Big five making kills. Then return to the camp for the main breakfast as you prepare to check out the Park. On this morning you will also have an opportunity to visit the Masai Village and be entertained by the Masai Dance, you will also have an opportunity to buy curios and other items from the village at a reduced cost. Then leave Mara and head to Nairobi but stop at Narok for lunch,after lunch proceed to Nairobi arriving late afternoon with a drop off to your hotel.