A safari to Masai Mara is arguably the best wildlife adventure experience in the world and this is certainly not an over statement. The reserve is home to some of the most diverse collection of animals, not just the ‘Big Five’ but also the ‘Big Nine’ most of which can be seen during a safari tour in Masai Mara. Though the wildebeest migration season from July to September is the highlight of the year, a Masai Mara safari is a rewarding experience all year round. The most popular mode of getting to Masai Mara is by road, typically starting and ending in Nairobi, with the choice of vehicle being a 4×4 Landcruiser Jeep or the less costly Safari Minibus (Tour Van). The trip from Nairobi to Masai Mara typically takes 5 to 6 hours depending on which Camp has been booked for your tour. The benefit of a safari by road is the typically lower tour cost as well as getting to see and experience more of the real Kenyan countryside. The downside is that stretches of road on the route are of below average condition.
7:30 AM (Flexible).
2:00 PM (Flexible).
Airport pick-ups and drop-offs
A private, well-versed tour guide, Kenyan and multi-lingual
Accomodation as outlined in the itinerary
All meals as indicated in the itinerary
Park entrance fees for non-residents
Drinking water (1 L per person per day).
International flight tickets and visa costs.
Tips, drinks, laundry, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
Credit Card Surcharge of 5 to 7% will apply or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 50.
Covid 19 Tests
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Your Driver guide shall pick you at your Hotel at 7:30 AM in the morning and after briefing embark on a safari to Masai Mara National Reserve via Nairobi – Nakuru Highway making a stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint where you will have your first encounter with Kenya’s beauty. Arrive at Masai Mara for lunch. The afternoon game drive at 3.30pm allows spotting of the magnificent wildlife in the park ranging from the Big Cats such as Lion, Leopard & Cheetah to Rhino, Elephant and Wildebeest. Return to your camp by 6.30pm to prepare for evening relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Day two at the Masai Mara affords you two options: (i) you can opt for an all-day game drive with picnic lunch or (ii) shorter game drives with returns to the hotel. For the elderly or families traveling with children, the latter is a better option.
If you book your trip between July and November, during the wildebeest migration, it is advisable to have an all-day game drive with picnic lunch carried in coolers. Typically, such lunch will be in the form of sandwiches, dry meats, fruits and drinks such as juice and water.
Our experienced driver will locate a strategic place, typically by the Mara River where you will have a front row seat to the most exhilarating game show on earth.
Thousands of wildebeest will try to cross the river into Kenya as crocodiles try to stop them. Hungry predators wait on the other side of the river giving you incredible moments that will seem unbelievable, no matter how many times you look at it.
You shall return to the camp/lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.
At the break of dawn you embark on your concluding safari game drive in Masai Mara, followed by a relaxed breakfast back at the camp/lodge, followed by an onward departure back to Nairobi by road. Arrive Nairobi by early afternoon [typically by 2.30pm]. Drop off at your hotel or free onward transfer to the airport for your flight home.