DAY 1:-NAIROBI-MASAI MARA -285 Km/ 5½ -6 hrs

7.30 am- Pick up from the hotel of residence or airport, briefed on your safari and proceed to Masai Mara making a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley View Point for photos…

Descending t the Great Rift Valley floor, we reach arguably Kenya’s most celebrated natural attraction-The Masai Mara game reserve. A 1,500 sq. km slab of open Savannah dotted with acacia trees-the Kenyan section of the wildly beautiful Serengeti plains, teems with wildlife. Being in the Mara has been described by some authorities as ‘’ being in the New York of the natural world’’

You will spend the next 02 nights here to explore.

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe,
wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

The endless plains of East Africa are the setting of the World’s greatest spectacle-the pounding of over 6 million hooves! From the vast Serengeti plains to the Champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara. Over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thompson gazelles and some 200,000 zebras relentlessly tracked by Africa’s greatest predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of green pastures.
This continual perilous trek in search of nature’s big green carpet involves no beginning or end to a wildebeest journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a continual search of food, water and pasture. The only beginning is at birth.

An estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year-usually between late January and Mid March. As for when to see this annual event, consider December to March (Serengeti) and July to October (Masai Mara)

The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.

Arrival will be in time for lunch (or we may have lunch at Narok to arrive in time for a game drive)  followed an early evening game drive in the Masai Mara from 1600hrs. Dinner and overnight at a camp | lodge -(Meals: L, D)

DAY 2: – MARA:

Optional Balloon Safari ($ 475 pp- bookable before departure) pick up from camp/lodge at 4:30am depending on location,

Morning and afternoon game drive/ full day game drive with picnic lunches, explore the reserves’ amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Dinner and overnight at the Camp|Lodge -(Meals: B, L, D)

 

DAY 3:-MARA- NAIROBI: 285km/ 5-6hrs

 

After breakfast depart for Nairobi with a brief stop at Narok town / en route for lunch. Proceed to Nairobi arriving at around 1500hrs, drop off at the residence. Meal Plan: (B, L)

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Legend: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D –Dinner

 

What is included:-

 

-Park entrance fees into the game reserve

-The services of our knowledgeable English speaking driver / guide

-Meals and game drives as per itinerary

-Safari transport by 4 x 4 safari van (7-8 seat) with a roof hatch that ‘pops up’ to enable easy viewing and photography.

-Accommodation at the specified lodges in one double/twin room/camp.

– Guaranteed window seat

02Nights on full board while on safari

-Game drives as per safari program

– Bottled mineral water for the safari

-Extra lunch on last day

 

Not included in the cost:-

 

-Soft drinks, juices, alcoholic and other beverages taken with lunch and dinner

-The optional visit to tribal villages e.g. visit to a Maasai $ PP, Balloon safari in the Mara $ 475 pp-bookable before departure.

-Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary,

-Travel/flying doctors rescue services.

-Items of a personal nature e.g. laundry, tips and Guide/porter gratitude

Kindly note:Jan- March, July-Oct & Dec are peak seasons and we need to secure rooms in good time by way of a deposit / 30% of the total tour cost as a commitment upon confirmation. Rates are subject to change. All timings and distances are guidelines only. Rooms will be based on per person sharing twins /doubles or Triples. We reserve the right to use alternative accommodation of same standards subject to availability at the time of booking  Please visit our Booking Terms & Conditions online www.tropicalvacationsinc.com