Masai Mara is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya, with its open rolling grasslands and abundance of wildlife renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well as an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in July/August the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Meet and greet at the hotel by our representative for safari briefing, later depart to Masai Mara, you will travel along the Rift Valley and ascend its western rim into the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Known as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals between July and October. There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar (BLD) or similar
Spend the entire day in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant. You can opt to go out with picnic lunch boxes to spend most of the day in the park coming back to the camp late afternoon, or you will have an early morning pre-breakfast game drive, and another one late afternoon. There will also be an optional visit to a local Maasai village. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge (BLD) or similar
An optional hot air balloon safari over the Maasai Mara is available on request and at an additional cost. This excursion will be in lieu of your morning game drive. Advance Reservation is suggested.
Depart from the lodge every early in the morning with packed breakfast, and drive to Nairobi. Arrival at the airport in good time to connect your outbound flight.