Spectacular Mara by Road Safari
Spectacular Mara by Road Safari it is here that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place -The great annual Savannah Migration! Millions of wildebeest and zebras migrating from the Serengeti to the Mara in search of water and pasture. Trailing on their heels, the predators of the Savannah- lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas and vultures.
Away from the migration, the Mara also 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 the Big Five- lion, rhino, buffalo, leopard, and elephant, not to mention numerous plains animals. The famous Masai tribesmen also live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
Tour Starts From: Nairobi, Kenya
Tour Length: 02 Nights
Day 1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA
0700 hrs -Drive via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch. Along the way we will have a distant view of Mt. Longonot, Mt. Margaret and Mt. Suswa.
1600 hrs -An afternoon game drive till dusk.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife and the world’s most famous safari destination, located in Kenya. The Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest migration – 8th wonder of the world – , roaming lions and of course the hospitable Maasai people. The 1,510 sq km reserve has a habitat ranging from riverine forests to grasslands doted with acacia tree famed for being leopard resting points.
The Mara is part of the ecosystem that includes the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania. The wildlife variety is truly overwhelming: Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, black rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, fox, jackals, impalla and hippopotami in addition to the abundant bird species.
The 8th wonder of the world occurs annually in the Mara – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, Thomson Gazelles and zebra from the Tanzanian Serengeti in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the Savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
If photography is your prime interest then an extension of your safari will mostly reward your quest for the perfect wildlife shot. So captivating is the natural beauty of the savanna, scrubs, tree and cloud shadows not forgetting the Mara River and a myriad of seasonal rivelets some hosting the Nile crocodiles and the hippopotami. If you are lucky you can spot an endangered black rhino. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve in the surrounding local ranches! Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar.
Day 2: MASAI MARA
0630 hrs -Early morning game drive in the Mara. Later, return to the lodge for breakfast.
Spend the rest of the morning at leisure.
1600 hrs -After lunch at the lodge, proceed for an afternoon game drive till dusk.
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Similar
Day 3: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
0630 hrs -Early morning game drive in the Mara. Or OPTIONAL AT AN EXTRA COST – Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon provided at an extra cost.
The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild! viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience. After breakfast return to Nairobi arriving around 1300 hrs.
Note: The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons. Six persons may enjoy up to 10% saving on the per person rate!
- Local tourist taxes
- Binoculars for game drive viewing
- Bottled Water at all times while on safari
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated
- All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )
- Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari
- Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
- Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional
- Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
- Balloon Flight Trip over the Serengeti or Maasai Mara
- Optional Night Game Drives or any tour mentioned as Optional Tours
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.