Nairobi to Masai Mara
Early morning pick up from Airport, Residence or hotel and start drive to The Maasai Mara National Reserve. Masai Mara game reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya’s most favored game-viewing areas. It is the Africa of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills The grassy plains and regular rainfall supports a huge population of herbivores, in turn attracting many predators. All three big cats are relatively easy to see. The Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of wildebeest, zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge. Note: You can book an optional hot-air balloon flight over the savannah; it is a pre-dawn start and you are rewarded with a well-deserved champagne breakfast. Overnight at tented camp or lodge
Masai Mara Full Day
After breakfast, we have a full day game drive, with packed lunch provided and hopes for seeing a phenomenal river crossing. The quintessential Masai Mara safari is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, black-maned lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino hide in the dense thickets and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one's vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get a better view of prospective prey. The park is also home to over 470 bird species. Among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller. At midday, your guide will set out a delicious picnic lunch in a shady and safe spot before continuing in the afternoon. Note: The day is yours to pace as you want. Should you want your day with morning and afternoon game drives only, your guide is available to make that happen as well. Overnight at tented camp or lodge
Masai Mara - Full Day
The search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during our extensive migration game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees. Overnight at tented camp or lodge.
Masai Mara - Nairobi
We wake up early for a sunrise game viewing drive. We will then drive back to our tented camp or lodge for breakfast and later depart the Masai Mara National Reserve for Nairobi with stop over lunch. Your guide should have you back to your hotel, residence or the airport in the late afternoon. Thank you for choosing to travel with us. Kwaheri! (Bye)