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MASAI MARA MIGRATION


Welcome to Kenya, a land with the most spectacular wildlife game reserves in the world. The Maasai Mara is widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve and this is where your journey begins.

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Masai Mara - The Masai Mara, arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve, lies in the Great Rift Valley and where the annual migration of around 1.5 million of wildebeest together with zebras and gazelles takes place. They come across the Mara River from northern Serengeti in Tanzania in search of fresh short grass. This migration is a never ending cycle through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The defining influence on the migration is the weather, so there is no telling exactly where the migration will be during the year, only best estimates can be made. Other wildlife in the Mara are impala, top, giraffe, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetah. You might even spot the elusive black rhino at a distance. Hippos are abundant in the Mara River together with the large crocodiles. If you are going to do a safari, this is one spectacle not to be missed.

Lake NakuruOn the floor of the Great Rift Valley, surrounded by wooded and bushy grassland, lies the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park which is ideal for bird watching, hiking, picnic and game drives. During you game drives in Lake Nakuru you will see hordes of baboons, hippos and perhaps a leopard as well. Other wildlife to be spotted are Rothschild’s giraffes, buffalo and zebras and rhinos too.

Day 1: Arrival – Nairobi

Jambo! Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by a representative from Rickshaw Travels who will greet you and assist with the transfer to your chosen hotel in Nairobi. 

Balance of day at leisure or you can choose to explore the hidden sights of Nairobi and visit the Karen Blixen Museum where Meryl Streep from Out Of Africa quoted the famous saying ‘I had a farm in Africa ….’ Alternatively, you can visit the Giraffe Centre and experience up close and personal how beautiful and majestically tall these creatures are. Another option in Nairobi is The Daphne Sheldrick Wildlife Trust which is open to the public from 11 am – 12 noon and in the evenings for those who have adopted an elephant, for a personal visit to see their orphaned elephant who is being hand reared to be released back into the wild. Other interesting places to visit are the Kazuri Beads factory where you can watch how single mothers make the world’s most beautiful beads.

Overnight: Hotel   Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2:  Nairobi  - Maasai Mara National Reserve (Approx. 4 - 5 hour drive)

After breakfast, your journey now takes you to the Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most famous wildlife reserve. The drive takes you down the Great Rift Valley offering great views over the wilderness and Mt Longonot.  Arrive in time for lunch followed by afternoon game viewing drive.

The Maasai Mara is arguably Kenya’s most popular game reserve. It is most famous and most visited game reserve in Kenya. The film “Out of Africa” was made to a great extend in this sanctuary. There is a profusion of all types of wildlife including the big five. A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebras, and the gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields from late June. The game reserve abounds with birdlife since close to about four hundred and fifty two odd species have been recorded. Return to your chosen Lodge/Camp to freshen up and enjoy dinner and overnight.

Overnight: Lodge/Camp  Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Today spend a full day in the Masai Mara (either two game drives or take an early breakfast and then go out for the day with picnic lunches. The choice is yours and the best solution will be discussed between yourself and your guide. Returning in the evening for dinner and overnight at your chosen property.

Overnight: Lodge/Camp  Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Your last full day is also spent in the Maasai Mara.  Depending on the experiences from the pervious days, the guides will decide together with you how best to enjoy this day. You could also consider doing optional activities not included, like a visit to a Maasai Boma or even a balloon safari.

Overnight: Lodge/Camp  Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi – Departure

After breakfast, bid farewell to the Maasai Mara with lunch boxes as you set on your journey back to Nairobi.  Drive back down the Great Rift Valley to Nairobi and drop off at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your departure flight back home.

Includes:

  • Accommodation in properties as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Ground transportation using safari mini van with exclusive use
  • Activities (if any) as outlined in detailed itinerary
  • Transfers as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, AI – All Inclusive)
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide
  • Meet and greet services
  • Park entry fees for the clients
  • Bottled water whilst on safari (2 x .5 litre bottles per person per day)

Excludes:

  • Personal expenses such as travel and medical insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including water, soft drinks luxury champagne, spirits or meals are not included in the itinerary
  • Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas
  • International + domestic Airfare 

 

 

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