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Close encounter with wildlife
All necessary equipment included
Excellent value for money
Day 1 : Nairobi - Masai Mara (L, D) Pick up from your place in Nairobi at 08:00am (you are briefed on your exact pick up time once you confirm where you are staying in the city) then be transferred to meet the group and later depart to Masai Mara Game Reserve at 8:30am via the view-point of the western Great Rift Valley. On your way you will get a chance to spot Mt. Longonot, which used to be active but now is dormant. Your lunch is served at Narok town at 12pm. Your journey deepens into the Masai plains, arriving at around 3pm for check-in at the tented camp / lodge. You will start the first introduction game drive in the afternoon tracking various animal species and birds which inhabit here. Your guide will spot wildlife and give you a close up look and details of their behavior and way of life. Back to the camp / lodge at 06:30pm. Hot shower, dinner and overnight at the tented camp / lodge.
Accommodation based on tour option chosen at time of booking.Accommodation in Masai Mara is either big tents or lodge-rooms which have a bed, toilet, and mosquito nets inside. No need to bring a sleeping bag as all linen is provided.
Day 2 : Masai Mara (B, L, D) Your day starts with the breakfast at the camp / lodge and by 8am you'll leave with picnic lunches for extensive game drive. Today you will see all the Big 5 (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant). The landscape here is scenic savannah grassland on rolling hills. The reserve is the best park for game in Kenya as it has an extensive road and track network which allows for close range viewing and photography. A game drive to Mara river which is point of Migration and point to spot the crocodiles and hippopotamus is always emphasized by our guides. Break for your picnic lunch after viewing the hippos and crocodiles at 1pm. Game drive will continue till 4pm, get out of the park for 2 hours optional activities such as a visit to Maasai Village. Note gratuities are given to the Maasai when you visit their village. Hot shower, dinner and overnight at the tented camp / lodge
Accommodation based on tour option chosen at time of booking. Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi (B) Early morning pre-breakfast game drive to track the wildcats as they hunt and kill very early in the morning. You have great chances to view lions, cheetahs and leopards at this time of the morning. If you are lucky you will witness a hunt and a kill. At 9:00am back to the camp for full breakfast, later depart the Mara region for Nairobi with a short stop at the store where you can buy some souvenirs to remind you of a great holiday in the Mara. You will arrive to Nairobi at around 4pm where you can be dropped off at your hotel / accommodation in Nairobi
Pick up and drop off at your hotel / accommodation in Nairobi
Transport in a safari-modified minivan, pop-up roof, fully equipped, each person near the window
1 liter of mineral water per person per day in a vehicle
Professional english-speaking driver, guide
National Park entrance fees and taxes
All safari game-drives as per itinerary
2-night accommodation in a lodge-room or tent. The tents are big enough with beds, linens and shower inside
Meals (B=breakfast, L=lunch or lunch-box, D=dinner)
Air rescue by AMREF
Alcohol drinks, beverages (available to purchase)
Cultural visits to Maasai villages (15 USD p/p)
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Children must be accompanied by an adult
It is recommended that you arrive at least the day before departure to overcome any jet-lag and acclimate to Africa
Airport pickup is free of charge in case that your arrival is on the date when the tour departs. If you arrive to Nairobi in advance then the transfer from NBO airport to your accommodation in Nairobi requires 20 USD extra
You will be joined to the small group (maximum 6 pax) with departure at 8:30am
If your arrival to NBO airport is on the date when the tour departs, you have booked this tour but the flight was delayed with arrival later than 7:00am, you will join the group the next day.
Your place in Nairobi
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.