Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.
There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.
Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
3 Days 2 Nights Masai Mara Safari
Summary of the safari
This is a private Safari which starts off with a journey to the beautiful Masai Mara via the Great Rift Valley which offers spectacular views. On arrival at the Masai Mara Park you will spend your time in search of the wildlife that makes this one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. The Masai Mara is especially famous for its large cat population and also the fact that it plays an integral role in the Wildebeest Migration, a wildlife spectacular like none other on earth.
The scenic and wildlife adventure of this short Masai Mara Camping Safari ends back in Nairobi on the last day.
Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara – Kenya
Pick up from your Nairobi hotel and drive to Masai Mara .Brief stop at the The great rift valley view point.Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch.After lunch take your first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations. The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya. One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Returning from your first foray into Masai Mara we have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.
Meals and overnight at Sentrim Mara
Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya
The next day is spent game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve.
Your morning and afternoon game drives take you in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunsets well-worth capturing on camera.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener grass before turning south again in October.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife. These Masai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost $ 450 per person
Meals and overnight at Sentrim Mara
Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
You depart from your safari camp on day 3 and return to bustling Nairobi, arriving in the afternoon. This unforgettable 3-Day Masai Mara Safari ends upon arrival back in Nairobi.
Cost of two persons sharing is:
Low season April to June & Nov cost $1460
High season Jan to March Cost $1560
Peak season July to October cost $1810
Ask for quote if more than 2 persons
Optional Extras and Excursions
Balloon Safaris at $450 per person
Full board accommodation
1 double room
Scheduled Game drives
Vehicle Park entry fees
Safari van with pop up roof
Service of an English speaking tour guide
Bottles of water during the safari
Expenses of personal nature
Soft and alcoholic drinks