5 DAY MAASAI MARA INDULGENCE( Budget)

TOUR SUMMARY;

This 5 day Maasai Mara Indulgence (budget) safari is an absolute Maasai Mara Adventure. Although 5 days are not enough to fully delve into this expanse, it is enough to show you why it is the best in all of Africa when it comes to wildlife. Masai Mara National Reserve is indeed one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.

The Maasai Mara goes beyond description since it is not just tourist attraction. It is the reason to be in Kenya. The big game in Maasai Mara is unforgettable. Maasai Mara is only a fraction of the great Mara ecosystem. It is located in the great Rift Valley in southern Kenya bordering the Serengeti in Tanzania. It covers 1500sq km. Mara is in south west of Nairobi which is 247km away. Mara is bimodal with the main dry period in June to October and short dry season in January and February. Long rains from March to June and short rains in November and December. Mara has about 95 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians and 400 birds that have been spotted. In the reserve there are various airstrips serving different safari lodges and tented camps for example Keekorok and Olkiombo airstrips.

The reserve is open all year round with emphasis on July through October when the great wildebeest migration. During this period, vast plains are filled with wildebeest, zebras and hartebeest as well as normal residents such as buffaloes and elephants. Most of animals don’t survive the annual migration due to exhaustion river crossings, where some of the world largest crocodiles await their feast.

Your 5 day Maasai Mara Indulgence (budget) will be in a luxurious safari vehicle and a knowledgeable driver guide

SAFARI ITINERARY:

 

DAY ONE:

NAIROBI – MaASAI MARA

DISTANCE: 260KM TIME: 5HOURS

Upon arrival at the airport, you will be picked up by our representatives and after a short briefing concerning your trip, we will drive to the world cup of wildlife that is the Maasai Mara with an awe inspiring view of the Great Rift Valley on your way.  This area of preserved savannah wilderness covers an area of 1510km2 and is part of the vast Serengeti plains. It is widely known for its picturesque wildebeest migration. It is home to the big five that is the lion, the buffalo, the rhino, the elephant and the leopard among other magnificent animals such as the giraffes, black backed jackal, bat eared fox, Thomson gazelle, topi and hartebeest. It also harbours over 500 different species of birds such as ostrich, bustard, white backed vulture, secretary bird and marabou stork. Arrive in time for lunch. After a short relaxation period you will embark on your afternoon game drive to feast your eyes on the marvels that the Mara has to offer. In the evening you will retire to your lodge, have dinner and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.

Overnight at the Maasai Mara Manyatta Camp

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Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

 

DAY 2 TO 4:

MAASAI MARA FULL DAY GAME DRIVES

These 3 days shall be a game viewing extravaganza!

You shall take picnic lunches with you and head out for a full day Maasai Mara experience. The game drives will take you in search of the Big Five as well as the plethora of outstanding wildlife found within the reserve. On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange tinged sunset’s well-worth capturing on camera. Wherever you go in the vast Maasai Mara the abundance of wildlife is staggering. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common. Back to the camp in the evening and fall asleep to the sounds of the bush.

 Overnight at the Maasai Mara Manyatta Camp

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Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Day 5: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI/DEPARTURE

On your final day you will have breakfast then check out before you have a leisurely drive to Nairobi while enjoying a crisp view of the rift valley along the way. Lunch will be en route at Narok town. You will arrive in Nairobi just in time for your international flight home-bound.

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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TOTAL COSTS FOR THE SAFARI

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COST INCLUDES:

  • Full board accommodation on the entire safari
  • Meals as stipulated within the itinerary
  • All park entry fees.
  • 1 trip boat rides
  • Scheduled game drive
  • Vehicle park entry fees
  • Transport based on a luxury vehicle
  • Service of an English-speaking tour guide
  • Bottle of water during safari
  • Government Taxes
  • Emergency air evacuation cover

COSTS EXCLUDES;

  • Tips and gratitude
  • Laundry
  • Personal effects
  • International airfares
  • Visas
  • Extra deviations from itinerary
  • Soft drinks and local beers
  • Balloon Safari
  • Cultural Masai Village Visit

 

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