It's time for you to experience a Masai Mara safari. You will enjoy this tour regardless of your budget. This adventure will live long in your memory. Enjoy game drives, hot air balloon ride and visit the local maasai people to learn a bit of their culture.

We will help you plan this escapade that will be a memorable, fun-filled safari adventure. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people.

The 3 days 2 nights Masai Mara safari is by far the most popular tour package in Kenya. This safari is available as a road package or as a flying package where you fly and meet your drive/guide at a Masai Mara airstrip. Below are 2 Masai Mara itineraries that will be of interest to you.
3 days 2 nights Masai Mara safari
4 days 3 nights Masai Mara holiday

Zebras and Wildebeest

This safari starts when we pick your group from your Nairobi residence/hotel early in the morning and drive to the rift valley where we make the first stop to enjoy a scenery of the great escarpment.

We then have about 2 hour 30 minutes drive to Narok town where we make a second stop over for lunch and also you get a chance do you shopping at a supermarket before we continue the road trip to Maasai Mara national reserve.

We reach our tented camp or lodge between 1600 hrs and 1630 hrs. After checking at the tented camp/lodge we have our first game drive before we head back to tented camp/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

The second day starts with an early morning game drives inside Masai Mara national reserve so that you can enjoy the flora and the fauna. Masai Mara is full of wildlife and birdlife.

A game drive in Masai Mara will enable you to see for yourself the big 5 wild animals namely: lion, rhino, African elephant, African bufallo and leopard. The leopard normally rests on the trees or hides in the bushes so you will need a pair of binoculars to easily spot it.

Also the rhino is also harder to spot because its a reclusive animal and they are few in population. Antelopes, bufallos, giraffes, cheetahs, elephants, gazelles, lions, wildebeests and zebras are easy to spot.

The Mara river and Talek river are teemed with crocodiles and hippopotamus. Every year an amazing natural phenomenon occurs in Masai Mara national reserve where millions of wildebeest and thousands of zebras migrate from Serengeti national park. The main action of the wildebeest migration develops at the Mara river where thousands of Wildebeest cross.

The wildebeest migration is a great spectacle because the Mara river is infested with crocodiles and other preys like lions are lurking on the site for an easy meal. The wildebeest is faced with great danger not only from the crocodiles but also from fellow wildebeest due to stampede and broken limbs when jumping into the Mara river. The main reason for the wildebeest and zebra migration is because there is plenty of food for them in Masai Mara during this period. The wildebeest migration occurs during the months of July and August.

We will have a picnic lunch at a site near Mara river. Other wildlife that you will spot during your game drives include baboons, duikers, hyenas, hartebeests, impalas, jackals, monkeys and wild dogs.

There is plenty of birdlife for bird watchers to enjoy with over 470 species of birds recorded. The birds include: African pygmy-falcons, Crowned cranes, hornbills, long-crested eagles, Marabou storks, Masked weavers, Lilac-breasted roller, Masai ostrich, Secretary bird, Superb starling and Ruppell's vultures.We spend our second night at Masai Mara at a tented camp/lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

On the third day early in the morning we have our last game drive then we drive back to the tented camp/lodge for breakfast. We depart Masai mara and have a stop over at Narok, a rich Masai town and have a chance to buy souvenirs from the locals. We arrive at Nairobi late in the afternoon between 1600 hrs and 1700 hrs depending on traffic conditions. We the drop you off at your Nairobi residence/hotel. End of Kenya safari.

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Quick facts

Masai Mara national reserve is home to all the big 5 wild animals.
* It is located southwestern Kenya. The locals call the place the Mara. It is named after the local inhabitants, the Maasai who reside in Narok county.
* Maasai Mara national reserve is the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

Safari briefing

Masai Mara safari road trip is about 240 Kilometers from Nairobi. The driver/guide uses the Mai Mahiu road to Masai Mara national reserve with a stop over at the Rift Valley Escarpment and another stopover at Narok town.

Nairobi to Narok town is 140 Kilometers and its a 2 hours 30 minutes' drive and the road is tarmac until Narok town. You will have lunch at this small town then you will continue to drive to Maasai Mara which around 100 Kilometers from Narok town.

It will take another 2 hours 30 minutes' drive to Narok town because the road from Narok to Maasai Mara is Murram road. Most of the safaris to Masai Mara start from Nairobi and also a pickup from Narok town is possible. Joining Safaris start from 8:15 am.

Activities

* Wildlife game viewing using Safari vans with pop-up roof, 4x4 lancruiser also with pop-uf roof or other offroad vehicle for game drives.
* Hot air balloon rides which cost from USD 420 per person for a 1 hour ride in early morning hours(from 0600hrs)
* Picnic lunch is served near Mara river site.
* Visits to Maasai Village where you will be entertained by Maasai who will perform dances and give you information about their cultural way of living.(USD 20 per person)

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