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Join this short safari Kenya tour to Maasai Mara National Reserve. This safari offers the possibility of seeing "the big five" and many other wildlife species within a very short time. Maasai Mara is where the annual wildebeest migration takes place in July and August of each year. This tour offers accommodation in a bush tented camp experience with buffet style meals.
The accommodation will be at the Ol Moran Tented Camp. This is an exclusive tented camp for those who want to be true to wild experience. The camp is situated within the Maasai Mara ecosystem and on the banks of Ololaimutia River which is a watering point for most of the wild animals especially elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes.
Ol Moran Tented Camp has 16 spacious and exclusive mosquito repellents tents. Two of the tents are luxurious with double and twin beds and a mosquito net for the family with an infant all in a serene wildlife environment. All the tents are self-contained with ensuite bathrooms, a modern hot and cold shower, and a flush toilet.
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 7.30 a.m. Then, drive to Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which will take about five to six hours, arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon will be the game viewing time to spot the big five as your introduction to the park. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
You will have a full day in the Maasai Mara with morning and afternoon game drives. November's short rains trigger the last leg of the migration when the wildebeest move south to Serengeti. You will then have dinner and an overnight stay at Ol Moran Tented Camp.
Wake up to an early morning game viewing session then return to the camp for breakfast. You will then check out and be driven back through the Maasai town of Narok with on route stop for some souvenir shopping. You will arrive in Nairobi at approximately 2 to 3 p.m. and be dropped off back to your hotel in Nairobi.
The safari trip will take place in Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. You will have the best time of your life taking in the animals in their natural habitat.
This place is a pristine wilderness of haunting beauty, it promises its visitors a profusion of wildlife, prolific bird life, and the opportunity of catching up with all the members of the big five in one morning. The 1,800 square kilometers of this veteran reserve offers the mix of African imagery, miles of lion-gold grasslands, shoals of lilac-misted hills, a meandering river, acres of thorn-bush, and mile upon mile of undulating wilderness.
Game viewing in the Maasai Mara is excellent all year around thanks to the diverse population of resident game, including the big five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino, plus popular species like zebra, giraffe, hyena, eland, and gazelle. The Mara’s big cats are even the stars of a popular wildlife TV series.
Masai Mara National Reserve offers one of the best opportunities to see cheetahs and lions in Africa. A visit to this reserve in July will allow you the best chance to witness and watch firsthand as thousands of wildebeest migrate across the swollen crocodile-infested Mara River. This is one of the nature’s greatest wildlife spectacles, the wildebeest migration, when it reaches Masai Mara.
The sheer number of wildebeests arriving in the area is staggering. The migration is a dramatic mass movement of almost two million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles in a seasonal annual cycle driven by rainfall. In order to reach Masai Mara fresh grazing, wildebeests make dramatic river crossings, facing enormous crocodiles to feast on the Mara plains, and regain their strength.
The price of the package includes full board meal plan. On the first day, after arriving from Nairobi you will have lunch and then dinner in the evening. On the second day, you will have breakfast, lunch, and dinner. On the third day, you will have breakfast before check out.
The meals are buffet and a'la carte, prepared by one of the most experienced chefs in Kenya, enjoyed either in the dining area or under the shade of indigenous trees. Room service is available for the luxurious tents. The culinary affair is indeed one to delight the senses.
You can have a hot air balloon ride during your stay for 450 USD per person. Another activity is the Maasai village cultural tour for an additional fee of 25 USD per person. You will also have a chance for shopping on your way from Maasai Mara back to your hotel in Nairobi.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
You will stay in Nairobi and wait for the driver who will get you on the morning of the first day. The trip from Nairobi to Maasai Mara will take about five to six hours.