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The group safari tour is rich in diversity and includes game viewing drives in Masai Mara, as well as a hot air balloon ride. Transport is provided in pop up top safari minivans or jeeps. The safari tour is themed on wildlife viewing, including sightings of the big five, awesome scenery, and traditional Masai culture. Drives progress through Nairobi suburbs, local subsistence farming communities, the Great Rift Valley escarpment, and the Masai plains.
Airport transfer available:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (US$20 per person)
During the safari, you will either stay at the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Ol Moran Tented Camp, or Miti Mingi Eco Tented Camp.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge represents the luxury accommodation option. It is located within the famous Mara Triangle of the Masai Mara National Reserve, which lies 320 kilometers from Nairobi.
Styled to echo the circular motif of a traditional Masai manyatta, the lodge blends international sophistication with raw African beauty. It features twin rows of individual rooms, each with its own view of the famous Mara River.
Accommodation features Masai-inspired design motifs, kingsize or twins beds, lavish all-encompassing mosquito-curtaining, marble bathrooms, writing or vanity unit, and panoramic area.
The central bar and dining areas enjoy spectacular views, as does the rock-surround swimming pool. Each uniquely-presented room is accommodated in its own stand-alone modular unit, with uninterrupted views, private balcony, and spacious seating area.
Activities include breakfast by the hippo pool, lunch in the wilderness, dinner and drinks in the bush, balloon safaris or relaxation and reinvigoration in the panoramic spa and gym.
The lodge represents the mid-range accommodation option. Located high on the slopes of the Oloolaimutia Hills, Masai Mara Sopa Lodge was one of the first safari lodges to be built in the Masai Mara reserve, a reason why its gardens and trees are so lush and mature.
All the buildings follow the design of traditional African round houses with conical roofs. They stretch along the line of the hills, with the impressively large public area buildings and swimming pool at their center.
Facilities include babysitting, board games, hair dryer, swimming pool, laundry, outdoor dining, special diets, conferences, gift shop, bird watching, wedding, honeymoon suite, turndown service, sundowners, and traditional dances.
The lodge has guest cottages divided into two wings to either side of the main public areas. Each of these houses has two spacious guest rooms with queen and king size beds, mosquito nets, electronic safes, dressing tables, en-suite bathrooms, and sheltered verandas with views over the gardens.
Six of the cottages contain two suites with larger bedrooms and bathrooms, and both indoor and outdoor seating areas. In addition, the honeymoon suite has an extremely large, luxuriously appointed bedroom with a king size bed. Its lavishly appointed bathroom contains both a shower and a sunken bath, and its sheltered veranda offers some of the most magnificent views available over the African landscapes.
The lounge is a large, comfortably furnished circular area, with a massive central fireplace. Its chimney soars twenty meters up to the top of the thatched conical roof. The walls and their murals are painted with a pleasant fusion of earthen colours to create an extremely warm ambience. The room has a well appointed bar set to one side.
Two doors access the sheltered outdoor veranda with its views over the swimming pool, the gardens, and the game reserve beyond. This is linked to the outdoor dining room patio by a bridge. It is also here that they provide complimentary afternoon tea or coffee, together with sandwiches and cakes, before your last game drive of the day.
The camp represents the budget accommodation option. It is situated within the Masai Mara ecosystem and on the banks of the Oloolaimutia River, which is a watering point for most wild animals, especially elephants, buffaloes, and antelopes.
The camp is small and exclusive, comprising 25 tents. The tents are furnished with the understated required by the modern traveler. Decorated in calming safari tones, natural wood, wrought iron, and crisp cottons, each tent has been meticulously planned to maximize comfort.
All tents have the following facilities: four poster beds and mosquito nets, en-suite with shower, toilets, and hot and cold running water.
The lawn has a natural shed that provides natural fresh air. It has comfortable natural wooden benches for discussions, reading, eating, and drinking.
You can also take a walk around the tends. Under the trees, there is a comfortable natural African grass that can also offer a resting ground with very oxygenated air.
There is plenty of food and drinks at the camp. Cooks are experienced in all kinds of food, including African dishes.
Pick up from your respective Nairobi hotel, airport or residence will take place between 6:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. The Nairobi office of Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris is the safari starting point.
At 8:00 a.m., you will proceed to Masai Mara Game Reserve, in southwestern Nairobi. The road safari is a journey through the Masai tribes area and along the floors of the Great Rift Valley.
There shall be a few stops to view the fall of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and other scenic spots. There is an afternoon game view drive at the Masai Mara. Overnight will be either at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Ol Moran Tented Camp, or Miti Mingi Eco Tented Camp. Lunch and dinner are provided.
The second day will be a game viewing extravaganza! Masai Mara National Reserve remains the most exciting wildlife ecosystem in the natural world. It hosts the largest and most varied concentration of wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region.
The scenic appeal of the tree studded savannah plains, the moderate climate, and the diversity of wild game species makes it an ideal destination for game viewing activities. You will cross the Masai Mara National Reserve during a full day of unlimited game viewing, encountering the big five and more.
Picnic lunch will take place by the Mara River, as you will watch hippos and crocodiles. From July to October you can also watch the great migration. Overnight will be either at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge, Ol Moran Tented Camp, or Miti Mingi Eco Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided.
You will wake up at 4:00 a.m. and do a morning balloon safari, which includes champagne breakfast. Then, you will enjoy an early morning game view drive at the Masai Mara National Reserve. You will proceed to Nairobi and arrive in the late afternoon. Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris will drop you off at your Nairobi hotel, airport or residence. Breakfast and lunch are provided.
The safari tour will take place in the Masai Mara area. The wildlife viewing destination is the Masai Mara National Reserve, reached via the Great Rift Valley.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be served during this tour. Water will also be provided.
Mara Serena Safari Lodge has a superb new spa and gym, with panoramic vistas across the rolling plains and the meandering Mara River. The spa name, ‘Maisha’, means ‘life’ in Swahili, and was aptly chosen to reflect commitment to ensuring the optimum holistic wellbeing of guests.
The spa offers two dedicated treatment rooms with ensuite showers, access to sauna, steam room, relaxation area, and juice bar. All treatments are administered by trained professionals and include a wide range of massages, body-brush or scrubs, facials, manicures, pedicures, reflexology, aromatherapy, and specially tailored holistic spa indulgences.
The signature massage makes use of an especially subtle blend of aromatherapy oils, which have been chosen to evoke the distinctive fragrance of the savannah at sunrise and sunset.
The treatment is offered in a dedicated treatment room, with its own private bathroom, rainwater shower, and panoramic views over the Masai Mara. The massage, administered by professionally trained therapists, takes the form of a relaxing, yet regenerative full body deep pressure massage.
The masseuse makes use of a scented eucalyptus wood rungu, whose gently rounded contours are used to relax taut muscles, promote optimum blood circulation and lymph drainage, and leave you refreshed, rejuvenated and infused with a sense of holistic wellbeing.
Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Jamboree Africa Tours and Safaris will pick you up from the airport. Accommodation before the tour departs can be arranged at extra cost.