Join this 4-day classic safari in Maasai Mara, Kenya. With an English-speaking driver / guide who has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris, you will enjoy this vacation to the fullest. During your vacation, you will have several game drives by vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography. You are guaranteed a window seat so that you won't miss any great chance to see the wildlife clearly and take some great pictures. Have a wonderful tour!
During this safari, you will spend your overnight stays in a double room at Mara Springs Tented Camp. Mara Springs Safari Camp is authentically designed and strategically positioned on the foot of Naunare Hills in a prime game viewing area with spectacular landscape alongside the forested banks of Sekenani River.
You will wake up in the morning after breakfast or be picked up from the airport in Nairobi. Thereafter, you will drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks, and spears challenge your curiosity. The 700-square-mile game reserve is the Africa of your dreams, complete with wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands.
Upon your arrival, you will check in to your camp. At 12:30, you will enjoy your lunch at the campsite. There will be time to settle in before your first game drive. At 04:00, you will have an afternoon game drive in the reserve. Return to the campsite before dark. Your dinner will be served at 19:30 at the campsite.
At 06:00, there will be a wake-up call. Tea, coffee, and cookies will be served at the campsite. You will set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve at 06:30. This is usually the most popular game viewing time. During the early hours, temperatures are low, thus providing a favorable atmosphere both for the game and the viewer.
Lions, cheetahs, and leopards roam the vast grasslands in search for their next meal. It may be an unsuspecting impala or even a small one like a warthog. Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awe inspiring.
At 08:30, you will return to your campsite and enjoy your sumptuous breakfast. Your mid morning game drive will take place at 10:00. You will have your lunch at the campsite at 12:30 then it's time at leisure to relax by a swimming pool. Your afternoon game drive will start at 16:00 and you will return to the campsite before dark. After that, you will enjoy your dinner at 19:30 at the campsite.
At 06:00, there will be a wake-up call. Tea, coffee, and cookies will be served at the campsite. You will set out for an early morning game drive in the reserve at 06:30. At 08:30, you will return to your campsite and enjoy your sumptuous breakfast. Your mid morning game drive will take place at 10:00. You will have your game drive when getting out of the national park. En route, you will have your lunch. You will ascend the escarpment and drive via Great Rift Valley viewpoints. You will arrive in the late afternoon in Nairobi. Your tour will end here.
This safari will take place in Maasai Mara, a county park located in Narok County, Kenya. You will stay in an accommodation provided by Mara Springs Tented Camp. Located only 3 kilometers from the main entrance of the Masai Mara Game Reserve, the camp derives its name from the underground springs that supply flowing water to the site.
During this vacation, you will be provided with daily meals generally including breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffet consisting of both western and local dishes. Bottled mineral water will also be served during the game drives.
On day 2 and day 3, there will be a possibility to take a hot air balloon ride. Take to the skies for the ultimate wildlife adventure in Maasai Mara, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You'll ascend in the early morning when winds are calmest. Watch as the professional crew will fill the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you're up and away for the flight of a lifetime.
Your balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon's gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight will be a new and different experience. From your vantage point about 50 to 500 feet above the reserve, you will have a fantastic 360-degree bird's-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you.
Depending on the season, you might witness herds of antelope flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls.
After your incredible flight, there will be time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip Champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made bread, fresh tropical fruit, and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning.
Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate and then you'll enjoy a game drive en route back to the camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience.
Note: This tour will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari.
Please book your flight and arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi. Kenya Walk will pick you up from the airport. This pick up is included in the package.