Masai Mara Adventure - 5 Days

Explore The Masai Mara!

A safari holiday in Kenya!

1. When is the best time to visit The Mara

Maasai Mara National Reserve is a year-round destination, although the busiest months are Jun–Aug. The annual wildebeest migration (Jul–Oct) sees herds of the animals crossing the Mara River into the reserve. The drier months (Jan–Feb) tend to mean a better chance of seeing the area’s big cats, including lions and cheetahs.
The Masai Mara is one of the best-known reserves in the whole of Africa. It is also a fantastic choice for a safari holiday in Kenya. It is globally renowned for its exceptional wildlife. Despite comprising only 0.01% of Africa’s total landmass, more than 40% of Africa’s larger mammals can be found here. Across the vast plains of the Mara, visitors are able to witness lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, and an infinite variety of other species in their natural habitats.

2. Location of The Mara

The Maasai Mara lies in the Great Rift Valley, which is a fault line some 3,500 miles (5,600km) long stretching from Ethiopia’s Red Sea through Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, and into Mozambique. Here the valley is wide, and a towering escarpment can be seen in the hazy distance. The animals are at liberty to move outside the park into huge areas known as ‘dispersal areas’. There can be as much wildlife roaming outside the park as inside. Many Maasai villages are located in the ‘dispersal areas’ and they have, over centuries, developed a synergetic relationship with the wildlife.

There are four main types of terrain in the Mara – the Ngama Hills to the east with sandy soil and leafy bushes favoured by black rhino; Oloololo Escarpment forming the western boundary and rising to a magnificent plateau; Mara Triangle bordering the Mara River with lush grassland and acacia woodlands supporting masses of game, especially migrating wildebeest; and the Central Plains, forming the largest part of the reserve with scattered bushes and boulders on rolling grasslands favoured by the plains game.

Have an adventure of a lifetime by taking a safari through Masai Mara!

Day 1
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve

After a leisure breakfast at your Nairobi Hotel, depart overland to the Masai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park.

This enormous Reserve actually part of the vast Serengeti plains is famously known for it’s spectacular great wildebeest migration and is a true home of the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening game drive.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2
Day 2: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Morning and afternoon game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the parks mammals are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles.

Optional hot Air Balloon rides are available on this day at an additional cost. On this final day in the Mara, you also have an opportunity to visit an authentic Masai village.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3
Day 3: Discover Masai Mara Game Reserve

We spend a full day in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of Giraffes. Those clump of bushes a pride of Lions, and the rock that moves a Rhino lumbering out of your way.

With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of Cheetahs, or a herd of Elephants crossing the path in front of you. Large animals are not the only entertainment – a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them, until they forget why they are rushing and stop to regroup.

Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or Mara Serena Lodge or Siana Springs Tented Camp

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4
Day 4: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park

Depart Masai Mara after breakfast for Lake Nakuru National Park, arriving at your lodge in time for lunch. In the afternoon a game drive is planned. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approximately 400 other species of birds in Lake Nakuru.

In addition, a large variety of game can be found in the Park including the introduced Rothschild’s Giraffe, Black and White Rhino, Waterbuck, Reedbuck, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Baboon and many species of plains game.

Overnight at the Sarova Lion Hill lodge or Lake Nakuru Lodge

Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5
Day 5: Lake Nakuru – Nairobi

Begin today with an early morning ‘Spice’ game drive followed by a complete English breakfast at your lodge. Depart for Nairobi with a game drive en-route.

Upon arrival in Nairobi, the balance of the day is at leisure for last minute assisted shopping and sightseeing.

Meal Plan {Breakfast}

Inclusions.

  • Full Board Accommodation and meals.
  • Park Entrance fee.
  • Transport in minivan with Pop-up Roof.
  • Bottled Water.
  • Service of an English Speaking Guide.

Exlusions.

  • Drinks during meals.
  • Tips and Gratuities.
  • Optional activities such as Hot air Balloon rides.
  • International flights and taxes.
  • Laundry Services.

You can send your inquiry via the form below.

Trip Facts

  • Air conditioned 4x4 Safari Minivan
  • Minimum Group size is 2 travellers

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