This is the big one – perhaps the most famous wildlife park in the world. Masai Mara National Reserve is known for its incredible density and variety of wildlife. Here you’ll find all of Africa’s Big Five – including an outstanding population of lion. The park is an undulating savannah of broad green horizons accented with iconic acacia trees. In just two days this short tour will bring you up close to an amazing assortment of wildlife.
|Departure:||Nairobi Hotel/Nairobi Airport|
Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport. Hop into the 4 x 4 Jeep for your journey to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular wildlife park. Watch the dawn break over the fields from the comfort of your safari vehicle. We’ll make a stop at the town of Narok for breakfast As we continue to the Mara, you’ll see local homesteads and perhaps Maasai herdsmen in their colorful wraps, tending to their cattle. We should arrive at the park at approximately 10:30 hrs. The day is yours for unlimited game drives, lunch, relaxation or whatever you choose. The park is well-known for its immense parade of wildlife and during the migration season (July – September), an unending stream of wildebeest and zebra. We’ll be looking for lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant, plus the more than 95 other mammals that inhabit this massive habitat. We’ll enjoy a picnic lunch at the Mara River, site of the animal crossing during the migration. Here, crocodile lie in wait for the arriving hordes of wildlife, along with lion, cheetah and other hunters. The Mara is alive with nature’s drama so this will be a very active day. We’ll spend the night in the Mara at your choice of safari lodge or tented campground.
The wildlife is waiting for us, so we’ll be up early to observe them coming into the new day. This will be followed by a big safari breakfast at your accommodation. By now you’re beginning to get the feel for the rhythms of the great Mara and its myriad wildlife. We’ll head out on another game drive, tracking for more exciting predators. While here at the Masai Mara, there are several optional opportunities to enjoy. If you desire, take a visit to the local Maasai people at a nearby village. You’ll learn about their culture and perhaps see some of their ceremonies. For a soaring experience few get to witness, hop aboard a pre-dawn hot air balloon flight over the park. There’s nothing like watching the land and the wildlife come alive as the day breaks below. This is Africa at its most wondrous. Ask your guide to make arrangements for either or both of these optional tours. But finally, it’s time to depart the reserve. We’ll take one last game drive as we exit on our way to Nairobi. Traveling back to the capital city, we’ll stop to refresh and view the great Rift Valley escarpment. Our 2-day adventure has been filled with dramatic moments like this and not soon forgotten. We should arrive back in Nairobi toward the early evening and will bring you to your hotel, residence or the airport. It’s been a wonderful and busy two days. We thank you for letting us show you the best of Africa.