Departure city: Nairobi, Kenya | 3 days | Departure: May 19, 2018
Accommodation: Budget | National Parks: Masai Mara | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
* based on 6 participants
Visit the world-renowned game reserve of Kenya! Embark on a three-day-two-night safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara. The Masai Mara is regarded as one of Kenya’s wildlife viewing jewels, as there is a good chance of spotting the ‘Big Five’, cheetah’s, hippo’s crocodiles and much more. The reserve is also where the annual wildebeest migration takes place, as these majestic animals cross the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and into Kenya.
Mara means “mottled”, which is how the Maasai gave it its name due to its expansive open plains mottled with woodlands. Situated in the Great Rift Valley, the Maasai Mara is proudly Kenya’s largest national reserve with an area of 320 square km.
Although it is actually the northernmost part of a larger ecosystem encompassing Kenya’s Loita plains and Tanzania’s Serengeti, which makes up a total of 25,000 square km. The largest river, the Mara River, runs north to south through the reserve, towards Lake Victoria through Tanzania. That being said, wildlife is bountiful in the area, game viewing is exciting any time throughout the year – Although the peak is during the annual wildebeest migration from July to October.
There is a large number of other plains game include zebras, different species of antelopes, giraffes and warthog, which are residents of the are all year round. The Mara is a perfect kingdom for the lions but there are also smaller predators such as cheetahs, hyenas and jackals that roam the Mara area.
Another natural inhabitant is of course, the Maasai people. A semi-nomadic ethnic group known as fierce warriors and have largely remained very independent, staying strong to their traditional values and lifestyle. The Maasai never hunt, but live peacefully alongside the wildlife in harmony, this co-existence makes the Maasai Mara one of the world’s most interesting and unique wilderness regions.
Day 1: The Journey Begins. Nairobi To Masai Mara (Lunch & Dinner)
The journey starts with a morning departure from Nairobi, which follows through with a drive along the Rift valley into the Masai Mara. The arrival will be in just in time for lunch, which gives plenty of time for check-in and relaxation, and in the afternoon it’s off for an evening game drive starting at 4:30 pm. After the evening game drive, the day will wind down with a return to the lodge for the arranged dinner and that concludes the first leg of the journey.
Day 2: The Adventure Continues. Masai Mara (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
The second day begins with a breakfast at the lodge. Soon after the breakfast, the adventure continues with a leave for an exciting full-day game drive at the Masai Mara game reserve, where you will get a chance to see the Big Five – Lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant and many other amazing animals. To end the exciting and long game drive, there will be one last dinner arranged at the lodge, where relaxation and photo/experience sharing time is welcomed.
Day 3: The Final Stretch Home. Masai Mara to Nairobi (Breakfast)
The last leg of the journey commences with an early breakfast at the lodge, followed by a check-out from the lodge and a return drive to Nairobi. During the trip back, there will be a stop for lunch and afterwards, in the late afternoon, you will arrive in Nairobi. You will have the option to stay overnight at Nairobi Hotel or catch a flight back home where you will reminisce about your safari experience.
Lenchada Tourist Camp
Lenchada Tourist Camp is a budget safari camp just outside the gates of the Masai Mara Game reserve, regarded as one of the wildlife jewels in Kenya. The camp is built with all the comforts of home, including solar-heated showers, bed with pillows, sheets, blankets and mosquito nets. Additionally, as a backup, a standby generator that supplies lights and refrigeration for the dining area allows cellphones and digital cameras to be recharged.
The Camp is surrounded by a natural environment, waking up to bird twittering and roaring of lions, hyenas, monkeys drama in the bush around. The camp charms guests with its warm welcome and rests along a stream valley overlooking picturesque hills and rolling plains of Oloolaimutia in Mara National Game Reserve.
Lenchada Tourist Camp or Similiar
Price of the entire trip: $ 259 *with 6 people onboard.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!
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