Masai Mara National Park Kenya

Masai Mara National Park

The masai-mara-park-safari-kenya is perhaps the most popular and commonly visited Game Park in Kenya. It has an amazing array of savannah wildlife, ranging from lion, zebra, elephant and cheetah.

WHAT’S SPECIAL ABOUT MAASAI MARA?

As well as the wonderful variety of wildlife, the Mara is also famous for the beautiful nomadic tribe’s people. Here you will see the Masai “people” in their traditional bright red blankets and multicoloured beaded jewellery. You can see inside their traditional homes and learn what it’s like to live in harmony with nature. Between July and October, don’t miss one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, when over a million wildebeest, migrate into the Maasai Mara from Tanzania as they leap and swim across the Mara River desperately trying to avoid the snapping jaws of crocodiles that lay in wait!

WILDLIFE

The amazing variety of animals in the Mara roams free in the wild. The big 5 (leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo) are all here, as are a whole host of incredible creatures including giraffe, zebra, antelopes of all shapes and sizes, aardvark, hyena, ostrich, hyrax, wild dog, warthog and so many more. There are hundreds of species of birds from tiny sunbirds to crested cranes, secretary birds and ostriches.

LOCATION & LANDSCAPE

The Maasai Mara is a grassland savannah and many of the camps found within the Mara are found along the famous Mara River. There are various other terrains within this vast expanse of wilderness including woodland, hills and scrubland.

Day 1: Nairobi/Arrival Kenya: Upon arrival at JKIA airport you will be met by our staff and transferred to Tamarind Tree Hotel for overnight.

DAY 2: NAIROBI – masai-mara-park-safari-kenya: After breakfast, we shall pick you from your Hotel and depart by 0800hrs for Masai Mara, driving southwest to what has been aptly dubbed as the “ultimate game viewing destination in the world,” home to the largest wildebeest migration across two countries. Descend into the Great Rift Valley where we make our first stop to view the magnificent view below as we take photos.

Afterward, continue with our journey passing maize and wheat plantations along the way as we make our second stop at Narok town (major Masai Administrative Center) proceed further south as we arrive at Mara Sopa lodge for lunch.At 1600hrs, go for an evening game drive in this pristine, unequaled “big game country.” Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge. Distance Nairobi – Masai Mara approx. 250kms

DAY 3: masai-mara-park-safari-kenya:after breakfast, this will be a day of game viewing where you will carry packed lunch. Blessed with an outstanding concentration of animals and panoramic views of across the plains and dotted woodlands, the Masai Mara provides an experience unsurpassed. As the northern extension of the great Serengeti grassland, the reserve is host to the annual migration of over a million wildebeest the most awesome wildlife spectacle on planet earth. The Mara covers an area of about 1,500 square kilometers in the southwestern corner of Kenya, is not fenced and bordered on the west by the Olooloo escarpment and in the east by the Ngama Hills. The common language of the Masai is Maa in which the word Mara means spotted – referring to the clusters of the bush which dot the plains.In addition to the wildebeest and hordes of zebra which joins them in their annual pilgrimage for pastures, the Masai Mara supports the lion, cheetah, elephant, kongoni, topi, Thomson’s gazelle and the Defassa waterbuck, as well as eight species of primate. Picnic lunch will be at the hippo pool where with luck you may spot hippos and crocs basking in the sun.

We may visit a Masai manyatta/village to interact with them as they entertain you with dances as you take photos and videos where you may learn more about the Masai culture. Return by 1845hrs.Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge/similar hotel.

DAY 4: masai-mara-park-safari-kenya – Nairobi, Early morning game viewing runs at 0630hrs, return for breakfast by 0830hrs. Thereafter prepare to depart Mara for our journey to Nairobi.
 There will be a complimentary lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant and after be transferred to the airport after a memorable safari. Distance Maasai Mara – Nairobi approx. 250kms