GTC 5 – 4 Days Budget Masai Mara tour
- Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
- The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
- Maximize on game viewing to increase your chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard and other game
- Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)
This is a safari to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara which is a continuous ecosystem with the Serengeti in Tanzania. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest migration in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning back south again in October. However game viewing is rewarding all year round. On our way there, we descend Kenya’s rift valley escarpment which offers some breath taking views of the rift below.
Animals to look out for; wildebeest, topi, grants gazelle, Thomson Gazelle, impalas, eland, hartebeest, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, jackals, hyena, crocodiles and hippos.
More than 470 species of birds are to be found; some of which include: vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller, which is the national bird of Kenya.
Group tour scheduled to depart Monday (minimum of 4 persons)!
Day 1 – Nairobi to Masai Mara
Departing our office in the morning we drive towards the escarpment (stopping to enjoy views of the rift valley) and down the floor of the Great Rift Valley via Narok town (the Masai district town).
Lunch en route followed by afternoon game drive.
We set up camp at our riverside campsite located just outside the park by the Talek River (and gate). The camp is equipped with clean restrooms, hot showers, kitchen and a small bar/restaurant. There is the option to upgrade to larger en-suite tents complete with bedding and private washrooms (at extra, additional cost and subject to availability).
Day 2 and 3 – Masai Mara
Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school.
Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).
Day 4 – Masai Mara to Nairobi
Depart Camp and drive through the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.