GTL 5 – 3 Days Masai Mara
- Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
- The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
- Great chances of seeing the Big 5 – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard
- 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. On our way there, we pass through Kenya’s rift valley escarpment which offers some breath taking views with Mount Longonot and Suswa in the far distance. Game viewing in Masai Mara is rewarding all year round. Animals to look out for include; 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.
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.
Tour can depart with a minimum of 2 travelers
Day 1 – Nairobi to Mara
Departing Nairobi in the early 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).
Arrive in time for lunch at your accommodation followed by afternoon game drive in the park.
There is a vast range of accommodation to choose from at the Masai mara depending on your budget and comfort levels; from en suite tented camps to en suite lodges.
Day 2 – Mara
Early morning and late afternoon game drives returning to your accommodation for lunch. In the interlude between game drives during the hottest time of the day when the animals are relaxing beneath the trees; there is the option to visit a Masai village or local school.
Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to your accommodation in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).
Day 3 – Mara to Nairobi
Early breakfast followed by check-out. Depart the reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road stopping briefly at Narok town for you to stretch your legs and buy some souvenirs from one of the local curio shops. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.