Kenya safari tours to Masai Mara is the most famous Kenya safari package. Without a doubt it is one of the reserves with the highest wildlife concentration. A staggering 95 species of mammals, reptiles and amphibians included. For the birders, over 400 bird species have been recorded here. The reserve is mostly open grassland dotted with single trees in the expanse Savannah. In addition, the reserve is served by Mara River as the main river, but with additional tributaries that drain into the main river.
Your Kenya Safari tour summary
|Day 1||Nairobi to Masai Mara|
|Day 2||Full day in Masai Mara|
|Day 3||Full day in Masai Mara|
|Day 4||Masai Mara- Nairobi|
Day 1: Nairobi-Masai Mara, (300kms, approximately 5 hours drive)
You will be picked from either your hotel, or airport. Upon arrival at the Airport, your safari guide will be waiting for you. You will depart for Masai Mara, arriving in time for lunch. After Check in and lunch, you will leave for the afternoon game drive, and be back at the lodge at 1800-1830hrs. Dinner and overnight at your camp (full board).
Day 2: Enjoy a full day Kenya safari tours in Masai Mara
Full day exploring the magnificent Masai Mara National reserve. This can be done in several ways. You can have early morning breakfast and come back for lunch. Optionally, leave the lodge with picnic meals and spend more time out with wildlife. Dinner and overnight at your camp or lodge. (Full board).
Day 3: Kenya safari tours: Full day in Masai Mara
Another full day of activities in the mara. It is such an adventure to spend full days in the mara. There is so much to see in this ecosystem that is partly Kenya and Tanzania. You venture to different directions of the reserves depending on sightings from other guides. It is a day that you can also be able to visit a masai village and enjoy the age-old traditions of the community.
Day 4: Masai Mara-Nairobi,
The last day is a flexible in that, if you have a night outbound flight from Nairobi, you can either have a lazy morning or an early morning drive before breakfast. Soon after breakfast, your safari back to Nairobi Will start, arriving in the afternoon or late afternoon for your departure flight or other arrangements. Your Kenya safari tours end.
The Masai Mara reserve is served by several airstrips. Among them are Keekerok, Serena, Intrepid, Musiara and Kichwa Tembo. It is here that annual wildebeest migration takes where over 2.5 million of wildebeests and zebras migrate. They pour in from Serengeti, Tanzania’s Nothern reserve that borders Kenya.
Masai Mara safari offers a variety of accommodations. There are luxury tented safari camps, safari lodges, budget safari camps and mobile camping. The luxury safari camps are usually exclusive low volume camps that offer very high standard and very personalized service compared to other accommodation facilities. If you are adventurous, there are a couple of places to set camp with basic showers for your use.
During the migration, it is one of the best Kenya safari tours time. The savannas are covered with the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest. The beasts are constantly feeding and on the move together with the wildebeests. It usually is party time for the cats as the abundance of food is overwhelming. Carcasses are many in the reserve as the hyenas work to clean and help disintegrate the remains back to the environment.
The migration takes place in the month of June extending to September. It is important to note that the cats and other game do not migrate. They only move with the herds as part of their feeding. The none-migrating species remain the reserve but off course they move around in search of water and pastures in the drier months.