3 NIGHTS, MASAI MARA FLYING PACKAGE
(Flying Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration
Highlights: This is an exciting 3 days flying safari
which takes you to explore the famous Mara to spot the big
five, migration of millions of wildebeest, numerous bird life
and other plains game such as giraffe, warthog, impala, and
others. The flight from Nairobi takes you over the Great Rift
where you will have a spectacular view of the only earth feature
that can be seen while in space. The four days are spent exploring
this exotic wilderness paradise that is scene of the Great
Migration of the Wildebeest - the most spectacular occurance
in the animal kingdom.
Day 1: Arrival- Nairobi
Upon your arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
you will immediately be met and received by our Tour Manager
who will then brief you on your Safari. He shall then transfer
you to your Nairobi hotel where you will freshen up, have
lunch and set off for an excursion around Nairobi city in
the afternoon till evening.
Nairobi National Park
is a unique wildlife sanctuary which is just a few kilometres
from Nairobi's bustling city centre, with Nairobi boasting
of having the only wildlife sanctuary to be found in the city
precincts in the world. Despite its proximity over 50 species
of mammals can be found there, including four of the Big Five
with elephant species not being represented. The tour also
includes a visit to the animal orphanage at the park gate.
The tour returns to the city centre by sundown.
Dinner and Overnight Stay
at the Nairobi Serena Hotel or similar.
Nairobi - Mara
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi for a transfer to the Wilson
airport for your flight to Masai Mara. Arrive at Masai Mara
after one hour where you will be picked up by the driver from
the airstrip, transferred to the lodge as you have a short
en-route game drive.
In November 2006, the
Masai Mara was named as the eighth wonder of the world because
of what experts termed as "the uniqueness of the area
and the preservation it provides to so many species living
in harmony." It is understandable because this annual
migration is the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth. The
Masai Mara National Reserve is 270 km from Nairobi, a five
hour drive or 45 min by air. For a full package of scenery,
game and the ultimate bush experience, the Mara is the place
to be. The National Reserve was the shooting location for
the film Out of Africa and rema0.ins the location for the
British Broadcasting Corporation's big cat wildlife series.
The resting place of the big five, the reserve's major attraction
is the great wildebeests and zebras migration from the Serengeti
in Tanzania to the Mara. This annual event happens between
July and September and is the greatest show on earth. These
animals cross over to Kenya through the Mara River. You are
bound to see the pretentious crocodiles lazing away under
the water only to dramatically break out of their sleep and
snap up the migrating wildebeests and zebra.
Dinner and overnight at Sarova Mara
Camp or similar.
Early in the morning before breakfast depart for the morning
game drive which runs until noon. In the afternoon you can
opt to go for the game or visit the Masai villages.
The Masai are so significant
due to their culture. Starting from their dress code, the
color red is so significant in that they scare away wild animals
as they co-exist with them. They believe that God, Enkai,
gave them cattle, therefore they believe that all the cattle
belongs to them. That's the reason why they have been known
due to their cattle rustling. Although the Maasai are known
for their nomadic life and cattle keeping, they is a group
of agricultural Maasai, known as IL Loikop, are look down
upon by the cattle keeping group, the Wakwavi since they believe
they are the true Masai created to keep cattle. A Masai Homestead
(enkang popularly known as the Manyattas) is made from cow
dung and wooden sticks from the leleshwa plant. Women are
the ones responsible for putting up these magnificent homes.
However, a homestead contains several Masai houses which are
surrounded by a fence made also by branches of the leleshwa
plant where the herds of goats and cows are confined in during
the night hours. There are other Manyattas made far away in
the wilderness during their Morans as they prepare their headset,
the motonyik, before they return home.
Lunch, Dinner and overnight
at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.
A full day spent game viewing across the rich tree stubbed
grasslands and rolling hills. The Masai Mara is renowned for
its great herds of plain game, black manned lion, leopard
and cheetah and every type of wildlife in Kenya.
The wildebeests are the
most dominant inhabitants of the Masai Mara. Their numbers
are estimated in the millions. The great migration starts
in July each year when well over one million wildebeest along
with large numbers of Thompson's gazelles, zebra and other
herbivores migrate from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania to
fresh pastures in the north and then back south again in October.
Take the opportunity to fly over the Mara in a Hot air Balloon
provided at an extra cost. The balloon package includes a
champagne breakfast in the wild! If you can spare the money,
viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable
Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge or similar.
Pre-breakfast game drive. After breakfast proceed to the airstrip
for your flight back to Nairobi. Arriving in Nairobi at 12.00
p.m or 5.00p.m . Transfer to the airport for departure to
your next destination.
End of safari.
Please request for the safari cost by filling in your details after clicking on the bookings button below. The price depends on season of travel, class of accommodation and the size of the group
- - Transport based on a safari minibus
with pop up roof for game viewing
- - Park entry fees
- - Return flights to Nairobi
- - Return airstrip transfer to and from
- - Accommodation and all meals
- - Service of an English-speaking driver
- - Game drives as per the Itinerary
- - Government, Airport taxes
- - Hot air Balloon flight in Masai Mara
- US$ 450 per person extra
- (Price is subject to confirmation at the
time of booking.)
- - Tips to driver guides and porter.
- - Extras at the lodges - tips, drinks,
telephone, laundry etc
- - Items of personal