Maasai Mara Wildlife Safari and Kogelo visit, 5 Days 4
Nights - MMW 205
Trip highlights: This is an exciting safari that will take you
to visit the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve; the jewel of Kenya's wildlife
and then proceed to Kisumu city and eventually to visit Kogelo Village –
Meeting Dr. Mama Sarah Obama and then back to Nairobi city. The trip will start
from Nairobi where you will be picked from and transferred to Maasai Mara
National Reserve by road. During your safari, you will have a chance to spot plenty
of wildlife varying from the big five; as well as a host of other different
animal species found in the plains. After your safari you will be dropped off
at your residence or at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your
international departure flight. You will travel with the driver/guide plus our
professional chef in a Private safari Minivan and stay in a Fixed tented camp
on a full board basis while in Masai Mara. You will then transfer to Kisumu
where you will stay at Sunset hotel on a Bed and Breakfast basis.
Day1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
In the morning, you will be met by the Tour Manager and Guide/Driver plus our
chef at your residence and be briefed about your safari. You will then be
escorted to your vehicle for transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve by road.
You will arrive on time for your lunch at your tented camp then afterwards
depart for game viewing till evening.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti
National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within
the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree.
Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo
escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good
and human disruption is usually minimal.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Enchoro Tented Camp or similar
Day1: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Spend two full days within this extensive reserve enjoying game viewing and
exploring the pristine wilderness. During your game viewing, you will have an
opportunity to spot a great number of wildlife found in the plains as well as
the big five. If you so wish, in the morning you can depart for a hot air
balloon flight safari at an extra cost ($450 per person extra)
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya's finest wildlife
reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. Maasai Mara is one of
the best plains' game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery
Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a
five-mile radius: A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a
gazelle, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches
walking the open stretches of the Savannah or a gazelle giving birth. Herds of
elephants wallowing at a water pool or a herd of buffaloes feeding, crocodiles
down hunting the migrating wildebeest or the migrating gazelles. Other live
feeding expeditions may include a herd of hyenas fighting for a hunted meal,
the vulture tearing the carcasses and the giraffes galloping as they feed on
top leaves of acacia trees.
All meals and overnight at Enchoro Tented Camp or similar
Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Kisumu city
Enjoy early morning pre breakfast game viewing within the
extensive Mara Reserve to get a chance to spot the early predators as they
start off their day if you still need some more. After breakfast, depart from the Mara Reserve and proceed to
Kisumu city passing through Sotik and then to Kericho where you will see the
vast tea plantations and arrive in Kisumu city on time for check in and late
lunch at the Sunset hotel. After lunch, time allowing, you will be taken for a brief
Kisumu city tour; you will visit the city centre, then the Municipal market,
Fish Market, the Kisumu Museum, Dunga Beach, Kiboko bay and the Kisumu Airport in the evening. Or stay at the Hotel relaxing by the poolside or in your
room in readiness for the next day's adventures.
Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Kisumu Sunset hotel.
Day 4: Kisumu city – Kogelo
After breakfast, you will travel to Kogelo, the African home
of the USA President – President Barack Obama. You will stop at the Equator
line at Maseno on your way, arriving at Kogelo at about 9.00am. You will meet
Mama Sarah and meet her orphaned children, if the school will allow, waiting
for your story telling speeches and have lunch in the homestead with her and
family members present. After lunch, you will visit the local homesteads nearby
and then transfer back to Kisumu city in the evening arriving ready for dinner
and overnight. Dinner and Overnight stay will be in Sunset hotel.
Day 5: Kisumu city – Nairobi
After breakfast, check out and then return to Nairobi passing through Kericho, town and then to Nakuru and arriving in Nairobi in the late afternoon. Lunch will be in a Nakuru Town Restaurant.
Upon your arrival, you will then be transferred back to your
residence in Nairobi.
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
- Park entrance fees and game drives as indicated in itinerary
- Full board accommodation in tented camps while on safari in the Masai Mara
and Bed and Breakfast while in Kisumu Sunset Hotel.
- Service of an English speaking driver/guide
- Transport in a Private Safari Minivan with pop up roof for game viewing and
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Applicable government taxes
- Extras at the tented camps i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Optional Hot Air Balloon Flight Safari at Maasai Mara ($450 per person extra)
- Optional cultural visit to Maasai village @ US$ 25 per person,
- Tips or gratuities to guide/driver and Chef
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Laundry services
- Personal Travel Insurance