Maasai Mara Wildlife
Budget Under Canvas Safari - 3 Days / 2 Nights
This is a 3 days safari into Maasai
Mara during the Annual Wildebeest Migration. Maasai Mara is
one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. The trip will
start immediately after your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International
Airport onto Maasai Mara Game Reserve through the Great Rift
Valley. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying
from Kenya's big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo,
and the leopard among a host of other different animal species;
not to forget the great interest in the park, the migration
of wildebeests as from July - October every year, making it
the seventh wonder of the world. You will travel in private
minibus and stay in tented camp while on this safari.
Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai
Mara Game Reserve
On your arrival, you will be met by our Tour Manager who will
brief you on your safari as you depart for Maasai Mara National
Reserve arriving on time to check in at the camp, take your
Lunch and then depart for an afternoon Game viewing drive
The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now
the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist
destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance
and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular
event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration
of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania)
in search of water and pasture while being followed on their
heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild
dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. It hosts over 450 species
of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles,
giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals,
wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp or
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game
Pre-breakfast Game viewing drive followed by a morning and
an afternoon Game viewing drives the whole day with your lunch
en route. An option of balloon Game viewing is available.
Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an
adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular
Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink
in the wild making it much interesting.
The Masai community is so significant
to tourism industry when it comes 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, there is a group of agricultural Masai, known as
IL Loikop, who look down upon by the cattle keeping group,
the Wakwavi, since they believe they are the true Maasais
created to keep cattle. A Maasai 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 Maasai 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.
Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp or
Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi - Departure
After breakfast proceed on game drive to flash out the numerous
wildlife species that have made Maasai Mara their home. In
the afternoon relax at the camp or proceed to the Maasai Manyattas
(homes) for a cultural visit and a time of interacting with
the people of this warrior tribe. For those interested in
the Great Outdoors you can have a period of hiking in the
company of Maasai guides.
Day 4: Maasai Mara Game
Reserve - Nairobi - Departure
Pre breakfast game viewing drive iof you still want some more.After
your breakfast depart for Nairobi City arriving in time for
late lunch at a city restaurant and be dropped at the Airport
in time for your departure flight.
End of Safari.
- Cost: US$ 1095 per person sharing in Safari Minibus.
- Cost: US$ 1380 per person sharing in Safari Landcruiser.
Minimum Persons - 4
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
- Transport in a tour mini van
- Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
- Professional Chef and food plus cooking
- Game viewing drives and parks entrance
fees as per itinerary
- All Government taxes and levies
- Accommodation on arrival in Nairobi
- Hot air balloon flight in the park - US$
450 per person extra
- Price is subject to confirmation at the
time of booking)
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone
call bills, fax / email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp
staff and driver- guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
- Laundry services
- Any other item not included in our itinerary
- Toiletries and Other Items of Personal