4 Days Kenya Safari Tours – Maasai mara National Reserve Park
4 Days Masai Mara National Reserve safari Tour
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This 4 Days Kenya Safari Tours to Maasai mara National Reserve Park will take you through the great Maasai Mara, home of the most wildlife in Kenya, the tour will leave you with a fever for more days in the jungle, driving down the escarpments via the scenic great rift valley, you will be able to view different trends in culture and vegetation as we enjoy the trip to Maasai Mara.
Masai Mara National Reserve
Extending northeast from a shared border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, the 1,510 km2 Masai Mara is the most famous and popular safari destination in Kenya, if not anywhere in Africa. The appeal of the Mara and adjacent private/community conservancies isn’t difficult to explain. It's mosaic of rolling hills, open grassland, and acacia woodland supports a quite incredible profusion and variety of wildlife. Large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah, and Spotted hyena are easily seen at close quarters all year round, and the reserve truly blossoms between August and October, when the legendary wildebeest migration - perhaps the world’s most breathtaking wildlife spectacle - crosses into Kenya from Tanzania.
Masai Mara National Reserve Tour Highlights
An excellent introduction to the reserve’s varied grassland, woodland, and wetland habitats is provided by the dawn balloon safaris offered by almost all the lodges. Over August and October, balloon trips can also provide an astonishing vulture’s-eye view over the migrating wildebeest herds.
The Big Five are all present and seen with various degrees of ease. Elephants are very common, as are buffaloes, the latter being the favored prey of the reserve’s unusually large lion prides, which often number 15 or more adults. Leopards are more elusive but quite easy to locate if you know where to look, and while numbers of black rhino dropped alarmingly in the late 20th century, up to three dozen individuals still survive. The rhino population here is the only one in Kenya that can be regarded as fully indigenous, with a gene pool (as yet) undiluted by translocated individuals of southern African or mixed origin.
Even outside of the migration season, ungulates are well represented, too. There’s no better place for close-up views of the eland, the world’s largest antelope, which seems to be less skittish here than in most of its range. Also likely to be seen are giraffe, impala, gazelle, topi, Coke’s hartebeest, reedbuck, Defassa waterbuck, hippo, and warthog.
The Mara provides a fine introduction to East Africa’s savanna birdlife, with more than 500 species recorded in and around its borders, including such perennial favorites as Lilac-breasted roller, Superb starling, and Little bee-eater. Large ground birds such as ostrich, Southern ground hornbill, Kori bustard, and the localized Denham’s bustard are also common. The riparian forest along the Mara and Talek Rivers is an important habitat for niche species such as Ross’s turaco, Schalow’s turaco, and Grey Kestrel.
The drama of the wildebeest migration is encapsulated by the multiple river crossings that punctuate the great herds’ three-month tenure in the Masai Mara. The river crossings usually start in August, when the wildebeest disperse into the plains surrounding the Mara River and continue on a regular basis until the southward migration begins in October. The wildebeest tend to stick to a few favored crossing points; the four used with the greatest regularity lie along a 5 km stretch of river, meaning it is quite easy to keep tabs on any pending crossing.
Bounded by the Mara River to the east and Oloololo Escarpment to the northwest, the Mara Triangle is an untrammeled westerly wedge that forms part of the national reserve but has been managed by a non-profit management company called the Mara Conservancy since 2001. The Mara Triangle offers a similar standard of game-viewing to the rest of the national reserve, but it is easier to escape the congestions of safari vehicles that tend to congregate around wildlife sightings east of the river, especially during the migration season.
The Maasai Mara national reserve is bordered by a cluster of private concessions and ranches, most of which are leased from or owned by local Maasai communities and serviced by a handful of small tented camps that share exclusive traversing rights. The big advantage of staying in one of these concessions is that, even more so than the Mara triangle, there is very little tourist traffic so you are more likely to have sightings to yourself. Many concessions also offer guided game walks and night drives, both of which are forbidden in the reserve proper.
4 Days Masai Mara safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve
Day 2: Game drive
Day 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi
Day 4: City tour and departures
- The easiest and most comfortable option is a Masai mara fly-in safari package out of Nairobi. This can be arranged upon request. Road safaris from Nairobi generally work out to be cheaper, but it is worth bearing in mind that a significant proportion of your time and energy will be consumed by the bumpy six-hour drive in either direction.
- There is no shortage of lodges and camps scattered in and around the Masai Mara. Unfortunately, this means that the reserve has acquired a reputation for being touristy and overcrowded, especially at the busiest times of the year. When you book a lodge, be aware that crowding tends to be most extreme in the sector southeast of the Talek River and its confluence with the Mara. The central sector, cupped between the Talek and Mara, tends to be quieter, but the best lodges for those seeking a real bush experience are those in the westerly Mara Triangle and private concessions and ranches outside the park.
Nov 18- Mar 17
pickup avaiable from airport, train and also cruise
- Ground Transportation
- All Meals and bottled water
- All Government Taxes
- All Tourist attractions and activities charges charges
- English-speaking driver/guide
- International Flights
- Visa Fees
- Airport Taxes
- Items of personal nature like Laundry
- Bar bills
- Tipping and any extra expenses not included above.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Maasai Mara National reserve
On the arrival, our guide will welcome you and transfer you straight to the reserve, we drive down the escarpments via the scenic of the Great Rift Valley reaching in the afternoon for our lunch at the accommodation area. After you will have a simple walk around the accommodation area as you enjoy the sunlight fall and the coming of the moon. Later dinner and overnight.
Accommodation; Maasai safari lodge. Meal Plan: LD>
Day 2: Game drive
After breakfast, They will drive you to the park for a day game drive in order to search for wildlife in the park, expect to see the cats, impalas, elephants and many more other animals like the big five.
There after you will returned back for lunch and after lunch,embark on a drive to the Masai community to have a chance to mingle with the local culture, get a chance to know their way of life, dressing, dancing, food and many more. There after you will transfered back to your lodge for dinner and overnight as above.
Accomodation Maasai Safari Lodge Meal Plan: BLD
Day 3: Transfer from Maasai mara national reserve to Nairobi
After breakfast, you will be transferred from maasai mara back to Nairobi with memories of the jungle and settle in the accommodation area in Nairobi and lunch. In the evening we shall be having dinner and overnight. Accommodation, Serena hotel Nairobi.
Day 4: Nairobi City Tour and Departures
After morning breakfast, you will have Nairobi City tour the capital city of Kenya were by you will visit the museum which is a 10 minute drive a place of heritage, culture and a showcase of all the different attributes of culture in Kenya, after there you will be transfer to the Maasai market for souvenirs, handicraft items, we shall have lunch and then proceed to the airport for our flight back home.