This is the big one – perhaps the most famous wildlife park in the world. Masai Mara National Reserve is known for its incredible density and variety of wildlife. Here you’ll find all of Africa’s Big Five – including an outstanding population of lion. The park is an undulating savannah of broad green horizons accented with iconic acacia trees. In just two days this short tour will bring you up close to an amazing assortment of wildlife. No long advance reservations needed – just say the word and we’ll have you out on your own private safari.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
5:00 hrs. – Your driver/guide will pick you up from your Nairobi hotel, residence or Nairobi airport. Hop into the 4 x 4 Jeep for your journey to the Masai Mara, Kenya’s most popular wildlife park. Watch the dawn break over the fields from the comfort of your safari vehicle. We’ll make a stop at the town of Narok for breakfast. As we continue to the Mara, you’ll see local homesteads and perhaps Maasai herdsmen in their colorful wraps, tending to their cattle. We should arrive at the park at approximately 10:30 hrs.
Day 2: Masai Mara– Nairobi
The wildlife is waiting for us, so we’ll be up early to observe them coming into the new day. This will be followed by a big safari breakfast at your accommodation. By now you’re beginning to get the feel for the rhythms of the great Mara and its myriad wildlife. We’ll head out on another game drive, tracking for more exciting predators.
While here at the Masai Mara, there are several optional opportunities to enjoy. If you desire, take a visit to the local Maasai people at a nearby village. You’ll learn about their culture and perhaps see some of their ceremonies. For a soaring experience few get to witness, hop aboard a pre-dawn hot air balloon flight over the park. There’s nothing like watching the land and the wildlife come alive as the day breaks below. This is Africa at its most wondrous. Ask your guide to make arrangements for either or both of these optional tours.
But finally, it’s time to depart the reserve. We’ll take one last game drive as we exit on our way to Nairobi. Traveling back to the capital city, we’ll stop to refresh and view the great Rift Valley escarpment. Our 2-day adventure has been filled with dramatic moments like this and not soon forgotten.
Luxury lodges: Sarova Mara , Mara serena , Ashnil Mara , Keekerok Lodge
Standard lodges : Mara sopa , Mara Leisure , AA Mara lodge
Mid level lodges : Olmoran tented camp , Sentrim Mara