This is a road safari to Kenya’s greatest concentration of game – the Masai Mara which is a continuous ecosystem with the Serengeti in Tanzania. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest migration in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning back south again in October. However game viewing is rewarding all year round. On our way there, we pass through Kenya’s rift valley escarpment which offers some breath taking views.
Animals to look out for; wildebeest, topi, grants gazelle, Thomson Gazelle, Impalas, eland, hartebeest, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, bat-eared fox, jackals, hyena, crocodiles and hippos.
More than 470 species of birds are to be found; some of which include: vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, hornbills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, African pygmy-falcons and the lilac-breasted roller, which is the national bird of Kenya.
- Great views of the rift valley from the Mau escarpment
- The spectacle of the wildebeest migration in July/ August
- Great chances of seeing the African Big five – elephants, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard
- Balloon ride over the savanna with champagne breakfast (optional)
SAFARI PRICE – USD 950 per person (N.B:- Prices are inclusive of government taxes)
Park fees – USD 260 per person (N:B:- Subject to change)
Safari Departs Every Fridays to Masai Mara
Departing our office in the morning we drive towards the escarpment (stopping to enjoy views of the rift valley) and down the floor of the Great Rift Valley via Narok town (the Masai district town).
Lunch en route followed by afternoon game drive.
We camp at our semi-permanent Talek riverside campsite situated at the edge of the Masai Mara national reserve (next to Talek gate). Set up tents or use our wood cabins (if available). Hot showers and toilets are available in the camp and meals are served in the dining area.
Early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Mara returning to the campsite for lunch. Option to visit Masai village or local school.
Alternatively spend the entire day on a game drive (with packed lunches) returning to the campsite in the early evening hours. (Recommended during July/ August during the annual wildebeest migration).
Depart Camp and drive through the Mara reserve viewing game as we proceed to the main Narok road where we stop to give you a chance to buy souvenirs, or just to have a cup of tea. We return to Nairobi by late afternoon.