Day1 Arrival Nairobi and overnight/
Upon your arrival at the Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you are met and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel. After check in and relaxation, our tour manager will brief you on your safari and local culture. Overnight Nairobi Serena Hotel B
Day 02/ Fly Nairobi-Masai Mara
Breakfast at the Nairobi Serena hotel. Depart by road to the Maasai Mara game reserve arriving in time for lunch at the Mara Serena Safari Lodge, after lunch afternoon game viewing drive in the Maasai Mara game reserve. On the way to Maasai Mara, you can visit the Italian Chapel and the Maasai Museum at Narok. (Visit to Museum not included in tour price)
Dinner and Overnight Lodge/ Tented Camp (FB) B/L/D
As you have a private car all for your own use, you go for game drives anytime you desire.
Masai Mara and Serengeti form a contiguous ecosystem, the playground of the annual wildebeest migration, the greatest and most spectacular mammal migration on earth. Supporting over 273 herbivores per square kilometer, the Mara boasts of one of the richest assemblage of wildlife in the world. Besides herbivores, the Mara has a large representative of predators-lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards. There are no dull moments in Masai Mara. Nature is always at play. Days are eventful and scenes keep on changing as nature wonderfully unfolds before your eyes. It is a one in a lifetime too many. At one station it's a lionesses hunting-the stealth stalking, the adrenalin chase, and the eventual capture or disappearance of the prey. In the far corner is a pair of ostriches walking the plains oblivious of the happenings around. And in the same breath you notice a pair of cheetahs perched on a rock surveying the plains. Bird watching is superb with 450 species recorded. The Marsh lions featured in BBC Big Cats Diary series are found in the Musiara Swamp, in the Musiara sector of the park. The best time to visit Masai Mara is of course during the annual wildebeest migration Jul-September.
Day03 Masai Mara
A full day at the Maasai Mara game reserve, with morning and afternoon game drives across the plains. Maasai Mara is famed for its rich assemblage of wildlife, supporting 273 herbivores per kilometre square at a time. The big five elephants, buffalos, leopards, lions and Rhino are all represented. During annual wildebeest migration, vast herds of wildebeest cover every inch of the plain giving them a vivid semblance of canvas painting. The migration is a closely watched phenomenon. On the heels of migrating herds of zebras, wildebeests and Thomson’s gazelles are hounds of predator and scavengers; vultures providing. Not to be left human beings from the four winds of the globe converge at the crossing points to witness “a once in a lifetime experience". Dinner and Overnight Tented Camp/ Lodge (FB) B/L/D
Extra Activities in Masai Mara
Extra activities that one can undertake in Maasai Mara include, balloon safari Prices from USD 475 pp., o Nyang'oma Kogelo ,Rusinga island and local community homesteads (manyatta)
Day4 Masai Mara To Serengeti
Early morning wake up followed by breakfast. 07h30 depart for Isebania/Sirari Kenya / Tanzania border to immigration and customs formalities and vehicle exchanges between the Kenyan and Tanzania drivers. Then depart for Central Serengeti to arrive late afternoon at your lodge/tented camp. Dinner and Overnight Serengeti Tented Camp/ Lodge (FB) B/L/D
Day 5 Serengeti Safari
Breakfast at the Serengeti Serena Lodge. Morning and afternoon game viewing drives. The wildlife defines the Serengeti-countless zebra, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, and other species make it their home. The terrain is the main stage for the great wildebeest migration, an awesome spectacle involving millions of these beasts. Dinner and Overnight Serengeti Tented Camp/ Lodge. (FB) B/L/D
Day 6 Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Safari
Breakfast at the Serengeti Serena Lodge is followed by morning game viewing drives in the Serengeti national park. Lunch at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. After lunch depart via the Olduvai Gorge to Ngorongoro highlands and through the Serengeti plains climbing to the altitude of 8,000 feet. You continue to ascend to the exterior of the crater reaching its rim and here your first glimpse of what has often been referred to as the “Eighth wonder of the World.” Dinner and Overnight Ngorongoro Tented Camp/ Lodge (FB) B/L/D
Day 7 Ngorongoro crater Safari
Breakfast at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge and with your picnic boxes descend to the floor of the crater for a full day crater tour. Picnic lunch boxes will be served by the hippo pool. After lunch ascend and return to the Lodge Dinner and Overnight Ngorongoro Tented Camp/ Lodge (FB) B/L/D
Day 8 Ngorongoro crater to Lake Manyara Safari
Breakfast at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Then transfer to the Lake Manyara Serena safari Lodge. Spend the morning using the recreational facilities offered at the Lodge. Lunch at the Lodge followed by afternoon game viewing drives in the park. Dinner and Overnight at the lake Manyara Tented Camp / Lodge (FB) B/L/D
Day 9 Lake Manyara to Arusha
Breakfast at the Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge. After breakfast depart to Arusha. Arrive Arusha in time for lunch. Fleshen up in your day rooms and proceed to airport in the evening for home flight.
Balloon Safaris 2020
These depart everyday at 06:00 and take approximately one hour. They are available at extra cost of USD 475 pp (Subject to confirmation of price)
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Accommodation in Maasai (Masai) Mara comprise of lodges, tented camps and camping:
A major environmental concern in Maasai (Masai) Mara is the proliferation of unplanned development in the adjacent community/ group ranches. Currently there are approximately 108 properties in greater Mara with a bed capacity of 4000. A large proportion of the properties are in the community group ranches. Game lodges, tented camps, private houses and campsites are all found in Mara." Maasai Mara has the largest number of lodges and tented camps in any park of East Africa.
Masai Mara National Park Lodges include
- Mara Serena Lodge-Serena Hotels and Lodges
- Mara Olkuruk Lodge
- Mara Sopa Lodge-Sopa Elewana Lodges
- Keekorok Lodge
- Mara Simba Lodge
- Base Camp Maasai Mara
- Mpata Safari Club
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Tented Camps in Maasai (Masai) Mara
These luxury tented camps in Mara offer highest degree of comfort.
- Mara Sarova Camp - Sarova Hotels
- Kichwa Tembo Tented
- Mara Explorer - Heritage Hotels
- Fig Tree Camp- Mada Hotels
- Olonana Tented Camp-Sanctuary Lodges and Hotels
- Mara Intrepids -Heritage group of Hotels
- Mara Safari Club- Fairmont Hotels
- Governor's Camps -Governor's Hotels and Lodges
- Siana Springs - Heritage Hotels
- Oseur Tented Camp.
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Budget Camping and Camp sites
Maasai Mara offers good opportunities for camping. The following campsites have permanent tents offering basic accommodation with hot showers and meals at affordable prices. Thes include:
- Acacia Camp
- Simba Camp
- Aruba Camp And Safaris
- Riverside Camp
Every year, in the months of July August and September, over 1.7 million wildebeests accompanied by about 800,000 gazelles and Zebras migrate from Serengeti into Maasai (Masai) Mara and back. The river crossings are particularly dangerous as large crocodile lie in wait of unsuspecting animals, killing and maiming thousands of them. Besides predation, migrating herds have to contend with flooded rivers and disease outbreaks. The wildebeest mate in
Maasai Mara and Calve in Serengeti.
The annual wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on the movement patterns of the other animals including human beings. Picture a never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals composed of a about 1.7 million wildebeests, and 800,000 common gazelles and zebras with predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals etc following closely. In this picture add thousands of vultures providing air cover the to migrating animals, the goggling human traffic; the hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers and behold your magical wonder of nature.
Where are the Wildebeest? The Migration Cycle:-
The wildbeest migration follows a clockwise direction dictated by the rain patterns in the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem. The
Migration has been going on for as long as our ancestors can remember and where it started is debatable.
Best Time to visit
The best times to view migration in Serengeti is December to Jul. While in Maasai Mara, the best time is August to November.
- Between December and March, the herds congregate in Eastern Serengeti Plains where carving takes place. Births accounts for over half a million calves annually.
- April and May still in Serengeti the calves matures and gets ready for migration.
- June is the month of crossing Grumeti River along the Northern Corridor towards Maasai Mara.
- In July/August, the herds cross the Mara River into Maasai (Masai) Mara, where mating takes place.
- By November the succulent grass in Mara is finished and the migrating herds heads for Serengeti where curving will take place and the entire cycle starts all over again.