Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is known as Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserve, situated in southwest Kenya. Famous for the abundance of lion, the Great Wildebeest Migration and the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations.
Maasai Mara National Reserve stretches 1,510 sq km (580 sq miles) and raises 1,500-2,170 meters above sea level. The terrain of the reserve is primarily grassland and riverine forest with clumps of the distinctive acacia trees. It’s about 270 km from the capital city Nairobi and takes about 5-6 hours by road or 40-45 minutes by flight.
The Maasai Mara Ecosystem holds one of the highest lion densities in world and this is where over TWO MILLION Wildebeest, Zebra and Thompsons Gazelle migrate annually. Its hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: With the wildebeest migration in July to October, this is the best time to see these incredible movements of animals. Although it is not guaranteed that the wildebeest get to Maasai Mara, it has yet to let us down. Also, December to February is a great time as it is dryer, however the wildebeest and a lot of the zebra will have moved on to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania by then.
Price: link to contact us for pricing because there are various options
Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Distance: 285 kms (5 hrs). Pick up from your hotel at 7.30am and drive into the Maasai Mara with its amazing concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenery.
Afternoon game drive.
Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge
DAY 2 : Maasai Mara
Enjoy full day game drives in the Mara Packed lunches will be served. Maasai Mara is situated to the west of Nairobi; on Tanzania's northern border-it is the extension to the larger Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. The Maasai Mara offers wonderful scenery and abundance as existed a century ago. It is a reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River, which bisects the reserve from north to south. The Mara is the home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, these magnificent beasts spending most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, Zebra, and wildebeest roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may be seen standing sentinel on earth mounds on constant lookout of predators. The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, the acacia woodlands and revering forests favored by leopard and elephant, and the open savannah and dry bush areas play host to the plain's game and their attendant predators such as Lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.
Overnight: Mara Sopa Lodge, B, L, D.
- Hot air balloon Safari: US$ 450 per person
- Visit to a local Maasai village: US$ 25 per person
Day 3: Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Early breakfast /drive for morning game viewing up to 1030am / Bid farewell to the Mara, return to Nairobi arriving at around 5pm.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is widely considered to be the Africa's greatest wildlife reserve and arguably the jewel of Kenya wildlife sanctuaries. Maasai Mara National Reserve is an undisputed paradise for the sheer quantity and variety of wildlife. Renowned for its lions and for the annual Great Wildebeest Migration, Kenya's greatest reserve is truly magical. Book our customized Masai Mara safari packages to fulfill your safari expedition dreams.
What's Included on the Price.
- Airport Pick Up
- Transport in a Safari vehicle
- Accommodation in Mara Sopa Lodge
- All Game park entrance fee/ Camping fees
- Three Meals a day while on Safari
- Use of our Professional driver guide