"The seventh greatest wonder in the
world". It is now officially known through out the world.
Many have come back time and again. They have witnessed this mass
movement of wild animals roaming free through unspoiled and savage
wilderness. The air fills with the click- click of the cameras
tirelessly. You have not seen something like this before. Africa is changing at a quick pace and human encroachment into
the wildlife reserves has continued to erase the traditional routes.
In association with development and changes of the way of life, the
image of wildlife roaming free is slowly getting erased.
Fortunately, Masai Mara National reserve holds on to its charisma of
an open, limitless land. It is one of the places in Africa that
still prides in wildlife concentration.
Masai Mara is located in the South-western of Kenya, 290
kilometers from Nairobi. The abundance of wildlife and the
remoteness of the reserve implants memories that no money can
The Migration is a recent phenomenon (60's and 70's was the
biggest boom) with about 250,000
individuals. Gradually, with
time the number has risen to the current population of over
individuals. Add to it an estimated 1,500,000 Zebras
and the result is one of the most magnificent scenes in the world.
The massive display attracts hundreds of big cats as the populations
provide abundant prey. The giant African crocodiles lie in wait,
patiently, as the big herds come to cross the river or to drink.
It is the masai community who are not so pleased with the whole
phenomenon. The wildebeests compete with their huge herds of boran
cattle for the grasslands. To them, it is a big calamity especially
because the wildebeests transmit diseases to their herds and poison
the waters with their fetal sacs. This world famous migration is a circle of life which, in simple
terms, means that there isn't a
start or an end. Only where the
herds are located at a particular time. The big determinant is
availability of pastures. The plains of Ngorongoro
Conservation Area in Serengeti are a favored spot as grass abounds
and the wildebeest find a safe place to graze. It is also here that
over 500,000 new calves are born and many are taken by the nearby
waiting Jackals or Hyenas.
Day 1. Nairobi - Maasai Mara Distance: 275 kms (5 hrs)
Morning drive into the Masai Mara with its amazing migration, concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenery. Lunch. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at MARA SERENA LODGE, L,D.
Day 2 & 3. Maasai Mara
Morning and afternoon game drives in the finest game sanctuary in Kenya, noted for its wildebeest migration, lions and other wildlife. MARA SERENA LODGE, B, L,D. Optional balloon ride: USD 385 per person. A visit to a local Maasai village USD 25 per person.
Day 4. Maasai Mara - NairobiMorning game drive. Return to Nairobi,
Price: USD 885 per person sharing Tour price is inclusive of:
•All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari mini bus, full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner.
•Accommodation in double/twin/triple room
•All park entrance fees to include government taxes
•Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide, all game drives as detailed in the itinerary and bottled water whilst on safari
•Tips, laundry, alcoholic drinks, flights, visas and items of personal nature
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