Day 01 Arrival
Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport where you will be met and welcomed by a Beacon Safaris representative. Our representative will transfer you to a city hotel for an overnight on a bed and breakfast basis. You may opt to relax in your hotel or have a city tour depending on your time of arrival.
Day 02 Nairobi –Masai Mara Game Reserve
You will be picked by our guide from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast and drive through the spectacular Great Rift Valley with a stop-over at the view point en-route to Masai Mara. Arrive on time for lunch in your lodge or tented camp. Masai Mara is world famous for the annual great wildebeest migration that takes place in July and August where close to a million wildebeest close the Mara River in search of pasture. After lunch our guide will take you for your first game drive, you will be surprised by the high concentration of wild animals in this reserve. Here herds of elephants roam freely, wildebeest, buffalos, impalas, Thomson’s gazelles and Zebras graze in their numbers. Big cats are not hard to spot either including the elusive leopard, it is one of the few place you are guaranteed to spot the famous Big Five (elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion) on a single morning or afternoon. Return to your camp or lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 03 Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend the entire day exploring this world famous game reserve. This reserve is not only the most popular game reserve in the country, it is probably why people visit Kenya. The reserve is set on a classic African savannah and the huge density of wildlife is astounding. Zebras, wildebeest and gazelles graze in large herds and as a matter of fact where prey is in plenty so are the predators. The reserve covers an area of approximately 1510 sq km of open grassland waters by the Mara River and Talek which is a tributary of the former. Here it is very common to see the big cats hunting; they are also in their numbers. The leopard is the hardest to spot of the famous Big Five, but in Mara it not as hard to see it relaxing on a tree. Hippos, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes also exist in large numbers. Return to the camp for overnight
(NB: You may opt to forego one of your game drives for a visit to a Masai village for an amazing cultural experience. Balloon Safaris over the reserve are also available at an extra cost)
Day 4: Maasai Mara-Nairobi
Early Morning game drives in the park followed by a late breakfast at the campsite and then depart for Nairobi. Lunch en route and then head to Nairobi. The safari ends in Nairobi late in the afternoon.
Included in the price of the Safari
· Airport transfers in Nairobi
· Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner on Days 02-03.
· Breakfast and lunch on Day 04
· Transport in our 4*4 safari vehicles
· Seasoned English speaking driver/guide
· Unlimited game drives in the above mentioned parks and reserves (No night game drives)
· Park entry fees to the above mentioned national parks and game reserves
· Mineral water while on game drive
Not included in the price of the safari
· International flights and visa fees or any domestic flight
· Laundry, souvenirs and telephone calls
· Change in itinerary
· Additional food / beverage such as liquor whiskey or gin
· Medical, travel or cancellation insurance
· Maasai Village Visit,
· Hot Air Balloon Safari in Masai Mara
Your home flight from Nairobi should be booked so that it doesn’t depart earlier than 6pm 18hrs on your last day (day 10). Don’t forget to carry enough sunscreen, mosquito repellant, sun glasses, enough clothes and other personal belonging. You may carry up to 25 kilos of luggage per person
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.