Set at an altitude of 1650m (5210 ft) the rolling grasslands of the Maasai Mara offer one of the nature's most dramatic spectacles, the annual migration of over a million wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania's Serengeti which takes place from late July to September. The Masai Mara lies 275 kms (170 miles) west of Nairobi. The journey to Masai Mara, either by air, with extensive panoramic views of the floor of the Great Rift Valley including the "lost world" volcano of Suswa with its inner plateau, or by road along the south slopes of the Mau, is scenically magnificent.Here the great herds of immense shuffling elephants, browse among the rich, tree studded grasslands with an occasional sighting of the solitary and ill-tempered rhino. Thompson's gazelles, zebra and eland and many more species of plains' game offer a rich choice of food for the predatory lions, leopards and cheetahs which hunt within the Masai Mara's 1,672 Kms2 of pristine African wilderness.
Safari Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara
Pick up from your hotel or Airport at 8.00 a.m and after a brief stop-over at our offices, for briefing purposes, depart for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a pit stop at the View Point for breath taking view of the rift valley. You can take photos and buy souvenirs as you listen to African tales about the formation of the rift valley. Arrive at Masai Mara in the late afternoon and enjoy a game drive till twilight. Dinner and overnight at Maasai Mara Sopa Lodge.
Safari Day 2: Mara Full Day
Full day spent game viewing exploring the park in search of the Big 5. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are offered. You will enjoy a picnic lunch with the hippos and crocodiles at the Hippo Pool. All your meals and overnight will be atMaasai Mara Sopa Lodge.
Safari Day 3: Mara to Nairobi
On this morning, enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive between 6.30 a.m and 9 a.m. After this, return to the camp for a hot breakfast after which we begin our journey back to Nairobi where the tour ends.Optional lunch at Carnivore restaurant, later transfer to the airport for your onward flight home.
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