Maasai Mara is a wildlife reserve located in south west of Kenya. It is Africa’s panoramic wildlife national reserve offering a wide range of attraction. Every year, about two million wildebeest and 20,000 plains game travel from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of abundant grazing pastures and life-giving water.
It ranks as one of the best wildlife reserves in Africa. The wildebeest migration is a phenomenon that everyone wishes to experience. The migration involves movement of over a million wildebeests from Serengeti in Tanzania into Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of greener pastures. The period between July and August is a great time to tour Maasai Mara and experience the migration.
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Maasai Mara plains create a wild memory with glamorous sunrise, sunset and beautiful blue clear skies, spectacular wildlife sighting, magnificent early morning hot air ballooning, the remarkable Maasai tribe, and influencing cultural heritage. To experience all that and much more it’s good to have a place where you can rest as well as have fun. Maasai Mara entails a number of affordable hotels where one can stay for the vacation at affordable prices.
Also, there are various accommodation facilities both inside and outside the park that come in handy when visitors and travelers need a place to stay. The accommodation areas offer a great view of the park where you could hear the sounds of animals over the perimeter at night.
Discover the Great Wildebeest Migration
People from all over the world visit Kenya to experience the wildebeest migration. The ministry of tourism in Kenya has confirmed that tourists are arriving in droves to the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve in the southwestern part of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley region. The tourist come to see the annual migration of animals from Tanzania to Kenya, widely known as the “Great Migration”. It is said that tourists arrive in large numbers from Europe, the U.S, China and the Arabian Peninsula. This shows that other than wildebeest migration experience, you will also meet and interact with other people from different countries.
There are many different points to observe this mass movement of the wildebeest and all the drama it entails, but we recommend the following Maasai mara travel packages starting from budget, standard to luxury accommodation. The packages available includes four days and 3 nights full board stay.
MAASAI MARA 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS PACKAGE
|Hotel||Tour Van||Land Cruiser||Meal Plan|
|Azure Mara Camp||Ksh. 46,500/-||Ksh. 49,500/-||Full board|
|Mara Ashnil||Ksh. 53,500/-||Ksh. 55,800/-||Full board|
|Mara Sarova||Ksh. 54,000/-||Ksh. 58,500/-||Full board|
|AA lodge Mara||Ksh. 45,500/-||Ksh. 48,500/-||Full board|
|Mara Budget camp||Ksh. 36,500/-||Ksh. 38,750/-||Full board|
|Enchoro Camp||Ksh. 35,000/-||Ksh. 39,800/-||Full board|
|Jambo Mara Lodge||Ksh.48,750/-||Ksh. 54,200/-||Full board|
|Keekorok Lodge||Ksh.58,600||Kshs.61,200/-||Full board|
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE COSTS ABOVE
Below are the things that are included in the packages above.
- Transport in 7-seater luxury van/Landcruiser
- Accommodation on Full Board
- Comprehensive game drives for the 3 days
- Services of professional tour guide driver
- Pick-up & drop off
- Child policy 50% (Sharing with 2 adults)
WHAT’S EXCLUDED IN THE COSTS ABOVE
Here are the things that you will not find in the packages above.
- Park entry fees (1000 Adult & 300 Kid)
- Drinks and tips for waiters and drivers
- Travel and Medical insurance
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions
Below is a time plan on how activities will be carried out during your staycation in Maasai Mara.
Day 1 Nairobi – Mara.
Depart from Nairobi in the morning hours and travel to southwest of Nairobi, 270Km to Maasai Mara National reserve located at Narok County. The drive takes us through traditional Maasai villages spread across the countryside while in Mara. On Arrival, check in and lunch is served. On the afternoon, you experience a game drive that familiarizes you to Mara plains with the Mara River & wildlife in the vicinity. The park supports a wide variety of wildlife and is home to the Maasai tribe. Later in the evening dinner is served and with an overnight spend at a lodge/campsite.
Day 2 Mara – Full Day.
You can choose to spend the whole day at the park or experience a morning and afternoon game drives. Maasai mara is best known for the striking imagery of the BIG 5 with the migration happening at the river mara. Mara is wildlife rich and offers ideal photography scenarios for image makers. After the park tour, experience dinner with Maasai dancers entertaining you as you plan to retire for overnight spend at a lodge/campsite.
Day 3 Mara – Full Day.
You can choose to spend the whole day at the park or experience a morning and afternoon game drives. Additionally, you can choose to visit the Maasai community for cultural experience.
Day 4 Mara – Nairobi.
We start with an early morning wildlife tracking at the park, then back to the lodge for breakfast and check out. We later depart back to Nairobi with stopovers along the route at curio markets for African curio and wear sampling.
This year’s top wildebeest migration is expected to occur in July and August in Masaai Mara. This is a world know migration that occurs every year as the wildebeest migrate in search for greener pastures. Such an experience is what you shouldn’t miss whatsoever, invite your family and friends and enjoy this immersive migration. To travel with the best affordable tour company in Nairobi, get in touch with us.
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