Famous Mara

3 days / 2 nights

OVERVIEW:

Lying between the Loita Hills to the east, the Oloololo Escarpment to the west, and Tanzania’s Serengeti to the south, the Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the most famous game reserves in the world.

With wide open plains interlaced with fertile rivers, this is the place to go for a safari that gives you the opportunity to encounter a vast variety of wildlife.

Most people who’ve heard of it know two things about the Masai Mara; firstly that it’s the scene of the spectacular wildebeest migration, and secondly that it’s bristling with tourists. The first is certainly true, the second isn’t always (although if this is a concern the Mara Conservation Area which surrounds the reserve is a great alternative away from the majority of the crowds).

SIDE-TRIPS WHILST ON THIS SAFARI

We may be able to build in some of these optional excursions from the Avocet Fly-in Safari. Talk to us: they’re usually best arranged when you book.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Home to greatest migration on earth
  •  Classic African safari scenery
  • Sweeping plains and epic wildlife
  •  Acacia trees across the horizon

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SAFARI ITINERARY

An early morning drive to Masai Mara National Reserve, it holds on as one of the few places left on earth where wildlife still lives comparatively undisturbed, in the numbers that once roamed the plains and forests of Africa. As the northern tip of the vast Serengeti ecosystem, the Mara hosts the spectacular seasonal migration of many thousands of Wildebeest, Zebras and attendant predators. Arrive in time for lunch then have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge.

After breakfast we have a full day dame drive, with packed lunch provided. The reserve is well known for its black-manned lion, as well as its abundant resident wildlife and its one of the few places where it's possible to see the big five during a morning's game drive. Many of the cheetahs are so tame they seek shelter from the hot sun under one's vehicle and several even climb onto the roof to get better view of prospective prey. For the bird enthusiast, almost 500 species have been recorded: among these 16 species of eagle, plus many hawks and falcons, 6 species of vultures, 8 species of storks 4 of bustard (including the Kori bustard, the world's heaviest flying bird), and 9 species of sun birds. Dinner and overnight at campsite or lodge.

Morning game drive in Mara and depart late in the morning to Nairobi, arriving at about 5pm. Lunch en route. End of our services.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

INCLUDED

  • A Special Safari Hamper- Soft drinks, Coffee/tea, and Water during game drives. A bottle of Non-Alcoholic Champagne
  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • Transport 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser with Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)

EXCLUDED

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10-15 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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