Tuesday, 23 June 2015

4 Days Mara Camping

Maasai Mara Wildlife Budget Under Canvas Safari - 3 Days / 2 Nights

Trip highlights:
This is a 3 days safari into Maasai Mara during the Annual Wildebeest Migration. Maasai Mara is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. The trip will start immediately after your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport onto Maasai Mara Game Reserve through the Great Rift Valley. You will be able to see plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya's big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard among a host of other different animal species; not to forget the great interest in the park, the migration of wildebeests as from July - October every year, making it the seventh wonder of the world. You will travel in private minibus and stay in tented camp while on this safari.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara Game Reserve
On your arrival, you will be met by our Tour Manager who will brief you on your safari as you depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve arriving on time to check in at the camp, take your Lunch and then depart for an afternoon Game viewing drive till dusk.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve, now the New 7th wonder of the world and 4th preferred tourist destination in the world is a home to wildlife in such abundance and variety that it is difficult to imagine. The most spectacular event of the natural world takes place here; The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture while being followed on their heels by the predators of the savanna; lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vulture. It hosts over 450 species of animals which include lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp or similar.

Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Pre-breakfast Game viewing drive followed by a morning and an afternoon Game viewing drives the whole day with your lunch en route. An option of balloon Game viewing is available.

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Optional Balloon Flight
You can opt to carry out your game viewing activity on an adventurous and unforgettable balloon flight over the spectacular Mara at an extra cost. This package includes a champagne drink in the wild making it much interesting.

The Masai community is so significant to tourism industry when it comes to their culture. Starting from their dress code, the color red is so significant in that they scare away wild animals as they co-exist with them. They believe that God, Enkai, gave them cattle, therefore they believe that all the cattle belongs to them. That's the reason why they have been known due to their cattle rustling. Although the Maasai are known for their nomadic life and cattle keeping, there is a group of agricultural Masai, known as IL Loikop, who look down upon by the cattle keeping group, the Wakwavi, since they believe they are the true Maasais created to keep cattle. A Maasai Homestead (enkang popularly known as the Manyattas) is made from cow dung and wooden sticks from the leleshwa plant. Women are the ones responsible for putting up these magnificent homes. However, a homestead contains several Maasai houses which are surrounded by a fence made also by branches of the leleshwa plant where the herds of goats and cows are confined in during the night hours. There are other Manyattas made far away in the wilderness during their Morans as they prepare their headset, the motonyik, before they return home.

Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp or similar.

Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi - Departure
After breakfast proceed on game drive to flash out the numerous wildlife species that have made Maasai Mara their home. In the afternoon relax at the camp or proceed to the Maasai Manyattas (homes) for a cultural visit and a time of interacting with the people of this warrior tribe. For those interested in the Great Outdoors you can have a period of hiking in the company of Maasai guides.

Day 4: Maasai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi - Departure
Pre breakfast game viewing drive if you still want some more.After your breakfast depart for Nairobi City arriving in time for late lunch at a city restaurant and be dropped at the Airport in time for your departure flight.

Cost Includes:
  • Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Transport in a tour mini van
  • Services of an English speaking tour driver/guide
  • Professional Chef and food plus cooking equipment
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as per itinerary
  • All Government taxes and levies

Cost Exclude
  • Accommodation on arrival in Nairobi
  • Hot air balloon flight in the park
  • Price is subject to confirmation at the time of booking)
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax / email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Laundry services
  • Any other item not included in our itinerary
  • Toiletries and Other Items of Personal Use
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