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3-Day Short Safari to the famous Masai Mara

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Day 1 : Depart Nairobi and drive to Masai Mara, afternoon game drive

Visiting: Nairobi and Masai Mara

Your driver guide will pick you up at your Nairobi hotel and you will drive through the beautiful landscape of the Kikuyu farmlands before descending the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, home of extinct volcanoes like Longonot and Suswa. Stop in Narok for picnic lunch en-route.

After lunch, continue across the Loita Plains past occupied and abandoned manyattas (the nomadic Masai villages built out of the bent poles and cow dung).

On arrival in Masai Mara proceed for your game drive and glimpse at the majestic wildlife of the Masai Mara. Return to the camp or lodge/tented camp for dinner.

NOTE: It is an approximately a 5 hour drive between Nairobi and the Masai Mara.

  • Meals: LD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping
  • Standard Lodging: Mara Sentrim Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, or similar
  • Luxury Lodging: Masai Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, or similar
  • Elite Lodging: Kitchwa Tembo Camp, Karen Blixen Camp, or similar

Day 2 : Full day of wildlife viewing in the Masai Mara (optional Maasai village visit or hot air balloon safari)

Visiting: Masai Mara

A full day is spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills. The Masai Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game, black maned lion, leopard, cheetah, and elephants.

For an extra cost, you can visit a local Maasai village or enjoy a hot air balloon safari early in the morning.

  • Meals: BLD
  • Budget Lodging: Camping
  • Standard Lodging: Mara Sentrim Camp, Mara Sopa Lodge, or similar
  • Luxury Lodging: Masai Mara Sarova Camp, Mara Serena Lodge, or similar
  • Elite Lodging: Kitchwa Tembo Camp, Karen Blixen Camp, or similar

Day 3 : Early morning game drive, transfer to Nairobi

Visiting: Masai Mara to Nairobi

Optional early morning game drive before breakfast, then drive to Nairobi.

  • Meals: B

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