Home to a variety of wildlife, the Masai Mara is one reserve where you can see the "Big Five" in a single morning. The Masai Mara stretches out over a flat grassy plain and is most famous for its annual migration of millions of wildebeest.
Photographic opportunities are endless. Many species of wildlife are comfortable with the game viewing vehicles and come up close for the perfect picture.
A visit to a hospitable Maasai village gives your Masai Mara safari a cultural edge. The Maasai live a traditional way of life in a "Manyatta", living in simple mud covered straw huts. With over 500 species of bird life and open scenery the Masai Mara should definitely form part of your Kenyan safari.
Lake Nakuru is a very shallow strongly alkaline lake 39 square miles in size. It is set in a picturesque landscape of surrounding woodlands and grasslands next to the town of Nakuru. The landscape includes areas of marsh and grasslands alternating with rocky cliffs and outcrops, stretches of acacia woodland and rocky hillsides covered with forest on the eastern perimeter.
- Private departures start every day of the year.
- Group departures with standard lodging start every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
- Group departures for Masai Mara (lodges) start every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Itinerary in Brief
- DAY 1: Drive to Lake Nakuru, afternoon game drive
- DAY 2: Drive to Masai Mara, afternoon game drive
- DAY 3: Masai Mara, full day game drive
- DAY 4: Early morning game drive, transfer to Nairobi
- Game drives to see plentiful plains game and the famous big cats of the Mara
- Optional visit to a real Maasai village
- Classic African plains scenery
LOCATIONS: Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara