Trip highlights: This is an exciting 4 days safari into the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife. The trip will start from Diani, Mombasa, where you will be picked from and transferred to Maasai Mara National Reserve. During your safari, you will have a chance to spot plenty of wildlife varying from Kenya’s big five; the lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and the leopard amongst a host of other different animal species. After your safari you will be transferred back to Diani by flight and thereafter back to your beach resort in Diani. You will travel in a shared 4×4 vehicle within the Reserve and stay in Governor’s Camp on a full board basis for the 3 nights that you will be visiting.
Day 1: Diani, Mombasa – Maasai Mara National Reserve
In the morning, you will be met by the Tour Guide/Driver at your beach resort in Diani, Mombasa and be briefed about your safari. You will then be escorted you to your vehicle for transfer to Maasai Mara National Reserve by road. You will arrive on time for your lunch at Governor’s Camp and afterwards depart for game viewing till evening.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti National Reserve in Tanzania. It is not the largest park in Kenya, but probably the most famous. The entire area of the park is nestled within the enormous Great Rift Valley that extends from the Mediterranean Sea to South Africa. The terrain is primarily open grassland with clusters of acacia tree. Wildlife tends to be most concentrated in the western border in the Oloololo escarpment because the swampy ground means that access to water is always good and human disruption is usually minimal.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Governor’s Camp
Day 2 & 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve (2 Full Days)
You will spend these wonderful days within this extensive reserve enjoying three game viewing drives per day. All meals will be served at your tented camp or could be substituted by picnic lunches as per the camp’s program. During your visit, you will have an opportunity to spot the great annual migration as well as the big five amongst other types of wildlife found in the plains. In the evening, you will be transferred back to your tented camp for rest and meals.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife reserve. Everything about this reserve is outstanding. Maasai Mara is one of the best plains’ game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a five-mile radius: A pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle, a cheetah and its cub taking a nap on a rock, a pair of ostriches walking the open stretches of the savannah or a gazelle giving birth. Herds of elephants wallowing at a water pool or a herd of buffaloes feeding, crocodiles down hunting the migrating wildebeest or the migrating gazelles. Other live feeding expeditions may include a herd of hyenas fighting for a hunted meal, the vulture tearing the carcasses and the giraffes galloping as they feed on top leaves of acacia trees.
All meals and overnight stay at Governor’s Camp
You will enjoy early morning game viewing and thereafter return to your tented camp for brunch. After brunch, depart for a final game drive. After your final game drive, you will depart the Mara Reserve in the afternoon flight and return to Mombasa, where you will be met and transferred to your beach resort in Diani.
End of Safari
Package cost: kindly inquire by E-mail (cost depends on the number of people travelling and the season of travel)
– Park entrance fees
– Full board accommodation and meals in Governor’s Camp while on this safari
– Return air flight from Mara to Diani
– Transfers from your beach resort to Maasai Mara by road and from the airstrip back to your beach resort
– Three game drives per day
– Service of an English speaking driver/guide
– Transport based on a shared 4×4 with pop up roof for game viewing and photography
– Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
– Government taxes
– Extras at the camp i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
– International flight fees and departure taxes
– Tips to porters and drivers
– Tips and gratuities to camp staff or driver/guide
– Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
– Laundry services
– Travel insurance