Be amazed at the wonders of the Great Plains on the Masai Mara Safari
Anyone who is even the slightest bit interested in safari should experience the incredible Masai Mara Safari in Kenya. This is a year-round safari destination; with a temperate climate, sweeping scenery, and plenty of action.
Once a year, this open grassland becomes home to the largest herd of mammals anywhere in the world, sustaining over 3 million animals for a period of 4 months. From June to September, the Great Migration makes its way into the Masai Mara, and the drama that unfolds is unparalleled. The Great Migration reaches its climax when the mega-herd of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle have to cross the mighty Mara River; a gauntlet filled with massive crocodiles and flanked by prides of lions. The sheer numbers of the wildlife you will see are staggering and incredible animal interactions keep mounting as the numbers and the pressure build around the crossings.
When the migration leaves, the plains seem to open up and a new story evolves. With the wildebeest gone, predators have to find alternative sources of food, and so the timeless battles between lions and buffalos resume. Cheetahs too have to start looking harder for food, and can often be seen walking through the grasslands and chasing down gazelle, while the leopards leave the cover of the thickets that dot the plains, and come out to hunt. A safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara is never to be forgotten.
At the end of each incredible day on the plains, you come back to the fine luxuries of a lodge that seems to answer all your needs before you even ask. Ice cold drinks, scrumptious food, and comfort beyond expectation are all a standard on this safari, only made better by the friendly service that delivers it.
Given its popularity, the Masai Mara offers several flights to different reserves within Kenya, so extending your safari is really easy. Kenya has a lot to offer, so be prepared to be amazed. Contact our safari specialists to help you plan your dream safari!
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Suggested itinerary for The Masai Mara Safari in Kenya
Upon your arrival at Nairobi Internal Airport you will be met by a local guide and transferred to your hotel in Nairobi where you can spend a relaxing evening enjoying some good food and local hospitality.
After a wholesome breakfast, you will be transferred to Wilson Airport for your short charter flight to the Masai Mara. Your ranger will be ready to greet you at the airstrip, and it is not uncommon to see plenty of wildlife on the drive between the airstrip and the lodge so make sure you have your cameras ready! A delicious lunch awaits you at the lodge before you head out onto the great plains for your first safari.
Day 3 - 8
Rising at dawn, begin each morning with a hearty breakfast before setting out in open 4×4 vehicles for the morning’s safari. As you bound around the plains enjoy sweeping views of the open grasslands, and the shimmering Mara River under the hot African sun. Whether visiting during the Great Migration with tens of thousands of animals dotting the plains, or during the dryer time of year when you can expect plenty of predatory action, this safari will leave you in awe.
Lunch is often served al fresco next to the MaraRiver if you choose to spend the entire day on safari, alternatively return to the lodge for a restful lunch before continuing with an afternoon safari. At the end of the day, gather around the fire place or at the lively bar for pre-dinner drinks to recount the day’s adventures.
A final morning safari rounds off an incredible week before you head to the airstrip for your charter flight back to Nairobi in time for your onward travels.
Highlights from The Masai Mara Safari in Kenya
Best time to go:
This safari can be enjoyed year-round
8 nights / 9 days
5-star lodge in the Masai Mara
Nairobi International Airport (NBO)
The Great Migration, Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Leopards, Elephants
Full board accommodation
All internal flights and transfers
Drinks (excluding premium brand alcohol)
All scheduled safari activities
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