1: Masai Mara
in the morning from the
and head west for Masai Mara.
The Masai Mara is a fascinating ecosystem
covering 1,500sq km of Savannah, grasssland,woodlands and riverine forests. It
is inhabited by the "Big five", as well as a diversiy of other plain
game and arich variety of bird life.Every year, ussually between july and octomber,the
promise of rain brings more than 1.5 million Widebeest and Zebra together in one
massive herd headed for the rich bounty of lush grasslands in the Masai Mara.They
congregrate at the river,their crossing
into Kenya from Tanzania is a dramatic spectacle fraught with lurking danger from
crocodile and other hopeful carnivores.
Wildebeest are abundant and their migration
patterns include not only the spectacular Mara - Serengeti migration,but also
seasonal treks by Kenya's own home-bred wildebeests.These creatures follow thegrass
wherever it is found.Because the migration last for up to four months, visitors
have ample opportuinity to see the action.This unforgetable sight has long been
dubbed the"Greatest Show on Earth" Last year it added the long - deserved
title of seventh wonder of the modern world.
As the vegetation and water holes
dry, the herds start the trek north. Following the rain pattern they cross the
Tanzania / Kenya border to the rich Kenyan Masai Mara in search of the 4,000 tons
of grass they eat each day. By September and early October they start winding
their way back to Tanzania.
The sight of the mass migration is awesome. Many
do not survive this trip as they expire from exhaustion and injury or fall prey
to hungry crocodile in the struggle to cross the Talek and Mara rivers. As the
migration unfolds, the wildebeest, zebra and gazelle are trailed by the predators-
lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena and scavenger birds. It is an event one cannot
afford to miss.After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive in the game reserve
which is Kenya's finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450
species of animals have been recorded here. Although July, August and September
are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra,
there is also resident wildlife year round. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within
the dispersal area of the game reserve.
and overnight at a camp.
and overnight at the Camp.
2 & 3:
From the comfortable base of the camp, explore the parks
amazingly high concentration of game. Maasai cultural dances will also feature
on the last evening.
and overnight at the camp.
Depart from the camp in the morning and drive north while viewing
game and make a stopover at Narok town with a chance to buy a souvenir or a cup
of tea to arrive back in by late afternoon.
IS INCLUDED IN THE SAFARI:
- Transport in a 9-seater safari minibus
- All game park entrance fees
- All campsite fees
- All campsite equipment
- Three meals a day
- All government taxes and levies where applicable
WHAT IS EXCLUDED FROM THE SAFARI:
- International airfares
- Accommodation whist in Nairobi
- Transfers from or to the airport upon arrival
and departure respectively
- All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone
calls and laundry
- Tips and gratuities to driver guides, lodge, or hotel