5 Day Maasai Mara

US$1365 per person sharing

Day 1: Nairobi

There are plenty of activities you can choose from for today including:

  • Visit David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage

  • Head to Kibera to visit Amani Kibera’s projects including the library

  • AFEW Giraffe Centre

  • Karen Blixen Museum

  • Nairobi Museum

  • Nairobi National Park Animal Orphanage

  • Matbronze Art Gallery & Foundry

  • Nairobi National Park

  • Bomas of Kenya

  • Horse riding

  • Shopping

  • Helicopter excursions

  • Browns Cheese Tour

  • Circle Art Exhibition

  • Horse racing at Ngong Race Course

  • Spa treatments

Included meals: Dinner



Day 2: Nairobi to Maasai Mara

After an early breakfast, drive to the world famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve.  Maasai Mara, Kenya’s greatest wildlife reserve, is without a doubt Africa’s most famous safari destination. The Maasai Mara Ecosystem is where over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate annually.  It also holds one of the highest lion densities in the world, which is why it the home of the BBC wildlife channel’s Big Cat Diary.  Other game includes: leopard, cheetah, buffalo, rhino, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion, plains game, crocodile and small mammals including mongoose, hyrax, dik dik and the nocturnal porcupine.  Enjoy a late afternoon game drive followed by dinner.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 5 hours


Day 3: Maasai Mara
Spend a full day game driving in the Maasai Mara. The abundance and variety of game in this reserve is nothing short of amazing. Nearly every mammal can be seen in the Maasai Mara, including various antelopes, scavengers like hyena and vultures, and all the cats (lion, cheetah and leopard).  Sighting a leopard needs luck more than just being there, but lions are abundant and there are excellent chances for spotting cheetah. The hippo pool is a popular spot to watch out for hippos; with luck, you may catch crocodile basking on the rocks. Elephants, buffalo, the Maasai giraffe, wildebeest and the common zebra abound. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.  

You might want to add one of the following experiences to your trip:

  • Bush breakfast, lunch and/or dinner

  • Sundowners

  • Nature walks

  • Ballooning

  • Spa treatments

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 4: Maasai Mara
Start the day with an early morning game drive or optional hot air balloon flight.  After breakfast proceed on another game-viewing session. After lunch visit a nearby Maasai village to see their nomadic lifestyle and learn about their culture and traditions. Spend the night with the Maasai.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approximate driving time: 2 1/2 hours

​Day 5: Maasai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast, head back to Nairobi, stopping for lunch en route. 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

*This quote is a guide only, and is in no way binding. The final price of the tour will be quoted at the time of booking, based on individual preferences for accommodation and other inclusions/exclusions.

 

Ask us about resident rates and group discounts

 

Included:

  • Pick up and drop off at your Nairobi accommodation

  • All accommodation - hotel in Nairobi, a tented camp in Maasai Mara, and a tent without en suite in the Maasai village.

  • All transport and tours/game drives as listed on the itinerary in a comfortable safari van with pop-up roof fit for photography, game viewing and touring (upgrade to 4x4 Land Cruiser/Rover for an additional US$355 per person)

  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide

  • Meals as listed in the itinerary

  • Maasai Mara Game Reserve entry fee

  • Maasai Village visit

  • All road taxes and tolls

  • Two litres bottled water per day

 

Not included:

  • International flights and visas (approximately $50, to be confirmed by you for your nationality)

  • Tipping or gratuities – an entirely personal gesture

  • Travel insurance

  • Meals not listed

  • Personal expenses or room charges including laundry, drinks and phone calls

  • Vaccinations

  • Additional optional activities

  • Flying doctors cover available for an additional US$10 per person

Going on safari in Kenya for the first time as a family group of 14 aged between 5 and 72 years makes for a challenge in organising. Tracey at OTA immediately made us feel safe by listening, suggesting, thinking along with us and very quickly providing an itinerary that made it a lot easier to grasp what an adventure it would be - even within our limited budget!
We had 2 amazing days in the Masaai Mara - camping in a really nice little campground and with delicious camper-food cooked and served by Tracey. The kids enjoyed the space to play, sit by the fire and run around when we were not stuck in the car watching amazing sceneries and wild animals in the Mara.
Afterwards 2 amazing days with Masaais in Maji Moto - warrior training, community projects, widow village, herbal medicine, bonfire without paper and matches, ceremonial goatkilling, singing, dancing, sleeping under the stars in the bush etc. We learned SO much about the culture and young as well as old had the best of times. 
THANK you OTA for finding these pearls for us in the jungle of lodges and camps in Kenya.

We would recommend OTA for your family adventure at any time!!!

 

- Hanne F, Kenya

Tailored Itinerary in Kenya, December 2015

 

Partners' combined experience of 17 years

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