Kenya’s Masai Mara Migration Safari 7 Day Safari (14th of Aug – 19th of Aug)

14th of August 2018 – 20th of August 2018

 

Price Per Person Sharing: USD $2447

Price Per Solo Traveller: USD $2897

Limited to 8 people (4 Spaces left)

Day 1: Nairobi

When you arrive in Nairobi, you will be personally greeted by me at Nairobi International airport. You can expect to have one of the warmest receptions ever! Without wasting much time, you will be introduced to your driver who will give you a hitch-free ride to a luxurious lodging at the Boma Hotel. It is expected that you relax and unwind in the hotel as you will most likely be jetlagged from your travel. We will make sure that you have no scheduled activities for the afternoon and evening as we are acutely aware of your need to recuperate. Having a massage in the spa is often a fantastic way to relax your nerves and lessen any stress. This could be followed by a drink at the bar or swimming depending on your preference. You can always treat yourself to a very nice dinner. However, this meal would be paid from your pocket. There are many remarkable options when it comes to culinary adventures in Boma hotel. You could decide to have room service, enjoy a meal at The Boma Nairobi’s in-house restaurant, the Johari Restaurant. If you are feeling up to it, it comes highly recommended that you explore some of the great restaurants around Nairobi.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel

 

Day 2: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Following an early morning breakfast, we will leave Nairobi at approximately 8:00 am and take a scenic drive through the country-side and scenic Great Rift Valley to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai Mara Sopa Lodge is our destination and would be accommodating us for the next four nights. We will check in at approximately 12:30 pm and relish a mouth-watering buffet lunch. Early afternoon would be spent relaxing at the lodge before we head out on our first game drive at 4 pm. This is one of the most adventurous parts of your trip as we will explore the nearby part of the Masai Mara for its many animal species. Like most tourists, the lion which has a high population in this part of the reserve is always the major attraction. You will bask in the breathtaking view of the sunset before returning to our lodge at 6:30 pm. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a buffet dinner with plenty of drinks by the fireplace while feasting your eyes on the mystical Masai dances.

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner (Breakfast not included)

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

Day 3: Masai Mara

After you enjoy a mouth-watering early morning buffet breakfast at 7:30 am, we will be ready to embark on our first full day game drive in the Masai Mara. We will drive towards the Mara river which is famous for its large Nile crocodiles as well as its wildebeest and zebra river crossings which happen regularly this time of year. Along the way, we look for Kenya’s famous wildlife such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, cape buffalo, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, warthog, hyena and many other animal species. This is also a fantastic time to see active cheetahs as they prefer to hunt mid-morning. We will arrive at the Mara river between 11:30 am and 12 pm and drive along the banks for sights of crocodiles and hippopotamus. Hopefully, we will encounter a wildebeest and zebra river crossing. After we relish a tasty delicacy on a picnic lunch, we will then drive back to the lodging and arrive at about 4:00 pm. We will be treated to a complimentary tea, coffee, and snacks on behalf of Mara Sopa Lodge, or buy some drinks while we look at some of your photographs. Later on in the day, we will enjoy a buffet dinner with plenty drinks while watching traditional Masai dances.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

 

 

Day 4: Masai Mara

We will wake you up at about 6.00am so you can head out on a morning game drive. It is expected that the morning will have a beautiful sunrise and it is also a great time to see lions and hyena as they often are still active and sometimes enjoying a fresh kill. After this mind-blowing encounter with nature, we will return to our lodge at 9:00 am and enjoy a buffet breakfast. At 10:30 am, we drive down to the Masai village. This is where the trip gets very exciting as you will engage with the Masai people and culture. We will watch and join in the Masai dances, visit a Masai school, visit a Masai house and shop at the Masai markets which is a great place for memorable souvenirs. After this stimulating adventure, we will return to our lodge for a buffet lunch and spend the early afternoon relaxing at the lodge. Once it is 3.30pm, we will depart for our afternoon game drive. This expedition will take us to the neighbouring parts of the Masai Mara in search of its many animal species. We are often very keen about the lion which has a high population in this part of the reserve. You will bask in the magnetic view of the sunset Enjoy the amazing view of the sunset before we return to the lodge at 6:30 pm. You will be treated to a tasty buffet dinner with drinks by the fireplace to the accompaniment of ecstatic Masai dances.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

 

                                              

Day 5: Masai Mara

In the wake of dawn, we enjoy an appetizing buffet breakfast. At 7:30 am, we depart for our a full day game drive in the Masai Mara. We will drive towards the Mara River which is famous for its large Nile crocodiles as well as its wildebeest and zebra river crossings which happen regularly this time of year. Along the way, we look for Kenya’s famous wildlife such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, Cape buffalo, Masai giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, warthog, hyena and many other species. This is also a good time to see active cheetahs as they prefer to hunt mid-morning. After this audacious exploration, we will arrive at the Mara River between 11:30 am and 12 pm. We will drive along the river looking for crocodiles and hippopotamus and hope to see a wildebeest and zebra river crossing. This exploration would be followed by a picnic lunch and a drive back to our lodge arriving roughly 4:00 pm. You will be greeted with a complimentary tea or coffee and snacks on behalf of Mara Sopa Lodge, while you unwind by the pool and go through your photographs. Later on in the day, you will enjoy a buffet dinner and drinks while enjoying Masai dances.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Masai Mara Sopa Lodge

 

Day 6

After a delicious breakfast, we will leave Masai Mara and return to Nairobi for lunch. You will be conveyed in maximum comfort to Boma hotel for the night and this is where you will have your have lunch. After a brief rest, you will be on an excursion to the giraffe centre. Nairobi Giraffe Centre is a sanctuary of the endangered Rothschild Giraffes which backs on to the famous Giraffe Manor. Here you get a chance to see the giraffes up close and even hand feed them on the platform or from ground level. There is also a 1.5 kilometre walking trail with plenty of bird species. There are also smaller animals of the trail such as squirrel, warthog and the world’s smallest antelope species dik-dik. There is also a teahouse where you can relax and have a drink while watching the giraffes, and a large souvenir shop. All proceeds at the Giraffe Centre go to charities which either help conservation or the underprivileged.

Meal Plan: Breakfast (Lunch & Dinner not included)

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel

Day 7

We will leave our hotel in the early hours of dawn and take a game drive in Nairobi National Park which is home to Lions, leopards, both black and white rhino, buffalo, giraffe, ostrich, warthog, black-backed jackal and much more. After this magnificent exploration, our trip would lead us to David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage where we see the young orphan baby elephants have their morning feed and mud bath. By noon, we will be in our hotel for lunch before we leave for the Nairobi International Airport for departure.

Things Included

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients
  • Transportation and game drives as per itinerary,
  • Accommodation per itinerary
  • All meals at Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Services of an English-speaking driver/guide
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Excursions & activities as per itinerary
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

 

Things Excluded

  • Visas and related costs, Personal Taxes
  • Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions – Hot Air Balloon Ride with Champaign breakfast ($450 Usd)
  • All meals in Nairobi