The Masai Mara National Reserve (also spelt Maasai Mara and often referred to as The Mara) is the park where Federico Veronesi has spent the best part of the last six years, and one of the places with the highest photographic potential in Africa and the world. It is part of the Greater Serengeti Ecosystem, and it hosts the famous Wildebeests’ migration during the dry months of July to October.
The Masai Mara is a National Reserve, managed locally by the Narok County Council. It shares its border to the south with the Serengeti, Tanzania. Its surface spans for 1,510 square kilometres, at an elevation of 1500 Meters above sea level. It comprises of different habitats and environments.
0700hrs Depart Nairobi for a journey south along the floor of the great rift valley then past Narok climb the western wall entering Hemingway’s country ‘’Serengeti plans’’ Lunch at Narok. Afternoon enjoys a game drive in this famous reserve. Dinner and overnight at any of the preferred camps
Lenchada Camp* www.lenchadatouristcamp.com*
Rhino camp * www.rhinorivercamp.com*
Early morning balloon safari is available as an option at USD 450 per person. The Balloon launches at 0600hrs and takes one hour. On landing, you will be welcomed with a champagne bush breakfast.
Full day game viewing whereby you leave the camp after breakfast with picnic lunch.
The Mara is the land of African legend: Lion are abundant throughout the park, as are the elephants, giraffes, and a variety of gazelle species and zebra. Cheetah and leopard are also regularly seen and, less commonly, rhino. The annual wildebeest migration, one of nature’s few remaining wildlife spectacles, occurs in the Mara from July to September where the big animals and their predators are to be present in abundance during the time frame of this trip. Several species of Bee-Eater, the flying rainbow that heads the list of Mara’s birds, occur in the reserve. As well as wildlife, the Maasai Mara is also home to many members of the colourful Maasai tribe who may be seen around the borders of the park – Morans (warriors) loping across the plains, young boys herding goats, or elders grouped under a tree discussing matters of the day. Dinner and overnight at any of the preferred camps
Early morning game drive. Return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart for Nairobi. A stopover is provided at Narok Town to browse in the bustling, vibrant Masai markets to buy curios and handicrafts. Lunch at Narok. On arrival in Nairobi drop off at the airport for onward flight.