SAFARI: SPECIAL MIGRATIONS
If you wish to see the Great Migration and explore Mara plains in depth, this 5 day safari is perfect for you! You will spend 2 fantastic nights within Masai Mara National Reserve, and 2 nights in the more exclusive Mara North Conservancy, far away from mass tourism and where you will have night game drives to watch predators on a hunt like you were on a National Geographic documentary!
PakaSafaris, as always, will provide for you exclusive use of 4×4 well equipped vehicles, professional english-speaking guide and high standard lodges and camps for luxury comfort and unforgettable experience.
5 DAYS – 4 NIGHTS
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY 0: LANDING AT NAIROBI JKIA
DAY1: NAIROBI – MASAI MARA
DAY 2: MASAI MARA
DAY 3: MASAI MARA – MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
DAY 4: MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
DAY 5: MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY – NAIROBI
- Private Toyota LandCruiser with a pop-top roof hatch
- Bottled water on your vehicle
- Private professional english speaking guide
- National Parks and concession fees
- Full Board accomodation
- Night game drive
- Bush breakfast
- Daily game drives
- Flying doctors insurance
- Items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees (50$)
- International flight
- Hot air balloon safari (extra cost)
- Extra lunch on the last day
- All drinks
- Accomodation and meals in Nairobi (extra cost)
- Visit to Nairobi attractions (extra cost)
- Walk safari (extra cost)
- Sundowners (extra cost)
ITINERARY DAY BY DAY:
DAY 0: JOMO KENYATTA AIRPORT AND TRANSFER TO NAIROBI
We will leave from Nairobi for the first destination not later than 6 a.m.
We recommend you to stay one night in Nairobi the day before your safari. You can use this time visiting the city and its main attractions: David Sheldrick Orphanage, Giraffe Centre and Karen Blixen Museum. Or you can just rest and refresh up after your flight.
You will meet your guide/driver on the following day , leaving for the first destination.
DAY 1: MASAI MARA
Travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve today, to view the annual wildebeest and zebra migration herds. Peaking between July and October, one can observe an annual wildlife spectacle quite unlike any other, as over as million zebra, wildebeest and other ungalates move into the Masai Mara plains in search of water and fresh grazing.
From Nairobi to Masai Mara: about 5 hours/5 hours and a half along the spectacular Rift Valley route.
After your first game drive en route to your camp, you will reach it in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drive on the Mara plains.
Overstay and dinner at your camp.
DAY 2: MASAI MARA
Today you have all the day to explore the Masai Mara in depth, with your personal guide.
During midday hours you can rest up in your tent and enjoy uninterrupted views over the river, the perfect spot to quietly observe or contemplate the wilderness.
Between the months of July and October one million wildebeest, accompanied by vast numbers of zebra and gazelles, make the long and dangerous trek to this corner of Kenya. But if you visit Mara ecosystem during other periods, you will find a lot of wildlife anyway, with the highest concentration of herbivores and predators in all Kenya and Africa.
DAY 3: MARA CONSERVANCY
Today full day on Mara Plains.
In the morning you will have a game drive still within Masai Mara National Reserve, exploring different areas.
You will leave behind the National Reserve in the late morning entering in the most exclusive and secluded area of this fantastic ecosystem: the Mara North Conservancy.
Mara North Conservancy is in fact a protected area north of Masai Mara National Reserve, being part of the same ecosystem. It is run by local masai community and the rules here are less restrictive than within the National Reserve. It is an area far away from mass tourism, because only those who stay in the limited number of camps and lodges in this area can visit it. Here infact you can drive off road, approching predators very closely, do walk safaris, have meals in the bush, do night game drives (here it is very common and easy to see predators on a hunt , because of the presence of big lion prides and because of off road permission). The only difference between Mara North Conservancy and the most famous Masai Mara National Reserve is that you will not be able to see the crossing of wildebeest and zebras on the Mara river within the conservancy, because wildlife don’t cross Mara River in the upper north, but you will see anyway big herds of animals on movement during migrations. You will have the opportunity to see the crossing while you’ll stay at the National Reserve.
You will reach your lodge for lunch
Afternoon game drive.
Dinner at the lodge and overstay.
DAY 4: MARA NORTH CONSERVANCY
Today you have all the day to explore the Mara North Conservancy in depth, with your personal guide.
During the morning game drive, your guide will stop in the middle of nowhere and set up a picnic spot…There is nothing like an early morning breakfast in the bush with giraffes and zebras!
During midday hours you can rest up in your tent and enjoy uninterrupted views over the river or over the plains, the perfect spot to quietly observe or contemplate the wilderness.
And after a thrilling afternoon game drive, you will start your night game in search of nocturnal wildlife. Here it is very common and easy to see predators on a hunt , because of the presence of big lion prides and because of off road permission.
Dinner at the lodge.
DAY 5: YOUR JOURNEY ENDS
It’s time to bid farewell to the bush.
After breakfast and a morning game drive you will go back to Nairobi in time to connect with your international flight or domestic flight to the coast for a Beach Holiday: you may choose to stay at our exclusive Nyumba ya Paka Boutique Hotel or you can rent our whole villa Lions House, if you are a big group.
You may decide to fly to Nairobi or to the coast, directly from one of the numerous Mara airstrip, instead to spend 5 hours or more on the road going back to Nairobi.
The indicative cost for 2023 on a 2 person basis in August is 3600 € per person, including the first night in Nairobi before departure.
If you want a customized price, based on the number of participants and the season,
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