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Good morning Ken

Just wanted to write a brief note to say thank you very much for organising our trip, and also to sing Sam's praises.  He was very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable - he made us feel very well looked after and was a pleasure to be with for our time on the Mara.  We didn't manage to hit the Big 5 but nevertheless had a fantastic time, and I'm sure will return when we have the opportunity.
Graham Townsend. UK.

Thanks for everything. Maasai Mara was great, food was great, staff were great, service was great! To be recommended. Antje and Marc, Bern

Very good stay and very good safari. The best! Flemming, Denmark

Thanks for realising all our dreams , in 10 days! Bert and Stien, Belgium.

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4 Days/3 Nights Maasai Mara "The Greatest Show On Earth"

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Operating from July to October, a 4-day safari to the Maasai Mara to witness the greatest animal spectacle in the world … the annual Wildebeest migration from the plains of the Serengeti,

"AFRICA'S LAST WILDLIFE EPIC"!
Billed as "The Greatest Show on Earth", the migration is a last reminder of the great cyclical rhythms that Africa moved to before the coming of the white man. This is how the continent thrived before borders were created; how climate, flora, and fauna achieved a mysterious balance that we have long since trampled over on the rest of the planet. This is a spectacle without rival. Huge herds moving up and down the plains, grazing and calving, dodging the many predators that share their turf…. A show not to be missed by nature lovers and photographers!

** Regular Departures.

Day 1 Nairobi - Maasai Mara
Morning departure from Nairobi, descending the escarpment and driving along the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the Maasai town of Narok. After a stop for refreshments, proceed to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve with game viewing enroute to the overnight camp.

Day 2 Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Full day game viewing with picnic lunch.
The Maasai Mara Game Reserve is an extension of the Serengeti and covers an area of around 1500 square kilometres. It is the most popular of Kenya's parks and is rich in resident game with over 95 species recorded. After calving at the beginning of the year, the wildebeest remain in the Serengeti until April or May when the grasses are plentiful. Around June the Serengeti dries up and the wildebeest begin to move north in search of greener pastures. Accompanied by hundreds of zebra, the huge herds move across the rolling plains towards the Kenyan border. On reaching the Maasai Mara around July, they begin their lemming-like dash across the Mara River, with many being lost due to drowning, or being taken by crocodiles. The next few weeks are spent grazing in the rich grasslands of the Mara. In September or October, the herds begin gathering for the return journey across the river and back to the Serengeti. Naturalists estimate that the wildebeest cover between 800 and 1100 kilometres a year on their circular migration from the Serengeti to the Mara and back.

Day 3 Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Another full day of game viewing in this natural wonderland. Each day brings new discoveries, and being in the right place at the right time is the name of the game. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 Maasai Mara - Nairobi
After breakfast we undertake a morning gamedrive before leaving the Reserve. After exiting the gate, we can make a short stop at one of the local Maasai manyattas, (optional), to enable you to take photos, and to give you a brief glimpse into their way of life. We continue via Narok to Nairobi, arriving late afternoon.

Note: The migration is governed by the rains of Tanzania and Kenya and is therefore unpredictable. No guarantees can be given that you will see the wildebeest migrating or view them crossing the river as this may happen earlier or later than expected. The only guarantee is that you will see plenty of game, and that you will be given the opportunity to witness as much as possible.

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Included:
Transport to/from Nairobi, experienced and licensed wildlife guide, Park entry fees, accommodation as stated, meals while on safari.

Not included:
Personal insurance, visas, sodas and alcohol, items of a personal nature and tips.

Hot Air Ballooning can be done during any of our Maasai Mara safaris and attracts a US$20 discount off the normal rates if booked at the same time as the safari, through us.

BELOW IS A LIST OF THE MORE POPULAR GROUP SAFARIS. Click on the name to see the full itinerary.


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