8 Days best of Masai Mara safari
8 Days best of Masai Mara safari: game rides, walking- horseback riding, and hot air balloon.
Plunge yourself in pure drama as you observe lions chasing after zebras, wildebeest cross the crocodile infested mara river. Fives and tens of thousands of wildlife occupy I single look, the Masai Mara really aplace to experience . your 8 days safari will entail the prime Mara highlights such as exploring the different sceneries, the hot air balloon rides that ends with popping of the champagne, the Masai people cultural encounter , scenic game drives , walking safaris with the Masai warriors v and the horse back safari.
Day 1: transfer from Nairobi Masai Mara national reserve.
The Masai Mara brings a whole of the different pictures when spoken of, the very first that lingers in your mind could be the huge number of wildlife that occupy the park, the pure drama that unfolds as the predators hunt their prey, the serenity of the environment, the encounters of the masai warrior tribe with an experience of their rich culture.
They journey to experience all the amazing stories of Masai start off by a pick from a hotel that you spent a night in Nairobi or from the airport after your landing, drive west of the Nairobi in the lush countryside heading to the masai mara, the drive time could take you 5 hours. Arrive to the park as you are welcome with losts of wildlife and if you happened to have made up your mental tick list, almost half of the list could be fulfilled in the first game drive. Check in at your lodge for lunch and a brief relaxation. Head for an evening game drive with chances of spotting wildlife. Depart the game drive and drive to your lodge for dinner an overnight stay.
Day 2: Masai Mara national reserve (experience action at the Mara River).
The wildebeests graze inn large groups, elephant herds squirt water from their trunks in the mara river, cheetahs sprinting around to catch their earliest meal of the day is what you will problby encounter on your Mara river experience. The plains are filled multitudes of mammals in 100s , 1000 ie you will see hyenas gazing in expectation and focus of their next opportunity at the river banks, giraffes gently moving passed the game drive vehicles, prides of lions relaxing to unwinds and lay ambush, antelopes focusing on the grazing. Sometimes is confusing to know which way to look, spend the morning and afternoon game drive immersing yourself into masai mara.
In the Mara river offers lots of opportunities, with the wildebeest crossing to the Masai Mara sides in search for fresh grass to feed the extremely immense herds to the massive nile crocodiles patiently waiting to pounce and make a kill of any wildebeest that succumb to their jaw power, and the hippos pods haggling around. The mara river attracts lots of wildlife from all corners of masai mara each group with unique opportunity. Some to have a drink, other to make a kill, bathing and cooling off. The game drive around the river will surely vindicate each animals motive. Depart the game drive and head straight your lodge for dinner and a night stay.
Day 3: Masai mara national reserve (Game drive surrounded by the huge herds).
Masai mara national reserve is where the center of massive herds of wildlife and largest concentration of wildlife can be found. The mara area brings unforgettable experience for any travelers, spending along time in the mara triangle grants one more experience of the rich and massive wildlife sanctuary. enjoy the game drives in the reserve to find our more.
Spot the zebras enjoy each other’s company in a guard that see them rest their necks on each other’s back, observe the leopards descend down the shelter area( trees) to an unaware gazelle there by plunging its teeth deep in the throat of the gazelle in a silent kill. See hippos bask in in the river banks not caring about other river occupants i.e. the crocodiles, come across the hyenas , vultures , impalas, lions, buffaloes and elephants make their to the water points to cool off . Also see wildebeest running around the park. Later head back to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Masai mara to mara Naboisho conservancy, hot air balloon safari on Masai.
The sun rises in the sky, projecting its rays clear enough to catch your attention, your will be triggered to know that its ye another day filled with lots of surprises. You will soar in hot air balloon with eccentric view of Masai mara, below the hot air balloon basket; you will see clusters of herds in the Masai forming an agreeable pattern affirming the assertion of mara splendor and endowment.
Upon your landing, a private game drive will lead you north to mara Naboisho conservancy. Just like your experience while in the hot air balloon ride, you will have another surprise of encountering another wonderful ecosystem, with the lawns not covered with a few zebras but several zebras. Its just a single lion on the rocks but several prides an a good day. The Naboisho conservancy is also another iconic place in the mara area filled with several wildlife the only thing you won’t see are people , this is because the conservancy is highly protected area. Only the guests at the camp are allowed to access the conservancy. So one has got to check in at kichehe valley camp. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodget/camp.
Day 5: mara naboisho conservancy.
While residing in Kicheche you be swept away by the beauty that nature holds, integrating the environment and the wildlife at the same time. The camp consists of luxury canvas tents ensuit. Yet unfenced giving interactions with nature the fullest touch. Once doing your own relaxation such as reading , a book you can be interrupted by the moving elephants, giraffes, herds of wildebeests and may more.
You will again conduct a game drive in the park game to experience the naboisho. Naboisha has turned to be a haven for cheeters, leopards and other big cats the cats have it easy to raise their cubs since the place is quiet and tranquil. There is also a lot for the big cats to eat. Later after the whole day of running around. Retire to the camp to relax as you observe nature from your comfort preferably at your baclcony.
Day 6: Ol-kinyei conservancy, walking safaris with the Masai warrior guides.
The Masai mara warrior’s red blankets flow as you walk through the plains. The plains has got substantive numbers of zebras that you will see as transcend deeper in the lawns. Wildebeest jump out of nowhere to your way as you walk. The Masai tribe of people has for so many years together along with the wildlife. They graze their cattle in the plains as well equipped with traditional ways of keeping the big cats from their way or causing any havoc. The warriors will be your guides on the walking safari.
Follow through as you view herds of elephants, gazelles grazing; appreciate the guide’s knowledge as they keep you off the way from the herds of buffaloes. One your way you will stop along the Masai Boma community, they will bring you close to see the entire community with lots of interactions on their cultural diversities. Wind back towards the camp meeting several other wildlife on your way. You will appreciate the intimate immersion with the animals without any sound of the vehicles.
Porini camp will be your accommodation.
Day 7: ol-kinyei conservancy (horseback safaris)
Ol-kinyei is situated in the north east of Masai mara, it’s one of the least populated wildlife conservancy in Masai mara national reserve, few predators. This opens a whole lot of tourism activities some of which include walking safaris and horseback safaris. Spend you morning o the saddles on a horse ride into the wilderness, as you ride you will come across zebras, wildebeest herds and other wildlife. Experienced riders can actually gallop with the horses, while learners will simply ride as they enjoy pristine beauty of the Masai mara.
Porini camp is an amazing place for those doing safaris in this sector of Masai mara, it crafted for wildlife fanatics granting one a feel and nearness of nature, which further is accelerated by the roars of the kings of the jungle with the camps proximity. Depart the morning game drive and head out for an evening game drive in the park another highlight of the private conservancies. You come across fresh lawns getting you deeper to the wildlife, come across leopards whose movements are not common but rather prefer hanging out on the trees. Return to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 8: ol- Kinyei conservancy to Nairobi.
After the memorable 7 days at Masai mara game reserve, you will either fly back to Nairobi or transfer by road if you are interested in knowing more of the countryside. But before your departure, you could opt ot do a mornging game drive to say a proper goodbye of the park.
After getting to Nairobi , you will be transferred to the main airport for your connecting flight home.