Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Pick up and drop off at residence and depart for Masai Mara by road at 0630hrs. Arrive Mara Simba Lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive. Accommodation at Mara Simba Lodge or similar. (FB)
Maasai Mara - This world-renowned reserve, which stretches over 1510 sq km (938 sq mi) of open rolling grasslands, is backed by the spectacular Esoit Oloololo (Siria) Escarpment, watered by the Mara River and littered with an astonishing amount of wildlife.
Famous for the abundance of the “big five” (Lion, Leopard, African elephants, Black Rhinoceros and Cape Buffalo) as well as the Maasai people, well known for their distinctive custom and dress. Hippopotami and Nile crocodiles are found in large groups in the Mara and Talek rivers. Cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, and bat-eared foxes can also be found in the reserve
The ultimate attraction is undoubtedly the annual wildebeest migration in July and August, when millions of these ungainly beasts move north from the Serengeti. While you're more likely to see endless columns grazing or trudging along rather than dramatic TV-style river fordings, it is nonetheless a staggering experience.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Early morning game drive that promises to be thrilling. Breakfast at the lodge. Time at leisure. Lunch Mara Simba Lodge. An early evening game drive to view the largest population of lions to be found in Kenya as well as herds of beasts in Masai mara. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Simba Lodge. (FB)
Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi
Early morning game drive at 0630hrs. Return to Mara Simba Lodge for breakfast. Depart for Nairobi. Arrive Nairobi. Drop off at the residence. (B)