The Ultimate Mara Migration Experience: A 5-Day Journey through the Maasai Mara National Reserve
Full Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Your journey begins in Nairobi, Kenya's bustling capital. Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), you'll be warmly welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel in a comfortable vehicle. Relax and unwind after your long journey, and spend the evening exploring the vibrant city at your leisure. Nairobi offers a diverse range of restaurants, bars, and cultural attractions to suit every taste.
Day 2: Nairobi - Maasai Mara National Reserve
After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you'll depart for the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The drive takes approximately 5-6 hours, and you'll have the opportunity to enjoy the stunning scenery along the way. As you approach the reserve, you'll be greeted by the vast expanse of the Mara plains, teeming with wildlife. Upon arrival, check in to your lodge and have lunch. In the afternoon, embark on your first game drive in search of the iconic wildebeest migration. Witness the awe-inspiring sight of thousands of wildebeest grazing on the lush plains, and keep an eye out for predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs.
Day 3: Maasai Mara National Reserve
Wake up early to the sounds of the African bush and enjoy a hearty breakfast before setting out on a full-day game drive. Spend the day exploring the diverse landscapes of the Maasai Mara, from the rolling grasslands to the winding rivers and dense forests. Keep your camera ready as you search for the Big Five - lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino. In the afternoon, enjoy a picnic lunch in the wilderness and continue your game drive until sunset.
Day 4: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Optional Activities
Today, you have the opportunity to participate in optional activities that offer a unique perspective on the Maasai Mara. Consider taking a hot air balloon ride over the plains for a bird's-eye view of the migration, or visit a traditional
Day 5: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Departure
On your final day in the Maasai Mara, enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on a morning game drive. Make the most of your last few hours in the reserve, searching for wildlife and capturing those unforgettable memories. After lunch, bid farewell to the Maasai Mara and depart for Nairobi. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your international flight back home.
- Accommodation in Nairobi and Maasai Mara National Reserve
- All meals during the safari
- Game drives and park fees
- Airport transfers
- Professional English-speaking guide
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, tips, and beverages
- Optional activities like hot air balloon rides and cultural visits
Apart from game drives, consider a hot air balloon ride over the Mara for a unique perspective. Also, visit a Maasai village to learn about their rich culture and traditions.
What to Pack:
Pack light, breathable clothing, a good pair of binoculars, a hat, sunscreen, and a good camera. Don't forget a warm jacket for the cool mornings and evenings.