4 Days Masai Mara Unleashed Safari: The Mara Unleashed!
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Our driver guide will pick you from the hotel or airport at 7.30am. You will drive to Masai Mara through the Great Rift Valley. You will have a brief stop-over at the view point to be explained on how the Rift Valley was formed and thereafter, proceed with your journey. On arrival at the lodge you will check-in and have lunch. Afternoon will be spent at leisure. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Meal plan: Full board
Day 2 & 3: Masai Mara
Masai Mara. This huge expanse of gently rolling grassland specked with flat-topped acacia trees and trampled by massive herds of zebras and wildebeest – is the ultimate African cliché. But for once the reality lives up to the image and the Masai Mara, which comprises not just the famous reserve but also around a dozen community conservancies, several group ranches and numerous Maasai villages, is for many people not just the highlight of their Kenyan adventure but the very reason they came in the first place. Here, lions, giraffes, zebras and gazelles share the rangelands of the Great Rift Valley with the Maasai people. Many of these warrior-pastoralists continue to keep herds of cattle, sheep, and goats, perform age-old rites of passage, and live off the grid in traditional manyattas (huts of sticks and mud.)
A tour of these great lands will help you understand and appreciate a new way of life. You will comprehend the relationship that the people have with the land is to go on a walking tour with a Maasai guide. learn how the Maasai use virtually every plant you see – like olkinyenyai, which aids digestion and is added to meat soups; or the sap from the osilalei tree, which is chewed like gum; or the sacred oreteti tree, which is only used for prayer and ceremonial purposes. The Maasai usually carry spears, just in case they encounter any predators.
Savor in juicy roast meat served with fresh raw milk mixed in blood as you enjoy a vibrant rhythm in their songs and dances which include the characteristic Maasai jumps. More waits on the ground.
Day 4: Nairobi
Early Morning breakfast at the lodge and check out. This day you will bid Mara “Kwaheri” or good-bye and proceed to Nairobi with a brief stop at the Masai Town of Narok where you will be allowed time to shop for souvenirs and artifacts. You will arrive in Nairobi in the late afternoon.
The cost includes;
- Accommodation in Masai Mara throughout your stay
- Transport in pop-up roof tour vans easy for photography and game viewing
- Services of an English-speaking driver guide.
- Park Entrance fees.
- Game viewing drives in the park
- 1 litre complimentary bottle of water per day
The cost excludes
- Items of personal nature e.g., laundry, drinks, telephone calls etc
- Tips and gratuities
- Anything else not mentioned above