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Nairobi & Masai Mara
Best for: Beach, First time, Highlights
For those with less than a weeks holiday left, this trip to Kenya is perfect. Offering excellent game viewing in the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve, guests can find themselves enjoying the beauty of nature on a four day safari.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
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This is the perfect itinerary for those looking to escape for a quick safari break to the Masai Mara in Kenya. After a quick night stop in Nairobi, you will take a light aircraft flight into the Masai Mara Game Reserve where you will stay on the edge of the reserve. Enjoy some incredible game viewing opportunities with a private guide and game vehicle included for the entirety of your stay, providing a more exclusive experience to find lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard, giraffe and much more. The Masai Mara can be visited all year round however if travelling between July and October you may well be lucky to catch the incredible spectacle that is the great migration, as thousands of wildebeest and zebra cross the open plains and brave crocodile infested rivers in search of fresh grass.
Day 1 - 2 : Nairobi, Kenya
Stay at Tamarind Tree Hotel for 1 night
On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met and assisted through customs and the airport. After collecting your bags you will be met by a driver and transferred to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for an overnight stop before your safari begins.
Days 2 - 6 : Masai Mara, Kenya
Stay at Speke's Camp for 4 nights
This morning you will be met and transferred to Nairobi Wilson domestic airport in time for your flight down to the world-renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. On arrival into the Mara you will be met by your guide who will take you to Speke's Camp, located on the edge of the reserve.
You will spend the next four nights here exploring this game-rich area in search of the big five and much more. During your time at Speke's Camp you will enjoy private guiding in your own game vehicle where you will head out on game drives in the early morning or late afternoon, or even out on foot with your experienced guide who will be on hand to teach you about any of the wildlife you might find. If travelling during May to October, you may also be lucky enough to witness the great wildebeest migration.
Day 6 : Nairobi to London
Early this morning you will be transferred to the airport in time for your return international flight back to the UK.
When to go
The best time of year to visit the Masai Mara is during the Great Wildebeest Migration which passes through the Mara between mid July to late October. Travelling in January and February also offers fantastic wildlife viewing without the crowds and the climate is perfect with warm days and bright blue skies. This is also the time of year when plains game give birth to their young meaning predators are never far away. The only time to avoid the Masai Mara is during the long rainy season in April and May. November is considered the short rainy season, however, these are less predictable and are much lighter.
To start planning your tailor-made holiday, call us on (646) 934-8870
Things to do
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Mara River Crossings
The Masai Mara is the perfect location to see the Great Migration, as 1.7 million wildebeest attempt to cross the river to access the prime grazing land of the Mara. This is an unforgettable experience, dubbed 'the greatest spectacle on earth.'
Diving and Snorkelling on the Kenyan Coast
Diving and snorkelling have become intrinsically associated with this beautiful coastline. With a number of reefs, notably a stunner off Wasini Island (Msambweni), one can marvel in the presence of rays, turtles, huge numbers of fish and octopus.
Nairobi Giraffe Centre
One of the best ways to spend time in Nairobi is by visiting the giraffe centre in the affluent Karen area. Get up close with the opportunity to feed these gentle giants...if you're lucky they may even give you a thank you kiss.
Kitesurfing on the Kenyan Coast
The Kenyan coast is renowned for being one of the best spots in the world for kite surfing. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro you are going to love this high octane water activity. A great way to burn off lunch!
Game Drives in the Masai Mara
Game drives in the Masai Mara is where the safari experience as we know it was born. Every morning and afternoon you will have the opportunity to head into the Mara with your guide and marvel in the multitude of wildlife that call this region home.
Walking Safari in the Mara
If staying in one of the conservancies of the Masai Mara you will have the chance to enjoy a guided game walk. This enables you to explore the Mara from an entirely different perspective and is a great way get closer to the bush
Hot Air Ballooning in Masai Mara
Experience the magic of floating over the plains of the Masai Mara in a Hot Air Balloon. Balloon safaris are a fantastic way to experience the vast beauty of the Mara and provide exceptional photo opportunities with spectacular lighting and scenery.
David Sheldrick's Wildlife Trust
Visit David Sheldrick's Wildlife Trust in Nairobi, this is one of the most successful orphan-elephant and rhino rescue and rehabilitation programs in the world. You will witness baby elephants being hand reared and watch them being fed and playing.
From $3145 per person
International economy class flights and airport taxes from the UK
Meals as specified
Selected game viewing activities
Internal flights and transfers
Ask our specialists for prices excluding flights from the UK. This price is as a guide only. The actual price is influenced by fluctuations in exchange rate, time of year, travel class of flights and the use of private versus shared excursions. Single supplements are likely to apply.