Kenya's capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. When railway construction workers reached this area in 1899, they set up a basic camp and supply depot, simply called 'Mile 327'. The local Maasai called this highland swamp Ewaso Nai'beri - the place of cold water.
The camp became a rustic village, and then a shanty town, which by 1907 was the capital of all of British East Africa. It was soon an important centre for the colony and a mecca for adventurers, hunters and travellers from all over the world.
Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of the Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa's largest, and most interesting cities. Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep.
South Western Kenya is the heartland of the Maasai and at the heart of these lands is the Maasai Mara Game Reserve, widely considered to be Africa's greatest wildlife reserve. The Mara comprises200 sq miles of open plains, woodlands and riverine forest. Contiguouswith the plains of the Serengeti, the Mara is home to a breathtakingarray of life. The vast grassland plains are scattered with herds of Zebra, Giraffe, Gazelle, and Topi.
The Acacia forests abound with Bird life and Monkeys.Elephants and Buffalo wallow in the wide Musiara Swamp. The Mara andTalek rivers are brimming with Hippos and Crocodiles. Each year theMara
plays host to the world's greatest natural spectacle, the Great Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti.
From July to October, the promise of rain and freshlife giving grass in the north brings more than 1.3 million Wildebeesttogether into a single massive herd. They pour across the border intothe Mara, making a spectacular entrance in a surging column of lifethat stretches from horizon to horizon.
Maasai Mara has a range of accommodation to suit all budgets, tastes and interests. Thereare very basic campsites where you can pitch a tent and sleep undercanvas in the wild, well appointed safari lodges, luxury tented campswith large, fully furnished tents, small private camps for yourexclusive use and much, much, more.
Day 1 :
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta Airport, you will be met by our representative and transferred to Stanley hotel. The evening is yours to relax, allowing your mind and body time to adjust to different time zone. Dinner on own arrangements. Overnight at Stanley Hotel.
Day 2 :
Early morning wake up call, followed by breakfast at the Hotel. Pick- up by our Driver- Guide and depart for Masai Mara National Reserve so named to mean the "spotted plains" in the Maa language. Arrive in time for lunch at The Mara Simba Lodge. Afternoon game drive at the Reserve. This is home to the greatest concentration of large mammals and is widely recognized as Africa's ultimate wildlife reserve. The park is the northern annexe to the vast Serengeti-Mara ecosystem, famous for its annual migration of wildebeest. This is a spectacular place of breathtaking sceneries, never-ending plains and the most abundant variety of wildlife remaining anywhere in the world. The landscape is made up of rolling savannahs dotted with patchy shrubs and bush thickets. Dinner and overnight at The Mara Simba Lodge (Lunch & Dinner) .
Day 3 :
: Another day spent at the Maasai Mara National Reserve doing morning and afternoon game drives across the plains. Vast numbers of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual migrations, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the landscape to feed on the rich new grass and give birth to their young. You will also have an opportunity to see elephant, giraffe, prides of lion, and thousands of impala, topi, grant's and Thomson's gazelle. All meals and overnight at the The Mara Simba Lodge (Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner)
Day 4 :
Breakfast at the Camp. Morning drive to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch on own arrangement. Afternoon transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi for Check- In for your outbound flight.
Packages starting from AUD 988 per person Your Package includes :
Accommodation for 1 night in Nairobi as stipulated in the itinerary
Accommodation for 2 nights in Masai Mara as stipulated in the itinerary
Breakfast in Nairobi & all meals in Masai Mara
Meet & Greet at the Nairobi international airport with private transfer to your hotel
Transportation to Masai Mara in a Custom built minivan
Services of an English speaking tour driver/ Guide
Game viewing drives and park entry fees as per itinerary