Kenya-masai Mara Wildlife Tour

Location
:Maasai Mara, Kenya
Season
:Aug - Sep
Duration
:7 Days6 Nights
Event Type
:Adventure, Experience, Tour
Level
:Moderate
Start From
:Nairobi, Kenya
Ends
:Nairobi, Kenya

Kenya-masai Mara Wildlife Tour

Maasai Mara, Kenya
7 Days6 Nights

Event Overview

The Wildebeest migration is also known as Worldcup of wildlife, If there is a safari you must go on, this has to be it. Its magical, its indescribable and its a must visit for all the wildlife lovers and photographers. No where on the earth you will find such huge movement of animals together as this migration. More than a million animals migrate from Tanzania to Kenya in search of better pasture, loosing more than lakhs of their loved ones to Predators, fatigue and thirst. Its a drama of life and death when they end up crossing Mara river and hungry crocodiles are ready to grab the feast. After all the odds and struggle they finally reach their destination just to stay for a while before they realize its time to move back.

Masai Mara Reserve : The Masai Mara Game Reserve is often called simply “The Mara” – a Masai word meaning “mottled” – a reference to its patchy landscape. It hosts over 95 species of mammals and 570 recorded species of birds. The wildlife of the Masai Mara is world-renowned, with the so-called “Big Five”- buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion and rhinoceros – evident throughout the year. The “Big Nine” – including cheetah, zebra, giraffe and hippo – extends this experience.
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Event Details

Schedule

Day 1 - India-Nairobi (Flights reach Nairobi in the evening)
  • Arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, after you disembark off the flight, clear with immigrations and custom procedures. You will be then met by our representative, welcomed and briefed about your safari. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at Nairobi.Dinner and Overnight at Nairobi. (Meals : Nil)
Day 2 - Nairobi to Lake Naivasha (120 Kms, 2.5 hrs)
  • After breakfast depart for Lake Naivasha for lunch at one of the hotels. After lunch an exciting game drive by boat is planned for the afternoon. Lake Naivasha is part of the Great Rift Valley. The game in this park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee feel out in the paradise. The Park is a home to stunning flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos, which literally turn the lakeshores in to a magnificent pink stretch. The bird life here is world renown and over 400 bird’s species exist here, including White Pelicans, Plovers, Egrets and Marabou Stork. It is also home to a sizaeable population of Hippos. Such amazing sightings will be followed by Advanced Wildlife Photography Workshop conducted by our Wildlife Photography Expert in order to prepare you all to shoot the Great Migration at Masai-Mara. Meals and overnight at a Lake Naivasha . (Meals : BF, Lunch, Dinner)
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Meal

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Adventure Activities

Photography
Wildlife

Amenities

Firstaid
Accommodation
Guide
Transport

Transportation

Private Vehicle and Flight

Pickup Details

Pickup Time: 06.00 PM Drop Time: 06.00 PM

Things To Carry

  • Luggage:
  • Please pack in a couple of small soft duffel bags (NOT in hard suitcases), to facilitate loading in the small luggage compartments of the light aircraft that fly you from place to place. Your hand luggage should include your camera equipment, toiletries, medicines and a change of under clothes.
  • On internal flights, the total luggage limit, including hand luggage, is 33 pounds/15kgs per person.
  • Clothing: What to pack?
  • Kenya is casual. Please bring neutral colours. Remember, as there is lots of dust, khaki is always good. The best method of dress is layering. Early morning and evening game runs call for a sweater/fleece or windbreaker over a cotton long-sleeved shirt. A T-shirt or short-sleeved cotton shirt is good for mid-day. Hats are a must. Cotton or poly trousers, shorts, sneakers or comfortable hiking shoes are recommended.
  • Evenings are cool around the campfire but casual. A fleece with a light-weight turtle neck and jeans are perfect. Safari style jackets/vests are convenient for photographers with their many pockets for film, lenses etc.
  • For the Day:
  • 2 to 3 pairs of shorts , 5 to 6 cotton shirts, bathing suits.
  • Enough underwear , socks and hankies.
  • Sunscreen, 2 pairs comfortable walking shoes, hats or caps.
  • For the Evening – warm clothes for the cool:
  • 1 safari jacket, or 1 light weight jacket, or a fleece jacket or a windbreaker , 2 long sleeve shirts.
  • 2 pairs casual trousers.
  • Also remember to bring:
  • Insect repellent (for the body) any special medications or prescriptions (bear in mind that you may not find your prescriptions in Kenya so bring enough)
  • Extra pair of prescription glasses and sunglasses, contact lenses – as it is dusty bring ample cleaning solutions .
  • Small, lightweight flashlight, lotions, kleenex, moisturisers, chapstic.
  • Personal cosmetics, toiletries, scarves, money belt, binoculars – extremely important.

Policy

Included

  • Accommodation and meals as mentioned in the above itinerary
  • Ground transfers in Safari Van
  • Game drives in 4 x 4 Safari Van
  • Game drives on private basis
  • Park entrance fees
  • Services of English speaking driver/guide
  • Greet and meet Services
  • Wildife Photography Expert and Sessions
  • Mara Village Visit
  • GST

Excluded

  • All international air transportation
  • Any domestic flights unless specified above
  • Visa fees (US$ .50.00 per Indian passport holder and US$ 100.00 per US Passport holder. The visa can be obtained through a Kenya embassy in advance of your trip or upon arrival at the airport/entry point
  • Tips/gratuities to hotels/lodge staff / driver guide
  • Any item (s) of personal nature i.e. tobacco, porter age and laundry
  • Drinks not included with meals in Nairobi and game parks.

Terms & Conditions

This is to inform you that Kenya has enforced a ban on the use of plastic bags from 28th August 2017. This ban infers to the use, manufacture and importation of the banned plastics within Kenya and especially affects plastic carrier bags. All guests traveling into Kenya with duty free plastic bags shall be required to leave the bags at the entry points and seek alternative carrier bags. We request that you do not carry plastic bags whilst visiting or working in Kenya as there are penalties for those caught with them. If you have a plastic bag containing duty free items, we advise that you exchange the bags with a woven one provided on board and give the attendants your plastic bag for disposal. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this ban.
Dos and Don’ts while on safari
Don’t photograph the people or their homes and livestock without asking permission first, and don’t be offended if you’re asked to pay for the privilege—it’s customary in some areas, particularly with the Masai who expect payment.
Don’t encourage your driver to go off road on safari to get closer to the animals. Some will happily do this for the promise of a tip, but it is against national park rules and destroys the environment for the animals.
Do stock up on insect repellent and general medicines in case you suffer from minor ailments while you are out on safari without access to a pharmacy or a doctor.
Do take more camera film or memory cards than you think you’ll need. There are great photographic opportunities on safari, and most people get carried away taking photographs of animals. If you run out, it is very expensive to buy film or cards in the national park lodges.
If you are going on a Safari, watch your clothing choices. Prefer dull colored clothes and avoid Bright colors (such as whites, pink, orange, fluorescent colors etc)
When on safari, please do not get out of your vehicle, unless you are told it is safe to do so. Do not attempt to go for walks outside the lodge premises, when staying in game lodges/ camps.

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