Explore Masai Mara game reserve in a 1-day layover safari tour from NBO Nairobi airport. It’s possible to do a one day Maasai Mara trip from Nairobi if you can depart at 0500hrs and return to the city by 0830hrs. If you have a full day to spare and your last flight out is anywhere from 2300hrs, you can do this trip without a doubt. Masai Mara main highway has recently been tarmacked which has reduced the number of hours from Nairobi to 4hrs.
6 Spots a One-Day Masai Mara Layover Safari from NBO Nairobi Airport
You can go on a 1 day masai Mara layover trip from JKIA NBO airport and see the big five animals and the wildebeest migration. You can go with friends or your cabin crew workmates from the NBO to see Masai Mara wildlife in a day. Here are highlights of a 1-day masai mara layover safari from JKIA NBO airport below:-
- View road trip scenery on 1 day Masai Mara layover trip
- Cross the Great Rift Valley enroute to Masai Mara stopover safari
- Find Big 5 animals on a Maasai Mara airport layover
- Track wildebeest migration in Mara in a layover day trip
- Watch Birds in Masai Mara 1 day layover tour
- Do a Game drive with Millions of grazers
1-day Masai Mara layover tour from Nairobi Airport. You need to start early to go to Masai Mara on a day trip directly from NBO airport. The tour starts before dawn to make it in good time to Mara. Plan with your friends or workmates to rush to masai Mara for a game drive in a day from the NBO airport for game drive, bird watching, wildebeest tracking, big five animals viewing.
1. View Road Trip Scenery on 1 Day Masai Mara Layover Trip
After pick up from NBO airport for Masai Mara 1 day tour, you will go through green kikuyu highlands and start your descent into the Great Rift Valley. Driving to the Mara is a mix of green hills and valleys giving way to expansive grassland savannahs. The scenic value of the valley is just out of this world. The rift valley is a wide expanse of hazy air below which continues as far as the eye can see.
2. Cross the Great Rift Valley Enroute to Mara Stop over Safari
On the floor of the rift valley are Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot, two volcanic mountains which make for a great hike. Mt Longonot is high and very imposing. Further you can see the vapor plumes of hells gate national park hot springs and geysers in the distant.
You will also see the lush green western escarpment highlands with wide areas of wheat fields. You will also marvel at the wide open savannah grassland in the Masai Mara. Crossing the Great Rift Valley is one of the best moments in your 1 or 2 day Masai Mara safari.
3. Find Big 5 Animals on a Maasai Mara Airport Layover
View the big five animals on a Masai Mara layover safari in a single day. Masai Mara has so many big five predators and may other animals that you are guaranteed to see the big five in a single day. Even though sometimes you may miss the leopards and rhinos in most cases you will see them.
The big five animals are the lions, elephants, buffalos, leopard and rhinos. These are like the holy grail of wildlife watching in Kenya and only one park guarantees you to see them in a single a day. And that park is the Masai Mara game reserve.
4. Track Wildebeest Migration in Mara in a Layover Day Trip
You can track the wildebeest migration animals in the Mara in a single day trip from Airport in the months of July to November. The wildebeest migration is the single largest event that happens in the Mara when 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles cross more than 3,000 miles to get into masai Mara and run back again into Serengeti. The migration is so vast that when they go through the Masai Mara, the grass will look like it has been mowed by a lawn mower.
5. Watch Birds In Masai Mara 1 Day Layover Tour
If you an ardent birdwatcher, you can depart the airport for a bird watching day trip to Masai Mara. The Mara is home to over 300 bird species. There are large grassland savannah birds like the kori buzzard, secretary bird, ostrich and others. There are also birds of prey. You can get a professional bird guide to help you identify over 100 bird species in a single day.
6. Do a Game Drive with Millions of Grazers
Masai Mara is known for the greatest abundance of grazers like zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, impala, topi, elands and many others. Masai Mara has more than 2 million animals to watch spread across very plain and flat grasslands.
In Mara you can see wildlife spread across hundreds of acres of clear grasslands. This makes for a uniquely good game driving opportunity due to ease of viewing wildlife. Masai Mara 1 day layover trip is worth the long 4 hour drive. The pictures you will take here will be proof that the Masai Mara day trip is worth the time and money.
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