The Mara day trip is a full day excursion from Nairobi to Masai Mara game reserve departing Nairobi before dawn and enjoying a 5hr game drive. Below is a Masai Mara day trip itinerary and timings.
|Masai Mara Day Trip (1 Day Tour Mara)||
|2 Pax||3 Pax||
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Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya- Africa. The reserve is located in the Great Rift Valley in primarily open grassland.
Wildlife tends to be most concentrated on the reserve’s western escarpment.
The Masai Mara is regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November.
There have been some 95 species of mammals, amphibians and reptiles and over 400 birds species recorded on the reserve.
Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino).
Here are Best 10 attractions of a Masai Mara Day Trip itinerary
The Masai Mara Day Trip highlights are as below:
1: Greatest abundance of wildlife than in any park in Africa
2: Masai Mara Highest concentration of big cat predators including lions, cheetahs, leopards, cerval cats
3: Largest Masai Mara prides of lions with some as large as 40 members
4: Easiest park to see the big five animals including Buffalos, elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos
5: Greatest migration of wildlife with 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles
6: Masai Mara River and its large 18ft crocodiles and hippos
7: The intriguing Masai people’s culture
8: Over 400 species of birds to see in Masai Mara
9: View of the Great Rift Valley enroute to the Masai Mara
10: The awesome Mara river crossing of the wildebeest migration season.
Here is the schedule of a Masai Mara Day Trip itinerary
0500 Hours: Masai Mara game reserve day trip starts from your Nairobi hotel going through the Great Rift Valley floor and up the western escarpment into Loita plains.
0900 Hours: Arrive in the Masai Mara game reserve and start your game drive in this unending savannah grasslands consisting of undulating plains and uninterrupted views.
Masai Mara game reserve is located some 280km north west of Nairobi on the Loita plains.
The game reserve size is 1510sqkm and is only small part of the larger Serengeti ecosystem. The Masai Mara game reserve has the highest plant biomass per square mile as compared to Serengeti.
Masai Mara game reserve is home to more than 3 million animals and the greatest concentration of big predators including lions, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, serval cats and others.
The game reserve is also home to some of the highest numbers of plains game including the elusive black rhinos.
Masai Mara game reserve is the most popular national park in Kenya due to its abundance in wildlife and rich game drives as well as the annual wildebeest migration which sees 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrate over 3,000km across two countries.
1000 Hours: Continue with your full day game drive looking for elusive animals like the leopards and rhinos. Observe the cheetahs taking a vantage point over your vehicles hood or the lions using the shade of your vehicle to escape the midday sun.
1300 Hours: Enjoy your packed lunch in the comfort of your car as you do your game drive.
1400 Hours: View the Wildlife in the plains and the hundreds of lion prides as you exit the park.
1500 Hours: Exit Masai Mara game reserve for your return journey back to Nairobi.
1900 Hours: Drop off in your hotel in Nairobi
End of Masai mara game reserve day trip
Price: Usd 220 per person (in a group of 2 persons minimum)
Here are 6 Masai Mara Day Trip prices for different categories
|Masai Mara Day Trip Group||Cost Per Person excl park fees $|
|1 person Masai Mara private trip||350|
|2-3 persons Masai Mara private trip||220|
|4-5 persons Masai Mara private trip||210|
|Above 6 persons masai Mara private tour||200|
|Children above under 18yrs||75% of adult rate|
|Children below 3 yrs||Free of charge|
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