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The Mara offers wildlife in a large variety and abundance: Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.
The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following hot on their heels are the predators of the Savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Optional: An early morning hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost.
Day 1: Arrival in Masai Mara – Wildlife Immersion Begins
Upon your arrival in Masai Mara via a convenient flight from Nairobi, our team warmly welcomes you to the captivating wilderness. From the airstrip, you’ll be escorted to Sentrim Mara Camp, your comfortable base for the next two days. After settling into your accommodation, take a moment to relax and soak in the tranquil surroundings.
Indulge in a delightful lunch at the camp’s restaurant, where you can enjoy both satisfying cuisine and breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. The afternoon brings your first exciting game drive in the renowned Masai Mara National Reserve. Encounter the Mara’s diverse inhabitants, from regal lions and massive rhinos to graceful giraffes and stately elephants. As the sun sets, return to the camp to unwind, sharing tales of your wildlife encounters with fellow travelers.
Day 2: Great Migration Exploration – Departure
Rise early to the calls of the wild and embark on a predawn game drive that could potentially reveal one of nature’s most remarkable events – the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras. Depending on the timing of your visit, you might witness this awe-inspiring phenomenon as they traverse the landscape in search of water and pasture. Keep your eyes peeled for the predators of the savannah – lions, cheetahs, and hyenas – following closely, a mesmerizing display of the ecosystem’s dynamics.
Return to Sentrim Mara Camp for a hearty breakfast, relishing the moments of your morning adventure. The rest of the morning offers leisure time, perfect for enjoying the camp’s amenities or simply taking in the serenity of your surroundings. Savor a delicious lunch at the camp’s restaurant before considering an optional early morning hot air balloon safari (at an extra cost) for breathtaking aerial perspectives of the Mara.
As the day draws to a close, bid adieu to the enchanting Mara landscape. You’ll be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi, carrying cherished memories of your wildlife encounters and the natural wonders of the Masai Mara. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change based on flight schedules and availability.