Day 1: Nairobi – Maasai Mara
We depart Nairobi after breakfast, stopping at the viewpoint of the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. After checking in at our camp/ hotel we are served with a lunch. As the heat of the day subsides, we proceed for evening game drive in this park. This is an extension of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park as an artificial border only separates the two. Dinner and overnight at the Maasai Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Drive
Early breakfast followed by a full day of game drive within the reserve. The Maasai Mara is famous for its black manned lions, elephants and buffalo that make three out of the ‘big five’ though luck is essential for spotting the other two namely park’s animal concentration and abundance is second to none. We will cater for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool where with luck you may spot crocodiles basking on the rocks. Numerous plains game including antelopes, wildebeest, zebra, Maasai giraffe can be seen as well as scavengers like hyena and vulture. In the late afternoon (at an extra cost), go for optional activities like having a nature walk, visiting Maasai villages to see the nomadic lifestyle or swimming in the nearby lodges. Rest of meals and overnight at the Maasai Mara Sopa lodge.
Day 3: Maasai Mara – Nairobi
We start the day by a pre-breakfast morning game drive at 6:00 am. After full breakfast, depart the Mara region for Nairobi. Lunch can be arranged at Kiambethu tea farm; an old colonial home established by the early settlers and the pioneers of tea growing in Kenya. There will be a talk on tea: its arrival in Kenya, the growing, processing and up to when you put it into your cup. A short walk in the tea plantation and into a small remaining part of indigenous forest completes the tour. We have a healthy farm lunch and thereafter transfer to Nairobi.
Options are of course many and varied and in many cases, we can be flexible about the itinerary for accommodation facilities and the extension of the safari destinations.