3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya (Great Wildebeest Migration)
Let’s go adventure the great wildebeests’ migrations in Maasai Mara National Reserve on this 3 days Maasai Mara Safari in Kenya with Frunk Fancy Travels.
The Wildebeest Migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and is also known as the World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has to be it.
The Maasai Mara national reserve and the Serengeti National Park together form what no other reserve in the world can! It is incredible, it is magic, it is indescribable and it is WOW! Trust me when I tell you, the activities lined up for you and the experience will give you a safari experience of a lifetime
Detailed 3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya
Departing from the capital of Uganda, Kampala, we drive down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley.
We shall enjoy the serenity of the countryside all through just after leaving the city Centre.
This is a 16hours drive and so brace yourself for exciting scenes like the escarpments, and the rift valleys.
We shall have lunch en route. We shall arrive right time for dinner. Then we take our first thrilling game drive in the Maasai Mara game reserve, East Africa’s top safari destinations.
The Mara reserve incorporates 1510 km² of incredible, wide-open landscapes and fertile riverine woodland following the looping meanders of the Mara and Talek rivers in Kenya.
One glimpse is enough to explain its appeal; it is typical open savannah, with a mass of amazing wildlife.
Returning from our first foray into Maasai Mara we have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.
The next day is spent game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Maasai Mara National Reserve.
Our full Day game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve.
On clear days, the Mara offers fantastic orange-tinged sunsets well-worth capturing on camera.
Wherever you go in the vast Maasai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Maasai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest.
Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal.
Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common. The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of greener grass before turning south again in October.
Hot-air balloon trips are an entirely outstanding way of seeing the savannah plains teeming with wildlife.
These Maasai Mara balloon trips can be arranged at extra cost (USD 450 PER PERSON). The exciting bit of this day is being part of the phenomenon Great wildebeests as you sip your bottle of wine
Maasai (Masai) Mara Nation Reserve
This is a vast game reserve in the semi-arid Narok county in Kenya. It is contiguous with the Serengeti national park in the Mara region of Tanzania.
It is named in the honor of Maasai people who are the ancestral inhabitants of the area. Mara means spotted in maa, a Maasai language.
Maasai Mara is globally famous for its exceptional population in wildlife and wildebeest’s immigration to and from Serengeti every year during the dry season from July to October.
This is commonly known as the Great Migration. A visit to the reserve is great venture to undertake for cultural tour of one of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, the Maasai.
This noble tribe is one of the very few tribes we have retained most of their traditions. It has a team of traditional dancers who dance o their call-and -dance response singing and perhaps their most widely known dance is the damu or rather jumping dance.
You can get to join the dancing as these flexible male dancers jump higher and higher to the rhythms of the enchanting music accompanying to their dance stroke
Maasai Mara has several tourism activities. Among others, these are the hot air balloons over the reserve, safari drives, nature walk, bird watching, site seeing, guided bush walk and hiking
The Maasai Cultural Tour
This tour is to the Maasai village, a place which is in its own right one of a kind. Just outside the Massai Mara National Reserve is a Maasai Community called Mara Rianda.
There is a traditional Massai homestead (Manyattas) which consists of 48 traditional houses surrounding a cattle enclosure (www.governorscamp.camp )
Masai Mara safari will give you a chance to visit some of the oldest inhabitants of East Africa, live in villages made up of small grass-thatched mud and structures.
They are surrounded by their cattle, which are their prestigious possession. Their cows are regarded with an outstanding reverence.
Besides this, they also own other smaller livestock like goats. The noble tribe is one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle and lore. The Maasai people speak “Maa”
What you notice as soon as you enter the village, are the many visible colors of Masai garments. The men poised with their spears, stand tall and proud.
The women, on other hand are bejeweled with bright beaded earrings and scarves, both adorned with the brilliant red, blue and purple patterns of the shukas they wear.
The bright shukas contrast strongly and vividly with the greens and brown of the landscape.
The appealing beadwork of neckless, bracelets and amulets has just more than just an ornamental value.
The women create these meticulously handcrafted pieces to express their identity and social status
Standing in muted contrast to the colorful villagers are the brown and grey of the Masai’s houses called Boma.
These are small structures with thatched roofs. As a tradition, it is the duty of the Masai women to build sturdy dwellings.
They begin with a framework of timber poles into which they interweave smaller branches to form a structure.
These are then covered with a mixture of mud, grass, cow dung, urine and ash. Their men build the protective fencing around the village to ward off lions and other predators from their livestock
A visit to the Maasai village gives you an opportunity to join in their graceful ever-changing rhythmic call-and -response singing, and perhaps their most widely known dance in the Adumu or ‘jumping dance”.
You also get to acquire a handmade souvenir, specially crafted to remind of your thrilling visit to Maasai Mara
3 Days Maasai Mara Safari Kenya Highlights
Day 1: Nairobi to Maasai Mara – Kenya
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya
Day 3: Maasai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
Safari Inclusions and Exclusions
- Transportation in a tour van/Land cruiser
- Service of an English -speaking tour guide/driver
- All activities mentioned in the itinerary
- Park admissions
- Accommodation on full board
- Entrance fees to all destinations as per the program
- Transfer to and from the airport
- All activities not mentioned in the program
- Phone calls bills
- International transfers
- Gratitude to tour guides
- Personal insurance
- Personal effects of any nature
- Hotel fees before and after the Kenya safari