Come to the incredible country of Kenya and experience the breathtaking beauty of the Maasai Mara National Reserve from both land and air.Set off on safari in the Maasai Mara from Nairobi for 2 nights and 3 days and travel conveniently by air to enjoy more time in the park to see the animals and beautiful landscape.
Masai Mara is the most famous National Reserve in Kenya, with its open rolling grasslands and abundance of wildlife renowned for its good game viewing. It sustains all of the “Big Five” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard as well as an astonishing wealth of other game. Often a whole range of different species is in view at one time. Each year, usually in June/October the Mara is host to millions of wildebeest who migrate north from Serengeti. The marvelous wide open views and interplay of light and shadow are themselves worth a visit to the Mara.
Pick from your Nairobi hotel to Masai Mara via road or flight. On arrival in Masai Mara you will be met by our driver guide and you will have time for lunch and settle in your room and later enjoy the afternoon game drive. This game drive normally goes until 1830hrs and back your preferred accommodation. Either Serena Safari Lodge or similar for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Mara Serena Safari Lodge, Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok Lodge, Ashnil Mara Lodge
Early start at 0430am, Today there will be a possibility to take a hot air balloon ride. “Take to the skies for the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. You’ll ascend in the early morning, when winds are most calm. Watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air. Slowly the big, colorful bag begins to bulge and take shape. Now board the traditional wicker gondola basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendor over the plains, you’re up, up and away – for the flight of a lifetime!
After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausages, home-made breads, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning!
Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you’ll enjoy a game drive en route back to the lodge/camp. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience! Note: Comfortable clothes, a hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. Children below 7 years are not allowed.
Wake up call at 0600am, have a cup of hot coffee or African tea, proceed for early morning game drive, the early morning Game safari offers you golden opportunity for early morning big 5 kills, African Jungle Male Lions are spotted along the trails as well as other Kenya big 5 including the documented the Big Cat Documentary, Lion, Leopard & Black Rhinos if lucky.
The Kenya Trails Game viewing takes about 2-3 hours then return to the the Lodge for full breakfast. After breakfast check out the lodge as you do your final game drive and then drive to the Air strip to catch up with your flight back to Nairobi or head to Nairobi by road. You will arrive in Nairobi and taken back to the hotel.