6 Days Masai Mara Safari Adventure

Start your journey in Nairobi; Africa’s fourth-largest city. This Kenya safari gives travelers an excellent opportunity to experience the best that Kenya has to offer. Experience the vibrant and exciting places with fascinating attractions such as – café culture, unbridled nightlife, the National Museum, the Karen Blixen Museum, and most notably just 20 minutes from the city center, lion and buffalo in the world’s only urban game reserve.
You’ll then spend time in the Masai Mara National Reserve, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the Big Five, and a host of other wildlife, including cheetah and over 570 species of birds. If you’re looking for an authentic African safari experience, this Masai Mara safari adventure will provide you with exactly that.

Summary

  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Price: From US $2,860 Per person sharing
  • Destinations: Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Accommodation Type: Luxury
  • Best time to visit: All year
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INCLUSIONS

  • English-Speaking professional Driver Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Complimentary EOS Merchandise
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day®
  • Traveller’s Valet® Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes, including VAT
  • 24/7 EOS On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Itinerary Overview

Day 1

Welcome to Kenya

  • Today you Kenya adventure starts. On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, you will be transported to Fairmont the Norfolk, the only international city hotel in the world bordering a national game reserve. This will be your home for one night with your breakfast included. There is something breathtaking about waking up to the sight of zebras, giraffes, ostriches and gazelles grazing right outside your window.

Accommodation: Fairmont The Norfolk

Day 2-5

Explore the Masai Mara National Reserve

  • After spending one night at Fairmont The Norfolk, you will be transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met and transferred to Sarovacamp, located around one of the most spectacular locations in the entire Mara Ecosystem. You will stay on a fully inclusive basis, with all your meals and selected drinks included.
  • If you’re looking to see Big Cats, the Masai Mara National Reserve is an excellent place to spot them. The Mara has been called the Kingdom of Lions and these powerful hunters dominate these grasslands. Cheetahs are also a common sight in the Mara, as are hyena and smaller predators such as jackals. You’ll have an excellent opportunity to spot them by enjoying scheduled game drives across the Mara plains.

Accommodation: Sarova Mara

Day 6

Bon Voyage

  • Enjoy your last breakfast in the Masai Mara before you will be collected at Sarova Mara Camp and transferred through to the airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Wilson Airport followed by a transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, where you will board your connecting flight back home.

Our website contains all you need to know to start researching your Tanzania adventure. We keep it as informative as possible, but it is always worth getting in touch directly, by email or telephone. As with any destination, things change and the excellent deals we get from our suppliers vary from week to week, which means your best source of information, travel advice, and recommendations will always be our expert consultants.

Eyes On Serengeti is our new itinerary-building which gives you the freedom to explore your options online before speaking to an expert. It is an excellent tool for you to get an instant price for your dream trip before you work with a Tanzania expert to fine-tune it and make it a reality.

Our Planning safari Guide to Tanzania is a good place to start if you are in the initial research stage of your planning. It provides a brief overview of what a Tanzania holiday has to offer, a few of our favorite things about Tanzania, and how the experts here at Tanzania Odyssey can craft an itinerary to suit your special interests and expectations.

The majority of Tanzania’s wildlife is resident year-round, so safari experiences and wildlife viewing can be fantastic year-round. However, April and May can be rainy and are probably best avoided – especially if you are also planning time on the beach. Generally, the best time for dry-season wildlife viewing is from July – October. However, The Great Migration is exceptional in February, as this is calving season, so there are definitely exceptions to this rule! We cannot stress enough that the most effective way to find the best itinerary to suit you is for you to call us and discuss.

Zanzibar: Most people visit the island of Zanzibar after their Tanzania safari. Zanzibar has a huge variety of boutique hotels to suit a range of tastes and budgets, with a similarly wide range of activities, including diving. The island does mostly conform to the Indian Ocean idyll that its name suggests, although some beaches are tidal, so it is worth doing a bit of research on our Zanzibar beaches page before setting your heart on a specific beach resort. Stone Town is also a great non-beach town to explore whilst staying on the island.

Tanzania experiences two dry seasons, lasting from January to March and June to September. If you’re coming to Tanzania for the sublime array of wildlife then we recommend timing your visit with either of the dry seasons. The reason being that the vegetation is less dense, so game viewing is somewhat easier and animals tend to head to commonly known waterholes, rivers, and lakes for refreshment.
The second dry season from June to September is the most popular time to visit Tanzania. So if you want the great weather and easily found wildlife but fewer crowds, maybe plan to visit between January and March.

April to May and October to November mark the rainy seasons in Tanzania. The first rainy season, from April to May is seen as the heaviest and a raincoat is a must-have. The second, from October to November, then sees lighter rainfall.
The rainy seasons can be a beautiful time to visit as the vegetation is at its most lush and green. Rainfall tends to fall in short showers, interspersed with bursts of sunshine, which can make for some excellent photography. April to May is also the low season in Tanzania, so parks are usually less crowded and rates for accommodation and tours can be lower.

If you’re visiting the vast Serengeti, time your visit with the second dry season from June to September to experience the annual highlight of the great migration. This epic natural event sees millions of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope migrate north to the Masai Mara in Kenya from July to November.

This is also a great time to visit if you’re looking to do a combined safari to Tanzania and Kenya. But if you’re looking to avoid the crowds the migration brings, visit the Serengeti in the first dry season from January to March, which is also the wildebeest calving season.

Wildlife viewing inside the Ngorongoro Crater is excellent year-round. However in the dry seasons, from January to March and June to September, the grass on the crater floor is short – making Africa’s iconic wildlife much easier to spot.

If you are looking to climb Kilimanjaro then there are a few things to bear in mind. The warmest months are January and February, however these also bring with them the largest numbers of trekkers. By March through to May the rains come making trekking potentially more challenging – however there are considerably less people on the mountain.
June to August then see colder temperatures but less rain and September and October are fairly dry with pleasant temperatures. November to December see the rains return but the temperatures are still quite mild. Despite what the daytime temperature is, it gets cold at night on the mountain and naturally the closer you are to the summit the colder it will be.

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