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The Roar of Mara
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Masai Mara - The Mecca of wildlife nestled in the southwest of Kenya spreading to 1510 Km2. Those beautiful documentaries on BBC and Nat Geo it’s all here...

  1. The Majestic lions with impressive manes, elegant leopards adorning trees, the sprint of the cheetahs, herds of elephants making their way across endless the plains, the swing and sway of the giraffes and the Wildebeest migration- greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth when over a million wildebeest cross plains, valleys, and rivers in search of fresh pasture.

  2. The roar of the “King of Beasts”, the chirping of the crickets, the echoing call of the hyenas, the deep throaty cry of the Masai, the chorus of the wild in the endless Savannah, sets your pulse racing, nevertheless wanting you to come back again and again and immerse in the magic of the wild Masai Mara.

  3. “There is language going on out there – the language of the wild. Roars, snorts, trumpets, squeals, whoops, and chirps all have meaning derived over eons of expression… We have yet to become fluent in the language -and music- of the wild.”

Itinerary Details

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The Roar of Mara Itinerary
  • Met on arrival at JKIA, transfer to hotel for stay on Bed & Breakfast. (B&B)

  • Breakfast, depart by 6:30 am for Masai Mara. Along the way stop at the Escarpment View Point for a stunning view of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive by lunch time. Go for game drive at 4:00 PM to spot the vast variety of wildlife and birds. Followed by the Sundowner- the perfect way to end an amazing day in Mara – enjoy the cocktail with biting in a breathtakingly beautiful location, watching the sun slowly sinking down the landscape. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Wake up before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal. Your guide will take you for the exclusive breakfast experience in the bush. Drive back to the lodge, rest of the morning at leisure. Go for an evening game 3:30 pm-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, return for breakfast. Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Afternoon at leisure. Lunch. Evening game drive 3:30-6:30 PM. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. (B, L, D)

  • Morning game drive 6:30-8:30 am, Breakfast, bid your farewell to majestic Mara and depart for Nairobi. Transfer to JKIA to board the late evening/night flight back home. (B)

Activities

  1. Game drives at Masai Mara

  2. Bush breakfast

  3. Sundowner


Possible Extensions

  1. Masai Village visit

  2. Bush Dinner

  3. Traditional Dance

  4. Balloon safari

  5. Additional visit/stay in Naivasha


What’s Included

  1. Nairobi stay on bed & Breakfast basis

  2. Full board accommodation at safari lodges

  3. Transport & game drives in non-AC safari minivans or Safari Landcruiser as per quote

  4. Services of certified driver guides

  5. Park entry fees

  6. All Government Taxes & service charge in Hotel accommodation

  7. One bush breakfast and sundowner each (weather permitting)


Things to Carry

  1. Travel documents & Yellow Fever Certificate

  2. Highly recommended Travel Insurance

  3. Woollens for chilly mornings and evenings

  4. Protection from cold air, sun, rain during game drives

  5. Sunglasses, hats which can be secured to the head during game drives/ Stoles

  6. Comfortable shoes - preferably water-proof walking shoes

  7. Binoculars & Camera – you will need extra storage for digital photos with good zoom lens

  8. Torch-light - small

  9. Medication and toiletries (lodge provides basic toiletries)

  10. Snacks and drinks for the journey

  11. Insect repellent


Testimonials

With EarthyHues, the best experience has always been the ease of communication, smooth booking experience and proactive coordination along with a very good documentation. The itinerary has always been the key part and am very happy with the ones planned for me. The suggestions have always been the key to a successful trip as that has to cover the recent changes in the region, or the latest information on sighting etc. Have always loved the clarity of the details provided by them. In addition to her, the guides are polite, have good knowledge of the region and tour they operate. Also, at times guide selection were accepted which is a big plus at times due to prior rapport with the guides. In respect to pre-travel instructions… the tour was planned very well each time with clear instructions, documentation shared prior to the tour in digital form. And also, the physical copy of the booking details was provided at a later stage. With EH, I have traveled alone, with colleagues, with friends and with photography group as well. The experience has been amazing as per the feedback from friends, colleagues and photography group tours. Specially the trip was organised keeping in mind that most of them were first time visitors to those places.
We had a tight nine-day programme and wanted to pack in the maximum possible in that period to get a feel of the "essence" of Kenya. Managed to do that and much much more. They crafted a very well thought out itinerary - covered a day stay in Nairobi, mandatory trip to the National Reserve, a Lake, White sand Beaches and of course a trip to the Equator - one of only 13 countries through which this imaginary line passes. The best part of our visit was exploring the majestic Maasai Mara and the visit to the Maasai Village. Having a Maasai Guide was great - he knew his way around, was able to communicate clearly in English and gave us some interesting information about the animals and Birds living in the Reserve. Bhavana provided us a detailed brochure with information about the places we were visiting, Do’s and Don’ts, Suggestions and Tips, Currency required, Weather forecast etc. One suggestion to for her local guide, he sometimes did not stop in the correct location - where camera angle would be best for photography. They need to be trained on the same. Also, Vehicle ignition should be put off, as often there is camera shake with the vehicle in "On" position. Travelling with the family - could not have had a better time for bonding (especially considering we are living in three different locations) and to celebrate my Birthday with that amazing and unique manner the Cake was brought to me by the Resort Staff at Masai Leisure Camp. Will forever be etched in memory. Our Overall experience - Would like to come back again - Need I say more!!
To start with, the planning of the trip was very smooth and clear. Nothing hidden – no surprises. The itinerary was perfectly planned as per my schedule; due to which I completed my trips with ease and remembered one too. My experience with the all the guides were fantastic and superb. Awesome men with all capability to keep you charged. They communicated all the pre-requisites well in advance the information includes like, Currency Requirements, Tips to be paid, Dos and Don’ts, weather forecast etc My overall experience – one of the best – wonderful & awesome.

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