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4 day Explorer Safari

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Experience three unforgettable nights in Masai Mara, at Mara Explorer Safari Camp, a small, luxurious Tented Camp in the heart of this world famous game reserve. This boutique camp is one of the most acclaimed properties in the reserve, set besides the Mara River.



Highlights


- Visit Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya { 3 nights }
- Stay at one of the best camps in East Africa, with a footprint of only 10 river-facing tents.
- Explore the Mara, spot the magnificent wildlife and enjoy the stunning landscapes.
- Fly over the African savannah in a Hot Air Balloon at break of dawn – end the flight with a ‘Champagne Breakfast in the Bush’ complete with wait staff.
- Embark on up to three Safari drives daily. Safari drives are provided by the Camp’s 4x4 Vehicles and their expert Driver-Guides.
- Glimpse into the unique, traditional lifestyle of the Maasai tribe during an informal, fun visit to a traditional Village.
- Close to Nature – Enjoy a guided Bush & Bird walk in the morning.
- This is a Fly-in Safari with minimized road travel within Kenya.
- All Ground transfers are included, such as airport transfers in Nairobi and Masai Mara.

itinerary


Day 1

We will collect you from your Hotel in Nairobi or the Jomo Kenyatta International airport [ JKIA] and transfer you to the domestic, Wilson airport, where you have to be one hour prior to your flight. Board your 09.15 am flight to Masai Mara – flying time approx 1 hour:

Upon arrival in Masai Mara, you will be received and transferred from the airstrip to your overnight Tented Camp by the camp’s Driver-guide in a 4x4 safari vehicle.

Your overnight camp is a small, boutique property which offers beautiful views of the Mara reserve.

Proceed for lunch [ in case of a morning flight arrival] and enjoy leisure time at the camp. Experience your first Safari game drive late afternoon [typically 3.30pm] during which you explore the surrounding parts of the Mara and see its amazing wildlife.

Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6 to 6.30 pm] in time for dinner.

Overnight stay at Mara Explorer Camp – Masai Mara:

Day 2

Begin your morning with a spectacular Hot Air Balloon flight at the break of dawn – ‘float’ gracefully over the scenic African savannah teeming with wildlife. The balloon takes off approx 6 to 6.15am, which means you will be collected from your camp around 5.30am – yes, an early start but so worth it ! The one hour flight ends with a ‘Champagne Breakfast in the Bush’’, at your landing site.

Return to the Camp for the rest of the morning at leisure – or you could choose to enjoy a mid morning game drive of you so wish. There is a swimming pool at this camp’s sister property nearby and they will take you there upon request. After the sumptuous lunch, take a mid afternoon safari game drive to further explore the reserve. Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6pm] in time for a relaxed evening which may be enlivened by entertainment provided by the lodge, followed by dinner.

Overnight stay at Mara Explorer Camp – Masai Mara:

Day 3

Full day in Masai Mara. Enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. Most animals are active at this time of the day and you therefore are likely to see plenty of game. Return to the camp for a relaxed breakfast.

You may schedule a visit to a nearby Maasai Village with the Camp Manager – this, typically one hour visit provides a fascinating insight into the day to day life of the famous Kenyan tribe, the nomadic Maasai. You also get to see their unique mud dwellings – the Manyatta huts.

Return to the camp for lunch.

Enjoy an afternoon safari into the reserve. Return to the camp by evening [ typically 6 to 6.30pm] in time for a relaxed evening , followed by dinner.

Overnight stay at Mara Explorer Camp – Masai Mara:

Day 4

Today you bid farewell to Masai Mara. After a relaxed breakfast and check out, you will be transferred to the nearby airstrip for your 10.30am flight back to Nairobi. * *

Upon arrival in Nairobi, we’ll have our Driver-guide waiting for you at Wilson Airport for onward transfer to your hotel or to the International airport. In case you wish to explore some of Nairobi’s attractions, then do let us know in advance and we can add these into the schedule before dropping you off at the airport for your return international flight:

[** Upon availability and a minor additional fee, we may be able to book the 4pm outward flight to Nairobi instead].



Notes:


Masai Mara Flight Timings:

There are 2 sets of flights to Masai Mara – the morning [ AM] flight departs Nairobi between 9am to 10am [ depending on carrier] and the afternoon flight departs approx 3pm from Nairobi. The planes turn right back shortly after getting to Masai Mara.

Keep in mind you must be at Wilson airport at least 45 minutes prior your flight departure – also allow for typically 1 hour transfer time from the International airport / City Hotel to Wilson airport.

Flight Baggage Limit: All domestic Kenyan flights have a 15 kgs per person :

* All Flight timing schedules listed in the itinerary are subject to change

Gamedrives:

These will be non-exclusive, meaning other guests from the lodge may also be in the Safari vehicle during the gamedrive.

Exclusive Gamedrives

[ with just yourselves in the vehicle along with the Driver-Guide] are available at additional cost, subject to availability: This may also include a full day Safari game drive with a packed Picnic Lunch served under a tree on the Mara plains.



Accomodation during the Safari


Day 1 : Mara Explorer Camp

Day 2 : Mara Explorer Camp

Day 3 : Mara Explorer Camp



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price & dates


Travel Dates Per Person Sharing (US $)
03 Jan - 31 Mar 2018 2750
01 Apr - 31 May 2018 2250
01 Jun - 30 Jun 2018 2400
01 July - 31 Oct 2017 3650
01 Nov - 15 Dec 2017 2700



Tour Price Includes:
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary on Fullboard* basis in the Camp.
- Hot Air Balloon flight in Masai Mara including Champagne-style Bush Breakfast.
- Upto 9 Safari gamedrives for the tour, provided by the Camp in their 4x4 Safari vehicles.
- Services of Professional, English-speaking Driver-guides during the game drives.
- ALL Park / Reserve entry fees.
- Maasai Village Visit including transfers and contribution fee.
- Bush Breakfast or Bush Dinner subject to weather and pre~booking.
- Bird & Nature Walk led by the Naturalist / Camp Guide.
- Selected Drinks such as Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Local Beers, House Wine and Bottled Water.
- Limited Laundry.
- Services of a Personal Butler
- Flying Doctor Evacuation Cover service.
- 24 hour Back Up support if required.

* Full Board basis includes 3 meals per full day starting with Lunch , ending with Breakfast.

Tour Price Excludes:
- International flight tickets and visa costs.
- Tips, selecteddrinks, calls, and all such costs of a personal nature.
- Credit Card Surcharge of 4% or Bank Transfer Fees of USD 30.

To Enquire about this Safari, tell us How many you are [ Adults / Children], required Room Plan, and your Dates of Travel - we shall reply promptly, usually before 12 hours: In case of Children please state the age at the time of Travel: