Rs. 106,500.00 onwards
Masai Mara is one of the largest game parks in the world. It lies in the Narok county of Kenya. Formed in the year 1961, this park covers a large area of 1861 sq kms. The word Mara means spotted in Masai language. Spotted with acatia trees these endless plains are a land of wilderness treasures. The open grasslands are filled with cheetah, lion, millions of wildebeest, and over 450 species of birdlife, including vultures, marabou storks, secretary birds, horn- bills, crowned cranes, ostriches, long-crested eagles, and African pygmy falcons. The shy black rhinoceros population is difficult to spot except at a great distance. Mara is usually referred as the Mecca of wildlife. The World biggest spectacle happens when more than 4 million wildebeests and other ungulates cross to the Mara during end July to October. This event attracts more than half a million tourists every year to Maasai Mara.
Arrive to Nairobi, JKIA international airport by 7PM. Our drivers would be ready to pick you up and drop at the hotel ( Ibis or similar ). After a short briefing about the tour, have dinner and retire for the day.
After an early morning breakfast, you would start your journey to Maasai Mara by road. The drive takes about 6 hours and one drives through rift valley. The first stop is at the escarpment, where you can get down and immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape. After a light refreshment, you head to Maasai Mara. Check in the resort ( Kimana or similar ). Spend your time at leisure that evening at the camp fire. Dinner and rest at the resort.
Day 03 to Day 06:
Enjoy morning/ evening game drives at Maasai Mara game reserve with packed breakfast and lunch. Maasai Mara is home for the Big 5 and during this period, one can witness some very interesting river crossings and hunts. This is the best season to explore Mara.
Get up at liesure, have breakfast and drive to Nairobi. Lunch would be served enroute. We would stop over at a curio shop for you to purchase the articles which the Maasai tribe make. End of tour.
50% advance to be paid on the time of booking, balance 50% on or before July 15th 2019
All guests have to carry their original/valid Yellow fever and Oral polio certificates along with valid passport (must have a minimum 6 months validity from the return date )during travel
VISA must be applied online. We shall share the link once the booking is done
Any bank dollar conversion charges increase or fluctuation would be borne by the guests, this would be intimated if required on a timely basis
Maasai village visIt is optionaL and can be arranged at a cost of USD 30 per person per visit
Balloon safari is optional and cost per drive would be USD 650
Kanha Tiger reserve is also known as Kanha National park is the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh. It is home for more than 1000 species of plants and trees. It is one of the very few places on earth where the forests is interspersed with the meadows. The highland forests are tropical moist dry deciduous type and of a completely different nature with bamboo. And these are some of the favorite places of the tigers. Kanha Tiger Reserve has species of tiger, leopards, wild dogs, wild cats, foxes and jackals. Among the deer species, Swamp Deer or Hard Ground Barasingha is pride of the place as it is the only sub species of swamp deer in India.
Summer:(April to June) Max Temperature can go upto 43^c Monsoons :(Mid June to September), Winters:(November to Febraury) Tempeartures can drop to -2^c.
How to reach Kanha National Park
Jabalpur. It is 170 kms from Kanha.
Gondia. It is 145 kms from Kanha.
Best Time to visit Kanha National Park
November to March the weather is pleasant. April, May and early, June it gets extremely hot at Kanha. But during summers the sightings of the big cats are high as they come near the water holes regurarly.
Kanha Jungle Safari
Arrive at Nagpur airport on or before 8.30 AM,drive to Kanha and reach the resort around lunch time. After lunch head to the meadows of Kanha for the first jungle safari.After soaking into the jungle atmosphere, retire for an early start next morning.
Day 02 & 03:
Enjoy the morning and evening drives in the forests of Kanha. Meet in the evening for some Learnings, knowledge sharing and/or Wildlife Movie about rich flora and fauna of this large tiger reserve. More details on this once we get there.
Enjoy the morning drive to get one final glimpse of the Tiger. Return to resort to at 10AM, quickly packup and leave for Jabalpur airport for our flights back home.
PER PERSON COST: INR 15,000/- onwards.
(Additional 9% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).
Nestled in the Satpuda hill ranges of Forsyth’s and Dunbar’s Central India, this magical piece of land is referred to as The Magical Melghat. The mystic landscape of Melghat has vast tracts of inviolate natural forests consisting of unique and representative ecosystems with rich Bio-diversity . The varied habitats offered by deep valleys ( locally known as Khoras ) and high hills ( locally known as Ballas ), is daunted with rivers and nallas having water all the year round in the ‘Dohs’. Covering an area of 1676.93-sq-km area, Melghat is an important biodiversity repository of Maharashtra. It is home to more than 750 plant species of 97 families, including 90 trees species, 66 shrubs species, 316 herbs species, 56 climbers, 23 sedges and 99 grass species and 73 tigers, the reserve houses 41 species of mammals, 260 species of birds, 24 species of fish and 160 species of reptiles.
Best Time to visit
Jan to May and October to December
How to reach
Nearest airport - Nagpur
Nearest station - Amravati.
Reach Nagpur on or before 9AM. Our representative with the vehicle would be waiting to receive you at the airport. Guests arriving by train are requested to arrive the previous night and stay over at Nagpur and join the others on Day 1 at the Nagpur airport. The drive from Nagpur to Shahnoor takes about 6 hours. You would be stopping for lunch enroute at a veg hotel. Reach the resort by 4PM. Settle in your allocated accommodations. The skipper would meet you all at the lawn to brief about the trip. Groups would then proceed for a interesting Night safari. Dinner and retire at the resort.
Wake up early at 5AM, proceed to the first jungle drive. Safaris would be done by gypys and other SUVs depending. There would be only 4 participants per vehicle to ensure every one gets a window seat for better views of the forests. The participants would be split into two groups and sent to two zones. This zones would be alternated for subsequent safaris. The safaris duration is for 4 hours both in the mornings and evenings. Morning break fast would be served inside the jungle. Lunch would be served at 1PM to 2PM. Afternoon safari would start at 2.30PM. Meet at 7PM to clear any doubts on photography and also share tips to your new friends!! Dinner and retire at the resort.
Though the tigers and leopards are very elusive , one stands a very good chance to sight them during the hot summers. They would be found generally near the water holes quenching their thirst. The other common mammals found here are the sloth bear, barking deers, wild dogs, wild boar, sambhar deers, cheetahs, Nilgai, Indian Gaur, Jackal and Indian fox. The mamas one can expect to sight during the night safaris are Ratel, Indian crested porcupine, Palm Civet and the sometimes the Pangolin.
The forests is home to a multitude of birds. The common ones are Black headed Oriole, Magpir Robin, Lapwings, Racket table drongo, Iora, Indian peafowl, Indian pitta ( found during the summers ), red jungle fowl, Indian grey hornbilll, Owls, Wood peckers, Cresent serpent eagle etc.
There are many reptiles which are rare but can be sighted on a lucky day!!
After a hot tea, proceed to the last safari inside the jungle. Check out at 11AM. Lunch enroute. Drop at Nagpur airport/ station. Return trains or flights from Nagpur to be on or after 8PM. End of tour.
Requirement - Valid/ Current year School/ College ID cards Tour dates - any two nights- April 11th to May 7th
PER PERSON COST: INR 9999 per student.
After the big herds of the wildebeests and the ungulates cross over to Tanzania from Mara, the dotted plains of Mara are left with a few of them and the antelopes. This makes things difficult for the cats, and they have to venture out of their territory to hunt. This is the season to get the best of the big cats in acton. The grass is short and green which makes sighting a treat to ones’ eyes. The resident herbivores enjoy this fresh grass and are found in plenty. The Big cats as have to move out of their dens for food. This makes the Maasai Mara the best place to sight and photograph the animals.
Summer (March to September) 22 Deg C to 40 Deg C Winter (October to February) 5 Deg C to 25 Deg C.
How to reach Masai mara
Nairobi International airport.
Best Time to visit Masai Mara
Between August and November.
Masai Mara Safari
Included. As per the itinerary.
arrive to JKIA, Nairobi by Kenyan air which reaches by 12 noon. Our drivers would be ready to pick up up and drop you at Wilson airport. Freshen up at the Wilson airport, have breakfast and board the flight to Maasai Mara game reserve. Check in the resort. Lunch is served at 1PM. After lunch, proceed for the afternoon game drive. Enjoy the Sundowners on the plains of Mara and return to the resort for a hot dinner and much needed rest.
Leave early with packed breakfast and lunch for a full day game drive at Maasai Mara game reserve. Try to catch the Big cats in action , early mornings and the other animals through the day. Return to the resort at sunset for a much needed hot wash and dinner. Stay at the resort.
Early morning game reserve with packed breakfast and lunch. Get dropped at the air strip at 3PM to catch the flight to Nairobi, JKIA airport. Carry home memories from the weekend. End of tour.
Guests opting to traveling by road to Mara are requested to arrive at Nairobi , JKIA by Kenya airlines which reaches by 05.50. They would have to freshen up at the JKIA airport and would be driven to our camp ( Beyond Roads Mara camp ) . The drive is through the rift valley, where the guests get down to get a view of the escarpment and the large rift valley. One can purchase interesting curios from the shops here. The guests out reach the camp for lunch.
Guests traveling by road, have to eave Maasai Mara on Day 3 by 10AM.
Suggested return flight is Kenyan air which departs from Nairobi by 23.30.
Cost per person on twin sharing basis :
Delux camp - Kimana Mara camp
Luxury camp - Zebra Plains Mara camp