Maasai Mara - Great Migration - Sept 2019

6 Nights / 7 Days

  • 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 dn other i=ungulates cross to the Mara during end July to October. This event attracts more than half a million tourists every year to Maasai Mara!

    Weather

    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

    By Air

    Nairobi International airport.

    By Rail

    N/A

    Best Time to visit Masai Mara

    The best time to witness the Wildebeest migration is between August and September.

    Masai Mara Safari

    Included. As per the itinerary.

  • Day 01 Sept 8th 2019 :
    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.

    Day 02 Sept 9th 2019 :
    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 ). After lunch, head to your first safari inside the Maasai Mara. Spend your time at leisure that evening at the camp fire. Dinner and rest at the resort.

    Day 03 & Day 05 Sept 10th to Sept 13th :
    Enjoy full day 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.

    Day 05:
    Today we start very early and reach the main crossing point of the river.Today is the day to witness the greatest spectacle on earth. It is an event which every wildlife lover wants to witness in person. The Wildebeests are very suspicious to enter the river, but the build up from behind makes the first one to take the leap, then it is chaos.I'm sure after witnessing this , you would keep repeating the story to your great grand children.

    Day 06 Sept 14th:
    After a short safari in the morning, 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.


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  • PER PERSON COST: USD 2019/- Ex- Mumbai.
    (Additional 5% of the tour cost would be charged as service tax).

    COST INCLUDES:

    • Air fare from Mumbai to Nairobi and back* ( * USD 600 would be the maximum limit for the tickets. Anything above must be borne by the guests. It is suggested to get the tickets booked well in advance to avoid higher costs )
    • One night stay at Nairobi with dinner
    • Internal road transfers
    • Three full day game drives at Maasai Mara game reserve in a 4*4 vehicle with only 4 guests in a vehicle
    • Two half day safari at Maasai Mara game reserve in a 4*4 vehicle with only 4 guests in a vehicle
    • 5 full board stay on twin sharing basis at Maasai Mara
    • Lunch on return
    • Park fee
    • Guide fee

    COST EXCLUDES:

    • Personal and medical expenses
    • VISA
    • Vaccinations charges
    • Beverages
    • Laundry
    • Tips and gratitude ( Tips would be an additional 10% of the tour cost and would be collected wide USD on arrival ).
    • Anything other than mentioned in the Cost includes section.
  • Payment Terms

    • Indian nationals: 50% advance payment on the booking date and balance 50% on or before 90 days of travel.
    • Foreign Nationals:100% payment on or before Jan 31st 2018.

    Cancellation Policy

    • 50% refund if cancelled before 90 days of travel.
    • No refund if cancelled after above mentioned days.

    Additional terms

    • We are offering the International ticket inclusive option only for the first 8 seats, after that the cost would be USD 2019 PP without the Mumbai-Nairobi-Mumbai tickets.
    • Seats are being offered on first come first basis
    • USD 200 as tour advance and USD 600 for the tickets to be paid in the time of booking. Balance 25% of the tour cost to be paid on or before March 31st 2019, the the final amount to be paid on or before May 30th 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 vist is optiona 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
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