3 days
Duration
safari
safari in mara sopa lodge
safari
safari in mara sopa lodge

Safari  in  Maasai  mara.Enjoy a three day thrilling  safari  staying  at  Mara   Sopa    Lodge . Well located at the heart of Masai Mara .It offers the best game viewing drives with the best chances to spot the big five as   well  as   to  have  the  best  sight  of   the  wildebeests   migration  as  it  happens. The Lodge  is   a   great  place   with    great  service and your  safari  will  be  equal  to  none.

Maasai Mara

Dream of Africa and chances are you dream of Maasai Mara. It is the home to Africa’ Big Five species, as well as an abundance of other wildlife, including wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, giraffe and many more. It borders the Serengeti National Park Tanzania.

Often described as nature’s greatest spectacles, the great migration is one of Africa’s dramatic stories. This occurs every year between July and October where more than 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and elands move mysteriously from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of grass and water. This movement offers nature lovers the opportunity to view as predators such as the Lion, Hyenas, Crocodiles and Cheetahs prey on the wildebeests. This mass movement is one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

From the western Serengeti the herds head north, following the rains (or their effects) into Kenya and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve. On their trek the wildebeests’ path is cut several times by rivers: in the Serengeti by the Mbalangeti and the Grumeti, and in Kenya by the Mara. For most of the year these rivers are relatively placid, but they can become violent torrents in response to rainfall in their catchment areas, and then they present major obstacles to the progress of the wildebeest.

Wildebeest arrive at the Mara River in their tens of thousands, and gather waiting to cross. For days their numbers can be building up and anticipation grows but many times, for no apparent reason, they turn and wander away from the water’s edge. Eventually the wildebeest will choose a crossing point, something that can vary from year to year and cannot be predicted with any accuracy. Once on the grasslands of the Maasai Mara, the wildebeest spend several months feeding and fattening once more, taking advantage of the scattered distribution of green pastures and isolated rainstorms.

A remarkable feature of their wanderings is their ability to repeatedly find areas of good grazing, no matter how far apart. The physiology of the wildebeest is such that it has been designed by evolution to travel large distances very quickly and economically, apparently requiring no more energy to run a certain distance than to trudge along at walking pace. Every facet of its life and behavior is designed to save time – wildebeest even mate on the move, and newborns are, as we have seen, up and running in minutes.

While the wildebeest are drawn into migrating by the needs of their stomachs, the fact that they’re constantly on the move has the added benefit that they outmarch large numbers of predators. The predators are unable to follow the moving herds very far, for many are territorial and can neither abandon their territories nor invade those of others.

Moreover, the young of most predators are highly dependent upon their mothers, who can’t move very far from them.

Mara  parkfees  are   paid   at the   gate.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Nairobi, Kenya
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 6:30 AM for a prompt departure at 07:00 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 17:00 PM.
WEAR Comfortable safari  clothing, comfortable  safari shoes , warm  and  light  clothes
INCLUDED
Safari tour Guide Full board accommodation
park entrance   fees Transportation in  shared    Minivan  Vehicle driven  by  an  English  speaking  driver guide
park entrance fees

 

water  during  game drives

 

NOT INCLUDED
Tips,Visa   fee
gratuity,International  flights

 

Additional information

LocationMaasai Mara Kenya
DestinationKenya
Month15th April to 30th April, 1st April to 8th April, June, May
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Day 1: Drive to Maasai Mara National reserve

You will be picked up at your Nairobi Hotel of stay and commence drive southwest to Maasai Mara.Enjoy stop over at the Great Rift Valley view point for a breath taking view of the floor of the rift valley. Proceed drive to arrive for hot lunch and check in at Mara Sopa Lodge. In the evening depart for your first game drive in Maasai Mara Reserve where you will start having a great sight of many wildlife. Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Sopa Lodge
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Day 2: Full day exploring Maasai Mara

Close your eyes and call to mind the African savannah, where a leopard races through golden grasses that dance in the wind. Envision a smiling woman, bedecked in a kaleidoscope of beads and fabrics. See a dazzle of zebras, zigging and zagging across the plains in a coordinated dance of camouflage. Now open your eyes. You are there: here, in the Africa of postcards and of dreams – in the reality of the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The magic of this incredible region is owed to many things: to the friendly Maasai, a centuries-old tribe and enduring culture; to the scenic beauty of these sun-dappled plains; to the vast natural diversity found here, from Africa’s Big Five game to the millions of wildebeest that beat a path through the reserve every year. This is the Africa where blackened profiles of giraffes and rhinoceroses parade against an orange horizon, and where lions get so close, you can almost feel their breath on your face.As dawn unfolds over the Maasai Mara, the origins of the region’s name soon become clear: Mara, Maasai for “spotted,” is an apt description for the whimsical smattering of fluffy clouds, gnarled trees, and ever-changing shadows that dot the landscape. And on today’s morning and afternoon game drives, we delve deep into this spectacular scenery. We search for grazing giraffes, speedy antelopes and wading hippos, but our most sought-after sightings are of Africa’s Big Five – the five most fierce and dangerous animals on the continent: African buffalo, black rhinos, bush elephants, leopards and lions. And if we timed our trip right, there’s more: the Great Migration. This annual event is considered the Eighth Wonder of the World, and for good reason: every year, millions of wildebeest (gnu) and hundreds of thousands of zebra thunder across Tanzania’s Serengeti and into the Maasai Mara, comprising the largest land animal migration in the world. You will remember this sight forever, but it is the cadence of the animals’ racing hooves that will forever reverberate through you memories. Dinner  and  overnight  at Mara Sopa Lodge
.This   day  you  can  also  enjoy  a   balloon  ride   or  Maasai  Village   visit  at  USD  450 per  person  or  usd  35 Per  person  respectively . We will  assist  to organise  these   activities  should  you decide  to  enjoy  them.
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Day 3: Morning game and Return drive to Nairobi

Alas your last  day  is   finally  here  and  before  you  say   goodbye to the beautiful Masai Mara  on  style.  Wake  up  to  a  sumptuous  breakfast  and   depart  for   a   game drive  in  Mara   Reserve  in  these   morning  hours. Therefater commence return drive to Nairobi and upon arrival in Nairobi you will be dropped at either your Hotel of stay in Nairobi or to the Jomo Kenyatta airport for those taking their departure flight back home..

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