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.
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|
|Location||Maasai Mara Kenya|
|Month||15th April to 30th April, 1st April to 8th April, June, May|
Day 1: Drive to Maasai Mara National reserve
Day 2: Full day exploring Maasai Mara
.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.
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..