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    $450 p/p in USD
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Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Explore Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe, superb wildlife and beautiful scenery. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and the following day there’s an option to do an incredible balloon flight. This is the ultimate Maasai Mara wildlife adventure, soaring in a hot air balloon over herds of game to the inner reaches of the Mara. No flight of the imagination can match this airborne experience!

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Eland, Giraffe, Zebra, Wildebeest, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena, Wild Dog, Cheetah, Jackal, Warthog, Dik-dik, Thomson's Gazelle
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Hot Air Balloon, Optional Activities
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Nairobi
  • Minimum age:
    15

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 450 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes
  • Transport in game viewing vehicle with pop-up roof for easy viewing and guaranteed window seat
  • English speaking driver/guide with in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna and Kenyan culture
  • Pick up and drop off transfers
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives
  • Park entrance fees
  • Flying doctors’ services in East Africa (in case of emergency)
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees

What's Excluded

  • Airfares and departures taxes
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide
  • Between meal snacks, parks, attractions and anything else not in Includes
  • Boat ride (USD30 per person)
  • Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD 380 per ride)
  • Samburu village visit (USD 15-20)
  • Maasai village visit (USD 15-20)
  • Personal expenses (e.g. communications, laundry etc)

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Silver Spark Africa Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Silver Spark Africa Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

You will be pick up from your hotel for the drive via Narok town to Maasai Mara National Reserve, the land of the Maasai tribe. The proud young Maasai warrior-nomads with their plaited hair, red cloaks and spears, challenge your curiosity while the 700-square-mile game reserve is the Africa of your dreams with its wild animals grazing amid the superb rolling landscape of gentle hills and acacia woodlands. Check in to your camp, have lunch at 12.30 pm and settle in before your first game drive at 4.00 pm. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the reserve, returning to the lodge before dark, around 7.30 pm, for dinner.

Dinner and overnight at Mara Lodge

 

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Today there is an option to take a hot air balloon ride. Ascend in the early morning when winds are calmest, watch as the professional crew fills the balloon with hot air and slowly the balloon takes shape and then board the wicker basket while the expert pilot makes final adjustments. As the pink and red fireball of the sun rises in splendors over the plains, you’re up, up and away – for the flight of a lifetime! The balloon can soar over the most inaccessible and undisturbed parts of the Mara, with only the intermittent whisper of the balloon’s gas burners punctuating the silence of your majestic flight. Because wind and weather conditions vary, every flight is a new and different experience! From your vantage point about 50-500 feet above the reserve, you have a fantastic 360-degree bird’s-eye view as one of the most dramatic scenes in nature unfolds beneath you. Depending on the season, you might witness herds of antelope flowing like schools of fish across the plain, groups of elephants grazing undisturbed in a remote ravine, lionesses stealthily stalking a herd of grunting wildebeest, or zebras conferring in a confusion of black and white stripes and bark-like calls. After your incredible flight, it’s time to come back down to earth for breakfast. As you sip champagne and dig into a splendid breakfast of sizzling bacon, eggs, sausage, home-made bread, fresh tropical fruit and steaming cups of Kenyan coffee or tea under the clear blue sky, you might wonder what all the ordinary people are doing on this perfect African morning! Before leaving, the pilot will present you with your balloon flight certificate, and then you’ll enjoy a game drive en-route back to the camp. Note: Comfortable clothes, a hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen and a light jacket or sweater are recommended. This tour will be offered at a very special price if booked together with the safari.

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