Day 1: Welcome to Nairobi, Kenya’s Bustling Capital
Once you arrive at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), you’ll be warmly received by HTT Operations Manager, who will give you a short brief of your safari. You will then be transferred by private vehicle to Movenpick Hotel located in the heart of Westlands, Nairobi's commercial, retail and entertainment suburb about 20 kilometers from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Movenpick Hotel and Residences provides easy access to the city centre and diplomatic district a perfect base to explore Kenya’s capital while staying for business or leisure in 276 spacious rooms, suites and residences. Depending on when you arrive, you may have time to explore the city and its attractions.
Day 2: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, 8th Wonder of the World
Wake up to an early buffet breakfast at Movenpick Hotel & Residences and then check out.
Depart for Maasai Mara National Reserve, which is also known as the “Jewell of Kenya. On your way to Maasai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy different array of views which are just priceless. The drive passes via the great rift escarpment where a brief stopover will be made for photography and then continue driving. The view is just out of this world!
Arrive at Masai Mara National Reserve; you will have game drive enroute to your lodge which is Mara Sopa Lodge. You’ll have a sumptuous Lunch at the lodge. 1530hrs - Enjoy your first game drive in this amazing game reserve.
A spectacle worth seeing is the annual migration of millions of wildebeests, zebra, and gazelles from the Serengeti plains across the Tanzania border and Mara River to reach Maasai Mara grazing fields.
The dramatic crossing of the river and the preying on the migrants by predators can be viewed early June to August. The Mara has got also thousands of species of bird life and plant life. Wildlife viewing in the mara is year round with plenty of species to be seen.
Return to the lodge for dinner and then overnight.
Day 3: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Wake up for a refreshing hot cup of coffee or tea. Then depart for a morning game drive to explore the Mara plains and its intriguing wildlife.
Alternatively:- You can opt for a Hot Air Balloon Safari instead of a morning game drive. This is truly a fun and exciting way to see Africa’s landscapes and wildlife.
The trip is magical: spend about one hour floating over the Mara plains. You float in the sky, drift with the whim of the wind, overlooking the plains, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the reserve.
BALLOON SAFARI IS BOOKED AT EXTRA COST.
The cost includes Balloon Safari + Out of Africa Bush Breakfast. A certificate will be presented by the pilot after the ride. For a seamless experience, we recommend that you book your Balloon Safari with HTT.
Return to the lodge for a full buffet breakfast and spend the morning at your own leisure. Enjoy a scintillating buffet lunch at the lodge.
Afternoon spent at leisure. You can relax by the swimming pool or you can visit a traditional Maasai Village where you’ll get insight into the vibrant and traditional way of life of the Maasai. Depart for an evening game drive. Return to the Lodge for dinner and then overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Day 4: Departure
Enjoy a buffet breakfast at the lodge and then check out. Depart Maasai Mara National Reserve for Nairobi, in short; say goodbye to the sights and sounds of the Mara Plains below as you hold on to the memories of the last few days and mentally plan for your return.
Lunch on own arrangement before drop off at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for your home bound flight.