Day 1: Arrive in Kenya. Arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Transfer to the Norfolk Hotel. Overnight in Nairobi.
Day 2: Masai Mara National Reserve. Fly across the Great Rift Valley into the heart of Kenyan big game country in the Masai Mara National Reserve. Drive to the deluxe Fairmont Mara Safari tented camp. In true safari style you will enjoy all the comforts of home, friendly service and an old-fashioned safari atmosphere. After lunch we set out for our first official game drive. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3 - 9: Masai Mara National Reserve. Each day features early morning and afternoon game drives in the Masai Mara – the world’s most renowned location for wildlife photography. Established in 1961, the Masai Mara National Reserve is unparalleled as a wildlife reserve in Kenya, and ranks as one of the world’s outstanding wildlife sanctuaries. In the outer regions of the reserve the local Masai, dressed in their traditional fashion, graze their cattle alongside the plains game. In the river, hippopotamus and crocodiles bask near the shore. Herds of elephants roam across the plains and a variety of colorful birds fill the sky.
Cape buffalo are here in great numbers as are Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, and Coke’s hartebeest. Giraffe, eland, bushbuck and the big cats (lion, cheetah and leopard) all live permanently within the reserve. At this time of year the massive herds of zebra and wildebeest will also be present in the Masai Mara for their yearly migration crossing the Masai River. We will make two early morning visits to the Masai Tribe’s village to photograph the traditional dances and rituals of these extraordinary people. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 10: Nairobi - Departure. After breakfast and a final morning game drive we fly to Nairobi. Morning flight to Nairobi. Dayrooms available at Norfolk Hotel. Final group dinner then transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for flights back home.
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