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Mara Explorer Camp: 3 Days

Mara Explorer Camp: 3 Days

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 3 day(s)
Group Size: 10 - 50 people
Destination(s): Kenya  
Specialty Categories: Camping   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 200 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 400 US Dollar (USD)

Mara Explorer Camp, a new luxury in the world's oldest wilderness, is situated on a broad thickly forest bend of the Talek River in the middle of the Masai Mara Reserve. Opened in late 2000, Mara Explorer has elevated the art of the African safari to spectacular new heights. Mara Explorer is managed by Kenya's first Maasai lady manager, Tiito Mpetti, who also runs a community charity educating Maasai girls in her native Megwarra Village, to which she will happily invite interested guests.

This luxurious tented camp lies at the confluence of the reserve's four main game-viewing areas, and enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September. During the remainder of the year, herds of watering elephant, giraffe and other animals can often be seen from your private verandah. Mara Explorer's own all-weather airstrip means you can be in camp less than an hour after leaving the bustle of Nairobi. The road from the capital provides a scenic ride of just less than five hours.

Mara Explorer was constructed as an eco-friendly camp, and its operations are designed to have a minimal impact on the fragile Talek ecosystem. All biodegradable waste is mulched for compost, while water heating is quelled by briquettes made from used coffee husks. Together with its sister camp, Mara Intrepids Mara Explorer helps to build and equip primary schools and medical clinics in the area. Guests are invited to visit these facilities as well as the villagers' own Manyattas, which offer a fascinating insight into traditional Maasai life.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara.

Pick from your Hotel or JKIA and transferred to Wilson Airport for the scheduled flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Mara Explorer Camp for lunch. This exclusive five-star camp, situated on a thickly forested river in the middle of the Maasai Mara reserve, offers guests the ultimate wilderness retreat where you can watch elephants or giraffes drinking from the privacy of your verandah - or your own outdoor bathtub! Situated in the heart of the reserve, Explorer enjoys prime views of the spectacular wildebeest migration between June and September, and rewarding daily game viewing for the remainder of the year. All meals and overnight Mara Explorer Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 2: Masai Mara.

For next one night you home will be at Mara Explorer Camp. You will enjoy three game today with early morning, mid-morning and afternoon game-drive in the Masai Mara, Kenya's premier game reserve. The Mara is actually the northern section of the great Serengeti plains. The reserve is the home of the "Big Five" … elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino as well as cheetah, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, hippo, impala, gazelle and numerous other including hundreds of species of birds. All meals and overnight Mara Explorer Camp. Includes: (B), (L), (D).

Day 3: Masai Mara - Nairobi.

Arise at dawn for an early morning game drive or perhaps end your safari with a spectacular hot-air balloon ride over the Mara. After breakfast you have the a final game drive as you make your way to the Airstrip for the scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your Hotel or JKIA Airport (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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