Mara Explorer


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Four Nights - Maasai Mara Explorer

Mara Explorer Safari

Four Nights - Maasai Mara Explorer

Accommodation Please click the links below for a more detailed description of the lodges/camp/hotel

Day 1

Arrive in the Capital City of Nairobi and transfer to your hotel. Overnight The Panafric Hotel (B&B)

Day 2

Drive past the extinct Volcano of Mt Longonot and Suswa into the homelands of the Maasai. The Masai Mara constitutes the northern stretch of the Serengeti and has the richest concentration of animals in Kenya. In the afternoon, you have the opportunity to observe the unique world of the Maasai Mara. Dinner and overnight Mara Sarova Camp, or similar.

Day 3

You spend the full day on game drives through the tremendous Fauna of the Maasai Mara searching for the 'Big Five': (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard). Dinner and overnight Mara Sarova Camp or similar

Day 4

Your journey takes you straight to Lake Nakuru, which is known for its sensational Flamingos and Pelicans. The park also boasts over 30 Rhinos as well as a large population of Leopards. After lunch in Lion Hill Lodge enjoy an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight in Lion Hill Lodge or similar.

Day 5

Early morning game drive before a short drive to Nairobi for lunch in the Carnivore Restaurant.




Included

  • All Transfers
  • Park Fees
  • Accommodation on Full Board basis
  • Game Drives
  • A bottle of water per person per day in the vehicle

What to wear and pack for Safaris

  • Loose comfortable clothing preferably in earth colours
  • Smart casual clothes for the evening
  • Suncream and Hats
  • Swimwear. Check with your Rep if your safari accommodation has a swimming pool
  • Trainers, Walking Shoes or Sandals that you can strap down
  • Warm clothes for the early morning and evening, especially in the Masai Mara
  • Water
  • Camera. The majority of lodges have electricity to recharge your camera
  • Water
  • Mosquito Repellant
  • Binoculars

Kenya Safari Seasons

KENYA SAFARI SEASONS

The weather in Kenya is good for safaris at all times of year, though there is a greater chance of encountering rain from mid-April to the end of May and in November. Some people like to travel in these "rainy" months when dramatic cloud formations gather over the Mara plains, there is a sense of refreshment and grasslands are carpeted in new flowers.
Daily temperatures are influenced by altitude, so in the higher areas like Samburu you need a fleece for the cool early morning drives, but by 9am this is discarded as temperatures rise to the high 20s.
After a delicious lunch you take a siesta during the warm early afternoon with temperatures in the low 30s. Head out on safari around 4pm as it gets cooler and the animals start moving, remembering to take the fleece for when the sun has dipped below the horizon.
Weather is more a consideration at the coast, so don’t visit the Kenya coast from the first week of April to the first few days of June as the rains are heavier in coastal areas. At all other times of year the Kenya coast weather is warm, gently humid and breezy, at its very best from late November through to March.



 

Your Accommodation for the Mara Explorer Safari

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Sarova Panafric Hotel

An isle of calm just moments from the city centre
Idyllically located 5 minutes' drive from the CBD and 18 km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, amidst beautifully landscaped gardens in a quiet suburb of Nairobi, Sarova Panafric offers 162 rooms in a range of Superior, Executive, Club, Studio and Themed Suites - all recently refurbished and decorated in a contemporary vibrant African style. Once the watering hole for freedom fighters, spies and foreign correspondents, Flame Tree restaurant is named after the Flame Tree that holds pride of place in the gardens and offers leisurely meals.
The Afro-chic guest rooms at Sarova Panafric offer a comfortable stay with all the first class hotel facilities and services. The décor and ambiance of the rooms are an expression of African art and culture. Inspired by different regions and cultures in Africa, the Sarova Panafric suites have a spacious sitting room and bedroom with one ensuite and one guest bathroom. The sitting room is furnished with a four-seater dining table to suit your in-room dining. All rooms have the following amenities : fully air-conditioned, safe deposit box, wireless internet connectivity, private bath with shower, WC and hair dryer (voltage of 240 volts, separate razor outlets), direct dial telephone with voice mail. Satellite TV with remote control, mini bar and tea/coffee making facilities.



 

Sarova Mara Camp

Nothing quite captures the true spirit of East Africa like a safari in Kenya’s richest game reserve, the Maasai Mara. Sarova Mara Game Camp offers front seats to nature’s most breathtaking show - the wildebeest migration. The endless plains of East Africa are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle where, from the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
Sarova Mara Game Camp is well positioned to enjoy this unique phenomenon. The rolling plains around the Camp are teeming with wildebeest, gazelles and zebras during the migration months, and the Camp is situated right in the center of their migration path.
20 Club tents.
These are luxurious and extremely spacious decorated in whites and soothing earthy colors with large beds, loungers, wardrobes and a desk. Bathrooms are appointed with his and her sinks and a bath in addition to the shower. Club Tents have glass panel doors and a deck outside for game viewing and private dining.
51 Standard tents.
These are large and comfortable, tastefully furnished with double and twin beds, wardrobes, writing desk and safari chairs.
2 family tents.
These are two in one, sharing a spacious common lounge overlooking a lovely pond teeming with birds. One tent has a double bed and the other has a twin with space to fit a third bed for a family with children.


 

Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Just two hours drive from Nairobi, Sarova Lion Hill is one of only two lodges situated within the premises of the park. Each of the 67 recently refurbished chalets are equipped with modern conveniences and have an astounding view of the pink rimmed lake and the silhouetted hills beyond. Guests can enjoy country-style dining at the flamingo restaurant or if you like, the chef can set up something special under one of the beautiful acacia trees where one can enjoy lunch with an unobstructed view of the lake.
The rift valley bar is just the right spot for that magical sundowner. Cultural dancers delight visitors with their enchanting dancing every night. An inviting swimming pool & sauna facilities are available. Guests can also enjoy outdoor massage treatments with the calming sounds of chirping birds.
Outside catering facilities complement the "meals served in the bush", provided as premium add-ons, including cocktails at Baboon Cliff.