6 days from £2030pp plus international flights.
The Masai Mara is famous for its big cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopards and are all seen regularly here. So this is a must for big cat lovers!
If you could chose just one safari destination, you could do no better than the Masai Mara. Famous for the abundance of lion, the annual wildebeest migration, and the Maasai tribe with their distinctive custom and dress, it is without a doubt one of Africa's most famous safari destinations.
This holiday gives you four full days in which to explore the national park and surrounding region.
In the company of an expert guide, you'll observe and learn about the wildlife, large and small.
We've based this trip on staying at Governor's Camp, which is well-known for being host to the BBC series Big Cat Diary. So come and meet the Marsh Pride, Olive the leopard and Shakira the cheetah - if they're feeling sociable!
When you arrive at Nairobi airport you will be met and driven across town to Wilson airport for the flight to the Masai Mara. You will be met on arrival and driven to Governors' Camp, where you will spend the next 5-nights. Settle in after your journey and look forward to the safari to come!
Your safari begins. Your stay at Governors' Camp includes 2 extended excursions into the Masai Mara each day. Not only are grazing animals particularly common in this area but big cat sightings are also particularly prevalent. Indeed, the BBC's Big Cat Diary is largely filmed in this area. The bush lands around Rhino Ridge are also good areas for spotting one of the Masai Mara's 20 or so black rhinos. Between activities you have time to relax at the camp on your own private veranda or in the lounge with fellow guests.
Guide price from (pp sharing): £2030 (ex. international flights)
Price notes: 2019 guide price pp sharing: 1 Jan - 31 Mar & 1 Nov - 15 Dec 2019 from £2515. 1 Apr - 31 May 2019 from £2030. June from £2145. 1 Jul - 31 Jul & 1 - 31 Oct 2019 from £2810. 1 Aug - 30 Sep & 16 Dec - 31 Dec 2019 from £3180.
Accommodation on a twin share basis; meet and greet at Nairobi airport; return flights from Wilson to the Masai Mara; all transfers; meals as specified; bottled water, twice daily excursions into the Masai Mara and surrounding areas, to local villages, schools and community projects while at Governors' Camp.
If you'd like to upgrade to Little Governors it would add roughly £150 per person to the price (please ask). We can also recommend many other excellent Masai Mara properties, so please ask us.
International flights; departure taxes; visas; travel insurance; meals not specified; drinks; items of a personal nature; tips.
This holiday starts and ends in Nairobi. International flights from the UK start from around £750, depending on season and availability.
Departure dates: This is a tailor made safari which we can arrange for you at any time, subject to availability. Just let us know when you'd like to go.
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Time: GMT +3 hours
Flight time: Flights from Europe to Nairobi take about 9 hours direct.
Language: Kiswahili and English are the official languages.
Visas: Visas are required for European passport holders.
Health: Malaria is present in most of the country. No vaccinations are compulsory, except yellow fever if coming from an infected area.