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Depart Nairobi in the early morning and cruise through the escarpment via the floor of the Great Rift Valley, a land of truly majestic beauty that has no equal.
The Maasai Mara offers wonderful scenery and abundance as existed a century ago. It is a reserve of breathtaking vistas, panoramas of vast rolling plains, hills and woodland groves, well watered by the lovely Mara River which dissects the reserve from north to south.
The Mara is the home to the largest population of lions in Kenya, these magnificent beasts spending most of the day sleeping in the shade of acacia trees. Vast herds of buffalo, Zebra, and wildebeest roam the plains. Impala, gazelle, giraffe and hartebeest grace the landscape, and the cautious topi may also be seen standing sentinel on earth mounds on constant look-out of predators.
The waters of the Mara River are home to crocodiles and pools of hippo, the acacia woodlands and revering forests favored by leopard and elephant, and the open savannah and dry bush areas play host to the plain's game and their attendant predators such as Lion, cheetah, hyena and jackal.
Stop briefly to view the Great Rift Valley at the view point. A visit to the 2nd World War Church before proceeding to arrive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch. Later proceed for an afternoon game drive. This Maasai Mara is the jewel of Africa in terms of its animal rich wealth and its bird haven.
Overnight at Olumara Camp on full-board basis
Day 2: MAASAI MARA
Spend a full day in the Maasai Mara with picnic lunches or morning and afternoon game drives. If you are coming during the Great Migration do not miss the opportunity to do a full day game drive with picnic lunches at the Mara river crossing!
If you are lucky to see this you will find wildebeest and the occasional zebra huddled in their thousands on one side of the river; their sounds filling the African air. Inside the river, large crocodiles lay and wait. For a moment the Wildebeest seem to hesitate, each anxious to cross, but for some reason none make a move. Then suddenly, one brave wildebeest steps forth and takes the first plunge into the muddy waters of the Mara river. This sets of a stampede, with each animal for itself, swimming and fighting to get to the other side. The crocodiles rush in for the kill, not wanting to waste this golden opportunity. This is a marvelous spectacle that will imprint itself into your memories for the rest of your life.
Overnight at Olumara Camp full-board basis at the lodge
Day 3: MAASAI MARA – NAIROBI
Before your depart take a pre breakfast game drive from 0630-0930hrs, back to the lodge for late breakfast and depart for Nairobi.
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