3 Day Fly in Fly out Masai Mara National Reserve

3 Day Fly in Fly out Masai Mara National Reserve

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A 3-day fly-in fly-out safari to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya is an exciting and convenient way to experience the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of one of Africa's most renowned safari destinations. The Masai Mara is famous for its diverse wildlife, including the "Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as the annual wildebeest migration, where millions of wildebeests, zebras, and other animals cross the Mara River in search of greener pastures.

Here's what you can expect during a typical 3-day fly-in fly-out safari to the Masai Mara:

Day 1: Arrival and Afternoon Game Drive

  • You'll likely arrive in Nairobi, Kenya's capital, from where you'll catch a short domestic flight to one of the airstrips near the Masai Mara Reserve.
  • After landing in the Mara, you'll be met by your safari guide who will transfer you to your luxury lodge or camp.
  • After settling in and having lunch, you'll head out for an afternoon game drive in custom-made safari vehicles, accompanied by experienced guides. The Masai Mara's vast savannahs provide ample opportunities to spot a variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, and more.
  • Return to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2: Full Day Game Drive

  • An early start with a hearty breakfast before embarking on a full-day game drive. This allows you to explore different parts of the reserve, increasing your chances of encountering a wide range of wildlife.
  • During the migration season (typically from July to October), you may have the opportunity to witness the dramatic river crossings, a breathtaking spectacle where wildebeests brave crocodile-infested waters.
  • You'll have packed lunches during the game drive to make the most of your time in the wilderness.
  • After an exhilarating day of wildlife sightings and photography, you'll return to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and another night's stay.

Day 3: Morning Game Drive and Departure

  • On your final day, wake up early for a morning game drive. Early mornings are an excellent time to witness predators hunting or catch animals during their most active hours.
  • After the game drive, return to the lodge for a leisurely breakfast and some time to relax.
  • Later in the morning, you'll be transferred to the nearby airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi, where you can catch your international departure or continue with your onward travel plans.

Included:

  1. Accommodation: Typically, your tour package will cover the cost of accommodation in selected hotels, lodges, or camps.
  2. Transportation: package include transportation to and from Nairobi or your starting point.
  3. Park Entry Fees: Entrance fees to national parks and attractions like Masai Mara National Reserve included.
  4. Game Drives: Guided game drives in the national parks and reserves to spot wildlife.
  5. Meals: Full or partial board options, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
  6. Bottled Water: Some package provide bottled water during your tour.
  7. Local Guides: Guided tours within the parks and attractions by experienced local guides.
  8. Activities: activities like boat rides included.
  9. Park Permits: Permits for activities like hiking.
  10. Cultural Visits: Some packages may include visits to cultural experiences.
  11. Park and Conservation Fees: Fees that contribute to wildlife and environmental conservation.
  12. Airport Transfers: Transfers to and from the airport in Nairobi.
  13. Taxes: Any applicable taxes, such as VAT, may be included.
  14. Travel Insurance: Some packages include basic travel insurance coverage.
  15. Snacks: Snacks and refreshments during activities or drives.
  16. Park Ranger Fees: Fees for park rangers accompanying you on hikes or walks.
  17. Safari Vehicle: Use of a safari vehicle for game drives.
  18. Camping Equipment: If your tour includes camping, equipment may be provided.
  19. Driver/Guide: Services of a driver/guide.
  20. Emergency Support: Access to emergency support and assistance.
  21. Itinerary Planning: Tour operators typically plan the itinerary for you.
  22. All Meals: Some packages include all meals, including packed lunches during game drives.
  23. 24/7 Assistance: Access to customer service or support around the clock.
  24. Park Regulations: Ensuring compliance with park rules and regulations.
  25. Accommodation Upgrades: Options for upgrading to higher-end accommodations at reasonable cost.
  26. Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari: Some packages may offer hot air balloon safaris as an add-on.
  27. Evening Entertainment: Cultural performances or entertainment at the lodges or camps.

Excluded:

 

 

  1. International Flights: Typically, international flights to and from Kenya are not included.
  2. Personal Expenses: Expenses like souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, and personal items are usually not covered.
  3. Visa Fees: Fees for obtaining a Kenyan visa, if required.
  4. Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance may not be included in basic packages.
  5. Vaccinations and Medications: Any required vaccinations or medications are usually not covered.
  6. Optional Activities: Any optional activities outside the planned itinerary may be at an additional cost.
  7. Laundry Services: Laundry services at the accommodation are typically not included.
  8. Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are usually not included.
  9. Excess Baggage Fees: Fees for excess baggage on flights.
  10. Personal Health Expenses: Medical expenses incurred during the trip.
  11. Additional Meals: Meals outside of what is specified in the package.
  12. Airport Departure Taxes: Any applicable departure taxes.
  13. Personal Travel Documentation: Costs associated with obtaining passports or other travel documents.
  14. Travel Gear: Personal travel gear, such as clothing and accessories.
  15. Wi-Fi and Internet Access: Costs for accessing the internet at accommodations.
  16. Phone Calls: Charges for international or local phone calls.
  17. Single Supplement: Additional cost for travelers who want their own room in case of group tours.
  18. Alcoholic Drinks: Alcoholic beverages are usually not included in the package.
  19. Additional Transport: Transport outside the planned itinerary.
  20. Emergency Evacuation: Costs related to emergency medical evacuation.
  21. Extra Nights: If you want to extend your stay beyond the package.
  22. Travel Medications: Medications like malaria prophylaxis.
  23. Travel Gear Rental: Rental of items like binoculars or camping gear.
  24. Early Check-In/Late Check-Out: Fees for early check-in or late check-out.
  25. Changes in Itinerary: Costs associated with changing the tour itinerary.
  26. Travel Locks: Locks and security accessories for your luggage.
  27. Airfare within Kenya: Domestic flights within Kenya, if not included in the package.

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