“Baraka” is a Swahili word meaning blessing. This 3 Days Safari Baraka Kenya Safari can start at Nairobi Hotel or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and ends at Mombasa/Watamu/Diani Beach hotel. This three days safari visiting the famous Masai Mara National Reserve gives guest a higher chance of spotting the big five among other wild animals and birds of different species .
Maasai Mara National Reserve, located in southwestern Kenya, is a captivating wildlife haven that spans over 1,500 square kilometers. Renowned as one of Africa’s most spectacular safari destinations, the reserve offers an awe-inspiring experience of the African wilderness.
Named after the Maasai people and the Mara River that meanders through the reserve, Maasai Mara is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and abundant wildlife. The vast grassy plains, dotted with acacia trees and occasional rocky outcrops, create an ideal habitat for a diverse range of animal species.
The Maasai Mara is best known for the Great Migration, an annual natural spectacle where millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti in search of fresh grazing. This incredible event attracts nature enthusiasts and photographers from around the globe, who witness the dramatic river crossings and predator-prey interactions.
Beyond the Great Migration, the reserve boasts an impressive array of wildlife year-round. Visitors can spot Africa’s iconic “Big Five” – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, and rhinos – along with cheetahs, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, and a multitude of bird species. Guided game drives, hot air balloon safaris, and walking tours provide unforgettable opportunities to explore the reserve’s beauty up close.
Apart from its wildlife, the Maasai Mara is steeped in cultural significance. The Maasai people, renowned for their vibrant red robes, maintain a traditional way of life in harmony with the natural environment. Visitors have the chance to interact with the Maasai, learn about their customs, and witness their traditional dances and ceremonies.
Maasai Mara National Reserve is a treasure trove of wildlife and cultural wonders. Its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and rich cultural heritage make it an unrivaled destination for those seeking an authentic African safari experience.
You will be picked from your Nairobi Hotel and transferred to the Wilson airstrip for approximately45 minutes flight to Masai Mara Game reserve. You will arrive in time for lunch at your chosen accommodation. After Lunch at approximately 1600hrs embark on your first safari in the reserve till sunset.
Animals expected to be spotted include; The Big Five; Lion, Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo and the Leopard. Other big mammal species represented in the ecosystem are herds of Wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, Masai giraffes and other kinds of African wildlife. At sunset drive back to the Lodge or camp of your choice.
Premium accommodations:Mara serena lodge or Ashnil mara or Keekorok lodge
Basic accommodations:Kilima camp or Figtree lodge or Osero lodge
with a little supplement Sentinel camp or Neptune Mara Rianta luxury camp.
Early morning game drive before breakfast at the Camp. After Breakfast mid-Morning game drive in a shared open sided 4×4. This game drive will take you to the most interesting parts of the reserve including hippo pools in the Mara river or Talek river. You will have a chance of spotting the super predators; families of lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, as well as their prey! If you are a little luckier you may witness them hunting. After Lunch siesta before going for an afternoon game drive at 1530hrs.
Game abounds here, particularly when the migration is on – July to October, and millions of wildebeests and zebras make their way back and forth across the Mara River on their annual trek.
The Mara is also noted for its abundance of lions – particularly the superb black manned males. You’ll see lots of elephants here often in large herds, as well as – if you’re lucky – leopard, cheetah and rhino. All the Big Five are residents. You are sure to see the African buffalo. At approximately 1830hrs drive back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Masai Mara national reserve information.
Masai Mara is a Masai word meaning ‘spotted’, this is because when you take a panoramic view what you see is a mass of endless Savannah grasslands spotted by scanty bushes of crouton dichotomies! The reserve happens to be the Northern continuation of Tanzania’s Serengeti national park from where the animals roam freely in search of greener pastures.
Masai Mara great Migration
Each year between July and October the Greatest animal spectacle -the Wildebeest migration takes place in this reserve. During this time close to 2 million wildebeests, followed by around half a million zebras and around 250,000 gazelles arrive in the reserve, crossing the Mara river where crocodiles often lie waiting to pounce on them!
Morning game drive before breakfast. After Breakfast Mid-Morning game drive then lunch, after lunch transferred to the airstrip for your flight at 1300hrs.Meet at The Airstrip in Diani or Mombasa and transferred to your Mombasa Malindi or Diani beach hotel.