The Great Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive.
In the Maasai Mara they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores. The Maasai Mara also has one of the largest densities of lion in the world and is no wonder this is the home of the BBC wildlife channels Big Cat Diary.
Package Includes :
Transport based on customized seven-sitter safari Van with specially modified suspension.
Seats designed with seat belt and all clients are guaranteed window seats.
All applicable game Park Entrance.
Finest accommodation at preferred lodge or tented camp.
Three meals a day while on Safari.
Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
Guaranteed departures for 4 or more passengers booking this safari.
Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Extensive Game drives.
Package Excludes :
Day 1: Nairobi - Maasai Mara
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Pick up from your hotel in Nairobi at 8.00 a.m and after briefing, depart for a journey south along the floor of the Great Rift Valley with a pit stop at the View Point for breath taking view of the rift valley. You can take photos and buy souvenirs as you listen to African tales about the formation of the rift valley. Arrive at Maasai Mara in the late afternoon and enjoy a game drive till twilight. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge, Keekorok lodge or Rhino Tented camp.
Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
A full day is spent at the Masai Mara game reserve. Driving across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, Cheetahs and leopards with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual migrations take place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other plain game like the Topi, hearbeast, Eland.Dinner and overnight at the Mara Sopa Lodge or Keekorok Lodge or Rhino tented camp.
Day 3: Depart Maasai Mara - Nairobi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
On this morning, enjoy a pre-breakfast game drive between 6.30 a.m and 9 a.m. After this, return to the lodge for a hot breakfast after which we begin our journey back to Nairobi where the Safari ends. Meal plan: Breakfast.
Package Terms & Conditions :
TERMS & CONDITIONS PAYMENT
We kindly require a deposit payment at the time of booking to secure your reservations. The deposit payment is 30% of the total amount. The remaining 70% of the payment is to be paid on the date you would start the tour. We accept payments by cash and bank transfer.
If you pay by bank transfer, we will ask you to fax or e-mail the payment receipt. Mashariki Afrika Safaris reserves the right to cancel any booking where the documents have not been received and apply the appropriate cancellation fees.
As soon as we receive the payment, we will start securing your reservations. If any of the proposed accommodations are not available at the time of booking, we will select alternative of a similar standard. A price difference may incur, sometimes more, sometimes less and the balance of the payment will be adjusted accordingly. Availability of the hotels can be checked prior to booking upon request; however no space can be held or guaranteed.
After all your reservations are made and secured, you will receive a confirmed travel itinerary with all services noted along with our local destination management contact details. Upon your arrival in destination, you will receive any further documentation such as vouchers, tickets and/or transfer details essential for your program.
All cancellations must be made in writing toMashariki Afrika Safaris by email. No responsibility is taken for cancellations of hotel bookings or any other extra services which have been made directly by the client. You will then be subject to the following cancellation charges:
FOR ALL LAND PACKAGES, TOURS & PROGRAMS
Prior to departure: Charge
15 days or more : 10% of selling price (Administrative Fee)
20 days : 100% of selling price
Flight tickets are not included in the above cancellation policy. Once your program is confirmed and flight tickets are purchased, any changes to the dates of the program will incur a change fee or in case of cancellation (this is additional to the service fee). Cancellation fees applied according to the flight companies cancellation policies, Mashariki Afrika Safaris do not charge anything extra for the flight ticket cancellations.
We endeavor to ensure that all your arrangements run smoothly. If any problem occurs, it is essential and most practical to try to resolve it directly with the local destination management. If you are unhappy with your hotel room, please inform the hotel manager so the situation can be rectified on the spot. If you have an unresolved complaint this should be put to Mashariki Afrika Safaris in writing.
The responsibility of Mashariki Afrika Safaris and its affiliated companies is strictly limited. As a tour operator; Mashariki Afrika Safaris organizes, promotes and sells tour programs consisting of certain travel services, including surface/air/water transportation, sightseeing tours, and hotel accommodations that Mashariki Afrika Safaris purchases or reserves from various suppliers. We exercise every care in the selection of reputable airlines, tour operators, hotels and other suppliers of the various travel services used in these tours. It is important to note, therefore, that all bookings with Mashariki Afrika Safaris are subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by airlines, coach operators, hoteliers and other service providers but not limited to, car hire and restaurant operators, whose services we utilize, some of which limit or exclude liability in respect of death, personal injury, delay and loss or damage of baggage.
We always do our best to ensure that your vacation arrangements are satisfactory and we accept liability for, but only to the extent of, any loss or damage sustained by you as the result of our negligence, or that of our employees or agents. However, the company does not accept any liability of whatever nature or the acts, omissions or default whether negligent or otherwise of those airlines, hoteliers or other persons providing services in connection with your tour arrangements pertinent to a contact between themselves and yourselves (which may be evidenced in writing by the issue of a ticket, voucher, coupon or the like) and over which the company has no direct and exclusive control.Mashariki Afrika Safaris does not accept responsibility in contract or in tort (actionable wrong) for any injury, damage, loss, delay, additional expenses or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force major or other events which is beyond it’s control, or which are not preventable by reasonable diligence on the part of Mashariki Afrika Safaris, including but not limited to war, civil disturbance, fire, flood, unusually severe whether, acts of God, acts of Government or any other authorities, accidents to, or failure of machinery or equipment or industrial action (whether or not involving our employees and even though such actions may be settled by acceding to the demands of a labor group).
You should familiarize yourself with any health or VISA requirements that may be applicable in the areas that you intend visiting, and you shall be responsible for all entry, exit, health and any other documents required by law, regulations, orders, demands or requirements of the countries visited or transited. You shall carry a valid passport at all times. Passport, VISA and vaccination requirements are not our responsibility and we are not liable for any loss or expense due to your failure to comply with the above. It remains your responsibility to ensure any documents in order and to meet any additional costs incurred (whether by the client or by My Tour Expert on the client’s behalf) as a result of failure to comply with such requirements. You accept that you may be travelling through areas of political, climatic instability, high altitudes and remote areas without proper medical services, and accept the associated risks. The making of a booking constitutes your acceptance of all booking terms and conditions as described herein and forms the basis of your contract with Mashariki Afrika Safaris.
In some circumstances following a natural disaster or political crises, extended services such as safaris may be cancelled by the supplier at very short notice, up until several days prior to the date of the service. We stress that this occurs extremely rarely, however in such eventualities Mashariki Afrika safaris will make every endeavor to offer you substitute arrangements of a similar nature and cost. If the arrangements offered are not acceptable to you, a full refund for the cancelled tour will be offered. Should the alternative arrangements accepted by you are at a higher cost than that originally charged, the additional cost will be charged by Mashariki Afrika Safaris to your account.
3 Days Maasai Mara
Accomodation at Keekorok Lodge is USD 798 per person