Maasai Mara and Serengeti


Maasai Mara and Serengeti

January – December, 2017-2019

8 Days / 7 Nights


Day 1

Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday, July 5. Upon arrival at the airport, a Capture Africa Tours representative will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

1 Night Lodging at EKA Hotel


Day 2, 3, & 4

Maasai Mara

After breakfast and a brief orientation, we will drive to Wilson Airport and board our scheduled flight to Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara National Reserve (also known as Maasai Mara and by the locals as The Mara) is the finest wildlife area in Kenya for seeing big game.

This area is named in honor of the Maasai people (the ancestral inhabitants of the area). Their description of the area when looked at from afar is “Mara,” which means “spotted”. This describes the circles of trees, scrub, savanna, and cloud shadows throughout the area.

During our 3 days here, we will journey out on morning and evening game drives when the lighting conditions are the best and the animals are more active. All of the big game is here; elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, and cape buffalo, zebra, giraffe, Thompson’s gazelle, and a small population of rhino.

The Great Migration occurs in this area traditionally from July – October each year. Viewing this spectacular event as thousands of wildebeest and zebra cross rivers and plains, we will have many excellent photo opportunities.

3 Nights Lodging: Mara Serena Safari Lodge


Day 5

Travel to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

After Breakfast we will drive to the local airstrip for our scheduled flight to Migori Airstrip. At the Isbania border between Kenya and Tanzania we will clear migration and proceed to Tanzania. Here we will arrive at the Sorioi Serengeti Lodge for dinner and overnight.

1 Night Lodging: Soroi Serengeti Lodge


Day 6 & 7

Serengeti National Park

Each day, after breakfast and a brief orientation, we will head out on game drives. We will stay in the park for most of the day taking a picnic lunch to enjoy out on the Serengeti plains.

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s most famous park and is known for the largest concentration of migratory animals in the world. Serengeti, in the Maasai language, means “endless plain”. It covers over 5,700 sq miles (larger than the state of Connecticut.)

Nearly 35 species of large plains animals and 500 species of birds can be found here, including wildebeest, zebra, Grants gazelle, Thompson’s gazelle, impala, topi, buffalo, eland, giraffe, lions, and elephants. The open plains broken by rocky outcrops called “Kopjes” provide the perfect setting for game viewing and photography.

OPTIONAL

Hot Air Balloon Ride over Serengeti

A unique way to see the Serengeti is by hot air balloon. The balloon will move from lower altitudes up to 1000 feet off the ground. This is great way to capture images from a unique perspective. Reserving your spot prior to the trip is recommended to assure your spot.

2 Nights Lodging: Soroi Serengeti Lodge


Day 8 Departure 

Travel to Arusha / Depart

After breakfast, we’ll depart for the Seronera Airstrip for our scheduled flight to Arusha, Tanzania. When we arrive we will transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge for Lunch.

After lunch we will transfer to the Serena Mt. Village Lodge for day rooms. Later in the evening, we will transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back home.

Room Only at Mt. Village Serena Lodge

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