Masai Mara Safari – Mara Eden Camp Safari
This safari takes you deep into the heart of the Masai Mara National Reserve. Right by an ox-bow bend on the mighty Mara River, lies the Mara Eden Camp, a mid-range camp that is perfectly located in the reserve close to the wildebeest migration. It is also the perfect place to spend your night as you explore the reserve as lots of wildlife can be spotted quite close to the park thus limiting the amount of time taken on game drives in search of wildlife.
The camp has only 10 tents thus providing an intimate experience with camp staff attending to your every need in the shortest time possible. The camp is also located on the wildebeest migration corridor thus you have a great opportunity to spot the wildebeest migration while staying there from July – September every year. Note there is wildlife throughout the year in the Mara thus a visit to this game reserve can be done anytime from January to December. A 4×4 Land Cruiser is the preferred vehicle to venture into this wildlands.
Masai Mara Safari with overnight at Mara Eden Camp – Itinerary
Day 1: Pick up at the airport or Nairobi hotel at 7:00 AM and drive via the great north road to the Escarpment. Have a stop over at the Rift Valley viewpoint that provides a spectacular view of the sheer drop of the rift valley and the nearby mountains including, Mt. Longonot and the Suswa Ranges. Drive down the escarpment and on to Narok Town where you have a bathroom stop and stock up on any snacks, soft or alcoholic drinks you want. Leave Narok and drive to Masai Mara arriving for lunch at Mara Eden Camp. After lunch you shall have a short rest before heading out for an afternoon game drive. In the early evening drive back to Mara Eden Camp for rest, dinner and overnight.
Day 2: You shall have an early morning game drive before breakfast to catch the glorious sunrise and to search for Africa’s big cats as they retire from their night hunt. You have a chance to spot lions, cheetahs, elephants, Cape buffalo, wildebeest, gazelles, zebras, hyenas and a black rhino or leopard if you are lucky. Head back to camp for a full English breakfast. Mid-morning at leisure. You can have optional activities including a visit to a Masai Village to see how the Masai live and learn about their culture or a massage in the bush spa at the camp (optional activities not in cost), You could also take a dip in the pool. Have a 3 course bush lunch at the camp while watching birds, monkeys and other wildlife peaking shyly through the bushes or dashing around your lunch area. In the afternoon head back to the wildlife to spot more wildlife till sunset, Return to camp for a sun downer drink (1st drink offered free of charge) and dinner before sitting at the bonfire with your fellow camp residents to be regaled with tales of the Masai. Overnight at Mara Eden Camp.
Day 3: Have another early morning game drive or an optional hot air balloon safari and return to camp for breakfast. Bid goodbye to the camp staff and head out on an en-route game drive as you leave the park. Drive to Narok town for a bathroom stop and on to Nairobi arriving in the late afternoon where your safari ends with drop off at the airport or your Nairobi Hotel.
Masai Mara Safari price includes;
-All park entrance fees
-Accommodation at Mara Eden Camp at full board.
-1 liter per person per day bottled water for use during the safari
-Services of an English speaking driver and experienced safari guide
-Transport in a 4 x 4 Safari Land cruiser with pop up roof for easier game viewing and photography. Exclusive use of safari vehicle throughout the duration of the trip
– Meals as in itinerary
– All government taxes and levies
– Safari accessories (First Aid kit, cool box and fire extinguisher) Emergency number 24 hours. All safari vehicles are equipped with RF radio.
Safari price does not include:
– Expenses of personal nature such as visas, driver tips etc
– Hot air balloon safari
– Masai village visit
– Flying doctors air ambulance evacuation in case of a life-threatening accident or injury – this can be included at US$ 5 per person