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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Duration

9 Days

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Group Size

40 people

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About this tour

The Migration Luxury Kenya Safari 9 Days – Leaving the city of Nairobi behind, Oluokos Signature welcomes you on a wildlife discovery of a lifetime. Come and experience East Africa and the world’s most spectacular phenomenon, the Great Wildlife Migration, and the Mara’s endless plains that are home to an incredible year-round concentration of game as well as the two million animals that form the annual Great Migration.

On this safari, our premier destinations include the world-renowned Masai Mara National Reserve – one of the largest parks of Kenya and home of the greatest wildebeest migration on Earth, Amboseli National park – popular park from where you can enjoy the beauty of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, explore the Ol Pejeta Conservancy where a combination of safari and conservation is worth it before driving to Lake Nakuru – a shallow alkaline lake boasting of vast varieties of birds with the most notable ones being the Greater and Lesser flamingos.

You will also have an opportunity to meet and shake a shoulder with the iconic Masai, the community that have coexisted with the wildlife of the Masai Mara for ages. Masai Mara Reserve is teeming with wonderful wildlife, and its classic natural beauty never fails to mesmerize its visitors. This safari also reconnects you with the best luxurious tented accommodation next to where the action takes place every few hours.

With your personal private driver/guide and your own 4×4 vehicle, you will enjoy, as you turn each day into excellent safari experience as you get up close and personal with the Big 5, giraffes, zebras, impalas and other big and small game. On this safari, we will be able to see over 500 bird species if you turn to get fascinated by our feathered friends.

With an unparalleled wildlife viewing at your disposal combined with a charming evening while at the impeccable tented camp, you will best understand what being on a luxury safari with Oluokos Signature entails. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your safari with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.  We offer local support in each destination you visit, and we offer the best value for money.

Sustainable Travel - #GoBetterWithOluokos

At Oluokos Signature, we work responsibly hard to weave luxury experiences that improve life for the people and places we visit and takes care of the planet we explore and also call home. You can read more about our sustainable travel ethos and practice at Oluokos Signature. Please, click here, to find out about sustainability.

People

Learn how booking this safari will help to improve lives of the local communities.

  • We use local guides, meaning that our guests will remain well informed about local traditions, the inner secrets of wildlife, and cultural and social interactions.
  • Commerce – This trip brings income and opportunity to the host community through the inclusion of locally owned accommodation and restaurants, the emphasis on eating locally/organically produced food and support of other local enterprise.
  • Our suppliers are trustees of the local conservation trust, which runs several community initiatives which our guests are welcome to visit as an optional extra excursion. These include schools where classrooms have been built, teachers and students have been sponsored and thousands of material and monetary donations have been made.
  • Local community healthcare is also supported by the trust, who have been helping the clinic for several years now. Donations that have been made in the past include medicine, medical books, maternity and dental wards, water pump and tanks, upgrading of the existing solar system, medical training seminars and much more.

Places

How this trip helps protect and conserve local landscapes and nature.

  • Read about our commitment to nature protection and restoration here, including our rewilding commitment for every customer who books or travels with Oluokos Signature.
  • By limiting our luxury safaris to small groups, led by a local guide, we operate responsibly and ‘tread lightly’. This allows us to minimize our impact on local natural resources and the environment.
  • During our game drives, in the Masai Mara Conservancies where there are strict rules on over-crowding.
  • We also adhere to the Masai Mara National Reserve rules where we maintain our game drives on the designated tracks and not participating in mobbing or crowding wildlife at any time.
  • We’re a signatory to the One Planet network which is a global community of practitioners, policymakers and experts, including governments, businesses, civil society, academia and international organizations, that implements the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production and works towards achieving SDG 12: ensuring sustainable patterns of consumption and production.
  • We work with our partners on the ground to proactively eliminate or reduce waste, for example eliminating all single-use plastic water bottles and other plastics materials. At Oluokos Signature, we provide reusable water bottles to all our guests.
  • We operate a strict ‘leave no trace’ policy that includes separating waste immediately and returning it to the right point for proper disposal.

Planet

How we seek to keep the carbon footprint of this luxury safari to its minimum.

  • Read about our climate action here, including our carbon reduction and compensation commitments.
  • We prefer smaller, locally run accommodation facilities that have a much smaller impact on the surrounding environments.
  • Most meals use local ingredients, which have not been transported for long distances.

Find more tips for going sustainably on this safari

  • Here are a few extra steps you could take to minimize your impact when o this holiday with Oluokos Signature.
  • Leave no trace: We do all we can to ensure we leave no rubbish behind in the wild and beautiful places we visit; we ask that you support us by doing the same. If there are no recycling facilities in our remote destinations, we’d ask you to consider bringing recyclable materials back to Nairobi with you so that we may channel them to the right handler.
  • Plastic waste reduction: Please bring your own re-usable water bottle on this trip; alternatively, Oluokos Signature will provide every guest with a re-usable water bottle, filtered water will be provided where tap water is not drinkable.

Highlights

  • With a stay in a private conservancy in the world renowned Masai Mara National Reserve, you will enjoy a thrilling wildlife safari away from the crowds.
  • Have the best dining experience out on a private veranda under a star-studded African sky while listening to the distance sounds of wildlife or the Masai dancers.
  • Treat yourself to a pre-sunup hot air balloon safari for the ultimate bird's eye view game spotting experience and scan the savannah for towering giraffes and a harem of zebras.
  • Enjoy the exhilarating cultural interaction with the nomadic Masai community

Included/Excluded

  • Conservation fees
  • Experienced safari guide
  • VAT and other related taxes
  • All accommodation including all meals
  • Private transport in a 4x4 Landcruiser vehicle
  • Private day game drives in a 4x4 Landcruiser vehicle
  • Full support from Oluokos Signature and concierge before, during and after your trip
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Additional Services
  • Items of a personal nature
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Arrival and departure taxes at the airport
  • International and internal flights and transfers
  • We strongly advise all guests purchase comprehensive travel insurance

Itinerary

Oluokos Signature representative will meet you upon your arrival and assist you with a transfer to the hotel marking the beginning of your safari with a night in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

If your time permits, you could consider exploring the city. Nairobi has a handful of intriguing attractions to discover. Otherwise, simply unwind after your long flight and make sure you completely rest before heading to the Masai Mara tomorrow.

Accommodation: House of Waine

Meal Plan: (Dinner, Breakfast)

This morning you'll meet up with your guide and head off to the Masai Mara. We will arrive here in good time for lunch then head into the national reserve for game viewing.

Best wildlife sighting locations will be determined by your expert guide as they have an intimate understanding of the daily routines of animals and how best to track them.

On this afternoon excursion, visit several wildlife hot-spots with an aim to spot the elusive animals such as the leopard. These spotted cats blend almost seamlessly into the tall grass and shrubbery, and are even more challenging to spot when in their favorite hangout, the sausage trees. Exploring the region, we will take investigate nearby watering holes where on a good hot day, you’ll spot many birds and mammals, including the serval cat. After a thrilling afternoon game drive, you will return to your lodge in time to freshen up for a delicious safari dinner.

Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Meal Plan:(Lunch, Dinner)

Just like the wildlife, your day will begin early this morning. We will set out for the day’s first game drive and discover the astounding bio-diversity of the premier Masai Mara Game Reserve. To be ticked on our wildlife list will be, the most recognized animals are known worldwide as the African Big 5, and this group includes the African elephant, Cape buffalo, rhinoceros, leopard, and the king of the beasts, the lion. The famous big-game hunters first coined the term “Big 5” for some good reason. This was as a way to acknowledge that these species were the most difficult and dangerous to track and bring down. Thankfully, in subsequent years the term has been re-purposed by the conservation-mindful tourism players who have now shifted their focus towards the conservation of both flora and fauna.  Alongside the Big 5, other tremendous species of birds and wildlife also inhabit this dynamic ecosystem. The list could be as long as from the hyenas, gazelles, impalas, giraffes, zebras, and the eland and with birds ranging from vultures, bustards, eagles, starlings, falcons, sunbirds and ostriches, many of which are easily spotted during our game drive through the Masai Mara.

This afternoon, we will venture further afield for the afternoon game drive. The choice is up to you! Ether get adventurous in search of the most difficult to spot wildlife or take it easy and as we expand, our scope to discover some of the regions lesser understood wildlife that are easily found near the camp.

Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Named after the famous indigenous Masai tribe, the Masai Mara Game Reserve and its many conservancies around it are still in the Masai land. We will today continue with our wildlife viewing on the vast plains and later find our way to the Mara River, the provider of life to this important ecological zone. Wildlife viewing here is almost guaranteed at some point along the Mara River, and your experienced tracker-guide will know all the best spots to explore to maximize your chances of seeing some of the many animals that call this land their home. Get ready, and set your camera for some amazing photo opportunities that may present themselves. Elephants and their calves may attempt to explore the riverbanks and hippos alongside crocodiles enjoy the shallow waters and the sandy banks. On our way back, we may be lucky enough to spot free roaming rhinos in the wild. Well deserved! It’s estimated that there are only 4,000 black rhinos left in Africa. After a long busy day in the wilderness, we will return to the camp for a chilled evening with some Masai dances as we gather around a bonfire.

Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Depart the Masai Mara National Reserve after breakfast with your guide and travel to Nairobi. Your guide will drive you from Masai Mara to Nairobi, with short stops for refreshments and souvenirs along the way. The drive will take approximately 6 hours.

We will enjoy our last stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. This will grant you the opportunity to use the washroom and also to explore the local curio shops. Enjoy the moment and interact with the local vendors in search for the perfect handicraft or souvenir for yourself or your loved ones. 

If you so desire, reservations for dinner at a local restaurant can also be arranged. Please speak to your Experience Designer Expert in order to make dining reservations, and also be sure to mention any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Accommodation: Depart (International Airport)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We will enjoy our last stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. This will grant you the opportunity to use the washroom and also to explore the local curio shops. Enjoy the moment and interact with the local vendors in search for the perfect handicraft or souvenir for yourself or your loved ones. 

If you so desire, reservations for dinner at a local restaurant can also be arranged. Please speak to your Experience Designer Expert in order to make dining reservations, and also be sure to mention any dietary restrictions or preferences.

Meal Plan: (B)

Accommodation: No - End of your safari.

Frequently asked questions

In addition to your suitcase, which gets stored separately on the vehicle, you can bring one piece of carry-on bag onto the vehicle with you. This must be small enough to fit either under your seat or on your lap.

Please note that Eastern and Central Africa, our safari vehicles cannot accommodate regular luggage dimensions and weights. We kindly ask our guests to travel with a soft-sided bag or medium-sized daypacks. There are a number of things you may wish to bring on the vehicle with you, including a travel pillow, something to read, sunglasses, your phone, headphones if you'd like to listen to music, etc. Please, learn more on Africa Travel Tips section.

Every itinerary created by Oluokos is based on your specifications and personal taste. With the in depth knowledge of our Experience Designers’ first-hand, local creativity they make sure every little detail is taken care of, while you get to enjoy a personalized safari experience to Kenya.
To answer your question, the number of guests on your tour will be only you and your loved ones. We handle every booking privately and at Oluokos, we strictly adhere to the no mixing group’s policy. Our safari vehicles have a maximum capacity for six guests. The beauty of taking our privately guided tour is that you'll get to enjoy the best that Africa has to offer to you and your group privately.

Airport transfers are included in the price of this tour. Please, let us have you flight details in advance for the purpose of good planning.  In this case Oluokos Signature representative will be at the airport to greet you. To arrange this please contact our customer service team once you have a confirmed booking.

This information is included in the day-by-day itinerary for your trip under what is included.

We can accommodate vegetarian guests and we will be happy to assist with diabetic, gluten-free and other medically recommended diets. Please advise us at the time of booking your trip with us. Unfortunately, we’re unable to supply meals in accordance with strict religious requirements. For example, we can’t provide salt-free, Halal, requests for specific dietary supplements such as soya milk, and high protein or low-carb meals.

Yes. We want to ensure you get all you want out of your African trip Oluokos Signature. Each itinerary offers the perfect balance of downtime and pure value quality discoveries. We also give you the opportunity to tailor your trip with Optional Experiences by Oluokos. Some of our trips offer a more relaxed pace, with later starts and longer stays in each place for your own enjoyment.

If you would like to exclude yourself from an included experience, please ensure you speak with our Experience Directors, so they are aware of your changes. They will make sure you are aware of any necessary times or meeting points. Please note we cannot provide any compensation or refunds, if you decide not to take part in an included activity or meal.

Oluokos itineraries involve a good blend of driving, walking and enjoying sites from the comfort of your safari vehicle. The activity level and amount of walking can vary, so it is important that you bring adequate footwear to ensure your comfort and safety. Our Experience Designers will advise you appropriately before your trip begins.

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