Masai Mara Extension

MASAI MARA EXTENSION

This 3 night / 4-day Masai Mara extension can easily be added at the end of a Tanzania trip. This extension offers great game viewing.

Masai Mara Game Reserve:

Kenya’s Premier for game viewing. Known for its “Big Five” game such as lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino among many other game and bird species.

THE PROGRAM

Arrive in Masai Mara, Kenya. On arrival, you are met and assisted to your accommodations. Enjoy your afternoon safari drive.

Maasai Mara Game Reserve is one Kenya’s most iconic and arguably the most beautiful wildlife reserves in Africa. Her 1,510km² of grassland and acacia studded plains are home to the Big-5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) as well as many other species of wild mammals. It is also home to the famous and majestic Maasai people who can often be seen herding their cattle on the periphery of the park or in their cultural manyattas (boma) just outside. Their age-old culture, customs, traditions, and demeanor are a marvel for locals and visitors alike. The Mara is an all year destination where the wildlife drama never ends; multitudes of resident game including elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, warthogs, large herds of buffalo, rhinos, an occasional leopard, warthogs, several species of antelopes including eland and wildebeest and many other species of mammals as well as birds (the secretary birds, ostrich, Kori bustard and many others) can be seen all year round; it never gets dull. Between July and October, it is scene of the phenomenal annual wildebeest migration, considered the 8th wonder of the natural world, when over 2 million wildebeest and 200 thousand Zebra and opportunistic predators make their yearly sojourn from southern Serengeti in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of food. When they scatter all over the plains in an endless rib to rib push and shove; galloping, grazing, and galloping further north again, it is the most amazing wildlife spectacle ever seen. But their most incredible moments remain the Mara river crossings where columns upon columns scamper into the river to satisfy this genetic hibernation; and massive crocodiles lie in their wait craving a feast; and many do fall victim, and others drown, but the population never seems to wane. It is a magical time to be there.

Mara Intrepids Camp is luxury-class tented camp situated in central Maasai overlooking the Talek River and only a short drive from the Mara River Mara at the very confluence of the reserve’s four game-viewing areas. Guest accommodation comprises 30 spacious safari tents on wooden platforms lined along the banks of the Talek River and spaced out to provide maximum privacy. All tents are en-suite with flush loos and hot-showers as well as 2x Twin-size or 1x Queen-size four-poster Beds and a private balcony overlooking the river. Other camp amenities include a Main area with dining room, bar and lounge, a free-form Swimming pool, Laundry services, Watch tower, open-sided 4WD game viewing Jeeps with gold-certified guides, a well-stocked Boutique shop, and the free WiFi in the public areas.

Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp  L D

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the vast plains of Masai Mara.

Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp B L D

View and photograph the animals during your morning and afternoon game drives.

Animals commonly seen here include elephants, prides of lions, cheetahs, hyenas, antelopes, gnus – even the elusive leopard or rhino. The reserve has reputedly the highest concentration of wild mammals in Africa.

Visit a local Masai Village. 

We can arrange for these optional activities at an additional cost.

Hot air ballooning over the Maasai Mara plains

 Fishing for the Nile Perch on Lake Victoria, world’s second largest freshwater lake

Overnight: Mara Intrepids Camp B L D

After breakfast bid farewell to Maasai Mara as you are flown back to Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met by a representative of Emmarosh Travel and transferred to the Hemingways Hotel where a day room is reserved for your comfort and convenience until 6:00 p.m.

This evening, you are driven to the international airport for your departure flight.

Dayroom: Hemingways Hotel B

PRICING INFORMATION

These prices are valid for travel between June – Dec 22, 2020. Christmas and New Year surcharges will apply for any travel between Dec 22– Jan 15, 2021. These holiday surcharges are NOT included in these rates. Single room supplement and solo traveler rates are on request basis only. Any travel during the peak time may be subject to updated terms and conditions.

FOR THE JULY – OCTOBER, 2020 TRAVEL

$3,500.00 per person double occupancy – land
$320.00 per person subject to change – flight: Masai Mara / Nairobi

FOR THE NOV – DEC 22, 2020 TRAVEL

$2,400.00 per person double occupancy – land
$320.00 per person subject to change – flight: Masai Mara / Nairobi

Special note: Please note all services begin with the arrival into Masai Mara, Kenya. If coming from Tanzania or another part in Kenya, the flight to get to Masai Mara is NOT included in these rates.

All air is subject to change until paid for in full and tickets have been issued. Passport copies (photo page where names appear) are required to ticket the internal flights.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodations per the itinerary
  • All transfers as mentioned in the program
  • All meals as indicated by letters B = Breakfast, Lunch & D = Dinner next to accommodations
  • Accompanying local driver/guide (English Speaking)
  • All activities are mentioned in the itinerary
  • Shared 4 x 4-wheel Toyota Landcruiser for game drives
  • All relevant park fees / conservation fees & entry fees (unless otherwise stated)
  • Porterage at airports and hotels.
  • Bottled mineral water in vehicles during game drives
  • Village visit at Masai Mara
  • Internal air (Masai Mara / Nairobi). This flight is quoted separately and MUST be added to the land pricing

EXCLUSIONS

  • Optional activities (where applicable these are available at an additional cost)
  • International air or any other air not mentioned in the itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature such as (telephone calls, laundry, room service, etc.).
  • Gratuities for the guide/ drivers or Airport representatives
  • Single Room Supplement (on request basis)
  • Solo Traveler Rates (on request basis)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Holiday Surcharges for travel between Dec 22 – Jan 15, 2021 & the same time in 2022.
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Fishing for the Nile perch in Lake Victoria
  • Trip insurance

RESERVATION AND PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit per person required at time of booking: A deposit of 25% of the program price is required at the time of booking. Final payment is due 120 days prior to departure. If your reservation is made within 120 days of departure, the entire cost of the trip must be paid at the time of the request to secure confirmation.

CANCELLATION CHARGES

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of e-mail receipt. Cancellations received by Emmarosh are subject to the following:

CANCELLATION FEES PER PERSON

121 days prior to departure (or more): 10% of the program price per person.
120-91 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

90-61 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

60 days prior to departure (or less): 100% of the program price

CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY:

The guest will be responsible for any changes or cancellations made to the itinerary at their request or beyond their control, before or during travel, including expenses incurred due to a change, delay or cancellation of any flights. If a guest cancels or leaves a journey and a roommate remains, an additional supplement may apply to the price for the remaining guest.

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR INTERNAL AIR

All internal air is 100% non-refundable at time of final payment (some exceptions may apply).

CANCELLATION CHARGES FOR EXTRA SERVICES WHERE APPLICABLE

Additional hotel nights and other extra services booked in connection with Emmarosh programs are subject to specific cancellation penalties.