The Masai Mara is an incredible place to be in August for animals and the annual migration. The plains are abundant with wildebeest,zebra and gazelle, and there are big cats everywhere! Together with the BBC marsh pride lion,it is a paradise for nature and photography-lovers.
19 August 2018
Kenya Airways, KQ0101 – London to Nairobi 1 night
Depart London Heathrow (Terminal 4) on the evening Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi, Kenya. Overnight in flight.
20 August 2018
Offbeat Mara Camp, Mara North Conservancy, Masai Mara 6 nights – Full Board
Early morning arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. After clearing customs and immigration, you will be met and transferred across to the smaller Wilson Airport where you connect with the scheduled mid-morning air transfer service to the famous rolling plains of the Masai Mara.
On arrival into the Mara North airstrip, you will be met by your guides from Offbeat Mara and transferred, game-viewing en route to camp. Arrive in time for lunch. The afternoon is at leisure to enjoy your first game-drive on the famous plains. Six nights are spent at Offbeat Mara in double/twin/single tents.
Daily game-viewing on the plains, hosted by Offbeat’s excellent guides.
Offbeat Mara Camp is a 12 bed semi-permanent seasonal bush camp situated on the west bank of the Olare Orok River, outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Guests are accommodated in six spacious tents, two of which are family tents. All tents are comfortably furnished with large cedar beds, writing desk and canvas wardrobe. The en-suite facilities include double wash basin (for which water is provided in large jugs), flush loo and bucket shower. Lighting is provided through solar power. A large lounge tent has a bar, library, comfortable sofas and writing table. There is a separate dining tent. Activities include game drives by day and night in custom designed landrovers/land cruisers, nature walks, bush breakfasts and sundowners. You will also have the opportunity to visit the local villages.
Offbeat Mara Camp is located outside the official Masai Mara Game Reserve within the Mara North Conservancy. Game-viewing around the camp is superb and animals often wander through the camp at night. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and giraffe are often seen from the verandahs of the tents themselves, and zebra and buffalo help keep the lawns short!
Most game-viewing will take place on the plains around camp, but should you wish to visit the reserve itself (not necessary except for river crossings during the migration period when Offbeat include one reserve entry for every three nights spent in camp anyway), any Reserve fees will be due in camp at the applicable rate.
26 August 2018
Kenya Airways, KQ102 – Nairobi to London 1 night
Morning at leisure for further game-viewing. After lunch, you will be transferred back to the airstrip where you connect with the scheduled mid-afternoon air transfer service back to Wilson Airport, Nairobi. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to a suitable restaurant/hotel where you have the chance to have an early dinner (not included). Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta Airport where you connect with the overnight Kenya Airways flight to London.
27 August 2018
Kenya Airways – early arrival into London
Early morning arrival into London Heathrow Terminal 4.
£ 4,235.00 (estimated) per person, based on two people sharing a tent
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (first single to book incurs no single supplement, thereafter the supplement is): £ 910.00
** EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT **
REDUCTION of £ 205.000 per adult if you book BEFORE the 20th December (SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY)
Deposit required to confirm arrangements: £ 800.00 per person
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