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OVERVIEW

Nairobi & Maasai Mara

Nairobi is Kenya’s bustling capital city, often used as a jumping-off point for safari trips. In addition to its urban core, the city has Nairobi National Park, a large game reserve known for breeding endangered black rhinos and home to giraffes, zebras and lions. Next to it is a well-regarded elephant orphanage operated by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

 

Maasai Mara

The Maasai Mara National Reserve is a large game reserve in Narok County, Kenya, contiguous with the Serengeti National Park in Mara Region, Tanzania.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

See Interesting Animals at Nairobi Safari Walk

The Nairobi Safari Walk is a conservation-based recreational facility like no other. Only 7 KM from the bustling Metropolis, here you will find a sampling of what wildlife in Kenya has to offer. Not only is the setting exceptionally serene, but you will get a chance to see some of the rarest animals on the planet. These include: the white Rhino, the Bongo and even the Albino Zebra. What this walk offers, is a chance to see most of Kenya’s wildlife within a single setting.

 

Go Karting on Lang’ata Road

Most of us have thrilling adventures. If speeding is your poison of choice, then you can Go Karting on Lang’ata road when you visit Nairobi. The facility offers you 10 minute sessions of speeding and racing your compadres through a windy track that can be floodlit at night.

 

Go ice skating at Panari Sky Center

If you want to experience more speed and try out your ice skating skills on East Africa’s first ice skating rink. It’s a wonderful experience that you get to enjoy within an amazing facility that is only minutes from the Airport. The Panari Hotel is one of the highest rated hotels in the country.

 

Visit Mamba Village

‘Mamba’ means Crocodile in Swahili. As the name suggests, this is a crocodile sanctuary. Near Karen, you will get a chance to see real crocodiles sunbathing and feeding. You also get to enjoy some of the most exquisite local cuisine the country has to offer.

 

See the ageless beauty of Kenya from K.I.C.C Helipad

Although this will take some doing, the view from up there is worth it. If you can talk your way into it, going up on to the K.I.C.C Helipad, will give you a grand view of the entire city. You can see the whole of Nairobi and its environs from up there. It is simply breath taking.

 

Visit The Elephant Orphanage

The Elephant Orphanage in Lang’ata gives you the rare opportunity to have an uninhibited view the majestic giants – Elephants. You will get to experience firsthand just how devastating poaching is in the world. It also gives you hope, for within all that anarchy, there is a sanctuary for the baby elephants left behind.

 

The Maasai Ostrich Farm

Taking a tour of the Maasai Ostrich Farm not only gives you a chance to come face to face with these majestic flightless birds, but it also gives you a chance to ride one of them. There are also some great bird watching facilities as well as an outstanding resort where you can spend the night. You can also order a delicious Ostrich Meat platter.

 

7D Cinema at Thika Road Mall

We all know of the 3D Cinema phenomenon, now imagine a 7D cinema! You will experience almost everything on and off the screen. You seat will rock; you will see and feel the whoosh of the bats and for all intents and purposes, be part of the movie.

 

Touch the Skies at the Giraffe Center

Pet or feed them and even touch their tongues; at the Nairobi Giraffe Center, you get to be right at home with these incredibly tall and beautiful creatures.

 

Slither to Nairobi Snake Park

View the deadly ‘Black Mamba’ up close and an assortment of other dangerous and harmless reptiles at the Nairobi Snake Park. Being situated at the National Museum grounds, you can also enjoy the serene environment and dining facilities on offer.

 

Float to the Butterfly Center

Here, you get a chance to see countless butterfly species in this serene environment. It is absolutely beautiful and offers some soft landing after being on the road for so long.

 

Sample locally brewed beer at Brew Bistro

Kenya is well known for its signature brands; Tusker and Pilsner Larger. But that is not all it has to offer in terms of beer. Brew Bistro is one of the country’s leading mini-brewers. It offers an assortment of lagers, stout, ale and delicious biting topped off with a wonderful atmosphere.

 

Walking Safaris Maasai Mara

Walking safaris involves an adventurous trek in the Maasai Mara ecosystem giving you a chance to see the animals in close view. This however, is NOT allowed in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, but is permitted in the conservancies and group ranches that border the Maasai Mara National Reserve.

The walks are conducted by specially trained Maasai guides who explain the way of the Maasai culture displaying their skills in animal tracking and sharing their immense knowledge on the wildlife.

 

Balloon Safaris Maasai Mara

To get a birds eye view of the Mara and go Hot Air Ballooning, it is great fun.

The trip is magical: spend about one hour silently floating over the savannah in a hot air balloon and it will fill you with enough memories to last a lifetime. You take off in the wee hours of the morning, float in the sky, drifting with the whim of the wind, overlooking the plains, just in time to experience a breathtaking sunrise and catch a bird’s eye view of the reserve.

After the flight, you will be treated to a luxurious breakfast to complete the experience as you relax and absorb the moment.

 

Game Drive Maasai Mara

Game drives are designed to take you close to the wildlife rich spots in the Maasai Mara. This gives you an opportunity to view wild animals in their natural habitat as they go about their daily activities.

Game drives are done during the day or night time. Night game drives are however not allowed in the reserve.

It is recommended that you use a local driver/guide s/he should be familiar with the area, able to give you lots of information about the animals and their habitat, and know where they can currently be found and how best to approach them. However, one can opt for a self-drive safari on condition that you are familiar with the rules and regulations of the Maasai Mara National Reserve.