Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara

Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya

Changi Airport T2

This adventure is: #adrenaline pumping, #for a good cause

Nairobi: Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and ...

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Highlights

The world’s greatest show‚ set on stage in the Masai Mara mass migration.  Let us experience it first hand as seen on National Geographic.  The adventure of the lifetime.  Every year between July to September, over 1.5 million wildebeests, zebras, and antelopes will migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in search of food and water.  However, for the animals to get to Masai Mara, they will have to cross the dangerous Mara river.   That is filled with hundreds of crocodiles waiting for them.  The dramatic contrast between life and death to be witnessed during the Great Migration.  

Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaWildebeests crossing the dangerous Mara river

Despite comprising only 0.01% of Africa’s total landmass, more than 40% of Africa’s larger mammals can be found here in Masai Mara.
Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaWildebeests in Masai Mara

Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaSome of the big mammals found in Amboseli National Park, Masai Mara National Park, and Lake Naivasha area

Amboseli National Park provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa. Set in rolling savannah scenery it is dwarfed by the presence of the pink-tinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro which, at 5,896 meters, is the highest free-standing mountain in the world. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of elephant accompanied by the lions, buffalos, cheetahs, giraffes, baboons, gazelles, hippos, and wildebeest.  Not to mention the 400 over species of birds.
Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaAmboseli National Park, Mt Kilimanjaro in the background, photo credits to amboseli.com

The raining season also brings the thousands of pink Flamingos to Lake Naivasha.
Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaPink flamingos at the lakes

We will visit a Masai Mara village, the Maasai tribe is a unique tribe and well-known for its high jump dance.
Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaHigh jump dance to impress the girls

Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaSunrise at Masai Mara

Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaMid-range tents

I want to end the trip with a visit to Africa’s largest slum and possibly the world largest slums.  The Kibera slum, home to 60% of Nairobi people.  Why do I want to visit a slum?  It is not because Obama has visited the slum, it is because I feel is important that I experience first-hand what others may be experiencing that I can’t possibly imagine myself to be in.  I want to understand their lives and I hope you to join me on this journey.  It is my belief that with understanding it brings about empathy and compassion.  Our fees will create employment for people living in Kibera Slums.

Let's experience the greatest wildlife show and migration - Masai Mara  starting at Nairobi, Nairobi County, KenyaKibera Slums

All this will cost us USD$1970 for this 9D trip and we need 10 people to make this happen.  I have used 1USD to 1.45SGD to estimate the trip cost, I will refund the difference if Singapore dollars appreciates against US dollars during the time of exchange and you will have to top up the equivalent Singapore dollars if Singapore dollars depreciates.

 

Itinerary 

Day 1

0910 hrs: Meet at Changi Airport and transit at Mumbai airport
1640 hrs: Leave for Nairobi from Mumbai airport
2015 hrs: Arrive in Nairobi, overnight at Nairobi hotel

Day 2
0730 hrs: Breakfast, leave for Amboseli National Park
1200 hrs: Reach Amboseli National Park
1500 hrs: Afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Amboseli mid-range camp
The highlights are Mt Kilimanjaro and wildlife in Amboseli National Park.

Day 3
0730 hrs: Breakfast, leave for Amboseli National Park
1200 hrs: Morning game drive in Amboseli National Park
1500 hrs: Afternoon game drive in Amboseli National Park
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Amboseli mid-range camp
The highlights are Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru and wildlife in Amboseli National Park.

Day 4
0700 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Leave for Lake Naivasha
1400 hrs: Lunch
1600 hrs: Sunset boat ride for hippos and flamingos and walk Crescent Island
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Lake Naivasha mid-range lodge
The highlights are pink flamingos, hippos in Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakaru.

Day 5
0700 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Leave for Masai Mara
1300 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Afternoon game drive in Masai Mara
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Masai Mara mid-range tent
The highlights are the countless wildebeest, zebras, and the wildlife such as big 5.

Day 6
0700 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Morning game drive in Masai Mara
1300 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Afternoon game drive in Masai Mara
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Masai Mara mid-range tent
The highlights are the countless wildebeest, zebras, and the wildlife such as big 5 and Mara river crossing.

Day 7
0700 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Morning game drive in Masai Mara
1300 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Arrive in Nairobi Kibera Slum
1900 hrs: Dinner, overnight at Nairobi hotel
The highlights are the countless wildebeest, zebras and the wildlife such as big 5 and Kibera Slum.

Day 8 (Free and Easy but I am planning for)
0700 hrs: Breakfast
0800 hrs: Visit Nairobi National Museum (optional)
1300 hrs: Lunch
1500 hrs: Visit Masai Mara market for shopping (optional)
2000 hrs: Dinner, leave for Nairobi Airport
2359 hrs: Leave for Bangkok

Day 9
2100 hrs: Reach Singapore

 

Things to bring:
1) Head Lamp
2) Outdoor Attire (long pant recommended) 
3) Shoes recommended for walking trekking Shoe. NO Slipper 
4) Clothes for changing
6) Insect Repellent
7) Room slippers
8) Binoculars
9) Yellow fever vaccination papers

Includes:

  • All land transfer including transfer to and from Nairobi airport
  • Entrance fees to national parks
  • National Parks guides
  • Game drives as mentioned in itinerary
  • 7 nights accommodation, with 4 nights in mid-range camps.
  • Visit Kibera Slum
  • Visit Masai Mara village
  • 7 x breakfast, 5 x lunches, 5 x dinners

Excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Nairobi National Museum entrance fees
  • Transport for day 9 optional activities
  • Visas
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Important notes:

  • We aren’t visiting zoos nor bird parks, as such there is no guarantee that wildlife will appear as in the past.
  • We have picked the animals usual migration seasons and therefore the best seasons.  As such we stand a very high chance of witnessing one of the world’s most spectacular sight.
  • We are employing local guides and security from Kibera Slums, our safety is ensured
  • Please read through the following terms of participation before RSVP: http://threeplaygrounds.com/pages/champion-terms-of-participation

DISCLAIMER: Your safety and well-being during the trip are your sole responsibility. By RSVP for this event, you have confirmed that you have read, acknowledged, agreed and accepted the terms and conditions of participating this trip.

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Reviews

  • I had a amazing trip with a group of friendly and warm tour mates. Carly was such an assuring tour leader. Excellent and safe Vietnamese driver, Jerry. well spoken English Vietnamese guide Tommy. I enjoyed myself very much and look forward for another trip!

  • Excellent short trip with beautiful verdant countryside and charming local tribal people not corrupted by tourism yet . Be prepared for long drive on narrow winding mountain roads.

  • Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with... Read more Best trip ever ! Everyone laughed and enjoyed the hols as if we have known each other all our lives instead of meeting for the first time ! Everyone kept their cool when faced with an unforseen delay . The scenery at Ha Giang is simply superb . There are so many small towns within the mountains with so many minority races living together . Their costumes are so colourful and the ladies' headgears are so lovely to gawk at . If I could , I would love to go again . Highly recommended for gungho people with "throw everything to the wind" attitude . Fantastic local guide and driver (Tom & Jerry) and pats on the back for Carly (Singapore guide) too . Thanks .........rosse and raymond . Read less

  • Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. ... Read more Georgina was great in: 1) giving reminders so that people can un-RSVP for others on wait list to get a spot. 2) giving clear instructions, photos, links on how to get to the meeting point, 3)explaining why everyone had to be on time and what the program is expected to be and when it might end. Late evening slot was a good idea as we got to see the night installations at The PathFinder portion, but food stalls already closed upon exit. There are toilets inside the exhibit in Fort Canning Center itself. Cleaner than the mobile toilets outside. Thank you for helping to get us tickets when it is so difficult to do so. Read less

  • My wife, son and I never regret of signing up this trip. My 8 year old son enjoyed the walk on the rocky beach. Best moment of the walk was that we came closed to the corals, crabs ???? and ???? shrimps. Thank you threeplaygrounds!