1 Day Masai Mara Fly-in Safari From Nairobi
Maasai Mara One-Day Trip Flying Safari Package: On this short 1 Day Kenya fly-in Safari, you fly directly from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, avoiding long drives on rough roads. This one-day Fly-in Masai Mara Safari departs from the Wilson Airport in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We catch a scheduled flight at 0730 hours and fly to one of the eight major airstrips in Masai Mara National Reserve. Touching down at about 0830 hours, you are met by our driver guide and embark on an open-sided 4×4 game drive. Over 100 mammal species are found here‚ including the Big Five‚ and over 450 bird species. Game viewing here is second to none.
On safari in the Masai Mara, you can expect to see the Big 5, lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and more. These include zebra, wildebeest, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals. Masai Mara resident bird species include ostriches and kori bustards, bateleur eagles, long-crested eagles, and vultures as well as smaller colorful, and diverse species like lilac-breasted rollers and violet-backed starlings. We pause our game drive to enjoy a picnic lunch, continuing our exploration into the afternoon. At about 1700 hours we board our scheduled flight to the Wilson Airport in Nairobi. Arriving back in the big city at about 1800 hours, where our short Maasai Mara One Day Trip flying Safari Package comes to an end.
Fly to Masai Mara from Nairobi and back in a day, experiencing Africa’s finest game viewing on 4×4 game drives. See the Big Five and a profusion of other wild animals roaming the untamed plains of Kenya.
Flying out of the capital of Kenya at about 0730 hours we reach Masai Mara Airstrip by about 0830 hours and set off on a game drive. The game drives are conducted in specially adapted 4×4 safari vehicles with open sides for excellent visibility. The highly skilled and qualified guides search out wildlife and share their knowledge out in the bush.
The Masai Mara is situated in the Great Rift Valley in southwestern Kenya. It covers over 1 500 km2. The southern part of the park forms part of the border with Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. The Masai Mara hosts a multitude of wild animals, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), which we may encounter.
Zebra, giraffe, and over fourteen species of antelope graze on Mara’s plains amongst warthog, hyenas, mongoose, monkeys, and elephants. Around the rivers, crocodiles lie in wait for prey while hippos grunt in the water and birds twitter in the trees.
During peak season (between late June and October) we are likely to see the Great Migration in action – an unforgettable sight! Witness more than a million wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and other wildlife on the move as they migrate to greener plains.
We pause our game drive to enjoy a picnic lunch, continuing our exploration into the late afternoon. Then later we make our way back to the Airstrip. Catching a scheduled flight at 1700 hours, we leave the incredible Mara ecosystem behind, flying back to Wilson Airport.
We land in Nairobi at about 1800 hours, bringing our remarkable fly-in wildlife journey to a close.
Maasai Mara One Day Trip flying Safari Package Itinerary
0600 Hours: The tour begins with a pick-up from your hotel/ residence in Nairobi and a transfer to Nairobi’s little domestic airport called Wilson Airport for your flight to the Masai Mara.
0730 Hours: Depart Nairobi Wilson Airport and fly to the Maasai Mara. The Maasai Mara is about 280 km west of Nairobi City and the flight takes about 40 to 45 minutes to the Mara.
The aircraft fly fairly low and you will be able to see an aerial view of the suburbs of Nairobi, the Great Rift Valley, and several remote villages before touching down at a dirt airstrip in the Maasai Mara
0830 Hours: On arrival in the Maasai Mara you will be met by your driver-guide to begin your 6-hour game drive viewing Safari. Onboard a special 4×4 safari vehicle, you will explore the wilderness of the Maasai Mara and its African wildlife.
The Mara is a fine country for lions, and you can hardly fail to see them. All the Big Five can be found – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino, as well as nearly every other kind of animal found in all the other parks in Kenya. These include such as plains zebra, giraffe, Coke’s hartebeest, topi, impala, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, Defassa waterbuck, buffalo, and cheetah.
1300 Hours: Enjoy picnic lunch box. After a yummy lunch, served underneath the shade of indigenous trees overlooking the Maasai Mara National Reserve, we proceed for the afternoon safari which emphasizes the animals that you have not to see.
You will learn about the animals’ behavior from your driver guide and enjoy several photo stops to capture the raw natural beauty of the park’s wildlife.
1700 Hours: We transfer to the airstrip with a game drive en route and fly to Nairobi Wilson Airport.
1800 Hours: We arrive at Nairobi Wilson Airport and transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta Airport or your hotel/ residence.
Maasai Mara One Day Trip flying Safari Package Prices
1-Day Masai Mara National Reserve Safari Package Prices Include:
Picnic Lunch + Relevant Government Taxes + Maasai Mara Park entrance fees + Drinking bottled water in the safari vehicle + Services of our English-speaking safari driver/ guide + Return flights from Nairobi Wilson – Masai Mara National Reserve + Maasai Mara airstrip Transfers + Full day game drive in an open safari vehicle accompanied by experienced English speaking safari guide
|Dates From||Dates To||Price Per Person||Child Aged
3 to 11 Years
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* This tour operates throughout the year
* Additional information confirmation will be received at the time of booking
* You could also opt for our 1 Day Maasai Mara road Safari Package from Nairobi
* Arrival and departure times to/from Nairobi may vary depending on the aircraft routing
* Check-in time is 60 minutes to departure time in Nairobi (Wilson) and in Masai Mara airstrip 30 minutes before departure time
1-Day Masai Mara National Reserve Safari Package Prices Excludes:
* Visa Fees
* International flight
* Personal Insurance
* Accommodation in the Masai Mara or Nairobi
* Expenses of personal nature such as; drinks, tips, laundry, telephone, cigarettes, accommodation & meals not indicated in the itinerary, and optional activities