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Masai Mara National Reserve, Adventure Packages and Budget Safaris

Established in 1961, the Masai Mara is situated in an enormous game park in Narok County, Kenya, and is joined to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The reserve was named in honour of the Masai tribe, who were the original occupants of the region. Translated from the Masai word ‘Maa’ meaning ‘spotted’, the Masai Mara was also named due to how the area looks from a distance, with circles of trees, thickets, savannahs and cloud shadows that seem to dot the park.

When you head off on one of our Masai Mara Tours you will discover why it is one of the greatest and most popular wildlife parks in all of Africa. Famous the world over for its incredible abundance of the big cats: lion, leopard and cheetah, as well as its annual migration during which masses of zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and 1.5 million wildebeest make their way to and from the Serengeti while crossing through the crocodile infested Masai Mara river. The Masai Mara people have a fascinating culture and an extremely distinctive style of dress.

The Masai Mara Ecosystem supports one of the largest lion populations in the world and covers an amazing 1,510 square kilometres, reaching up to 2,170 metres above sea level. The reserve is home to more than 95 mammal species and approximately 570 documented bird species. Discarded arrowheads and pottery of the Neolithic man, who lived over 2,000 years ago, have been discovered in the Masai Mara National Reserve. The Masai have inhabited the region since the 17th century and, together with the magnificent wildlife of the park, remain the true landlords of the area.

The various landscapes of the reserve include sandy soil and small shrubbery in the east, the Siria Escarpment that forms a remarkable plateau which acts as border in the west, dense grass and woodlands around the Mara River, and vast savannahs with dispersed thickets that cover the biggest portion of the park. The topography here is extremely diverse, giving visitors a romantic view of beautiful Africa. The Masai Mara River is home to an abundance of hippo and crocodile, and the birdlife around the park is simply spectacular with eagles, ostriches, storks, vultures and over 50 different birds of prey. Other animals to be seen in the reserve include hyena, giraffe, impala, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo and elephants. In 2005, a visionary conservationist named Jake Grieves-Cook approached the Masai people, who technically owned the land, and offered to rent out portions of it for them. In exchange, the Masai vacated the land and stopped their cattle from grazing on it. The lands swiftly transformed back into lush grassland, allowing the wildlife to prosper.

The Masai Mara are now paid rent, and numerous families are benefiting from employment at some of the eco-friendly camps that have been erected in the area. The number of tourists and safari vehicles in the reserve are firmly limited, resulting in magnificent safari experiences. Other than game drives through the park, feel free to participate in walking tours of the area with a knowledgeable Masai guide. You could also participate in a cultural tour of a traditional Masai village, during which you will be treated to an educational experience of the Masai lifestyles. You could also game view in luxury from the aerial viewpoint of a hot air balloon at dawn, giving you an awe-inspiring view of magical Africa.

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  • 56 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0914
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Cape Town, this trip travels north through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before finally ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Cape Town in the early hours of a Sunday morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Cape Town, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255

    + Local Payment USD 1390

  • 56 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure (incl Gorillas)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM0915
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    Beginning in Nairobi, Kenya, this ultimate African Trip Adventure Nairobi to Cape Town Overland Adventure takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia before coming to an end in Cape Town, South Africa.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R45,255

    + Local Payment USD 1390

  • 55 Days Cape Town to Nairobi Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Cape Town
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0446
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    An epic 55 Day Cape Town to Nairobi Overland camping adventure and the most popular route. You will be spoilt for choice with wildlife, beaches and cultures.

    Price from R50,450



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    46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg and Gorillas Overland

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 16
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2515
    Tour Style Camping

    Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland southbound travels first up to Uganda to see the gorillas before heading south to South Africa and Johannesburg.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R53,280



  • 46 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Trek

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0926
    Tour Style Camping

    The tour allows you to see the famous mountain gorillas, wildlife in the famous game parks such as the Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Kruger, and lazy days on the beaches of Zanzibar and Lake Malawi.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R39,795

    + Local Payment USD 1430

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    43 Day Kenya to Cape Town Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Cape Town
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2512
    Tour Style Camping

    This Kenya to Cape Town Adventure offers you fantastic insights into some of East Africa and Southern Africa’s greatest attractions and cultures. We visit the Masai Mara, the flat plains of the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro Crater and Mt Kilimanjaro before relaxing on the sun-kissed beaches on the exotic island of Zanzibar. Prepare to get a bit wet when viewing the mighty Victoria Falls, enjoy a boat cruise down the Chobe River and the Okavango Delta before ending your tour in the beautiful city of Cape Town.

    • Price Beat Gaurenteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R45,840



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    39 Day African Exploration (Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland)

    Countries Visited Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2514
    Tour Style Camping

    Budget Nairobi to Vic Falls Overland through East Africa to Victoria Falls. Don't miss out on this popular route!

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R42,560



  • 35 Day Nairobi to Victoria Falls Overland Southern Discovery

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Victoria Falls
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0913
    Tour Style Camping

    This Nairobi to Victoria Falls tour takes us south through Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Botswana before coming to an end at Victoria Falls.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395

    + Local Payment USD 1000

  • 35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Overland Adventure (Comfort)

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACM04461
    Tour Style Accommodated

    35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Accommodated Adventure Overland, get ready to see some amazing wildlife and cultures.

    Price from R44,200



  • 35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAM04462
    Tour Style Camping

    35 Day Victoria Falls to Gorillas Adventure Overland, get ready to see some amazing wildlife and cultures.

    Price from R33,200



  • 35 Day Northern Discovery Gorillas and Game Parks Overland Adventure

    Countries Visited Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya
    Starts Victoria Falls
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 28 - 30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAM0912
    Tour Style Camping

    Beginning near the almighty Victoria Falls, this trip travels north through Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda before ending in Nairobi, Kenya. We depart from Victoria Falls in the early hours of the morning, so if you wish to have a chance to explore Victoria Falls, an earlier arrival should be planned.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R31,395

    + Local Payment USD 1000

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    31 Day East to South Adventure (Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Tour)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Johannesburg
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2519
    Tour Style Camping

    31 Day Nairobi to Johannesburg Overland Tour in Africa seeing the highlights of East and Southern Africa.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R37,360



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    28 Day Gorillas, Parks and Beach Trek (Nairobi to Zanzibar Overland)

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2503
    Tour Style Camping

    28 Day Nairobi to Zanzibar Overland includes gorillas, parks and beach trek in Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania National Parks and Zanzibar beaches.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R33,440



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    24 Day Nairobi to Livingstone Overland

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Livingstone
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2504
    Tour Style Camping

    24 Day Nairobi to Livingstone Overland budget camping visits the wildlife highlights, warm waters of Zanzibar and cultures of East and Southern Africa.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R27,120



  • 24 Day Wildlife, Gorillas and Zanzibar Overland Tour

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    Starts Dar es Salaam
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAE0910
    Tour Style Camping

    24 Day Game and Gorillas Safari Tour around East Africa. Enjoy the gorillas in in the wild!

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R25,095

    + Local Payment USD 730

  • 24 Day Zanzibar, Wildlife and Gorillas Overland Tour

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAE0911
    Tour Style Camping

    An amazing 24 Day East Africa Overland covering the Northern Route Zanzibar, Wildlife and Gorillas.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R25,095

    + Local Payment USD 730

  • ON SPECIAL

    18 Day Masai Mara and Gorillas Explorer Overland

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2522
    Tour Style Camping

    18 Day Masai Mara and Gorillas Explorer travelling around Kenya and Uganda allowing you to see the gorillas in the wild.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R22,480



  • 15 Day Kenya and Tanzania Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU CAE0952
    Tour Style Camping

    Kenya and Tanzania Safari is a great budget camping safari taking in the top reserves of Kenya and Tanzania and ending by the warm waters of Zanzibar.

    The tour includes the Masai Mara Excursion, Game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park and Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater excursion in the tour price.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R27,195

    + Local Payment USD 1210

  • ON SPECIAL

    14 Day Kenya Game Parks and Gorillas (Comfort) Overland

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU ACE0441
    Tour Style Accommodated

    The Kenya Game Parks and Gorillas is a budget accommodated safari allows you to experience the best game reserves in Kenya and Gorillas.

    * The trips Activity Package is COMPULSORY FOR THE TOUR.

     

    Price from R17,450



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    14 Day Kenya Game Parks and Gorillas Overland Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 20
    Age Range 16 – 65 Years and older
    SKU CAE0441
    Tour Style Camping

    The Kenya Game Parks and Gorillas budget camping overland safari allows you to experience the best game reserves in Kenya and Gorillas in their natural habitat.

    * The trips Activity Package is COMPULSORY FOR THE TOUR.

    Price from R13,950



  • 14 Day Game Parks and Gorillas Adventure Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Uganda
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 26-30
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAE0903
    Tour Style Camping

    The Game Parks and Gorillas Adventure safari allows you to track the gorillas in Uganda, DRC and Rwanda on the slopes of the Virunga Volcanoes.

    Free arrival airport transfer & 1 pre-night accommodation in a dorm room

    5% discount for trips booked 6 months in advance or more

    10% discount for ISIC cardholders

    Price from R14,595

    + Local Payment USD 510

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    13 Day East Africa Game Parks and Zanzibar Overland Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Dar es Salaam
    Group Size Max 24
    Age Range 18 - 39 Years
    SKU CAE2501
    Tour Style Camping Top Seller

    13 Day Nairobi to Zanzibar Overland Tour including Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Zanzibar. Book now to not miss out.

    • Price Beat Guaranteed
    • 10% early bird discount (6 months or more)

    Price from R18,160



  • 12 Day Great East African Lodge Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Arusha
    Ends Arusha
    Group Size Min 2 Max 7
    Age Range All Ages
    SKU ACE2701
    Tour Style Accommodated Safari

    Why book this trip?

    This great safari covers the highlights of Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa. Stay in adequate lodges and unique mobile tented camps as you traverse the plains visiting the wildlife of Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, the grassy plains of the Serengeti and the tranquil waters of Lake Victoria.

    Window seat guaranteed for every client!

    Price from R76,692



  • 12 Day Kenya and Tanzania Budget Safari

    Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
    Starts Nairobi
    Ends Nairobi
    Group Size Max 17
    Age Range 18 - 55 Years and older
    SKU CAE0303
    Tour Style Camping Small Group Top Seller

    Why book this trip?

    This Kenya and Tanzania Safari is an all inclusive tour that covers many of the highlights of East Africa. It is filled with plenty of game drives where you can spot large herds of animals, followed closely by their predators. In Lake Naivasha where you camp amongst the Fever Trees you can while away the time by watching hippos wallowing in mud baths. On the 5th day the Masai Mara offers up its amazing wildlife with opportunities to see crocodiles on the banks of the Mara River.

    It is the only semi-inclusive camping tour covering all the “must see” of Kenya and Tanzania national parks, following the “route less travelled”.  Another great aspect about this trip is it has a great upgrade (free) to a Lodge even though it is a camping trip.

    Price from R26,745



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