Mara Explorer guests can enjoy a romantic Kenya safari vacation package with interesting walks, star gazing, hot air ballooning, visiting Lake Victoria and interacting with the local Maasai people.
At Mara Explorer a beautiful bush wedding can become the ultimate Kenya safari vacation package with traditional Maasai wedding attire, fine dining under spectacular night skies, romantic hot air balloon rides, nature walks and more.
Everything down to the smallest detail can be arranged for a traditional wedding according to your customs or the bride and groom can choose to wear local finery of the indigenous people. Maasai dancers and a guard of honour can also be present for the event.
At Mara Explorer Lodge there are a number of locations for the ceremony such as next to the hippo pool; in the lounge observation tower; in a Maasai manyatta (home) or at a sundowner site.
Enjoy the thrill of an early morning hot air balloon ride and see the spectacle of the Masai Mara sunrise over rolling plains speckled with big game. These adventures are followed by a delicious champagne bush breakfast on a Kenya safari vacation package.
This excursion starts with a 40 minute early morning flight over the Masai Mara, fascinating farm land and African homesteads on the way to Lake Victoria – the world’s 2nd largest fresh water lake and the source of the mighty River Nile. Mfangano is a lush unspoilt Island home to friendly fishermen living along the lakeshore, colonies of birds, litters of spotted Otters and giant monitor Lizards lurking in the shallows.
After tea, coffee and drinks at camp, guests can just relax or walk along the lake shore. Other activities include swimming in a natural pool, exploring the islands in a custom built boat and visiting ancient Rock Art sites or local villages. Fishing enthusiasts can try their hand at catching Nile Perch or Tilapia which can then be prepared for lunch.
A 2 hour nature walk with a Maasai naturalist provides opportunities to identify more than 30 species of plants, spot a variety of birds and acquire some survival tips like knowing how to behave in the presence of wild animals.
Guests can visit the Maasai manyattas or kraals where a local Maasai guide gives an intriguing account of the Maasai people and their traditions.
The Equator crosses Kenya almost at the half way mark and creates one of the very few places in the whole world where you can observe both hemisphere skies from one location. A lodge guide can provides a detailed tour of the African sky.
A bird walk is a must for every bird lover or anyone curious to see the rich profusion of birds – over 450 recorded species in the Mara. Keen birders can record more than a hundred species in a day.