14 DAYS KENYA TWIN MIGRATION SAFARI

 WHALES AND WILDEBEEST TWIN MIGRATION SAFARI

Whales and wildebeest twin migration safari enables you to spot the majestic humpback whales in Watamu and witness the great wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara. The safari is timed to match the simultaneous migrations of wildebeest in the Masai Mara and of humpback whales along the coast and includes opportunities to see Africa’s Big Five among other wildlife. This safari tour is designed to create a life-changing experience in 15 days.

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WHALES AND WILDEBEEST TWIN MIGRATION SAFARI SUMMARY

Whales and wildebeest twin migration safari is a 15 day Kenya safari that has been timed to capture the simultaneous movement of the two species of mammals. Wildebeest migrate from Serengeti to Masai Mara around early July and back latest October every year. Humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to warmer climates, congregating in Kenyan waters between July and August to calve and mate. After spending two months breeding and nursing their calves, the whales then make their journey back to Antarctica around September. This safari will also provide an opportunity to watch other wildlife including the big five. Optional activities on safari include nature walks, playing golf or tennis etc. From visiting Kenya’s premier parks to watching spectacular migrations, this safari offers a lifetime experience. You wind up the safari relaxing in the pristine beach of Watamu snorkeling and whale watching among other activities. The safari should be take between the month of July and September.

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Highlights of the twin migration safari

  • Accommodation in luxury lodges 

Accommodation based on safari lodges equivalent of  4 to 5 stars rating.

  • Twin Migration

The main focus of the safari is the twin migration of wildebeest in the Masai Mara and of humpback whales along the Kenyan coast. 

  • Private Tour

The tour is organized specifically for you. You will not share the safari vehicle with others who are not part of your family or group.

  • Certified driver guides

Our driver guides are professionals who have attended various trainings in tourism and guiding.

  • Transport and game drives in 4 wheel drive land cruiser

The safari vehicle usually referred to as a jeep is specially adapted for safari. It has a high ground clearance and 4 wheel drive system which enables it to to handle the off road terrain easily.

  • Can be customized and fine-tuned 

You can request for adjustment of the itinerary or fine tune it to meet your requirements. This can include the number of days and change of accommodation facilities among other things.

  • It can start in any day

This tour can start in any day.

  • Flexible deferment policy in case of inability to travel due to corona virus.

Book now. Pay later. 100%  refund if cancelled 1 month to the safari for bookings after 01/09/2021. Less than 1 month cancellation will be subject to deferral without loosing your payment for a period of  year at no extra charge.

 

DESTINATIONS TO BE VISITED

  1. OLPEJETA CONSERVANCY  : Ol Pejeta conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in east Africa. Ol Pejeta is also home to two of the world’s last remaining northern white rhino. It’s the only place in Kenya to see chimpanzees, in a Sanctuary established to rehabilitate animals rescued from black market.
  2. ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK : Picturesque, steep forested ravines and open moorland, it is home to a great number of wildlife. Ranging from the herds of elephants and buffalos to lions, side-striped jackal, eland, duiker, olive baboon, East African Wild dog, bushbuck, waterbuck, Cape buffalo, mountain reedbuck among others.
  3. LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK. This park is famous for the flocks of Greater and Lesser Flamingos that gather around the lake, sometimes with as many as 2 million. It is also home to the endangered black Rhinos and Rothschild Giraffe. It has a wide variety of other wildlife and is considered a bird watchers paradise.
  4. MASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE – It is one of the most popular tourism destinations in Kenya and Africa at large. It has exceptional big cat (lion, leopard and cheetah) sightings and superb wildlife viewing throughout the year. Here is where one of the most phenomenal natural spectacles in the world happen, the wildebeest migration.
  5. WATAMU – Watamu is a beautiful and peaceful village on the Kenya Coast, nestled between pristine beaches and lush tropical forest. It has beautiful and idyllic white sand beach.  It provides a unique, relaxed and laid back way of life. With an underwater world of wonders you can snorkel, dive, kite and more. Watamu is a famous fishing center that promotes tag and release fishing of spectacular game fish. In this area, you will also find the peaceful tropical forests of Arabuko Sokoke. You can have encounters with reptiles at Bio-Ken or explore the mysterious ruins of Gedi. 

 

WHALES AND WILDEBEEST TWIN MIGRATION SAFARI  ITINERARY

DAY 1 : OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to Ol pejeta conservancy. Check in at the hotel and have lunch. After lunch have afternoon game drives. Ol pejeta is one of the prime sanctuaries in Laikipia plateau. It has Southern white Rhino and also a refuge of the last 2 Northern white rhino left in the world. (To view the Northern white Rhino needs to be booked in advance at extra cost) The Jane Goodall Institute also operates a remarkable Chimpanzee Sanctuary where you can see the primates.

  • Accommodation at Sweet Waters Serena camp
  • Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 2: OL PEJETA CONSERVANCY 

On this day you will having early morning and evening game drives.  These are the best times to explore the Conservancy as predators are on the hunt and their prey is on high alert. In Ol pejeta, there is high chance of seeing all the big five. You will also be taken to the equator marker near the Rongai gate.

  • Accommodation at Sweet Waters Serena camp
  • Meal Plan ( Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
DAY 3: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

You will depart Ol Pejeta conservancy and drive to Aberdare National Park. On arrival, you will be transferred to The Ark Lodge where you will be watching wildlife from the comfort of the lodge as they come to the water hole. Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, the Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife. It comprises three decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide a superb location for wildlife to be seen. So that you don’t miss any animal sightings, the night guard will buzz your room when special animals come to the waterhole.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;
  • Accommodation at The Ark
DAY 4: ABERDARE NATIONAL PARK

You will be transferred to The Ark sister hotel a short distance away. On this day, you will have game drives in the salient and the Moorlands in Aberdare National Park. Search the plains for a plethora of animal activity, and capture that perfect photograph. Optional activities on this day at extra minimal cost include nature walk at Aberdare game sanctuary, mountain climbing ,mountain biking, horse riding or play golf & tennis.

  • Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner;
  • Accommodation at Aberdare country club
DAY 5: ABERDARE TO LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

Depart Aberdare national park in the morning and drive to lake Nakuru national park. On arrival, you will enter the park and have an en route game drive as you head towards your hotel. After check in you will have lunch and a short rest. In the late afternoon, you will have a game drive in the park. You will enjoy the wide ecological diversity and varied habitats that range from Lake Nakuru itself to the surrounding escarpment and picturesque ridges. Apart from the wide variety of wildlife, it is also ideal for bird watching.

  • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK

You will have morning and afternoon game drives in this wonderful park full of birds, the rare Rothschild giraffe and the endangered rhinos. Lake Nakuru offers sanctuary to the endangered rhino and has the largest population in Kenya. Another animal that is endangered and finds residence in Lake Nakuru national park is the Rothschild giraffe. Other animals found in the park include African buffalos,  zebras, impalas, olive baboons, vervet monkeys, waterbucks,  hyenas, jackals,  hippopotamus among may others. 

  • Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7: MASAI MARA

Depart lake Nakuru early in the morning and drive to Masai Mara.  You will arrive in time for lunch. After lunch and a brief relaxation you will take your first thrilling afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve. Returning from your first tour of Masai Mara you will have dinner and relax under the stars, falling asleep to the sounds of the bush.

  • Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 TO DAY 9: MASAI MARA

On this two days, you will have full days of game viewing in Africa’s finest wildlife park. Millions of wildebeest will be in Masai Mara providing a lot of action. You may have a cultural Masai village visit upon arranging with your guide at a small extra cost per person. The park also offers perfect opportunity for sundowner relaxing.

  • Accommodation at Ashnil Mara Camp
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10: MALINDI

After breakfast you will be driven to Nairobi where you will catch a local flight to Malindi airport.  On arrival you will be transferred to your resort in Watamu. The rest of the afternoon will be spent at leisure.

  • Accommodation at Hemingways Watamu
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 11, MALINDI

You will be picked by hotels boat crew for a whale watching excursion which last between 3 to 5 hours. The rest of the days will be spent at leisure. You will have an option of engaging in various water activities at your own cost.

  • Accommodation at Hemingways Watamu
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 12: MALINDI

You will have a morning excursion for dolphin viewing and an afternoon snorkeling excursion.

  • Accommodation at Hemingways Watamu
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 13 AND DAY 14: MALINDI

This days will be spent at leisure relaxing at the coast side enjoying the idyllic white sand beach of watamu. There are optional activities to engage in including master kite-surfing, learn to dive, engage in scuba diving or take a sunset dhow cruise on Mida Creek. For wildlife-lovers there is deep sea fishing and the extraordinary Arabuko Sokoke Forest – the largest, most intact coastal forest in East Africa, home to some of Kenya’s rarest mammals, elephant, brilliant butterflies and saltwater mangroves

  • Accommodation at Hemingways Watamu
  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 15: NAIROBI/DEPATURE

Check out after lunch and be taken to Malindi airport for your local flight to Nairobi. You will be picked at the airport and driven to the famous carnivore restaurant for dinner. Later you will be dropped at the airport for your international flight or your city hotel.

  • Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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