This 7 days wildebeest migration safari takes you to Masai Mara with the aim of showing you the wildebeest migration. There are many wonders of the world but only a few can level up to the Great Wildebeest Migration. It is a spectacle that everybody wishes to see and often touted as the eighth wonder of the world. Just imagine, annually almost two million animals constituting of majorly of the Wildebeest as well as a great number of plain zebras move across the Serengeti and Mara plains in search of green pasture.
Facing multiple dangers such as land predators and crocodiles complete an 800 km round trip during the migration. We can not accurately predict the Movement and migration of the herds. The wildebeest migration can start between late June to early July when they cross into Kenya. They cross back to Tanzania between late September to October.
River crossing is the greatest sight that everybody wishes to see. It is not guaranteed but this wildebeest Migration Safari enables you to have enough days to chance on a river crossing where you can witness crocodiles prey on the wildebeest as they cross the rivers. You will be taken to the river regularly until you are lucky and witness a river crossing. You will also tour the expansive Masai Mara and witness other types of wildlife including a high chance of seeing the big five. This safari needs to be booked early as lodges near the crossing points tends to get filled up early. You can even be lucky and view the river crossing while you are in the luxury of this two lodges. We can fine tune the safari further to meet your requirements. This can include reducing or adding more days the wildebeest migration safari.
You will be met by our company representative at the airport or your hotel, briefed and then depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint where you will enjoy the wonderful views of the valley before proceeding. Arrive at Entim Camp Mara or Ashnil Mara Camp in time to settle into your room and enjoy some lunch before an afternoon safari game drive. During your afternoon game drive you will have an opportunity to see variety of wildlife found in Masai Mara the constant battle for survival which makes the migration season a particularly exciting time to visit Masai Mara; the best time to catch the cats as the crawl out of the shadows ready to make their evening kill. As the sun sets you will return to camp for dinner.
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp
Meal plan: Lunch & Dinner
After breakfast, you will enjoy morning and evening game drives around the reserve. You can fine tune this safari in consultation with your driver guide. Maasai Mara is considered Kenya’s prime wildlife area home to over 450 species of birds including Kenya’s national bird, the Lilac-breasted roller bird. The acacia dotted plains create a scenery of stunning beauty where lions are found in abundance, elephants, buffaloes, Black rhinos, giraffes, genet cats, roam antelopes, leopards, cheetahs & Black-manned lions. A visit to the Mara River where you will get to see the huge crocodile as they bask in the sun and alongside them, you will also find hippos as they yawn their way to the surface of the water. During the great wildebeest migration, this river turns to a valley of death and only the fittest survive. Herds of wildebeests, zebras and antelopes cross the Mara River to seek greener pastures. This scene is among the 10 wonders of the world as it happens yearly. You can also opt for a Cultural Visit to Maasai Village at an extra fee.
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast at the camp, you will have an enroute game drive as you head to Nairobi with a stop at Narok Town where you will have lunch before proceeding. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel/Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight.
Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch
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