8 Days, 7 nights Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari

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Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
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Duration

7 Days 6 Nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English, Swahili

About this tour

Join us on an 8-day safari to Maasai Mara, where you can witness the astonishing wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle migration, and the fierce predators that follow their trail. The Great Wildebeest Migration is the world’s largest animal migration, with over 2 million animals moving in a clockwise direction across the Serengeti (Tanzania) and Maasai Mara (Kenya) ecosystems each year. Our safari will take you straight into the heart of the action, particularly when the wildebeest crosses the Mara River to reach more lush pastures. Beneath the river’s surface, crocodiles lie in wait. They are skilled ambush predators who approach their prey slowly underwater before making their move. This safari is a photographer’s dream come true, with opportunities to capture the action, reaction, and natural cycle of life and death.

Highlights

  • The Great Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Dramatic crossings at the Mara River
  • Unlimited game drives in Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Abundant game viewing & birdlife
  • Cultural experiences with Masai Community
  • Road trip to Masai Mara
  • Exploring Nairobi

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation as specified on the quotation
  • Meals as specified on the quotation
  • Unlimited game drives
  • Transport in a 4 x4 Land cruiser jeep
  • Ground Transfers from the airport
  • All Park entrance fees
  • Items of personal nature
  • Travel & medical insurance
  • Tips & Gratitude
  • Anything, which is not mentioned above

Itinerary

Meet and assist services at Jomo Kenyatta international airport and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Early breakfast at the hotel then departs for Masai Mara National Park via Narok Arrival in time for lunch, and check-in. Afternoon game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve

Early breakfast at camp. Around 7 am, with slight variations, we set off on a full-day safari, traversing the picturesque savannah grasslands and rolling hills of Masai Mara. This reserve is renowned for its abundant wildlife and boasts an extensive network of roads and tracks that allow for close-range animal sightings. During our expedition, we will pause for a picnic lunch at the hippo pool, keeping an eye out for hippos and crocodiles. Our expert guides are well-versed in the terrain of the national park and will provide you with detailed insights into its flora and fauna. They will lead you straight to where the action is happening during the migration season. You also have the option of going for two game drives instead of the full-day safari. For an additional cost of $450 per adult, you can embark on an optional Hot Air Balloon Safari on one of the mornings. During your safari, you have the opportunity to participate in various activities, such as bush dining, sundowner, horse riding safari, and bush walks. Depending on your preferences, we can help arrange these activities for you. Additionally, on one of the afternoons, you may choose to visit a Masai village at an additional cost, where you will be greeted with singing and dancing, an important part of their cultural tradition. This tour will also include a glimpse into their local homes and way of life. Your accommodation during the safari will be in a tented camp, where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay on a full-board basis. If desired, you can choose to change camps between the 4th and 5th nights of your trip.

Before checking out and having breakfast at the camp, go on a game drive in the park in the early morning. Travel to Nairobi via Narok, which takes approximately 5 hours. You will be taken to your hotel in Nairobi city and dropped off there.

Exploring Nairobi, which is the central hub of East Africa and offers a plethora of unique attractions. From bustling markets to fascinating historical sites, there was plenty to see and do. Some highlights included visiting: the KICC for an aerial view and photography of the city, experiencing a mini-safari at Nairobi National Park, taking a boat ride at Uhuru Park, interacting with giraffes at the Giraffe Centre, exploring the National Museum, shopping for Kenyan curios and souvenirs at the Masai Market, indulging in fine dining, visiting the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and enjoying a cold Tusker, Kenya's famous beer. Depending on your interests, our team can curate a Nairobi excursion that suits your needs."

Airport drop-off for your departure flight back home.

Durations

Multi day

Language

English
Swahili

Frequently asked questions

The Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is an annual natural event where over 2 million wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

The Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration takes place from July to October each year.

The best time to see the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is between July and September when the animals cross the Mara River, providing a spectacular viewing experience.

No, the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration only takes place from July to October each year.

The best place to see the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is in the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

During the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration, you can see wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, as well as predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas.

You can get to the Maasai Mara National Reserve by road or by air. There are daily flights from Nairobi to the Mara, and many tour operators offer road safaris to the reserve.

There are various types of accommodation available in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, including luxury lodges, tented camps, and budget camping sites.

It is highly recommended to hire a guide or join a guided tour to see the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration, as they can provide you with expert knowledge and ensure your safety.

Yes, the Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration is generally safe for tourists. However, it is important to follow the instructions of your guide and take precautions to avoid any potential dangers.

Tour's Location

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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