6 Days Safari tour itinerary for Masai Mara & Nairobi: Behold The Great Wildebeest Migration!
Masai Mara, Nairobi
Time your holiday perfectly to catch sight of the eighth wonder of the world - the Great Annual Migration which happens in Serengeti and Mara. Photograph the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River and other resident and migratory predators of the region!
Nairobi, Kenya - (Clarion Hotel)
Meet at Nairobi airport and transfer to the Kenya Comfort Hotel.
Masai Mara Game reserve
After breakfast, we will fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve. We will stay at the Mid Luxury camp on Talek.
Go for the first game drive after lunch. We will spend 2½ days photographing the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River and the resident and migratory predators of the region. As we cross the Masai Mara plains, we will focus our attention on lions, leopards, endangered Black rhinos and other species of wildlife including several hundred species of bird. The most dramatic and memorable safari experience will be observing 1.5 million wildebeest migrating between Kenya & Tanzania at the numerous wildlife crossings on the Mara River.
masai mara game reserve
We will spend the day photographing the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River. Head for those crossings hoping to photograph the wildebeest as they gather by the thousands on the banks of the river. Wildebeests run a dangerous gambit trying to cross the Mara River as several hundred Nile crocodiles try to reduce their numbers. With the swift current, eminent stampedes and deadly crocodile jaws, you have a guaranteed recipe for mass genocide.
Ol Moran Camp
Do full day game drives as we head east, transferring from the Ol Moran Camp.
Rising early for a quick breakfast and then hit the road. The all day game drive will feature a box lunch as we continue to photograph the Mara.
After returning to camp late in the day, we can have a drink, appetizers or a refreshing shower before sitting down for dinner and then have a quiet conversation as we listen to the sounds of Africa!
After an early morning game drive, its time for lunch and shower.
Then we will fly to Nairobi and go to the airport to catch our return flight home.
Accommodation double occupancy (a single supplement is $450).
All safari activities and transfers to/from the airports and the hotels.
Airfare from Nairobi to the Masai Mara and return to Nairobi.
National Park and Game Reserve Fees.
Greeting on arrival at Nairobi airport and transportation to the hotel.
All meals including dinner at The Carnivore Restaurant (or similar) in Nairobi on the final day.
International airfare and/or other transportation between your home and Nairobi.
Kenya Visa (previous years $50).
Travel Insurance (recommended).
Personal purchases (including trinkets, liquors, bottled beverages, etc.).
Gratuities (at your own discretion).
Pre and post safari tours and meals or accommodation before or after the safari.
The Great Wildebeest Migration is a spectacular Natural Phenomenon that happens in Masai Mara Game Reserve. By July, the countless herds have amassed along the swollen Mara River - a final barrier from the short sweet grasses of the Masai Mara. Sometimes the crossing place they have chosen is shallow allowing the majority of animals to pass safely. In other areas, the waters boil with drowning wildebeest and slashing crocodiles. Between July and October, the wildebeest reside in the Mara.
Masai Mara, Nairobi
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