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Masai Mara Wildlife Migration Safaris, Trips & Tours Kenya.

Wildlife Migration Safaris Masai MaraTour Code: ASWM 001:
Tour Duration:
5 Days | 4 Nights:
Parks to Visit:
Lake Nakuru / Maasai Mara:

Departure Days: Daily Departures with Exclusive use of Vehicle and Driver Guide.
Safari Transport Mode:
Our road safaris in either our 7

passenger safari minibus or 4x4 Land Cruiser at a supplementary cost.


Day 1. Lake Nakuru National Park
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to the Dramatic Rift Valley arriving at the Pink Lake for lunch.Afternoon game drive inside the beautiful Park to view thousands of pink flamingos and numerous wild game including the Rhinos. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 2 hrs
Meal plan: {L,D}

Day 2. Maasai Mara Game Reserve.
Breakfast and proceed as you cross the loita plains for Kenya’s most scenic Maasai Mara arriving in time for lunch. Afternoon game drive inside the Park. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge.
Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B,L,D}

Day 3, 4. Maasai Mara
Breakfast and leave with picnic lunches for a full day game drive extending to the hippo point, search for the “Big five” among plenty of other plains game. In between meals there is optional visit to the Maasai villages ”manyattas”. All meals and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge / Similar.
Meal plan: {B,L,D}

Day 5. Nairobi
After breakfast depart to arrive Nairobi in the afternoon.
Approx Transit time: 5.5 hrs
Meal plan: {B}

End of our Services:
Price Per Person Sharing a Double/Twin Bed Room USD1215.
Additional remarks:
Safari Type: Private Safari - In your own Private Vehicle (not shared).
Departures : Flexible on Travel Dates - Choose your Preferred Dates.
Feel free to customize the trip as you wish(to your taste)We will help you in this.
Safari Starts and ends in Nairobi, Kenya.
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Inclusive in Safari Cost:

  • Transportation in customed 7 passenger tourist safari vehicle with HF Radio communication and pop-up roof for easy viewing and photographing
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • All park entrance fees and government taxes
  • Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide
  • Extensive game drives in the national parks
  • Complementary Nairobi airport transfers
  • Complementary 1L bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
  • Membership with Flying doctors emergency evacuation services(For the days on safari)

Exclusive in Safari Cost:

  • Nairobi Hotel
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure Tax-Clients pay directly
  • Tips for porters, waiters and room stewards
  • Driver-guide gratuities
  • visas
  • Laundry
  • Personal Toiletries
  • Domestic Flights
  • International flights to and from Nairobi
  • Personal & baggage insurance
  • Any optional activities or items of personal nature

We highly advise you bring only soft sided bags on safaris.

NB:Indicate the safari code on your Inquiry:

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The wildebeest migration is one of the last big migrations in the animal world and one of the most breath-taking events earth! The Great Wildebeest Migration moves from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara Game Reserve in the neighbouring Kenya. The migration involves large herds of wildebeest, the Burchell's Zebras, the Thomson's gazelles, the Elands, Topis, Impalas, African Buffalos, Grant's gazelle, Kongonis, giraffes, the warthogs, waterbucks, elephant and other herbivores as they follow an annual circular route around the Serengeti Ecosystem in an endless quest for fresh pastures and water.

The exact route and timing of the migrating herds is largely dependent on climatic conditions. The event is known as the wildebeest migration because wildebeest are the majority in the herd. It's important to remember that there are no guarantees when it comes to the timing of the migration. It depends on the rain and the seasons start at different times every year which means the herds might not be where historically they should be. It is worth noting that the wildebeest and the zebra move in a huge anti-clockwise direction.

The best time to visit Grumeti River is June/July while the Masai Mara river migration is best seen around August/September/October. The wildebeest covers a journey of about 500 km.

The spectacular drama played in the Serengeti and Mara plains in one you can’t afford to miss. What makes the migration Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle and one of the World's most exceptional natural phenomena is the manner the wildebeest leave behind clouds of red dust as they trample the Serengeti plains with their rumbling hooves, as well as their strong migratory instinct that defies crocodile-infested rivers, wild currents, and flocks of hungry predators lying in wait along the migratory route.
As the large herd of the wildebeest and other herbivores move across the Serengeti and Mara plains hungry predators - most notably lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, wild dogs, and jackals, as well as every scavenger of the plains – either lay in wait in the bushes or follow the herbivores all along their clockwise migratory route.
The best time see the migration is when the beasts are crossing the Grumeti
River in Western Serengeti or when they are crossing Kenya’s Mara River into the Masai Mara Game Reserve.River crossings are the most spectacular where the wildebeest of Mara jump into rivers full of crocodiles and surging currents.
The famous images of thousands of wildebeests and zebras swimming across croc-invested rivers are filmed in the Masai Mara in Kenya during August, September and October. The Mara River is deep and fast-flowing - a dangerous obstacle for the herds and many will drown during the crossing stampedes.
Crossings occur several times a month; to be at the right place at the right time is a matter of luck and persistence. We recommend a stay of at least 5 -7 days in the Mara Triangle area to experience a crossing.

The Grumeti River in the Western Serengeti is also home to huge crocodiles but it is not deep enough to be much of an obstacle. In June and July the herds gather in the Western Serengeti but the water levels are often very low due to the lack of rains. They don't have to swim across the river - in many places they can walk across and barely get wet! The biggest action is when the crocodiles ambush the herds when they come to drink. To get the best footage, one often has to wait for hours at the river waiting for the herds to quench their thirst!
The Wildebeest Migratory Path At a Glance
December - March: Large herds of wildebeest and other herbivores are to be found on the plains of the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. During the December-March periods, the plains in Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro are inhabited by large population of wildebeest and zebra in search of the rain-ripened grass.
In the calving season (late January to mid-March), the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains located in Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.

April and May: During this period, the depleted plains are unable to sustain the huge herds and the migration begins sweeping West and North. The animals move from the short grass plains of Southern Serengeti /Ngorongoro to the long grass plains and woodland of the Serengeti’s Western Corridor. This is the long rains period in Tanzania and Kenya and is considered off season for wildlife viewing because most weather roads are often impassable.
June: As June approaches, the wildebeest have exhausted the best pastures in the Western Corridor and they move further North. They breed as they enter the Lamai Wedge and the Mara Triangle around May and June.
This is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season. The Serengeti Serena is a central, easily accessible lodge for viewing the migration at this time.
July-October: This is the best period to see the wildebeest making the deadly dive across the Mara Rive in Kenya.
November: The arrival of the short rains divert the migrating wildebeest Southward.
The first phase of the migration comes to an end towards end of November. The herd then begins a return journey Southern Serengeti plans and arrive in around December. They give birth as the year begins. And the circle continues.