The Annual Wildebeest migration also called the Great Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich, contiguous and self sustaining Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem. The self sustainability has earned it label of the only "true ecosystem" on earth.† This 5 days budget safari offer visitors an opportunity to extensively explore Masai Mara in an affordable manner . This tour maintains high standards of service. Accommodation is in high low end (Budget) tented campsites with in house WCs. Transportation is in a 4x4 Safari land cruiser with a qualified driver guides. Multi-lingual guides are available on request. A luxury option fly drive is available from
(GSRK 022) Nairobi Masai Mara Explorer 5 days Wildebeest Migration
Tour Code: GSRK022
Tour Privacy: Two is Private, three is a crowd.
Group Size: Tour available for 1, 2, 3 or more. Maximum per vehicle 7 pax.
Duration: 5 days
Safari Highlights: Metropolitan Nairobi, Wildlife viewing and cultural tours to Masai villages
Departure: Daily departures from Nairobi 365 days.
Destinations: Nairobi and Masai Mara
Best time: Migration time from Mid Jul -September
Best Offer Price From USD 2364.5.00 PP for four sharing (SEE Budget option available)
Accommodation: Serena Hotels and Lodges
Transportation: †Return flight Mara Nairobi 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Or Toyota Prado in Masai Mara.
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Activities/ What to do/see in Maasai (Masai) Mara National Reserve
- Game drives
- Bird/nature walks with Maasai Morans.
- Visiting Maasai villages
- Balloon Safaris
- Cultural dances
- Maasai (Masai) Village visits.
Day1 Arrival Nairobi and overnight/
Masai Mara and Serengeti form a contiguous ecosystem, the playground of the annual wildebeest migration, the greatest and most spectacular mammal migration on earth. Supporting over 273 herbivores per square kilometer, the Mara boasts of one of the richest assemblage of wildlife in the world. Besides herbivores, the Mara has a large representative of predators-lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards. There are no dull moments in Masai Mara. Nature is always at play. Days are eventful and scenes keep on changing as nature wonderfully unfolds before your eyes. It is a one in a lifetime too many. At one station itís a lionesses hunting-the stealth stalking, the adrenalin chase, and the eventual capture or disappearance of the prey. In the far corner is a pair of ostriches walking the plains oblivious of the happenings around. And in the same breath you notice a pair of cheetahs perched on a rock surveying the plains. Bird watching is superb with 450 species recorded. The Marsh lions featured in BBC Big Cats Diary series are found in the Musiara Swamp, in the Musiara sector of the park. The best time to visit Masai Mara is of course during the annual wildebeest migration Jul-September.
Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta airport in the late afternoon and transfer to your hotel. Overnight Nairobi Serena BB.
Day 02/ Fly Nairobi-Masai Mara
Before breakfast, check out of your hotel and transfer to Wilson to catch a morning flight to Maasai Mara. †On arrival, your private driver guide will meet you and drive you to the lodge. †Have a game drive en-route to the lodge. Have an evening game drive. Overnight Keekorok Lodge FB.
Flights From Nairobi to Masai Mara are operated from Wilson Airport
As you have a private car all for your own use, you go for game drives anytime you desire.
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Days spent in Masai Mara with morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives. Early morning game drives provide the best chance to witness predators hunting. In the mid morning, the scene changes as the often disturbed plain game settle to feed. Feeding times are venerable and animals take caution by maintaining a all round sentry-feeding individuals facing outwards from the centre. In the afternoons most of the animals will take a siesta under the shade. Of course all herds will leave several individuals standing to scout for approaching predators. Occasionally a lone gazelle will be giving birth at high noon when it is too hot for predators to bother. All meals and overnight Mara Serena Lodge FB
Early morning game drive and return to your lodge for breakfast. Transfer to the airstrip to catch your flight to Wilson. On arrival transfer to the airport to catch your flight home.
Balloon Safaris 2020
These depart everyday at 06:00 and take approximately one hour. They are available at extra cost of USD 475 pp (Subject to confirmation of price)
End of Safari
Price person person Sharing
MID RANGE for Stay at Mara Serena USD 2364.5.00†
BUDGET OFFER FROM AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
LUXURY OFFER AVAILABLE ON REQUEST
- Accommodation on full board basis.
- All park fees
- All government taxes
- Transfers on arrival and departure.
- Use of stretch Safari Landcruiser 4x4.
- Use of certified driver guide in Maasai Mara.
- Wilson airport transfers.
- Air fare NBO_MARA_NBO
- Mineral water during the tour
- Airport transfers on arrival and departure
- Use of qualified tour guide during the tour
- AAR evacuation cover
- All items of purely personal nature
- Travel insurance. During tour guests are only covered inside the car.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Entry fees to Giraffe Manor, Karen Blixen and any other attractions during the city tour.
Enquiries or book this safari now
Every year, in the months of July August and September, over 1.7 million wildebeests accompanied by about 800,000 gazelles and Zebras migrate from Serengeti into Maasai (Masai) Mara and back. The river crossings are particularly dangerous as large crocodile lie in wait of unsuspecting animals, killing and maiming thousands of them. Besides predation, migrating herds have to contend with flooded rivers and disease outbreaks. The wildebeest mate in
Maasai Mara and Calve in Serengeti.
The annual wildebeest migration is not about wildebeests migrating per se but rather its influence on the movement patterns of the other animals including human beings. Picture a never ending milling of over 2.5 million wild animals composed of a about 1.7 million wildebeests, and 800,000 common gazelles and zebras with predators-lions, hyenas, leopards, jackals etc following closely. In this picture add thousands of vultures providing air cover the to migrating animals, the goggling human traffic; the hazardous crossing of crocodile invested Mara and Grumeti rivers and behold your magical wonder of nature.
Where are the Wildebeest? The Migration Cycle:-
The wildbeest migration follows a clockwise direction dictated by the rain patterns in the Mara/Serengeti ecosystem. The
Migration has been going on for as long as our ancestors can remember and where it started is debatable.
Best Time to visit
The best times to view migration in Serengeti is December to Jul. While in Maasai Mara, the best time is August to November.
- Between December and March, the herds congregate in Eastern Serengeti Plains where carving takes place. Births accounts for over half a million calves annually.
- April and May still in Serengeti the calves matures and gets ready for migration.
- June is the month of crossing Grumeti River along the Northern Corridor towards Maasai Mara.
- In July/August, the herds cross the Mara River into Maasai (Masai) Mara, where mating takes place.
- By November the succulent grass in Mara is finished and the migrating herds heads for Serengeti where curving will take place and the entire cycle starts all over again.
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Accommodation in Maasai (Masai) Mara comprise of lodges, tented camps and camping:
A major environmental concern in Maasai (Masai) Mara is the proliferation of unplanned development in the adjacent community/ group ranches. Currently there are approximately 108 properties in greater Mara with a bed capacity of 4000. A large proportion of the properties are in the community group ranches. Game lodges, tented camps, private houses and campsites are all found in Mara." Maasai Mara has the largest number of lodges and tented camps in any park of East Africa.
Masai Mara National Park Lodges include
- Mara Serena Lodge-Serena Hotels and Lodges
- Mara Olkuruk Lodge
- Mara Sopa Lodge-Sopa Elewana Lodges
- Keekorok Lodge
- Mara Simba Lodge
- Base Camp Maasai Mara
- Mpata Safari Club
To book lodges in Masai Mara Email us:
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Tented Camps in Maasai (Masai) Mara
These luxury tented camps in Mara offer highest degree of comfort.
- Mara Sarova Camp - Sarova Hotels
- Kichwa Tembo Tented
- Mara Explorer - Heritage Hotels
- Fig Tree Camp- Mada Hotels
- Olonana Tented Camp-Sanctuary Lodges and Hotels
- Mara Intrepids -Heritage group of Hotels
- Mara Safari Club- Fairmont Hotels
- Governor's Camps -Governor's Hotels and Lodges
- Siana Springs - Heritage Hotels
- Oseur Tented Camp.
To book luxury tented camps in Masai Mara Email us:
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Budget Camping and Camp sites
Maasai Mara offers good opportunities for camping. The following campsites have permanent tents offering basic accommodation with hot showers and meals at affordable prices. Thes include:
- Acacia Camp
- Simba Camp
- Aruba Camp And Safaris
- Riverside Camp