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Amazing 5 days Masai Mara wildlife migration safari package, witness the breath-taking wildebeest / animal migration at Mara river.

Masai Mara Wildlife Migration TripThe 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 neighboring Kenya.

Tour Code: ASM: 220:
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.

Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its huge flocks of pink flamingoes. The birds throng on Lake Nakuru itself, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes that comprises almost a third of the park's area. The park was established in 1961 and more than 450 species of birds have been recorded here as well as a rich diversity of other wildlife. Lions, leopards, warthogs, waterbucks, pythons, and white rhinos are just some of the animals visitors might see, and the landscapes range from sweeping grasslands bordering the lake to rocky cliffs and woodland.
The park also protects the largest euphorbia candelabrum forest in Africa. These tall branching succulents are endemic to the region and provide an interesting textural element to the arid landscapes. 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 Masai Mara Sopa Lodge. Maasai Mara is one of the world's most magnificent game reserves. Bordering Tanzania, the Mara is the northern extension of the Serengeti and forms a wildlife corridor between the two countries. It's named after the statuesque, red-cloaked Maasai people who live in the park and graze their animals here as they have done for centuries. In their language, Mara means "mottled", perhaps a reference to the play of light and shadow from the acacia trees and cloud-studded skies on the vast grasslands.
The park is famous for the Great Migration when thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson's gazelle travel to and from the Serengeti, from July through October. In the Mara River, throngs of hippos and crocodiles lurk. The park is also known for providing excellent predator sightings thanks to its relatively large populations of lion, cheetah, and leopard - especially in the dry months from December through February. Thanks to the parks altitude, the weather here is mild and gentle year round.

Approx Transit time: 6 hrs
Meal plan: {B,L,D}

Day 3, 4. Maasai Mara
Full days to explore the magic Mara, breakfast at your lodge and leave with picnic lunches for a full day of game viewing inside the Park. Search for wildgame including the huge black manned lion for which Mara is famous for, splendid cheetah, African buffalo,wildebeest(gnus),zebra, leopard, grants gazelle are quite common, even the rare rhino might come out of the thicket for you, hyenas are plentiful, Extend your drive to the hippo point where schools of hippo submerge on the approach of vehicles only to surface seconds later to shot and gamble their displeasure as the crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouths agape. Between meals there is optional visit to the maasai villages for an insight to their culture if clients so wish. Meals and overnight at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge.
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 Tour.

Per Person Sharing USD1630.

Airport transfers
Transportation in 4x4 Van fitted 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
1L bottle mineral water per person per day on game drives
Flying doctors emergency evacuation services

Hotel Accommodation before and after Tour
Airport departure Tax
visa fee
Driver/guide gratuities
Personal Toiletries
Alcoholic drinks
Domestic Flights
International flights (from/to home)
Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items  guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items Tips (tipping, souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

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The Great Wildebeest / Wildlife Migration Safaris Kenya Tanzania. 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.