MAASAI MARA MIGRATION SAFARI

PHOTOGRAPH THE 7TH WONDER OF THE NATURAL WORLD ON A UNIQUE WEEK LONG SAFARI

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$5350 - $7000
Includes internal flights:
Yes
Length of safari:
7 days
Best months:
July - September
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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This safari is purely based on the Great Wildebeest Migration and gives the guests a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness and photograph this amazing natural spectacle.

The safari will begin in Nairobi, where upon arrival, the guests will spend 1 night at the Nairobi Serena Hotel. The following day, they will catch an early morning internal flight from Nairobi's Wilson Airport to the Maasai Mara where for the next six days, we will have exceptional opportunities and interactions to photograph the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, Thomson's gazelle and eland as they make their way to the rocky landscape of the Maasai Mara from the vast endless plains on the Serengeti National Park in the South in search of greener pastures.

Over the course of the safari, guests will also encounter the famous big cats of the Maasai Mara that include lions, cheetahs and the elusive leopards. Big cat activity during this period is at an all time high. The months prior to the herds making their way to the Mara, due to the limited number of prey and long grass, the big cats are usually famished and often turn to scavenging. They take advantage of the arriving herds to replenish their fat and energy reserves. Other small and extremely rare cats can also be encountered during the safari, such as serval cats, caracal cats and the African wild cat. This also a great time to photograph the Big-5 (Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhino and Buffalo).

The main highlight of this trip is to witness the river crossings, where thousands upon thousands of animals cross the treacherous waters of the Mara River in order to find fresh green shoots of grass. Waiting beneath the surface of the water are giant nile crocodiles, who have stayed months on end without a sufficient meal and this is the prefect opportunity for them to gorge themselves.

DAY 1

·      Arrive to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

·      Pick up from JKIA and transferred to Nairobi Serena Hotel

·      Spend the night at the Nairobi Serena (BB)

 

DAY 2 – MARA INTREPIDS (FB)

·      Early pick up from Serena and transferred to Nairobi Wilson Airport to catch regional flight (Safarilink/Airkenya) to the Maasai Mara (Olkiombo Airstrip)

·      Arrival at Olkiombo Airstrip at approximately 10-11 A.M.

·      Pick up from Olkiombo Airstrip and transferred to Mara Intrepids Camp for check in and short briefing

·      After lunch, there will be a game drive from 3.30 P.M. until 6.30 P.M.

 

DAY 3-7 – MARA INTREPIDS (FB)

·      Early morning wake up call (approximately 5.30-6 A.M.) for the game drive

·      Game drive from 6.30 A.M. until 12.30 P.M. with packed picnic breakfast boxes in the car

·      Back to camp at 12.30 P.M. for lunch

·      Afternoon game drive at 3.30 P.M.

 

DAY 8 – MARA (CHECKOUT)/NAIROBI SERENA

·      Early morning wake up call (approximately 5.30-6 A.M.) for the game drive

·      Game drive from 6.30 A.M. until 8.30 A.M.  

·      Checkout from Mara Intrepids at 10 A.M.

·      Guides will transfer you to Olkiombo Airstrip to catch flight back to Nairobi

·      Arrival at Nairobi Wilson Airport at approximately 11 A.M.- 12 P.M.

·      Pick up from Wilson Airport and taken to Nairobi Serena where you will have a room for the day

·      After dinner, you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your flight back home

 

N.B. – Early morning game drives can be broken into 2 sections. One from 6.30-8.30 A.M., then come back to camp for breakfast, relax for an hour or so and the second game drive from 10.30 A.M.- 12.30 P.M.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Nairobi Serena Hotel
  • Mara Intrepids Camp

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Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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