The Great Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”.
No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
Departing from the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, we drive down the escarpment via the floor of the scenic Great Rift Valley. We arrive at Masai Mara Game Reserve in time for lunch in the afternoon. We will check you into the luxurious lodge. In the evening 4pm we take our first thrilling game drive in the Masai Mara game reserve, one of East Africa’s top safari destinations.
6pm return to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay. In the night you can hear a chorus of different animal sounds as they communicate with each other in the darkness – more than enough reason to visit. An evening sundowners cocktail as you view the sun go down is a good way to end the day at an extra cost.
Return in the evening for Dinner and overnight at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club.
DAY 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Kenya
After breakfast leave for a full day game drive with picnic lunch at mara river migration bride area.
This day is spent game viewing in Kenya’s finest wildlife park, the Masai Mara National Reserve. Our morning and afternoon game drives take us in search of Africa’s Big Five and the plethora of other wildlife inhabiting this vast Kenyan game reserve.
Early morning Masai Mara hot air balloon safari can be arranged at extra cost.
Wherever you go in the vast Masai Mara you will see a frequent amount of wildlife such as Masai giraffe, baboons, warthogs, bat eared foxes, grey jackals, spotted hyena, topis, impala, hartebeests, wildebeest. Elephants, buffaloes, zebras and hippos are also found in great numbers. It is also common to see lions either basking after a heavy meal, or surveying the plains for their next meal. Cheetahs and leopards are harder to spot, but reasonably common.
The ultimate action here is without doubt the annual wildebeest exodus, the Great Migration, in July and August when millions of these grass eaters move north from the Serengeti in search of lusher grass before turning south again in October to December.
There is nothing thrilling like a bush dinner to end such an adventurous day at an extra cost.
Return in the evening for Dinner and overnight at the Fairmont Mara Safari Club
DAY 3: Masai Mara to Nairobi – Kenya
We start the day with an early morning game drive from 6.30am to 9.00am you might be lucky to witness hunting.
At an extra cost A bush breakfast can be arranged followed by a visit to the maasai village to conclude your maasai mara safari experience.
We depart from our safari lodge at 10a.m and take an enroute game drive through the Masai Mara Reserve on day three.
Then we return to bustling Nairobi, arriving at about 16:00 in the afternoon.
This unforgettable 3-Day Masai Mara Safari ends upon arrival back in Nairobi.
• Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
• Private safari guide
• Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
• Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
• Park fees
• Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
• On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
• Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
• Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
• Meals not listed above
• Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
• Tips and any items of personal nature.
Photo by Jeffrey Thige