The Great Migration Safari in Africa.
This 6 days Great Migration Safari in Africa, in Kenya, includes visits to Nairobi, Aberdares, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha, and Masai Mara, it is by far the perfect Safari to experience the Great Migration. Masai Mara wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular and unique events of the year, which takes place between the months of July and September every year. Read more about Wildebeest Migration.
Day 01: Arrive Nairobi
Upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport, a representative will warmly meet you and welcome you to Kenya. We then transfer to our hotel, located in a serene environment away from the busy central business district; offering peace of heart and mind, a nice place to relax and unwind before you begin your safari. Overnight at Southern Sun Mayfair – BB.
Day 02: Nairobi – Aberdares National Park
After breakfast check-out and proceed to Mount Kenya Region through the Agricultural and hilly regions of central Kenya to arrive at your base hotel in time for lunch at the Aberdares Country Club. After lunch you will be transferred by the lodge vehicles to your tree lodge located in the depths of the Aberdares forest and spend your afternoon leisurely enjoying the scenery of the mountainous environment and watching the animals at the comfort of your balcony. Dinner and overnight at The Ark – LDBB
Day 03: Aberdares National Park – Lake Nakuru National Park – Lake Naivasha
After breakfast you will be transferred to your base hotel where you will re-join with your Safari driver and proceed to the Great Rift Valley to arrive in time for lunch at a lodge in Nakuru national park. This afternoon we embark on a game viewing drive. The park is one of the best game viewing parks with various animal species including prides of Lion, Cape Buffalo, Waterbucks, Wart Hogs, the endangered Rothschild giraffes, the black & white Rhino, the Burchell’s Zebra, Impalas, and the elusive Leopard among many others. Over 300 bird species have been recorded here too. This is one of the best places to see the endangered black and white Rhino. Later in the evening we drive to Lake Naivasha region. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club – LDBB
Day 04: Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve
A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at our lodge to a very warm welcome for lunch, some leisure. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black maned Lion, the Savannah Elephant, the Cape Buffalo, Wildebeests, the elusive Leopard, Cheetah, the spotted & stripped Hyena, the Rhino, Topi, Burchelle’s Zebra, the Maasai Giraffe among many others. Overnight at Keekorok Lodge – LDBB.
Day 05: Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfasts we depart for a full day adventure with morning and afternoon game drives. Interact with Maasai people and experience their way of life as you learn about their customs and traditions.We are right in time for the greatest spectacle on earth; the eighth wonder of the world – the wildebeest migration. From July to October, the fields are awash with thousands of wildebeests that yearly migrate from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to Masai Mara in search of pasture. They cross the Nile crocodile invested Mara River. Tens of them drawn in the raging waters, others are captured and killed by the giant crocodiles. The wildebeests are closely followed by Burchell’s zebras and impalas. Predators too in their hundreds also follow and lay in wait for those animals that become weak or incapacitated during the long journey for a kill. Be on the look-out for the big five that Maasai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the lodge before dusk. All meals and overnight at Keekorok Lodge – LDBB.
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast.
Day 06: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi & Depart
An early morning game drive is followed by breakfast at you lodge. After breakfast check-out and bid goodbye to your lodge manager for hosting; not empty handed though. Drive to Nairobi to arrive in time for lunch at the carnivore restaurant. After lunch you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International airport in time for you onward international flight.
|Travel Dates / Period||PER PERSON SHARING PACKAGE PRICE EACH OF||SINGLE SUPPL, PACKAGE||PER CHILD SHARING WITH
(02 – 12 YEARS)
|03-Jan to 31-Mar-17||2 PAX|
|$ 500.00||$ 680.00|
|01-Apr to 30-Jun-17||2 PAX|
|$ 210.00||$ 601.00|
|01-Jul to 31-Oct-17||2 PAX|
|$ 630.00||$ 820.00
|01-Nov to 15-Dec-17||2 PAX|
|$ 495.00||$ 667.00
|16-Dec to 02-Jan-18||2 PAX|
|$ 649.00||$ 847.00|
* Prices subject to change without notice, please send inquiry for current pricing and quote.
Accommodations in SOUTHERN SUN HOTEL, THE ARK LODGE, SAROVA LION HILL LODGE and KEEKOROK LODGE.
Nairobi transfers in a 06 seater minivan vehicle, transport & game drives in our 4×4 safari vehicle, accommodation and meals as mentioned above, park and reserve fees, game drives in Lake Nakuru National Park & Masai Mara National Reserve, carnivore lunch on the last day, 1 litre bottled water per person per day & all government taxes.
Child rates provided above are applicable for 2 – 12 year olds if sharing with 2 adults. 2 years and below stay free of charge.
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Each year the great wildebeest Migration begins in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of the Southern Serengeti in Tanzania.
It is a natural phenomenon, determined by the availability of grazing.
This Great Migration Safari in Africa lasts from approximately January to March, when calving season begins, when there is lots of grass available for the 260,000 Zebra that precede the 1.7 million wildebeest, and following hundreds of thousands of other plains game, including 470,000 Gazelles.
During February, The Great Migration Safari in Africa shifts to spend their time on the short grass plains of the southeastern part of the ecosystem, grazing and giving birth to approximately 500,000 Calves within a 3 week period. It is said not many survive, as they are more vulnerable to predators when mixed with the older calves from years previous.
The animals start moving Northwest, into the Grumeti River where they normally stay until late June. The crossings of the Grumeti and Mara rivers beginning in July are a popular Safari attraction, as Crocodiles are lying in wait. Herds arrive in Kenya in late July/August where they stay the remainder of the dry season, except the Gazelles which move only East/West. In early November, with the start of the short rains the Migration starts moving south again, to the short grassy plains of the Southeast, usually arriving in December in plenty of time for Calving in February.