MARA WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI
THE GREATEST TREK ON EARTH )
fantastic way to spend your cheap
holidays to Kenya would be to go on an exciting African safari in
the beautiful Masai Mara National Reserve to witness one of the greatest migration
of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles on Earth! Dubbed by some wildlife experts
as the Great Migration, this annual gathering of herds of zebras and wildebeests
are estimated to number over a million in numbers. As rivers and watering holes
dry up in the Serengeti Plains, the promise of lush grasslands and water in the
Masai Mara draw these vast herds very year during the months of July to October.
Masai Mara is a fascinating ecosystem covering 1,500sq km of Savannah, grasssland,woodlands
and riverine forests. It is inhabited by the "Big five", as well as
a diversiy of other plain game and arich variety of bird life.Every year, ussually
between july and octomber,the promise of rain brings more than 1.5 million Widebeest
and Zebra together in one massive herd headed for the rich bounty of lush grasslands
in the Masai Mara.They congregrate at the Mara river,their
crossing into Kenya from Tanzania is a dramatic spectacle fraught with lurking
danger from crocodile and other hopeful carnivores.
Wildebeest are abundant
and their migration patterns include not only the spectacular Mara - Serengeti
migration,but also seasonal treks by Kenya's own home-bred wildebeests.These creatures
follow thegrass wherever it is found.Because the migration last for up to four
months, visitors have ample opportuinity to see the action.This unforgetable sight
has long been dubbed the"Greatest Show on Earth"
Last year it added the long - deserved title of seventh wonder of the modern world.
As the vegetation and water holes dry, the herds start the trek north.
Following the rain pattern they cross the Tanzania / Kenya border to the rich
Kenyan Masai Mara in search of the 4,000 tons of grass they eat each day. By September
and early October they start winding their way back to Tanzania.
of the mass migration is awesome. Many do not survive this trip as they expire
from exhaustion and injury or fall prey to hungry crocodile in the struggle to
cross the Talek and Mara rivers. As the migration unfolds, the wildebeest, zebra
and gazelle are trailed by the predators- lion, leopard, cheetah, and hyena and
scavenger birds. It is an event one cannot afford to miss.
1: Arrival - Nairobi
arrive at Nairobi, your safari adventure begins with a warm welcome by our company
service representatives upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport,
Kenya's vibrant capital city. Transfer to your overnight at a Nairobi Hotel on
Bed and Breakfast.
2: Lake Nakuru
for Lake Nakuru with stop over at view point to see the great Rift valley then
to Lake Nakuru.View of Great bird species and Rhino sanctuary then to Sarova Lion
All game drives and accommodations (FB.)
3: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara.
Depart on your 03 night Masai
mara safari tour through the great african rift valley and Narok town. Arrive
in time for lunch at your preferred lodge to include leisure. An afternoon game
drive will follow to explore Hemingways country and Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, Buffalo
and other animals of the same order. Located within the world famous Maasai mara
Game reserve, Sarova mara game camp's 75 tents capture the true spirit of the
Kenyan wild, in Kenya's richest game reserve. Greatly renown for its annual wildebeest
migration, Big Five, Sarova mara offers a breathtaking view of the plains aloft
a hot air balloon.
Dinner and overnight rest at Sarova mara game camp. (L,D.)
4 & 5: Masai Mara.
natural wonder of Masai Mara is to be explored now which includes the extensive
plains which include not only the well known predatory animals but also with Zebra,
Wildebeest, Giraffe, Hippo and the dangerous Crocodiles.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Overnight at Mara Fig Tree Camp. (B,L,D.)
flight in and out of Masai Mara: USD 250 per person extra, taxes
Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon Ride Safari is
USD 450 per person or a visit to a local Maasai village USD 25 per person.
6 & 7: Masai Mara.
day at Masai mara at Mara serena lodge. Great camps for migration crossing.
8: Masai Mara - Nairobi.
morning game viewing. After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi to arrive in the
afternoon. Lunch at The Carnivore restaurant. Transfer to the airport foryour
flight to the next destination where the tour ends.
Guarantee price / guarantee safari on confirmation
- All ground transport
whilst on safari in a comfortable safari vehicle equipped for game viewing, photography
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as
described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- One night accommodation at
a Nairobi hotel on Bed & Breakfast
- Accommodation in double & triple
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
of an English speaking professional driver / guide
- All game drives as
detailed in the itinerary
- Bottled water whilst on safari
- Start and end in Nairobi
- Return airport transfers
- Beverages / Drinks
- International flights
- Items of a personal nature
- Optional activities and any
other extras not detailed in the above itinerary.