3 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris
The Masai Mara National Reserve is located South West of Nairobi on a 280km journey and measures 1510 sqm of land stretching through the western part of the Kenyan rift valley.
The Mara ecosystem hosts the highest concentration of wild animals per square km than any other park in the region. The tree-studded typical African savannah offers the best game viewing opportunities in the world It is home to the famous Masai tribesmen, Africa’s most celebrated tribe.
A popular sight to be observed between the months of July and October is the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle to and from the Serengeti. Leopards, lions, and cheetahs can also be observed in the area. The untouched landscape is perfect for wildlife to flourish and human numbers given access to the area are limited. All this combined makes safari adventure to the Masai Mara National Reserve an exceptional and unforgettable experience.
Migration Packages Options:
- 3 Days Budget Camping/Group Joining – USD 350
- Private/ Lodge package – USD 550-800
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara
You will be picked up from the airport if arriving the same day, or pick up from your hotel at 0800am after breakfast, thereafter depart and drive down the escarpment via the floor of the Great Rift Valley, On this day you will stop at Great Rift Valley viewpoint for about 30min, this will allow you to take some photos as well as have information how the Rift Valley was formed, its also at this place where you will have also to visit the washrooms just in case.
Then we will proceed on to Narok town, this normally takes about 3 hours to get to this famous Masai Town, we shall have your lunch in this town at a hotel known as Transit or similar, then after lunch proceeds to Masai Mara which normally like 2 hours drive, on arrival check in the Camp/lodge and then proceed for the afternoon game drive, this will take you until 18:30 hrs. Return to the Camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Masai Mara Full Day
On this day you will have the full day exploring the Masai Mara, the breakfast will be served as early as 0630am, after the breakfast leave for the whole day game drive as from 0730am, explore the park amazingly high concentration of game. This game reserve is Kenya’s finest wildlife sanctuary. Including migrants, well over 450 species of animals have been recorded here.
Although July, August, and September are the months when the Mara plains are filled with migrating wildebeest and zebra, there is also resident wildlife year-round. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve.
This day will take you as far as the Famous Mara River where the great migration takes place, it’s on this point where we normally have lunch, after lunch, you will have a guided tour along the river with the rangers, at this point you will be able to see the hippo pool and crocodiles and if lucky you will witness the great wildebeest migration. Then proceed for another game drive which will take you until 18:30 hrs to another part of Mara as you proceed back to the Lodge/Camp for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Masai Mara – Nairobi
Wake up call at 0600am, have just a cup of hot coffee, and then proceed for the early morning game drive, this early morning gamed rive is very important since you will be able to witness the morning kill from the big five, this game drive normally takes until 0930am when you return to the Lodge/Camp for the main breakfast, after the breakfast checks out the camp and if willing you can visit the Masai Village, this is optional.
Thereafter leave for Nairobi with a stopover in Narok for lunch, also with a chance to buy a souvenir arriving in Nairobi early afternoon with a drop-off to your hotel or back at the airport to catch up with your flight back home where the adventure comes to an end.
- Transport with safari Vehicle with pop-up roof
- All park entrance fees
- Accommodations in the Luxury tented self-contained camps
- Full board, three meals per day while on safari
- Game drives
- Drinking water
- Tips for the drive and cook