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4-Day Wildebeest Migration at Its Best

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4-Day Wildebeest Migration at Its Best

4-Day Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara enjoying one of the World’s most spectacular migrations of all time. Get to watch over 1.5 million animals make their way in and out of this Africa’s most popular National Reserve. Besides, all the big cats shall be spotted from the comfort of a pop-up roof mini-van.

The wildebeest migration in Kenya is surely  one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles on Earth. Furthermore, it is an annual event where millions of wildebeests, along with other herbivores such as zebras and gazelles, undertake a dramatic journey across the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. However, the migration is driven by the search for fresh grazing and water as the seasons change.

Key features of the wildebeest migration in Kenya:

  1. Timing: The migration is a continuous, year-round cycle, as the wildebeests move in search of better grazing opportunities. However, the most famous and significant part of the migration is the river crossings, which typically take place from July to October in the Maasai Mara.
  2. River Crossings: The Mara River, flowing through the Maasai Mara, becomes one of the major obstacles during the migration. As the wildebeests reach the river, they gather in massive herds on its banks, preparing to cross. These crossings are both thrilling and treacherous, as the river is infested with crocodiles and other predators. Many wildebeests lose their lives during these crossings, making it a challenging but spectacular event to witness.
  3. Predators: The migration is not only a spectacle for herbivores but also a feeding frenzy for predators like lions, leopards, and hyenas. The abundance of prey attracts these predators, providing visitors with incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.
  4. Circular Route: The wildebeests follow a circular route that takes them from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya and then back to the Serengeti. This circular movement is determined by the seasonal rains and availability of food.
  5. Ecological Importance: The wildebeest migration is not only a thrilling event for tourists but also has significant ecological importance. The constant movement of the animals helps to regenerate grasslands, spread nutrients, and maintain a balanced ecosystem.
  6. Tourism and Conservation: The migration is a major attraction for tourists visiting Kenya and Tanzania. The revenue generated from wildlife tourism plays a crucial role in supporting conservation efforts and protecting the natural habitats of these animals.

Highlights;

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 2 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Reserve

This morning we pick up clients from their hotel/airport and depart from Nairobi at 8.30 am driving through the view point of the Great Rift Valley to the Masai Mara National Reserve. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest’s migration and is home of the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Lunch at the Lodge and relax before departing for the afternoon game drive. The Mara Game Reserve one of the greatest wildernesses of the world. Large mammals are varied, and easy to see. The wild animals found in the park are: Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Eland and thousands of plain game including Impala, Zebra, both Thomson’s and grants Gazelles.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

Mid-range resort bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks:

Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2 : Masai Mara National Reserve

Firstly, Full day spent for viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Secondly, During the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience.  Later Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

Mid-range resort bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 3: Masai Mara National Reserve

An early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast.  Meanwhile, full day spent for viewing the great predators and explore the parks amazingly high concentration of wild animals. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive Cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. Furthermore, during the stay we also have an optional opportunity to visit a village of the Masai people to witness the singing and dancing that are part of their daily lives and sacred rituals. A glimpse into their homes and social structure is a poignant experience. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Main Destination: Masai Mara National Reserve

Accommodation: Jambo Mara Safari Lodge

Mid-range resort bordering Masai Mara NR without fences

Meals & Drinks:

All meals included

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4: Masai Mara National Reserve to Nairobi

After breakfast, our return journey back to Nairobi shall start arriving later in the afternoon. Thus the end of 4-Day Wildebeest Migration.

Main Destination: Nairobi (City)

Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)

Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

 

Price Includes:

Transportation in a 4×4 WD safari Land Cruiser

Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary

Park entrance fees.

Gorilla trekking permit in Uganda

Game drive

Ranger guide

Services on an English speaking guide

Community walk Bwindi

Enroot lunches

 

Price Excludes:

International flights

Hire / purchase of Hiking Gear

Personal Travel insurance

Visa Fees, Drinks, Cigarettes

Tips, Souvenirs

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