Each year around the same time the ‘Great Wildebeest Migration’ begins in the Ngorongoro area of the southern Serengeti of Tanzania. A natural phenomenon determined by the availability of grazing. June to July is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season. As they concentrate on the few remaining green patches of savannah, these huge herds reform and push further north towards the Masai Mara. This final push north results in a massing along the banks of the swollen Mara River, producing one of the world’s truly most spectacular sights.
DAY 01: ARRIVE -NAIROBI
Arrive this morning or in the evening in the city of Nairobi and transfer to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Hotel Name: Fair View Hotel (BB) or Similar
DAY 02 – 05: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
Depart to Masai Mara G/Re after breakfast, this is where you will have 8 days to enjoy the herd of wildlife, species of birds and people and the amazing way they co-exist amongst each other. Get here by lunchtime, after you refresh, have lunch relax as you wait to start the afternoon game drive.
Game drives will have an option dawn game drives, this is meant to provide more time in photography. Accommodation in Masai Mara has been arranged to be in the vicinity of the Mara River crossing points and the movement of the migration at vantage locations.
The Maasai Mara is world-famous for a big game, endless plains of Mara-Serengeti eco-system are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the 1.5 million animal ungulate (wildebeest) migration. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
Hotel Name: Ashnil Mara Lodge / Camp (FB) or Similar
DAY 06 – 07: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE
There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest’s journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. The only beginning is at the moment of birth. Estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six-week period early each year. Attracted by those huge herds, are the predators; Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, hyena and various species of wild dogs
Hotel Name: Kichakani Mara Tented Camp (FB) or Similar
DAY 08: LAKE NAKURU NATIONAL PARK
After an earlybreakfast check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park. Stopover at Nairegea-Enkare to view the expansive Rift Valley floor and escarpments. Arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. After lunch, proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park fame for its abundance of birdlife including millions of flamingoes, rhino and scenic landscape. You return to your lodge late in the evening. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Hotel Name: Flamingo Tented Camp (FB)or Similar
DAY 09: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Depart after early breakfast to Amboseli National Park at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain with a stop-over in Nairobi for hot/ packed lunch. Proceed to enter the park in the afternoon game drives around the water springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most popular spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise.
Hotel Name: Amboseli Ol Tukai Lodge (FB)or Similar
DAY 10: NAIROBI – DEPARTURE
Check out by mid-morning depending and transfer to the airport for a flight to Nairobi, Nairobi city tours, shopping, and any other personal activity. Farewell dinner at Carnivore Restaurant later transfer to the airport for departure.
INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PACKAGE:
Park entry fee, permits & excursions
Accommodation and all meals (FB) while on safari as per the itinerary
Service of an English speaking driver-guide
Game drives as per the Itinerary
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE PACKAGE:
Extras at the lodges -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses