Masai Mara Migration Special
Places to visit: Nairobi, Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai Mara.
Masai Mara Migration Special safari is a highly discounted safari that allows you to view the Great annual migration in Kenya. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture crossing into Kenya.
DAY 1: Nairobi – Amboseli
1200 Hrs. Lunch will be offered at Flame Tree restaurant. After lunch tour briefing and depart for Amboseli National park. Drive via Namanga at the Kenya- Tanzania border to Amboseli National Park. Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge or Similar.
DAY 2: AMBOSELI
0630 Hrs – Early morning game drive in the Amboseli National Park.
0830 Hrs. Return to your lodge for late breakfast. Later spend the rest of the morning at leisure. Enjoy Swimming at the lodge’s pool or do an optional Nature walk at a small fee.
1300 Hrs. Lunch at Amboseli Sopa lodge.
1600 Hrs. Afternoon game drive till dusk.
Amboseli sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest – whose peak lies across the border in Tanzania.
The safari guarantees a vantage experience inside one of Africa’s vast ecosystem spreading across the Kenya-Tanzania border alongside the great Rift Valley. The local Maasai and their renown hospitality are a must meet together with the conspicuous swamps, some of them protected, that easily make this park one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the world.
The animal pictures arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will thrill the photography enthusiast. Amboseli National Park is renowned for its huge elephant herds. Actually, the park is one the best places in Africa to get really close to free-raging elephants according to most elephants viewing enthusiasts. You will also see buffalo, black rhino, zebra, wildebeest and other plain animals. It’s an adventure identifying the over 40 types of raptors in the park and over 400 bird species such as the hannerkops, crakes, kingfishers and pelicans. This is not just a walk in the park but a discovery through the park! Dinner and overnight at Amboseli Sopa lodge or similar.
DAY 3: AMBOSELI – LAKE NAKURU
0700 Hrs. Check out and drive to Lake Nakuru National park. en route game drive to Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge. Check in at the Lodge. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch proceed for an afternoon game drive at Nakuru National park.
Lake Nakuru National Park is situated in the Rift Valley region of Kenya and comprises of the blue-green Lake Nakuru, bushy grasslands and yellow acacia woodlands, the Great Rift Valley Escarpments hills and ridges. The park’s swamps and marshes are home to water birds including the famed pink flamingo and around 450 terrestrial bird species. The buffalo, white rhino, zebra, giraffe, hyena and over 56 mammal species are in abundance. Your stay is in world class lodges such as the spectacular Sarova Lion Hill Lodge or Lake Nakuru lodge. Alternatively you have the option of pitching in special campsites namely Reedbuck, Nyuki, Nyati, Rhino, Soysambu, Chui and Naishi. Public Campsites at Bacpakers and Makalia equally provide additional camping options. Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge or similar.
DAY 4: LAKE NAKURU – MASAI MARA
0800 Hrs- Drive to via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch at Mara sopa lodge.
1530 Hrs- go for an afternoon game drive till dusk.
Maasai Mara Game Reserve is Africa’s greatest wildlife and the world’s most famous safari destination, located in Kenya. The Mara is famous for the Great Wildebeest migration – 8th wonder of the world – , roaming lions and of course the hospitable Maasai people. The 1,510 sq km reserve has a habitat ranging from riverine forests to grasslands doted with acacia tree famed for being leopard resting points. The Mara is part of the ecosystem that includes the equally famous Serengeti of Tanzania. The wildlife variety is truly overwhelming: Thomson’s gazelle, zebra, black rhino, buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, fox, jackals, impalla and hippopotami in addition to the abundant bird species.
The 8th wonder of the world occurs annually in the Mara – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest, Thomson Gazelles and zebra from the Tanzanian Serengeti in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the Savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
If photography is your prime interest then an extension of your safari will mostly reward your quest for the perfect wildlife shot. So captivating is the natural beauty of the savanna, scrubs, tree and cloud shadows not forgetting the Mara River and a myriad of seasonal rivelets some hosting the Nile crocodiles and the hippopotami. If you are lucky you can spot an endangered black rhino. The famous Maasai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve in the surrounding local ranches. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge or similar.
DAY 5: MASAI MARA – NAIROBI
0800 Hrs- Drive from Mara to Nairobi
Later in the evening you will be transferred to the airport to catch a flight back home.
- Local tourist taxes
- Binoculars for game drive viewing
- Bottled Water at all times while on safari
- Park or reserve entry fees – where applicable
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives or sightseeing as detailed on the itinerary – where indicated
- All meals at hotels as mentioned in the itinerary – ( Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner )
- Ground transportation with an English-speaking driver/guide or naturalist guide
- Pick up from airport of arrival and drop off to the airport of departure while on safari
- Transport based on excellent 4X4 Vehicle (Landcruiser) with open roof for game viewing
- Full board Accommodation and If accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative
- International flights
- Tips and gratuities, which are optional
- Airport customs entry visas (currently US$ 50 per person)
- Balloon Flight Trip over the Serengeti or Maasai Mara
- Optional Night Game Drives or any tour mentioned as Optional Tours
**PLEASE NOTE: The tour can be upgraded to a higher standard accommodation at an extra cost. It can also be cheaper if less expensive (but still good quality) accommodation is used. The final cost of the tour depends on your budget and preference.