7 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari
14 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari
Combining Kenya’s Masai mara national reserve and Tanzania’s Serengeti national park is perhaps one of the greatest travel plans for some looking experience one of the greatest wildlife shows in the entire animal kingdom in Africa, the two magical eco systems are divided by the Mara River which pause as one of the greatest obstacles for the migrating wildlife during the journey from Serengeti to Masai Mara from July to October
Sitting on the edge of the Mara River North of the Serengeti and on the Mara Triangle in Masai Mara is perhaps rewarding, our 14 Days Masai Mara and Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari will give you a great opportunity to explore both Tanzania and Kenya during your safari holiday.
- Wildlife viewing in Masai Mara
- Following the Migration herds in Serengeti
- Visiting Amboseli and Lake Nakuru national park
- Visiting Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi and transfer to your lodge for relaxation
On arrival in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, you will be received by our representative and transferred to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 2: Drive to Amboseli national park
After morning breakfast you will depart for Amboseli national park, this is one of Kenya top national parks with one of the stunning landscapes, this park sits opposite Africa’s highest mountain range the Kilimanjaro, and is home to the famous big tusk elephants on arrival you will check-in and heads out for evening game drive in search of wildlife like Cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, spotted hyena, Masai giraffe, Grant’s zebra, and blue wildebeest and later return to the lodge for overnight.
Day 3: Drive to Lake Nakuru National Park
After early morning tea/coffee you will head out for an early morning short game drive to look out for more wildlife and after returning to the lodge for full breakfast and check out, you will start your drive to Lake Nakuru national park, this park is home to Flamingos and the Rhinos, on arrival you will check in to the lodge for relaxation and later take an evening game drive in the park I search for wildlife like Black and white rhinos, which also has its fair share of Cape buffalo, zebra, eland, waterbuck, and lion. In recent years Nakuru has attracted fame for the high number of leopard sightings, and the rare Rothschild’s giraffe and later return to the lodge for overnight.
Day 4: Drive to Masai mara to follow the Migration
After morning breakfast you will depart for Masai mara national reserve, this park is truly a wildlife sanctuary, on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and after you will head out for a game drive as you look out for mega wildebeest herds and predators you will expect to see wildlife like Lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Wildebeest, Thompson’s gazelle, Crocodile, leopard, Giraffes, Rhinos and so many bird species.
Day 5: Following the Migration
After an early morning breakfast with picnic lunch you will drive to Mara River which is the area where the wildebeest Migration crosses from Serengeti to Masai Mara, depending on the day you may see the wildebeest crossing live, and also see an incredible number of predators that come in to hunt the wildebeest and later you will enjoy more game drive in the park in search of more wildlife and later return to the lodge for overnight.
Day 6: Following the Migration
Yet another exciting day, you will enjoy full day game drives as you follow the Mega wildebeest herds in the open and vast plains of Masai Mara, this reserve never seems to disappoint as you will see abundant wildlife and birds, and later you will enjoy a sundowner in the park later drive to the lodge for overnight.
Day 7-Drive from Masai Mara to Nairobi for your connecting flight to Tanzania
After morning breakfast you will depart Masai Mara for Nairobi on arrival you will connect your flight to Kilimanjaro, on arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, you will be received by our representative and transferred to Arusha for relaxation and overnight.
Day 8: Drive to Tarangire national park
After morning breakfast you will depart for Tarangire national park, this park is famous for the large herds of elephants and the baobab trees, on arrival you will enjoy lunch and head out for a game drive in search of wildlife like waterbuck, giraffe, dik-dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
Day 9: Drive to Ngorongoro national park
After morning breakfast you will start your drive to Ngorongoro Crater which is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 10: Full day game drives in Ngorongoro national park
After morning breakfast with packed lunch, you will descent to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater which is home to the “African big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and Rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse the crater floor; you will enjoy game driving in the crater and later return to the lodge overnight.
Day 11: Drive to Serengeti to follow the wildebeest migration
After morning breakfast you will depart for Serengeti national park which is well known for its world’s largest wildlife migration and a high concentration of big cats like lions, cheetah, and hyenas. The wildlife migration referred to as “the Great Wildebeest migration” is an annual movement of a large group of animals of about 2million, the largest wildlife being the wildebeest some zebras and gazelle that move from Serengeti national park northwards to Masai Mara National Park and back to Serengeti on arrival you will check in to your lodge and enjoy evening game drive in the park.
Day 12: Following the Wildebeest Migration
After early morning breakfast and packed lunch you will make your way to Mara River as you look out for the areas where the wildebeest are concentrated, usually hot and dusty, you will position your car perfectly and wait for a crossing to happen, the crossing usually happens the heat of the day, and later you will continue game driving in the park.
Day 13: Following the Wildebeest Migration
After early morning breakfast, you will take a picnic lunch and head into the park, this drive will be slow as you will be looking out for the abundant wildlife that traverses the plains of Serengeti national park, some of the wildlife includes elephants, lions, cheetahs, leopard, Zebra and you will also be making you’re the Mara river to try and catch the wildebeest cross the Mara River, this is the highlight of your trip to the Serengeti, the wildebeest migration is an annual migration of Millions of wildlife from Serengeti to Masai mara after the lovely game drive you will return to the lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 14: Drive back to Arusha for Departure
After morning breakfast you bid farewell to the lodge and start your drive to Arusha, upon arrival in Arusha you will have a short city tour and do some shopping and later your guide will transfer you to the Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home or you will be transferred to your lodge for overnight.
- Vehicle, guide and fuel for both Kenya and Tanzania parts of the journey
- All park entrances for all the national parks
- All game drives
- Enroute meals and drinking water
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Kenya and Tanzania tourist Visa
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking at least 1 year in advance to secure accommodation near the wildebeest crossing areas as the lodges get booked up early enough.
Best time to see wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
The best time to visit the Masai Mara for this world-famous spectacle is from about August to November, although due to varying rainfall patterns, the exact timing varies from year to year. Some years, the rains might be early and the herds will arrive and depart sooner. Other times, the late rains mean they’ll arrive later and you’ll still find ‘stragglers’ (the last of the migrating wildebeest) hanging out with the Mara’s ‘residents’ (those wildebeest who stay put year-round and don’t migrate at all).