7 Days Budget Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari
Kenya is a classic safari destination that offers incredible natural beauty, wildlife and cultural encounters, sensational game viewing and, of course, the Wildebeest Migration. No wonder it’s the birthplace of safari travel!
From seeing the wildebeest mega-herds in the Masai Mara and Amboseli’s legendary elephant herds against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro to cultural encounters in Samburu is something all travellers all yawn to visit while planning your safari to Africa.
- Game drives in Amboseli NP
- Game drives in Lake Nakuru NP
- Game drives in Masai Mara following the wildebeest Migration
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Drive from Nairobi to Amboseli national park
We pick you at the airport or your hotel in the morning hours and after tour briefing departs for Amboseli National park. Drive via Namanga at the Kenya – Tanzania border to Amboseli National Park to arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. We then proceed with afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Luxury Lodge.
Day 2: Full day game drives in Amboseli national park
0630 Hrs you will depart the lodge for an early morning game drive in the 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 go an optional Nature walk at a small fee. You will have lunch at lodge and later you will do an afternoon game drive till dusk. Amboseli National Park sits on the lower slopes of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest Mountain whose peak lies across the border in Tanzania. It is quite an experience to see Kilimanjaro hovering above the clouds in an early morning drive. Viewing the wild animals arising against the dramatic backdrop of the mountain will thrill the photography enthusiast. Amboseli National Park is renowned for its huge elephant herds. Other residents of the Amboseli National Park include: buffalo, black rhino, zebra, wildebeest and other plain animals.
Day 3: Drive from Amboseli national park to Lake Nakuru national park
Check out and drive to Lake Nakuru National park at 0700 Hrs. Enroute pick up your packed lunch and proceed to Lake Nakuru Simba lodge or similar for check in. We later and drive to Nakuru National Park for game drive. Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. The lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley. The sight of the Lake at times seeing millions of flamingos is quite spectacular. From a distance the lake appears ringed in pink. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species – particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino. Lions, waterbuck, buffalo and baboons are all residents here. Later drive back to the Lodge for overnight.
Day 4: Drive from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national reserve
At 0800 Hrs Drive to via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch at the lodge. At 1530 Hrs you will head out for an afternoon game drive till dusk. Masai Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. Some of the famous ones include: lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps has the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savannah- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures.
Day 5: Full day game drives in the Masai mara following the wildebeest Migration
After breakfast, check out with packed lunch for the great migration experience. Spend the all day at the at the Mara River watching the Wildebeest Migration. Returning to your lodge is late in the evening.
Day 6: Full day game drives in the park following the wildebeest Migration
We check out with packed lunch after breakfast and spend the day at the Mara River following the Wildebeest Migration. Thereafter you return to your lodge late in the evening for dinner and overnight at lodge.
Day 7: Drive from Masai Mara to Nairobi
We depart Masai Mara Game Reserve and drive to Nairobi City to arrive mid-day. Lunch will be provided at the carnivore restaurant before we transfer to your hotel or Airport for your flight back home.
- Vehicle, guide and Fuel for entire trip
- All game drives following the wildebeest Migration
- All park entrance fees
- government Taxes
- Conservation fees
- Airport transfers
- enroute meals and drinking
- sun downers in the park
- International flights
- Kenya tourist Visa
- Travel insurance
- Tips for guides and hotel
- Personal expenses like Alcoholic drinks
- Pre and post safari accommodation
When to book this safari package
9 months to 1 year in advance to allow us secure the best safari lodges to witness the great migration.
Best time to witness Masai Mara wildebeest Migration
The best time to witness the migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara is between July and September. During this period, the greatest spectacle on earth unfolds right before your eyes.