8 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari
8 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari
Masai Mara national reserve has always delivered when it comes to wildlife viewing, July, August and October are exceptional months to be in the Masai Mara when the mega wildebeest herds make their way from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park across the Mara River in to Masai Mara, the River crossing is one of the dramatic wildlife shows that any traveller planning a safari to Africa would like to witness, this is the dry season in the area and dusty is usually seen in a distance as the hooves thunder across the plains, Our 8 Days Masai Mara wildebeest Migration safari will give you a perfect experience of the River crossing.
- Game drives in Amboseli NP
- Game drives in Lake Nakuru NP
- Following the wildebeest migration in Masai mara
Detailed safari itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi Kenya
On arrival in Jomo Kenyatta international airport, you will clear with immigration and our guide will receive you and transfer you to your booked lodge in Nairobi for overnight and safari briefing.
Day 2: Drive to Amboseli national park
After morning breakfast you will depart Nairobi for Amboseli national park, this park is one of the top places to visit while on your Kenya safari holiday, the dramatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro across the plains with the huge elephants is a dream of every traveller, on arrival you will check in to the lodge for relaxation and later head out for an evening game drive where you will expect to encounter wildlife like wildebeest, buffalo, elephants, Thomson’s gazelle and predators like leopard, cheetah and later return to the lodge for overnight.
Day 3: Drive to Lake Nakuru national park
After early morning coffee you will head out for your last game drive in the park and after return to the lodge for full breakfast and check out after you will then start your drive to Lake Nakuru national park home to flamingos and Black Rhinos on arrival you will check in to your lodge for short relaxation and after you will head out for evening game drive in the park.
Day 4: Drive to Masai Mara national reserve
After an early morning coffee you will head out for your last game drive in the park in search of Black and white rhinos thrive in the surrounding national park, which also has its fair share of Cape buffalo, African wild dog, 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 after you will continue to Masai Mara national reserve on arrival you will check in to your lodge for relaxation and overnight.
Day 5: Full day game drives in Masai Mara national reserve
After early morning breakfast you will head to the park home of The “Big Five” is a term that is used to refer to the 5 African animals that early big game hunters considered most difficult and dangerous animals to hunt on foot in Africa. These animals include the African elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhinoceros, besides the big five you will also encounter wildlife like wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, you drive will take you to the mara River where you will keep an eye on the mega herds of the wildebeest and if you’re lucky you will see the crossing live.
Day 6: Full day game drives in Masai Mara national reserve
After morning breakfast you will head in to the park to follow the legendary wildebeest migration is one of the world’s most amazing wildlife encounters. During July and August, millions of animals leave the Serengeti and head into the Masai Mara around September. The crossing of the Mara River along the way is the most spectacular part of the migration during your drive you will follow the mega herds along the Mara River and if you’re lucky you will catch the River crossing Live.
Day 7: Full day game drives in Masai Mara national reserve
After morning breakfast you will continue your drive in the park following the wildebeest migration and also viewing the wildlife in the area, depending on the day you will return to the lodge early to dip in swimming pool as you enjoy sunset at your lodge.
Day 8: Flight from Masai Mara national reserve to Nairobi for your onward journey
After morning breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip by our guide for your domestic flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi on arrival you will be received and transferred to your day room in Nairobi and later transferred to the airport for your onward journey.
- Park entrance fees
- All game drives
- Safari vehicle, Guide and Fuel
- Enroute meals and drinking water for the entire trip
- Airport transfers
- Domestic flight from Masai Mara to Nairobi
- International flights
- Kenya tourist visa
- Tips for guides and hotels
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
When to book this safari package
We recommend booking this safari package at least 1 year in advance as most of the lodges get booked up during the wildebeest migration season from July to October.
Best time to see wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
we recommend planning your travel for mid -July as this is when the migration typically starts proper with the larger herds of wildebeest starting the move into Masai Mara. The migration takes place till end of August, before declining into mid-September.