6 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara Game Reserve

This 6 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari is only available during the migration months of mid-June to October.

Tour Overview: Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara

This 6 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve is ultimately your best opportunity to see the top wildlife viewing places in Kenya, set against the spectacular backdrops of the Maasai steppe, limitless grasslands, and the Great Rift Valley. The Masai Mara reserve is well recognized for its natural wonder, the wildebeest migration from Kenya’s Masai Mara across the Mara River to Tanzania’s Serengeti. In July, August, and September, around 1.5 million wildebeest alias gnu, antelopes, and zebras cross the Mara River from Kenya. The number of wild animals you will see up close will astound you. Almost every form of wildlife known in Kenya is featured here.

This 6 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Masai Mara National Reserve is only available during the migration months of mid-June to October, when over a million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes swarm the huge plains of the Mara, adding to the awe of this natural wonder. This is an opportunity not only to observe the migration, but also to see all five of the big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo, and Rhino, as well as many other creatures and birds, in the Masai Mara plain.

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 Tour Summary

  • Safari starts with pick up in Kampala/Entebbe
  • Activities include Wildebeest Migration and game drive.
  • Transfers will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle
  •  Accommodation before and after a trip can be arranged on request at an extra cost

What you need to know

  • Accommodation & meals are provided as included 
  • Pack the right Gorilla trekking clothes
  • Tour can start any time of the year
  • The minimum age for Gorilla trekking is 15 years

Itinerary Gallery: 6 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

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Masai Mara Game Drive safari
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Itinerary Highlights: Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Day 1: Meet in Nairobi, Drive to Masai Mara, afternoon game drive (flight option available)
  • Day 2: Full day game drives, following the great wildebeest migration
  • Day 3: Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Day 4: Follow the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
  • Day 5: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha
  • Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Nairobi departure

Optional Extras:

  • Extend this tour with a week on the superb beaches of Mombasa. There are hourly flights every day from Nairobi to Mombasa and from Mombasa to Nairobi.
  • Extend this tour with a beach break in Zanzibar.
  • There are daily flights from Nairobi to Zanzibar and back
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Itinerary Details: 6 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Day 1: Start your Great Migration Safari from Nairobi to Masai Mara

Meet our native guide in Nairobi at 07:00 hours to begin your fantastic Masai Mara Safari. The drive should take about 5 hours and will take you across beautiful escarpments and panoramic views of the broad floors of the Great Rift Valley, which are densely forested with patches of whistling thorn acacia trees. The Great Rift Valley gives place to rolling shrubland, mostly wooded bushland, and riverine flora along streams and dry river beds.

As you drive, you will see the Loita plains with the Loita Hills in the distance. We arrive at our camp in the afternoon, just in time for lunch, before heading out on your first date with the African wild on an afternoon game drive in the Masai Mara National Reserve.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day #2: Full day game drives in Mara

You will depart from the lodge with your packed lunch for a full day of exploring the area. Following breakfast, you will go with your guide for a full-day wildlife viewing safari in Masai Mara. You will participate in both the morning and evening wildlife viewing safaris. Look for the big five animals such as elephants, lions, leopards, and buffaloes, among many others. On this day, you will also travel to the Mara River in search of animals such as hippos, giant crocodiles, the famous wildebeests, and other wildlife.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day #3: Masai Mara

Discover the Masai Mara Game Reserve, Narok, and the Rift Valley Province. Today we will spend time in Mara’s huge eco-system looking for the big five and other animals. Game viewing from the air is fantastic, with the added bonus of being able to take wonderful photographs. Between July and early November, the annual wildebeest migration is predicted in the Maasai Mara. Millions of animals migrate from the Serengeti to the Mara in search of fresh green pastures and water. You also have the option of going on a balloon safari, which many people describe as a once-in-a-lifetime experience; once you’re up, you won’t want to come down, and once you do, a champagne brunch awaits you.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day #4: Follow the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara

We go on morning and evening wildlife drives in the park after breakfast. The Mara is one of the richest wildlife stunning settings for the yearly migration, the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is no longer considered one of the world’s wonders, particularly when they cross the Mara River.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

Day #5: Masai Mara – Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, drive to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha, arriving in time for lunch. With almost 400 bird species, this freshwater lake is a birder’s paradise. We’re sure to encounter hippos, giraffes, buffalo, and even the arboreal Columbus monkey as we go around the lake’s legendary waters. Evening boat cruise on the lake returning to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay at your lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 

Day 6: Lake Naivasha – Drive to Nairobi departure

We have an early breakfast before driving to Nairobi, where we arrive in the afternoon. We’ll stop for lunch on the way, and then you’ll be taken to the airport to catch your international trip home.

End of the 6 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Cost Inclusions

  • All activities as included
  • Accommodation & meals as indicated
  • 4×4 Safari Vehicle
  • A professional English-speaking knowledgeable driver-guide. (other Language speaking guides are provided at an extra cost)
  • Bottled drinking water on board
  • Regional flights between Maasai Mara and to Nairobi with accompanying ground transfers

Cost Exclusions 

  • International flights & Visas 
  • Tips
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Drinks
  • Any changes to the itinerary 
  • Laundry

Transport 

  • 4×4 safari land cruiser for luxury travelers
  • 4×4 safari van for budget travelers

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