The Wildebeest Migration is a dramatic story. It takes place within Kenya and Tanzania and is the greatest wildlife show on earth. Between the open plains of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the Wildebeest Migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories. 

The precise timing of the Wildebeest Migration changes annually and it is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event. The calving season takes place in the Serengeti between the months of January and mid-March before the Wildebeest Migration begins heading towards the western Serengeti in June. The best time to see the migration is usually between June and August when the wildebeest congregate and prepare to cross the famous Grumeti River.

There are a few excellent camps in this area where you can stay to witness this natural phenomenon. If you are in the Masai Mara you can expect the wildebeest to make their arrival as early as July, but they generally arrive between August and September and remain in the Mara between October and November. Between December and January the wildebeest gradually begin their migration back towards the Serengeti.

WILDEBEEST MIGRATION SAFARI ITINERARY 

Day 1. Nairobi - Maasai Mara

Distance: 275 kms (5 hrs) Morning drive into the Masai Mara with its amazingmigration, concentration of wildlife and outstanding scenery. Lunch. Afternoon game drive. Overnight at MARA SERENA LODGEL,D.

Day 2 & 3Maasai Mara

Morning and afternoon game drives in the finest game sanctuary in Kenya, noted for its wildebeest migration, lions and other wildlife. MARA SERENA LODGE, B, L,D. Optional balloon ride: USD 385 per person. A visit to a local Maasai village USD 25 per person.  

Day 4Maasai Mara Nairobi

Morning game drive. Return to Nairobi,

Price: USD 999 per person sharing is Mara Sarova Luxury Tented Camp

Price: USD 1249 per person sharing if Mara Serena Lodge

Tour price is inclusive of:

  • All ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable safari 4 * 4 mini van, full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. 
  • Accommodation in double/twin/triple room
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide, all game drives as detailed in the itinerary and bottled water whilst on safari  

Excluded: 

  • Tips, laundry, alcoholic drinks, flights, visas and items of personal nature

 

 

 

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