12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safaris are like no other event ever seen. 12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts, filmmakers and photographers who come from around the world to witness one of Africa’s most dazzling cycles of life. The Annual Africa Wildebeest Migration Safari from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world.
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12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris
12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safaris are like no other event ever seen. 12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday attracts thousands of nature enthusiasts, filmmakers and photographers who come from around the world to witness one of Africa’s most dazzling cycles of life. The Annual Africa Wildebeest Migration Safari from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya is one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world. Kenya/Tanzania combined safari – Trail the wildebeest migration paths from Masai Mara to Serengeti national park – Explore the most famous parks in Kenya/Tanzania in style. This is an all year round safari with rewarding game viewing experience irrespective of travel period In Tanzania, Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world densest population of lion. Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The Ngorongoro crater also offers amazing wildlife viewing and scenery
12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris
In these 12 days Exotic Serengeti wildebeest Migration an extraordinary of the northern Serengeti, starting on July this is the great tome to explore the northern part of the serengeti. In this 12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari programmed you will begin and finish your trip in Nairobi, you will be accommodated in wonderful lodges and excellent tented camps. The wildebeest migration covers a huge area of the Serengeti-Masai Mara ecosystem, and despite the varying weather, putting together a migration specific itinerary is not as difficult as one may at first think. However, the migration does tend to follow the same, or a similar, pattern year after year, which means that you can have a good idea of where to locate yourself. Each area is good at different times of the year, the Serengeti seeing the migration for around nine months and the Mara for just four months.
12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris
The river crossing is one of the main events that people wish to see; this is where thousands of wildebeest battle with each other, and the crocks, to move on to the best grazing plains. The first of these crossings is that of the Grumeti River in Western Serengeti, which happens around mid-May to June. The second, and perhaps the most famous, is that of the Mara River during August and September.
The Serengeti is without any doubt one of Africa’s most captivating safari destinations. The sheer amount of game on its vast grassy plains is amazing and the great migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra, different gazelle and antelope species, accompanied by predators on the lookout for prey, is one of the world’s most famous wildlife spectacles. Therefore it’s not surprising that many of our safari holidays in Tanzania visit this area. The itineraries below include luxurious top-notch lodges as well as good-value camps, and range from four-night stays to complete two-week safari holidays to the Serengeti migration area. Many of them are privately guided and come with a private safari vehicle for ultimate flexibility.
Arrival NairobiArrive Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After the immigration and customs procedures, you are met by our Travel Planners representative and transfer to for your hotel in Nairobi for overnight stay at Sarova Panafric Hotel.
Drive Nairobi to Masai Mara Reserve (5-6 hours drive)After breakfast at your hotel in Nairobi, depart for Masai Mara, Kenya’s finest and best known game reserve. Arrive for lunch at your lodge – Simba Oryx Camp. Later in the afternoon, enjoy a game viewing drive running till sunset. The greatest attraction in the Mara is watching the animals in their natural element; a lion’s roar, a cheetah making a kill, and the big elephant herds are all very fascinating events. Dinner and overnight at Simba Oryx Tented Lodge booked on full board.
3 and 4: Watching the Migration in Masai MaraEnjoy 2 full days of the migration spectacle in Masai Mara. With almost every species of animal great and small in the park, this is one of Africa’s premier wildlife areas and today we enjoy both morning and afternoon game drives in search of the Big Cats and the ‘Big Five’ (lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino). masai mara migration safarimara river crossing migarion safari The heartland of the Masai, presents a landscape where Africa is laid bare in all its majesty. Here the endless struggle for survival is played out across the vast open plains and riverine forests of this captivating land. Each year the Mara explodes into life, as the annual migration of great herds of wildebeest journey from the Serengeti to fresh pastures in the north. Between July and October the Mara River becomes the setting for the crossing of some 1.3 million animals, bringing with them the inevitable predators and the inevitable dramas. Dinner and Overnight at Simba Oryx Tented Lodge.
Drive from Masai Mara to SerengetiEarly breakfast before departure with picnic lunch boxes for Kenya-Tanzania border at Isebania, where we cross back into Tanzania. Proceed on to your lodge in Serengeti, one of Africa’s most iconic wildlife-viewing areas. You are booked at Serengeti Wild Camp. Hope to spot the national park’s resident big cats as well as the Big Five amongst its rolling plains. Arrive your lodge for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp.
6 and 7: Safaris in SerengetiFor the next 2 days, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti. On one of the days in Serengeti, you have the option for a hot-air balloon safari over the Serengeti plains. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Camp booked on full board.
Drive from Serengeti to NgorongoroEarly morning game drives in Serengeti. Breakfast. After breakfast, leave the Serengeti for Ngorongoro, stopping en route to visit Olduvai Gorge – a rich archaeological site where evidence of the first signs of human life was found. You expect to arrive in Ngorongoro Crater late afternoon. Most of the lodges are located near or on the crater rim and enjoys spectacular views and sunsets. Dinner and overnight at Farm of Dreams Lodge booked on full board.
Full day Ngorongoro Crater TourToday you’ll depart early on a full day game drive down into the crater. Discover the diverse areas of forest, swamp lands, lakes and open grasslands in this volcanic caldera that’s home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. There is good game viewing year-round, as most animals do not leave the crater. You might also spot Maasai tribesmen guiding their cattle down the steep crater walls to graze. In the early afternoon, ascend back to the crater rim and transfer to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight at Isoitok Tented Lodge booked on full board.
Full Day Safari Activities in Lake ManyaraAfter breakfast at your lodge, enter the park for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara. An isolated lake subject to intense evaporation during the dry season, Lake Manyara is a slightly salty lake that is home to hippopotamus, flamingoes, and a large variety of aquatic life. Despite its salt content, it is safe for animals to drink and is a popular watering hole for the park’s animal population. The lions of Lake Manyara National Park are a rarity among their own kind, being some of the only lions in the world to regularly climb trees and use them as places as rest. Only Uganda’s Ruwenzori National Park shares this distinction. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight – Isoitok Tented Lodge.
Drive from Lake Manyara to TarangireAfter breakfast leave Lake Manyara, depart with picnic lunch boxes, driving southwards to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive in the park till late afternoon when you drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight. This park offers wide panoramas of open acacia woodland and grass savanna, where huge herds of Elephants and other unique residents, such as fringe-eared Oryx and Lesser Kudu roam free, Lion, Cheetah and Leopard. Dinner and overnight at Roika Tented Lodge booked on Full board.
Drive Tarangire to Nairobi – DepartAfter breakfast at the lodge depart for Nairobi, via Arusha. Enjoy an early hot lunch at a restaurant, and then proceed to Namanga, the Kenya-Tanzania border point. Drop off at 1500hrs. After immigrations and customs procedures at the border, you will proceed to Nairobi to arrive by around 1800 hours. Transfer to the airport or hotel in Nairobi
12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris includes
Extensive Game drives
All meals included while on safari
Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
All applicable Game Park entrance fees
Safari vehicles carry mineral water
Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
Professional Photographic Safari guide
Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van
12 Days Guided Serengeti Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safaris Excludes
A visit to a Masai Village
Accommodations in Nairobi
Cost of obtaining passport and visas
Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges that include, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
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