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6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari Holiday Trip

The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley. The Maasai Mara is obviously known for its ‘Great Wildebeest Migration’ which is signaled as one of the most outstanding natural show on earth with a procession of 1.5 million wildebeest aka gnu, antelopes, and zebras. You will be stunned by the number of wild animals you will closely encounter. Here, virtually every type of wildlife to be found in Kenya in represented.

Every Year From Mid-June to October more than a million wildebeest, zebras and antelopes scatter the vast plains of the Mara, making this natural wonder even more wondrous. This an opportunity to witness the migration, but also to see all the big five: Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino are here with many mammals and birds in this Masai Mara plain.

Service Summary
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Service Type
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Description
The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley.

6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari Holiday Trip

The migrating herds spend roughly 3 to 31/2 months in the Mara crossing through Sand River, which is a tributary of the Mara along the boundary of Kenya and Tanzania. They trek westwards and cross the Mara River and sometimes the Talek River. Usually, around this time heavy rains on the Mau Escarpment (origin of Mara River) fill the Mara River to the brim. This is a good time to watch the trunk-looking Crocodiles, while they await the forthcoming feast.

Finally, the gnus (wildebeests) venture into the river. This gregarious coordinated behavior of the herds usually teamed with zebras, creates an incredible scene. Just what the cameras have been waiting for.

They wander along the river looking for a convenient crossing point. This is a moment filled with tension for both the gnus (wildebeests) and the audience. They survey for a less steep and with no obvious danger. Finally, one takes courage and plunges into the river, and magically the rest falls onto the footsteps and in one organized line cross the river.

Itineraries

Day 1

Arrive in Nairobi

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to our Nairobi Hotel for overnight stay in readiness for a holiday safari the following morning. Duration: 1 hour No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Sarova Panafric or Similar

Day 2

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Park

After breakfast at your hotel, depart overland to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve-jewel of Kenya’s Game Park arriving in time for lunch at Masai Mara Sidai camp or similar. The Maasai Mara is Kenya’s finest and most outstanding wildlife sanctuary where gentle rolling grassland ensures animals are never out of sight. After lunch, explore the Reserve on a late evening ‘Spice’ game drive. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—the big five-Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Rhino and Cape buffalo are in abundance. Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Ol-Moran Tented Camp or Similar

Day 3

Explore Masai Mara Game Reserve Stop

Maasai Mara National Reserve Kenya, Narok, Rift Valley ProvinceToday we will be spending in the vast Eco-system of the Mara searching for the big five and much more.Game viewing is great from the air with the opportunity for beautiful pictures. The annual wildebeest migration is expected in the Maasai Mara between July and early November. Millions of animals migrate to the Mara from Serengeti in search for fresh green pastures and water. You also have an optional balloon safari — Many call it a once in a life time experience, once you are up, you won’t want to come down, and once you land, champagne breakfast awaits youDuration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Ol-Moran Tented Camp or Similar

Day 4

Discover the Masai Mara Game Reserve

After breakfast, we have morning and evening game drives in the park. The Mara is one of the richest wildlife spectacular scenery for the annual migration, the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is no considered to be one of the wonders of the world, especially as they cross the Mara River.Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Ol-Moran Tented Camp or Similar

Day 5

Masai Mara - Lake Naivasha

After breakfast, begins with a drive to papyrus-fringed Lake Naivasha arriving in time for lunch. With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding Paradise. Along the lake’s fabled waters, we are bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species—hippos, giraffes, buffalo and even the arboreal Columbus monkey. Evening boat ride in the lake coming back to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay at a budget hotel meal plan breakfast, lunch and dinner Duration: 8 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Naivasha Sopa Lodge or Similar

Day 6

Lake Naivasha - Drive to Nairobi

Nairobi Airport Transfer, NairobiWe enjoy an early breakfast and then we drive to Nairobi arriving in the afternoon. We have lunch on the way then you will be driven to the airport to catch your international flight back home

6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari Holiday Trip 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

Service Summary
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Service Type
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Description
The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley.
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari Holiday Trip Excludes

International Airfare
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

Service Summary
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Service Type
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Description
The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley.

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Service Summary
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Service Type
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Description
The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley.
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    Available Seats: 40

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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.

A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.

March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.

November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.

A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.

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.

Mount Kenya Climbing Facts

Service Summary
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Service Type
6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip
Provider Name
Claudious Tours,
Nairobi,Kenya,Africa-00100,
Telephone No.+254714729600
Description
The 6 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration safari Holiday trip offers you the opportunity to travel to some of the greatest wildlife viewing spots in Kenya amidst dramatic settings of the Maasai steppe of endless plains and the Great Rift Valley.

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