7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday takes you to three different national parks. Explore Great Wildebeest Migration 2020! This 7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday takes you to three different national parks. You will start the safari at Amboseli National Park, and then proceed to Lake Nakuru National park and lastly head to Masai Mara Game Reserve to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River from Serengeti National Park which takes place between the months of July and October every year.
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7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday takes you to three different national parks. Explore Great Wildebeest Migration 2020! This 7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday takes you to three different national parks. You will start the safari at Amboseli National Park, and then proceed to Lake Nakuru National park and lastly head to Masai Mara Game Reserve to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara River from Serengeti National Park which takes place between the months of July and October every year. 7 days Kenya Migration Safari Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru – Amboseli Safari Tours – allows you to experience the wildlife of two of the most scenic safari destinations in Kenya and enjoy sightings of elephants and wildebeest during the Great Migration.
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday
The Wildebeest Migration, is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World” and also known as The World Cup of Wildlife. If there is a safari you should go on, this has it be it. The Maasai Mara and the Serengeti National Park together form what no other reserve or park in Africa can! It is incredible, it is magical, it is indescribable and it is a must! No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday
The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive. In the Maasai Mara they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores. The Maasai Mara also has one of the largest densities of lion in the world and is no wonder this is the home of the BBC wildlife channels Big Cat Diary.
Depart Nairobi for Amboseli National ParkOur Driver guide will pick you from your hotel or airport in the morning hours where you will have a short briefing before departing for Amboseli National Park to arrive in time for lunch. You will drive via Namanga at the Kenya Tanzania border to arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. In the afternoon proceed for game viewing before returning to the lodge for dinner. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or a similar lodge if fully booked
Amboseli National ParkMorning and Afternoon Game viewing at Amboseli National Park, You will have an early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. The better part of the morning is spent at leisure where you will get time to enjoy the lodge facilities. After having lunch at the lodge, proceed for an afternoon game drive until dusk. Amboseli National Park is situated on the lower slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro; Africa’s highest Mountain. On your early morning drive it will be a spectacular experience seeing the mountain clearly above the skies. Apart from the mountain the photographers will be thrilled by the attractions and lots of wild animals. The park is well known for its huge elephants, you will also view zebra, buffalo, lions, antelopes and other plain animals. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Safari Camp or a similar lodge if fully booked
Depart Amboseli National Park for Lake Nakuru National ParkAfter taking breakfast check out and depart for Lake Nakuru National Park, where you check in, you will pick your lunch in Nairobi as you proceed for Nakuru. In the afternoon you will explore Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is renowned for its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds that have been recorded here. The view of seeing millions of flamingos is quite magnificent. Some endangered species are also found here such as the Rothschild Giraffe, White and Black rhino. Other resident animals include lions, buffalo, waterbuck and baboons. Later drive back to the Lodge for overnight. Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge or similar lodge of your choice
Depart Lake Nakuru National Park for Masai Mara Game ReserveAfter breakfast check out and depart for Masai Mara Game Reserve to arrive in time for lunch at the lodge. As from 1600hrs, proceed for an afternoon game drive to explore the reserve. Masai Mara Game Reserve offers a variety and abundance of wildlife as well as over 450 species of animals. Some of the animals that can be spotted in the reserve include crocodiles, lions, hippos, wildebeests, giraffe, rhinos, wild dogs, leopard, buffalo, zebras, hyenas, warthogs, jackals, elephants, antelopes and other plain animals. Every year there is an annual migration of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti to Masai Mara in search of water and pasture. As the wildebeest Migration takes place the predators are always alert and they follow them as they hunt. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge or similar
Morning and Evening Game drive in Masai Mara Game ReserveOn this day you will have an early morning game drive at the reserve before returning to the lodge for breakfast. You will later enjoy the lodge facilities before having your lunch. In the afternoon you will proceed for Mara River where you will spend time watching the migration before returning to the lodge for the overnight. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge or similar
Masai Mara Game ReserveYou will spend the day exploring the reserve with morning and afternoon game drive driving in all directions of the reserve looking for wild animals. Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa lodge or similar
Departure – Masai Mara Game Reserve to NairobiAfter breakfast check out and depart for Nairobi, on arrival drop off at the airport or reserved accommodation. End of Masai Mara migration safaris.
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday 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
7 Days Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari 2020 Holiday 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.
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