8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safaris takes us to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai mara National park Safari tour Starting from Nairobi Kenya. Our 8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari tour uses standard luxury safari tour accommodations, mid-range lodges to budget Safari packages in Kenya. This 8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari will take you to the most popular safari destinations in Africa, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru.
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8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safaris takes us to Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha and Masai mara National park Safari tour Starting from Nairobi Kenya. Our 8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari tour uses standard luxury safari tour accommodations, mid-range lodges to budget Safari packages in Kenya. This 8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari will take you to the most popular safari destinations in Africa, Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru. These two destinations provide diversity for the guest. You will see different experiences from culture, to landscapes, wild games, birds, rolling hills, acacia woodlands and reptiles. The wildebeest migration taking place in Masai Mara is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena on earth and this itinerary allows an extra day in maasai mara. We believe this safari is perfect for all age groups, and the experiences last a lifetime.
This 8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari mainly focuses on trailing the big five as they trail the wildebeest crossing the Mara rive what is famously known as the grand wildebeest Migration Safari experience. All the safari accommodations are located right inside the park giving you a greater opportunity to explore the park hence great Kenya wildlife safari encounters. Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Photo Safari 2020:- Masai Mara wildebeest Migration Photo Safari is one of the most spectacular events in the natural world, sometimes referred to as the greatest show on earth. Masai Mara wildebeest Migration Photo Safari is a movement of 1.5 million wildebeest with 400,000 zebra and 200,000 gazelles accompanying them along the way from either Masai Mara to Serengeti or vice versa, making a total of over 2 million migrating from the Maasai Mara into the Serengeti in Tanzania between July and October.
8 Days Kenya Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration photo safari includes Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Lake Naivasha for walking safaris mingling with the Antelopes, optional boat ride in the lake and later head to Amboseli National park. From the Serengeti in Tanzania, to the Masai Mara in Kenya, the Great Wildebeest Migration 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. Each year, almost two million wildebeest and 20 000 plains game migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the south of Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. This treacherous odessey is dictated by the seasons and where the rains are, the wildebeest are not far behind. This epic journey from north to south spans almost 3000 kilometres and is virtually endless.
This great spectacle of nature is an iconic safari option for avid travellers, nature lovers and those who want a little more from their African experience. Rather than having a start or end point, the Great Migration moves rhythmically in a clockwise direction, making herd tracking unpredicatable. It is for this reason that our Herdtracker app was created; to help you track the wildebeests' movements and plan the safari of a lifetime. Choose from our existing safari packages or tailor-make your own journey according to your budget. We all know that the Masai Mara and Serengeti are the home to the ‘greatest show on earth’.
Each year, almost two million wildebeest and 20 000 plains game migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the south of Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. This epic journey from north to south spans almost 3000 kilometers and is virtually endless. This great spectacle of nature is an iconic Masai Mara wildebeest Migration Photo Safari option for avid travelers, nature lovers and those who want a little more from their African experience. Africa Photography Safari Package. The Maasai Mara, during the migration season, is arguably one of the greatest wildlife photography experiences on the planet. Masai Mara wildebeest Migration Photo Safari takes the traditional migration photo safari to the next level by offering multiple locations in the Mara, including a location with its own private crossing point!
Nairobi – Lake Nakuru National parkPick up from the hotel at 0730hrs – A safari briefing session with our Tour officer then drive to Lake Nakuru National Park Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Sopa Lodge
Lake Nakuru -Lake NaivashaBreakfast then travel to Lake Naivasha with a brief stop at the Great Rift Valley view point to take photos – Visit Hells gate National Park in the afternoon to photograph the beautiful landscapes /wildlife as you walk within the park – Walk freely among the wildebeest, giraffe, impala and zebra. Keep your distance though, and of course do not to chase for obvious reasons as wild animals can hurt you if provoked. Dinner and overnight at Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Lake Naivasha-Masai Mara National ReserveOptional morning boat ride at Lake Naivasha to see numerous species of birds – drive to Masai Mara to arrive in good time for lunch at Matira Camp .Afternoon game drives at the vast Masai Mara plains with an opportunity of taking beautiful shots of the sunset. Dinner and overnight stay at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Masai Mara National Reserve- Photography SafariWe will spend the days exploring the Masai Mara, with its abundance of large mammals and diverse birdlife. Our daily routine here will start with a morning safari, during which breakfasts are taken on the plains, usually under the shade of a flat-topped acacia, whilst watching the herds and often in the company of a Topi, the Mara’s most diligent predator spotter, perched up on a termite mound. We have the option to either have full and complete days out in the field when both breakfast and lunch can be served out on the savannah or we can return to camp for lunch. Big cats are a very prominent feature of the Masai Mara and also include Cheetahs and Leopards, both of which are fairly straightforward to find here.We are definitely at ‘Predator Central’ here and there can be few, if any wildlife spectacles anywhere in the world that can rival the tension, drama and emotion of a Mara crossing. As many as a million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra attempt this epic journey each year. Watching as thousands of wildebeest and zebra gather at a crossing point you can almost feel the pressure build on the animals at the front as they consider the right time to attempt to cross the dangerous waters of the crocodile-infested Mara River. It is, however, a time of plenty for the gigantic Nile Crocodiles that live in the river and lie in wait as hundreds of thousands of animals head north from the Serengeti Plains to feed on the lush Mara grasslands. The foaming waters, noise and drama of a Mara crossing has to be experienced to be believed and offers dramatic action photo opportunities. Dinner and overnight stay at Masai Mara Sopa Lodge
Masai Mara National Reserve- Photography SafariThe search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during our extensive migration game runs. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia trees. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Masai Mara National Reserve- Photography SafariThe Masai Mara is one of the greatest wildernesses in the world. Morning and afternoon migration game drives are planned. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Residents among the mammals of the park are; Masai Giraffe, Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Topi, both the Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelles. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Masai Mara National Reserve- Photography SafariWe spend a full day in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon game drives. The trees in the distance might turn out to be a family of Giraffes. Those clump of bushes a pride of Lions, and the rock that moves a Rhino lumbering out of your way. With diligence and some luck, you may encounter a family of Cheetahs, or a herd of Elephants crossing the path in front of you. Large animals are not the only entertainment – a family of warthogs may amuse you, running as fast as their little legs will carry them until they forget why they are rushing and stop to regroup. Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Masai Mara National Reserve - NairobiBreakfast then proceed for further game drives as you drive to Nairobi to arrive by 1500 hrs. Drop off to be advised. End of safari
Meet and Greet Services with airport assistance
Arrival and departure airport transfers with assistance
Complimentary Gateway City Orientation Tour on the arrival day
Free excess baggage storage in the Gateway City
Express check-in with assistance in your city hotels and safari lodges
Bed and breakfast accommodation in your City Hotel
Full board accommodation whilst on Safari at all safari lodges
Transport in 4×4 safari vehicles with window seat guarantee (Max 4 in each)
Four intra-safari domestic flights as scheduled on the itinerary
At least a pair of standard Binoculars in each safari vehicle
All parks and game reserve entry gate fees including vehicle & driver fees
Unlimited supply of bottled mineral water on safari and game drives
Unlimited game viewing drives / photo sessions per day whilst on safari
(Optional) Day rooms, if required, on the last day at a City Hotel
Services of an English – speaking and professional safari driver/guide
Farewell Barbeque lunch at Nairobi’s famous Carnivore Restaurant
All Government taxes and levies where applicable
International Airfares in and out of Nairobi, Kenya.
Tourist entry Visa to Kenya (US$ 50 PP) also available on arrival
Travel Insurance Cover, Personal or Baggage (Recommended)
International airport(s) departures taxes (if not included in your ticket)
Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions and/or quoted separately
Expenses of personal nature such as phone calls, internet, laundry etc.
All alcoholic drinks, wines and spirits.
Tips and gratuities to driver guides/lodge/hotel staff
All other extras not mentioned in the ‘included
Membership to AMREF’s Flying Doctors Emergency Evacuation Programme
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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.
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