8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 is designed with great focus on the great wildebeest migration. On this 8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 trip, apart from 3 full days of safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, you will also visit the Amboseli National Park, for 2 nights, followed by 1 night at Lake Naivasha. The migration safari is run on fixed departure dates between June and October 2020. Your 8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 is scheduled for June to October 2020, when the Migration will be happening, and wildebeests will be migrating from Serengeti Tanzania to Masai Mara Kenya.
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8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020
8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 is designed with great focus on the great wildebeest migration. On this 8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 trip, apart from 3 full days of safari in the Masai Mara Game Reserve, you will also visit the Amboseli National Park, for 2 nights, followed by 1 night at Lake Naivasha. The migration safari is run on fixed departure dates between June and October 2020. Your 8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 is scheduled for June to October 2020, when the Migration will be happening, and wildebeests will be migrating from Serengeti Tanzania to Masai Mara Kenya. This time is considered peak season since a lot of action happens between the two parks.
8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020
8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 is a perfect safari for a guest who wants to experience the beauty and drama of the migration in elegance and style .The Maasai Mara National Reserve is also considered to be the seventh natural wonder of the world where the migration happens every year between JULY and OCTOBER During this great migration, over 2 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles trek from the Serengeti plains in Tanzania right through the reserve in search of water and pasture. Visiting Maasai Mara during the Migration Season is the ultimate way of experiencing the last multi-species migration on the planet. During this period, the iconic plains of the Mara transform to a migration route providing you with an opportunity to see more than a million wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes grazing across the rolling plains of the epic Maasai Mara and Serengeti Parks. Prepare to witness astounding numbers of wildlife displaying their colours, diversity and beauty as they always have on these ancient lands. And the land itself will enchant with its vast spaces, endless stretch of lakes and dramatic volcanic terrain.
August. Nairobi – Masai MaraDepending on the arrival time, pick up from Nairobi Wilson Airport and fly to Maasai Mara national reserve, upon arrival you will be picked up by your driver guide and transfer you to your lodge.
August Masai MaraDaily Morning and afternoon game drive at Maasai Mara plains, to witness the great wildebeest migration from Tanzania Serengeti national park to Kenya Maasai Mara national reserve at Mara River. All meals and overnight stay at the lodge.
August Masai MaraWake before the dawn for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness a Maasai Mara sunrise. After a quick cup of coffee, you’ll head out into the park to watch as the sun sets fire to the savannah and the big cats take advantage of the morning cool to search for a meal.Alternatively, you can take to the skies with a hot air balloon safari that will see you soar above all of the action before setting down on the plains for a champagne breakfast among the wildlife. Ask your safari expert about adding a hot air balloon adventure to your safari.You’ll then return to your lodge for a late breakfast before packing a picnic lunch and heading back out into the park for a day-long exploration of the Maasai Mara. You may also opt to relax at your lodge in the morning, enjoy lunch on-site, and then head out again in the afternoon once the weather has cooled off a bit.
August Masai MaraSince the movements of the Wildebeest Migration can be unpredictable, we’ve budgeted for an extra day here in the Maasai Mara to increase your chances of witnessing the famous river crossing.Each year the entire herd must attempt the treacherous crossing of the Mara River, where they contend not only with strong currents, but also with the always hungry Nile crocodiles who call the river home. It takes a lot of patience and more than a little luck, but witnessing the dramatic river crossing is a bucket-list-worthy item.
August Masai Mara - Lake NakuruPre-breakfast game drive, return to campsite for late breakfast. After breakfast, depart the Mara region for Nakuru, lunch en route, with chances to view Mt.Longonot and lake Naivasha while on the main highway. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Lake Nakuru - SweetwatersAfter breakfast, we depart to Sweetwaters game reserve arriving in time for lunch. Game drives here reveal the full range of African wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, and hippo. Enjoy a private visit with the tame animals at the wildlife orphanage. Observe chimps from the Jane Goodall Institute at the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary. Optional activities include walking safaris escorted by a local ranger, bird walks with several hundred species to observe, horseback and camel rides. Accommodation at Serena Sweetwaters Luxury Tented Camp: Full Board.
Sweetwaters - Aberdare National ParkAberdare National Park Depart Nairobi in the morning for Aberdare National park arriving at the base hotel, Outspan, in time for lunch. After lunch transfer to Treetops Lodge for Dinner and overnight. Floodlit game viewing from the balcony of your lodge .The Aberdare ranges lie at an altitude of about 2134-4268 m and is home to the first tree hotel in Africa and harbors significant memories in world history. In 1952, Queen Elizabeth 11 learnt of her accession to the British throne while she was a guest at the Tree Tops Lodge following the death of her father King George V1. It is also at the nearby town of Nyeri that lays the remains and tomb of Lord Baden Powel, the founder of the Worldwide Boy Scouts Movement
Aberdare National Park - NairobiAfter breakfast, return to Nairobi to arrive in the capital city at midday.
8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 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
8 Days Kenya Wildebeest Migration Safari Adventures 2020 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.
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