6 days Maasai Mara wildebeest migration safari Kenya
6 days Maasai Mara wildebeest migration safari Kenya is a special Kenya wildlife safari package specially crafted to offer you an experience to witness the great wildebeest migration. Maasai Mara national reserve is famously known for the annual wildebeest migration which is one of the world’s natural wonders where over 1.5 million wildebeests, antelopes and zebras cross from Masaai Mara national reserve to Serengeti national park.
6 days Maasai Mara wildebeest migration safari Kenya is offered in months of mid-june to October when the adventurous Mara River crossing happens, river crossing is the most dramatic episode of the annual wildebeest migration as the herds fence off with Nile crocodiles in Mara river, they also fence off with predators on the banks of the river such as lions, leopards, African dogs and cheetahs.
Highlights of 6 days Maasai Mara wildebeest migration safari Kenya
- Day 1: arrival, transfer to Maasai Mara and afternoon game drive
- Day 2: full day game drives (following the great wildebeest migration)
- Day 3: full day game drive
- Day 4: follow the wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara
- Day 5: Transfer to Lake Naivasha
- Day 6: transfer back to Nairobi
Detailed itinerary of 6 days wildebeest migration “river crossing” safari (July to October)
Day 1: Arrival, transfer to Maasai Mara and afternoon game drive
On your arrival in Nairobi the capital of Kenya you will be met by your safari driver-guide and after a short safari briefing you will embark on a journey to Maasai Mara national reserve as a start of the safari. This drive takes about 5 hours through the spectacular the Great Rift Valley where you will enjoy magnificent views of the escarpments comprising of rolling shrubland with predominantly wooded bush land and riverine vegetation along the streams and dry river beds.
On your arrival in the reserve you will check into your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon you will proceed to the plains of Maasai Mara for an afternoon game drive on which you will spot many animals such as lions, leopards, cape buffaloes, cheetahs among others.
Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge
Day 2: Full day game drives in Mara (following the wildebeest migration)
After breakfast at your lodge, you will leave with your packed lunch for a whole of exploring Maasai Mara national reserve as you follow the great wildebeest migration, on this day you will do morning and afternoon game drive as you fall the columns of the wildebeest migration giving you an opportunity to see other animals apart from wildebeests, gazelles and zebras taking part in the migration. Some of the animals you will watch include elephants, lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes among others.
At lunch you will have picnic lunch set amazing picnic sites at the banks of Mara River, in the evening you will head back to your lodge have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge
Day 3: full day in Maasai Mara
After morning breakfast at your lodge, you will checkout and with your packed lunch you will head for another expedition searching and following the great wildebeest migration, while in the park you will spend the full day exploring and looking for the vast columns of wildebeests accompanied by zebras and gazelles.
The annual wildebeest migration in Maasai Mara national reserve is expected between July and early November and during this game drive you will have a chance to millions of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles crossing from Mara River from Serengeti national park to enter Maasai Mara plains. One of the best sites to visit so as to watch the migration is the Mara River, you will have lunch at one of the picnic sites and in the evening you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.
Accommodation: AA MARA LODGE
Day 4: Follow the Wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara
After breakfast, you will head to the Mara plains for another day of following the migration and this time round you will participate in a hot air balloon experience and afternoon game drive. Hot air balloon experience offer aerial views of the plains and its many species of animals such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos and among others. This experience is perfect for watching the wildebeest migration and wildlife photography, after the experience you will have champagne breakfast and then go for a game drive.
After the game drive you will head back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge.
Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge
Day 5: Transfer to Lake Naivasha
After breakfast you will checkout of your lodge and with en-route game drive you will exit the reserve and embark on a journey to Lake Naivasha, the lake is a freshwater lake and a great Kenya birding destination hosting over 400 bird species. At your arrival at the lake you will have lunch and in the afternoon you will go for a boat ride on Lake Naivasha watching many animals of the lake such as giraffes, hippos, buffaloes and many birds such as flamingoes, pelicans, shoes bills among others.
Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge
Day 6: transfer back to Nairobi
After breakfast you will checkout and embark on a journey back to Nairobi where you will be dropped off either at your lodge or at the airport for your departure flight back home.
End of 6 days Maasai Mara Wildebeest migration safari.
- Accommodation for the 5 nights as indicated on program
- All meals
- wildlife and sightseeing as noted in the trip itinerary
- All National Park fees
- Ground transportation using a 4WD vehicle with the services of a good English speaking tour guide
- Additional guides where appropriate
- International Flight tickets and departure taxes
- Travel documentation (visas)
- Travel and medical insurance
- Optional excursions
- Excess baggage charges
- Tips and gratuities for your guides and accommodation staff
- Beverages other than mineral water in the vehicle and at meal times with meals
- Items of a personal nature such as telephone calls, postage fees and so on