Masai Mara Migration Safari July to October

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Masai Mara migration safari

 

TOUR DEPARTS: Daily July to October 2024 (Accommodation depends on availability)
PRICE PER PERSON SHARING: USD $4800

PRICE FOR SINGLE ROOM USD $5300
MAXIMUM OF 9 PEOPLE

Upon your arrival at Nairobi International airport, your driver/guide will be there to offer you a warm welcome onboard your Masai Mara Migration Safari. Our capable driver will be waiting to transport you to The Boma Hotel, where we have booked luxury accommodation for our first night’s stay. This grand hotel is equipped with all the amenities necessary for a comfortable and restful experience before our Masai Mara migration safari begins.

Since we understand that you may need to recuperate from your flight, we have not scheduled any activities for the first afternoon/evening. You can take advantage of the hotel’s numerous conveniences to unwind. You may choose to indulge in a massage at the spa, relax by the swimming pool, or have a drink at the bar. You can rest assured that you will have a pleasant and restful experience.

Dinner is not included in our plan; therefore, you will be responsible for paying for your dinner. There are numerous options available for dinner. You could choose to dine in the Boma’s in-house restaurant, Johari, or you could take a taxi or Uber to discover an excellent restaurant in Nairobi. Alternatively, you may opt to relax in your room and enjoy the 24-hour room service or even Uber Eats.

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel

Meal Plan: Meals not included.

At 7:00 am, following a delightful buffet breakfast, our drivers will collect you from The Boma Hotel to embark on a morning game drive at Nairobi National Park. What sets this wildlife sanctuary apart is that it is the only national park in the world situated in a capital city. Despite being situated on the outskirts of Nairobi’s bustling city center; the park is home to a variety of animals.

While the park doesn’t host elephants, it is home to a substantial number of black and white rhinos, which are rare sightings in most African national parks. Additionally, there is an abundance of other animals to see such as Cape Buffalo, Zebra, Masai Giraffe, and Ostrich. Occasionally, lions can be seen prowling the plains, scouting for prey from atop stone blocks.

Nairobi National Park is also home to some rarer species such as leopards, serval cats, black-backed jackals, hippos, and on rare occasions, cheetahs and hyenas.

At 10:30 am, proceed to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, where spending an hour observing and photographing rescued baby elephants during their morning feeding and playtime in mud pools. A handler will give a talk on the elephants and the story behind each calf’s rescue, as well as the history of the Elephant Orphanage.

At noon, take a brief drive to the Nairobi Giraffe Centre. Here, the opportunity to get up close and personal with the endangered Rothschild giraffes and even hand-feed them from either the platform or ground level. The center also features a teahouse where we can relax and enjoy a drink while watching the giraffes, as well as a vast souvenir shop. All proceeds from the Giraffe Centre go towards supporting charities focused on conservation and the underprivileged.

Return to your hotel for lunch and relax in the afternoon. If you wish, your driver can take you to a restaurant of your choice and take you any other place you wish to visit in Nairobi (price excluded)

Accommodation: The Boma Hotel

Meal Plan: Breakfast only, Lunch and Dinner is excluded.

Following breakfast, embark on a picturesque journey through the vast expanse of the Great Rift Valley to reach the renowned Masai Mara National Park – undoubtedly the most sought-after and emblematic destination for an African safari adventure. Widely recognized as one of the continent’s most prominent national parks, the Masai Mara has been the location for countless wildlife documentaries, cementing its place as the world’s most filmed wildlife reserve.

Arrive at lunchtime at an award-winning luxury lodge located close to the Masai Mara Park gates. Keekorock lodge is located close to the Talek river, filled with Nile crocodiles and hippopotamus and savannahs filled with wildlife.  The perfect destination for a Masai Mara migration safari.

Keekorock lodge is one of the few lodges in Kenya which is not fenced meaning wildlife can wonder through the camp. Don’t worry, there are armed guards to walk you to and from your room.

Between game drives you may wish to have a drink at the hippo bar, a beautiful little bar set up overlooking a large pond filled with hippopotamus and nile crocodiles. As well as views of the savannah.

After lunch we take an afternoon game drive exploring the Masai Mara rich in wildlife sightings. 

At 6.30 pm we return to Keekorock Lodge for a delicious dinner and relax after another amazing day on Safari.

 Accommodation: Keekorock Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner included.

 The Masai Mara is filled with wildlife which we search for over the next two days. Also, this particular area is great for seeing the great migration this time of year. Approximately 36 prides of lion the Masai Mara is arguably the best place to lions in the wild. It is highly likely you will see lions on ever Masai Mara safari. Cheetahs are also often seen in this area hunting on the open plains.

Being the peak of the Great Migration, more than two million wildebeest, zebra & gazelle will fill the plains of the Masai Mara on their annual journey from the Serengeti. Driving through these large herds is an amazing sight to see and if we are lucky, we may see the herds crossing the Mara or Talek River.

The Mara and Talek rivers have many pods if hippopotamus and are home to the largest nile crocodiles in Africa. All of Africa’s big 5 are found here as well as many zebras, wildebeest, topi, Thompsons gazelle, masai giraffe, hartebeest and much more. Over the next two days you can either take full day game drives which will take place from 8:00am – 4:00pm with a packed lunch or split the game drive up into a morning and afternoon game drive with all meals at Keekorock Lodge.

 

Accommodation: Keekorock Lodge

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast we take a short game drive enroute to the Keekorock Airstrip saving 10 hours on the road by taking a one-hour flight to Amboseli National Park.

Arrive at Amboseli air strip and meet with your driver and transfer to your stunning accommodation for the next two nights ‘Kibo Safari Camp’ An amazing tented camp with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro, which is Africa’s tallest mountain.

At 16:00 hours, take a game drive in search of Amboseli’s popular residents.  This includes the well-known predators like lions, hyenas and cheetahs. Set against the stunning background of Kilimanjaro, Amboseli also hosts a large population of cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra and wildebeest. However the number one attraction at Amboseli is undoubtably the many large herds of elephants that call Amboseli National Park home, Amboseli is without doubt one of the best places to see elephants in Africa.

 

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today take either two game drives from 8:00am to 11:30 am and 3:30pm to 6:30pm. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at our lodge. Or take one game drive from 8:00am until 4:00pm with a packed picknick lunch.

Spend game drives enjoying watching some of the many large herds of elephants, cape buffalo, gazelles, zebra and wildebeest, with fantastic background views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Many more beautiful animals are found here, such as lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippopotamus and a large variety of birds.

Amboseli National Park is mostly dry savannah, however there is a large swampland which is stays year-round no matter how dry the lands get. This swampland is created by the melting icecap that runs down Mount Kilimanjaro. This swampland often has elephant and cape buffalo in large herds as it is one of the few water sources in Amboseli.

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Today is the last day on your Masai Mara Migration Safari. After breakfast at Kibo Safari Camp, return to Nairobi arriving around midday. Visit a restaurant for lunch and transfer to Nairobi airport for an afternoon departure. 

 

Meal Plan: Only breakfast is included.

What’s included? 

  • All transport in a 4×4 safari land cruiser with a pop up roof
  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers complimentary to all our clients
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Accommodation per itinerary
  • One double deluxe room or Single deluxe room
  • Meals as per itinerary Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Services of English-speaking drivers/guides
  • National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari

Things Excluded 

  • Visa and related costs, Personal Taxes Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature
  • International flights
  • Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary
  • Covid testing on departure

Frequently Asked Questions

You can bring children on your safari tour of Kenya, however I recommend my tours for children aged 12 and over, due to the long days and unfamiliar conditions.

We recommend you bring the following on your tour: 

  • Strong, non-slip walking shoes
  • Hat (wide-brimmed is best)
  • Flynet
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Casual and comfortable clothing

We have a maximum of 9 people on the tour. You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Each vehicle will have a maximum of 5 people to give you more space while on safari.

We are able to cater for one of the following special dietary requests upon request at time of booking: vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free or dairy-free. 

If you have a food allergy (e.g. peanuts), please advise at the time of booking and carry any necessary medication with you on tour.

The longest you can expect to walk for on this African safari tour is 2 hours per walk, at a relaxed pace.

Meals are included but drinks and tips are not. You can pay for drinks with a credit card or cash in most locations.

Your safety is a top priority. All parks are guarded at entry and exit points. In terms of being safe near animals, you will be reminded never to leave a vehicle while on game drives. All accommodation is protected with electric fences and very safe.

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