3 Days Wildebeest / Gnou / Gnu Migration Joining In Shared Camping Safari Tour Package
3 (Three) days wildebeest migration Masai mara joining in shared camping safaris are offered as 2 nights budget tented camping trips staying in low cost campsites. The 3 day budget wildebeest migration group safari packages include shared transport and in some cases of high season shared tents but with separate beds. This is a way to save money by going on a bargain and affordable wildebeest migration safari in Masai Mara game reserve in kenia.
What is interesting in a 3 Days Wildebeest Migration Joining in Safari? The Masai Mara is the world’s most popular game drive destination in Africa where you can do game drives viewing thousands of animals. The Masai Mara game reserve has the most scenic landscapes with undulating plains that are clear and have no trees to interrupt your view. It’s only in the Masai Mara that you will see tens of lions if different prides as well as many leopards, cheetahs and other members of the big five like the elephants, rhinos and buffalo. It is only during a 3 days Masai Mara migration joining in safari that you are guaranteed to see the big five in a single day.
Masai Mara is also home to the world’s greatest animal’s migration called the great wildebeest migration of Masai Mara. Masai Mara sees an annual migration of over 1.4 million blue wildebeests, 250,000 zebras and thousands of gazelles from Serengeti national reserve into Masai Mara game reserve. In an epic exodus that sees a total of 2 million animals cross the 3,000 km of plains, rivers and forests, the animals are undeterred by the many perils that meet them at every new territory they cross.
Day 1: Nairobi to Masai Mara Game reserve
We will depart Nairobi after breakfast at 8:30 am for the Masai Mara crossing the rift valley with a scheduled 15 minutes stop at the view point. Look into the valley below to see the marvels of the rift valley with its volcanic mountain Suswa and Longonot, lake Naivasha and the hot springs and geysers of Hellsgate national park.
Climb up the western escarpment of the rift valley and finally drop into the Masai Mara plains. We will check into our tented camp and enjoy a buffet lunch with an afternoon relaxation in our tents. Later depart for a game drive at 1600 hrs until dark when we turn back to our tented camp.
Dinner and overnight at the joining in Masai Mara budget tented camp.
Day 2: Full Day Game Drive in Masai Mara
We will have an early breakfast in the tented camp and leave the camp for a full day game drive and wildebeest migration watching in the Mara river and the plains. The aim is to drive to the Mara river and witness the infamous Mara river wildebeest crossing stampede. We will take a vantage point at the opposite river bank to watch the animals as they take a plunge into the raging waters and swim against strong current and crocodiles to the other end.
We will spend a full day here watching as thousands upon thousands dive into the water and emerge on the other bank to run off at speeds of a Ferrari. Most of the times, leopards, cheetahs and lions lie in wait on the other bank to get an easy catch. This action will most likely be happening right under the shadow of our game drive vehicle. The action is so close you the adrenaline rush will make you miss a heartbit or if you chicken out and blink, you may miss the moment all together.
Later we will enjoy a picnic lunch at the river and depart in the afternoon with an en route game drive to our tented campsite.
Evening and dinner at the Masai Mara migration joining camping site.
Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi Drop off
On this last day, we are in a hurry to find what we haven’t seen for the last 2 days we have been here. We will wake up early and go on a morning game drive before breakfast looking for the animals we haven’t ticked in our check list. Its our last chance to see that rhino, that leopard. Finally we see it and now we agree.. we can depart the Mara.
We will return to our tented camp and enjoy a breakfast and later check out and depart for Nairobi with an enroute lunch.
Drop off in Nairobi in the late afternoon after a very fruitful 3 Days masai mara migration joining in budget camping safari tour.
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Mt Kenya Climb 1 Day Tour | Mount Kenya Hiking Day Trip
Mt Kenya 1 day hike from Nairobi is for people that don’t want to summit the peaks but want to enjoy the views, the natural indigenous forest and plants as well as the animals and birds the forest. The 1 day hikers on Mt Kenya want to climb and get close enough to the summits while enjoying a refreshing walk through the rain forests and the moorland region. Read on for details on Climb Mt Kenya Day Trip.
Mt Kenya is the second highest mountain in Africa at 5199m above sea level and it is such a marvel to watch the peaks up close. Most day trippers to mt Kenya want to climb to the moorland and watch the peaks from a closer view. The rain forest on the lower slopes of the forest is also home to leopards, buffalos, elephants, giant forest pigs, melanistic cats, bongo and many others. You will be able to see some of these animals on your climb.
The Mount Kenya national park 1 day climb starts from Nairobi at 0500hrs and your driver will pick you up from any hotel in Nairobi. You may arrange for packed breakfast with your hotel that morning.
Drive through central Kenya highlands with beautifully green coffee and tea plantations. Mt Kenya national park is 175km from Nairobi to the north and it takes you 2.5hrs to get there.
Arrive in the park at 0800 hrs and process the gate procedures before driving to the trail head at the old Moses camp. The camp is located at an altitude of 3300m and your hike will only be for some 1,200m to get to the moorland and Mackinders valley.
You will get to the observation point where you can take in the beautiful views of the peaks as you enjoy a picnic lunch in the moorland. This is the climax of the Mount Kenya 1 Day Climbing Trip.
Later start the descent back to the old Moses camp where your driver will be waiting with the car for the drive down to the gate.
Exit the park and drive back to Nairobi arriving back at 1900hrs and drop off in your hotel.
End of your Mt Kenya 1 Day Climb tour.
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10 Days Kenya Camping Safari Holiday Tours Masai Mara | Nakuru | Aberdare | Samburu | Nairobi | Amboseli
Ten (10) Days Kenya camping safari holiday tours include 3 days Masai mara, 1 day Nakuru, 1 day Aberdare, 3 days Samburu and 2 days Amboseli. The long vacation safari in Kenya features five of the most popular Kenyan national parks and the attractions range from the big five to the mountains, rift valley lakes and rain forests. This budget camping safari is a great way to enjoy Kenya peoples, parks and animals.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game reserve
Your driver will pick you up from the Nairobi hotel for the tour at 8:30am. Drop into the Great Rift Valley floor with a short scheduled stop over at the eastern escarpment. The Mt Suswa and Mt Longonot can be seen from here and the Lake Naivasha and Olkaria geothermal station and hot spring plumes.
You will arrive in Masai mara game reserve at 1300hrs and check into your tented camp with a lunch thereafter. Enjoy a siesta in the afternoon and later go on an evening game drive at 1600hrs. The game drive will reveal to you the big five animals and much more. There are more than 3 million animals in Masai mara to see.
Dinner and overnight at the Masai mara safari holiday camp.
Day 2: Masai Mara Game Reserve
You will spend the whole day in the game reserve with a morning game drive and an evening game drive. This is your best chance to see all the animals of Masai mara including the big lion prides and the elusive leopards, the shy black rhinos and the fast cheetahs.
You have an option to take a hot air balloon safari on this day.
Dinner and overnight in your tented camp.
Day 3: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru National Park
Enjoy a very early morning game drive in the park. This is the last game drive in the Masai mara before departure for lake Nakuru. Your driver will help you look out for any animals that you may have not seen. Breakfast to follow and departure for Nakuru.
Arrive in Nakuru at 15:00hrs and check into a town hotel or a campsite near the park. Enjoy an dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Lake Nakuru – Aberdare National Park
Early morning breakfast and depart for a game drive in the park. Lake Nakuru is famous for the millions of flamingos and other birds as well as hundreds of other animals like lions, buffalos, rhinos and leopards. You game drive will go around the lake and to the baboon cliff and the Makalia falls. Enjoy watching rhinos just 2 metres from the game drive track.
Exit the park at 10:00hrs for aberdare national park. Arrive at the outspans hotel in Nyeri town for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to the treetops hotel in Aberdare national park and leave most of your luggage at the outspans.
Dinner and overnight as you watch the wildlife at the water hole from the terrace in the treetops hotel and from your huge windows in your room. There are all kinds of animals that come to the water hole to drink and for the salt lick and you can watch them here.
Day 5: Aberdare – Samburu National Reserve
Depart after breakfast from the tree tops for Outspans in Nyeri town. Meet up with your driver guide at the hotel and drive off to Samburu passing the equator. You will make a short stop at the equator for pictures with the sign post. Arrive in Samburu game reserve at 1300hrs and enjoy a lunch and siesta. Evening game drive by the river Ewaso ngiro as you watch the animals come to drink water.
Samburu is a land of contrasts with the dry semi arid vegetation and sand cut across by the winding river Ewaso ngiro which is the lifeline in this hot region. The landscape is scattered with hills and expansive wide valleys. The animals in Samburu are also unique and larger than those in the south of the equator.
Evening game drive at 1600hrs and dinner and overnight in your tented camp.
Day 6: Samburu National Reserve and Shaba National Park
This is a full day of game drive in both Samburu and Shaba national parks with packed lunches. Enjoy a drive through some of the most inspiring landscapes and river gorges. The animals will always be at the river for your game drives and occasionally you will meet up with an elephant or giraffes, lions and gerenuks.
Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Day 7: Samburu National Park – Nairobi
Go on an early morning game drive and later depart for Nairobi at 0700hrs. Arrive in Nairobi by 1300hrs and check into a city hotel. Relax for the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel. Booking is on half board in city hotels.
Day 8: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast, you will depart Nairobi for the Amboseli national park at 8:30am passing through the Athi plains. Arrive at the park at 1230hrs and check into a tented camp. Have a buffet lunch and an afternoon siesta in your room. Go on an evening game drive at 1600hrs to see the Mt Kilimanjaro and the hundreds of elephants in this park.
Dinner and overnight at the Amboseli tented camp.
Day 9: Amboseli National Park
Full day spent in Amboseli national park with an early morning game drive in the park until 8:00am. Relax in the camp for the morning and enjoy lunch and later go on an evening game drive at 1600hrs.
Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Day 10: Amboseli – Nairobi
This is the last day of your 10 days Kenya safari holiday camping tour and you will have a morning game drive and a breakfast after which you will depart for Nairobi arriving in time for lunch and a drop off in your hotel or airport.
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Day Tours: Nairobi national park day tours are half day or full day trips to Nairobi Park to see the wildlife, birds and landmarks. Nairobi national park day trips are offered for birdwatching, safari walk, sightseeing, game drive viewing, photographic tours, picnicking among others. Find out more on Nairobi national park timings, gate entrance fees, opening hours, gates, prices and attractions to see in a half day or full day trip.
Nairobi National Park Day Tour Attractions
Nairobi national park is a 117 sq km wildlife area which is located only 7km from the CBD and only 10 minutes away. The park was established in 1948 for recreation activities during the colonial era. The park is now a successful rhino sanctuary with successful breeding of the Southern White Rhinos and the Eastern black rhinos. The park has a variety of animals to see including lions, buffalos, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, leopards and many others.
The Nairobi game park is also a popular bird watching destination and has many species of birds including the vultures, shrikes, fish eagle, go away bird, hammerkorp, herons, buzzards and secretary birds.
Nairobi national park also has several landmarks including the ivory burning monument, the kingfisher picnic site, the observation point, the morkoyiet valley, the Mbagathi River and Athi dams among others. The park is specifically special since you can take a picture of wildlife against the backdrop of the city’s skyscrapers. This is the signature picture of a Nairobi national park tour.
Nairobi National Park Half Day Trip Itinerary
6:00am: Pick up from your hotel or residence for the Nairobi national park game drive.
6:20am: Start your game drive in the park
8:00am: Look out for the lions, rhinos, hippos, buffalos, gazelles, leopards, giraffes and others.
11:30am: Exit the park after doing a 5 hour Nairobi national park half day trip.
12:00pm: Drop off in your hotel or residence.
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7 Days: Seven (7) Days Masai Mara luxury lodge safari to Masai mara, Lake Nakuru, Aberdare and Amboseli national parks for wildebeest migration, game drive, game watching, Kilimanjaro viewing, bird watching, photography tour, safari walk, hiking among other things. This is an ideal Masai mara family vacation safari that combines the wildlife, rift valley lakes, rivers, mountains and forests, and savannah. This tour is a lodge based safari where you get to enjoy the luxuries of a fully furnished room complete with hot shower, double bed and great views.
Day 1: Nairobi -Masai Mara
Your safari starts at 8:30am from Nairobi with a drive through the Great Rift Valley and into the mau hills. You will finally drop into the Masai mara plains and check into your lodge by 1300hrs. Depending on your budget, you there are many luxury lodges to stay in Masai mara including Serena mara lodge, Sarova mara lodge, mara Sopa lodge, Simba lodge, Keekorok lodge, Fairmont mara safari club, Olare Mara Kempinski, andBeyond Kichwa Tembo, Sanctuary Olonana, AA Lodges, Ashnil mara camp, Sentrim Mara lodge, Governors Camp, Mara leisure camp, Angama mara camp and others.
You will enjoy a hot lunch and siesta at your lodge and later go for an evening game drive at 1600hrs until dusk. You will be able to see some of the big five animals if not all in one afternoon. The Masai mara is a 1510sqkm area which is home to more than 3 million animals. There are hundreds of big cat predators in Masai mara and a vast array of birds. The gently undulating plains that are unhindered by any trees for miles makes for the best game drives in the world.
Dinner and overnight at your masai mara luxury lodge.
Day 2: Masai Mara
This will be a full day of game watching in the masai mara game reserve. Take your breakfast early and depart the lodge for a full day game watching with packed lunch. You will go to the mara river to watch the hippos and the crocodiles in the water. The mara river is never without some action.
In the wildebeest migration season, Mara River is the scene of the most dramatic animal stampede with thousands of these animals crossing the river every day. It is here that many die from strong floods and the crocodile attacks but it is also here that millions of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles successfully cross over every year in search of pasture.
Enjoy the views at the river and have a picnic lunch here before going on a long afternoon game drive. You will return to your lodge in the late afternoon after a full day of watching wildlife in the masai mara. Return to the lodge in the evening to a warm shower or a swim in the pool. Thereafter enjoy a dinner and overnight in a comfortable bed.
Day 3: Masai Mara- Lake Nakuru
This is your last day at the Masai mara and you will go on an early morning game drive before breakfast. You will wake up to a cup of warm coffee and depart for a morning game drive at 0600hrs. You will arrive back at the lodge at 8:00 for breakfast. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and later depart for Lake Nakuru national park. You will arrive at Nakuru by 1300hrs and check into any lake Nakuru national park lodge like the Nakuru Sopa lodge, Nakuru Sarova lion hill lodge or Lake Nakuru lodge.
Enjoy a hot meal at the restaurant and go for a siesta or swim in the lodge pool. Later go for an evening game drive at 1600hrs to see the flamingos, the lions, rhinos, buffalos, hippos, gazelles, giraffes, leopards, hyenas, cheetahs and other animals in this park. Lake Nakuru considered the biggest bird spectacle in the world and it has over 600 species of birds to see here. You will do a game drive around the lake and visit the baboon cliff and the Makalia waterfalls. If you are lucky, you might see 1 or 2 leopards.
Return to lodge at dusk for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Nakuru – Aberdare
You will enjoy an early morning game drive followed by a heavy breakfast and later depart Lake Nakuru national park for the Aberdare national park. On arrival in Nyeri town, you will have lunch at the Outspans hotel which the base hotel for the treetop lodge inside the park. After lunch, you will leave most of your luggage at the outspans hotel and carry only what you need for one night at the treetops lodge.
The Aberdare treelodge is built high and stands on poles. The lodge therefore has a strict weight limitations and that’s the reason they receive guests at the outspans hotel where you only carry the essentials for the night.
There is not much game driving in Aberdare national park. Most guests watch the wildlife from the terrace or their wide windowed rooms when they come to drink water or lick salt at the water hole. The water hole is hugely popular with animals and you will get to see all kinds of animals come here for water. The treetops even has a wakeup call service where they wake you up at night when an important animal come to the water hole like a leopard or a rhino.
Dinner and overnight at the treetops lodge.
Day 6: Aberdare – Amboseli National Park
You will wake up to the singing birds of aberdare national park and the cool mountain air. Depart after breakfast for the outspans where your driver guide will pick you up for the trip to Amboseli. You will drive through the lush green kikuyu highlands with acres of green tea farms and coffee plantations.
Arrive in Nairobi in time for lunch. Continue your drive to Amboseli and arrive at 4:00pm to check into your lodge and go for an evening game drive until dusk. The mt Kilimanjaro is visible in the evening and it is such a magnificent sight.
Amboseli is a 390 sqkm park located some 230km south west of Nairobi and on the border with Kenya and Tanzania and under the shadow of Mt Kilimanjaro. The Amboseli offers the greatest views of mt Kilimanjaro peaks and is as such the second most popular park in Kenya. Amboseli is also home to more than 1500 elephants that are also the longest studied population with a research by Cynthia Moss that has lasted over 4 decades.
You will enjoy your game drive and drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. You can choose to stay in any of these lodges, Amboseli Sopa lodge, Oltukai lodge, Amboseli Serena lodge, AAlodge, Sentrim Amboseli Lodge, Kibo Safari Camp among others.
Day 7: Amboseli- Nairobi
Wake up to the great air of the Kilimanjaro and look out your window for the most beautiful yet humbling view of the Kilimanjaro in its entirety. The Kilimanjaro offers the best views early in the morning and late in the evenings. The morning views of Kilimanjaro are however the best by far. Take it all in. You will enjoy this view all morning during breakfast and in the morning game drive.
After breakfast, you will go for a long game drive until 0800hrs when you return to lodge and depart for Nairobi arriving at 1300hrs in time for lunch at your hotel. Drop off at your hotel or the JKIA airport for your flight back home after a great 7 day masai mara- Nakuru-aberdare- Amboseli safari.
Goodbyes and end of safari.
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8 Days: Eight (8) Days Samburu, Aberdare, Nakuru, Masai Mara Lodge or camping safari tours are offered as private or group joining in packages from Nairobi hotels. The tour starts from Nairobi direct to Samburu national reserve passing the equator at Nanyuki. This is one of the great tours for family vacation in Kenya for game drive, game viewing, bird watching, walking safaris, balloon safaris, night game drives, photographic safari and mountain viewing.
Day 1 of 8 Days Nairobi Safaris -Samburu National Reserve
Having spent a night in Nairobi to relax after the long flight into Kenya, the following morning our driver guide will pick you up from your hotel after breakfast to start your Kenyan safari. You will drive through the lush green central Kenya highlands passing some of the most scenic tea and coffee plantations. As you climb, you will experience weather changes from Nairobi and through the equator. At Nanyuki, you can see Mt Kenya peaks on your right side.
A scheduled stop at the equator will let you know you are standing at the centre of the earth’s two hemispheres. You start to drop into the northern Kenya and the green landscape suddenly turns into a dry semi arid shrubs and flat plains with scattered short stubby trees. The road is paved all the way and the ride is smooth.
The Ewaso Ngiro river divides this dry shrubby landscape snaking its way through the patched sandy earth with its characteristic green riverine forest of Doum palms, fronds and reeds. The river is the lifeline of Samburu ecosystem and all animals must come to the river atleast once in a day to quench its thirst in this rather hot and dry area.
You will drive into Samburu national reserve and check into any of these lodges Sopa Samburu, Samburu lodge, Sentrim Samburu, Sopa Samburu lodge or AA lodge, Ashnil lodge among others. If on a budget you have Umoja camping site, riverside camping site and the Ewaso ngiro river public campsite. Dinner and overnight in your lodge, tented camp or campsite.
Day 2, 3 of 8 Days Nairobi Safaris - Aberdare Treetop Lodge Safari Tour
On the next two days, you will be doing game drives in the Samburu national reserve. Game drives in Samburu are unique in that you only go to the river Ewaso Ngiro and wait for the animals to come to the river to drink as they must. You can spend a whole day at various points on the river Ewaso Ngiro watching all sorts of animals as they come to drink water.
The animals in Samburu and to the north of the equator are usually larger than those in the south and are unique to this area including the wide eared and horse like Grevy Zebra, the giraffe like gerenuk antelope, the long horned Beisa Oryx, the blue necked Somali ostrich and the very colourful map skinned. The animals in Samburu are very interesting to watch with their distinct shapes and sizes.
The game drives on day 2 are usually done in both Samburu national reserve and the Shaba national park. The Shaba national park has some of the most unique and dramatic landscapes with Ewaso Ngiro cutting shapes and rocks into some beautiful sceneries. The terrain is a land of contrasts scattered with blue-mountains forming a back drop of flat dry and patched earth which is then cut across by a snaking green belt of the Ewaso Ngiro.
On day 3, you will have an early game drive after breakfast and depart for Aberdare at 10:00am to check in by lunch time. You have lunch at the Outspans hotel in Nyeri town where you will leave your luggage for a 1 night stay at the Aberdare tree lodge called the Treetops lodge.
If staying at the Ark in Aberdare, you will have lunch at the Aberdare country club and leave your luggage and then transferred in a bus to the Aberdare for a night at the Ark. Both these lodges are located in the salient area and are raised above group hence their name as tree lodges.
They only allow limited luggage due to the fact that they are built on stilts literary. They both have rooms and restaurants and all public areas facing the water hole and salt lick and all animals come there day and night. They both have a room night wake-up call service where they wake you up if a rare animal visits the water hole like a black rhino or leopard.
Spend the night here watching the animals come and go at the water hole.
Day 4 of 8 Days Masai Mara Safari Tours – Lake Nakuru National Park Tour
Wake up to the singing birds of Aberdare forest park and have a hot breakfast. You will watch the animals for a while before transfer back to your base hotel (Aberdare country club or Outspans hotel) in Nyeri where your safari vehicle and driver guide will be waiting for you.
You will drive from Nyeri to Lake Nakuru national park arriving in time for lunch. Check into any of these Nakuru national park lodges like Nakuru Sopa lodge, Nakuru Sarova Lion Hill lodge, Lake Nakuru Lodge, or at any campsite, KWS Bandas or Hostels.
Go for an afternoon game drive at 16:00hrs till dusk to see the flamingos in their millions, the rhinos by the roadside, the lions on trees and the leopards escorting you on the game track. Nakuru national park is a 177sqkm area with lots of animals including the rare black and white rhino, the leopards, endangered Rothschild giraffes and other animals.
Dinner and overnight at the Nakuru Lodge or campsite.
Day 5 of 8 Days Nairobi Safari – Lake Nakuru and Lake Naivasha Rift Valley Lakes Adventure
You will rise up in the bowels of the Great Rift Valley and inside the greatest bird spectacle park –lake Nakuru national park. You will go for an early morning game drive after some coffee to see the early risers in the wilderness. You may get to see a rock python on an acacia tree or a hippo in the water, or a hyena snatching a weakling flamingo.
You will return to the lodge or campsite after a 2hr game drive. The breakfast is hot and with a wide variety of a buffet banquet. Thereafter you depart the Nakuru national park at 10:30am for Lake Naivasha with an enroute game drive.
Arrive at Lake Naivasha at 12:30pm and check into one of the many lodges here including Sopa lodge, Simba lodge, Lake Naivasha country club or into any of the budget campsites including fisherman’s camp, crayfish camp, Elsamere camp or hostels in town.
Enjoy a buffet lunch and go on a boat ride to the crescent island for a walking safari on the island in the midst of giraffes, wildebeests, gazelles and many other animals. Your driver will pick you up at the crescent island for a visit to the Crater Lake for some great views of the lake and birds paradise. Optional visit to a Masai village here.
Return later to your lodge or camp for a dinner and overnight at the shores of Lake Naivasha. You might here the occasional hippo right outside your tent or room mowing the grass at night.
Day 6 of 8 Days Nairobi Safari Tours – Masai Mara Game Reserve
The day starts with a warm sunshine reflecting its rays against the still waters of the lake right outside your room. You have spent another night right at the floor of the Great Rift Valley. You have taken in the sight and go to have an early breakfast at the African themed restaurant. Later on you depart the lodge for Masai mara at 8:30am.
Arrival in Masai mara is at around 1:00pm and you check in to your lodge like the Sopa lodge, Sarova mara camp, Simba mara lodge, Serena mara lodge, Keekorok lodge, mara luxury lodge, Mpata lodge among others. You may also be booked into one of the luxury tented camps in Masai mara including Olenana camp, Governors camp, Ashnil camp, Cottars camp 1961, Sentrim camp among others.
You could also be saving some money by staying at the budget semi-luxury tented camps right next to the park gates like mara Sidai tented camp, Masai Manyatta camp, Lenchada tourist camp, Enchoro wildlife camp, flamingo camp, Nubian tented camp, acacia tented campsite among many other Masai mara budget low cost camping sites.
Enjoy a great lunch and relax after the drive until 4:00pm when you will go for a late evening game drive when the sun is cooler and the animals more active. You will enjoy viewing the world’s greatest populations of animals in a single place.
Masai mara is a 1510sqkm area that is home to more than 3 million animals which gives it the highest concentration of antelopes, browsers and predators in the whole of Africa. The best game drive destination in Africa is the Masai mara game reserve. The plains are wide open spaces with undulating savannah grassland and uninterrupted by forests. You will see wildlife as far as the eye can see.
The Masai mara is also home to the world’s greatest migration of animals with more than 2 million wildebeests, zebras and gazelles crossing over 3,000km of a circular route from Serengeti in Tanzania into Masai mara Kenya in search of fresh pasture as they follow the rains. The Masai mara great wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular events in the months of July to October every year.
Tourists flock the Masai mara to watch the most dramatic wildebeest river crossing stampede at the already flooded mara river. The animals amass here by their thousands and in different locations on the river and when one jumps in, it becomes a mad rush for everyone to beat the crocodiles to the opposite bank.
Enjoy an evening game drive and return to lodge or camp for dinner and overnight with lots of stories over the campfire.
Day 7 of 8 Days Masai Mara Safari Tour
This day will be a full day of game drive in Masai mara with a picnic lunch at the river. It is the day that you will drive to the mara river to see the spectacular mara river crossing animal stampede. You will get to see live what you have always watched on Nat Geo. You will depart your camp or lodge and go to the mara river to watch the river crossing.
The wildebeests will gather on the opposite bank in their thousands but none wants to make the dive into the raging torrents of the flooded mara river. Pretty soon, the front flanks can hold the pressure from the rear wildebeests that keep on arriving and pushing from the back. It takes only one animal to make the mad jump into the water and what follows is chaos and mad rash for the opposite bank.
All of a sudden, every wildebeest and zebra wants to be the first to get to the opposite bank and escape the raging floods and the crocodiles in the water. Even the crocodiles are cautious and keep to the flanks to avoid being trampled on.
They will grab the occasional straggler at the edges of the file and have a snack before the main course. It’s not the crocodiles attacks that cause the most casualties at the river crossing but by the mere stampeding by the wildebeests which leaves some with broken limbs, spines and many drown from the whole mess. At the end of the crossing, tens of thousands wildebeests will be dead in the water and this is when the crocodiles have a feast of the year for weeks on end. Ohh but the stench!!!
Enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the picnic sites and later do a further game drive in the game reserve and return to the camp by evening in time for dinner and overnight. The stories at the bonfire are vivid this day. Dinner and overnight at the Masai mara lodge or camping site.
Day 8 of 8 Days Kenya Safari Tours – Masai Mara - Nairobi
The Masai mara yellow sun rays warms up the plains and it’s yet another day to discover what treasures are hidden in these aptly named “spotted plains”. The sun heats up the cool morning air and dries the dew on the grass as the birds chatter away and the lion roars sound even closer than the previous night. You will enjoy a hot breakfast and go on a morning game drive in the park.
Your motive for the day is to find the elusive animals that you may not have seen for the three days and 2 nights you have been in Masai mara. Look out for the leopards, black rhinos and other rare treats. This is your last game drive in Masai mara and you want to make it count by seeing as much as you can before departure.
Return to the Masai mara lodge or camp and check out departing for Nairobi at 10:00am with an enroute lunch. You will arrive in Nairobi late afternoon and drop off at your hotel.
This marks the end of an amazing 8 days of safari that has taken you through the arid north, the mountainous central, the wildlife viewing in the south of Kenya and the birds and of the Great Rift Valley lakes.
What is the Best Time to go and visit Masai Mara
Every day is great at the Masai mara since the animals are always here and the only migrating herds are the wildebeests of Serengeti that come and go. There are always the resident wildebeests that can be seen on any other day. Masai mara is very amazing all year round but there are some months that are more conducive to game drives than others due to the better weather conditions.
January to Mid March is a great time to go to Masai Mara and see the animals there since its summer months in Kenya.
April to June is wet season with heavy rains and game drives may be challenging due to wet park roads and sometimes you will get stuck. The up side with going to Masai mara during rainy season is that the prices are rock bottom and you can really get bargain prices for the most luxurious lodges and camps as this is a very low season for them.
July to mid October is the best time to visit Masai mara since it is the great wildebeest migration season and it corresponds with the summer season in Europe and North America. Most people are taking their summer vacations during summer and they want to see the wildebeest migration in Kenya as a family. This is by far the best time to come to Masai mara to see this world renowned spectacle.
November through December is a slow season but still a good time to tour Masai mara. There are lighter rains in this season which are not as disruptive as the long and heavier rains of April and May. The prices in October and November are also lower and there are less people.
This is the best time to avoid the crowds in Masai mara and have private and quiet game drives. The rains are intermittent and you can have a full week or two of clear skies which also makes for great pictures due to the green grass and cooler weather.
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