by AdminSoa
March 31, 2014

June and July are the best time to book safari in Kenya.

Masai Mara Summer Migration Safari

The Migration Safari itinerary is specially aimed to those visitors that want to truly observe and enjoy the miracle of great Migration on Kenyan side. The Mara river crossing as well as calving season are the events that are not to be missed in Masai Mara. This itinerary is the shortest possible version for optimal enjoyment, but we recommend adding a few days if you have more time, then it will for sure be spent well among the wildlife of Kenya!
Here is basic 4 day Summer Kenya Migration Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

By around June and July climaxing in August and September the great phenomenon takes place in Masai Mara.
 Millions of the wildebeests have already arrived in Mara plains where there is much lush grass pastures.  The wildebeests try to close the Mara River to access the plains that have plenty of pastures. At this time the Mara River is swollen because of heavy rains on the Mau Escarpments and crossing becomes a dangerous affair for the weak wildebeests and they end up drowning and also because of the great stampede resulting from crossing at one point.
In the event of Great Migration, less is more. And time spent only in Masai Mara National Park, will be paid off with spectacular scenes!
You will depart your Nairobi Hotel after breakfast.  Drive through the floor of the Rift Valley to the world famous Masai Mara game reserve. Masai Mara is arguably the most popular game sanctuary in Kenya part of the vast Serengeti plains. You go past the Massai town of Narok arriving in Masai Mara in time for lunch.
At 1600 hrs enjoy a normal afternoon game drive in search for the big 5 before driving back to the Lodge at 1800hrs
Dinner and overnight at Lodge or Tented Camp selected from our options
Recommended Accommodation


Day 2: Full Day in Masai Mara



On this day we plan that we spend a full day in the reserve to enable us follow the spectacular wildebeest migration.
Therefore instead of early morning game drive at 0630hrs, we shall depart at 0800hrs after breakfast and we shall carry our picnic lunch boxes.
For the rest of the midmorning and early afternoon we shall spend in the reserve where virtually every other wildlife can be seen.
The attraction at this time of the year however is the annual wildebeest migration. The animals are seen in great numbers on the plains but we shall be looking for the dramatic crossing happening happening at River Mara where they are preyed on by the crocodiles. This is the most spectacular event to behold. You must not miss your cameras to record this amazing sight that is now been identified as one of the Wonders of the World.
In the afternoon we shall drive back to the Lodge for freshening up. You will have dinner and rest of evening at leisure.
Dinner & Overnight at Lodge or Tented Camp selected from our options
Recommended Accommodation

Proposed are only the most popluar picks by our clients, of course you may chooose from many more options in Masai Mara, from tented camps, lodges, to mobile seasonal camps. See all accommodation in Masai Mara

Day 3: Full day in Masai Mara Game Reserve


Since the crossing of the wildebeest is unpredictable, you may have been unable to see the crossing on day 2. On this 3rd day you will plan for the day together with your driver guide.
You may plan to spend another full day in the park following the migration and crossing or may opt for a morning game drive and evening game drive. You will be able to agree this with the driver guide.
 Dinner & Overnight at Lodge or Tented Camp selected from our options


Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi


We depart the Mara after breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving early afternoon. You shall have lunch at the Carnivore or Haveli restaurant before transferring to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your international flight back home OR overnight in Nairobi before proceeding to Arusha for your Tanzania safari.


All safaris we sell are available in budget, medium and luxury version. Contact us for more info or visit our site and brows other safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. However, if you travel between June and October, in terms of abundance of wildlife this safari will deliver the best experience.
You may also add balloon safari in Masai Mara and see the plans from the birds perspective. It takes time early in the morning before breakfast and needs to be booked in advance.
On request feel free to book fly in safari, save on time and fly instead to Mara and back to Nairobi.


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