Four Day Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari

Four Day Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari

Short Overview

Often dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World, the annual Wildebeest Migration sees more than a million wildebeest and zebras make the trip from Tanzania's Serengeti into Kenya's Maasai Mara.

This four day itinerary offers you the opportunity to experience the massive movement of animals yourself, and perhaps even catch the high drama of a river crossing in the process.

You'll spend two full days out on the Maasai Mara tracking the movements of the Wildebeest Migration and chasing the Big Five. You're sure to come back with a lifetime of memories.

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Dec to Mar - Calving Season

December to March
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Details

Details of Four Day Maasai Mara Wildebeest Migration Safari

DAY 1 - NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA

Departing from Nairobi after breakfast, you will drive along the floor of the famous Great Rift Valley on your way to the Maasai Mara.

Along the way, you'll stop at the Great Rift Valley viewpont for a stunnning panorama of the lakes, plains, and volcanic terrain that dominate the region. You'll later stop in the Maasai town of Narok to stretch your legs before continuing on to Kenya's most famous reserve.

You'll arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and then head out on an afternoon game drive in the park.

DAY 2 - MAASAI MARA

Wake 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.

DAY 3 - MAASAI MARA

Since 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.

DAY 4 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI

You'll bid farewell to the Masai Mara after breakfast and return to Nairobi for your onward travel.

Included

  • All meals on the safari. When staying at lodges it will be on full board basis and when budget camping then our accompanying chef will prepare delicious warm meals.
  • All Park entrance fees & taxes.
  • All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
  • Camping equipment if applicable (tents mattresses sleeping bags pillows table and chairs)
  • Flying Doctors rescue insurance for the time of the tour with Shadows of Africa.
  • Game safari to national parks as specified
  • Hotel/lodge/camp accommodation for the duration of the safari.
  • Private 4x4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch and sliding windows for 360 degree view of the wildlife surrounding you
  • First aid kit - Every safari vehicle comes standard with a fully stocked first aid kit. Our guides are all trained in providing basic first aid.
  • Spare tires - for any unforeseen issues that may arise on bumpy African outback
  • Charging station - Each car includes a charging station so you can charge your phone, camera battery, or laptop while on the road.
  • WIFI - Our Tanzanian vehicles come standard with WiFi so that you can stay connected while on the road.
  • Tea & Coffee - Every safari departs with a box including coffee and tea that can be enjoyed at any point during your safari.
  • Binoculars - 1 pair per car
  • Professional English speaking safari and tour guide / driver
  • Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
  • Wildlife tours according to your itinerary preferences.
  • All game viewing activities specified Safari
  • Excluded

  • Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
  • Entry visas
  • International flights
  • Laundry
  • Please read our Terms and Conditions
  • Tips and gratuities to safari crew - recommended: 15-20 USD per day to safari driver
  • 10 – 15 USD per day to safari cook
  • Travel insurance
  • Addons

    Itinerary in Brief


    • DAY 1 - NAIROBI - MAASAI MARA Game drive. (L,D)

    • DAY 2 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. Optional balloon safari. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 3 - MAASAI MARA Full day game drive. Optional balloon safari. (B,L,D)

    • DAY 4 - MAASAI MARA - NAIROBI Transfer. (B)

    B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

    Attractions


    • Two full days in the Masai Mara.

    • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration.

    • Chance to see a river crossing.

    • Big Five game-viewing.

    • Optional hot air balloon safari.

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    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    World Class Guides & Unlimited Game Driving

    Our drivers are all fluent in English and all have at least a decade of safari experience. Our guides are chosen to be personable and knowledgeable, and with no limit on drive distance – you can game drive from dawn until dusk.
    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Specialized Safari Vehicles

    Our safari fleet is made up of specially customised 4x4 Toyota Land Cruisers equipped with large windows, pop up roof, phone charging stations, comfortable seats, and a fully stocked supply of water, coffee, and tea.
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