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    $2275 p/p in USD
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Claudious Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Kenya,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

The Great Wildebeest Migration in the plains of East Africa is one of the world’s most spectacular displays of wildlife behavior as thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures, stalked by predators. Already known for its abundance of animals, the thundering arrival of the annual wildebeest migration adds to the Masai Mara National Reserve’s rich wildlife.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Nairobi, end in Nairobi

Great Wildebeest Migration

The great wildebeest migration is one of the most thrilling natural spectacles on earth as thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change. Every July (or sometimes August), the wildebeest traverse the plains of the Serengeti and Masai covering over 600 miles (960 km) from Tanzania’s Serengeti plains, northwards to the Masai Mara where the Mara River is the final obstacle. In October or November, once they have feasted and the grass has all but gone, they turn around and go back the other way.

Predators such as lions, cheetahs, vultures, hyenas and many more follow the migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories. The giant African crocodiles lie in wait patiently as the big herds come to cross the river or to drink.

The great wildebeest migration attracts nature enthusiasts, filmmakers and photographers who come from around the world to witness one of Africa’s most dazzling cycles of life. Many have come back time and again to witness this mass movement of wild animals roaming free through unspoiled and savage wilderness.

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 2,275 per person

What's Included

  • Extensive Game drives
  • All meals included while on safari
  • Full Board Accommodation while on Safari
  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees
  • Safari vehicles carry mineral water
  • Guaranteed window seating with open top for easy photography
  • Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari
  • Professional Photographic Safari guide
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to and Back
  • Transport in 4×4 Toyota Mini Van

What's Excluded

  • International Airfare
  • A visit to a Masai Village
  • Accommodations in Nairobi
  • Cost of obtaining passport and visas
  • Gratuity for your professional driver guide, Porterage/ waiters at hotels
  • Sundowner bush cocktails and bush dinner
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue
  • Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 470 US Dollars), Nature walks etc
  • Personal expenses such as travel insurance, excess baggage fee, communication charges, laundry
  • Beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Claudious Tours and Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Claudious Tours and Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Today we travel from Nairobi to the exotic Sweetwaters Tented Camp in the secluded heart of Ol Pejeta Ranch and Rhino Reserve, arriving in time for lunch at Maiyan Lodge. After lunch a game drive is planned in the park coming back to the lodge later in the evening.

Dinner and overnight: Sweetwaters Tented Camp  
Meal plan: Lunch and dinner

Today we get a closer look at the conservancy during two extensive game drives. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus predators – cheetah and black-manned lion – hiding amidst acacia trees. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience.

Dinner and overnight: Maiyan Lodge 
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we drive through the Great Rift Valley to Lake Nakuru National Park arriving in time for lunch. On our way, we will stop at one of the highest towns in Kenya, Nyahururu at an elevation of 7,700 ft to see the Thomson Falls, which is 236 ft. After lunch at our lodge, an afternoon game drive is planned where you may see white and black rhino and Rothschild giraffe as well as a good chance of seeing the elusive leopard.

Dinner and overnight: Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru 
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Masai Mara National Park, arriving in time for lunch at Mara Keekorok Lodge. This enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti Plains, famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migration and home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo and leopard. Game drive will be conducted after lunch, then proceed to the lodge for an enjoyable dinner.

Dinner and overnight: Sarova Woodlands Hotel in Nakuru 
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

We spend the day in the Maasai Mara, one of the greatest wildernesses in the world, on morning and afternoon game drives. Large mammals are varied, abundant and easy to see. Resident mammals include Maasai giraffe, eland, topi and thousands of plains game such as impala and zebra.

After breakfast, the search for great predators and perhaps even cubs continues today during extensive game drives. On the plains are enormous herds of grazing animals plus the elusive cheetah and leopard hiding amidst acacia boughs. We also visit a Masai village and glimpse life so ancient and yet so enduring that it astonishes.

Dinner and overnight: Keekorok Lodge 
Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

After breakfast, we drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant. After a late lunch, you will be escorted to the airport for your onward flight that takes you home with a smile and a lifetime of memories.

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