THE GREAT MIGRATION
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Luxury
The vast savannas of Kenya are world famous for the abundance of wildlife found in their plains. Straddling the Equator, and stretching from the Indian Ocean, spread in the Great Rift Valley and beyond, Kenya is a country of huge variety and exceptional beauty. Kenya is also renowned for ‘The Great Wildebeest Migration ‘of millions of herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. After the rains when the first flush of grass turns the Masai Mara’s golden savanna green, the most mesmerizing wildlife spectacle takes place here : The Great Marvel of Wildebeest Migration. Lines of animals stretch as far as the eye can see across the plains. They come to give birth to their young and the grasslands echo with the sounds of the new-born. It is a time of plenty. But it is a time when the predators too are drawn from all around. High above on the hot winds the carrion birds, the vultures and eagles, soar. In the long grasses Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards and Hyenas prowl. Most dramatic of all is the moment when the migration arrives at the Mara River. They must cross it to reach the rich grazing. As the animals throng, Crocodiles cruise the waters. Then the bravest takes the plunge into the swirling currents and thousands follow. Situated right inside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, our campsites are ideally placed to let you to be at the heart of the Great Wildebeest Migration.
- Accommodation on a Full Board Basis in Standard Rooms Except Where Indicated Otherwise.
- Ground Transport in 4×4 Open Landcruiser, With Window Seats and Pop-Up Roof Ideal for Game Viewing.
- Services of an English Speaking Safari Guide.
- Mineral Water and Snack Hampers During Safari.
- All Park Entrance Fees.
- All Conservation Fees.
- All the Activities as Listed in the Itinerary.
- GW Wildlife & Photography Expert Throughout your Journey.
- Airfare and Visa Fees.
- Yellow Fever and Adult Polio Vaccination.
- Bottled Water in Resorts.
- Extra Safaris.
- Personal Travel or Trip Cancellation Insurance.
- Laundry and Telephone Charges.
- Alcoholic Beverages and Soft Drinks.
- Tips and Gratuities.
- All Applicable Taxes.
- Things Which are not Mentioned in Inclusions.
A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by our Go Wild expert. Thereafter, you will depart for the Resort. Your quest begins at 2,134 metres above sea level in the dense rainforest, draping the slopes of Mount Kenya. The panoramas surrounding Resort will delight you with their dramatic features. By day, cool, clear mountain air and sweeping views across the treetops beckon with opportunity for discovery and exploration. An open-air deck gazes down to a water hole bustling with elephant and buffalo herds. As darkness approaches, the trees surrounding the hotel come alive in a wall of sound as creatures of all manner begin their nocturnal rituals. Overnight at the Camp.
After Breakfast, you will depart for the journey further, to the home of the Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary where we will enjoy a lovely game drive. We will see Lions, Elephants, Buffaloes and many other plains game and if we are lucky even a Leopard. Dinner at the camp followed by an optional Night Game Drive which can be booked at the camp. Overnight at the Camp.
A relaxed rise today as we will enjoy a lovely breakfast followed by a full morning of game driving in this beautiful region. We will also visit the Rhino Sanctuary where we will find Baraka the Blind Rhino and many other plains game. We will also visit the only Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya here during our game drive today. Return to the camp for lunch followed by a short siesta and thereafter an evening game drive to see more wildlife. Enjoy. Dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Ol Pejeta-Great Rift Valley
After a hearty breakfast you will depart for Lake Elementaita, one of the soda ash lakes in the Great Rift Valley, which is the perfect home for tens of thousands of flamingos. Arrive in time for lunch at the Camp. After a sumptuous lunch, have the afternoon at complete relaxation as you enjoy swimming or a walk around the lake shore followed by dinner and overnight at the Camp.
Great Rift Valley-Masai Mara
After a hearty breakfast you will depart for the fabled Masai Mara National Reserve. The enormous reserve is actually part of the vast Serengeti plains famously known for its spectacular great wildebeest migrations and its home for the big five Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Buffalo and Rhino. Arrive in time for lunch at the Lodge. After a sumptuous lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game drive to see the game of savannas. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
Day 6 and 7
A relaxed rise followed by a hearty breakfast and thereafter a full day game drive with picnic lunch to see the varied game of the Masai Mara. This region is the Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary where you will have the best opportunity of spotting the Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant). Optional visit to a local Masai Village. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.
After a hearty breakfast you will depart for Nairobi. On arrival into Nairobi quick Shopping at Masai Market. Later you will be transferred to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home.
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- What to expect when in Kenya?
Straddling the Equator, and stretching from the Indian Ocean, spread in the Great Rift Valley and beyond, Kenya is a country of huge variety and exceptional beauty. It consist of a variety of ecosystems each having its uniqueness. It is made up of a mosaic of evergreen forests, wetlands and grasslands. Kenya has variety of wildlife, the famous ‘Big Five’ and the various endemic species found here make it a wild-lifer’s paradise. Traveling in 4×4 land cruiser’s and experiencing the blissful balloon safaris is a cherry on the top!
- Are there any prerequisites for travelling to Kenya?
Yes, apart from having the Visa, vaccination for Yellow Fever and Adult Polio is mandatory for travelling to Kenya. These vaccinations are mandatory in many countries including India.
- What is the usual sharing in vehicles & accommodation?
The accommodations are always on double sharing basis unless otherwise opted for. Single sharing basis attracts an additional nominal fee, while triple sharing allows you to be eligible for a small discount.
Open Landcruiser Jeeps (non AC) are allotted for the safaris, with window seats and pop-up roof for game viewing. Specific Photography Mentoring Tours have 4-in-a-vehicle.
- Is it safe?
Open jeep safaris & even nature trails conducted by us follow the highest safety standards, and we take all necessary precautions involved. We respect the wild animals and their comfort, and keep adequate distance while photographing them. However its worthy of noting, that being cautious goes a long way in preventing any mishaps.
- How is the climate in Kenya?
As Kenya is quite close to the equator, it does not experience a real summer or winter. Throughout the year it is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 20 – 28 degrees Celsius.
- Who all can be a part of this tour?
Anybody who wishes to see the African Jungles, photograph the exclusive wildlife or anyone who simply wishes to enjoy the luxury which Kenya offers can book with us! Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For detailed inquiries you can always ask our experts for advice.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
Go Wild prides in being a wildlife expert and one of the very few who knows Africa in and out! Traveling with us means thorough knowledge about wildlife, interactive sessions, photography tips and luxury stay.
- What do I pack for my travel?
We recommend you to wear comfortable clothes with colors that will go with the nature. Avoid bright colored clothing. A sun cap / hat along with a warm jacket or sweater is a must. We will provide a detailed list of things to be carried before the tour.
- Can I get Veg/ Jain food?
Apart from the stays in Forest Rest Houses; food menu is usually tailor made according to the group. Veg food is available at all locations, and Jain food can be arranged for if informed at the time of booking.