THE GREAT MIGRATION
A wildlife spectacle set up along one of the most sought after wildlife destinations around the world! A sight to behold and an experience to remember!
- Holiday Type
- AIR BALLOON
- Vacation Style₹₹
- Activity Level Easy
- Accomodation Type Luxury
Kenya is 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 on Earth takes place here! Lines of animals stretch as far as the eye can see across the plains. 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. As the animals throng, Crocodiles cruise the waters. Then the bravest takes the plunge into the swirling currents and thousands follow.
- Camp Location
When talking about wildlife, the location matters the most! Considering the same we provide you with the best accommodations where you are right at the center of all the action. Nestled right along the banks of the Mara River, the camp provides you with endless opportunities for spectacular game viewing with quick access to the main migration crossings on the river.
- Customized Safari Vehicles
The safari vehicle is one of the crucial aspects of wildlife photography. With customized safari vehicles along with 3-in-a-vehicle facility, we take care of all your needs. With fully open canvas windows you have the advantage of some exceptional angles combined with a comfortable shooting environment. One can even stand and shoot using the top opening, exploring some unique angles. Each participant has a whole row of seats, as well as provisions for beanbags on the open sides and on the roof.
- Charter Flights
Road travel is quite tedious and eats up a lot of time. Travel by private charter flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara and back, save all your valuable time for the wildlife spectacle in Masai Mara! We provide freight seats on internal flights for extra luggage as these flights have a strict luggage limit of 15kg per person.
- Off-Road Permits
Off-road permits provide you with endless opportunities for game viewing and photography. With very limited restrictions on your movement, you have the best opportunities to explore, observe and photograph the spectacular wildlife that is found here.
- In Camp Sessions
When not on game drives, we offer various sessions on the essentials of wildlife photography as well as review sessions to contemplate on the daily sightings and the photography work of the participants.
- Equipment Rental
We provide facilities for hiring photography equipment best suited for this expedition. You can always consult our Go Wild Mentors for more details and queries.
- Charter Flights, To and Fro From Masai Mara to Nairobi.
- Accommodation on a Full Board Basis in Mara.
- Best Guides in the Business.
- Game Drives in Exclusively Customized Photography Vehicles.
- Off Road Permits.
- Full Day Game Drives.
- Daily Photography Sessions.
- Bottled Water During Safari.
- All Park Entrance Fees.
- All Conservation Fees.
- All the Activities as Listed in the Itinerary.
- Airfare and Visa Fees.
- Yellow Fever and Adult Polio Vaccination.
- 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.
- Day 1 Nairobi-Masai Mara
A warm welcome awaits you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. We are picked up from Nairobi Airport & transferred to Wilson Airport for a 45 minutes flight to our camp in Masai Mara. We arrive in time for lunch at camp. Welcome and introduction, and then after lunch, we embark on our first afternoon game drive. We return to the camp after the evening game drive to relax in front of the campfire before enjoying sumptuous dinner at camp. Overnight at the camp.
- Day 2 to 5 Masai Mara
Enjoy full day game drives in Masai Mara. We are woken up with a pre-dawn tea, coffee and biscuits before we set out on our drive at 6:00 hrs to photograph in the best light of the day. A full day to enjoy the world’s greatest natural theatre of wildlife. With dawn to dusk game drives every day, you will see some of the best game in the world in the rich Mara paradise. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest and many more. The highlight would be to photograph the river crossings as the Wildebeest and other game scamper their way through the Mara River. These are for sure the most dramatic wildlife moments that one can witness! With the GW Photo Mentor leading the tour the opportunities for photographing the game would be endless! With on field guidance and off the field review sessions we take care that you make the most of the available opportunities. In the evenings enjoy your leisure time as we discuss the daily sightings in front of the campfire while we dig at the delicious cuisine that is offered. Overnight at the camp.
- Day 6 Masai Mara-Nairobi
Today we will go for a half day game drive till lunch. After lunch, relax at the camp thereafter you will be transferred to Ol Kiombo Airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi at 4:00 hrs. Transfer to Nairobi Airport for our international flights home.
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- What to expect during Kenya Migration?
Kenya is renowned for ‘The Great Wildebeest Migration ‘of millions of herbivores across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Migration is all about the Wildebeests! On this tour one gets a chance of witnessing thousands of wildebeest as they migrate to the grasslands of Masai Mara. The safaris during migration are action packed with wildebeest traveling across rivers & predators waiting for the hunt. Balloon safaris gives an additional joy as one can videograph these surreal scenes from the skies.
- 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. Exclusively customized photography vehicles are allotted for the safaris, having 3-in-a-vehicle facility. With fully open canvas windows you have the advantage of some exceptional angles combined with a comfortable shooting environment. One can even stand and shoot using the top opening, exploring some unique angles.
- Are off-road permits available?
Yes we do offer off-road permits for this tour. Off road permits provide you with endless opportunities for game viewing and photography. With very limited restrictions on your movement, you have the best opportunities to explore, observe and photograph the spectacular wildlife that is found here.
- What photography equipment should I carry for this tour?
A wide angle lens would suffice your need for taking good landscapes and photography in general. A lens with a focal length of at least 300mm is recommended for photographing birds and mammals, although larger focal lengths are always helpful. If you incorporate a zoom lens with a variable focal length instead, it could provide you with much more flexibility.
- Benefits of travelling with Go Wild?
Go Wild prides in being a wildlife expert and one of the very few who know 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. We suggest you to carry limited stuff as the internal transfers are by charter flights that have a strict luggage limit of 15kg per person.
- 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?
Migration is apt for photographers. This tour is one of the best opportunities for anyone who wishes to photograph some action packed scenarios. Apart from this, anybody who is fond of wildlife or is a first timer can book with us. We do have our regular departures for Kenya as well, for a detailed inquiry you can always ask our experts for advice.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.