THE GREAT MIGRATION MARVEL
An epic journey across nations, a phenomenon of great numbers. Millions of Wildebeest, hundreds of predators and a chance to see them all in action.
Activity Level Easy
Accomodation Type Premium
The vast savannahs 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 savannah 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.
- Charter Flights, To and Fro From Maasai Mara to Nairobi.
- Accommodation on a Full Board Basis in respective camps.
- Bottled Water in Camp.
- Game Drives in Exclusive 4×4 Open Landcruiser & Qualified Driver Guides.
- 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.
- 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.
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 evening game drive to relax in front of the campfire before dinner at camp.
Overnight at Mara Leisure Camp.
Our first full day in the 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 theater of wildlife with at least three game drives every day. You will see some of the best game in the world in these paradise plains. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest and many more.
Overnight at Mara Leisure Camp.
After an early morning game drive in the Mara plains we will return to the resort. After check out we proceed to the Mara Triangle in safari vehicles, reaching just in time for lunch. The sumptuous lunch is followed by an evening game ride. You will see some of the best game in the world in these paradise plains. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest and many more.
Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 4 and 5
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 theater of wildlife with at least three game drives every day. You will see some of the best game in the world in these paradise plains. Elephant, Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Zebra, Giraffe, Wildebeest and many more.
Overnight at Mara Serena Safari Lodge.
Today we will go for a half day game drive till lunch. After lunch, relax at the camp thereafter you will be transferred to Mara Airstrip for your flight back to Nairobi at 4:00 hrs. Transfer to Nairobi Airport for our international flights home.
The camp property is inside the Masai Mara National Reserve in the heart of one of the best wildlife viewing areas, which means you won’t waste time getting to the action. We’ve picked a spot where animals come to drink, Hippos laze in the shallows, Elephants bring their calves for a playful dip. The forest around the camp is home to many beautiful birds from rare Trogons and Turacos to nesting Hornbills. Only eight tents ensure peace and privacy at the camp. Large comfortable tents are designed to offer guests the traditional safari experience of times gone by. The tents are luxurious with handmade furniture. The Camp hosts a bar and a dining tent facing the Mara River which serves a variety of delicious cuisines prepared from fresh ingredients. It allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy the interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.
- What to expect during Kenya Migration?
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. 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.
- 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?
Migration is apt for photographers. This tour is one of the best 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. Children of any age group, accompanied by adults can be a part of the safaris. For detailed inquiry 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.
- What photography equipment should I carry for this tour?
The normal kit 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.
- 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.