6 Day Masai Mara Migration Experience Safari
The Kenyan migration safari will focus on the Masai Mara wildebeest migration season that runs between the months of July to December. it will focus on the main Kenyan National parks namely Amboseli national park known for its highest concentration of elephants and host to the highest mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro), Lake Nakuru with the highest number of both black and white rhinos, and the "eighth wonder of the world" The Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration and the big five.
Day 1 : Nairobi To Amboseli
You will be picked up by our company representative and handed over to your friendly experienced driver guide from the airport or your accommodation facility in the morning for a scenic drive southeast toward Amboseli National Park arriving at the camp in good time for lunch. Embark on your first afternoon game drive exploring the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush, and open plains in search of wildlife.
Amboseli National Park (392 sq km) is famously known for the breathtaking panoramic view of Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest freestanding mountain on earth and the tallest in Africa (5,895m). Amboseli is also an Elephant’s paradise where the massive African savannah Elephants roam from swamp to swamp, grazing all day. Because of the abundance of water and pasture, the bull Elephants here weigh up to 6 tons. Other animals to be spotted here are Cheetahs, Zebras, Giraffes, Wildebeests (Gnus), Gazelles, Hippos, and many others Herbivores.
Day 2 : Amboseli - Amboseli
Leave the camp after breakfast, Carrying your packed lunch to be enjoyed in the wild. Spend the whole day exploring the marshlands and swamps of Amboseli which are Fed by subterranean water channels, Water is abundant throughout the year and so is the pasture. Elephants and various other herbivores and are found here. You will retreat to the lodge late in the afternoon after a long exploration of this 392km sq. park.
You also have an option of Starting the day with an early morning game drive to search for animals when they're at their most active, Then return to the Lodge for a relaxed breakfast and lunch.
Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in camp reading your favourite book or writing your journal about the safari or just listening to your favourite music while observing the birds – don't stress, The animals will be doing the same – then head off again in the afternoon at (16:00hrs)for another drive through the park. Return to the lodge at sunset for dinner and over night.
Day 3 : Amboseli to lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast, we drive west for a scenic view toward Lake Nakuru National Park. You will have a stopover at the spectacular Great Rift Valley viewpoint to stretch your legs and photograph the contrasting landscapes. Lunch will be local cuisine served at a local restaurant en-route to the park or an English buffet at your lodge. After lunch, proceed for a game drive in the park and thereafter return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Nakuru is among Kenya's finest national parks. It is gorgeous all year round, and boasts of rocky escarpments, patches of yellow-barked acacia forest and a waterfall. It is home to flamingos, both black and white Rhinos, Lions, Leopards, Buffaloes, and the endangered Rothschild's Giraffes. The southern end of the lake is the best place to see wildlife. The forested area below the Rhinos cliff is a favourite Lion-spotting point where Lionesses love to sleep in the trees. Leopards frequent the same area.
Day 4 : Lake Nakuru to masai mara
Today after breakfast, you will drive through the Rift Valley floor to Masai Mara National Reserve arriving at the lodge in good time for lunch. Embark on your first game drive in the reserve this afternoon in search of the big five and other herbivores that roam around in this beautiful savanna. Return to your lodge at sunset for dinner and overnight.
One of our favourite places to look for wildlife in Kenya is the Masai Mara National Reserve. That's because the wildlife here is incredible, with big cats (lions, leopards and cheetahs) and elephants among the highlights. There's a very good chance you'll also see giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas, and, of course, impalas. And bring your binoculars, because more than 500 species of birds have been recorded in the reserve. It's a place of beautiful savannah landscapes as well, with lots of acacia trees.
Day 5 : Masai Mara - Masai Mara
This is a full day spent game viewing across the rich tree studded grassland and rolling hills of the famous "Eighth Wonder of the animal World". The Mara is renowned for its great herds of plains game animals like leopards, Cheetahs & Lions. It also has numerous Elephants and virtually every other type of wildlife to be found in Kenya. You will have a full-day game drive in Masai Mara National Reserve.
Your lunch today is picnic lunch boxes in the savannah under a flat-top acacia tree while watching the animals grazing. Continue with the game viewing on-route to your camp, arriving at your late in the afternoon after thoroughly exploring this massive grassland savannah measuring 1,500sq km.
You have an option of booking a balloon ride today which takes off early in the morning. After landing, the crew helps you out of the basket and escorts you to a lovely setting for a bush breakfast. It is a lifetime experience and worth the price.
Day 6 : Masai mara To Nairobi
After a leisurely breakfast, Proceed to Loita Hills Tepesua village (approximately 40 min from Masai Mara en-route to Nairobi), home of the Maasai people, which is known for championing Maasai women’s health and girl child education. Arrive and be welcomed by traditional Maasai warrior song and dance, then your host will explain the details of Maasai warrior training.
Take a walk to the community village which was founded to alleviate the poverty of Maasai widows, who traditionally are not allowed to inherit property. The village offers support, safety and economic growth through the ‘Tepesua Widows Income Project. Proceed to Nairobi with an optional celebratory lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant. Later you will be dropped off at your hotel in Nairobi or at the airport to mark the end of your Safari.
Note: We can arrange for a walking and boat ride safari excursions at Lake Naivasha crescent sanctuary if you have a late-night flight (A little detour to Nairobi).