7 Days Wildebeest Migration Kenya Safari

  • Nairobi - Amboseli National Park - Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara

Overview

Wonferful Wildlife Safari Kenya

Noted among the Seven Wonders of the World, the great annual migration of wildebeest in Kenya is the most exhilarating East African safari event that tops the list of a wildlife spectacle like no other. This natural event involves millions of wildebeest with hundreds of zebras, antelope species of gazelles, impalas, and elands with their newly-born young as they attempt to cross the vast Tanzania’s Serengeti plains northwards into Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve in search of food and water.

Highlights

  • Game drives
  • Photography sessions
  • English-speaking guide and driver
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners
  • 1-liter mineral water daily per person
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • Airport transfer

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 7.

  • 6 activity days
  • English
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During this safari, you will stay at several accommodations provided by Nature's Wonderland Safaris.

  • Night 1: Eka Hotel Nairobi
  • Night 2: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Night 3: Amboseli Sopa Lodge
  • Night 4: Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort
  • Night 5: Mara Sopa Lodge
  • Night 6: Mara Sopa Lodge

Notes

  • Maximum of 2 children is allowed to share a room with 2 adults.
  • Children 2 years and below are free of charge when sharing a room with adults.
  • Nature's Wonderland Safaris may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
  • Single supplement is available at an extra cost of 293 USD per person.

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) in Nairobi, you will have a meet and greet session with Nature's Wonderland Safaris' representatives. Thereafter, you will receive a short briefing about your safari which will give you a clear idea of the places you are going to visit as well as the accommodation arrangements. After that, you will get driven to your hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park

After breakfast, you will depart to Amboseli arriving at the foothill of the majestic Kilimanjaro in time for lunch. This is the best national park to visit to see these wonderful and huge creatures. After lunch, you will depart for a rewarding afternoon game drive until evening. You will stay overnight at a lodge.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

Spend a full day within this beautiful reserve viewing wildlife as well as birds and exploring the natural ecosystem that exists within this park as you view and photograph the scenic landscape which characterizes this park. Enjoy the morning and afternoon game drives.

Day 4: Amboseli National Park - Lake Naivasha

After an early breakfast, you will have a drive to the Great Rift Valley and Lake Naivasha arriving at a lodge in time for lunch (350 kilometers). With over 400 species of bird, this freshwater lake is a birding paradise.

Along the lake’s fabled waters, you will be bound to see some of the area’s more intriguing species such as hippos, giraffes, buffalos, and even the arboreal colobus monkeys. The rest of the afternoon will be at leisure or you can choose from a selection of optional excursions including guided walks with naturalists or boat rides.

Day 5: Lake Naivasha - Maasai Mara National Reserve

After breakfast, you will check out and depart to the Maasai Mara National Reserve, home to the big five and numerous plains' game and an undisputed paradise for the sheer quantity and variety of wildlife. Renowned for its lions and for the annual great wildebeest migration, Kenya's greatest reserve is as magical as your wildest safari dreams.

Everything about this reserve is outstanding. The wildlife is abundant and the gentle rolling grasslands ensure that animals are never out of sight. Birds, too, are prolific. Including migrants, well over 450 species have been recorded, among them, 57 birds of prey species.

Between July and October, when the great wildebeest migration happens in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the sensation is unparalleled. You will arrive in time for hot lunch at your camp. After that, you will proceed for a rewarding afternoon game drive until evening.

Day 6: Maasai Mara National Reserve

Spend a full day at leisure with morning and afternoon game viewing drives or a full day game drive in the reserve. You will be guided by the expert guides to spot the big five game among other like Thomson’s and Grant's gazelles, topi and elands, and many more species of plains' game offering a rich choice of food for the dominant predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs which hunt in this pristine wilderness.

In the Mara River, hippos submerge at the approach of a vehicle only to surface seconds later to snort and grumble their displeasure. Seemingly, the drowsy crocodiles sunbathe on the river banks mouth agape and wait with subtle cunning for prey at which to strike with lightning swiftness.

Day 7: Maasai Mara National Reserve - Nairobi

After breakfast, you will depart from the park and return to Nairobi. Upon arrival, you will get transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) to catch your departure flight to India.

On day 4, you can have an excursion to Lake Nakuru National Park which costs 150 USD per person inclusive of park fees and transfers (minimum 2 pax). Lake Nakuru National Park is a 1-hour drive from Naivasha. Depart with packed lunch boxes and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park.

Lake Nakuru is famous for a large variety of game that can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffes, black and white rhinos, waterbucks, reedbucks, lions, buffalos, leopards, baboons, and many other species. There are approximately 400 other species of birds found there.

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli lies immediately northwest of Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli National Park, the second most popular animal park after Maasai Mara, is 260 kilometers (160 miles) from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Large concentrations of wildlife occur here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty.

Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya's animals makes it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Amboseli National Park is known for its large herd of over 900 free-ranging elephants.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha lies in the Great Rift Valley and the name derives from the local Maasai name, Nai'posha meaning "rough water" because of the sudden storms which can arise.

Maasai Mara National Reserve

Maasai Mara is one of the best plains' game reserve where you can actually encounter a live Discovery Channel, a haven for viewing a congregation of all sorts of animals in a 5-mile radius: a pride of lions can be spotted ready to make a run for a gazelle. The climate is gentle, rarely too hot, and well-spread rainfall year round. Rain almost always chooses the late afternoon or night.

In total, you will be served 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 5 dinners throughout this safari. Pure vegetarian meals can be provided upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • 6 nights' accommodation
  • All park entrance fees
  • Daily meals
  • Game drives and transport in a 4x4 safari land cruiser with a pop-up roof for game viewing and photography
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meet and greet services at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • One-liter mineral water per person per day during safari
  • Services of a professional English-speaking tour driver / guide
  • Transfer from and to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Any other item not included in itinerary
  • Compulsory tipping to the safari guide / driver of 5 to 10 USD per person per day
  • International airfare
  • Optional activities like cultural visits, balloon safari, etc.
  • Visa entry fees into Kenya

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Nature's Wonderland Safaris' representatives will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

Testimonials

  • Review by Sheila Rogers from Canada

    "Our safari with Nature's Wonderland Safaris was, right from the beginning, full of adventure and surprises - all of which were outstanding. The safari was well-organized and well-designed for our needs. It ran very smoothly. Joseph Mwangi, our excellent guide and excellent birder, sent us an itinerary outlining what we should expect to see and where we would be staying. We traveled to a number of different areas of Kenya, all of which proved to be good wildlife viewing sites. The food and accommodations were very good and the leadership as well as the expertise of our guide, Joseph and our driver, John were excellent. I highly recommend taking a safari with Nature's Wonderland Safaris."

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  • Review by John and Regina from USA

    "Hi, Joseph. We want to thank you again for the wonderful trip. It was even better than we had hoped for. We are in awe of your birding skills! We got home last night after 2 long flights and lots of sitting around in the Zurich airport. The Nairobi airport had some shops and another Java House restaurant inside so our time there passed quickly. It is cold and snowy here! Thanks again, Joseph. We will do our best to get the word out for you that Nature's Wonderland Safaris is the choice for an amazing birding safari. This is the safari they booked."

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  • Review by Peter H. Gleick from USA

    "For birders seeking a single day or many days birding in and around Nairobi, Joseph and Nature's Wonderland Safaris is a delight. Joseph is a "birder's" birder. He knows where to go, he knows the birds and how to find them, and he teaches as well as educates while at the same time making sure you know what you're seeing. For those tired of animal safari experts who know nothing about birds and who want to focus on birds while also learning about the local environment, call Joseph!"

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