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.
During this safari, you will stay at several accommodations provided by Nature's Wonderland Safaris.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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