Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the Wildebeest Migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya in July through to October. Crossing the Mara River alive is a highlight of the migration as crocodiles lie in wait for a free meal. In the Maasai Mara they are hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores.
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Day 1: JKIA to Ole Sereni Hotel
Evening arrival JKIA and transfer to Ole Sereni, accomodation booked on Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Transfer to Nakuru
We spend the day in Nairobi and explore the attractions; We leave Ole Sereni at 9 am and drive to Sheldrick for the 11 am visit (fee US$ 7 per person payable direct), later head on to Giraffe centre (US$15 per person -payable direct) have lunch and head on to the Nairobi National park for an afternoon game drive watch the sunset and head back to our hotel, accommodation on Bed and Breakfast at Ole Sereni Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Maasai Mara
Today we drive to the Maasai Mara. Depending on the road conditions, we will use the Mau Narok route or the Mai Mahiu route. The drive takes you through Narok, a colorful Maasai town where we can opt for a short stop before we proceed to the Maasai Mara. We arrive at the Reserve just in time for lunch at the Mara Sentrim Camp. In the afternoon, we embark on our first game drive in the vast Maasai Mara which is regarded as the Seventh wonder of the world. The Mara is an extension of the Serengeti in Tanzania. The “Big Five” are found here. With some luck, we may spot some of them today. We return to the camp at sunset for our dinner and overnight stay.
Day 4: Full day Masai Mara Game drives
Today we can opt to spend the entire day on a game drive with packed lunch or have an early morning and evening game drive with lunch at the camp/lodge. Our driver will advise us on the best choice the previous evening for the best game viewing opportunity. The wealth of wildlife at the Maasai Mara is unrivaled in Africa, particularly during the migration of the wildebeests from July to October when thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras enter the Maasai Mara from the Serengeti followed by predators. Dinner and the overnight stay will once again be at Mara Sentrim Camp.
Day 5: Full day Masai Mara Game drives
This day will be spent exploring the vast Maasai Mara plains with leisurely en-route game drives. After breakfast, you will check out of your rooms for transfer to the Matira Camp at a different location in the Mara. You will traverse this wildlife-rich reserve from East to West. The Mara ecosystem hosts the highest concentration of wild animals than any other game reserve in the region. Elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo, antelope, warthog, hyena and many more animal species are found in the Mara. Lunch, Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Matira Camp.
Day 6:Full day Masai Mara Game drives
Early morning game drives before breakfast. Today you have an opportunity for optional balloon ride excursion (Excursion at extra costs and the excursion must be pre-booked). Further morning and afternoon game viewing drives will ensure that there is no dull moment in the Mara. Simply stated, the Maasai Mara is a one-stop for game and scenery viewing. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be at the Matira Camp.
Day 7: Drive to Naivasha for lunch
Breakfast before checking out for a drive to Lake Naivasha. After checking into your rooms and a hot lunch, you have the opportunity to explore the lake shores. Optional boat excursion on this lake which has a lot of hippos, which you can easily spot and also have an option to visit Hellsgate. Dinner and overnight stay will be at the Lake Naivasha Sopa Resort.
Day 8:drive back to Nairobi for evening departure
Today we have the day at Leisure, early lunch before departing for Nairobi for evening departures.