Kenya Wildlife Photo Safari July – October 2018 Wildebeest Migration
Kenya is probably the best African country for affordable game viewing and wildlife photography. It is a safe country, where the wildlife is accustomed to people and to a close approach by vehicles. Wildebeest Migration safari, is now officially known throughout the world as, “The seventh greatest wonder in the world”. Many have come back time and again. They have witnessed this mass movement of wild animals roaming free through unspoiled and savage wilderness. The air fills with the click- click of the cameras tirelessly. You have not seen something like this before!!!
Day 1: July -October 2018: Arrive Nairobi – Fly- Maasai Mara
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on KQ 765 at 0550hrs, you will be met by our Company representative and transfer to Wilson Airport for your mid-morning flight to Maasai Mara Game Reserve. On arrival at the airstrip you are met by your host and transfer to Ashnil Mara Tented Camp. You’re now in Maasai country, where sedentary crop farming gives way to nomadic cattle herding. Red clad, spear-wielding Maasai warriors tend their multi-colored herds among the wild animal of the Loita Plains, admirably unimpressed by the presence of large predators.
You will have your first game drive in this vast game reserve after lunch. Dinner and overnight at the luxury tented camp
Approx Flight Time: 1hr
Meal plan: (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 2: July -October 2018: Full Days Maasai Mara
Spend full day in Maasai Mara, Kenya’s most popular game sanctuary. Morning and afternoon game drives ….. Where you have the best opportunity of spotting the “Big Five” Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Rhino and Elephant. Besides, this will be the peak of the annual wildebeest migration hence the park will be teaming with the migratory animals plus the predators. Indeed you have a good chance of seeing a river crossing, and can choose to spend at least one full day out in the park with picnic lunch boxes.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3: July -October 2018: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
We continue to explore this miraculous area on our morning and afternoon game drives. At the northern extremity of the unique Serengeti Ecosystem, blessed with a permanent water supply, the Maasai Mara has a thriving, permanent population of plains game, augmented in the dry season by the migration of more than 3 million gnus and zebras from the vast, parched Serengeti plains. Of the hunter’s “Big Five” Elephants, Buffalos, Lions, and Leopards are quite common, while even the much rarer rhino might come out of the thicket for you. Hyenas are plentiful and the cheetahs, 60-miles-per-hour daytime hunters are often seen. This is one of the most Spectaculars sights in the world. At sunset we will visit a section of the Mara River where we hope to see many hippos.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4: July -October 2018: Maasai Mara Game Reserve
Game viewing/Photography: Sunrise and sundown are the greatest moments for game viewing in these mystic plains, a time where the soft red hues of the sun will give you an added natural richness to your photographs with the clarity of the actual African Savannah. The vast, open grasslands of the Serengeti-Mara are home to over 3 million large mammals. These include over 1.4 million wildebeest, which migrate in an enormous, straggling herd each year between the southern parts of the Serengeti to the northern part and back again. With them move other herbivores such as gazelles and zebras, also looking for the best grass. Along the way they provide food for big predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. Here we learn about and see firsthand the intricate web of dependency that binds the different species together. Each animal has adapted to its own niche and to the other animals that surrounds it. Here we see nature at its most subtle and, sometimes, most cruel as each animal struggles to survive and reproduce. All meals and overnight at Entim Mara Luxury Tented Camp/ Mara Sala’s Luxury Tented Camp/ Mara Toto Luxury Tented Camp/ Mara Plains Luxury Tented Camp
Meal Plan” (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5: July -October 2018: Back to Nairobi/Out
After breakfast check-out and transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Nairobi. Upon arrival proceed to Carnivore Restaurant for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your flight back home KQ 764 departing at 2035hrs.
Meal Plan: (Breakfast End of our services)
While using ENTIM MARA LUXURY TENTED CAMP & 4×4 Landcruiser only
|COST IN USD||3,695||3,199||3,034|
While using MARA Rianta Exploreans LUXURY TENTED CAMP & 4×4 Landcruiser only
|COST IN USD||3,805||3,310||3,146|
While using MARA SALA’s CAMP & 4×4 Landcruiser only
|COST IN USD||9,280||8,658||8,452|
While using MARA TOTO LUXURY TENTED CAMP & 4×4 Landcruiser only
|COST IN USD||6,914||6,296||6,089|
- Complimentary airport transfers using a safari minivan
- Park or reserve entrance fee where applicable
- Scheduled return flight Wilson-Maasai Mara- Wilson Nairobi
- Service of a professional English speaking driver guide
- 4 Nights Accommodation at Masai Mara on either of selected Camp and all meals while of safari
- Private transportation in a 4×4 land cruiser with open or pop-up roof ideal for game viewing and sightseeing while on safari.
- Game drives as per the itinerary
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Government taxes
- Complementary lunch on day 5
- Complimentary Bottled mineral water while on safari
- Complimentary temporary membership with Flying doctors evacuation service during the duration of the safari. This covers only evacuation to a reputable hospital in case of an emergency hence its’ not a medical cover.
- International Airfares, Visas (Currently US $ 50 (in Kenya)
- Any Nairobi Accommodation.
- Tips to the driver guides, Inoculations and personal insurance
- International flights and departure taxes
- Optional activities and excursions, items of personal nature such as beverages, telephone, postage etc
- Hot air Balloon flight in Maasai Mara – US $450 per person (optional)