This is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles. It involves close to one and half million wildebeest and their migration partners, zebra and gazelles followed by their predators.
The migration covers a distance of 1000 km annually, from Serengeti national Park in northern Tanzania to Masai Mara game Reserve in southern Kenya.
In March and April, there is plenty of grass in southern Serengeti. By the end of May, which is the mating season for the wildebeest, dry season creeps in and the grass dries.
The migrating herds move to western Serengeti in search of feeding pastures. By July, the migration crosses Mara River to the fresh sweet grass in Mara Reserve. In October, the migration returns to Serengeti.
The greatest challenge in the migration is the crossing of Grumeti River in Serengeti and Mara River especially for the young calves normally born in March. Hundreds of them drown as they cross the swollen Mara River. They provide easy meals for crocodiles and vultures. This is a memorable and life changing event where you behold the magnificence of nature.
*Wildebeest migration itinerary.
Jea 030 Nyumbu safari.
This safari highlights the eighth wonder of the world-the wildebeest migration passing through the golden plains of Masai mara and their final plunge into the Mara river, this natural phenomenon have been captured over the years and will be a memorable sight to behold.
DAY 1. You are picked from your Nairobi hotel after breakfast and head for the Mara National reserve, which is world famous for its huge number of lions and a variety of other game.Arrive Mara Chui camp or similar in time for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon gamedrive in this sprawling and beautiful park. Dinner and overnight at the mara camp. (FB)
DAY 2. After an early breakfast, leave your camp with picnic lunch boxes, today’s aim is to penetrate the Mara reserve further in search of huge herds of wildebeests and zebras.
Arrive at the banks of Mara river by midmorning checking for availability of big herds of wildebeests already concentrated on the crossing points and ready to make a daring plunge into the mara river, which is concentrated with ravenous crocodiles, you are about to witness one of the most amazing natural phenomenon in this park, the wildebeest crossing.
Later look out for a convenient acacia tree shade to have lunch, you will be overlooking the golden savannah of the Mara reserve.
After late lunch another game drive will commence en route and on your way back to the camp.
Arrive your camp in the evening to enjoy a sunset. Dinner and overnight at the camp. (FB)
DAY 3. Early morning game drive, then back to the lodge for proper breakfast and refreshing. At about 0900Hrs you leave Mara for Nairobi arriving late in the afternoon.. (B)
Other activities of the day; – A cultural visit to a masai manyatta.
– A guided nature walk by a resident masai Moran.
Cost of this safari;
- $ 1,050 1 pax.
- $ 750 2pax
- $ 650 3pax
- $ 550 4 pax
- $ 480 5-8 pax.
Cost is per person sharing basis.
Included in this cost;
- Accommodation on full board basis.
- Transport in a customed safari minivan.
- Services of an English speaking guide.
- Park entrance fees.
- A bottle of water every day.
- Drinks alcoholic and non alcoholic.
- Tips and gratuities.
- Extra activities.
- Air fares
- Items of personal nature.