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5-Days Masai Mara Migration Tour

Overview

This Kenya safari takes you through three different game viewing destination that include Aberdares, Lake Nakuru and Masai Mara national reserve to witness wildebeest migration, wildebeest crossing river, classic Flamingo birds from Lake Nakuru and the world’s experiential migrating animals from the masai mara game reserve. Here you will experience the 5 big cats and many other Kenya wildebeest migration.

Itinerary (summary)

 Activities, Hotel & Meals
Day 1

Nairobi - Aberdares National Park

  • A visit to the floodlit waterholes of The Ark
  • Here expect to see Elephants, Buffalos and other wild animals
  • Relax at the Aberdares Country Club before check-in at The Ark
  • Meal plan: half-board (L,D)
Day 2

Aberdares - Lake Nakuru

  • From the Ark, transfer to the Aberdares Country Club
  • Drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
  • Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/Lake Nakuru Lodge
  • Meal plan: half-board (L,D)
Day 3
Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

  • Drive to Masai Mara national reserve via the Great Rift Valley
  • Arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch
  • Afternoon go for game drive till dusk
  • Dinner and overnight at Mara River Camp / Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar.
  • Meal plan: Half-board
Day 4

Masai Mara Game Reserve

  • Early morning game drive in the Masai Mara
  • After lunch at the lodge you proceed for an afternoon game drive till dusk
    • Dinner and overnight at Mara River Camp / Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar.
    • Meal plan: Full-board
Day 5

Masai Mara - Nairobi

  • At an extra cost fly over the Masai Mara in a Hot air Balloon as you view the wildebeest migrate
  • Or take a game drive as you leave the Masai Mara to return to Nairobi
  • (End of tour)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi - Aberdares National Park

We shall visit the Aberdares icy rivers on our 5 Days Masai Mara Migration tour in Kenya, spectacular waterfalls and rain forests, Here expect to see Elephants, Buffalos and other wild animals a visit to the floodlit waterholes of The Ark. From Nairobi, take a 2hrs 50min drive to the Aberdares Country Club. You pass through the industrial town of Thika and the intensely cultivated farms of the central Kenya. Relax at the Aberdares Country Club before. After Lunch be taken to The Ark for check in.

Dinner and overnight at The Ark / Aberdares Country Club. Meal plan: half-board (L,D)

Day 2: Aberdares - Lake Nakuru

Lake Nakuru claim to fame is anchored on its flamingo’s and the over 400 species of birds found here. This soda lake on the floor of the Rift Valley is host to millions of flamingos and an important refuge for endangered species particularly Rothschild Giraffe, black and white rhino. After breakfast at the Ark, transfer back to the Aberdares Country Club. Then drive to Lake Nakuru in time for lunch at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge/Lake Nakuru Lodge. At 15:30 hrs proceed for an afternoon game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Sarova Lion Hill Lodge / Lake Nakuru Lodge. Meal plan: half-board (L,D)

Day 3: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

Our 5 Days Masai Mara migration tour in Kenya will commences with a drive from lake Nakuru to Masai Mara game reserve, Kenya’s most famous and finest game sanctuary. The Masai Mara Migration offers wildlife in a variety and abundance that it is hard to believe, over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see the Big Five-Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Leopard and Elephant. The famous Masai tribesmen live within the dispersal area of the game reserve. Drive to Masai Mara national reserve via the Great Rift Valley to arrive at Masai Mara in time for lunch at camp/lodge. After lunch relax then late Afternoon go for game drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Mara River Camp / Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar. Meal plan: Half-Board

Day 4: Lake Nakuru - Masai Mara

06:30hrs early morning game drive in the Masai Mara to view the masai mara animals. Return to the masai mara accommodation/lodge for breakfast. You spend the rest of the morning for leisure. After lunch at the lodge you proceed at 15:00hrs for an afternoon game drive till dusk.

Dinner and overnight at Mara River Camp / Mara Serena Safari Lodge or similar. Meal plan: Full-Board

Day 5: Masai Mara - Nairobi

06:30hrs At an extra cost Take the opportunity to fly over the Masai Mara in a Hot air Balloon as you view the wildebeest migrate. The balloon package includes a champagne breakfast in the wild!! If you can spare the money, viewing abundant game afloat a balloon is an unforgettable experience hence making our Masai Mara Migration tours in Kenya more interesting.

OR

After Breakfast and check out have a game Drive as you leave the Masai Mara to return to Nairobi arriving at around 13:00hrs.

(End of tour).

Included in tour:

  • Accommodation as per the above safari description
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary above
  • All transfers and transport, park fees, hotel accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide

Not included in tour:

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratitudes to safari staff

Accommodation for this Safari

  • The Ark Lodge

    The Ark Lodge

    Set in the heart of the Aberdare National Park, the Ark overlooks a floodlit waterhole and salt lick, which attracts a host of awesome wildlife.

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  • Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

    Sarova Lion Hill Lodge

    Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge overlooks the spectacular flamingo pink rimmed Lake Nakuru. Its location affords panoramic views of the lake and the picturesque Lake Nakuru National Park.

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  • Lake Nakuru Game Lodge

    Lake Nakuru Game Lodge

    Lake Nakuru Lodge is situated in Lake Nakuru National Park. The park is famed for its abundance of white rhino, and for the wide variety of birdlife, notably flamingos and pelicans, found on the striking lake that lies in the centre of the park.

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  • Mara River Camp

    Mara River Camp

    Mara River Camp is nestled at the foot of the Oloololo Escarpment and on the North West boundary of Kenya’s famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, on a beautiful forested bend of the majestic Mara River.

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  • Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge

    Mara Serena Safari Lodge in the Masai Mara Game Reserver, a world where dramatic sights and experiences are enhanced by gracious service and five-star amenities. The lodge is perched high on a bush-cloaked hill with sweeping views of the savannah and the meandering shoreline of the Mara River.

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Destinations

Aberdares National Park

Aberdares, Kenya

Stunning view of Mt. Kenya from Aberdares National Park

Aberdare National Park is one of the major national parks in Kenya that offer exceptional hiking terrains and stunning views, the park is located between Mount Kenya to the north and the Great Rift Valley.

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Lake Nakuru National Park

Lake Nakuru, Kenya

Flamingoes at Lake Nakuru National Park

The Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the top tourist destinations in Africa, famed for the Flamingos that flock to its shores to feed on the Cyanophyte Spirulina Platensis that live in its alkaline waters. It is a very important breeding ground and stop over for many species of birds, and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara, Kenya

The wildebeest migration at the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Masai Mara National Reserve is considered a “must see” for any visitor traveling on safari in Kenya. It is on the “to do” list of most Kenyan visitors because the park is graced by a wide variety of unique and exquisite wild life and birds.Masai Mara is the best place to see all of the “Big Five” animals (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalo) together. The famous wildebeest migration also takes place at the Mara.

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