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Ken 02: 10 Nights/11 Days Migration Safari Kenya

The annual wildebeest migration safari at Masai Mara in Kenya is a natural cycle that takes place between July and October. The migration safari in Kenya is a dramatic story and it starts in Serengeti in Tanzania, climaxing at Masai Mara in Kenya during the crossing at the crocodile-infested Mara River. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the wildebeest migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike.

The calving season for wildebeests takes place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March before the wildebeest migration begins heading towards the western Serengeti in June. The best time to see the migration safari in Masai Mara is usually between July and October when the wildebeest congregate and prepare to cross the famous Mara River. Between December and January the wildebeests gradually begin their migration safari back towards the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Day 1: Nairobi – Amboseli

Our Kenyan representative will receive you at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. After safari briefing, depart for Amboseli National Park to start your wildlife safari in Kenya. Lunch at Amboseli Sopa Lodge followed by afternoon game drives in the park in search of herds of elephants, giraffes, lions, and a variety of other animals and birds.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge  

Day 2: Amboseli

Full day in Amboseli with morning and afternoon game drives to cover other areas of the park and in search of the wildlife you may have missed the previous day. If you wake up at dawn, you’ll be able to see the snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Amboseli Sopa Lodge  

Day 3: Amboseli – Nairobi – Masai Mara

After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara via Nairobi. Lunch at Jacaranda Hotel in Nairobi and then continue with your journey to Masai Mara Game Reserve through the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Arrive at Ashnil Mara Camp late afternoon. If time allows, set off for game drives till sunset in search of the Big Five.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 4-6: Masai Mara

Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and on the look out for herds of wildebeests grazing in the Mara plains or crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Optional evening visits to Masai cultural village to learn their culture and dances.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Accommodation: Ashnil Mara Camp

Day 7: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru

After breakfast, depart Mara for Lake Nakuru. Lunch at the Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge followed by an extensive afternoon game drives in the park. Besides the flamingos that the lake is famous for, there are approx 400 other species of birds visiting the lake. Also, many species of game can be found in the park including the introduced Rothschild's giraffe, black and white rhino, waterbuck, reedbuck, lion, buffalo, leopard, baboon and many species of plains game.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Lion Hill Game Lodge

Day 8: Lake Nakuru – Samburu

After breakfast, depart for Aberdares National Park, with a brief stop at Thomsons Falls. Continue driving northward through Nanyuki town, crossing the northernmost foothills of Mount Kenya, until you reach Isiolo town and then down into the thorny landscape of Samburu country.

After lunch in your lodge, set off for afternoon game drives in the park. This area boosts of unique northern species of wildlife which are not found in any other part south of equator, here you will find the Grevy zebra, Beisa Oryx, Reticulated Giraffe, Somali Ostrich, the long necked gerenuk, herds of elephants and their predators abound. The life-giving Uaso Nyiro River plays a major role in the ecosystem of this region.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Samburu Camp

Day 9: Samburu

Before dawn you head out in search of Africa's wild cats. After the game drive, you return to the lodge for breakfast and some R&R “rest and relaxation", read a book/novel, sunbathe or perhaps go for a refreshing dip in the uniquely designed swimming pool. After lunch, set off for afternoon game drives till sun set.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Sarova Samburu Camp

Day 10: Samburu – Aberdares

After breakfast, depart for the nearby Aberdares National Park. Access to the park with private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment and wildlife.

At Outspan Hotel in Nyeri, you’ll board a Treetops Lodge van for transfer to their lodge. The Treetops Lodge overlooks two waterholes and a salt lick, both of which attract a great variety of animals. On clear days you can even see the snowy peaks of Mount Kenya.

The lodge boasts two photographic hides at ground level – a great way to get up close shots of unsuspecting rhinos, elephants, bucks or even lions. It has 4 decks and a rooftop-viewing platform. There's even the option to be woken by an experienced hunter if one of the “Big Five" (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard or rhino) visits during the night! Coffee and liqueurs are served in the comfortable lounge, which features picture windows and trees growing through the building.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Treetops Lodge

Day 11: Aberdares – Nairobi – Depart Home

After breakfast at your lodge, you’ll be transferred back to Outspan Hotel in Treetops Lodge van. Reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Nairobi through Central Kenya. Stop at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi for complementary lunch (paid by Adventure African Jungle Ltd). Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your international flight home.