Wildebeest Migration Safari / Hot Air Balloon Safari
Safari Starts: Nairobi
Safari Ends: Nairobi
Tour Duration: 5 Days / 4 nights safari
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
Day 2 to Day 5: Full Day Spent in the Masai Mara Game Reserve
Accommodations: Tented Lodges/Tented Camps
Description: 5 days safari to Kenya’s most famed game reserve for big 5, hot air balloon, Masai culture experience and the annual wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River.
This is a fun-filled Kenyan adventure safari in the heart of the Masai Mara, the home of the great wildebeest migration. The Safari starts with your arrival to the Nairobi City, the city under the sun via the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. As you head to your hotel, you will get to witness the bustling city of Nairobi. After the jet-lagged trip to the hotel, you will freshen up and unwind the evening at the comfort of your hotel, getting ready for the ultimate safari adventure in the Masai Mara the following day.
In the morning, you will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and then head on to meet up with your professional safari guide. The tour guide will give you a safari briefing of the wildlife you should expect to see, the Masai Mara Game Park Rules, travel duration to your destination and activities that you can participate while in the Masai Mara. Our tour guides are professional and English speaking, Multi-lingual tour guides are also available on your request.
Aboard the Safari to the Mara !
The Masai Mara Game Reserve is situated on the South-Western region of Kenya and is one of the most prestigious Game Parks in the world. Your journey from you hotel takes you through the scenic Rift Valley. While travelling through the Rift valley escarpments, you can opt to take a break for a photography moment at the Rift-Valley’s viewpoint. This 5 and a half hour journey across Kenya’s scenic Rift valley floor is truly memorable. You will get to spot monkeys, zebras, antelopes before even getting to the Masai Mara.
Upon your arrival, you will proceed to check-in at your tented camp in the Masai Mara. We choose the best accommodation facilities for you, the hotels or tented camps we opt for are in close proximity to the Masai Mara Game Reserve and therefore ideal while going for game-drives. After your delicious lunch at your hotel, you will proceed for an afternoon game viewing inside the Masai Mara. During this time of day, prides of lions are seen basking under the tall Savannah grasslands while cheetahs can be spotted stalking their next prey.
You will spend the following 4 days in the Masai Mara.
The Game park is home to the Big 5 wildlife that include; buffalo, lion, leopard, Rhino and elephants, they are Kenya’s largest animals. Other than the big 5, the Mara ecosystem is home to various wildlife and bird species. Including; giraffes, hippos, hyena, wild dogs, crocodiles while the birds include Ostrich,Grebes, Heron, Secretary birds, Vultures, Eagles among many more bird species.
The main attraction in this esteemed game park is the annual wildebeest migration safari. This migration occurs every year from July to September, with more than 500,000 wildebeest migrating from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania crossing over to the Masai Mara Game Reserve via the Mara River and also Talek River. The dramatic scenes are when the wildebeest and zebras cross over and the predators are hot on their heels to catch their next meal. It is truly an ideal photographic moment while on this safari.
It is truly the survival of the fittest.
After the scenic holiday safari in the Masai Mara, the 5 days tour comes to a close with a drop off to your Nairobi hotel or to the JKIA airport in Nairobi
Some of the activities that you can take part in while in the Masai Mara include:
- Hot Air Balloon Safari
- Masai Village cultural visit
- Guided Nature Walks
This is an ideal safari package that should be on your bucket-list. It is a true representation of an ideal African adventure holiday in Kenya. We can also help you customize this safari, you can choose to book a flight to the Masai Mara rather than taking the safari Land Cruiser or tour van, or even you can choose the type of accommodation you want to stay in. Contact us so as to make the best of your 5 days Masai Mara Migration Safari truly memorable
Transportation; Custom made 4×4 Tour Vans
Tour departure: Exclusive departures with a minimum of 2 travelers.
Learn More about the Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Nairobi-Masai Mara National Reserve
Masai Mara National Reserve - Mara River Crossing
Masai Mara National Reserve- big 5, Photography safari
Guaranteed price/safari confirmation
1 night Nairobi accommodation on bed & Breakfast basis
Transport on custom made 8 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
Full board accommodation whilst on safari
Complementary Nairobi airport transfers
All park entrance fees to include government taxes
Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
Unlimited game drives in Masai Mara as detailed in the itinerary
Drive to Mara River
Mineral water whilst on safari- kindly bring along your own portable water bottle
Start and end in Nairobi.
International flights , visas
Items of a personal nature
Any other extras not detailed in the itinerary
Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari
US$ 1300 per person
2 people traveling
US$ 1140 per person
4 people traveling
US$ 1080 per person
6 people traveling