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The Great Migration in Maasai Mara

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      Camping, Culture, Discovery, Family, Game Drives, Guided Tours, Wildlife
    • Activity Level Fairly Easy
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    All about the The Great Migration in Maasai Mara.

    Overview of the Great Migration in Maasai Mara

    The Great Migration, a natural spectacle of epic proportions, unfolds annually in the Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. This awe-inspiring event involves vast herds of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles traversing the savannah in search of greener pastures, creating a breathtaking display of nature’s grandeur. This remarkable phenomenon is not merely a migration; it is a harmonious dance of life, an intricate tapestry woven with the threads of survival, adaptation, and ecological balance.

    Key Phases and Timing:
    The migration follows a cyclical pattern, driven by seasonal changes. Its narrative unfolds in distinct phases, each contributing to the symphony of this natural spectacle. The journey begins in the southern Serengeti, Tanzania, where the herds give birth to thousands of calves during the calving season from January to March. This phase marks the vulnerability of the wildebeest population and sets the stage for the subsequent stages of the migration.

    As the dry season progresses, the herds, now strengthened by the new offspring, embark on the long trek northward, fueled by the promise of fresh grass and water. The river crossing, a pinnacle of the migration, usually occurs between July and October when the herds confront the formidable Mara River, navigating its treacherous currents and facing the lurking danger of crocodiles. This is a defining moment, a breathtaking display of courage and instinct, as the wildebeests leap into the unknown in their quest for sustenance.

    Dynamic Ecosystem and Interconnected Species:
    The Great Migration is not a solitary affair; it is a dynamic ecosystem in motion. The wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles move in tandem, forming an intricate tapestry that sustains life in the Mara. This mass movement attracts predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas, creating a delicate balance of predator and prey, where survival hinges on strategy, speed, and adaptability.

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

     Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
     English-speaking guide or client’s native language
     Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
     Meals according to the itinerary
     Mineral water
     All mentioned activities
     All national park fees and taxes
     Local Flights
     Airport pick up and drop off

    What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.

     Flights(international)
     Optional Activities
     Alcoholic and soft drinks
     Visa fees
     Tips
     Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
     Travel Insurance

    1. DAY 1 ARRIVAL

      -Arrive at your destination in Kenya and settle into your hotel.

    2. DAY 2 MAASAI MARA ARRIVAL AND GAME DRIVE

      – Early morning drive to the Maasai Mara.
      – Arrival in time for lunch.
      – Afternoon game drive to explore the wildlife and landscape of Maasai Mara.

    3. DAY 3 WILDEBEEST CROSSING - FIRST ENCOUNTER

      – Early morning departure to the river to witness the spectacular wildebeest crossing.
      – Spend the day observing this natural phenomenon, where thousands of wildebeests brave crocodile-infested waters as they migrate.
      – Capture the unique dynamics and behaviours of the migrating herds.
      – After a thrilling day, return to your accommodation for relaxation and overnight stay.

    4. DAY 4 MORE WILDEBEEST CROSSING

      – Head back to the river for another day of witnessing the wildebeest crossing.
      – Continue to capture the various aspects of this incredible event.
      – Take in the mesmerizing sights and sounds of the migration.
      – Return to your accommodation in the evening for a well-deserved rest.

    5. DAY 5 CULTURAL IMMERSION

      – Start the day with an early breakfast and a morning game drive.
      – In the afternoon, visit a Maasai village to experience their rich culture and traditions.
      – Engage with the local community, gaining insights into their way of life.
      – Participate in traditional activities and rituals.
      – Return to your accommodation for the night.

    6. DAY 6 MAASAI MARA TO MOMBASA

      – Enjoy a morning game drive in Maasai Mara.
      – Return to prepare for your flight to Mombasa.
      – Fly to Mombasa and relax in your coastal surroundings.

    7. DAY 7 LEISURE AND BEACH DAY

      – Take a break from the safari adventure.
      – Spend the day relaxing at the resort or enjoy a refreshing walk on the beach.

    8. DAY 8 WASINI ISLAND ADVENTURE

      – Embark on an early morning adventure to Wasini Island.
      – Explore the Kisite Mpunguti Marine Park, encounter dolphins, and enjoy an unforgettable snorkelling experience.

    9. DAY 9 MOMBASA EXPLORATION/RELAXATION

      – Choose between an optional guided tour around Mombasa, visiting the historic Fort Jesus or exploring the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage(at an extra cost)
      – Or dedicate a day to pure relaxation at the resort, unwind and savour the coastal atmosphere.

    10. DAY 10 DEPARTURE

      – After a leisurely breakfast, transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
      – Conclude your memorable Maasai Mara and Mombasa vacation in Kenya.

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    Single person and Couple package

    ACCOMMODATION

    LUXURY

    NAIROBI SERENA HOTEL

    MARA SERENA SAFARI LODGE

    SERENA BEACH RESORT

    MID-RANGE

    GOLDEN TULIP NAIROBI

    MARA KIMANA CAMP

    MARA KIMANA CAMP

    BUDGET

    GOLDEN TULIP NAIROBI

    SENTRIM MARA

    DIANI SEA RESORT

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
    Tour package inclusionsItems that are included in the cost of tour price.

     Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
     English-speaking guide or client’s native language
     Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
     Meals according to the itinerary
     Mineral water
     All mentioned activities
     All national park fees and taxes
     Local Flights
     Airport pick up and drop off

    Tour package exclusionsItems that are not included in the cost of tour price.

     Flights(international)
     Optional Activities
     Alcoholic and soft drinks
     Visa fees
     Tips
     Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
     Travel Insurance

    Package Confirmed Dates Trip Status Trip Status Price (PP) Excluding Flights Price (PP) Including Flights  
    June 1, 2024 - September 15, 2024
    BUDGET SINGLE PERSON
    $8,200.00
    $0.00
    June 1, 2024 - September 15, 2024
    BUDGET COUPLE PACKAGE
    $11,950.00
    $0.00
    June 1, 2024 - September 15, 2024
    MID-RANGE SINGLE PERSON
    $8,800.00
    $0.00
    June 1, 2024 - September 15, 2024
    MID-RANGE COUPLE PACKAGE
    $12,700.00
    $0.00
    June 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024
    LUXURY SINGLE PERSON
    $9,900.00
    $0.00
    June 1, 2024 - September 15, 2024
    LUXURY COUPLE PACKAGE
    $14,500.00
    $0.00
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