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Mombasa Mara wildebeest migration safari

Migration Overview

Wildebeest Migration Overview

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The Great Wildebeest Migration is one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”.

Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration; over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Masai Mara National Reserve were they will be hunted, stalked, and run down by the larger carnivores.

 MARCH TO MAY

The herds spread out as the rains fall, then can be seen massing with their young. By April they are shifting slowly north into the central Serengeti. May finds them moving in columns into the Western Corridor whose grasslands are maintained by the flood waters of the Mbalageti and Grumeti Rivers.

JULY TO AUGUST
The cool, dry months. The herds mass on the western wooded grasslands. The famous rut usually occurs in the Seronera area, then crossing the Grumeti, two flanks can appear rapidly moving west and out of the park, with the other flank heading north towards Lobo, reaching the Mara usually by Aug. The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Masai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. This is one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive risking the flood waters and the jaws of crocodiles.

SEPTEMBER TO OCTOBER

The nomadic herds are found on the well watered expanse of open and bushed grasslands of the Mara as these are usually the driest months in the Serengeti. The short rains are not far away.

NOVEMBER TO FEBRUARY

The herds head south feeling the rains coming, moving into the eastern woodlands of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation area. By Jan they settle on the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti, Dec to Jan being the peak for the birth of zebra foals and late Jan to Feb of wildebeest calves. The predators are close by. Calves are usually on their feet within 3 minutes but the young are very vulnerable.

Safari

Safari Overview

  • Explore Nairobi before and after safari
  • Discover the jewel of Kenya’s Wildlife Masai Mara
  • Game drives at the famous Masai Mara Game Reserve
  • Huge amounts of wildlife and birdlife to be seen.
  • Spectacular accommodation at Sentrim Hotels
  • All Hotels & Airport transfers included.
  • Daily departures subject to minimum 2 persons booking

 Masai Mara’s Wildlife / Masai Mara Game Reserve

The Masai Mara reserve is Kenya’s most popular game park in Kenya. It hosts an amazing concentration of wildlife. In many cases it is the reason why people come to Kenya in the first place. One look is enough to explain its appeal: this is classic African savanna, and the sheer density of wildlife is amazing. You are guaranteed to see the Big 5. Lions abound throughout the park, leopards, cheetah, hyenas, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, topi, baboons, warthogs, buffalo, zebra, elephants, and of course hippos, crocodiles in the Mara River and the authentic Maasai community who live around the park.

The Wildebeest  Migration

The Wildebeest Migration takes place within Kenya and Tanzania and is the greatest wildlife show on earth. Between the open plains of the Masai Mara and Serengeti and, 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 weak prey as they make their way into different territories

Wildebeest Migration timing changes annually and it is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event henced we advise clients to contact our offices regulary for update email sales@masaiafricasafaris.com. The calving season takes place in the Serengeti between the months of January and mid-March before the Wildebeest Migration begins heading towards the western Serengeti in June. The best time to see the migration is usually between June and August when the wildebeest congregate and prepare to cross the famous Grumeti River. If you are in the Masai Mara you can expect the wildebeest to make their arrival as early as July, but they generally arrive between August and September and remain in the Mara between October and November. Between December and January the wildebeest gradually begin their migration back towards the Serengeti. Masai Africa Safaris is the Leading Safari Company in Wildebeest safari hence you are guaranteed to join a group if you don’t want to travel alone which is more expensive.

Itinerary

3 Days Masai Mara Air Safari from Mombasa

Day 1: Mombasa/Diani – Masai Mara

Pick up from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Moi airport/Ukunda airstrip for your light aircraft to Masai Mara. Met upon arrival by the Sentrim Mara mini-bus or 4 x 4 land cruisers at the airstrip and transfer to your lodge for lunch. Afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Sentrim Mara
Approx transit time: 3½ hrs
Meal plan day 1: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2: Whole day at Masai Mara Game Reserve wildebeest site

After breakfast, check out with packed lunch for the great migration experience. Spend the all day at the Mara River watching the Wildebeest Migration. Returning to your lodge is late in the evening.

Dinner and overnight stay at Sentrim Mara

Meal plan day 2: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3: Masai Mara Game Reserve- Mombasa / Diani Airport

After Breakfast take morning game drive,morning at leisure with early lunch. After lunch transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft to Mombasa airport/Ukunda  airstrip. Met upon arrival and transfer to your respective beach hotel. End your 2 days Masai Mara Safari.

Meal plan day 3: {Breakfast & Lunch}

Approx transit time: 5½ hrs

Where you will stay

Sentrim Mara Tented Camp

Sentrim Hotels offers you quality and affordable accommodation in Kenya’s top Safari destinations Sent rim Kenya Hotels & Lodges offers accommodation for both the Safari and business travelers. The Hotels is in two of Kenya's biggest cities namely Mombasa and Nairobi.

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Wildlife you will see

During your holiday you will have the chance to see the animals pictured below

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