Be prepared to be astonished by the Mara Triangle’s vastness and the largest concentration of migratory game animals on the planet.
The “great wildebeest migration” is a big loop each year between the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara National Reserve. It is impossible to predict the exact time of the migration as it is predicated on the eco-system’s long and short rains. Regardless, you are guaranteed to see wildebeests wherever you go. Both parks contain large elephant herds, huge lion prides, leopard, cheetah, rhino, and Cape buffalo (the Big 5). The Serengeti eco-system, which includes Kenya, is home to hundreds of exotic birds, including rare birds of prey.
An early morning drive to Maasai Mara National Reserve includes your complimentary pick-up in Nairobi and a thermos of Kenya coffee or tea.
The moderate property is IL Muran Lentim Eco Camp, a small, private camp created to give you a comfortable bush experience. They have Wi-Fi, full board, a restaurant and bar, a private balcony, and an outdoor community firepit.
The Luxury lodge is Sanctuary Olonana Camp, one of the 10 best luxury safari lodges in Kenya. This exceptional lodge represents the perfect fusion of location and form in the bush. Each of the 14 glass-sided suites opens to views of a private stretch of the Mara River. This property is where the famous last scene from “Out of Africa” was filmed. A private and secluded clearing is prepared for an elegant dinner in the middle of the African bush. As the sun swiftly sinks, enjoy a sundowner by a magnificent log fire. The table setting is sophisticated and elegant with wildflower arrangements, and candles flicker in the darkness, throwing golden lights on the table as you dine. After dinner, retire to the warmth of the campfire where brandies or liquors are served during your contemplation of the African night. Hot air balloon safaris are available at an additional cost
A full day in the Maasai Mara National Reserve. This is a very large reserve, and there is a lot of ground to cover, including the banks of the Mara River.
A full day in the Maasai Mara includes a visit to the Mara Elephant Project.
Drive to Serengeti National park, on the other side of Mara Bridge.
The moderate package is Serengeti Wild Camp. This tented camp in the heart of Serengeti Park has Wi-Fi, wonderful food, and a bar & restaurant with full board.
The Luxury property is Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, which means ‘in the bush’ in Swahili. Their remarkable luxury tents are packed up and moved in a style evocative of the exploring pioneers during the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. The camp follows the wildebeests and zebras in their annual migration cycle. This extraordinary escape is located at two different locations in the Serengeti, inviting you to intimately experience the migration. In addition to sophisticated private tents, the main tent flows into lounges and dining wings. All open to reveal the soul-stirring landscape and the spirit of the land. Savor international and traditional Tanzanian flavors conjured up by the Chef and his team, and evenings can be spent gathered by the traditional fire pit to exchange stories under starry skies and listen to tales of wildlife encounters. The property offers Wi-Fi and full board.
A full day exploring the wildebeest migration. In addition, a 5-hour Serengeti balloon safari is available for $599 per person.
Watch the predators as they follow the migration and explore the Serengeti Hippo Pools.
Return to Nairobi with a morning game drive on the way north
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Starting at $2,855 each –– $5,710 for 2 adults
Starting at $3,675 each –– $7,350 for 2 adults
*The lodges mentioned are not guaranteed as they may be sold out on the dates you require.
When this happens, we go with a comparable property in quality and price.