5 Days Masai Mara wildebeest migration & Big 5 experience
The five-day Masai Mara Wildebeest Migration Experience Safari begins in Nairobi and concludes there as well. It involves travelling to Kenya’s most famous national park (Masai Mara national reserve). The reserve covers roughly 1,510 square km of land. The reserve depicts a true African wilderness with vast grassy plains, rolling hills, and scattered trees—often the acacia tree species. The great wildebeest migration, which involves millions of wildebeest and zebras migrating from Tanzania’s Serengeti national park to Masai mara across the mara river, may be one of the most popular wildlife movements in the world. The movement’s motivation is said to be the seeking of new grassland to set large herds free.
The main highlights include
- Wildebeest trail drive.
- Game drive in the park.
- Big five safari.
Day 1: Transfer from airport to hotel in Nairobi.
Arrive at the airport, where our amiable safari guide will greet you as you leave the lobby. Transfer to your hotel in Nairobi while keeping in mind that you have a morning safari. Overnight at your lodge for dinner.
Day 2: Nairobi to the Masai Mara National Reserve
Awaken to a day full of fantastic opportunities and marvellous adventures. Get picked up from the hotel by your guide, then drive to the Masai Mara. It will take you around 5 hours to complete the drive. The safari will reward you with stunning views of the verdant countryside. Arrive at the park and perhaps have lunch and a quick nap.
Set out on a sundowner game drive in the Masai Mara reserve in search of wild animals, paying particular attention to the “big 5” — lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffaloes. In addition to other animal and bird species, there are also cheetahs, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, and wildebeests. Enjoy the incredible game drive before returning to the resort for supper and an overnight stay.
Day 3: Masai mara, game drive and Mara River.
Your safari trip isn’t ended yet; get up in the morning to eat breakfast in the wild before leaving the lodge and heading to the Mara River for lunch. As you travel to the river in a game drive, expect to witness herds of zebras and wildebeest crossing the Mara River as you approach it. It’s beautiful to watch the wildebeests take a leap of faith to bridge the Nil River, which is heavily populated by mighty crocodiles who are always ready to make quick work of the passing animals. Leave the river and return to your accommodation in time for dinner and the night.
Day 4: Masai mara national reserve trailing the wildebeest
Get to cap off your five-day wildebeest migration trip with a tonne of activities and a tour of the Masai Mara. On a game drive, you can look for the big 5 while pursuing the migrating herds of wildebeests. Explore the park via hot air balloon (extra charges applicable), a peculiar method that costs an additional 450 dollars. As you go on a game drive, keep in mind that the park is home to over 450 different species of wildlife, so the experience is excellent because you may see these animals up close.
Expect to see a variety of antelope species, warthogs, hippos, crocodiles, ostriches, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, leopards, elephants, lions, cheetahs, rhinos, zebras, giraffes, several species of antelope, etc. The annual migration of wildlife from the Serengeti to Masai Mara at the Mara River crossing is known as the wildebeest trail. Your game drive will follow the migrating wildebeests along their various pathways. You will return to your lodge for dinner, and an overnight stay as the sun sets.
Day 5: Masai mara – Nairobi.
Get up early, eat breakfast, and then depart the lodge as you say goodbye to the Mara wilderness. After making quick pauses at the rift valley to take in the breathtaking vistas, continue to Nairobi, Kenya’s busy metropolis. Continue to the capital, where you will arrive in the afternoon. After lunch, you will be dropped off where you choose.