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Migrate with the Migration Safari Kenya & Tanzania

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Masai Mara Serengeti Migration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The annual Wildebeest Migration at the Maasai Mara is a natural cycle that replenishes and renews the grasslands of East Africa. Each February, around 1.3 million Wildebeest gather in the Serengeti to calve. They slowly mass into a huge single herd, until the dry season withers their supply of fresh grass. The scent of rain to the North begins to draw the herd throughout July, and soon the planet’s greatest animal migration is underway. This is one of the remarkable wildlife attractions that make’s Kenya one of the best wildlife destinations in the world. Kenya’s most popular attraction, the Mara was awarded its title for its sheer volume and variety of game.
This is the total sensory experience holiday. Your senses are constantly stimulated by the sights, smells and sounds of the Mara and its many inhabitants. The thrill of leaving camp at dawn, in search of big cats is an experience that is difficult to repeat…exceptionally memorable. Join us from the months of July through to October for a first hand experience of this phenomenon!

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Day 01: Nairobi – Masai Mara Game Reserve
Pick-up from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and depart for Kenya’s famous game reserve. You start the day venturing through the Great Rift Valley travelling to the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves, the Masai Mara. The Mara is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. You arrive at the camp for a late lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game-viewing drive.
Dinner and overnight at Keekorok Lodge LDBB

Day 02: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Full day in Masai Mara with morning and afternoon game viewing drives in search of the ‘big five’. Masai Mara is the northern most extension of the Serengeti Plains and one of the richest wildlife Game Reserves. It is home to the awesome black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, stately giraffes, vast herds of elephants, rhino, thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeest and numerous other plains game. The sight of the wildebeest is staggering- a continuous charging mass that stretches from one horizon to the other this endless grey river of life is mottled with black and white as zebras join the throng.
Predators are not the only obstacles that the wildebeest face. Kenya’s heavy rainfall in the highland Mau escarpment has turns the Mara River into a raging torrent. As happens each year, the herds will gather at the banks in preparation for the most perilous stretch of their journey. As sheer pressure builds, the herds are finally forced to surge into the river, often hurling themselves off high banks. In the struggle across the Mara River, many are drowned or swept away by strong currents. The crossing attracts massive crocodiles who each year awaits this season of bounty. This is the planet’s last great epic of life and death. Of all the calves born in the Serengeti, two out of three will never return from their first and most demanding migration. ..It is this inextricable binding of renewal and sustenance, feast and famine, life and death that makes this event one of nature’s greatest wonders. All meals and overnight at Keekorok lodge LDBB

Day 03: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Today after breakfast check-out with packed lunches and continue with our quest for the wildebeest migration. A half million wildebeest, accompanied by vast numbers of zebra and gazelles make the long and dangerous trek from drier lands in Tanzania, northwards to this corner of Kenya. Lines of animals stretch as far as the eye can see across the plains. It is a time of plenty. But it is a time too when the predators are drawn from all around. High above on the hot winds the carrion birds, the vultures and eagles, soar. The wildebeest bulls begin their mating ritual by calling and attracting the wildebeest cows. An estimated 200,000 wildebeest bulls and 600,000 wildebeest cows meet this way. The dominant bulls give out a very distinct calling sound through their nose, a resonance almost like the one of a frog. They fill the plains both in numbers and in sound. The wildebeest mating ritual is believed to last few days only; to ensure all calves are born on the very same time for greater protection. A day spent in this savannah is day well spent; arrive at you camp before dusk.
Dinner and overnight at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp LDBB

Day 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Breakfast at you camp and embark on another day in Maasai Mara exploring this ecosystem that draws millions of animals from miles away with your packed lunches. In the long grasses, lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena prowl. Most dramatic of all is the moment when the migration arrives at the Mara River. They must cross it to reach the rich grazing. As the animals throng, crocodiles cruise the waters. Then the bravest takes the plunge into the swirling currents and thousands follow.
Many wildebeest are caught and eaten by the luring crocodiles but many die because of drowning, or because they fatally break a leg on their way down the banks. Others die in the rush and excitement, and the preditors just sit and watch – truly a time for plenty!
Dinner and overnight at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Camp LDBB

Day 05: Masai Mara Game Reserve – Nairobi
This morning we enjoy our breakfast then check-out. Unbelievable but true, our good bush moments have come to an end. We bid farewell to our wonderful camp manager and his team then depart to Nairobi. Not empty handed though. With us are photographs – a capture of the special moments we have had on this tour to immortalize the experience. Enjoy your farewell lunch at the carnivore restaurant and later proceed to Jomo Kenyatta International airport in time for your onward international flight.

From $1400 per person. Tropical Sails is in contact with the Safari operator daily. Call to arrange your safari.

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