Great wildebeest Migration 2013 Masai Mara / Serengeti National Park

Best Offers Masai Mara Budget Safaris-3 Days 2 Nights USD 1574.00

The Annual Wildebeest migration also called the Great Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich, contiguous and self sustaining Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem.  The self sustainability has earned it label of the only "true ecosystem" on earth.  This 3 days luxury safari offer visitors an opportunity to extensively explore Masai Mara in an affordable manner .  This tour maintains high standards of service.  Accommodation at Saruni Mara Lodge.  Transportation is in a 4x4 Safari land cruiser with a qualified driver guides.  Multi-lingual guides are available on request. 








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Quote "The Masai (Maasai) Mara ecosystem has one of the richest assemblages of wildlife in the world and supports about 237 herbivores per km2 , making it one of the most productive natural terrestrial ecosystems"  On other hand Serengeti National Park is the best place to see predators in actions. The predator population is over 10,000 individuals. 8000 0f these are spotted hyenas and 3000 lions whose males famed for their black manes." 

Wildebeest Migration  Masai Mara National Park 2013, Gorillas  Fly Nairobi Maasai Mara Reserve, Serengeti kenya, Tanzania safaris Flight

Several  wildebeest migration safaris are organized in both  Maasai (Masai) Mara and Serengeti National Parks.  The duration of the safari depends on various factors but mostly on time and budget but also the flexibility of the guest.  The all drive 11 days Masai Mara Serengeti/ Ngorongoro/ Manyara Migration Safari commences from Nairobi and returns to the same via Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Manyara, and Amboseli.  The 8 days fly drive Wildebeest Migration Safari Masai Mara National Park  (Mara Explorer 8 days) is a luxury option. Guests fly from Nairobi Wilson to Masai Mara and return to the same.  The 4 days 3 Nights Migration safari combines Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru National Park and Lake Naivasha.   The 6 days Best of Tanzania Safari focuses on wildebeest migration in Serengeti National Park.   The best time to witness migration in Masai Mara National Park Kenya, is between July to September. Serengeti National Park is best visited between March and May.

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The safari Land cruiser with a qualified driver guide.  In some situations having a guide is a matter of life and death.  If you are not familiar with animal behavior in Masai Masai Mara take a guide with you

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Tour Code:  GSR024

Tour Privacy: Private.

Group Size:  Tour available for 1, 2, 3 or more.   Maximum per vehicle 7 pax.

Duration: 3 days

Safari Highlights:  Metropolitan Nairobi, Wildlife viewing and cultural tours to Masai villages

Departure: Daily departures from Nairobi 365 days.

Destinations: Nairobi and Masai Mara

Best time: Migration time from  Mid Jul -September

Best Offer Price At Saruni Mara

Low Season 01 Apr-31 May USD 1574.00 PP

Mid Season 01 Jun-30 Jun USD 1871.00

High Season 02 Jul-30 Sep USD 2179.00

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Accommodation: Saruni Masai Mara/ Mara Serena

Transportation:  Safari Land Cruiser Or Toyota Prado.


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Tour Programme


Day 01/  Drive Nairobi-Masai Mara
Before breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to Maasai Mara.  Have a game drive en-route to the lodge. Have an evening game drive.  Overnight Saruni Mara FB.


Game drives

As you have a private car all for your own use, you go for game drives anytime you desire.


Maasai Mara What to see:

Masai Mara and Serengeti form a contiguous ecosystem, the playground of the annual wildebeest migration, the greatest and most spectacular mammal migration on earth. Supporting over 273 herbivores per square kilometer, the Mara boasts of one of the richest assemblage of wildlife in the world. Besides herbivores, the Mara has a large representative of predators-lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards. There are no dull moments in Masai Mara.  Nature is always at play. Days are eventful and scenes keep on changing as nature wonderfully unfolds before your eyes.  It is a one in a lifetime too many. At one station it’s a lionesses hunting-the stealth stalking, the adrenalin chase, and the eventual capture or disappearance of the prey. In the far corner is a pair of ostriches walking the plains oblivious of the happenings around.  And in the same breath you notice a pair of cheetahs perched on a rock surveying the plains.  Bird watching is superb with 450 species recorded.  The Marsh lions featured in BBC Big Cats Diary series are found in the Musiara Swamp, in the Musiara sector of the park.  The best time to visit Masai Mara is of course during the annual wildebeest migration Jul-September. 


Day02  2013 Masai Mara
Days spent in Masai Mara with morning, mid morning and afternoon game drives. Early morning game drives provide the best chance to witness predators hunting. In the mid morning, the scene changes as the often disturbed plain game settle to feed. Feeding times are venerable and animals take caution by maintaining a all round sentry-feeding individuals facing outwards from the centre.  In the afternoons most of the animals will take a siesta under the shade.  Of course all herds will leave several individuals standing to scout for approaching predators.  Occasionally a lone  gazelle will be giving birth at high noon when it is too hot for predators to bother.  All meals and overnight Saruni Mara FB


Day03/   2013
Early morning game drive and return to your lodge for breakfast and drive to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. 


Balloon Safaris  2013

These depart everyday at 06:00 and take approximately one hour.  They are available at extra cost of USD 475 pp (Subject to confirmation of price)


End of Safari


  • Accommodation on full board basis.

  • All park fees

  • All government taxes

  • Transfers on arrival and departure.

  • Use of stretch Safari Landcruiser 4x4.

  • Use of certified driver guide in Maasai Mara.

  • Mineral water during the tour

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • Use of qualified tour guide during the tour

  • AAR evacuation cover

Not included

  • All items of purely personal nature

  • Travel insurance.  During tour guests are only covered inside the car.

  • Air fares

  • Tips and gratuities.

  • Entry fees to Giraffe Manor, Karen Blixen and any other attractions during the city tour.

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More About the Wildebeest

The Wildebeest migration takes place in an extremely rich contiguous and self sustaining Masai Mara Serengeti Ecosystem.  The self sustainability has earned it label of the only "true ecosystem" on earth.  The Masai (Maasai) Mara magic is attributed to its panorama.  From the vantage of rounded hills, the large expanses grassy plains teaming with herds of animals resemble a canvas painting. The overwhelming population and the rich species presentation is mesmerizing.  2013 Migration of wildebeest, national park, reserve,  masai mara, serengeti, kenya, tanzania safaris

Wildebeest herds covering the whole plain like a carpet.  From the sky, it looks like a ceaseless flow of a mighty river.


Between April and May

The calves matures and are readying for migration.  The migrating herds are leaving Eastern Serengeti and slowly approaching Central Serengeti (Serenora).    Between May and June the herds enter the western corridor of Serengeti called Grumetti.  By Mid June they start crossing Grumeti River along the Northern Corridor towards Maasai Mara. 


In July the herds cross the Mara River into Maasai (Masai) Mara, where mating takes place.  Between August And September the herds are settled in Masai Mara.  By the end of September, the succulent grass in Mara is diminishing and the wildebeest migration heads eastwards crossing into Northern Serengeti in October and part of November.  By December, the herds have are past central Serengeti headed to western plain of Ngorongoro, Masawa game sanctuary and Ndutu areas.


Accommodation In Maasai (Masai) Mara National Reserve:

Maasai Mara has the largest number of lodges and tented camps in any park of East Africa.


Lodges in Maasai (Masai) Mara

  • Mara Serena Lodge-Serena Hotels and Lodges

  • Mara Olkuruk Lodge

  • Mara Sopa Lodge-Sopa Elewana Lodges

  • Keekorok Lodge

  • Mara Simba Lodge

  • Base Camp Maasai Mara

  • Mpata Safari Club.

Tented Camps and Camping  in Maasai (Masai) Mara

These luxury tented camps in Mara offer highest degree of comfort. 

  • Mara Sarova Camp - Sarova Hotels

  • Kichwa Tembo Tented

  • Mara Explorer  - Heritage Hotels

  • Fig Tree Camp- Mada Hotels

  • Olonana Tented Camp-Sanctuary Lodges & Hotels

  • Mara Intrepids -Heritage group of Hotels

  • Mara Safari Club- Fairmont Hotels

  • Governor's Camps -Governor's Hotels & Lodges

  • Siana Springs - Heritage Hotels

  • Oseur Tented Camp