Samburu Masai Mara Buffalo Springs, Sweet waters migration safari 2013 /2014

Masai Mara / Samburu / Buffalo Springs / Sweet waters - 8ays Safari - Wildebeest Migration Safaris  2014/ 13)

This tour visits Samburu and  Buffalo Springs National Reserve, the rhino and chimpanzee sanctuary of Sweet Waters, and the wildebeest migration paradise of Masai Mara. The main attractions in this safari are Annual or the Great Wildebeest migration, the renowned Big Game country of Samburu and Buffalo Springs and the famous rhino and chimpanzee sanctuary of Sweet Waters.








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8days Kenya ExplorerSamburu, Buffalo Springs, Sweet waters Masai Mara National Park


Tour Information
Tour Code :  GSRK026
Origin : Nairobi
Destination : Nairobi
Tour Duration: 5 Days

Places of visit: Samburu, Buffalo Springs, Sweet waters, Masai Mara
Accommodations:  Full Board in Budget tented campsites/ town hotels with hot shower bathrooms
Group Size: 2-8 guaranteed departure on booking


Day1 – Arrival Nairobi and overnight/ 

Arrive at Jomo Kenyatta airport and transfer to your hotel.  After relaxing, your driver guide will meet you for tour briefing where you have an opportunity to go through the program, rules and regulations in the parks, plus dos and don’ts while on a safari.  Overnight Panafric Hotel BB. / Serena Hotel BB


Day2 Nairobi- Samburu/ Buffalo Springs

Early morning Breakfast and drive to Samburu.  On arrival have a game drive and return to Isiolo for overnight. Overnight at Isiolo New Hotel (Budget)/ Samburu Simba Lodge (Mid-range) FB


Game drives in Samburu and buffalo springs gives one very close encounters with wildlife as most is concentrated on the banks of Ewaso Ngiro River.  The two reserve are located in Samburu County, home to the Maa speaking Samburu tribesmen, the cousins of the Maasai. Like the Masai.  The reserves have extremely rare wildlife endemic on narrow strip to the north of the equator.  These include the Beisa Oryx, reticulated giraffe, Gerenuk.  Birdlife is extravagant with over 400 species recorded including the endemic helmeted guinea fowls and blue shanked Somali ostrich


Day3 Full day tour of Samburu/ Buffalo Springs

Have an early morning breakfast.  With your picnic lunch boxes depart for a full day tour of Samburu and Buffalo Springs Nature reserves.  Overnight Samburu Simba Lodge / Return to isiolo for overnight at New Isiolo Hotel. FB


Day4 Sweet Waters

Breakfast and drive to Sweet-waters game sanctuary. Get your picnic lunch from Nanyuki Simba Lodge before driving to the sanctuary.  Arrive at the sanctuary for lunch followed by extensive tour of different units of the reserve. Overnight Sweet Waters T. Camp (Mid Range) / Nanyuki Simba Lodge  (Budget) -Full Board 


Sweet waters is a private sanctuary modeled along the national parks.  It has a rhino sanctuary with black/white rhinos.  It also has a chimpanzee sanctuary.


Day5 /  Drive Nanyuki-Masai Mara
Breakfast at Nanyuki Simba Lodge is followed by a drive to Masai Mara.  Arrive in time for lunch followed by a game drive.  Overnight Mara Serena (Mid Range)/ Ol Moran Tented Camp (Budget) FB


Game drives

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


Maasai Mara:

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. 


Day6 and 7  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 at your hotel. FB


Day8 –August
Early morning game drive and return to your lodge for breakfast and drive back to Nairobi arriving in time for lunch. Lunch and transfer to Nairobi accommodation. Overnight at Nairobi Serena Hotel/ Panafric Hotel FB


Day9 Airport Transfer – transfer to airport early morning

End of Safari



Price person Person for 2 pax


USD 1939.00 ppx2=Total USD3878.00


Price person person Sharing for Stay at Mara Serena

Budget Accommodation No of Pax Cost PP USD
2 Sharing 1939.00
3 Sharing 1727.00
4 Sharing 1434.00
5 Sharing 1666.00
Mid Range Accommodation



  • Budget /Mid Range Accommodation on full board basis( In Saburu/ Buffalo springs and Sweet waters you will stay in the nearby towns as accommodation inside the park is too expensive.

  • All park fees

  • All government taxes

  • Transfers on arrival and departure.

  • Use of 4x4 Safari Mini Van or 4x4 Toyota RAV4

  • Use of certified driver guide all the way.

  • Mineral water during the tour

  • Airport transfers on arrival and departure

  • Use of qualified tour guide during the tour AAR evacuation cover

Not include

  •  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.  2014 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

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