This safari covers Maasai Mara G/Re wildebeest trails. There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest's journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. The only beginning is at the moment of birth world’s greatest wildlife spectacle - the 1.5 million animal ungulate (wildebeest) migrations. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara .
Arrive this morning or in the evening at the airport where you will be received by a Tropical Wild Expeditions representative. Later you will be transferred to the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.
Depart to Masai Mara G/Re after breakfast, this is where you will have 8 days to enjoy the herd of wildlife, species of birds and people and the amazing way they co-exist amongst each other. Get here by lunch time, after you refresh, have lunch relax as you wait to start the afternoon game drive.
Game drives will have an option dawn game drives with picnic/bush breakfast, camp lunches or hot bush/picnic lunches. This is meant to provide more time in photography. There is also the option of returning to the camp for meals. Accommodation in Masai Mara have been arranged to be in vicinity of the Mara River crossing points and the movement of the migration at vantage locations.
The Maasai Mara is world famous for big game, endless plains of Mara-Serengeti eco-system are the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle - the 1.5 million animal ungulate (wildebeest) migration. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne colored hills of Kenya’s Masai Mara over 1.4 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebra and gazelle, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.
There is no real beginning or end to a wildebeest's journey. Its life is an endless pilgrimage, a constant search for food and water. The only beginning is at the moment of birth. Estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year.
Attracted by those huge herds, are the predators; Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, hyena and various species of wilddogs.
Check out today as you keep on the movement of the migration. Check in at Ashnil camp strategically situated on the migration path. However, a visit to the Mara isn't only about seeing the "Big 5", it's also home to a wide variety of birds. The abundance of game means that 6 out of the 7 species of Kenyan vulture (Egyptian, Hooded, Griffon, Nubian, White-backed and White-headed) can be seen in the game reserve, with only the Lammergeyer missing.
But it isn't just carrion eaters that can be found in this area, the bird list totals over 450 species. These range from the large and highly conspicuous Common Ostrich, to the small (but still conspicuous) Cardinal Quelled, the ever-present White-bellied Go-away-bird to its two uncommon relatives, the Bare-faced Go-away-bird , the Eastern Grey Plantain-eater. The Mara is also home to three relatively uncommon Woodpeckers (Golden-tailed, Little Spotted and Fine-banded).
If you get really lucky then the Mara River provides an opportunity to spot the rare and elusive African Finfoot. The Mara is also one of the most likely spots for the Blue Quail, a rare intra African migrant. A less rare and normally inconspicuous resident is Jackson's Widowbird.
Depart to Nairobi after morning game drives. Arrive Nairobi in time for lunch,
afternoon optional shopping and city tours. Later early morning transfer to the airport for departure.