8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration

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Overview of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration

The 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration features most of the rewarding destination in Kenya including the Amboseli National Park, the Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru and Maasai Mara National Park. The safari feature great wildebeest migration, the flamingo viewing, the chimpanzee viewing, game viewing including the big five namely the lion, elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard along with other wild game like Zebra, cheetah, and spotted hyena among others not forgetting the amazing scenery of Kilimanjaro Mountains as viewed from the Amboseli National Park.

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Safari Highlight of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration

Day 1 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

Day 2 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Whole day exploration in Amboseli National Park

Day 3 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Amboseli National Park to Ol-Pajeta Conservancy (Sweet waters) and do an afternoon game drive

Day 4 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Do a morning game drive through the Sweet waters reserve and transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

Day 5 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Do morning game drive and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park

Day 6 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Full day exploration of Maasai Mara National Park targeting the great migration

Day 7 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Another whole day encounter in Maasai Mara targeting the great migration

Day 8 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Maasai Mara to Nairobi

Detailed Safari Itinerary of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration

Day 1 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

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After breakfast at you place of stay on Nairobi, embark on the transfer to Amboseli National Park 230km about 5 hours’ drive driving through impressive scenic landscapes of the Kenya including the Athi plains. You arrive in Amboseli in time for lunch and settle for short relaxation. In the afternoon, you embark on the game drive exploring the rolling savannah landscapes that stretch only to be pardoned by the towering Kilimanjaro Mountains that stands as the highest in Africa. There are opportunities of viewing a range of animals including; Lions, Giraffes, Zebras, Antelopes and Hyenas among others before retiring for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serena Lodge Amboseli, Midrange / Standard: Porini Amboseli Camp, Budget / Basic: Kibo Safari Camp

Day 2 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Whole day exploration in Amboseli National Park

You have a whole day encounter in Amboseli National Park. You drive through the park exploring a wide range of game including elephants, the Giraffes, Buffalo, Zebra, Black Rhino, and Wildebeest along with other plain animals. The park is also a home to 40 raptor Species and over 400 species of birds including hammerkops, kingfishers, crakes and pelicans. Translating in to an open plain, the Amboseli’s stretching landscape is a remain of a lake basin that date back to the Pleistocene era resulting from the lava flow that emanated from the Kilimanjaro Mountain when it was still erupting. The lava blocked the River Pangani forming a lake which is apparently the Amboseli basin. Though it dried up with time, the seasonal flooding that characterizes the basin still affirm this occurrence. In the south of the park, there lies the towering Kilimanjaro Mountain which is the highest in Africa which present remarkable views to any visiting travellers. Exploring this combines to make your whole day encounter in Amboseli National Park rewarding. Retreat for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Serena Lodge Amboseli, Midrange / Standard: Porini Amboseli Camp, Budget / Basic: Kibo Safari Camp

Day 3 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Amboseli National Park to Ol-Pajeta Conservancy (Sweet waters) and do an afternoon game drive

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After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Ol-Pajeta Conservancy driving past Nairobi town heading to the north to Nanyuki which is positioned on the cool landscapes of Kenyan Highlands close to Mount Kenya which is the second highest in Africa. The drive takes you through the central farmlands of the Kikuyu and the green tea plantations with impressive scenery. Upon arrival, you visit the chimpanzee sanctuary. Encounter the only populations of Chimpanzees in Kenya which have been gathered overtime from zoos, homes and other abandoned places with the help of Jane Godall. Since Kenya had no chimp populations. The views of the chimps as they play, socialize, display their tactics combine to create impressive memories. Retire for relaxation and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Sweet Waters Serena Camp, Midrange / Standard: Ol Pajeta House, Budget / Basic: Porini Rhino Camp

Day 4 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Do a morning game drive through the Sweet waters reserve and transfer to Lake Nakuru National Park

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After breakfast, embark on the game drive exploring the impressive landscapes of Ol pajeta Conservancy. There have been considerable conservation efforts at this site and the drive through it can never be a disappointment. The reserve stands as the largest Black Rhino Sanctuary in East Africa along with counts of Southern white Rhinos and the northern Rhinos which are considered endangered. The incorporation of greater Samburu / Laikipia eco-system presents free movement of a range of animals including the members of the Big five like elephants. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Lake Nakuru arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation Upmarket / Luxury: Jarika Country Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Sunbird Lodge, Budget / Basic: Maili Saba Camp

Day 5 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Do morning game drive and transfer to Maasai Mara National Park

Lake Nakuru is one of the remarkable orthinological sites on a global scale and its greatness is embedded in its countless populations of pink flamingoes that front the lake shores. The great algae concentration presents an ideal ground for the concentration of flamingoes. The Lake Nakuru National Park is habitat to other wild game including the white and Black Rhino, Baboons, Warthogs, Giraffes among others which can be encountered in the drive. Retreat from the activity and embark on the transfer to Maasai Mara National Park arriving in the evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Up market / Luxury: Mara sarova Camp, Midrange / Standard: Olmoran Camp, Budget / Basic: Budget Camp

Day 6 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Full day exploration of Maasai Mara National Park targeting the great migration

The day is dedicated to wildlife exploration and the great migration in particular. Encountering the counts of Wildebeest, the Zebra and the Thomson Gazelle as they cross the waters of Mara River to either sides of Kenya’s Maasai Mara or Tanzania’s Serengeti depending on the season is a life time encounter that is worth encountering. You carry your lunch boxes and spend the whole day in the wilderness. The other wild game viewing like the Big five including the elephants, lions, leopards, Buffaloes and Rhinos not forgetting the cheetah and a range of antelopes. The rolling plains of Maasai Mara which were the traditional grazing lands of the Maasai people also present rewarding sceneries that are worth encountering. Retire for relaxation, dinner and overnight
Accommodation: Up market / Luxury: Mara sarova Camp, Midrange / Standard: Olmoran Camp, Budget / Basic: Budget Camp

Day 7 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Another whole day encounter in Maasai Mara targeting the great migration

This day is also dedicated to a similar encounter like that of the previous day. It is a full day blast with the target of viewing the great migration. The sights of the wildebeest as the cross Mara River under the he watchful eye of the predator crocodiles presents one of the remarkable encounters of the world. Retreat from the activities and settle for overnight
Accommodation: Up market / Luxury: Mara sarova Camp, Midrange / Standard: Olmoran Camp, Budget / Basic: Budget Camp

Day 8 of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration : Transfer from Maasai Mara to Nairobi

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Nairobi driving through impressive countryside landscapes of Kenya for 280km about 5 – 6 hours’ drive to mark the end of the safari

End of the 8 Days Best of Kenya and Maasai Mara Wildebeest Great Migration

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