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The wildebeest migration is one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles. At least two million ungulates – mainly wildebeest, but also zebra and gazelles – move throughout the Mara-Serengeti eco-system. The crossing of the Mara River is the absolute highlight of the migration.
The question of when to catch the great wildebeest migration live has been the center of all travelers school of major concerned.
There is very little predictability about this and questions as to which is the best month to witness migration; this question is most likely to get different answers from different people / authors.
According to Scott, ‘You could spend a lifetime in the Serengeti & Maasai Mara waiting for the typical migration. The finer details of the herds’ movements are always different. It is a dynamic process which defies predictions: “no two years are ever quite the same” though, Serengeti is an endless plain and host quite a good number of wildlife and their predators and the same applies to maasai mara on the northern end of serengeti National park.
Generally, the best wildlife viewing months in Tanzania are during the dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to the first 3 weeks of the month of February.
The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry-season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that can be visited year-round. Tarangire is the only exception, since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the dry-season as well.
DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH
The Serengeti National Park / Ngorongoro Conservation Area is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. During the months December through March the seemingly unending plains of the southern Serengeti and the Conservation Area are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The great herds graze on rain ripened grass. In the calving season (late January through mid March) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains ( Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.
During the months April and May the depleted plains are unable to sustain the endless herds. The migration, sweeping west and north, moves from the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the long grass plains and woodland of the Serengeti’s western Corridor, almost to Lake Victoria . This period is during the long rains and is considered off season for wildlife viewing in east Africa as roads are often impassable.
By the end of May the wildebeest have exhausted the Western Corridor’s best pastures and the herds must move further north. Entering the Lamai Wedge and the Mara Triangle breeding occurs May through June. This is a transitional period between the rains and the dry season.
JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER
By July the countless herds have amassed along the swollen Mara River – a final barrier from the short sweet grasses of the Masai Mara. Sometimes the crossing place they have chosen is shallow allowing the majority of animals to pass safely. In other areas the waters boil with drowning wildebeest and slashing crocodiles. Between July and October the wildebeest reside in the Mara.
The arrival of the short rains calls the migration southward. As November ends the migration is making its way back to the southern Serengeti and early in the year they once again give birth. The circle of life is complete.
Day 0 : Arrival – Nairobi
Pick up from the airport on arrival and transfer you to ( Nairobi safari Stanley safaro, sarova pan Afric, Hilton hotel or Meridian Hotel) for overnight stay in readiness for a holiday safari the following morning.(Hotel is not included in the package, these are just suggestions). This day depending on your arrival, we can take the Caren blexen and Giraff center.
Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara National Park | Masai Mara Tours and Safaris from Nairobi.
Pick up from your hotel at 0730 hrs. a safari briefing session with Asili Adventure safaris tour consultant then drive to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve as you enjoy the scenic views of the Great Rift Valley – Masai Mara game reserve is the northern part of the Serengeti, one of Kenya’s most favored game-viewing areas. The reserve covers 700 square miles of magnificent wilderness. It is the Africa of the imagination; endless reaches of acacia-dotted grasslands studded with hazy hills. Afternoon game drive to see the sundowner as you trail the Big 5 ie Lions in large prides, Elephants, buffalos, zebras and numerous plain game. Dinner and overnight stay at Mara Leisure Lodge or Sopa Lodge
Day 2: Masai Mara – Game reserve – Mara River (masai mara safari kenya)
Breakfast then head out with a picnic lunch to the Mara River, hoping to see a dramatic river crossing or two. It is quite some sight to see the massed herds take a leap of faith into the Mara or Talek rivers with the Nile crocs lying in wait for them. Return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Day 3 & 4 : Maasai Mara game reserve Wildebeest Trailing the Wildebeest ; Kenya Safari
Day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5/ trailing the wildebeest migration Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Optional hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost of US$ 450 per person. Mara Leisure Lodge or Sopa Lodge
The Mara offers wildlife in such variety and abundance that it is difficult to believe: over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephant. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place. This is the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures
Day 5:- Masai Mara Game reserve/Park – Nairobi
After breakfast, drive back to Nairobi with an en route stop for panoramic views of the Great Rift Valley at the view point to arrive Nairobi at approximately 1300hrs . (Optional lunch at the Carnivore Restaurant: US$ 45 per person). and then head for giraffe center and carenblexin tours/Visit.
Cost per person sharing:
2 pax US$1500.00
4 pax US$1291.00
6 pax US$1226.00
Included in this package:
· Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
· Airport pick up and drop off.
· All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
· Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
· Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
· Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
· A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
· Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
· Bottled mineral water during game drives.
· Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
· All government taxes, levies, and fees
· Pick up and drop off transfers
· Domestic and international airfares and departures taxes.
· Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
· Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
· Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
· Laundry services.
· Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
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