Project Description

FOLLOW THE HERDS

7 Days & 6 Nights | Kenya

Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve, Olare Motorogi Conservancy

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HIGHLIGHTS

GREAT FOR

Families – A fun-filled safari Migration safari

Honeymooners – Revel in two of the Mara’s iconic camps

Photographers – A week of Migration action to capture

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES

Game drives

Hot-air ballooning (extra cost)

Nature walks

Kids’ club

Fly-camping

Cultural tours

BEST TIME TO GO

High Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to June

OVERVIEW

The Wildebeest Migration is the biggest terrestrial movement of mammals in the world and is firmly etched on many safari lovers’ bucket lists. The reasons are clear: the spectacle of up to two million wildebeest (plus zebra, Thomson’s gazelle and other antelope) moving  from the grasslands of the Serengeti to the Masai Mara, crossing raging rivers, dodging crocodiles, outrunning predators and giving birth en masse.

This itinerary idea is short but still packs in five nights at two prime places to see as much of the Migration as possible. Because the animals’ movements can’t be predicted – they may loiter on the banks of the Mara River for days without crossing – it helps to have as much time near them as possible.

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THIS ITINERARY WAS DESIGNED BY ADELE

I’ve been privileged to spend months at a time in Kenya, seeing how the Masai Mara works and exploring more far-flung destinations like Samburu and Ol Pejeta. A major highlight was being lucky enough to see the wildebeest cross the Mara River – truly heart-stopping action!

TRIP SUMMARY

DURATION

6 Nights / 7 Days

DESTINATIONS VISITED

Nairobi

Masai Mara National Reserve

Olare Motorogi Conservancy

ACCOMMODATIONS VISITED

DAILY ITINERARY

Nairobi is one of East Africa’s biggest cities, with skyscrapers, busy highways and a near-constant surge of energy. After touching down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be whisked by your driver-guide to The Norfolk, a historic hotel away from the hustle and bustle.

Blending the original building with modern necessities like Wi-Fi and air conditioning makes this an ideal place to get over your flight with a workout or massage, a wonderful dinner and a great night’s sleep.

Why we love Fairmont The Norfolk:

  • One of the oldest hotels in the city, dating to 1904
  • Sun-drenched gardens the perfect backdrop to shady terraces
  • A heated pool makes for year-round swimming
  • Fully equipped fitness centre and soothing spa
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Today is the day you’ve no doubt been waiting for: it’s time to head to the Masai Mara, one of the most famous game-watching spots on the planet. A short flight from Wilson Airport brings you to Governor’s Camp, so named because it was chosen for its exceptional wildlife as a retreat for the governor of Kenya.

Having such a prime position puts you in striking distance of the wildebeest and Mara River. Even out of season, it’s still a safari paradise.

Why we love Governor’s Camp:

  • The oldest permanent camp in the Mara dating to the 1970s
  • Excellent location near the all-important Mara River
  • Down-to-earth tents for an unstuffy atmosphere
  • Chance to go hot-air ballooning over the herds
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Having had a taste of the Masai Mara National Reserve, it’s now time to contrast it with a private conservancy. On your drive from Governor’s to Kicheche Bush Camp, you’ll pass into the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, which has one of the lowest numbers of guest beds in the Mara ecosystem. Wildlife definitely outnumbers both humans and vehicles here!

For three nights, revel in this private world. Olare Motorogi has a high concentration of predators keen to take advantage of the Migration.

Why we love Kicheche Bush Camp:

  • A Zen-like tented camp in a private conversancy
  • Low vehicle and visitor numbers, even in high season
  • Animal action right on your doorstep
  • Very high concentration of predators
READ MORE ABOUT kICHECHE BUSH CAMP

By now, you will likely have lost count of how many wildebeest you’ve seen – the numbers are staggering and a Migration safari almost guarantees some great action. But even out of season, this itinerary promises some magical sightings.

Today you bid the Mara farewell as you are driven to Kicheche’s airstrip for your flight back to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. It has been just a week since you first landed in the city and hopefully you return both relaxed and energised.

INCLUDED

  • All activities specified
  • All transfers specified
  • Private vehicle if booked (extra cost)
  • All meals, drinks and sundowners
  • Laundry

EXCLUDED

  • Hot-air balloon flights
  • International flights
  • Items from the safari shop
  • Pre- and post-itinerary accommodation
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Medical insurance, tests and vaccinations where stipulated
  • Tips / gratuities

PRICE IS IMPORTANT

This itinerary is here to inspire you and prices may change due to availability, season and the year that you plan to travel.
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