Project Description

MARA MIGRATION

7 Days & 6 Nights | Kenya

Nairobi, Masai Mara National Reserve & Olare Motorogi Conservancy

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HIGHLIGHTS

GREAT FOR

Families – Older children will enjoy unfettered time in the Kenyan bush

Honeymooners – Small camps with personal service for a wonderful time

Photographers – Five nights to get the perfect Migration shot

AVAILABLE ACTIVITIES

Game drives

Night drives

Hot-air ballooning (extra cost)

Birding

Kids’ club

Sundowners

BEST TIME TO GO

High Season:  July to October

Green Season:  November to June

OVERVIEW

Every safari lover in the world wants to see the Great Wildebeest Migration. This compact and comprehensive itinerary idea puts you in the heart of the action with one camp in the public reserve and another in a private conservancy. This gives you the chance to experience as much as possible including classic moments such the Mara River crossings and the mega herds spreading out over the savannah.

Although it is designed to take advantage of the Migration spectacle, it is also a wonderful trip outside of the wildebeest coming through (which is generally between July and November). There are plenty of resident plains game, including all the predators, and summer rains ensure birds, babies, butterflies and blossoms in abundance.

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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, Kenya

Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya

ACCOMMODATIONS VISITED

DAILY ITINERARY

After the hubbub of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, the intensity of the city’s non-stop traffic and the trials of a long-haul flight, it’s a welcome relief to check into Hemingways Nairobi. This modern hotel is glamorous, elegant and private, tucked away in Karen, one of Nairobi’s leafiest neighbourhoods.

You spend your first night in Kenya here with your butler ensuring that your pillow, lighting, wake-up call and anything else you need are all sorted out so you can set off perfectly refreshed.

Why we love Hemingways Nairobi:

  • Possibly Nairobi’s slickest contemporary hotel
  • Fine-dining restaurant for a delicious dinner
  • Every room has a balcony with a view to the Ngong Hills
  • Swimming pool, spa and discreet butler service
READ MORE ABOUT HEMINGWAYS NAIROBI

Your driver-guide is waiting to collect you for the drive to Wilson Airport, the regional hub from where you will fly to the Masai Mara in a light aircraft. As you leave the city limits behind and start to reach the undulating plains of the Mara, you might be lucky enough to spot your first herds of wildebeest or even elephant.

Your guide will be waiting at the airstrip to take you to Rekero Camp, your base for the next two nights.

Why we love Rekero Camp:

  • On a bend on the Talek River, a Migration crossing point
  • Sheltered by mature trees of the dense riverine forest
  • Perfect for a complete digital detox away from distractions
  • Maasai guides and askaris who know the land backwards
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A ‘bonus’ game drive is in store for you today as you have a road transfer from Rekero to Mara Plains Camp, which is in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy. This change keeps you within the Migration path but with far fewer vehicles. The conservancy is renowned for high numbers of resident predators, including leopard, lion and cheetah who stalk the passing wildebeest.

Mara Plains is where you hang your hat for three blissful nights with one night of fly-camping.

Why we love Mara Plains Camp:

  • Phenomenal location in a private conservancy
  • Family unit with its own exclusive-use vehicle
  • Shaded by the trees along the Ntiakitiak River
  • Little extras, like deep copper bathtubs to sink into
READ MORE ABOUT MARA PLAINS CAMP

Depending on timing, you may have a last game drive and breakfast before departing for the airstrip and your return flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi. A Migration safari is almost always jam-packed with high-octane sightings, from the herds crashing over the steep banks of the Mara River to outrunning predators on the plains.

If you need solitude and perhaps a few late mornings, let us arrange a few days on one of Kenya’s golden beaches to round out your trip.

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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