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Private guided tour - Kenya

Masai Mara Animal Migration

Highlights

  • The Great Migration (August - October) is the ultimate Masai Mara experience

  • Get to know Africa's abundant wildlife

  • Exciting game drives in the Amboseli National Park

  • Overnight stays in cozy safari camps

  • Includes full-board at all accommodations & safaris

Description

Has the Great Migration always been on your bucket list? During this unique round trip, witness millions of wild beasts, thousands of zebras, and hundreds of gazelles move from the Serengeti to Masai Mara! Against Kilimanjaro's dreamlike backdrop, you will experience Africa in its most beautiful splendor.

Destination

Africa

Nairobi - Amboseli National Park - Ol Pajeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara Game Reserve

The best time to travel to Kenya is during the dry season. From December to February, the temperatures are pleasantly warm, and there is hardly any rain. As a result of the lack of water, the animals rarely move away from the remaining water points, which makes it easier to observe them. Other popular months are between August and October. At this time, the natural spectacle of the world-famous animal migration occurs in the Masai Mara.

Welcome to Kenya! Meet the friendly representative of our partner agency in the arrivals terminal and hop into your private transfer vehicle toward your first accommodation, Park Inn by Radisson Westlands.


This charming boutique hotel is situated amid tropical gardens and tranquil surroundings. Take a break from your journey and get in the mood for your holiday. Look forward to the next seven days because Africa's pure beauty awaits you!

Travel time: Nairobi Airport - Nairobi Hotel, approx. 20 minutes / approx. 8 km

1 night at Park Inn by Radisson Westlands*** with breakfast in a standard room, Nairobi, Kenya

Good morning from Africa! Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast in the restaurant before you pack your bags and set off for the Amboseli National Park. The national park is one of the most visited wildlife areas in Kenya and is located on the Tanzanian border. Enjoy unique views of Africa's highest mountain, the Kilimanjaro, and Africa's abundant wildlife, such as elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes.

At midday, you will arrive at your accommodation, the Amboseli Sopa Lodge, which will be your home for the next two nights. Relax in your room and recharge your batteries with a tasty lunch. Afterward, discover Africa's wildlife on an exciting game drive. These meaningful connections with nature will be an experience you will never forget.

Travel time: Nairobi - Amboseli National Park, approx. 4 hours / approx. 220 km

2 nights at Amboseli Sopa Lodge*** with full board in a standard room, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Set those alarm clocks early because today, you are waking up before sunrise for another thrilling game drive! Experience the Kilimanjaro in its most beautiful morning splendor and, with a bit of luck, watch numerous predators returning from their nocturnal hunt.

Afterward, you will return to your camp with new impressions. You have plenty of time to eat your breakfast and rest for a few hours until you return to Amboseli National Park in the late afternoon. Listen to the sounds of nature and observe your surroundings carefully. Do you see the enormous elephant herd or the lion pack under the shady tree? With an unobstructed panoramic view of Africa's most famous mountain, the Kilimanjaro, you are guaranteed unforgettable safari experiences.

Today's destination is the Ol Pajeta Conservancy, a private nature reserve located west of Kenya's highest mountain, Mount Kenya.


What is so special about this reserve? In addition to the countless elephants, cat predators, and African wild dogs, there are 88 black rhinos and 15 white rhinos living here! Experience a protected area that boasts a higher animal density than any other national park in Kenya.


Another attraction is the chimpanzees that have been residing in the park since 1993. The sanctuary aims to provide a refuge for chimpanzees rescued from the black market and is the only place in Kenya where these fascinating animals can be seen. After visiting these friendly creatures, your guide will take you on an evening game drive through the park.

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Travel time: Amboseli National Park - Ol Pajeta Conservancy: approx. 7.5 hours / approx. 419 km

1 night at Sweetwaters Tented Camp**** with full board in a tent, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya

After a hearty breakfast, you will leave Sweetwaters Tented Camp and head west to Lake Nakuru National Park. This birdwatchers heaven has millions of pink flamingos and about 400 different bird species that call the park their home. But that's not all! You may also encounter elephants, hippos, lions, leopards, and black rhinos in their natural habitat.

In the afternoon, we have also arranged another game drive for you. We hope you have fully charged your camera because you will want to take pictures of the magnificent wildlife you will encounter today.

Travel time: Ol Pajeta Conservancy - Lake Nakuru National Park, approx. 4 hours / approx. 198 km

1 night at Flamingo Hill Tented Camp**** with full board in a tent, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

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Today, head to Kenya's most famous park: the Masai Mara. Located in southern Kenya on the Tanzanian border, you will encounter one of the best wildlife observations in the world. From August to October, you can observe the world-famous animal migration, known as the Great Migration. During this time, millions of wild beasts, thousands of zebras, and hundreds of Thomson's gazelles migrate from the Serengeti through the lush vegetation of the Masai Mara to search for fresh greenery and better pastureland. Hungry predators, such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas, can be found near the herds, while crocodiles lurk in the rivers.

After a delicious lunch at your lodge, you will be taken back to the African bush where you will observe fascinating natural spectacles! Follow the bleating and scratching of the hoofed animals, and keep your eyes alert for the African wildlife. This once in a lifetime adventure will be a memory you will remember forever.

Travel time: Lake Nakuru National Park - Masai Mara, approx. 5.5 hours / approx. 233 km

3 nights at the Mara Sopa Lodge**** with full board in a standard room, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Haven't had enough of Africa's magnificent wildlife yet? In the early morning, drive to the Masai Mara to see the national park slowly wake up. Safely watch leopards and lions come back from their nighttime hunts.

Afterward, drive back to your accommodation and enjoy a replenishing breakfast in the restaurant. The rest of the day is up to you! You can plan according to your wishes. For example, relax at your campsite until the afternoon and then embark on another unforgettable game drive through the Masai Mara. Or how about a full day excursion? We are happy to book whatever the desire may be!

Let the sounds of nature wake you up for the last time. After breakfast, pack your bags and head to the Nairobi International Airport by a representative of our partner agency.

Wish to continue the journey? We are happy to organize a beach holiday in Zanzibar!

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Park Inn by Radisson Westlands***+, Nairobi, Kenya

About five kilometers from the city center, Park Inn by Radisson Wetlands welcomes you with 140 rooms. Everything is comfortably furnished and designed in a modern style. Amenities include a minibar, coffee and tea facilities, a telephone, a safe, a flat-screen TV and high-speed Internet connection. Start your day with a sumptuous breakfast in the hotel lobby. From The Attic Rooftop Bar on the 11th floor, enjoy captivating views over the city, refreshing cocktails and snacks. You also have access to the gym and outdoor pool. Purchases luxurious products at The Sarit Centre, only a five-minute drive away.

1 night

Amboseli Sopa Lodge***, Amboseli National Park, Kenya

Nestled at the foot of Kilimanjaro is the charming Amboseli Sopa Lodge. The 83 rooms are located in individual round huts and are decorated in warm earth tones. In each room, you have the option between a queen or king-size bed, mosquito nets for around the beds, and a private verandah. After a thrilling safari, enjoy local delicacies in the Mawenzibar and relax by the inviting outdoor pool. The Amboseli National Park is approximately 30 kilometers from your accommodation.

2 nights

Sweetwaters Tented Camp****, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Kenya

Sweetwaters Tented Camp is located around a waterhole in the private Ol Pajeta Sanctuary. The property has 39 luxuriously furnished tents decorated in a cozy canvas style. Here you will find either a king-size bed or two twin beds, and a fully equipped en-suite bathroom. Some of the accommodations are built on a raised platform, so they include a private balcony. All other tents have their own veranda overlooking the waterhole. The Rhino Restaurant serves international food, and the bar offers a great selection of wines, local and imported beers, and spirits.

1 night

Flamingo Hill Tented Camp****, Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya

This camp is located in the middle of the species-rich Lake Nakuru National Park. Nestled on a small hill, Flamingo Hill Tented Camp is situated on the edge of Nakuru Lake. The 25 tents were built from natural materials and are decorated in natural colors. Furthermore, all accommodation units feature an en-suite bathroom as well as a private veranda. The main house has a cozy lounge, a bar, and an open-plan restaurant with beautiful views of the wilderness. The inviting pool and the small spa area with jacuzzi offer endless relaxation.

1 night

Mara Sopa Lodge****, Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Located just outside the Masai Mara in the Oloolaimutia Valley, this lodge is one of the first safari lodges in Kenya. The 87 rooms and 12 suites are housed in 50 traditional round huts and feature a private bathroom, minibar, connecting rooms upon request, and a mosquito net. The spacious veranda invites you to linger. Nestled in the lush nature, you will also find a thatched-roof lobby with a fire pit, a bar, a restaurant, and a souvenir shop.

3 nights

Duration of the trip: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Including

  • 8 nights in the advertised hotels / camps
  • Transfer from / to airport
  • English-speaking safari driver and guide for the tour
  • Park Entrance Fees (Amboseli National Park, Ol Pajeta Conservancy, Lake Nakuru National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve)
  • Game drives as described
  • Drinking water in the vehicle on the safari
  • Insurance "Flying Doctors"

Excluding

  • International flights
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Visa
  • Personal expenses, such as minibar and tips
  • Insurance

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