This Safari combines Kenya Masai Mara and extends to into Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park to witness a unique experience of the wildebeest’s annual birthing season. It is estimated that wildebeests deliver new calves in the wilderness of Serengeti plains at the rate of 8,000 newborns a day. This is the only place on earth where nearly two million herbivores are giving birth at the same time in what is referred as synchronized calving. The animals do not have to lie down but can deliver their babies as they move around. Once the calves drop from the wombs, they start hopping about after two or three minutes. But most of the half-a-million newborn wildebeests calves may not survive the jungle — which is full of hunting dogs, lions , Cheetahs, leopards and the Hyenas, all of which should be happy to chew the soft and tender bones of the young herbivores. It is a spectacular sight. We recommend this Safari in late February to early March.
Arrive in Nairobi JKIA
We will pick you up and drive to your hotel (Panafric Hotel) it will take about 30 mins.
Maasai Mara is one of the largest National parks and the most famous in Kenya. It is located southwestern Kenya. The locals call the place the Mara. It is named after the local inhabitants, the Maasai. Maasai Mara Game Reserve is the northern continuation of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. Being in the world records as the home of the seventh wonder of the world, it is famous for the annual wildebeest migration.
Day 1 Nairobi/ Maasai Mara
We pick you for the Maasai Mara with stop at the Great Rift Valley. Driving on through Longonot and Suswa and on to the Western walls with stopover at Narok for re-fuelling and lunch arriving in the Mara in time for evening game drive in the Mara popular for the Big five(Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Buffalo and Rhinos). The team returns to Camp late in the evening just in time for dinner.A campfire gathering under the clear Africa’s Sky follows after Overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. All meals included.
Day 2 Maasai Nara(Full Day)
A full day spent at the Maasai Mara game reserve, across the plains in search of the big cats (black manned lions, Cheetahs and leopards with picnic lunch served at the Mara River site. Vast herds of wildebeest and zebra wander across the Mara grasslands in huge numbers during this period of the annual migrations take place, when millions of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle traverse the Mara plains landscape to feed on the rich new grass from the Serengeti. You also have a chance to see other plain game like the Topi, hartebeest, Eland .Dinner and overnight at Mara Sopa Lodge. All meals included
Day 3 Maasai Mara-Mara Conservancy
After breakfast check out of Mara Sopa and driving across Maasai Mara and over the Mara River check in Serena Mara for your last night in the Mara, You will spend an afternoon at leisure with an evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Mara Serena Lodge. All meals included
Day 4 Masai-Mara-Serengeti
This will be a travel day. Early morning breakfast, drive to Serare border point and after immigration formalities cross to Tanzania and proceed to Serengeti. Lunch served on your way. You will arrive in your tented Camp late in the evening. Overnight at Ikoma Tented Camp at Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 5 Serengeti
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. This is the only place on earth where nearly two million herbivores are giving birth at the same time in what is known as synchronized calving .Overnight at Ndutu Tented Camp at Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 6 Serengeti
Serengeti National Park -a unique experience of the wildebeest’s annual birthing season. It is estimated that wildebeests will deliver new calves in the wilderness of Serengeti plains at the rate of 8,000 newborns a day this season. Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle Overnight at NdutuTented Camp at Serengeti. All meals included.
Day 7 Serengeti-Ngorongoro
After breakfast you proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area descending into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater considered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls the Ngorongoro Crater has the highest wild animal density worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day. Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. All meals included.
Day 8 Ngorongoro-Amboseli National Park
This will be a travel day breakfast in the morning drive to Amboseli thru Arusha.Lunch at Moshi and proceed to Amboseli via Loitoktok border point.
This route gives you a good opportunity to view the Kilimanjaro. will check at the Amboseli Sopa lodge.
Day 9 Amboseli(Full)
Morning and afternoon game drives over the park's dusty roads (Giving the true meaning in Maa language Amboseli meaning dusty whirl winds), you're likely to spot wildebeest, giraffes, Gazelles, Impala and zebra attracted to the marshes and swamps fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. You may also spot lions on the fringes of the marshes as well as a great variety of birdlife (some 425 species of bird populate the park). With Kilimanjaro providing a dramatic backdrop, your photographs will be stunning with Elephants, which makes Amboseli popular as there in hundreds. Dinner and overnight Sopa lodge.
Day 10 Amboseli
A last game drives of Amboseli before leaving for Nairobi or leave after lunch, driving to Nairobi where you will catch you outbound flight.