Masai Mara Migration Safari

Masai Mara Migration Safari

Masai Mara Migration Safari

The Mara, as it’s popularly referred to, is Kenya’s most frequented wildlife viewing area. Situated about 180 kms from Nairobi the name means “Spotted Plain” in the language of the Maasai, the colorful and interesting tribe which inhabits the surrounding areas. During the seasonal migrations, the Mara is home to up to half a million Wildebeest and an equally impressive number of Zebras who move into the area from neighboring Tanzania.

These large numbers of animals give rise to a proportionate number of predators, especially the big cats. Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Hyena roam the vast grassy plains on the lookout for their next meal. It may be an unsuspecting impala or gazelle or even something small like a warthog or African hare. Whatever the players, the spectacle of nature unfolding is always awesome. Here it’s also possible to observe; Elephant, Giraffe, Baboon, African buffalo, Eland, Ostrich, Bat-eared fox, Jackal and sometimes the rare Rhino. The rivers abound with Hippos and Crocodiles. All of the Big Five are residents. You’re sure to see the African buffalo. Get the cameras ready, stock up on film and enjoy yourselves!

Itinerary

Nairobi – Arrival
On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by a Legend Safaris representative and thereafter board your buses and transferred to The Boma Hotel.
Nairobi – Masai Mara
0630hrs, you will have breakfast at the hotel, followed by a short safari briefing before boarding your safari vehicle and begin your safari adventure to the famous Maasai Mara National Reserve regarded as the jewel of Kenya’s wildlife viewing areas. The annual wildebeest’s migration alone involves over 1.5 million animals arriving in July and departing in November. Nowhere in Africa is wildlife more abundant, and it is for this reason a visitor hardly misses to see the big five (buffalo, elephant, leopard, lion, and rhino). Arrive on time for lunch at your camp. In the afternoon have a game drive at the park where you are likely to see lots of wildlife. In the evening, return to your lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
Today shall be a game viewing extravaganza! Maasai Mara game reserve remains the most exciting wildlife eco-system. It is a host to the highest and most varied concentration for wild animals than any other wildlife park in the region. The scenic appeal of the tree-studded savanna plains; the moderate climate and diversity of wild game species make it a one-stop-shop for game viewing activities. You will traverse the Maasai Mara on a full day unlimited game viewing encountering the big five and more of the lesser game. Picnic lunch shall be by the Mara river as we watch Hippos and Crocodiles. Return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend another 3 full days in the Mara. You are woken with a pre-dawn tea, coffee and biscuits before you set out on our drive at 0600hrsm to photograph in the best light of the day. After a break for a picnic breakfast, you continue until about midday, depending on animal activity. Then it is back to camp for lunch, rest, editing or backing up your images. Then at 1600hrs you head out for your afternoon drive or alternatively full safari days in the Masai Mara savannah with picnic breakfasts and lunches as you may deem necessary.
Masai Mara – Nairobi – Depart
This is the last day of your safari, after breakfast, bid Maasai Mara national reserve goodbye with a game drive enroute as you drive back to Nairobi. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight or dropped off at your Nairobi hotel (on own arrangements).

Rates & Dates:

Dates:
08 – 14 August 2021
15 – 21 August 2021

Rates:
$3800 per person sharing

More Information
  • Maximum 6 guests, 3 per vehicle
  • 30% deposit secures your spot
  • Enquire about back to back special rate

Included:

  • Meet and greet services with assistance at the airport or hotel
  • Airport Transfers
  • Accommodation on Full Board Basis in safari camps and bed and breakfast in Nairobi
  • Soft drinks (water and soda) are included in Zebra Plains Mara Camp consumed whilst at the camp
  • All transport and game drives on road safaris will be in an open 4×4 safari land cruiser
  • 2 Legend Safaris Photographic Guide
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide on private basis
  • Unlimited Game drives
  • All park entry fees
  • Drinks and snacks on game drives
  • All applicable Government taxes

Excluded:

  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • International & domestic flights and departure taxes
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Medical, Travel and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge

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Essence of Tanzania and Calving Safari

Essence of Tanzania and Calving Safari

Essence of Tanzania and Calving Safari

We go to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania. It’s home to the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Home to herds of wildebeests and zebras this African plain is crossed during their annual migration. Once a gigantic volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater is now the largest intact caldera in the world. We explore the wildlife that surrounds this beautiful landscape.  
The Ndutu Safari lodge is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the edge of the Southern Serengeti plains filled with acacia trees and wide views across the landscape with vast animal sightings and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the Olduvai Gorge, forests, mountains and the vast plains of Ndutu stretching un-fenced to Serengeti. 


The biggest highlight of this open Safari is that it joins to the central Serengeti and the Tarangire National Park, which is where the annual migratory route crosses of  thousands of wildebeest, zebra, antelope who come to graze with their calves and their predators . 

Itinerary

Meet at arrival point Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your lodge in Arusha for pre-safari briefing.
RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN (Dinner)
Our Safari begins by passing through the town centre of Arusha and witnessing the sights and sounds of a colorful and bustling African city. We depart the city from the south west in the direction of the Great Rift Valley then into Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Tonight we are staying on the crater rim, it is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge. NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
DAY 3 NGORONGORO – NDUTU

Today we transfer through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Ndutu to experience the great Wildebeest migration. A million wildebeest come to the southern areas of the Serengeti  and Ndutu during December through May. They calve on the plains in February and gallop through the woodlands. From June through November, the plains are dry and the great herds gone. This is the time when the resident animals converge around Ndutu’s waterholes and marshes – elephants, giraffes, impalas, every kind of cat and a profusion of birds. Wet season or dry, there is lots to see, and you will never feel just one of a herd

NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We enjoy a further exploration of Ndutu. The habitats are natural and we can game drive with a picnic lunch to explore further afield. We continue to track the breathtaking wildebeest migration with an annual movement of approx. 1.2 million wildebeest and 600,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomason gazelle. In the late afternoon we return to the Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp (FB) for dinner and overnight.

NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We take part in an early morning game drive before returning for lunch and resting. In the afternoon, we set off to see the nocturnal animals beginning their night’s work.

NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We enjoy further exploration of the endless plains. The habitats are natural and we can game drive with a picnic lunch to explore further afield. There are resident cats and herd animals for us to observe.

NASIKIA MOBILE MIGRATION CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Central Serengeti is calling today! Game drive in the rolling grasslands. Criss-crossed with forested riverine valleys, the Serengeti plays home to millions of Africa’s large mammals, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations. We continue to the Camp for dinner and overnight.

NAONA MORU CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

A whole day full of game drives provide the perfect opportunity to get up close to Africa’s incredible animals. During your stay in the Serengeti, you are likely to spot a great variety of wildlife including Cheetah, Bearded Wildebeest, Bat Eared Fox, Black Rhino, Maasai Giraffe, Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard and Zebra. Dinner and camp-fire with the stars and sounds of the African night.

NAONA MORU CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

We transfer out of the Serengeti, passing through Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Afterwards we set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive to our Lodge for sunset. This Lodge provides us with a classic bush experience that ensures intimacy.

TARANGIRE NDOVU TENTED LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Early morning game driving in Tarangire National Park; this park is famed for its massive Elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and backdrop of baobabs. This is true Africa and the perfect way to end our adventures. You are then transferred to Arusha and your de-parture point or lodge. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Rates & Dates:

Dates:
12 – 21 Feb 2021

Rates:
$7500 per person sharing

More Information
  • Maximum 6 guests, 3 per vehicle
  • 30% deposit secures your spot

Included:

  • Mentioned Airport Transfers
  • All transport during Safari, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for game viewing
  • 2 Legend Safaris Photographic Guides
  • Hotel and lodge accommodation as detailed
  • Bottled drinking water while on Safari
  • Services of experienced local guides
  • All National Park entrance and camp site fees
  • Photographic tutoring
  • Full-Board Accommodation during Safari (breakfasts, packed lunches and evening meals)
  • Donations and payments to local community projects

Excluded:

  • International flights
  • Travel and personal insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips
  • Expenditure on personal bar bills (including all additional drinks), souvenirs, personal items
  • Optional excursions/activities not detailed in itinerary
  • Any additional services requested

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