Wildebeest Migration – Kenya Safari Overview
Your safari in Kenya is timed during the Southern Route of the Great Wildebeest Migration. This is the time when the Wildebeest are moving south from Kenya back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. This is the best time to witness the exhilarating Mara River Crossings that you have seen on TV for years. You will not believe what you you see and hear as the hundreds and maybe thousands of animals cross the Mara River. I don’t care if you have the top of the top of the line TV, nothing is like seeing it live!
We start and end our safari in Nairobi. On arrival I’ve planned a couple of fun and relaxing days to help everyone acclimate to the time zone and we can pick any items that you may have left behind. I have arranged special private admission to the fabulous Sheldrick Elephant Sanctuary for our group. You will be up close and might even get a hug from a baby elephant!
From Nairobi we depart Wilson Airport fro the famed Amboseli National Park. The park is home to the some of the largest elephants in the world and with the majestic Kilimanjaro in the background it’s an incredible photography experience.
We depart Amboseli and begin the Masai Mara portion of the safari. It’s here where will find the migration. The portion of the vast Mara plains that we will visit is home to the densest populations of lions in Africa. On a recent safari, we saw 34 lions on the way from the landing strip to the lodge. Let’s try and beat that this time!
Just a reminder that as much as I try and control every aspect of the safari, I can’t do it all. We will be in the Masai Mara at a good time of year for the migration, but the memo might not have reached the Wildebeest. The Wildebeest do not publish their itinerary, and so we might not see an epic crossing, but we’ll put a lot of effort into making that happen.