4 days maasai mara wildebeest safari

4 days Maasai Mara wildebeest safari is a wonderful wildebeest safari organized to offer you an opportunity to witness the annual Great wildebeest migration often dubbed as the 8th wonder of the world. The annual wildebeest migration see more than 2 million wildebeest, gazelles and zebras making their annual trip from Serengeti national park in Tanzania into Kenya’s Maasai Mara national reserve.

The 4 days itinerary offers you a chance to experience the massive movement of animals yourself and experience the massive movement and the high drama of the river crossing in the process.

HIGHLIGHTS OF 4 days maasai mara wildebeest safari

Day 1: Nairobi – Masai Mara

Day 2: Masai Mara

Day 3: Masai Mara

Day 4: Masai Mara – Nairobi

DETAILED ITINERARY OF 4 days maasai mara wildebeest safari

DAY 1 – NAIROBI – MASAI MARA

On arrival in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International airport by our representative or safari driver guide from Focus East Africa Tours or from your hotel in Nairobi, you will have briefed about the safari and set off on a drive along the floor of the famous Great Rift Valley on your way to Maasai Mara national reserve.

Along the way, you will have a stopover at the Great Rift Valley Viewpoint to watch the stunning panorama of the lakes, plains and volcanic terrain dominating the region. Another stopover will be in Masai Town of Narok for a short cultural walk to stretch your leg and then proceed to the reserve.

You will arrive in the reserve in time for lunch which you will have at the lodge then in the afternoon you will head out for an afternoon game drive spotting animals such as lions, elephants, cape buffaloes, gazelles among others. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

4 days maasai mara wildebeest safari
Game drives in maasai mara

Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge

Meal Plan: full board

DAY 2 – MASAI MARA

Wake up early before the dawn and head to the reserve for the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the spectacular Masai Mara sunrise, have a quick cup of coffee and head out into the plains of Masai Mara to watch the sun as it sets first to the endless savannah plains of the reserve and watch the big cats taking advantage of the morning cool to hunt for food.

Alternatively you can also do a hot air balloon on which you will enjoy aerial views of the reserve and the animals, the hot air balloon safari will be accompanied by a champagne breakfast among the wildlife.

You will the return to your lodge for late breakfast and then return to the reserve with picnic lunch for a day-long-exploration of Masai Mara watching various species of wildlife and birdlife. During the full day of exploration you will have picnic lunch and tour the reserve until the sunsets, in the evening you will head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge

Meal Plan: full board

DAY 3 – MASAI MARA

Wake up for early for breakfast and head to the reserve searching and following the movements of the wildebeest migration which can be unpredictable. You will use this full day to increase your chances of witnessing the famous river crossing and following the large columns of the migrating herds.

Each year the entire herd of the wildebeest attempt the treacherous crossing of the crocodile filled Mara River where the only strong ones survive, it takes a lot of patience and more than a little luck but witnessing the dramatic river crossing is a bucket list worth waiting for.

4 days maasai mara wildebeest safari
Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara

You will have picnic lunch and later in the evening you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: AA Mara Lodge

Meal Plan: full board

DAY 4 – MASAI MARA – NAIROBI

Have breakfast and head to the reserve for an en-route game drive as you exit the reserve returning to Nairobi, you will be dropped off either at the airport for your onward travel or at the hotel in Nairobi.

End of 4 days Maasai Mara wildebeest migration safari.

You’ll bid farewell to the Masai Mara after breakfast and return to Nairobi for your

INCLUSIONS

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

EXCLUSIONS

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
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