5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari is a 5 days safari experience purposely offering a great opportunity for tourists to witness the annual wildebeest migration which is similar to a scene from the lion King movie. Annual Wildebeest migration is a migration of over 1.5 million of wildebeests, thousands of zebras, gazelles and elands from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve in search for water and green pasture. 

5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

This safari takes you on a visit to 2 national parks that are Lake Nakuru national park for sights of animals and birds and Masai Mara national reserve for witnessing the wildebeest migration.

Highlights of the 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari 

  • Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi 
  • Day 2: Transfer to Lake Nakuru national park 
  • Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve and afternoon game drive 
  • Day 4: Full day in Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi 

Detailed itinerary of the safari 

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi

  • Arrival in Nairobi: On the 1st day of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari you are to arrive in Nairobi using Jomo Kenyatta international airport, upon your arrival at jomo Kenyatta international airport you will be picked by your safari driver and transfer to your hotel in Nairobi city. At the hotel you will have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Villa Rosa Kempinski
  • Midrange: Swiss Lenana Mount Hotel 
  • Budget: Jamhuri homes

Meal plan: lunch and dinner (half board)

5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari
5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari

Day 2: Transfer to Lake Nakuru national park 

  • Transfer to Lake Nakuru: On the 2nd day of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari you are to transfer from Nairobi to Lake Nakuru national park, after morning breakfast at your lodge in Nairobi you will meet your safari driver  and leave Nairobi city for Lake Nakuru national park.  Lake Nakuru national park a renowned national park for hosting a huge concentration of flamingoes which are present in the dry seasons and largest population of rhinos in Kenya, the park consists of Lake Nakuru a rift valley soda lake situated in the south of the park.  
  • When you arrive in the park you will check into your lodge and have lunch, in the afternoon you will go for a game drive in search for animals like lions, leopards, elands, zebras, eastern black rhinos, warthogs, baboons, white rhinos and many more. You will also visit Lake Nakuru for sights of lesser and greater flamingoes, pelicans, herons and many more. In the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. 

Accommodation is got from 

  • Luxury: Sarova lion hill game lodge
  • Midrange: Lake Nakuru lodge
  • Budget: Ziwa bush lodge

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch, and dinner (full board)

Day 3: Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve and afternoon game drive 

  • Transfer to Masai Mara national reserve and afternoon game drive: On the 3rd day of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari you are to transfer from Lake Nakuru national park to Masai Mara national reserve and have an afternoon game drive,  after morning breakfast at your lodge, you will checkout and embark on your drive to Masai Mara national reserve. Masai Mara national reserve is a recognized national park and a safari destination situated in the south-western Kenya and lieing in the northern most section of Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, the reserve covers an area of 1,510 square kilometers which habit many animals. When you arrive in the park you will have lunch after checking into your lodge and in the afternoon you will go for a game drive, on the game drive you will spot many animals such as lions, elephants, elands, wildebeests, hartebeests, antelopes, Masai giraffes and many birds. in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight at your lodge. 
  • Luxury: Mara Intrepids Tented camp
  • Midrange: Angama Mara
  • Budget: Talek bush camp
  • Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 4: Full day in Masai Mara national reserve 

  • Full day in Masai Mara national reserve: On the 4th day of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari you are to have a full day of exploring Masai Mara national reserve, after breakfast at your lodge you will head to Masai Mara for another day of touring for a full day on a game drive. As you drive through the plains of Masai Mara you will witness the great wildebeest migration in which thousands of wildebeests led by zebras and Thomson gazelles migrate from Serengeti national park to Masai Mara national reserve.  This phenomenon is witness at Mara River when river crossing experience happens, river crossing action involves gazelles and their calves, zebras and Thomson’s gazelles struggle to cross the river while fighting from crocodiles and rhinos in the river.  At lunch you will have picnic lunch set on the banks of Mara river  while enjoying sights of rhinos and crocodiles, in the afternoon you will go on another game drive on which you will spot many animals such as lions, elephants, buffaloes, elands, giraffes, antelopes, cheetah, leopards and many more. in the evening you will have dinner and stay overnight. 

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner (full board)

Day 5: Transfer back to Nairobi

  • Transfer back to Nairobi: On the  5th and last day of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari you are to transfer back to Nairobi for a drop-off, after morning breakfast at your lodge, you will checkout after meeting your safari drive and embark on your drive to Nairobi. You will arrive in Nairobi in afternoon, have lunch at the hotel and then be dropped off either at the hotel or at Jomo Kenyatta international airport for your departure flight back home. 
  • Meal plan: Breakfast and lunch (half board)

End of 5 days Masai Mara wildebeest migration safari 

Safari inclusions 

  • Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
  • All meals as indicted on the itinerary 
  • Transportation in a tourist van fitted with a pop-up roof the purpose for game-viewing and photography.
  • Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture.
  • A private minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
  • Each minivan carries safari accessories including wildlife books, beanbags to support cameras on car doors and window sills, binoculars, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
  • Bottled mineral water during game drives.
  • Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
  • All government taxes, levies, and fees
  • All arrival and departure transfer fees between airports, hotels, parks, etc.

Safari exclusions

  • Domestic and international airfares 
  • Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
  • Tips and gratuities for hotel, lodge and camp staff and for your driver/guide.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.  
  • Laundry services.
  •  optional activities not listed by the included in your itinerary
  • extra accommodation before and after the safari 
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