By July the countless herds have amassed along the swollen Mara River – a final barrier from the short sweet grasses of the Masai Mara. Sometimes the crossing place they have chosen is shallow allowing the majority of animals to pass safely. In other areas the waters boil with drowning wildebeest and slashing crocodiles. Between July and October the wildebeest reside in the Mara
Six-day safari to Kenya’s Masai Mara NP with special emphasis on photographing the Great Migration crossing the Mara River, running the gambit of swift currents and hundreds of Nile Crocodiles.
This is a high season safari of a lifetime. Over 300,000 wildebeest die from drowning, stampedes, Nile Crocodiles and other predators every year crossing the Mara River. Even this carnage is not enough to reduce the Wildebeest’s numbers with its annual birth rate of over 400,000.
Day 1– Nairobi, Kenya – (Kenya Comfort Hotel) You will be met at the Nairobi airport and transferred to Hotel.
Day 2 and 3 Masai Mara After breakfast, we Drive to Masai Mara Game Reserve. We will stay at the Mid Luxury camp on Talek wildebeest migration entim camp first game drive will be after lunch. The Masai Mara is world famous for its black-mane lions and the annual migration of the wildebeest, listed as one of the eight natural wonders of the modern world. We will spend 2½ days photographing the wildebeests and zebras crossing the Mara River and the resident and migratory predators of the region. As we cross the Masai Mara plains, we will focus our attention on lions, leopards, endangered Black rhinos and other species of wildlife including several hundred species of bird. The most dramatic and memorable safari experience will be observing 1.5 million wildebeest migrating between Kenya & Tanzania at the numerous wildlife crossings on the Mara River. We will head for those crossings hoping to photograph the Wildebeest as they gather by the thousands on the banks of the river. Wildebeests run a dangerous gambit trying to cross the Mara River as several hundred Nile crocodiles try to reduce their numbers. With the swift current, eminent stampedes and deadly crocodile
jaws, you have a guaranteed recipe for mass genocide.
Day 4 All day game drive as we head east transferring from to Ol Moran Camp
Day 5 rising early for a quick breakfast, we’ll hit the road. The all day game drive will feature a box lunch as we continue to photograph the Mara.After returning to camp late in the day we can have a drink, appetizers or a refreshing shower before sitting down for dinner andthen quiet conversation as we listen to the sounds of Africa! Ol Moran Camp
Day 6 – Masai Mara-Nairobi After an early morning game drive, lunch and shower we will fly to Nairobi and our flight home