5-Day Wildebeest Migration Expedition: Safari Experience

5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Landcruiser, Minivans
  • 5-50
  • Moderate
  • Fully Guided
  • July-October
  • Instant Booking
  • Hotels, Lodges, tented camps
  • 15-99 yrs
  • Private & Group


Embark on an extraordinary 5-Day Wildebeest Migration Expedition, where the rhythms of the African wilderness come to life in a breathtaking display of nature’s grandeur. Your journey begins with a warm welcome in Nairobi, where you’ll meet your knowledgeable guide and set off towards the iconic Maasai Mara National Reserve.

As you traverse the picturesque landscapes of Kenya, anticipation builds for the spectacle that awaits. Arriving at Maasai Mara, you’ll check into your luxurious accommodation, ranging from elegant lodges to charming tented camps, nestled in the heart of the reserve.

Each day brings new adventures as you set out on game drives to witness the great migration. Rise before dawn to catch the sunrise, painting the savannah in golden hues as wildlife awakens to a new day. Follow the path of the migrating herds, marveling at the sight of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles as they traverse the plains in search of fresh grazing grounds.

Your expert guide will lead you to prime viewing spots, where you can witness heart-pounding crossings of the Mara River, where crocodiles lurk beneath the surface, waiting for their next meal. Keep your camera ready for thrilling wildlife encounters, from lions stalking their prey to cheetahs sprinting across the plains in pursuit of speed.

During leisure moments, immerse yourself in the rich Maasai culture with a visit to a local village. Engage with Maasai warriors, learn about their traditions and way of life, and witness traditional dances that echo through the vast expanse of the Mara.

As the sun sets on each day, return to your accommodation for evenings filled with stories shared around the campfire. Indulge in delicious meals under the starlit sky, savoring the flavors of Africa as you recount the day’s adventures with newfound friends.

On your final day, bid farewell to Maasai Mara, taking with you memories that will last a lifetime. Journey back to Nairobi, reflecting on the incredible experiences and unforgettable moments of your Wildebeest Migration Expedition.

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Trip Highlights

  • Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, experiencing the awe-inspiring sight of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles as they cross the plains of Maasai Mara in search of greener pastures.
  • Embark on thrilling game drives through Maasai Mara's diverse landscapes, home to a variety of wildlife including lions, elephants, giraffes, and more.
  • Visit a local Maasai village and immerse yourself in their traditions, learning about their way of life, traditional dances, and craftsmanship.
  • Take in breathtaking views of the Great Rift Valley and the Maasai Mara savannah, with Mount Kilimanjaro providing a stunning backdrop.
  • Enjoy personalized safari experiences with knowledgeable guides who will enhance your wildlife encounters and provide insights into the local ecosystem.
  • Stay in comfortable lodges or tented camps, offering a blend of luxury and wilderness, ensuring a relaxing retreat after each day's adventures.


Morning: Your Wildebeest Migration Expedition begins with your arrival in Nairobi. Upon landing at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport or from your hotel, you’ll be greeted by your safari guide from the tour company. After a warm welcome and briefing about your upcoming adventure, you’ll start your journey towards Maasai Mara.

Midday: Along the scenic drive, take a break for lunch at a local restaurant where you can savor traditional Kenyan cuisine or opt for a picnic in the wilderness, depending on the route and timing.

Afternoon: Arrive at Maasai Mara National Reserve in the afternoon and check in to your chosen accommodation, which could be a luxury lodge or a tented camp. After settling in, head out for your first game drive in search of the migrating wildebeests and other wildlife.

Evening: As the sun sets, return to your accommodation for dinner. Enjoy the sounds of the African night and share stories of your safari experiences with fellow travelers around a campfire before retiring for the night.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Wake up before dawn for an early morning game drive, giving you the opportunity to witness the Mara’s wildlife at its most active. Keep your eyes peeled for the wildebeest herds as they traverse the plains in search of greener pastures.

Midday: Return to your accommodation for breakfast and some leisure time to relax. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or simply enjoy the tranquility of the Mara surroundings.

Afternoon: Embark on a full-day game drive, exploring different parts of Maasai Mara and tracking the movements of the wildebeest migration. Your experienced guide will take you to prime viewing spots, ensuring you witness this natural spectacle up close.

Evening: As the day comes to an end, watch the sunset over the Mara plains before returning to your accommodation for dinner. Reflect on the day’s sightings and prepare for another exciting day of safari adventures.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: Rise early for another sunrise game drive, focusing on tracking the movements of the wildebeest migration. Follow their path as they cross rivers and traverse the savannah, accompanied by predators such as lions and crocodiles.

Midday: Return to your accommodation for breakfast and a brief rest. Use this time to recharge before continuing your wildebeest migration expedition in the afternoon.

Afternoon: Head out for another game drive, continuing your quest to witness the migration in action. Your guide will use their expertise to navigate through the reserve, maximizing your chances of encountering large herds of wildebeests and other wildlife.

Evening: As darkness falls, return to your accommodation for dinner. Enjoy a delicious meal under the starlit sky, recounting the day’s adventures and marveling at the wonders of the African wilderness.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: After breakfast, set out for a morning game drive, exploring different areas of Maasai Mara and seeking out the diverse wildlife that inhabits the reserve. Keep your camera ready for memorable sightings of predators and prey.

Midday: Return to your accommodation for lunch and some relaxation time. Take a siesta or indulge in a spa treatment to rejuvenate yourself for the afternoon safari activities.

Afternoon: Embark on another game drive, delving deeper into the wilderness of Maasai Mara. Your guide will share insights into the ecosystem and behavior of the wildlife, enhancing your safari experience.

Evening: As the sun sets on your penultimate day in Maasai Mara, enjoy a farewell dinner at your accommodation. Savor the flavors of Kenyan cuisine and reflect on the incredible moments of your wildebeest migration expedition.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning: After breakfast, check out of your accommodation and bid farewell to Maasai Mara. Depart for Nairobi, enjoying a scenic drive through the Great Rift Valley and the Kenyan countryside.

Midday: Stop for lunch at a restaurant or picnic spot along the way, savoring your final moments in the wilderness before returning to the city.

Afternoon: Arrive back in Nairobi by late afternoon, where your Wildebeest Migration Expedition concludes. Your guide will drop you off at your hotel or transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your safari adventure in Kenya.

Breakfast, Lunch



  • Accommodation: Hotels, lodge or tented camp, (depending on package)
  • All Meals as per Itinerary
  • Transportation: Airport transfers, transfers between destinations
  • Professional safari driver/tour guide
  • Bottled water during activities
  • All park entrance fees and taxes


  • International airfare
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals and drinks not specified (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary (available to purchase)


What is the best time of year to witness the Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara?

The best time to witness the Wildebeest Migration in Maasai Mara is typically between July and October when the herds are crossing the Mara River. However, the exact timing can vary depending on weather conditions and the movement of the herds.

What wildlife can I expect to see during the safari?

Maasai Mara is home to a diverse range of wildlife, including the Big Five (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros), as well as cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, and various bird species.

What is the accommodation like during the safari?

Accommodation options range from luxury lodges to tented camps, offering comfortable amenities and stunning views of the surrounding wilderness.

Is the safari suitable for children?

Yes, the safari is suitable for children, but it’s important to note that game drives can be long and bumpy, so it’s advisable to consider the age and comfort of your children before booking.

Are there any optional activities available during the safari?

Yes, there are optional activities available such as hot air balloon safaris, guided nature walks, and visits to local community projects. These activities can be arranged at an additional cost.

Is travel insurance included in the package?

No, travel insurance is not included in the package. It is recommended that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance to cover any unexpected events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, or lost luggage.

What is the weather like in Maasai Mara during the safari?

Maasai Mara experiences a range of temperatures throughout the year, with the hottest months being January and February. The rainy season typically occurs from March to May and October to November, while the dry season is from June to September. It’s advisable to pack accordingly for varying weather conditions.

How large are the safari vehicles, and how many people will be in each vehicle?

The safari vehicles used are typically 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for optimal game viewing. The number of people in each vehicle may vary but is usually limited to 6-7 passengers to ensure everyone has a window seat and a clear view of the wildlife.

Can dietary restrictions or preferences be accommodated during the safari?

Yes, most lodges and camps can accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences with advance notice. It’s recommended to inform our customer service of any specific dietary requirements before your arrival.

Are there any additional fees or charges not included in the package?

Additional fees or charges that are not included in the package may include optional activities, alcoholic beverages, tips for guides and staff, and any personal expenses. It’s advisable to budget for these additional costs accordingly.

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