The Great Wildebeest Migration

“The Great Migration.”

One of the most sought-after events for wildlife and nature enthusiasts is the Great Migration, a cyclical migration of nearly a million animals through the Serengeti-Mara habitat. Wildebeest and their many traveling companions continue their methodical trek along a well-worn road in search of grazing land and fresh water.

The herds leave the southern Serengeti, close to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and travel clockwise through the Serengeti to the Masai Mara in Kenya, where they give birth to their young, before returning to the southern Serengeti in the autumn.

When carnivores eat thousands of herbivores, thousands more are born to replace them, creating a never-ending cycle of high drama.


One of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. The constant movement of columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water.

After calving in the southern part of Tanzania’s Serengeti near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the animals journey through the Serengeti up and around in a clockwise direction towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning once again near the end of the year.

Along the way, high drama is always present, as thousands of animals are taken by predators and thousands more are born, replenishing the numbers and sustaining the circle of life.

About The Tour

Inclusions Exclusions
Arrival & Departure airport transfers complementary to all our clients. Visas and related costs.
Transportation as per itinerary. Personal Taxes.
Accommodation per itinerary or similar with a request to all our clients. Drinks, tips, laundry, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.
Meals as per itinerary B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner. International flights.
Services literate English driver/guide. Optional excursions and activities not listed in the itinerary like Balloon safari, Masai Village.
National park & game reserve entrance fees as per itinerary.
Excursions & activities as per itinerary with a request
Recommended Mineral Water while on safari.

Detailed Day Wise Itinerary

  • Day : 1 Nairobi to Masai Mara

    Pickup from a Nairobi hotel or Airport in the morning Drive to Masai Mara, a 5-hour drive to the main gate, via The Great African Rift Valley escarpment and the famous Masai Town, Narok. Check-in at Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, or Mara Crossing Camp and have lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park in search of the Lion, Cheetah, Elephant, buffalo, and other members of the Big Five, plus other animals Dinner and overnight at Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Game Camp, or Mara Crossing Camp (or equivalent).

  • Day : 2 Masai Mara full Day

    Early breakfast, followed by a game drive where you will spend the day exploring the park with a picnic lunch in search of its well-known residents: During migration season, which runs from early July to the end of the month of September, the Masai Mara grasslands are teeming with wildebeest, zebra, impala, topi, giraffe, Thomson's gazelle, leopards, lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals, and bat-eared foxes. Hippos abound along the Mara River, as do very huge Nile crocodiles, which wait for a meal as the wildebeest pass looking for greener pastures. Just before dusk, return to the lodge for freshening up for dinner and lodging at Ashnil Mara Camp, Sarova Mara Camp, or the equivalent.

  • Day : 3 Masai Mara full Day

    You'll go on a game drive first thing in the morning and then come back for brunch (around 8:00 am). After breakfast, drive from Lake Nakuru to Nairobi, stopping briefly for a wildlife drive. At noon, you will land in Nairobi and make your way to the Carnivore Restaurant (optional activity and choice of hotel).

    After lunch, we'll deliver you to your hotels or the airport, whatever you prefer.

  • Day : 4 Masai Mara – Nairobi

    Breakfast at your camp. Check out of the camp and park and drive to Nairobi, A -5 hours drive to Nairobi, arriving in time for lunch. Lunch at Carnivore afterwards drop off at your respective hotel or Airport around 3 pm.

    (Optional to our clients with evening Flights) – if you have an evening flight you can do more game drives with packed lunch till around 12:00 hrs. lunch time, After the drive to Nairobi you arrive in Nairobi at around 5 to 6 pm and drop off at Airport or back to your hotel.