The Great Masai Mara Migration Safari is here!

Witness the mesmerizing Masai Mara migration 2023, a spectacular annual event. This safari package takes you to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve, home to the “Big Five” and various species. Experience the thrilling wildebeest migration as 1.5 million animals traverse the Mara River in search of greener pastures. Our expert guides will ensure you have the best viewing spots to witness this extraordinary natural phenomenon. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! Reserve your spot for the Great Masai Mara Migration Safari today and indulge in the beauty of nature’s grand spectacle. Explore our Masai Mara migration packages and embark on an unforgettable adventure. Contact us now to secure your place and be a part of this incredible journey.

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Trip Notes for the Great Masai Mara Migration Safari:

  • Tour Country: Kenya
  • Tour Style: Private Safari
  • Tour starts and ends: Nairobi City. Make a request for a different start or end locations
  • Tour Departs: Any day throughout the year
  • Tour Suitability: Suitable for everyone (Solo Traveler, Groups or Family)
  • Children: There is no age restriction but infants may not participate in all activities. Children sharing room with adults pay 50% of the adult fee
  • Comfort Level: Mid Range lodges and hotels but can be upgraded to Luxury (5 star) accommodation at an extra cost.
  • Additional Accommodation Before & After Safari: Available at an extra cost
  • Airport and Hotel Transfers: Included
  • Game Drives and Transportation: Done using a 4×4 safari vehicle.


Witness the Great Masai Mara Kenya Migration Safari and Beyond!

Ready to witness the Great Masai Mara Migration Safari? Contact us now to book your fully customized safari. We can tailor the itinerary to your preferences, whether you want to extend your journey to other remarkable African destinations or focus solely on the migration. From the iconic Serengeti to the majestic Victoria Falls, we can combine the Masai Mara Migration Safari with other breathtaking locations, creating a truly immersive African adventure. Check out Kikwetu Cultural Adventures on TripAdvisor to see the rave reviews from our delighted customers. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary opportunity to witness nature’s wonders up close. Start planning your dream safari today!



The Great Masai Mara Migration is a breathtaking natural event where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores journey across the Masai Mara ecosystem in East Africa. It is one of the world’s most remarkable wildlife spectacles, driven by the search for food and water.

This circular migration, spanning from Tanzania’s southern Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, involves thrilling river crossings, encounters with predators, and the opportunity to witness large herds in motion. It offers an unforgettable experience for nature enthusiasts, photographers, and wildlife lovers.

The timing of the Great wildebeest Migration in the Masai Mara can vary slightly from year to year as it is influenced by the rainfall patterns and availability of grazing. Generally, the migration reaches the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya around July and continues until October. This period is often referred to as the peak season for the Great wildebeest Migration in Masai Mara.

During this time, visitors have a higher chance of witnessing dramatic river crossings as the herds navigate the Mara River. It is important to note that exact timing can fluctuate, so it is advisable to consult with us to plan your visit accordingly and increase your chances of experiencing this incredible natural event.

The cost of a wildebeest migration safari can vary depending on several factors, including the duration of the safari, accommodation type, level of luxury, and additional activities. To get an accurate idea of the cost for a wildebeest migration safari, it is recommended to reach out to us, and we will provide detailed itineraries and pricing options based on your preferences and requirements.

The Great Migration in Africa is a year-round event, as different regions and wildlife species have their own migratory patterns. However, the most famous and well-known migration is the one that takes place in the Serengeti ecosystem, involving wildebeest and zebras.

The timing of the Great Migration in the Serengeti varies from year to year, but it generally follows a predictable pattern. The herds typically begin their journey in the southern Serengeti and Ndutu area of Tanzania around December to March. They then move northwards into the western and central Serengeti around April to June. From July to October, they cross into the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, before returning to the southern Serengeti by November.

It’s important to note that these timeframes can vary due to factors such as rainfall patterns and availability of grazing. To witness specific stages of the migration, such as river crossings, it is advisable to plan your visit accordingly. Consulting with us to help you determine the best time to experience the Great Migration in Africa.

Yes, it is absolutely possible to combine the Great Migration with other safari experiences in Africa. Many travelers choose to create a multi-destination itinerary that includes not only the Great wildebeest Migration but also visits to other remarkable wildlife areas and national parks.

For example, you can combine your Great wildebeest Migration safari in the Serengeti or Masai Mara with a visit to other iconic destinations such as the Ngorongoro Crater, Amboseli National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, or the Tarangire National Park. These areas offer diverse wildlife, unique landscapes, and the opportunity to see other fascinating species like lions, elephants, rhinos, and countless bird species.

Moreover, you can extend your safari experience to other African countries such as South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, or Namibia, where you can explore their incredible national parks and witness different wildlife spectacles. Each destination has its own unique charm and offers distinct safari experiences.

By combining the Great wildebeest Migration with other safari destinations, you can enjoy a more comprehensive and diverse African wildlife adventure. Tailor-made itineraries can be designed to suit your preferences and allow you to explore multiple destinations within a single trip.

To secure your preferred dates and accommodations for a Great wildebeest Migration safari, it is generally recommended to book well in advance. The Great wildebeest Migration is a popular and highly sought-after experience, attracting visitors from around the world. As a result, availability can be limited, especially during peak seasons when the river crossings occur.

As a general guideline, booking your Great wildebeest Migration safari six to twelve months in advance is advisable. By booking early, you increase the likelihood of securing your desired accommodations, securing the services of experienced guides, and ensuring a smooth and well-organized safari experience.

Keep in mind that availability can vary depending on the specific time of year you plan to visit, as well as the level of luxury and exclusivity you desire. If you have specific preferences or require special arrangements, it is best to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


Help me plan My African Safari

Nairobi - Masai Mara National Reserve

This 3 days great Masai Mara migration safari begins with a pickup up from your Nairobi hotel and take you to the Masai Mara National Reserve. The journey will take about 5 hours, and we will stop along the way at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint. After we arrive, we’ll go on a game drive in the afternoon, giving us an early glimpse of the reserve’s wildlife. Thereafter return back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Osero Lodge (Mid Luxury Tented camp)
Meals: Lunch and Dinner


Masai Mara National Reserve

On the second day, we’ll get up early and go on a game drive to see the wildebeest migration. We’ll spend the morning following the herds as they navigate the crocodile-infested waters of the Mara River. We’ll stop in the reserve for a picnic breakfast, allowing us to soak in the breathtaking environment and view the wildlife up close.

We’ll continue our game with picnic lunch break in between. We will explore various sections of the Masai Mara and watching the vast diversity of animals that makes the reserve home. In the evening, we’ll return to our lodge, where you may unwind and enjoy a fantastic dinner.

Optional Activities (at an extra cost):

  • Masai Mara Hot Air Balloon ride; nothing is more spectacular than launching at sunrise and effortlessly floating in the air over and above the Mara plains.
  • Visit a local Masai village to see their nomadic lifestyle; the Masai are famous for their bravery, as they have co-existed with the animals over the years

Accommodation: Osero Lodge (Mid Luxury Tented camp)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Masai Mara National Reserve – Nairobi

We’ll go on a morning game drive before returning to Nairobi in the afternoon on the final day of the safari. Depending on your choices, we will drop you off at your hotel or the airport for your next African holiday destination. This marks the end of your 3 days great Masai Mara migration safari tour with Kikwetu Cultural Adventures.

Meals: Breakfast


Start Date (Season) Solo

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4 People

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January 05 to March 31 $1470 $935 $845 $734 $720 $667 Get Quote
April 01 to June 30 $1210 $809 $696 $626 $596 $566 Get Quote
July 01 to October 31 $1683 $1087 $980 $858 $840 $782 Get Quote
November 01 to December 22 $1470 $935 $845 $734 $720 $667 Get Quote
December 23 to January 04 $1683 $1087 $980 $858 $840 $782 Get Quote


Children Rate (Below 12 Years)

  • 2 years and below stays free
  • 3 to 11 years sharing a room with adults pays half (50%) of adult’s rate.
  • 3 to 11 years sharing their own room pay 75% of the adult’s rate.

What is Included & Excluded

This African safari tour of Serengeti national park has been seamlessly packaged from start to finish to allow you have fun and enjoy the real African experience with our professional African safari guides. Below find what is included and excluded in the rates.

All accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
All meals as per the itinerary
All applicable park entrance fees
All activities as per the itinerary unless labeled optional
Professional driver/guide
Roundtrip airport transfers
All government taxes
Unlimited bottled drinking water during the safari
International flights from your home and back
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips and gratuity
Personal items
Government imposed increase of taxes including park fees
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African black manned lion in Masai Mara game reserve Kenya