The Greatest Show on Earth
By the month of June a gentle wind ripples through the tall red oat grass, and the only animals easily visible are the slow moving elephants and giraffes, or a lone topi standing on an abandoned termite mound. A stillness sits across the savannah and the lions of the Mara lie in the shade of the acacias, waiting in anticipation. One late morning, small specks rise up through the bushes by Sand River and within minutes become clouds of dust. A herd of a few hundred wildebeest swarms its way along and then down the dusty river bank. Some of the herd settles for a few sips of water before the throng returns and takes the thirsty back to the top of the river bank. The migration has arrived. Within a couple of days many herds of thousands of wildebeest are trampling their way through the long grass, snaking their way across to Look-Out Hill and then down to the Mara River.
Many visitors only want to see the river crossings but the true spectacle of the migration is 1,245,000 wildebeest, 200,000 Burchell’s zebra, 18,000 eland and 500,000 Thomson’s Gazelle filling the entire stretch of landscape. The shifting columns of the herds as they traverse the valleys and the hills can only be watched in awe. There is nothing else like this on earth.
On arrival to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by our representative who will escort you to your transfer vehicle.
Our representative will join you on your transfer to the Domestic Airport Wilson Airport (Approx. 30 Min Drive). They will brief you on your safari and are at your disposal to answer any questions you may have.
Once you have checked in, you can have lunch at Dormans Restaurant as you wait for your flight to Maasai Mara (Approx. 40 Min flight time). Dormans became Kenya’s first coffee roaster in 1950. Today they continue to grow coffee, produce, roast and distribute Africa’s most exceptional coffees.
Take off at 1400Hrs and enjoy the views of our beautiful Kenya from up above.
Arrive at Keekorok Airstrip at 1440Hrs and be received by our guide in your private Safari Land Cruiser.
You will embark on an on route game drive as you make your way to your camp.
Check in and enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.
Wake up for breakfast at the camp.
Head out by 0900Hrs for a full day game drive.
This is recommended because you can drive quite far out to explore the Masai Mara. You will get to go to the migration crossings which is a spectacle this time of the year.
You will have a picnic lunch under a thorn tree on a vantage point. Picturesque…
Continue exploring the Mara and head back to the camp by 1800Hrs.
Wake up early and have breakfast.
Check out from the lodge by 1000 hrs and drive to Nairobi (Approx. 5 hours 30 min drive)
The drive is very scenic as you pass wheat farms, rural towns, drive in to and out of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment and also drive by a dormant volcano, Mount Longonot.
You will pass through Nairobi City and be transferred to the JKIA International Airport for your onward flight.