Admire the herd's stunning patchwork quilt from above on a hot air balloon safari at sunrise.

Masai Mara Great Migration Safari: July to October

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Places Visited

Nairobi, Masai Mara, Masai Mara National Reserve, Mara Naibosho Private Conservancy

Suggested Duration

11 Days

From July to October, the great wildebeest migration is in the Masai Mara as the rumbling herds dramatically crossing the Mara River to feast on the fresh grasslands. Over a million mammals arrive, and this safari provides the best seats in the theater. Stay at three exceptional camps and spend eight days on big game safari to surround yourself with all the charms of nature's greatest show. Exhilarating and enchanting, this is one of Africa's ultimate experiences.

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Trip Highlights

  • Surround yourself with all the wonder of the great wildebeest migration with consecutive days of big game safari in the Masai Mara
  • Admire the stunning patchwork of herds from above with a sunrise hot air balloon safari
  • Stay in a luxury camp that overlooks the Mara River and seek out the dramatic wildebeest river crossings, where thousands stampede across crocodile-infested waters
  • Savor the intimacy of a small luxury tented camp in the Central Mara surrounded by over a million mammals
  • Enjoy days spent in the private Mara Naibosho Conservancy with a chance to fully escape other tourists and find a personal piece of the great wildebeest migration
  • Take twice-daily game drives and enjoy all the charms of the migration, from galloping herds to cheetah cubs and roaming hyenas
  • Continually discover predatory safari scenes, an astonishing number of big cats feasting on the wildebeest bounty
  • Take a game walk with a Masai warrior and enjoy a nighttime game drive in the Mara Naibosho Conservancy
  • Fly in and out of the Masai Mara for a sublime aerial over the wilderness
  • Start the safari with two nights in Nairobi with a stay in a luxurious manor house where giraffe poke their heads through the window

Starting Price

$14,009 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

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