The migration of Wildebeest from Tanzania to Kenya with the Mara River crossing is among the best nature’s show you would ever witness.
(Date of Travel – 03 October, 2014)
The Wildebeest migration is a natural wonder of the world. The migration of Wildebeest and other animals from Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya with the signature Mara River crossing is among the best nature’s show you would ever witness. The best season to visit is mid July to early October.
We planned a 2N/3D visit for Kenya. The cost of each day stay at Masai Mara during the migration time is high and we had a limited budget. So we planned only 1 day trip to the park. The stay options inside the park were costly so we stayed at a camp/tent just outside the park. We also opted for shared transfers. From Nairobi airport it was 6 hrs by road to Masai Mara camp. Although we opted for a shared transfer but got lucky with upgrade to private transfers. The area passes through remote villages of Kenya.
At our stay camp it was all meals included. In such a remote location only option is to have meals in the place of stay. All the serving staff were from local Mara community and they did the best to make the stay memorable. They used solar electricity, sometimes animals enter the area so there were local people as security guards round the clock.
Next day we had an early breakfast and started the safari. We again got upgraded to private transfers as the organiser was unable to club our trip with other travellers. The Masai Mara park is famous for big 5 – Lion, Leopard, Rhinoceros, Elephant and Cape buffalo. We were able to track 4 of them and missed the Rhinoceros. At Mara River crossing a group of wildebeest were about to cross the river but finally changed the route. We had our packed lunch at park. The safari drivers kept informing each other about the wild life locations. We were experiencing once of the best days of our travel journey. After completing the full day safari we visited a local mara community and had another great experience.