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The Mara offers wildlife in a large variety and abundance: Over 450 species of animals have been recorded here. You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopard, many kinds of antelopes and elephants. It is in the Mara that perhaps the most spectacular event of the natural world takes place.
The annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra from the Serengeti (Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following hot on their heels are the predators of the Savannah – lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Optional: An early morning hot air balloon safari can be arranged at an extra cost.
Day 1: Aerial Arrival in the Mara – Immersive Wildlife Discovery
Embark on a thrilling flight from Nairobi to the Mara, your gateway to the captivating Keekorok Lodge. As you touch down, embrace the anticipation of discovering an array of wildlife. The Mara, home to over 450 animal species, welcomes you with iconic inhabitants such as lions, rhinos, giraffes, and more. Witness the dynamic Mara River, teeming with hippos and crocodiles, while the plains are alive with wildebeests, zebras, and buffalo.
Arriving at Keekorok Lodge, enjoy a delectable lunch amidst the tranquil surroundings. Afterward, set out on an exciting afternoon game drive, offering a firsthand taste of the Mara’s wildlife-rich landscapes. As the sun sets, return to the lodge to relax and share your remarkable experiences with fellow travelers.
Day 2: The Great Migration Marvel – Farewell to the Mara
Awaken to the possibility of witnessing one of nature’s most extraordinary spectacles – the annual migration of wildebeest and zebras. Depending on the timing of your visit, you might be fortunate to witness this event, as millions of these creatures journey from the Serengeti in search of sustenance. Predators of the Savannah – lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures – follow closely, showcasing nature’s intricate balance.
After immersing yourself in this captivating display, return to Keekorok Lodge for a hearty breakfast, relishing the memories of the morning adventure. Take leisure time to appreciate the lodge’s surroundings or capture final glimpses of the Mara’s beauty. Following lunch, bid farewell to the Mara’s majestic landscapes as you depart for your flight back to Nairobi, carrying with you cherished memories of the wildlife wonders that define this remarkable region.
Please note that the visibility of the migration is influenced by the season of travel. This itinerary provides a general overview and is subject to variations based on flight schedules and availability. Enhance your experience with an optional early morning hot air balloon safari at an additional cost.