One of the most spectacular natural wonders in the world, the Great Wildebeest Migration has already begun in Kenya’s Maasai Mara. The greatest wildlife show on earth usually takes place around July to October each year but this year the herds arrived early to the Mara plains. The journey of over one and a half million wildebeest and zebra to the green pastures of the Maasai Mara is one of Africa’s most dramatic and memorable safari experiences.
Wildebeest can be heard from miles away as they thunder over the Kenyan border towards freshly grown and nutritious lands.
Visitors can watch in awe as the banks of the Mara river swell and burst with wildebeest as they storm down the river bank into crocodile-infested waters.
Don’t miss out on this incredible wildlife spectacle and head to Kenya with these special offers designed to provide a front row seat for the Great Migration:
World Expeditions is offering a four-night, three-day Maasai Mara Explorer package. The trip begins in Nairobi before venturing into the heart of the Maasai Mara National Park for a camping safari to enjoy the thrill of early morning and afternoon game drives. Price starts from £1,490 per person and includes all meals, internal flight from the Maasai Mara to Nairobi, park entrance fees and private transport with experienced guides. The trip begins and concludes in Nairobi, however international flights with Kenya Airways from London Heathrow to Nairobi start from £703.36 return including taxes. Offer valid for departures on 27th June, 15th August and 19th September 2015.For more information or to book call 0800 0744 135 or visit www.worldexpeditions.com
Hayes and Jarvis is offering a six-night Kenya Classic tour incorporating the Maasai Mara, Lake Nakuru and Amboseli. The tour itinerary begins with one night at the Safari Park Lodge in Nairobi before spending two-nights at the Mara Sopa Lodge, one night in Lake Nakuru Lodge and two nights at the Amboseli Sopa Lodge. Prices start from £1,799 per person, a saving of £139 and £1,399 per child. Package includes international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, four star accommodation, airport and land transfers, English speaking guide, park entrance fees and most meals. Offer valid on departures from September to December 2015. For more information or to book call 01293 735831 or visit www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk
Visions of Africa is offering a seven-night safari package visiting Nairobi, Samburu, Aberdare National Park, Lake Nakuru and the Maasai Mara. Price starts from £2,339 per person and £1,598 per child (aged seven – 11, no children under seven are permitted). Package includes international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, all road transfers, one night B&B accommodation at the Intercontinental Nairobi and six nights accommodation full board on safari as well as shared game drives with an English speaking guide. Offer valid for travel between June and October 2015. For more information or to book call 01444 225640 or visit www.visionsofafrica.co.uk
Red Savannah has put together a six-night safari package staying at the five-star Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. The camp is located where the riverine forest meets the sweeping plains in the path of the Great Migration. Prices start from £2,995 per person, a saving of £230 and £2,295 per child. The package includes economy class Kenya Airways flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, airport tranfers, return flights to the Maasai Mara, park fees, three meals daily, teas and coffees, two safari activities per day, emergency medical evacuation and transfers to and from the lodge airstrip. Offer valid for travel during October and November 2015, booked by 1st September 2015. For more information or to book call 01242 787800 or visit www.redsavannah.com
2by2 Holidays has put together a nine-night four-star Kenya package combining Nairobi and the two exceptional wildlife regions of Samburu and the Maasai Mara. The trip begins at the Sarova Panafric in Nairobi followed by stays at Elephant Bedroom Camp in Samburu and the Olarro Lodge in the Maasai Mara. Prices start from £3,350 per person sharing, a £310 saving per person. The package includes four-star B&B accommodation in Nairobi and full board accommodation for the rest of the trip, international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, light aircraft connecting flights, transfers, game drives and bush walks, one Maasai Mara excursion and park fees. Offer valid for travel during July and October 2015, booked by 31st July. For more information or to book call 01582 766122 or visit www.2by2holidays.co.uk
Africa Travel has put together a seven-night package incorporating five-star stays in Nairobi, Samburu and the Maasai Mara. Prices start from £4,295 per person, a saving of £450 per person including one free night at Saruni Mara. The package includes one night B&B accommodation at Ole Sereni Hotel in Nairobi, two nights full board accommodation at Saruni Samburu, three nights full board accommodation at Saruni Mara, return British Airways international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi and air and ground transfers. Offer valid on travel between September and November 2015, booked by August 2015. For more information or to book call 0207 843 3500 or visit www.africatravel.com
Wildlife Worldwide is offering a ten-day Migration Special package including three-nights at the Rekero Camp before spending four nights at either Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Orok Conservancy or Porini Mara Camp in the Ol Kinyei Conservancy. Prices start from £5,295 per person and include seven-nights four-star tented camp accommodation, all meals, return international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, internal flights and transfers, game drives and bush walks. For more information or to book call 01962 302086 or visit www.wildlifeworldwide.com
Hands Up Holidays have put together a fifteen-day luxury voluntourism package incorporating both beach and safari time with the opportunity to meet with and learn about the Maasai people and culture. The trip begins with one night at Giraffe Manor in Nairobi before leaving the city for two nights at Saruni Samburu in Samburu, two nights at Porini Amboseli, six nights at Mara Bushtops in the Maasai Mara and ending with three nights at Funzi Keys in Kenya’s south coast. During the stay in the Maasai Mara, guests spend four days building a classroom in a Maasai community, making a positive difference to the Kenyan people. Prices start from £9,990 per person, a saving of £1,000 and £7,950 per child. Package includes five-star and full board twin share accommodation throughout, international flights from London Heathrow to Nairobi, volunteering costs and park entrance fees. For more information or to book call 0207 193 1062 or visit www.handsupholidays.com