Great Migration, Maasai Mara

As featured on David Attenborough's "Dynasties", the Great Migration is an epic, treacherous journey which really must be seen to be believed. Traveling from the Western Serengeti and heading north, following the rains, the legendary Great Migration heads into Kenya during the months of August and September. The Maasai Mara forms the stage for the last leg of Africa’s most grueling marathon, the survivors having battled through the Serengeti and Mara Rivers, avoiding predators lying in wait.

Once on the grasslands of the Maasai Mara, the wildebeest take the opportunity to fatten up, traveling from pasture to pasture.

Talk to us about how you can incorporate the Great Migration into your trip. We will hand pick a traveling camp, and can set you up with game drives to take in the wildebeest. Go a step further and take a hot air balloon to get a spectacular bird’s eye view, possibly the only way to truly grasp the sheer numbers of this four-legged ocean.


  • Witness the ‘World Cup of Wildlife’

  • Watch over one million animals arriving at the green plains of the Maasai Mara

  • August to October only

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I grew up near the picturesque fishing village of Rye, in East Sussex. However, my heart has always been in Africa since I was a young girl. Having a South African father meant my love for the history and colour of this fantastic continent has been a prominent part of my life, and so getting to travel to seven different countries over the last few years has been a dream come true. One of my highlights was flying in the famous yellow bi-plane across Lewa Wildlife Conservancy in Kenya.

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