Experience the best 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour – 5 Nights Kenya’s Best Value Wildebeest Migration Safari Tours & Holidays Adventure led by the experts.

Witness the greatest natural show on earth- the great Wildebeest Migration River crossing in Kenya Masai Mara Reserve. This, 6 days great migration 2022 safari also features Kenya’s top wildlife safari destination;

Thus, the 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour of the Great Rift valley Lakes – Lake Nakuru National Park- {Rare animal species, both black & white Rhino, plus numerous birding species}. on the other hand, Amboseli National Park { a huge, large task elephant, Leopard, Lions + a clear view of Mount Kilimanjaro}.

6 Days Masai Mara Safari Tours – The 6-Days Great Migration Safari Tour

For those with more time to spend in Africa, exploring some of the top rewarding life events, it’s quite possible to spend the entire 6 Days trip just in Masai mara Game Reserve.

Our 6-Day Best of Kenya Safari – Big 5 tracking & great Migration Safari enables you to witness Kenya’s and Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife on this flagship Wild Race Africa Safari.

On this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour safari, we set out on unlimited game drives through East Africa’s most abundant Wildlife National Parks and private reserves.

Our pick of Wildlife Safari Lodges used while on this trip are some of the best safari lodges and tented camp that ranges from Mid-Range lodges/Tented camps to luxury plus lodges and tented camps set in the heart of these parks.

If you are also interested in the Tanzania migration safari package, we can always incorporate it into our 6 days great migration safari tour.

6 Days Masai Mara Safari Tour – Private journeys designed to Masai Mara & Serengeti National Park.

This 5 Nights/6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour – Kenya’s Best Value Wildebeest Migration Safari Tour can be fully customized on request. This is to help accommodate those who are purely interested in experiencing Kenya’s Masai Mara & Tanzania’s Serengeti Great Migration Adventure.

It has one Advantage, either way, you will never miss witnessing the great Migration event live, as increases your chances of witnessing the great wildebeest River crossing either in Masai Mara or Tanzania Serengeti National Park respectively.

The best would be spending 5 to six nights in the heart of the Great Migration country {Kenya & Tanzania}, three each in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

The Great Migration Safari – Kenya & Tanzania Game Viewing

From Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara, the Great Migration behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including the iconic Big Five, from custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat.

  • Explore alongside handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking expertise leads to amazing wildlife encounters
  • Discover both the modern and traditional aspects of daily local life, with visits to a Maasai village as well as a typical town, for a unique, culturally immersive experience
  • Expend less time traveling and more time spotting games thanks to convenient flights between game regions
  • Finish with a three-night stay at enchanting Sanctuary Olonana (place a special Request), the ultimate luxury safari lodge, set on the Mara River, where hippos wallow and wander nearby

The Great African Migration Safari Prices in Kenya – How much expensive is Kenya Safari?

The Kenyan Masai mara Great Migration Safari prices range from Budget safari packages to high-end Luxury Masai mara Safari packages.\
The main determinant of Kenya Safari prices depends on what sort of safari you want and can afford, your traveling style, the type of vehicle used, the number of days spent in each and every park, and most importantly the type of accommodation being used.

Generally, An African safari, especially a Kenyan safari costs anywhere between $125 (USD) and $1,500 (USD) per person per night.

A Kenya budget safari average cost $150 per night, Kenya mid-range Safari Cost $350, and a luxury Kenya Safari Tour cost $750 respectively and are subject to changes with the seasons.

The extreme top-African Safaris in Kenya cost – can easily go up to $1,500 per night or more!

Summary of Kenya Safari Cost – 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour:

This Kenya safari cost summary is based on the 6 Days Great Migration Safari tour that starts from Nairobi to Masai Mara, and its top safari destinations in Kenya, to cross border Isebania, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro

  • The package features experience that ranges from discovering the wildlife of the Masai Mara on daily game drives.
  • 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour enables you to embark on safari game drives to track more big games in the Serengeti.
  • Tour the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera while on this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour.
  • Explore the Olduvai Gorge.
  • Specially selected classic tented camp and lodge accommodations.

Luxury tailor made travelcustom private Tour – Authentic Journeys designed to your interests

6 Days Luxury+ African Safaris & Tours – Kenya & Tanzania

  • 5 N/6 Days African luxury+ great Wildebeest Migration safari tour packages, tours, trips, holidays, and vacations range from $10200

Luxury African Safaris & Tours – 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour

  • 5-Nights/6-Days African luxury Migration safari packages, tours, trips, holidays, and vacations cost from $4699

Semi-Luxury African Lodge Safaris

  • African 5 nights/6 Days great Migration lodge safari packages, tours, trips, holidays, and vacations cost from $3169

African Mid-Range Safaris & Tours

  • 6-Days African mid-range great Migration Wildlife safari packages, tours, trips, holidays, and vacations cost $1799

6-Days Great Migration Safari Tour – Great Migration Safari Packages Route

  • Start – Nairobi (Day 1) – The 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour starts in Nairobi Kenya and ends in Nairobi.
  • Accommodation at Amboseli Kibo mid-range Luxury Tented Camp or similar
  • Day 1-2  – Amboseli NP
  • Day 3 – Lake Nakuru NP – Overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge/Flamingo Hill Tented lodge – Both Mid-range Lodge Located inside the park
  • Day 4-5 – Masai Mara NR – Dinner & Overnight at Mara Enkorok Mid-Range Luxury Tented Camp – Located at the gate of the park entry
  • End – Nairobi (City) (Day 6)

African Safari Great Migration Tour Features

  • Activities: game drives – this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour is purely a wildlife Adventure tour.
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

What is the Great Wildebeest Migration?

The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year, more than 2 million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya).

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour- luxury Kenya safari Tour Features

  • Mid-range tour: This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.
  • Shared tour: On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 4 people per vehicle.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Cannot be customized: The accommodations and destinations of this tour cannot be changed.
  • Suitable for single travelers: Single travelers can join this group tour but pays an extra single room supplement.
  • Minimum age of 3 years: The minimum age for this tour is 3 years.

African Safari Migration Safari Tour Activities & Transportation
  • Activities: 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour to pure unlimited game drives
  • Game drives:  6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour uses a 4×4 vehicle & a pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle (Safari Van/Land cruiser)
  • Getting around: closed-sided 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle (Safari Van/Minivan)
  • Airport Tranter: This 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour includes a transfer from and back to the airport is included

Tailor-made Travel Custom private journeys –  6 Days Private African Safaris & Tours

A private African safari offers the ultimate freedom, combined with the security of having your own vehicle and guide.

Rolling through the African wilds, stopping to sight zebras and impalas, pausing to drink tea in a village cafe, choosing your itinerary as you go.

Go where you want, when you want, and with whom you want. This is the most enjoyable way to see the wonders of Africa.

A private safari tour can be as basic or as plush as you like. If you’re on a budget, hire a jeep and driver through a tour company and work out your holiday details yourself.

On the opposite end, a private safari tour can be a fully organized luxury package with everything scheduled down to the last minute.

How much does it cost to see the Great Migration?

Is witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration on your bucket list? The east Africa Kenya Masai Mara and Tanzania  Serengeti National Park host this natural phenomenon each and every year.

Making trips to these two destinations  {Tanzania Serengeti and the Masai Mara in Kenya} are expensive destinations to visit, so is it possible to do it on a budget?

Hereinbelow find some of the factors that influence the cost of a Great Migration safari tour cost.

The season you travel in for your 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour: 

The great wildebeest migration safari is a cyclical event that occurs throughout the year, but in different regions, as the herds make their way between Tanzania and Kenya looking for greener pastures, fertile soils where minerals abound as well freshwater.

This phenomenon is determined by rainfall in each region and so can be challenging to predict. This spectacle is divided into two seasons, the green season (or calving season) and the dry (or predator season):

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour in Green season:
The months of January, February, and March mark the season for heavy rains in the Serengeti. This, in turn, marks the start of the calving season, where hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and plains game give birth to about 200 000 babies.

The rains also transform the landscape into fields of green pastures and flowers, a very beautiful spectacle. However, increased vegetation makes game viewing a challenge, as it hides many animals.

This is why you can expect reduced rates for the Great Migration safari tour packages during this period.

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour in Dry season: 

As the herds migrate north towards the Masai Mara, the rainfall stops and the vegetation recedes. This exposes both the herds and the predators, which is why game viewing is so spectacular during the dry months of July to September.

Forced into the open, the interaction between predator and prey can be experienced easily. Less rainfall also means that wildlife must find water quickly, and waterholes around camps and lodges attract thousands of them.

This is the most expensive time of year for a Great Migration safari, but the wildebeest crossings at the Grumeti River in Tanzania and the Mara River crossing in Kenya are the highlights of the wildebeest migration.

If you’re traveling on a budget, the best time to go on safari is during the green season. You can expect a less crowded experience, which makes for a more intimate experience, particularly for couples.

Try our budget Serengeti safari.

Park entrance fees are incredibly expensive. You can pay up to $70 per person per day in the Masai Mara and $60 per person per day in the Serengeti.

This excludes camping fees at designated spots. You will not pay any park fees when you book a safari with us, they are included in your safari package.

This brings us to our big question, how much does it cost to see the Great Migration in Africa?

Migration safari cost the same rates just like other African Safari packages. The African great Wildebeest Migration safari costs anywhere between $125 and $1,500 per person per night.

A budget migration safari averages $150 per night, mid-range $350, and luxury $750. The extreme top safaris can easily go up to $1,500 per night or more! There is literally a safari to suit every budget.

Speak to one of our Destination Experts to begin planning a customized trip to Kenya.

What time of year is the Great Migration in Tanzania?

When can you see the Great Migration? The time to Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration river crossing is between the month of May-July in Serengeti National Park and Kenya from July to October in Masai Mara National Reserve.

This is the period that the wildebeest, after having feasted on the short green grasses of the southeastern Serengeti and after having given birth to their offspring, start getting ready for their 800-kilometer long trek.

The actual starting date may be anytime between late April and early June. This is the time you may have the privilege to see one of the greatest natural phenomena in the world: more than a million marching animals in a column up to 40 kilometers long.

During the migration, the herd will move towards the Western Corridor, where they will face the first major obstacle: crossing the Grumeti River.

Many animals don’t survive the crossing as they are being awaited by the area’s population of oversized crocodiles ready to feast.

The herd may congregate on the southern bank of the river and stay there for up to two weeks before crossing the river.

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour in August-September

When the Grumeti River obstacle has been taken, the herd moves further north and starts crossing the next big hurdle, the Mara River, in July or August.

The Mara River crossing is where so many iconic Great Migration photos have been taken. After this crossing the herd flocks to the northwest plains and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.

The August – September period is considered being a bad time to visit Serengeti National Park and see the Great Migration as the herd moves into the Masai Mara in Kenya.

However, migration patterns show that about half of the herd stays on the Tanzanian side, in the Mara Serengeti area.

In this period, smaller herds of wildebeest (well consider small… herds may count up to between 500 and thousands of individuals) frequently cross the Mara River, back and forth, for no apparent reason.

This is an excellent time to stay at one of the Serengeti Mara camps.

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour in October – November

Crossing the Mara River northbound means that, at one point, the herd needs to cross the river one more time before commencing the trek back in a southerly direction.

This usually happens in October, but sometimes earlier. In this period the herd will cross the northern plains and Lobo area.

This section of Serengeti National Park is little-visited, so if you are looking to see the migration in relative quietness, this would be the time.

The wildebeest return to the short-grass plains and calving ground around Ndutu in late November. And from here, the Great Migration starts all over again.

Note: As mentioned earlier, in this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour, the timings outlined on this page concern guidelines as exceptions occur frequently.

In November 2013, the wildebeest already started trekking back to the southern Serengeti short-grass plains when suddenly it started raining north of the Mara River.

Nature is as nature does and the herd turned around, back into the Masai Mara in Kenya. The herd stayed there for about three weeks before resuming their southbound journey.

A year later, in 2014, freak rains in the southern Serengeti caused much of the herd to remain behind and not make the northbound journey towards the Western Corridor up to July.

6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour in December-April

We can find the main calving grounds in the area southeast of Seronera: typical Serengeti plains stretch all the way to the Ndutu area near Ngorongoro.

Triggering their move to this area are the short rains in November and December. The wildebeest stick around this area until the end of the long rains, the end of April, early May, this is the perfect time to take your 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour.

The delightful news is that this section of Serengeti National Park is easily accessible and that in this period the landscape becomes lush.

If you are keen on witnessing the calving in this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour, february is usually the calving season in the Ndutu area and the southeastern plains: the very best time to visit this area.

As wildebeest, zebra and other ungulates are so many and give birth to so many calves, the spectacle works as a magnet for predators.

As early as March or April the herd may move again in search of greener pastures. Seeing the actual migration in this period is more difficult, but chances are that you will encounter very large herds on the move.

When to take the 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour for the Migration: It is a matter of choice whether you would like to plan your Serengeti safari around the Great Migration.

We have mentioned earlier that the Serengeti is a year-round destination as it covers a vast area and offers unparalleled wildlife viewing.

With this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour, chances that you will be at the exact spot of the Great Migration herd crossing a river (either at the Grumeti or Mara River) are very slim.

Also, the timing of herd movements cannot be guaranteed in this 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour. However, if you choose the right part of the Serengeti: the southeast and Ndutu from December through to May.

In the Western Corridor from May to July, the Serengeti Mara area from July through to October, and the northern Serengeti and Lobo area in October and November, large herds of wildebeest and their entourage should be easily located.

What month is the Great Migration in Kenya?

The Great Migration Masai Mara National Reserve is known as the movement of a million-plus wildebeest from Serengeti in Tanzania northwards into the adjoining Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya.

This 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour, guarantee you an insight into one of the world’s most spectacular and thrilling displays of wildlife behavior.

Our 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour is best for all leve of travelers. The migration takes place every year with the animals’ primal instincts guiding them towards greener pastures following the climatic rainfall patterns over the Serengeti-Maasai Mara ecosystem.

For the 2021 and 2022 seasons, we recommend planning your 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour travel for mid-July as this is when the migration typically starts proper with the larger herds of wildebeest starting the move into Masai Mara. The migration takes place till the end of August, before declining into mid-September.

How do you see the Wildebeest Migration in your 6 Days Great Migration Safari Tour?

You can see the migration during a safari game drive in the Masai Mara Game reserve which is conducted in specialized vehicles driver by experienced Driver-Guides.

As there are several core points where the wildebeest cross the rivers, it may be necessary to access and station oneself at these points during a day-long outing in the reserve as some of the lodges and camps can be up to an hour’s drive from the ideal vantage points.

Most tourists who come specially to see the migration consider seeing the river crossings a highlight of their 6 Days Great Migration Safari tour and therefore want to spend enough time at these crossing points, which by the way tend to vary slightly every year while staying within a generally similar sub locality of the reserve.

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Day 1: Nairobi – Nairobi – Amboseli National park Safari

Depart Nairobi in the morning after being picked up from your airport or hotel en route to Amboseli National Park, which sits at the foot of Africa’s highest mountain – the snow capped Mt. Kilimanjaro.

You will have lunch at the lodge before taking part in an afternoon game drive. Your dinner and overnight will be at the Amboseli Kibo mid-range Luxury Tented Camp or similar.


Day 2: Amboseli National Park Safari tour discovery

You will spend a full day in the photogenic Amboseli National Park, one of the most popular wildlife sanctuaries in Kenya. Situated close to Kenya – Tanzania border, Amboseli lies at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa (5,896m), whose snow-capped summit presents a splendid view on clear days.

This park is often referred to as “The Home of Elephants” as some of the largest elephant herds are found here. Amboseli also contains vast groups of zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and antelope. Also found are lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, and many species of plain game. You will take part in morning and afternoon game drives and have your meals overnight at Amboseli Amboseli Kibo mid-range Luxury Tented Camp or similar.


Day 3: Amboseli – Lake Nakuru National Park tour

After breakfast, depart for Lake Nakuru. Arrival will be in time for lunch at your lodge, located inside Lake Nakuru National Park.

In the afternoon, you will embark on a game drive where you will have the opportunity to spot leopards, rhinos, and the famous pink flamingos, as well as a variety of other wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Nakuru Lodge or Flamingo Hill Tented lodge
Lake Nakuru’s claim to fame is anchored on its flamingos and the over 400 species of birds found there. The Lake itself is a soda lake on the floor of the rift valley.

The sight of the millions of flamingos at a time is quite spectacular, making the Lake appear ringed in pink from a distance. The Lake has also earned a reputation as an important haven for endangered species- particularly the Rothschild Giraffe and the black and white rhino.

The other residents at the Lake are Lions, waterbuck, buffalo, and baboons.


Day 4: Lake Nakuru National Park- Maasai Mara National Reserve Safari

After breakfast, you will participate in a game drive before departing for Maasai Mara, the land of vast migrating animals. You will arrive in time for lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive. Your dinner and overnight will be at Mara Mara Enkorok Tented camp.

Day 5: Maasai Mara Game Reserve Holiday Tours & adventure

You will spend a full day in Maasai Mara in search of the “Big 5.” The Mara offers an abundance of wildlife, including over 450 species of animals.

You will easily see lions, rhinos, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, wildebeests, zebras, buffalo, warthogs, hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, buffalo, leopards, elephants, and many kinds of antelopes.

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 (in Tanzania) in search of water and pasture. Following on their heels are the predators of the savanna – lions, cheetahs, wild dogs, jackals, hyenas, and vultures.


Day 6: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi, Kenya

You will participate in an early morning game drive before returning to the lodge for breakfast. You will then journey to Nairobi and the airport, where your safari will come to an end.

Day end of tour: Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi, Kenya

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
You’ll be dropped off at the airport.

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Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older. Children under 3 are free.

Rates Per Person

Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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  • This tour starts and ends in Nairobi
  • This operator can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO – Check price) in Nairobi
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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