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best lodges and camps to see wildebeest migration

Best Camps & Lodges To See The Wildebeest Migration

The annual migration that takes place in serengeti and masai mara is a spectacular safari experience and a dream for many overseas visitors. We look at some of the best places to stay when on a masai mara migration safari.

Governors’ Camp

Governors’ Camp in Kenya’s Masai Mara is one of the best places to experience the migration.

The camp presents an unmatched migration experience, more especially due to its ideal location and perfectly executed game drives. The Governors’ Camp Collection comprises of seven luxury safari camps and lodges.

Mara Serena Safari Lodge

Mara Serena Safari Lodge is located in the centre of the famous ‘Mara Triangle’ of Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

The lodge provides views over the savannah and down to the hippo-filled Mara River, where guests can view the annual migration.

The lodge comprises 74 rooms (including five family rooms and one suite, all of which are non-smoking), a central dining room, internal and external bar, swimming pool and sundeck, Maisha Safari Spa and Gym, and gift shop and business centre. Other facilities include satellite television, WiFi, 24-hour medical services, a conference centre and events facilities.

We can take you to mara serena by road from Nairobi, Mombasa or any other Kenyan town or by air as Mara Serena Airstrip is two kilometres from the Masai Mara Serena Safari Lodge.

Klein’s Camp

Klein’s camp is in an ideal location for viewing the migration from Late July to October. If you are looking for a more luxurious setting (instead of a mobile camp) this is the place. Since it is slightly outside the game reserve you have the freedom to participate in activities otherwise not allowed in the park such as night drives and walks.

Sanctuary Olonana

Sanctuary Olonana is a tented safari camp on a private stretch of the Mara River in Kenya’s Masai Mara.

During the annual wildebeest migration, the action happens on the camp’s doorstep.

The camp comprises 14 tents with en-suite bathrooms and offers game drives, cultural visits, bush dinners, sundowners, balloon flights and scenic flights.

Elephant Pepper Camp

Situated right on the Northern Edge of the Masai Mara reserve is elephant pepper camp. This 8-tented bush camp, is tucked away in a prime wildlife area. Surrounded by the Mara’s ubiquitous game, it’s a seasonal camp, which is taken down for a month or so
in the rainy seasons.

Porini Lion Camp

Porini Lion Camp in the Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Kenya, is the ideal base for the main Serengeti-Mara migration. The camp has some of the biggest big cat densities in Africa and this provides a lot of big cat action when the thousands of wildebeest are around.

Night game drives during migration time is when the lions, leopards, and hyenas are most active and offers opportunities to watch a hunt or a pride noisily feasting on a wildebeest. The camp is also situated in easy reach of some of the key Mara River crossing points for those that may be interested in seeing them.

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