The most spectacular wildlife show on earth seen through the eyes of experts
13 April 2016
Warren Samuels, award-winning wildlife TV documentary film cameraman and Dave Richards, wildlife author and photographer will be leading an epic journey to see the great wildebeest migration in Kenya this August with worldwide holiday company, Kuoni UK.
Departing on the 14th August 2016 The Great Migration safari will include the best wildebeest viewing spots from two different locations in the Mara, including the Mara River where the great herds cross crocodile infested water, and lions and leopards hide in the tall grass and reeds on the banks of the river.
Other locations on the safari include Amboseli and Samburu, two of the most reputable destinations in Africa to see large herds of elephants up close and personal, as well as providing some of the best bird and raptor viewing.
Travelling in 4x4 vehicles that seat a maximum of six people allowing for the best photo opportunities, transfers between locations will be on light aircraft flights, which adds to the whole experience with a bird’s-eye view of the stunning landscapes.
Expert hosts Warren Samuels and Dave Richards, who are based in Kenya, will join the group at a welcome meeting in Nairobi and will convey their knowledge, passion and experience of Africa’s wildlife throughout the trip.
Warren Samuels said, “The great wildlife migration is truly a natural wonder of the world, where over two million animals migrate over a distance of more than 2000 kms in search of fresh grazing and water. There are few places left on this planet where one can witness such a spectacle, which unbelievably still occurs annually within the vast, untamed savannahs of East Africa. To sit amongst herds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra and to watch them graze, walk and run is both breath-taking and awe-inspiring.”
Dave Richards added, “I think what is particularly exciting about this Safari is the itinerary and the timing. We first visit Amboseli National Park where we should see some of the biggest Elephants in Africa. From here, we move to the Samburu National Reserve which is host to many mammals and birds that are not found elsewhere. Samburu is also a great place to see the big cats, Lion, Leopard and Cheetah and then on to the world famous Maasai Mara National Reserve, which needs little introduction.”
The camps and lodges included on the safari also boast some of the very best wildlife viewing locations, such as Little Governors’ Camp, part of the real-life Big Cat Diary territory in the Mara it has tents situated around a large watering whole teamed with birds and wildlife.
How to book:
Kuoni (01306 747008 or www.kuoni.co.uk) offers 11 nights on full board basis on The Great Migration Safari in Kenya, staying at 4.5-star - 5-star camps and lodges with international flights and light aircraft transfers in resort. The tour departs on 14 August 2016 and costs from £8849 per person, based on two sharing. An optional hot-air balloon safari can be booked from £365 per person.
The itinerary visits: Nairobi, Amboseli, Samburu and the Mara River region and Bushtops conservancy in the Maasai Mara. For more details please visit: The Great Migration