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The Wild Beasts Migration, “A Wonder of the World.” Talk with JamboNexus Tour & Travel

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Why millions of wild animals migrate every year from Serengeti National park to Maasai Mara and known which direction to follow is today the “Seven New Wonders of the World”. Over 2 million animals every year migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya July through October. A talk with Carol of Jambo Nexus Tour Company in Kenya gives some insight on how one can be part of this migration.

Where does the migration start and end?  

The great migration starts from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and ends at Maasai Mara National reserve as wild beast move in search of green pastures

How many kilometers is this migration?  

The distance from Serengeti to Maasai mara is about 240 km. However the migration route some of the animals will go through can make them walk two or more times this distance.

What are the exciting things about the migration? 

As animals move they at one point have to cross the Mara River or drink from the river as crocodiles will prey on them. Once at the Maasai Mara, Africa’s largest concentrations of predators are drawn to this perfect opportunity for easy hunting. Lions are frequently seen attacking the herdsespecially at nightdragging down animals. Packs of Hyena’s freely weave throughout the herds, singling out and separating the young and the weak. The hunted fight back kicking the hunter. The experience of nature on how different animals feed and defend themselves is a thrilling like any movie if not more thrilling.  

What breeds of animals migrate

The main animals migrating include: Wild beast, Thomson’s gazelle, Zebra, Eland and others. 

How does your tour company make this a memorable time for visitors? 

At JamboNexus Tours & Travel, we make the migration season a memorable time for our visitors by ensuring that in partnership with lodges & campsites in Maasai Mara & even Serengeti, we package for them affordable packages. Our packages ranges from budget to the most exclusive ones and includes, airport pick-up and drop-off, 1 night pre trip and 1 night post trip accommodation, fully equipped expedition Land Rover (fuel, insurance and permits); Meals as per indicated on the itinerary, Lodge/camping accommodation in Large walk-in safari tents, lead vehicle with 2 experienced crew (driver, tour leader/safari cook)

Each of our vehicles is equipped with drinks cooler, first aid kit, stereo, radio contact between all vehicles, inverter to charge small appliances, walk-in safari tools and spare tires with consideration many parts of the tour is on natural terrain. 

Other exciting experiences that are included in our packages are hot air balloon safaris and visit to the Maasai village. 

Should a visitor be concerned about security from the time they arrive at airport in Kenya to the time they jet out from airport in Kenya? What is your company position on security? 

We would like to assure our visitors and the world that Kenya is safe. Despite the travel advisories, no incidences have been reported so far in Maasai Mara and therefore, there should be no excuse for anyone not to enjoy a Migration Discovery Safari in Kenya. Due to the uncertainty and speculations, security has also been reinforced at the airport and all the hotels, lodges & camps ensuring that our tourists are safe.

At JamboNexus, our team of professional tour leaders and driver guides ensure that they guide visitors to the areas that are safe and avoid the unsafe places ensuring that those touring are comfortable and that you enjoy every bit of your holiday.

Are there any movies based on the migration? 

Explore the Wildlife Kingdom is one of the known movies based on the great wild beast migration. Big Cat Series on BBC by Brian Jackson & Jonathan Scott was also filmed at the Maasai Mara

How many visitors does the migration attract? 

Thousands of visitors come to Mara every year to witness the great wildebeest migration. The number varies from year to year due to various factors but one thing for sure, anyone who plans to come for this great experience will be part of the thousands that will experience this marvel of nature that occurs between the months of July and October.

Invite a Visitor

You have always wanted to witness the great migration,right? No where in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.The migration has to cross the Mara River in the Maasai Mara where crocodiles will prey on them. The picture shows one of the highlights as the animals try and cross the Mara River alive. With our 2 Nights,3 days Great Wildbeast Migration packages from as low as Kes 15,000 per person,you can be part of this experience

Carol of JamboNexus Ltd can be reached at carol@jambonexus.com

 

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