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When to visit the wildebeest migration from Nairoi, and how?

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When to visit the wildebeest migration from Nairoi, and how?

Our daughter will be in Nairobi for some months, and we want to visit her as well as go on safari during the wildebeest migration (don't know the time frame for 2013-14)... do you suggest that we plan our own itinerary from Nairobi, or is there a Nairobi company that will pick up the ball. Super deluxe is not our style. And we are vegetarians. Yes, complicated.

What's your take on this?

meijiqueen@gmail.com

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1. Re: When to visit the wildebeest migration from Nairoi, and how?

You would be best to post in the Kenya forum, this is the forum for South Africa and may not get the responses you need.

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2. Re: When to visit the wildebeest migration from Nairoi, and how?

Agree with tryhard - better to ask this in the Kenya forum. But since I'm here let me give you a quick answer. The migration begins to cross into Kenya around August each year, so anytime between August and October would be a good time to visit the Mara to see the migration. By November the herds start to head south again, back into the Serengeti. I would probably advise that you look at September, for a chance to witness a river crossing (although your timing must be perfect for that).

There are many operators in Kenya who can arrange your itinerary from Nairobi. Before you settle on one, check out their reviews on Tripadvisor and ask for some references (if you browse the Kenya forum you will also find several trip reports mentioning the operators they used, so perhaps that would be a good start).

Your requirements (less luxurious and vegetarian) are not complicated at all, most camps are very used to catering to vegetarians. You may want to avoid the larger luxury lodge chains like Sopa and go for something more rustic, like a tented bush camp.

Good luck and enjoy the safari!

Onne from Wild Wings Safaris

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3. Re: When to visit the wildebeest migration from Nairoi, and how?

Thanks for your reply! Meijiqueen

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