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- Exclusive Mobile CampsEnjoy unparalleled proximity to the herds from two luxury mobile camps—in the Maasai Mara and on a private conservancy bordering the national reserve
- Exciting Predator-Prey InteractionsFrom open 4x4 vehicles, photograph feline predators as they stalk thousands of migrating wildebeest and zebra on the Mara's vast savannas
- Expert Safari GuidesGuided by top naturalist Expedition Leaders, gain the benefit of their local knowledge—plus outstanding coaching on our photo safaris
What Makes Our Kenya Migration Safari the Best?
- The Most In-Depth Migration Itinerary
Compare itineraries. We spend eight full days (nine on photo safaris) in the Maasai Mara at the time of year when the migration is typically at its peak. We stay in two different locations where wildlife is most prolific—in the heart of the national reserve and on a private conservancy adjacent to the park where visitor numbers are strictly limited. Our itinerary is designed to place you in peak proximity to the herds—not to other travelers!
- Our Private Mobile Camp Puts You Amid the Action
Many “migration safaris” stay at big lodges far removed from the migration itself, having to travel long distances each day to find the herds. In contrast, our private mobile camp—exclusively for Nat Hab guests—is set in a remote area of the reserve where water and good grass typically keep the herds nearby. It's also located near the Mara and Talek rivers, where we may witness exciting river crossings with frequent predator-prey interactions.
- Small Groups Mean Intimate Photo Opportunities
We travel with a maximum of 12 guests—and just 8 guests on photo safaris—divided into smaller groups among safari vehicles (3-4 per vehicle on photo trips), enabling us to get closer to wildlife in a quieter context for photography—and your experience is enriched by more personalized interpretation from our guides.
- Guaranteed Window Seats & Plenty of Space in Our Vehicles
Every traveler has a "window" seat in our open 4x4 safari trucks, offering unimpeded photo opportunities. We limit the number of travelers in each vehicle to maximize comfort and ensure room for all your gear—not every safari company does!
- Experience Brings Exclusivity
Our Expedition Leaders make all the difference in the popular Maasai Mara, where less-experienced guides rely upon radio calls to find wildlife, often resulting in 20 vehicles surrounding a single lion. By contrast, our Expedition Leaders know the area and wildlife intimately and are able to purposefully avoid other vehicles as we find our own sightings. This means more private and authentic encounters with wildlife—and better photos!
- Exclusive Safari Activities on a Private Reserve
Most migration safaris stay strictly within the national reserve. Ours, however, also includes a stay on an exclusive private conservancy, where we have the opportunity for guided bush walks, off-road exploration and night drives in search of nocturnal wildlife. None of these activities is available inside the national parks.
- Fly to and from the Bush
Many safari companies transport you to and from the Maasai Mara from Nairobi by vehicle, meaning long, dusty drives over rough roads. We fly both ways, maximizing time for what you have come to Kenya for: wildlife viewing on safari!
- Carry Up to 70 Pounds of Luggage on Photo Safaris
On our special photo safaris, we've secured extra space on our charter flights, allowing our guests a 70-pound luggage limit, far more than almost every other safari company out there. And the gear flies with us rather than traveling overland, protecting your equipment from damage due to difficult road conditions.
- The World's Finest Safari Guides
Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet! In Kenya, rather than using local camp guides at each stop, we employ our own Safari Expedition Leaders—the most highly trained guides in Africa, dedicated to providing highly personalized service. With our groups from beginning to end, our Expedition Leaders average more than 15 years' experience each. Their training is further enhanced by WWF's top scientists. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
- Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience
Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which clearly states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
- Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
- Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!