Masai Mara in July

mara river crossing wildebeest migration

  • Along with August, July is the coolest month of the year, and night times can dip below 10C so bring along warm clothes and lots of layers for early morning game drives. Day time temperatures are pleasantly warm. July is also the driest month of the year, with an average of only 11 days of rain.

  • In July the herds start moving into the Masai Mara from the Serengeti at the start of the Great Migration so it’s an ideal month to travel to the park if you want to witness the thrilling spectacle. The lack of rain at this time of year also means that the bush is thinning, making it easier to see animals. The downside of travelling in July is that it’s one of the busiest months of the year: prices go up and sightings can be very crowded.


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Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

day 1

Arrival in Arusha
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 2

Sabora Plains | Serengeti
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 3

Sabora Plains | Grumeti River
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 4

Enjoy lunch at Sasakwa
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 5

Olakira Camp | Mara River
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 6

Olakira Camp | Mara River
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 7

Olakira Camp | Mara River
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 8

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 9

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 10

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)
  • Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings  (10 days)

day 11

End of Journey

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