Great East Africa Migration

Uncover some of the world’s most acclaimed wildlife reserves on this popular journey through East Africa.

Journey Overview

Uncover some of the world’s most acclaimed wildlife reserves on this comprehensive journey through East Africa. Taking in a combination of diverse ecosystems means your game viewing is varied and abundant, and your expert safari guides are there to share outstanding wildlife encounters away from the crowds. To optimise your experience of the Great Wildebeest Migration, A&K will recommend the best Serengeti accommodation based on normal wildlife patterns during your month of travel.

Journey Highlights  

  • Observe the Great Migration close up in the Serengeti and Masai Mara
  • Seek out the huge elephant herds of Tarangire
  • Toast sunset over the savannah and dine on Swahili fare by firelight at a bush dinner
  • Meet the Maasai community on a cultural village visit
  • Stay in authentic safari camps best placed to experience ‘The Great Migration’

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi.

Welcome to the Kenyan capital where you are transferred to your elegant boutique hotel in the charming residential area of Karen. Hemingways Nairobi (Executive Room)

Day 2: Nairobi – Tarangire National Park.

Fly south to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Transfer by road (approx. 5hrs) to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the largest populations of elephants in Tanzania.
Sanctuary Swala (Canvas Pavilion) | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Tarangire National Park.

This park is famous for its large herds of elephants which migrate through the park in search of water between July and October. A full day allows time for plenty of game viewing.
Sanctuary Swala (Canvas Pavilion) | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater.

Depart Tarangire for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Explore a vibrant local market and community on a tuk-tuk ride followed by lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation in the highlands. Time to stretch your legs before the drive to your charming Cape Dutch style lodge.
The Manor at Ngorongoro (Manor Cottage Suite) | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater.

Descend into this vast extinct volcano whose towering walls are a natural enclosure for a dazzling abundance of wildlife. See wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle on the plains, waterbuck, bushbuck and eland in the forest, a healthy elephant population, black rhino, lion, leopard, hippo and flamingo. On return to your lodge stop at a traditional Maasai village.
The Manor at Ngorongoro (Manor Cottage Suite) | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park.

This morning is a short flight to the world-famous Serengeti National Park. Depending on your month of travel, and the location of ‘The Migration’, A&K will recommend which camp is best suited for your stay.
Serengeti (Choice of accommodation) | Meals: BLD

Days 7–8: Serengeti National Park.

Enjoy two days exploring the never-ending savannah, where more animals roam than in any other place on earth. The Serengeti plays host to a wonderful spectacle each year – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra that follow the rains in a search for new pastures and water. This is an unforgettable experience for even the most seasoned African traveller.
Serengeti (Choice of accommodation) | Meals: BLD

Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya.

Fly to Tarime where you will be driven across the Kenya border to Migori and a flight into the Masai Mara National Reserve and on to the luxuriously reimagined Sanctuary Olonana, an exclusive hideaway set on a private stretch of the Mara River.
Sanctuary Olonana (Suite) | Meals: BLD

Days 10–11: Masai Mara National Reserve.

The next two days are spent exploring the Masai Mara – safari central! Game viewing may deliver some unique sightings – a pride of lion stalking its prey; or a herd of elephant protecting its young from opportunistic predators. Over the next two days, your camp guide accompanies you on early morning and late afternoon game drives. You will also be able to participate in the AKP Tree Planting Project or visit the neighbouring Maasai village or the AKP supported safe water in schools initiative.
Sanctuary Olonana (Suite) | Meals: BLD

Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve – Depart Nairobi.

Return by air to Wilson Airport and transfer to Nairobi Airport.
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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hemingways Nairobi

Great East Africa Migration
A&K Favourite

Hemingways Nairobi is the sister hotel to the famous Hemingways in Watamu. A plantation style property with views of the Ngong Hills is a ... Read more

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

Great East Africa Migration

Sanctuary Swala is to be found in a remote valley within Tarangire National Park. The camp offers private game viewing, wilderness indulg ... Read more

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Great East Africa Migration
A&K Favourite

Set on the 1,500 acre Shangri-La coffee estate, Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro is truly a unique experience. The Cape Dutch architecture ... Read more

Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti

Great East Africa Migration
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Sanctuary Kusini sits in exclusivity in a remote area of these "endless plains" of legend, affording a rare opportunity for secluded game ... Read more

Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp

Great East Africa Migration

A luxury safari lodge in the Western Serengeti, andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp offers an unmatched wildlife experience. Lying ri ... Read more

Sanctuary Olonana, Masai Mara

Great East Africa Migration
A&K Favourite

Find ultimate luxury in the heart of Kenya's big game country. Offering ultramodern bliss, Sanctuary Olonana is a recently refurbished re ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From $14,975 per person twin share (low season) and from $17,705 per person twin share (high season). Solo travellers on request.

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 to book this journey.


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