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’
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania where you are met on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your private transfer to your lodge located on the country’s largest coffee plantation.

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

This morning you are driven (approx.2hrs) to Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. On arrival at the park entrance gate, you will commence a full day game drive with a picnic lunch before arriving at Sanctuary Swala late in the afternoon. Your camp is situated in a remote corner of the park amongst giant acacia trees with views out beyond the savannah. The landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants, and birds in flight.

Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

A full day on safari allows time for plenty of game viewing. This afternoon there is an opportunity for you to design your day and choose from the following activities: Experience the beauty of Tarangire from a unique perspective on a canoe safari on Lake Gursi, head out on a walking safari, or a night game drive in search of elusive nocturnal animals rarely seen by visitors.

Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Highlands

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 | 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 | 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 cross the Kenyan border to Migori and continue on by air to the vast Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya’s finest wildlife spectacle, offering excellent game viewing year-round. The unending landscape hosts some 450 bird species, 95 animal species and all of the great predators, including the country’s largest lion population.

Transfer to the luxurious Sanctuary Olonana Camp, an exclusive hideaway set on a private stretch of the Mara River.

Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: BLD

Days 10-11: Masai Mara National Reserve

Venture forth for two full days of exploring the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara, where patience is rewarded with unique sightings such as a leopard retrieving a kill from the upper branches of an acacia, or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. Amid the stunning scenery, watch as Maasai tribesmen traverse the plains or herd goats and cattle. You will also be able to participate in the AKP Tree Planting Project, visit the neighbouring Maasai village or the AKP supported safe water in school’s initiative.

Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: BLD

Day 12: Masai Mara National Reserve – Depart Nairobi

Return by air to Wilson Airport and transfer to Nairobi Airport or your hotel.

Meals: B

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

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
A&K Favourite

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

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Great East Africa Migration
A&K Favourite

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is a small and intimate mobile camp with ten luxury safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms. Your pe... Read more

Lemala Kuria Hills, Serengeti

Great East Africa Migration

Everything at Lemala Kuria Hills is about the view. The painstaking process of selection a location for the camp has really paid off, and... 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. Ultramodern Sanctuary Olonana offers glass-fronted, light-filled suites, s... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

As this suggested itinerary 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 from low season to peak season travel.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 or send us a booking enquiry to book this journey.

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