Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Venture to the sun-soaked plains of East Africa on an extraordinary 10-day journey, enjoying thrilling game drives and six exhilarating nights in the heart of Great Migration country, camping in luxury beneath the stars among the legendary Big Five a

Journey Overview

Venture to the sun-soaked plains of East Africa on an extraordinary 10-day journey, enjoying thrilling game drives and six exhilarating nights in the heart of Great Migration country, camping in luxury beneath the stars among the legendary Big Five and herds of other fascinating animals.

Journey Highlights 

  • Experience Hemingway-style adventure with a modern flair, including stays in luxurious, updated camps that boldly reimagine the classic tented safari
  • Explore the heart of Great Migration country, spending three nights in the Serengeti and three nights in the Masai Mara
  • Search for game on foot, camel back or horseback, or observe an anti-poaching operation in far-northerly Laikipia Plateau, on an A&K Design  Your Day opportunity unique to this journey
  • Discover the iconic ecosystems that serve as home to the legendary Big Five, accompanied by expert safari driver-guides
  • Visit a Maasai village and learn the traditional ways of this nomadic tribe
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your luxurious hotel. Overlooking the rolling landscape and pastoral beauty of Ngong Hills, Hemingways Nairobi evokes the romance of a vintage East African safari. 
Hemingways Nairobi 

Day 2: Laikipia Plateau | Grassy Plains & Breathtaking Valleys

Fly this morning from Nairobi to the Loisaba Conservancy, set on the Laikipia Plateau, an area the same size as Ngorongoro Crater and larger than many of Kenya’s principal national parks. To the south, the grassy plains of the plateau break into valleys, cliffs and escarpments that frame stunning views up to snowy Mount Kenya. Enjoy lunch at the camp, followed by an afternoon game drive capped off with a Scenic Sundowner.
Loisaba Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Laikipia Plateau | Design Your Day

On an early morning game drive, immerse yourself in the Loisaba Conservancy, a haven for more than 250 species of birds and 50 species of wildlife. Among the many fascinating animals, elephant, buffalo, Grevy’s zebra and greater kudu abound. Also be on the lookout for big cats, and even wild dogs, for many years thought regionally extinct. After breakfast, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Take a Walking Safari with a Samburu Guide to view and learn about the stunning diversity of Loisaba up close.
  • Ride by Horse or Camel, drawing gently near plains and forest animals, such as zebras, giraffes and even elephants.
  • Visit an Anti-Poaching Dog Unit to discover their daily routine and watch an anti-poaching demonstration.

Return to your camp for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Enjoy dinner in camp on a relaxing evening under the stars. 
Loisaba Tented Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Where Lions Roam

After breakfast this morning, fly to the renowned Masai Mara Game Reserve. Here in the Masai Mara, a vast plain teeming with animals, discover the greatest concentration of species in the country. The action never seems to stop, and the chain of command begins with the Mara’s lion population, the largest in Kenya. After settling in, embark on a thrilling game drive followed by a Scenic Sundowner.
andBeyond Bateleur Camp | Meals: BLD

Days 5–6: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Into the Bush

Spend the next two exciting days at your camp, driving across the sprawling savanna in search of abundant game in one of Kenya’s most spectacular game reserves. Running along the Tanzanian border, the Mara forms an essential part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Each year, more than a million wildebeest, alongside zebra and gazelle, march north to graze on the Mara’s lush grasses as part of the Great Migration’s annual cycle. Follow the Mara River to see crocodiles basking in the sun; hippos as they wallow in muddy water; or monkeys swinging madly overhead through the trees. In place of a morning game drive on either day, enjoy an optional early-morning hot air balloon ride (at an additional cost), observing Africa’s wild game from a unique vantage point. Visit a nearby Maasai village for firsthand insight into their unique way of life. 
andBeyond Bateleur Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania | Vast Vistas

Depart the Mara this morning and fly south to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Covering 10,000 square miles, the Serengeti is Tanzania’s most famous national park, home to dozens of species including antelope, hyenas, leopards, giraffes, lions, buffalo and cheetahs. After arriving at your lodge, take part in a late afternoon game drive (time permitting) before sitting down to a delicious dinner. 
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge | Meals: BLD

Days 8–9: Serengeti National Park | Seeking the Big Five

Explore the Serengeti for two days, enjoying morning and afternoon game viewing in this vast, sun-drenched region. Rivers flow through the park, providing habitats for a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles, and antelope can be seen feeding on the plains. Search for Africa’s iconic Big Five, (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo) as well as the lesser-known but fascinating Little Five — ant lion, leopard tortoise, elephant shrew, rhinoceros beetle and buffalo weaver — which may be hiding behind a stone or resting on an acacia branch. Return to your lodge each day beneath a golden sunset. 
Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 10: Depart Arusha

Bid farewell to the Serengeti today and fly to Arusha. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel, where a comfortable dayroom awaits. Enjoy the amenities of your cosy lodge — which shares the grounds of a working coffee farm. Savour an A&K-exclusive experience, sitting down to a Swahili-inspired lunch on the beautiful shores of Lake Duluti. This evening, transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departing flight.
Lake Duluti Lodge (dayroom) | Meals: BL

Journey Details

Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 7:30 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: lunch at 1:00 p.m. on Day 10.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Hemingways Nairobi

Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

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

andBeyond Bateleur Camp, Masai Mara

Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Within sight of the Mara River and with one of the 'steps' of the Great Rift Valley as a backdrop, andBeyond Bateleur Camp offers dramati ... Read more

Lemala Kuria Hills, Serengeti

Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

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

Lake Duluti Lodge

Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Lake Duluti Lodge is a country retreat on the shores of Lake Duluti just 10 minutes from Arusha town. Set within a 30 acre working coffe ... Read more

Loisaba Tented Camp

Kenya & Tanzania: A Great Migration Safari Adventure - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Perched on the edge of an escarpment, Loisaba Tented Camp showcases unhindered views across Laikipia's mottled landscape all the way to ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jun 24, 2020 - Jul 3, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 8, 2020 - Jul 17, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 15, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 22, 2020 - Jul 31, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 29, 2020 - Aug 7, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 5, 2020 - Aug 14, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 12, 2020 - Aug 21, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 19, 2020 - Aug 28, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Aug 26, 2020 - Sep 4, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 9, 2020 - Sep 18, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 7, 2020 - Oct 16, 2020
Price AU$24,475pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Dec 21, 2020 - Dec 30, 2020
Price AU$25,055pp Single Supplement AU$6,515 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Limited Availability Enquire
Notes:

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