The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Witness Kenya and Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife on this flagship A&K safari, setting out on game drives through the region’s most abundant parks and private reserves, and staying in our best boutique camp and luxury lodge accommodations.

Journey Overview

From the cradle of civilisation to Africa’s highest peak, world acclaimed wildlife reserves and a rich tribal culture, a journey to East Africa is full of theatre. On this unique safari adventure, you follow in the footsteps of pioneering explorers who also gazed across the savannah at the same extraordinary wildlife. You’ll see elephants against the backdrop of snow-capped Mt Kilimanjaro, hippo snorting in the Mara River, predators on the prowl in the Serengeti, and birds of all shapes and colours gliding over the landscape. Safari accommodation is of the highest standard — glamorous lodges and luxury tented camps — and you’ll travel in comfort in A&K’s customised 4WD safari vehicles, with expert naturalist guides.

Journey Highlights

  • Experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration country — three in each of the Serengeti and the Masai Mara
  • Behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including its iconic species, from custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat
  • Explore alongside handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking expertise leads to amazing wildlife encounters
  • Discover both the modern and traditional aspects of daily local life, with visits to a Maasai village as well as a typical town, for a unique, culturally immersive experience
  • Expend less time travelling and more time spotting game thanks to convenient flights between game regions
  • Finish with a three-night stay at enchanting Sanctuary Olonana, the ultimate luxury safari lodge, set on the Mara River where hippos wallow and wander nearby
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to the luxurious Fairmont The Norfolk. Perhaps Kenya’s most famous hotel, it has welcomed generations of safari-goers since it first opened on Christmas Day, 1904.
Fairmont The Norfolk

Day 2: Amboseli National Park | At the Foot of Kilimanjaro

Today, drive to Amboseli National Park at the base of soaring, snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 5,895 metres, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Set out in search of the region’s spectacular wildlife — lion, leopard, cheetah, Cape buffalo and a host of plains game — all roaming freely amid swamps, springs and a shimmering, dried lakebed. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner celebrating the start of an unforgettable safari adventure.
Tawi Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Amboseli National Park | A Full Day in the Bush

Spend a full day exploring wildlife-rich Amboseli National Park, renowned for the large herds of elephant that roam its sun-drenched grasslands. View elephants up close, and watch for lion and buffalo as well, from a safari vehicle that seats just six, so that every guest enjoys a window seat. Enjoy a morning on safari before breaking for lunch. This afternoon, take another game drive, capped with a refreshing scenic sundowner in the bush.
Tawi Lodge | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania | Game Viewing

After crossing the border into Tanzania, stop for lunch in Arusha. Then, board a flight from Arusha to Tarangire National Park and settle into your luxurious accommodations. Set in a secluded area of the park for a more exclusive safari experience, Sanctuary Swala’s large tents are built on raised decks under umbrella acacia trees overlooking a popular watering hole. The layout of this eco-friendly abode is very open, with resident herds of impala often grazing in camp. Wide panoramas of wooded savannah stretch in every direction, nurtured by the permanent Tarangire River and populated by abundant big game, such as lion, elephant and buffalo. Its dusty red landscape also hosts a large bird population. Tonight, dine in camp. 
Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Tarangire National Park | Into the Wild

Today, embark on morning and afternoon game drives to explore Tarangire National Park. At Tarangire, find a stunning concentration of animals — herds of elephant, impala and zebra. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching tails of leopard, hiding overhead in sausage trees. Once back at Swala, partake in a Chef ’s Table experience, including a cooking demonstration of local dishes such as ugali, makande and kachumbari, followed by an opportunity to taste them.
Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater | Design Your Day

Learn how Tanzanians live today, exploring in and around the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you ride like a local by tuk-tuk. See rice fields and a banana plantation, and try banana beer at a local bar. In the village, walk through the local market to see the colourful produce on display. Afterward, head to your restful luxury lodge, set near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities:

  • Walk with a Maasai Healer, discovering the uses of over 20 different indigenous plants in the Ngorongoro Forest.
  • Bicycle the Back Roads of a nearby village to get a feel for life as the locals live it.
  • Enjoy a Traditional High Tea on the veranda overlooking the gardens at Gibb’s Farm; meet the artist-in-residence.

Settle in for a tranquil evening and overnight stay.
Gibb’s Farm | Meals: BLD

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife-Rich Haven

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater to explore the panoramic, game-rich savannah of this ancient volcanic caldera. Set amidst a tableau of 600-metre high crater walls, Ngorongoro offers the safari experience of a lifetime in a setting unmatched the world over. Observe profuse and diverse wildlife roaming freely in an authentic “Lost World,” where it’s possible to encounter every member of Africa’s iconic species in a single day. Enjoy lunch al fresco in this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to your lodge. Tonight, gather for dinner with your fellow guests.
Gibb’s Farm | Meals: BLD

Days 8–10: Serengeti National Park | On the Endless Plains

Fly to Serengeti National Park, a vast Tanzanian landscape that during part of the year hosts one of earth’s greatest wildlife spectacles: the annual Great Migration, when millions of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators awaiting them. Over the next two days, your adventure may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more on morning and afternoon game drives.
Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti | Meals: BLD

Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya | Crown Jewel

Fly to the Masai Mara, the northern extension of the Serengeti. After settling into your accommodation on a private stretch of the Mara River, immerse yourself in the wild during an afternoon game drive. Follow the Mara River to see crocodiles basking in the sun; hippos as they wallow in muddy waterholes; and monkeys, busy sparking mischief overhead. Here, too, you may sight any of more than 400 species of birds, among them eagles who glide effortlessly above the sun-soaked landscape. During your time in the Mara, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with staying at Sanctuary Olonana, recognised as one of the finest safari lodges in all of Africa. Tonight, join fellow guests for a scenic sundowner, followed by an elegant dinner.
Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: BLD

Days 12–13: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Unmatched Wildlife

Venture forth for two full days of exploring the open savannah, 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. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, especially when the dramatic annual Great Migration unfolds. Amid the stunning scenery, watch as Maasai tribesmen traverse the plains or herd goats and cattle. On one day here, visit a Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local culture and traditions. Connect with local residents when you visit a village and primary school supported by A&K Philanthropy. Learn firsthand how AKP’s LifeStraw partnership is changing lives by providing locals access to safe, clean drinking water, on an inspiring A&K-exclusive experience.
Sanctuary Olonana | Meals: BLD

Day 14: Depart Nairobi

Fly back to Nairobi and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a comfortable dayroom. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your departure flight or begin a post-tour extension to Uganda.
Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom)| Meals: B

Journey Details

Internal air included: Arusha/Tarangire; Manyara/Serengeti/Tarime; Migori/Masai Mara/Nairobi
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: hotel transfer at 12:15 p.m. on Day 14.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.

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Accommodation

Accommodation

Fairmont The Norfolk, Nairobi

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

The Norfolk is Nairobi's grandest and oldest hotel. Set in mature gardens in the centre of the city, it has been a meeting pla ... Read more

Tawi Lodge, Amboseli National Park

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

TAWI LODGE is ideally located, facing Kilimanjaro. Environment friendly, this new boutique hotel is perfectly integrated with the environ ... Read more

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Gibb's Farm, Karatu Tanzania

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

A working farm located within the Ngorongoro Conservation area. With a warm and friendly atmosphere it has charmed and rested many a we ... Read more

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti is a luxury lodge perfect for travellers who wish to experience the wonders of the Serengeti with all ... Read more

Sanctuary Olonana, Masai Mara

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

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

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jan 6, 2021 - Jan 19, 2021
Price AU$24,840pp Single Supplement AU$5,730 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Feb 3, 2021 - Feb 16, 2021
Price AU$24,840pp Single Supplement AU$5,730 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Mar 3, 2021 - Mar 16, 2021
Price AU$24,840pp Single Supplement AU$5,730 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 9, 2021 - Jun 22, 2021
Price AU$26,310pp Single Supplement AU$8,080 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 16, 2021 - Jun 29, 2021
Price AU$26,310pp Single Supplement AU$8,080 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jun 30, 2021 - Jul 13, 2021
Price AU$26,310pp Single Supplement AU$8,080 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 7, 2021 - Jul 20, 2021
Price AU$26,310pp Single Supplement AU$8,080 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Jul 14, 2021 - Jul 27, 2021
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Jul 21, 2021 - Aug 3, 2021
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Jul 28, 2021 - Aug 10, 2021
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Aug 4, 2021 - Aug 17, 2021
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Aug 11, 2021 - Aug 24, 2021
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Aug 18, 2021 - Aug 31, 2021
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Aug 25, 2021 - Sep 7, 2021
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Sep 8, 2021 - Sep 21, 2021
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Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 28, 2021
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Sep 22, 2021 - Oct 5, 2021
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Sep 29, 2021 - Oct 12, 2021
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Oct 6, 2021 - Oct 19, 2021
Price AU$25,280pp Single Supplement AU$7,050 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Oct 13, 2021 - Oct 26, 2021
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Oct 20, 2021 - Nov 2, 2021
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Dec 21, 2021 - Jan 3, 2022
Price AU$27,930pp Single Supplement AU$8,815 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
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