The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)

Witness Kenya’s 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

Witness Kenya’s 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 Highlights

  • Experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration country, three each in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara
  • Behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including the iconic Big Five, 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 your luxurious hotel.

Hemingways Nairobi

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

Today, drive to Amboseli National Park at the base of soaring, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 19,341 feet, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Set out in search of the region’s spectacular wildlife. Amboseli’s huge draw is elephants. Watch as big herds roam the dusty plains, including “tuskers,” large, older bulls who have grown impressive tusks. 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. In addition to watching elephants up close from a safari vehicle that seats just six, so that every guest enjoys a window seat, view other game such as giraffes, Cape buffalo, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, hyenas and, occasionally, lions — all roaming freely amid swamps, springs and a shimmering, dried lake bed. After savouring a morning on safari, break for lunch. This afternoon, head out again for another game drive that reveals even more of East Africa’s natural wonders.

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 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 impalas often grazing in camp. Wide panoramas of wooded savanna stretch in every direction in the park, which is nurtured by the permanent Tarangire River and populated by abundant big game, such as lions, elephants 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

Embark on morning and afternoon game drives to explore Tarangire National Park and its stunning concentration of animals — herds of elephants, impalas and zebras. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching tails of leopards hiding high above in sausage trees. Activities available at an additional cost include a walking safari and exploring Lake Gursi by canoe. 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, a major form of transport here. See rice fields and a banana plantation. In the village, walk 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 Village Streets and Back Roads, and visit a bike shop supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy.
  • 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 prairies of this ancient volcanic caldera. Backdropped by crater walls nearly 2,000 feet high, 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 the Big Five 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 water 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, recognized 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 | Incredible Wildlife

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. 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 A&K Philanthropy’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.

Hemingways Nairobi (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.

Please note: The 02 August departure will operate on an amended itinerary. Please contact A&K for details.

Please note: Proof of COVID-19 full vaccination is required for this program.

Included with every Luxury Small Group Journey

  • English-Speaking Resident Tour Director and Local Guides
  • Hand-Selected Luxury Accommodations
  • Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
  • Travelling Bell Boy Luggage Handling
  • Breakfast in Bed on Select Days
  • Full Breakfast Daily; Select Lunches and Dinners
  • Your Choice of Activity on Design Your Day
  • Traveller’s Valet Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Entrance Fees, Taxes and All Gratuities Except Resident Tour Director
  • 24/7 A&K On-Call Support
  • Guaranteed Departures with Just Two Guests

Customise this Journey

Talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about booking this tour as a private journey for your own small group with family or friends. Or, if you would prefer to travel privately, find out more about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey based on this itinerary.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Hemingways Nairobi

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)
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

Tawi Lodge, Amboseli National Park

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)
A&K Favourite

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 (2023)

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 (2023)
A&K Favourite

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

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

The Great Migration Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2023)
A&K Favourite

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 (2023)
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

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Jan 4, 2023 - Jan 17, 2023
Price AU$25,240pp Single Supplement AU$5,625 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jan 18, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023
Price AU$25,240pp Single Supplement AU$5,625 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Feb 15, 2023 - Feb 28, 2023
Price AU$25,240pp Single Supplement AU$5,625 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Mar 1, 2023 - Mar 14, 2023
Price AU$25,240pp Single Supplement AU$5,625 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 7, 2023 - Jun 20, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 14, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 21, 2023 - Jul 4, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jun 28, 2023 - Jul 11, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 5, 2023 - Jul 18, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 12, 2023 - Jul 25, 2023
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Jul 19, 2023 - Aug 1, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Jul 26, 2023 - Aug 8, 2023
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Aug 2, 2023 - Aug 15, 2023
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Aug 9, 2023 - Aug 22, 2023
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Aug 16, 2023 - Aug 29, 2023
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Aug 23, 2023 - Sep 5, 2023
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Aug 30, 2023 - Sep 12, 2023
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Sep 6, 2023 - Sep 19, 2023
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Sep 13, 2023 - Sep 26, 2023
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Sep 20, 2023 - Oct 3, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Sep 27, 2023 - Oct 10, 2023
Price AU$27,915pp Single Supplement AU$8,020 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 4, 2023 - Oct 17, 2023
Price AU$25,940pp Single Supplement AU$7,035 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Oct 11, 2023 - Oct 24, 2023
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Oct 18, 2023 - Oct 31, 2023
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Dec 13, 2023 - Dec 26, 2023
Price AU$28,055pp Single Supplement AU$8,445 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
Dec 20, 2023 - Jan 2, 2024
Price AU$29,885pp Single Supplement AU$8,725 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire
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