East Africa Migration Safari (15 Days)

Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

DAYS

15

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

FROM

R61,240 R59,709

+ Local Payment (Compulsory) USD 975

+ Single Supplement USD 980

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced From USD 4275. Currency fluctuations may occur

  • Small Group Safari through Tanzania and Kenya

Highlights

  • Nairobi
  • Amboseli National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater
  • The Wildebeest Migration
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Lake Victoria
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
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  • Starts: Nairobi
  • Ends: Nairobi

Countries Visited

Kenya, Tanzania

Why You'll Love this Tour

This 15 day East Africa Migration Safari Lodge offers the best of the famous wildebeest migration through Tanzania and Kenya and a chance to discover all the wildlife that East Africa holds.


Tour Style Accommodated Lodges Small Group
Countries Visited Kenya, Tanzania
Starts Nairobi
Ends Nairobi
Group Size Min 4 Max 12
Age Range All Ages
Length 15 days
Tour SKU ACS4109

Tour Price

Currency conversion estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)


FROM

R61,240 R59,709

+ Local Payment (Compulsory) USD 975

+ Single Supplement USD 980

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at From USD 4275. Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: USD 4350

+ Local Payment (Compulsory) USD 975

+ Single Supplement USD 1020

Tour Reviews

Review by Jan:

This was my fifth trip to Africa and my first to Kenya and Tanzania. It was, without doubt, the best tour I have done. The cultural experiences were wonderful and the wildlife far exceeded my expectations. Saw leopards including a small cub, cheetahs with cubs, lions and many cubs, huge herds of elephants, the Maasai giraffe and the most incredible wildebeest migration and river crossings. Accommodation was fabulous and in fact I found my most favourite place at Mara Eden Safari Camp. Biggest tent I have ever seen and looking out to the river rushing past with hippos and elephant on the banks. Would recommend to everyone.

My tour guide and driver in Kenya was Michael. What an amazing, lovely man with a great sense of humour and amazing driving skills. His knowledge was invaluable.

Dates Tour Length: 15 days


Currency estimated. Base currency is South African Rand (ZAR)

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Included

  • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
  • All transport in appropriate 4×4 vehicle
  • Game drives and activities as per the itinerary
  • Park entrance fees (quoted separately)
  • Experienced professional guide

Excluded

  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • All drinks, telephone calls, gratuities, curios
  • All personal expenses

Activities

Some of the activities you can take part in on this tour.

Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi, Kenya

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by the guides and transported to your hotel.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel or similar
Meals: Dinner
Approx. distance: 20 km
Approx. driving time: 30 min (traffic dependent)

Day 2: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

We will have breakfast and then travel to the Karen Blixen Museum which is a beautiful and historic farmhouse where the author of ‘Out of Africa’ lived. She was forced to leave Kenya after several personal tragedies. Then we head to the Giraffe Centre and the Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage where baby animals are rehabilitated. You can enjoy watching them taking mud baths and maybe even touch them.  Afterwards we will have lunch and then take a long drive to Amboseli National Park.

AccommodationKibo Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 240 km
Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park, Kenya

We will have a full day of driving enjoying spotting wildlife in one of Kenya’s most famous parks known for its elephant bulls that have huge tusks that are amazing to see. In the distance is the picturesque Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation: Kibo Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Amboseli – Arusha, Tanzania

We will enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then travel to the border before arriving at Arusha. We will pass Marunga waterfalls on a fairly strenuous walk. Be sure to have sturdy shoes and you will need a good level of fitness. Then it is on to Arusha via Moshi, the entrance to Kilimanjaro National Park.

Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 210 km
Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours (border crossing dependent)

Day 5: Arusha – Manyara National Park, Kenya

Our tour today takes us to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a hollow soda lake at the foothill of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. We will take a scenic game drive through the Park where you can see large flocks of flamingos that come here to feed. We may also be able to spot the elusive tree-climbing lions.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 130 km
Approx. driving time: 2-3 hours

Day 6: Culture Tour – Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Once we have breakfast we will begin exploring the mixed culture of Mto-wa-Mbu starting at the market and then visiting a local Chagga family who farm and produce banana beer. We will pass other farms along the way where our guide will educate us about the irrigation system that is used to water the local crops. We will then go to ‘Mama’s home’ which is a school for disabled children. Later in the afternoon we will visit the Masai Boma and enjoy learning about their culture. These nomadic herders have chosen a traditional lifestyle and have a unique traditional dress. Our dinner tonight will be back at the lodge.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

We will have a full day of driving today, enjoying the amazing views of the Masai Steppe and mountains. Tarangire has big herds of 30 000 elephants, 25 000 wildebeest and 30 000 zebra that migrate in a cyclical pattern which can be seen depending on seasonal changes.

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 130 km
Approx. driving time: 2-3 hours

Day 8: Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

We will leave early this morning to enjoy a game drive in the very famous Ngorongoro Crater. This is an amazing wildlife experience and a highlight of the safari. You will find the ‘Big 5’ here, as well as a small population of endangered black rhinos. Enjoy a picnic lunch before heading off for the Serengeti southern plains. The terrain has grass savannahs that stretch on for miles with rocky outcrops that make this area unique.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 400 km (including the Crater)
Approx. driving time: 6-7 hours (mostly at game drive speeds)

Day 9: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

We will be exploring the Seronera area of the Serengeti which is the most central and easily accessible region of the Serengeti. It is also where the headquarters are based and where the larger lodges are located. Expect open plains of grasslands with plenty of wildlife to see.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

We have more time to explore the beauty of the Serengeti National Park as we will leave early and have packed lunches along the way. We will arrive back at our accommodation in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Lake Victoria, Tanzania

We will have breakfast and then make our way to Lake Victoria, passing the villages of the Sukuma tribe. This rural tribe still make a living by farming the land and grow nuts, sorghum, cassava and  farm livestock. You will be able to relax in the afternoon, or do some birdwatching along the lake shore.

Accommodation: Speke Bay Lodge or similar

Day 12: Lake Victoria – Masai Mara, Tanzania

We start our day off by going on a boat excursion which will take us to local fishing villages. We travel north to the Kenyan border and the amazing Masai Mara National Park. We meet another tribe, the Masai tribe who still farm cattle in this area. The area is made up of riverine forests, acacia forests and open plains of the savannah.

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 270 km
Approx. driving time: 6-8 hours (border crossing dependent)

Day 13: Masai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania

We have a wonderful full day of game viewing in the Masai Mara where you can look out for leopards, lions, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, buffalo, impala and much more.

Accommodation: Mara Eden Safari Camp or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14: Masai Mara – Nairobi, Kenya

We start our journey to Nairobi today after breakfast. You will have free time to explore the city where you can visit the Kazuri beads centre and buy some beads. The ceramic beads are hand-made by the women and called ‘Kazuri’ which means ‘small and beautiful’. Nairobi is a bustling city which is fast-paced, and typically cosmopolitan.

Accommodation: Eka Hotel or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 280 km
Approx. driving time: 5-6 hours

Day 15: Nairobi

The tour ends after breakfast and you will be transferred to the airport.

Onward Travel Plans

Due to on the road variable beyond our control (such as border crossings, traffic, delays, etc) on the tours. The end time on the last day can’t be guaranteed and therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transport

Fully equipped 4x4 Toyota Land Cruises are used that seat 12 people. The windows are large which is perfect for game viewing and the vehicle are air-conditioned. All excess luggage is carried on the roof racks to ensure comfort in the vehicle.

Travelling Times and Distances

Travelling times vary due to road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions. Travelling on the roads is far different to travelling in your home country so sit back and enjoy the scenery.

Accommodation

The accommodation is middle of the range African standard lodges. Some of these are in National Parks, on the banks of the river, or other places of interest. You will stay in a mix of lodges, chalets and tented camps. You can enjoy en-suites and the facilities in the accommodation such as the pool and bar areas.

Meals

Most breakfasts and dinners are included on the tour and can be enjoyed in the restaurants. On some nights the guide will prepare traditional African food. Please advise us beforehand regarding special dietary requirements.

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