East Africa Migration Safari (15 Days)

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DAYS

15

Accommodated Lodges Small Group

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R72,600

+ Single Supplement USD 1020

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 975

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced USD 4590. Currency fluctuations may occur

  • Small Group Safari through Tanzania and Kenya

Highlights

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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

R72,600

+ Single Supplement USD 1020

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 975

Price Disclaimer: Tour is Priced at USD 4590. Currency fluctuations may occur


Next Year's Price

From: USD 4780

+ Single Supplement USD 1020

+ Activity Package (Compulsory) USD 975

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


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Included

  • Meals - 14 Breakfasts, 13 Lunches, 14 Dinners
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Experienced local guide
  • All transport in fully kitted vehicle
  • Park entrance fees
  • Visit to Karen Blixen Museum
  • Visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Explore the Kazuri Bead Workshop and city centre
  • Amboseli National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Marangu Hike to Waterfalls at the foot of Kilimanjaro
  • Visit to Arusha
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Visit to Mto wa Mbu Village
  • Visit to a Maasai Boma
  • Tarangire National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater Game Viewing
  • Two Day Serengeti National Park Experience
  • Lake Victoria boat trip
  • Maasai Mara National Park Game Viewing

Excluded

  • Travel insurance (Get Adventure Travel Insurance)
  • Flights
  • Visa costs
  • Passports
  • Vaccinations
  • Pre and post tour accommodation
  • All optional activities and optional game drives
  • Gratuities
  • All drinks, tips and curios
  • All personal expenses

Activities

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

Included in Tour Price

  • Visit to Karen Blixen Museum
  • Visit to Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
  • Explore the Kazuri Bead Workshop and city centre
  • Amboseli National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Marangu Hike to Waterfalls at the foot of Kilimanjaro
  • Visit to Arusha
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Visit to Mto wa Mbu Village
  • Visit to a Maasai Boma
  • Tarangire National Park Full Day Game Drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater Game Viewing
  • Two Day Serengeti National Park Experience
  • Lake Victoria boat trip
  • Maasai Mara National Park Game Viewing
 

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: The Boma 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 drive to Amboseli National Park.

Accommodation: Kibo 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 – Tarangire National Park

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 wildebeests and 30 000 zebra that migrate in a cyclical pattern which can be seen depending on seasonal changes.

Accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Picnic, Dinner
Approx. distance: 130 km
Approx. driving time: 2-3 hours

Day 6: Karatu

After breakfast, you will be collected from the hotel and set off towards Lake Manyara National Park. At the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a crystalline soda lake at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment, is a spectacular reserve. The park is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for its elusive tree-climbing lions.

Accommodation: Karatu Simba Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Karatu

After breakfast, we go to the market and visit a Chagga family that produces banana beer in Mto-wa-Mbu to learn about the culture of the area.

On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops.

A delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home is followed by a cultural encounter in a Maasai Boma.

Known for their distinctive traditional clothing and semi-nomadic lifestyle, the Maasai tribe is semi-nomadic herders.

We take a walking tour to Lake Papyrus in the late afternoon. This lake is full of abundant birdlife and hippos and is a great place for travelers to enjoy.

We can do some light trekking to the waterfall if time permits. On this tour, you’ll see the lake on top of the Rift valley wall; then, you’ll visit a banana plantation and rice field, and end with a visit to a village. We return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 8: Seronera, Ngorongoro Crater

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
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Approx. distance: 250 km
Approx. driving time: 4-5 hours (including game drive speeds)

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 that 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Onward Travel Plans

Due to circumstances beyond our control while on tour (such as border crossings, traffic, breakdowns and delays, etc), the end time on the last day cannot be guaranteed. Therefore we strongly recommend you stay the night and fly out the next day. Please consult with your booking consultant.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transport

4×4 TOYOTA LAND CRUISER: These non-air-conditioned vehicles provide every client with a window seat to maximise their view of the magnificent East African landscape. Vehicle Features:
  • 7 seater vehicle
  • All window seats
  • Large, slightly tinted windows
  • Pop-up roof for game viewing
  • Fridge on board
  • Charging facilities inside 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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