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The Great Wildebeest Migration Safari - Year Round

TRIP DURATION

12 Days

journey type

Land Journey

time of the year

Jan-Feb, Apr - Oct, Dec

where you'll visit

Tour Overview

Get ready to witness nature’s most terrestrial event – the 12-Day Great Migration in Tanzania and Kenya. As millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles embark on their epic journey, you’ll have a front-row seat to nature’s grandest spectacle. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the Maasai Mara and Serengeti as you follow the herds across vast plains and winding rivers. Each day brings new and exhilarating encounters: the heart-stopping crossings of the crocodile-infested Mara River, the thundering hooves of the wildebeest as they charge through the savannah, and the heartwarming sight of newborn calves taking their first steps.

Your adventure doesn’t end with the animals. Experience the rich culture of the Maasai people, as you visit their traditional villages and learn about their traditional way of life. Go on game drives guided by experienced experts who will unveil the secrets of the bush and help you spot the Big Five. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the Great Migration in all its splendour. Book your safari today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

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Your Safari/trip Includes

  • All relevant Government taxes
  • Park fees
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Gorilla permits
  • Water in the vehicle for all overland sectors
  • Services of a qualified English-Speaking Driver Guide
  • Meals as showed in the itinerary
  • Accommodation as showed in the itinerary
  • Arrival and departure airport transfers

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1 : Arrive at Nairobi, Kenya

On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by Your GoExplore representative who will transfer you to the Tamarind Tree Hotel for check-in and overnight stay.

Situated 160 km south of the equator, Nairobi is the capital of Kenya and boasts one of the finest climates in the world. This modern, cosmopolitan city is the regional headquarters for many African and Indian Ocean businesses. With delegates attracted here from around the world, they come for the friendliness of the people, the modern hotel facilities and the vast array of fascinating options available throughout the city. Although the ‘City in the Sun’ is relatively young by global standards, it has a fascinating history capturing explorers, missionaries, wars, cultural diversity politics etc, each leaving their mark on the city centre in some way.

Lodge/Hotel: Tamarind Tree Hotel
Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast
2 - 3 : Amboseli National Park | An African Elephant Haven

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Amboseli National Park to arrive in time for check-in and lunch at the Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge. You will then spend the afternoon at leisure before going for an evening game drive or a guided tour and camel ride within your conservancy till dusk when you return to your lodge.

On the Other Day, you will spend the whole day in the Amboseli National Park with both morning and evening game drives.  In between, you will have an option of visiting local Masai villages which will enable you to get the chance to interact and learn about the colourful culture of this nomadic pastoralist community.

Secluded within a grove of acacia trees, Amboseli Serena Lodge looks out over the golden Savannah plains, with uninterrupted views of the mountain itself. The lodge setting is magnificent with the park boasting more big games than almost anywhere else in Africa. Amboseli Serena Lodge is a luxury safari lodge located in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The lodge is situated in a prime location, nestled in the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, and offers stunning views of the mountain and the surrounding savannah.

Lodge/Hotel: Amboseli Serena Lodge
Meal plan: Full Board
4 : Lake Manyara National park | Home to The Tree Climbing Lions

After your breakfast, you will depart Namanga, the Eastern Kenya/Tanzania border where after the cross-border formalities, you will proceed with a drive to Lake Manyara with a brief stop for lunch at a local restaurant in Arusha and get to Lake Manyara National Park in time for an evening game around the lake till late in the evening when you proceed to Karutu town for check-in at the Ngorongoro Farm House for dinner and overnight stay.

Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree-climbing lions and hippos, which you can see at a closer range than many other places. Lake Manyara also hosts thousands of flamingos at certain times of the year and has diverse vegetation ranging from savannah to marshes and acacia woodland, enabling a variety of wildlife habitats including butterflies

Lodge/Hotel: Ngorongoro Farm House
Meal plan: Full Board
5 : Ngorongoro Crater Area

After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. This area’s main attraction is the Ngorongoro Crater, fondly known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”. A candidate for the new Seven Wonders of the World, this massive crater holds its own in that category. Being the world’s largest unbroken caldera, Ngorongoro is home to over 25,000 animals. It is considered one of the best game viewing spots in the world with a chance to see the big five, zebras and wildebeests. The crater holds almost every individual species of wildlife in East Africa including the extremely rare and critically endangered Black Rhino.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before climbing back up to the lodge in time for relaxation and an optional visit to a local Masai village (at an extra cost) before dinner.

Lodge/Hotel: Ngorongoro Farm House
Meal plan: Full Board
6 : Serengeti National Park | Home to Million Wildebeests

After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park passing via Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis (’Handy man’) regarded as mankind’s first step on the path of human evolution. You then proceed with the drive to arrive at the Serengeti National Park in time for check-in and lunch at the Serengeti Sametu Camp. You will then spend the afternoon at leisure until around 1600hrs when you go for an evening game drive until dusk when you return to your camp for a bush dinner.

Lodge/Hotel: Serengeti Sametu Camp - Central
Meal plan: Full Board
7 - 8 : Serengeti National Park | Witness The Migration Crossing

Spend these two days exploring the vast park rich with abundant wildlife. You also visit the northern part of the park – Seronera with an opportunity to see the annual wildebeest migration.

Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, Grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, Oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat-eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area.

Lodge/Hotel: Serengeti Sametu Camp - Central
Meal plan: Full Board
9 : Masai Mara Game Reserve | Follow The Heard

After your breakfast, you will depart for the Masai Mara National Game Reserve via the Isebania border point after the cross-border formalities and picnic lunches, you will be met by your Kenyan guide for the drive into the Masai Mara where you will arrive in time for an evening game drive en route to the Entim Mara Camp

Entim Mara Camp is a rare Eco-savannah gem situated on secluded acreage in the most scenic site of Olare Orok Conservancy in the greater Masai Mara National reserve playing host to the variety of wildlife, birds and habitats which only the Masai Mara can offer. This area is an astounding pastiche of open floodplains, marshlands, dry acacia, reverie forest and open grasslands, a magical place for nature lovers. It captures the essence of modernized African design, culture and tradition in combination with a stylish and exclusive atmosphere, excellent food and personalized services. Loyk Mara Luxury Camp gives you the opportunity to let go and dive in with nature. Open yourself to exploring, to being an adventurer, relaxing and delighting in the desires that come with staying at this Luxury Camp.

 

Lodge/Hotel: Entim Mara Camp
Meal plan: Full Board
10 - 11 : Masai Mara Game Reserve | Witness The Migration Action

You will have two more days of wildlife-viewing opportunities in the Masai Mara Reserve, also known as the “Jewel of Africa,” a site with one of the largest and the most spectacular animal migrations in the world. The reserve is inhabited by many of Africa’s most popular wild animals, including lion, cheetah, elephant, leopard, black rhino and hippo. There are also over 500 resident species of birds in the park including ostrich, larks and sunbirds as well as the lovely Lilac-breasted Roller.

The Masai Mara National Reserve is in the southwestern part of Kenya and forms part of the greater ecosystem that encompasses the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Masai Mara is one of the best-known and most visited reserves in Africa. The park is surrounded by concession areas and tribal lands of the Masai tribespeople. These are unfenced from the Mara and act as a buffer zone for the National Park and form part of the migration area. The Masai Mara consists of open savannah, rolling grasslands and undulating hills. July to September sees the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle coming from the plains of the Serengeti. Driven by dry conditions in the Serengeti and led by lightning and thunder to the north, huge herds of mammals cross the Tanzanian border and rivers to reach the Mara’s grasslands.

Lodge/Hotel: Entim Mara Camp
Meal plan: Full Board
12 : Departure

After your breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and depart for Nairobi by flight in time for an early lunch at the renowned Carnivore Restaurant.

The Carnivore is the ultimate ‘Beast of a Feast’ A variety of meat including ostrich, crocodile and camel, it is roasted over charcoal and carved at your table. Delicious side dishes and an exceptional array of sauces complement this fixed-price feast that also includes soup, a selection of desserts and Kenyan coffee. Set in attractive tropical gardens, the service and the décor are outstanding. The Carnivore since its inception has played host to over 2 million customers from across the globe including numerous celebrities. In fact, the Carnivore visitor’s book read like a global who is who! Whole joints of meat – legs of lamb and pork, ostrich, rumps of beef, sirloins, racks of lamb, spare ribs, sausages, chicken wings, skewered kidneys, even crocodile, and other tasty morsels – are roasted on traditional Masai swords over a huge, spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant.

After lunch, you will be transferred back to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in time for your departure flight for onward travel.

Lodge/Hotel: Tamarind Tree Hotel - Day Room
Meal plan: Half Board

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