Great East African Migration Safari
Duration: 12 days
Area: Amboseli National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Masai Mara National Reserve
Style: classic african safari
East Africa is known for its many national parks and incredible wildlife; you will see the best of both on this once in a lifetime journey through Kenya and Tanzania.
Stay in world famous National Parks and visit spectacular lodges and camps all in 12 glorious days! Amboseli, the Serengeti and the Masai Mara are all on the itinerary in this exciting safari.
|Day 2||Nairobi to Amboseli|
|Day 3||Amboseli National Park|
|Day 4||Amboseli to Ngorongoro|
|Day 5||Ngorongoro Crater|
|Day 6||Ngorongoro to Serengeti|
|Day 7||Serengeti National Park|
|Day 8||Serengeti National Park|
|Day 9||Serengeti to Masai Mara|
|Day 10||Masai Mara National Reserve|
|Day 11||Masai Mara National Reserve|
Day 1: Nairobi
On arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be met by our representative and given a short safari briefing before being transferred to Eka Hotel, ideally located within short driving distance from the airport.
Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli
Today you will head southwards to the Amboseli National Park to arrive for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive in the reserve.
Day 3: Amboseli National Park
Spend the day within this beautiful reserve viewing wildlife, birds and enjoying the natural ecosystem that exists within this park as you photograph the scenic landscape which characterizes this park. During the rainy season the vast plains turn a vibrant green colour drawing in hundreds of birds and little mammals. There are five different habitats in Amboseli: open plains, Acacia woodlands, thorn scrub, swamp and marshlands. This allows for excellent game viewing all year round.
Day 4: Amboseli to Ngorongoro
Today you cross the border into Tanzania where our driver guide from our Tanzanian office will be waiting to meet you. You will be transferred to Arusha for lunch, after lunch drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive, evening drive to Plantation Lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will be taken on a full day tour of the crater complete with a picnic lunch to be enjoyed under the shade of an acacia tree. If you are lucky, you will spot many of the animals on your ‘must see’ list. Back at Plantation Lodge; dinner will be cooking away and after a much deserved hot shower sit down for a meal in the beautiful dining area.
Descend into the sunken cone of the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy a full-day game drive along the crater floor. The crater’s high walls serve as a natural enclosure for an abundance of wildlife. All the so-called "big five' may be seen. Among the notable birds are Lammergeyer, Vereaux's Eagle and Egyptian Vulture, which make their home in the highest of the crater wall, the beautiful Rosy-breasted Longclaw, which appears on the plains after rains and flocks of lesser and Greater Flamingos which are spasmodic visitors to the crater lakes.
Day 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti
Today the highlight of the safari begins and you head to the famous Serengeti National Park and the Kubu Kubu camp located in the Central Serengeti.
The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Its name means 'endless plain' in the Masai language. It is from here that massive concentrations of wildebeest, zebras and other animals commence the annual Great Migration in search of pastures new, providing one of the greatest natural spectacles to be found anywhere in the world. You can watch golden-maned lions stalking the migrating herds, spot leopards at rest in trees at dusk and take a hot-air balloon tour at dawn as the sun’s golden rays illuminate the land.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Today you will arrive at Bologonya and will have the rest of the afternoon at leisure to settle in and get to know your surroundings. Enjoy a quiet evening by the camp fire and the exclusivity of absolute comfort combined with the authenticity of a night spent in the African bush. An extraordinary experience for all nature lovers.
Nestled in the prime wildlife area of the southern Serengeti, in an area that is witness to the great migration from June to November, Bologonya Under Canvas is a luxurious and intimate camp where guests can be within reach of the migration and explore the more remote corners of the Serengeti. This seasonal camp consists of only ten spacious safari tents, All tents have a large king size bed or twin beds, each tent has a bucket shower, hand basin and flush toilet, lighting will be supplied by solar lights. There is one mess tent that serves as a dinning space and one lounge tent.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park
The focus of your stay here will be game viewing. Your early mornings and late afternoons will be spent exploring the plains around camp in search of the many resident animals that make the park so special.
Day 9: Serengeti to Masai Mara
After breakfast transferred to Serengeti Airstrip for a scheduled flight Serengeti/Tarime 0845hrs/1025hrs, upon arrival at Tarime Airstrip you will be met and transferred to Migori Airstrip for a scheduled flight departing at 1215hrs to Masai Mara.
You will be transferred to the Mara and the Karen Blixen camp, where your driver guides will drop you off in time for lunch. When you arrive at the camp you will be met with an ice cold drink and a given a run down on how the camp works and what to expect. After check in you will be shown to your tents. After a light lunch you have the chance of heading out on your first Mara game drive, before returning to the camp in time for dinner.
Day 10: Masai Mara National Reserve
As the sun rises on your first morning in the Masai Mara you are woken to the smell of freshly brewed coffee which will help kick start you for your first morning game drive. The early mornings are one of the best times to view the animals as this is when they are their most active before the heat of the day sets in. You can either have your breakfast out in the bush or you can return to the camp for eggs and bacon. If you return to camp you may wish to go on a walk after breakfast and Karen Blixen Camp is surrounded by hidden treasures that your guide will be happy to point out. Later in the afternoon set off on a game drive with some drinks and bitings so you are all set to have a sundowner(extra cost!) out in the bush. Back at camp dinner preparation is in full swing and there is just enough time to have a hot shower before the first course is served.
Day 11: Masai Mara National Reserve
This morning it’s another early start as you set of for the gates of the Masai Mara National Reserve. With a packed picnic lunch you are free to spend the whole day exploring another part of this famous conservation area. Visit the Mara River and ask your guide to show you the regular river crossing routes and then start planning your trip to return for the famous migration. As you arrive back at camp after a long day, there may be time for a quick swim or a walk before the sun starts to set on your final day in the Masai Mara.
Day 12: Depart
After breakfast you will be transferred to the airstrip in time for your local scheduled flight back to Nairobi where our Representative will be waiting to take you either to the airport to check in for your flight home or to your Nairobi hotel.