15 Day East Africa Migration Safari

//15 Day East Africa Migration Safari

15 Day East Africa Migration Safari

On our East Africa Migration Discoverer Safari you will be able to follow the famous wildebeest migration. A safari through East Africa that stimulates your senses when travelling through bushveld and exploring different cultures – arguably showing you the very best of Tanzania and Kenya. Departures from Nairobi also available on request

Day 1: Arrive at Arusha
Upon arrival at Arusha you will be met and collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests that surround the town of Arusha. The remainder of your day is spent at leisure to explore Arusha and in preparation for your safari. Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park to Lake Manyara
After breakfast and your pre-departure meeting you will get picked up from your hotel in Arusha for an early start to the experience of a lifetime! We visit the Arusha Market for some last minute preparation, before setting off towards Lake Manyara National Park, part of today’s destination. Manyara NP is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions. Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge

Day 3: Culture Tour – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. 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. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we go back to the lodge for a rest, before our visit to the nearby children orphanage centre and school in the afternoon. Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge

Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Today we set out to the Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. The breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south, make a stop at Tarangire a truly memorable experience. Tarangire is as well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra. Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge

Day 5: Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park
This morning we depart early for a game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. For many this wildlife spectacle is the pinnacle of their safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts all of the ‘Big 5’, including a small population of endangered black rhino. After a picnic lunch, we head towards the Serengeti through the stunning Southern Plains. This is the area that the Serengeti is best known for – the endless, undulating grass savannah with rocky outcrops that serve as isolated wildlife refuges.Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Campsite

Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Seronera)
Today you will be spending a full day game driving around the Seronera area of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is divided into three main areas: The Seronera is the most central and accessible region and this is where the Park HQ is based, as well as most of the larger lodges and busier campsites. This is the part of the Serengeti that you will have seen in wildlife documentaries, characterised by the open plains of grassland, packed with animals. The Seronera River is the lifeblood of the Serengeti and this area is renowned for great game viewing all year round. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard. Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 8: Serengeti NP to Lake Victoria
After breakfast we make our way to Lake Victoria. We pass through the villages of the Sukuma tribe, who grow ground nuts, sorghum and cassava as well as keeping livestock. Life carries on here simply as it has done for ages, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th century. We will take an afternoon boat cruise (depending on the weather) on the Lake to enjoy the view or bird walk.Accommodation: Speke Bay Lodge

Day 9: Lake Victoria to Masai Mara National Game Reserve
This morning you have the opportunity to take part in a canoe paddle before we bid Lake Victoria farewell and continue our journey northwards across the border into Kenya, before heading to the Masai Mara National Game Reserve. This is the traditional land of the Masai people, nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are permitted to graze their cattle in this area. The Masai Mara covers an area that includes the river line forests along the banks of the Mara and Talek Rivers, acacia forests and the open plains of the savannah. Accommodation: Masai Mara Eden Tented Camp

Day 10: Masai Mara National Game Reserve
Today we spend the whole day game viewing in the world famous Masai Mara National Game Reserve. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo, jackal, topi, gazelle, impala and elephant. Hippopotamus and crocodile are also plentiful in the rivers and the bird life is very abundant. Accommodation: Masai Mara Eden Tented Camp

Day 11: Masai Mara NGR to Nairobi
After breakfast we enjoy a guided walk with the Masai warriors to experience their way of life and visit their village before we head off towards Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We have the afternoon at leisure or to explore the city. Time allowing, we visit the Kazuri Beads Centre and workshop for those interested in shopping. Kazuri means “small and beautiful” in Swahili and it describes each striking ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women employed at the Kazuri workshop. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan, lively and interesting city. Its central business district is nicely compact and it is therefore a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Later in the afternoon, we head to the hotel to refresh and relax before being transferred to the famous Carnivore Restaurant for dinner. Accommodation: Eka Hotel

Day 12: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park
After breakfast we further explore Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”, lived between 1917 and 1931 until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies. Thereafter, we head to either Giraffe Centre or Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage for a visit. The institution is named after the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. Lunch will follow before driving down to Amboseli National Reserve, arriving in the afternoon. Accommodation: Aa Lodge

Day 13: Amboseli National Park
Today we will head into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya’s most famous parks. Amboseli is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. . Accommodation: Aa Lodge

Day 14: Amboseli NP to Arusha
This morning after a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to the border and then onwards to Kilimanjaro Airport. On the way, we pass the Marangu waterfalls, and then drive to KIA via Moshi town which is the gateway to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Your lodge is situated close to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for an easy connection with your outbound flight tomorrow. Accommodation: Moivaro Kia Lodge

Day 15: Depart Arusha
The tour ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight, or alternatively you will be dropped at our offices for other onward arrangements that you have made.  Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Important to know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • A travel party of 1 or 2 people can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 4 people to run.

Rates per person – Must be paid in USD

Solo (1 room) 2 people (1 room) 3+ people
$10,932 $8,168 Request rate

Included

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
  • Drinks
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