10-Day Great Migration Safari From Kenya to Tanzania
The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year, more than 2 million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). The constant movement of columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water.
- This tour starts in Nairobi and ends in Arusha
- You’ll visit Masai Mara National Reserve, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
- Activities: Game drives
- Game drives: Pop-roof 4×4 vehicle
- Mid-range Tour – This tour uses mid-range Lodges and Camps.
- Private tour – This tour will be organised exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
- Can start any day – If availability permits, this tour can start any day.
- Can be customised – You can request changes to this tour.
- Suitable for solo travellers – Solo travellers can book this private tour.
- Eka Hotel
- Basecamp Mara
- Mara Kati Kati / Serengeti Kati kati Tented Camp
- Marera Valley Lodge
- Maramboi Tented Lodge
Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi
You will be met and transferred to the EKA hotel overnight upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport. You will be booked at this hotel on bed and breakfast. After arrival at the hotel, you will briefly be briefed about the next day’s safari. Also, you will be introduced to your safari guide.
Day 2: Nairobi to Masai Mara
Today you will be picked up in Nairobi by your safari guide and drive to the famous Masai Mara game reserve. Overnight at Basecamp Mara, Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided. Masai mara is the home of the big 5 and the best place to witness the annual wildebeest migration this July/Nov. Lunch break en route so that you drive
straight to the park for your afternoon game drive.
Day 3-4: Masai Mara National Reserve
Breakfast, then proceed with your game drive in Masai mara. Masai mara is situated in the southwest of Kenya, covering an area of 1 510 square km (583 square miles); the Masai Mara National Reserve is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife and endless plains. The quintessential Masai Mara safari delivers many attractions. The reserve is home to an excellent year-round concentration of game, including the more than two million wildebeest, zebras and other antelopes that make up the famous Great Migration.
Day 5-6: Masai Mara to North Serengeti
After breakfast, you will drive to Isebania, Tanzania/Kenya border to get your visa. Then, go to the northern part of Serengeti (where the migration should be in August), where you will have 2 days game drive near the Mara River in the hopes of seeing some of the migratory crossings. The endless plains of Serengeti are also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the 1.5 million wildebeest constant migration in search of fresh pastures. Each year they trek over 2,500km and are threatened and followed by some of Africa’s greatest predators. Depending on the time of your visit, your driver guide can share with you where the herd’s
current location is at Serengeti.
Day 7: Central Serengeti
After breakfast, you will drive toward the central Serengeti national park. The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November), as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains.
Day 8: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro and descend into the crater for a crater game tour. Enjoy the game drive inside the crater. Later, you will go back Overnight to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner and overnight. Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the most giant intact crater in the world. The Ngorongoro volcano erupted about 2 million years ago, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with significant areas of acacia forest, hippo-filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.
Day 9: Ngorongoro to Tarangire
Today after breakfast, you will be picked up by your safari guide and drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife. Overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge. Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km and is probably best known for its vast numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The park’s name comes from the Tarangire River, which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River, the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.
Day 10: Tarangire to Arusha
Today you will be picked up from Maramboi Tented Lodge and drive to Arusha and drop off point to be advised.
- Park Entry fees
- All activities – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All accommodation – (Unless listed as an upgrade)
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation – (Unless labelled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals – (As specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips and gratuities – (Highly recommended)Items of a personal nature – (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- The government-imposed increase of taxes and park fees