From $4 275.00 per person
Join our East Africa Migration Discoverer lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds.
This East Africa accommodated safari is a small group safari where you will spend all of your nights in lodges / chalets or permanent tented camps. This safari starts and ends in Arusha and includes all of the major highlights in Tanzania and Kenya.
- Arusha – Visit the bustling safari town, gateway to Tanzania’s national parks
- Lake Manyara – Discover the park at base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, famous for its elusive tree climbing lions, pink flamingos and alkaline lake
- Mto wa Mbu Village – Engage a variety of cultures during a visit to this colourful town, including a traditional lunch
- Moremi – Day and night game drives in private concession. Full day wildlife viewing in game rich reserve
- Maasai people – Visit a Maasai Boma, learning the customs of this mesmerising & distinctive tribe
- Tarangire – Full day game drive in the national park, host to massive herds of elephant, wildebeest and zebra
- Ngorongoro Crater – Game viewing in one of the world’s largest & most scenic calderas
- Serengeti – Spend two days exploring the plains of a truly iconic park, home to the largest annual animal migration
- Lake Victoria – Stay on the shores of the lake, take a boat trip to a local fishing village
- Masai Mara – Visit the traditional traversing grounds of the Maasai, a premium wildlife destination
- Nairobi – Arrival in the vibrant capital city of Kenya. Visit to Karen Blixen Museum for a fascinating historical insight. Witness the work of the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust at its animal orphanage. Explore the Kazuri Bead Workshop & city centre for shopping
- Amboseli – Enjoy iconic views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Full day game drive in the park known for its large concentration of elephants
- Marangu – Hike to waterfalls located in the lush landscape at the foot of Kilimanjaro
- Tour type – Small group lodge safari
- Duration – 15 days
- Start – Arusha, Tanzania
- Countries visited – Tanzania, Kenya
- Meals – 14 x Breakfast, 13 x Lunch, 14 x Dinner
- Vehicle – 4×4 safari vehicle, 2×4 vehicle for transfers
- Group Size – Min. 4* / Max. 12 *Guaranteed departures with no minimum pax available
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D – German guided departures/ GD – Guaranteed departures /
F – French guided departures
Seeing the wildebeest (gnu) migration in East Africa is one of the most spectacular wildlife sightings in the world. Almost 2 million animals roam the plains of East Africa, but it can be surprisingly hard to find them in the vast area that they cover, as their movements are governed by the rains and predicting their location can be a gamble. We designed this itinerary to include all the areas frequented by the migration on their annual route – this virtually guarantees that you will see them!
A brief outline of the migration movements –
- From December to April the migration spreads out over the Southern Plains of the Serengeti. Depending on the rains they move from the Gol Kopjes in the East to the Moru Kopjes in the west. This area is easily accessible from the centrally located Seronera. (We stay in the Kisura Kenzan Tented Camp)
- Between May and August the migration slowly moves through the western corridor and into the Ikoma and Grumeti Wildlife Management Areas. These areas are outside of the Serengeti, but as there are no fences the wildlife can, and do, move around freely.
- From September to end of November, during the short rains, the migration crosses into the Masai Mara in Kenya. This is a relatively small park compared to the vast Serengeti and the wildlife tends to be very concentrated. (We stay at the Mara Eden Safari Camp to take advantage of its proximity to the migration and not to mention its own private entrance gate to the park.)