Great Migration: Tanzania & Kenya

Small group departures limited to 18 guests! Follow wildebeest and zebra on their annual trek from Tanzania's Serengeti National Park to Kenya's Masai Mara National Reserve in search of greener pastures on this nine-day safari - to witness this Great Migration is a unique experience that should be at the top of the bucket list of every safari enthusiast.



One of the greatest shows on Earth, the great migration is an epic wildlife spectacle unrivaled anywhere. A moving pageantry with a cast of millions, this is when herds of animals are on the move through Africa from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and back again... on the ultimate quest for food, water and survival, determined to let nothing stop them in their tracks... To witness the Migration from tented safari camps perfectly pitched and game drives strategically sited is to truly become a part of Africa's ever poignant circle of life... Staggering numbers of wildebeest thunder across the plains alongside zebras and gazelles that gallop and sprint their way through the wilderness, predators in wait, on an annual march that takes them from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya... Spend two nights in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive and picnic lunch in the wildlife-rich crater... fly from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park where overnight stays in a mobile camp enable timely sightings of migrating wildlife on private safari game drives with expert trackers... a flight from the Serengeti to wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve is followed by two nights in a safari camp with daily game drives... and a morning flight touches down in Nairobi for a day in Karen with a visit to an elephant orphanage dedicated to rescued baby and teenage elephants. Unique experiences include; a stay in a mobile safari camp designed to move with wildebeest, zebras, eland and gazelles as they migrate to grassier plains, usually followed by natural predators such as lions, hyenas and leopards and a hot air balloon ride with breakfast in either the Serengeti or Masai Mara. A most remarkable travel experience...

One of the greatest shows on Earth, the great migration is an epic wildlife spectacle unrivaled anywhere. A moving pageantry with a cast of millions, this is when herds of animals are on the move through Africa from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and back again... on the ultimate quest for food, water and survival, determined to let nothing stop them in their tracks... To witness the Migration from tented safari camps perfectly pitched and game drives strategically sited is to truly become a part of Africa's ever poignant circle of life... Staggering numbers of wildebeest thunder across the plains alongside zebras and gazelles that gallop and sprint their way through the wilderness, predators in wait, on an annual march that takes them from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya... Spend two nights in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive and picnic lunch in the wildlife-rich crater... fly from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park where overnight stays in a mobile camp enable timely sightings of migrating wildlife on private safari game drives with expert trackers... a flight from the Serengeti to wildlife-rich Masai Mara National Reserve is followed by two nights in a safari camp with daily game drives... and a morning flight touches down in Nairobi for a day in Karen with a visit to an elephant orphanage dedicated to rescued baby and teenage elephants. Unique experiences include; a stay in a mobile safari camp designed to move with wildebeest, zebras, eland and gazelles as they migrate to grassier plains, usually followed by natural predators such as lions, hyenas and leopards and a hot air balloon ride with breakfast in either the Serengeti or Masai Mara. A most remarkable travel experience...

Traveling Well Includes:
  • Hot air balloon flight over the Masai Mara Reserve followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush
  • On-Tour Air included (3 flights); a large rolling Eagle Creek Duffle will be sent to you prior to your departure, as your main piece of luggage in Tanzania and Kenya.
  • All small group departures with a maximum of 18 guests
  • Game drives in 6-passenger, open top vehicles with window seats for everyone, led by expert trackers in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara Reserve with opportunities to see the great migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelles
  • A picnic and game drive in Ngorongoro Crater where the Big Five can often be seen

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    Tour Operator
    Tauck Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2022
    Duration
    10 Days
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ArushaArrive Arusha

    Tour begins: Rivertrees Country Inn. Transfers are included from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Rivertrees Country Inn near Arusha for an overnight stay in a Garden Room. Meet your fellow travelers in the morning.



    Lodging:Rivertrees Country Inn

    Meals:
    Day 2KaratuNgorongoro Crater & an Isoitok Village

    Set out for a two-night safari to Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano and today regarded as the largest intact caldera in the world where wildlife thrives. Stop en route for a visit at an Isoitik Village. Here, you'll have an opportunity to participate in a medicine walk and learn how the Masai people use the local vegetation for various medicinal cures. You'll also have the opportunity to visit a school followed by lunch in the bush. Continue on to your small, intimate lodge and spa set above a valley with stunning views, for a two-night stay. The surrounding Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to some 30,000 large mammals. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner at the lodge.



    Lodging:Kitela Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 3KaratuGarden of Eden in Ngorongoro Crater

    Experience the Africa of bygone days when you go on a game drive in the lost world of Ngorongoro Crater, considered by many to have been Africa's original Garden of Eden. From aboard your four-wheel-drive vehicle, you'll have an opportunity to spot Africa's renowned Big Five: buffalo, elephant, leopard, the lion and the endangered, rare black rhinoceros, as well as herds of zebras, wildebeest and gazelles roaming life-giving landscapes of grasslands, swamps and forests. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater before returning to your lodge for free time and dinner at leisure.



    Lodging:Kitela Lodge

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4Serengeti National ParkFly to the Serengeti

    In Maasai, the word Serengeti means the place where the land moves on forever. See why when you fly to Serengeti National Park this morning where over a million wildebeest and some 200,000 zebras make a trek from the southern Serengeti to the Masai Mara and back again every year. In spite of the dangers they face from crocodiles or weather conditions, they are driven by a deeply held instinct to constantly search for food and water. Their annual trek takes them through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas with different habitats. Check into your semi permanent mobile camp for a memorable three-night stay in the heart of the park, then join an expert tracker for an eye-opening afternoon game drive into the Serengeti wilderness. Dinner is served back at the camp this evening.



    Lodging:Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 5Serengeti National ParkGame drives in Serengeti Nat'l Park

    Today, get ready for a game drive through Serengeti National Park (either in the morning or afternoon, depending on the migration of the animals). Look for lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, gazelles, zebras, elephants, hippos and more as you traverse the park, all while experiencing unforgettable panoramic views of the passing landscape. The rest of the day is at your leisure and tonight, sleep to the sounds of nearby wildlife.



    Lodging:Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 6Serengeti National ParkMore Game Drives in the Serengeti

    Morning and afternoon game drives keep you on the move with the animals that pass through the Serengeti; on days when the migration is in full force, spend the entire day experiencing this amazing wildlife phenomenon as herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras thunder by... with a few hungry big cats tailing behind.



    Lodging:Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 7Masai Mara National ReserveFly to Masai Mara

    An early morning flight out of the Serengeti whisks you to the shores of Lake Victoria then onto Kenya where you land in the Masai Mara National Reserve for a two-night stay at a tented camp that looks out onto the Sabaringo River and the plains of the Masai Mara, one of the world's richest wildlife reserves. Head out after lunch for a game drive that offers the opportunity to view an array of animals, including zebras, cheetahs, wildebeest, gazelles and the Big Five, up close.



    Lodging:&Beyond Kichwa Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8Masai Mara National ReserveExperience the wildlife of the Masai Mara

    Wake up early for a hot air balloon ride* at dawn this morning that takes you above the treetops for panoramic views of the wildlife herds that roam the Masai Mara Reserve. Descend to enjoy breakfast and champagne in the bush before a game drive en route back to your lodge. Enjoy some free time before a late afternoon game drive takes you once more through the Masai Mara. Tonight, join us for a farewell cocktail reception followed by dinner as your adventurous Africa journey comes to a close.



    Lodging:&Beyond Kichwa Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 9Masai Mara National ReserveFinal game drives in the Maasai Mara

    You'll have an opportunity today for two game drives in the magnificent Maasai Mara - or if there is a migration, you'll embark on a full day game drive. Early this morning, before breakfast, join us for a game drive that explores the early morning search for food by the wildlife of the Reserve; there is usually a lot of activity in these early morning hours. Enjoy a final day at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo, then a final late afternoon game drive in search of the Big Five. Tonight, we invite you for farewell cocktails and dinner.



    Lodging:&Beyond Kichwa Camp

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 10NairobiFly to Nairobi / Journey Home

    Tour ends: Nairobi International Airport. Depart your tented camp after breakfast for a flight to Nairobi; we've reserved day rooms before your flight home at Fairmont, The Norfolk in Nairobi, or Hemingways Nairobi Karen. The quiet suburb of Karen is popularly believed to have been named for the Danish-born writer Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), whose famous colonial memoir Out of Africa recounts the years she spent living on and managing the coffee farm that once occupied this land. Have dinner at the hotel prior to your included transfer from either hotel to Nairobi International Airport; you should allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B, L, D
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    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.

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