SVAKT 007: 13 Nights/ 14 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari Tanzania & Kenya
This Tanzania Kenya safari allows you to follow the wildebeest migration from Serengeti to Masai Mara between July and October. This African safari is suitable for a honeymoon safari or family holiday in Africa.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro – Arusha
Our Tanzanian driver/guide will receive you at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to Arusha for overnight at Impala Hotel. Meals: Bed and Breakfast Accommodation: Impala Hotel
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara
You begin your Tanzania and Kenya migration safari with pick up from Lake Manyara Serena Lodge and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its rare tree-climbing lions and bird life. Upon arrival at Lake Manyara, you’ll have lunch at your lodge and then set off for game drives. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater. Collect lunch boxes from Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge and then descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for game drives. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Return to the lodge in the evening for overnight. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park, via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site, with game viewing en route in the Serengeti. Lunch at Serengeti Sopa Lodge and then set off for afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 5-6: Serengeti – Western Corridor
Two full days of game drives in the Serengeti National Park on the wildebeest migration trail. Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous due to annual migration of over one million white bearded wildebeest and 200,000 zebra to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve in search of pasture. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
Day 7: Serengeti – Masai Mara
After breakfast, depart for Masai Mara via the Isabenia border, carrying packed lunch. The Tanzania driver/guide will help you with immigration formalities and then hand you over to our Kenyan driver/guide. Game drives en route your lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp
Day 8-11: Masai Mara
Spend the whole day in the Masai Mara plains doing game drives and also on the look out for herds of wildebeests crossing the crocodile-infested Mara River. Options: Depart for full day carrying packed lunch or return to lodge for lunch and then set off for afternoon game drives. Optional evening visit to a Masai Manyatta Village to learn the dance and culture of the Masai tribe. (You’ll pay USD35 per person per visit directly to the village) Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Mara Leisure Camp
Day 12: Masai Mara – Lake Nakuru
After an early breakfast, you begin your safari to Lake Nakuru, with a stopover at Lake Naivasha, the only freshwater lake in the Rift Valley. From the top of the Rift Valley escarpment, you can see the lake sparkling under the sun thousands of feet below you. The lake is home to a large colony of hippos and it's also a Mecca for bird watchers and researchers since over 400 different species of birds have been recorded here. An optional boat ride will be a good ideal.
After a brief stopover, you travel in a northerly direction to your next destination Lake Nakuru, which is usually dotted with pink flamingoes lining its shores. After checking in and having lunch at the lodge, you set off to Lake Nakuru for extensive game drives where you can expect to see leopards, lions, giraffes, a million or so of pink flamingoes as well as black or white Rhinos. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp
Day 13: Lake Nakuru – Aberdares
After breakfast, depart for Aberdares National Park, with a brief stop at Thompson Falls in Nyahururu. Access to Aberdares National Park by private vehicles is limited to conserve and protect the environment which hosts wildlife such as elephant, rhino, buffalo, bush bucks, giant forest hogs, Sykes monkey, leopard, and bongo. Arrive at the Aberdare Country Club in time for lunch (cost included). A representative of The Ark Lodge will transfer you to their lodge. This tree-lodge is uniquely shaped to resemble the actual Ark, designed with decks from which numerous balconies and lounges provide superb vantage points for viewing the animals visiting the salt-lick and waterhole. A ground-level bunker at The Ark provides excellent photographic opportunities, and the Yasabara waterhole is floodlit by night to enable all-night viewing of game. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: The Ark Lodge
Day 14: Aberdares – Nairobi – Depart Home
After breakfast at your lodge, a driver of The Ark Lodge will transfer you back to The Aberdare Country Club where you’ll reconnect with your driver/guide and then depart for Nairobi through Central Kenya. Stop at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi for lunch. Later, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to catch your international flight home.