Wildebeest Migration Safari Kenya & Tanzania - 6 Days
Embark on a captivating seven-day journey that encapsulates the essence of East Africa’s safari capitals, Kenya and Tanzania. Renowned globally for hosting the iconic Wildebeest Migration and providing extraordinary chances to encounter the Big Five in their natural habitat, these two nations unite to offer the epitome of safari exploration.
Discover the wonders of the Masai Mara, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro with this remarkable itinerary, immersing yourself in an unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Nairobi - Masai Mara
Commencing after a satisfying breakfast, your journey will set forth from Nairobi, embarking on a southbound expedition towards the Maasai Mara.
En route, pause to bask in the awe-inspiring vista of the Great Rift Valley before reaching the park’s entrance. Arriving in time for lunch at your chosen lodge, the stage is then set for an afternoon game drive, navigating through the renowned landscapes of the park. Embracing the entire Big Five within its bounds, the Maasai Mara stands as the epicenter for the annual Wildebeest Migration, creating a breathtaking backdrop for your inaugural safari day.
Day 2: Masai Mara
Greet the day before daybreak, capturing the essence of a once-in-a-lifetime moment as you witness the sunrise over the Masai Mara. Following a swift cup of coffee, venture into the park to witness the sun igniting the savannah while the majestic big cats capitalize on the morning’s coolness to seek their meals.
Alternatively, consider ascending to the skies with a hot air balloon safari, elevating yourself above the bustling scenes before descending onto the plains for a champagne breakfast amidst the wildlife. To explore this option, consult your safari expert for details on adding a hot air balloon adventure to your itinerary.
Following this exhilarating experience, a late breakfast awaits upon your return to the lodge. Equip yourself with a packed picnic lunch and venture back into the park for a comprehensive day of exploration within the Maasai Mara. Alternatively, you can opt for a tranquil morning at your lodge, indulge in lunch on-site, and subsequently venture out in the cooler afternoon hours.
Day 3: Masai Mara - Serengeti (Kogatende)
Bidding adieu to the enchanting landscapes of the Masai Mara and Kenya, your day commences with an early breakfast followed by a morning game drive leading you to the Isebania border crossing.
Once immigration formalities have been concluded, you’ll be introduced to your new driver. From there, your journey persists, guiding you into the illustrious Serengeti National Park for an afternoon game drive. Revered for its vast populations of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes, the scenic Serengeti provides an ideal habitat to encounter apex predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs, alongside an array of herbivores including elephants, hippos, and giraffes.
It’s essential to note that this day encompasses a considerable amount of driving, which may lead to fatigue. Be prepared for an eventful but potentially tiring adventure.
Day 4: Serengeti (Central)
Following a fulfilling breakfast, our journey commences with a captivating game drive within the Kogatende area. As we traverse the terrain, our gaze is fixed upon the kopjes, eagerly seeking out carnivores and the sizable herds of the migration, poised to embark on their momentous passage across the Mara River into Kenya.
Nestled within the heart of this landscape, the Mara River becomes a pivotal challenge, marked by an abundance of hippos and Nile crocodiles. It stands as the ultimate hurdle between the Wildebeest Migration and the refuge of the Masai Mara. For those who possess patience and a touch of fortune, there exists the prospect of witnessing the awe-inspiring crossing itself. Here, wildebeest and zebras demonstrate their audacious spirit as they brave the river’s currents and navigate the presence of crocodiles, all in pursuit of safety on the opposing bank.
The day’s proceedings culminate in a savory dinner and a restful overnight stay at the heart of the Central Serengeti National Park, with accommodations tailored to your preferences from the options available.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro
fter indulging in a satisfying breakfast, our journey resumes, directed towards the iconic Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
Our route carries us through the Serengeti once more, albeit via an alternative path, amplifying your opportunities to encounter the elusive creatures that may have evaded your gaze on the second day of your expedition. Stretching as far as the eye can perceive, the landscape is punctuated by countless herds of animals. Witness the harmonious migration of wildebeests and zebras, the statuesque elegance of giraffes, agile antelopes and gazelles in mid-leap, the formidable presence of the African elephant, and the revered assembly of predators.
Within this panorama, you’ll be granted the chance to spot sleek cheetahs and reticent leopards, scavenging hyenas, and lastly, the epitome of majesty—the lion.
The day culminates with a delectable dinner and a restful overnight stay, either perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or nestled within the nearby town of Karatu, tailored to your desired standards and accommodations, as selected from our array of options.
Day 6: Ngorongoro - Arusha
Commencing the day with a fulfilling breakfast, your journey commences towards the illustrious Ngorongoro Crater—a marvel often hailed as the Eighth Wonder of the World. As you catch your initial glimpse of this expansive and lush caldera from the vantage point of a panoramic view, the rationale behind its esteemed reputation will swiftly become evident.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to a diverse array of over 120 mammal species, including the renowned Big Five, stands as one of the most coveted safari destinations globally. This locale offers a remarkable opportunity to witness the elusive black rhinoceros indulging in solitary grazing upon the verdant grass plains, alongside an ample population of hippopotamuses relishing the cool waters.
Settled within the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be privileged to observe and capture photographs of some of Africa’s most iconic visages. Within the crater’s expanse, a plethora of predators call this realm home, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas. Additionally, the grounds host an abundant congregation of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, Cape buffalo, and more. This destination undeniably ranks among the pinnacle of Africa’s premier safari experiences.
Following a day brimming with thrills and adventure, a delightful picnic lunch awaits you by the park’s renowned hippo pool. Subsequently, you’ll embark on your return journey to Arusha, marked by the soothing hues of the evening.
Tour Includes & Excludes
- Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop-up roof for game viewing
- Professional English, France, German Speaker safari guide
- Entrance fees
- All meals while on safari and drinking water during the safari
- Government taxes
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook
- Flight fare
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