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10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari
10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari is an itinerary backed up by some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. The 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari is a Migration itinerary backed up by some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. This 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari is an incredible bucket list opportunity to experience the greatest wildlife spectacle on the planet.
Our 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari is an itinerary backed up by some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. When you are not watching the Migration, you will be on the lookout for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and elephant – and enjoying diverse wildlife sightings throughout the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.
Predators – like all the big cats, wild dogs, cheetahs and hyenas – are well represented and the general game viewing and bird watching is excellent. Choosing which time of year to see the Great Wildebeest Migration is made easy with this safari. Annually millions of Wildebeest and Zebras migrate between the Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara reserves. So by combining both countries, you will experience the very best of the annual migration on your 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari.
Africa Year-Round Migration Safari
Choosing which time of year to see the Great Wildebeest Migration is made easy with this 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari. Moving between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari itinerary ensures that you will be in front-row seats for nature’s biggest show and some of its most dramatic chapters, depending on which time of year you choose to visit, such as the birthing season, the great trek, and the treacherous river crossings.
When you are not watching the Migration, you will be on the lookout for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and elephant – and enjoying diverse wildlife sightings throughout the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem. Predators – like all the big cats, wild dogs, cheetahs and hyenas – are well represented and the general game viewing and bird watching is excellent. Wake up to the call of the wild on this intimate and authentic East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari tour through Kenya and Tanzania, without sacrificing any comfort or service.
East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari
The 10 days safari will show you some of the best wildlife and landscapes Kenya and Tanzania has to offer. East Africa has so much to see and experience, from spotting the big five game, to experiencing the largest animal migration in the world across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya). You’ll truly fall under East Africa’s spell. The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
10 Days East Africa safari takes you to 2 countries. They are heavy weights when it comes to top spot for wildlife viewing. The two countries are Kenya and Tanzania. On this private guided safari you will visit very popular and beautiful destinations in each country. Professional driver guides in custom built 4×4 land cruisers will guide you on this safari. You will stay in midrange comfortable lodges.
Safari Holiday Package Rates
|Low Season – January – 30th May
|High Season 1st June – December
|2 Pax per person sharing US $ 7530
4 Pax per person sharing US $ 7310
6 Pax per person sharing US $ 7120
|2 Pax per person sharing US $ 7890
4 Pax per person sharing US $ 7560
6 Pax per person sharing US $ 7320
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- Vacation Style Holiday Type
- Activity Level Leisurely
- Group Size Small Group
Moving between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara, this 10 Days East Africa Year-Round Migration Safari itinerary ensures that you will be in front-row seats for nature’s biggest show and some of its most dramatic chapters, depending on which time of year you choose to visit, such as the birthing season, the great trek, and the treacherous river crossings, complete with giant crocodiles.
Wake up to the call of the wild on this intimate and authentic tour through Kenya and Tanzania, without sacrificing any comfort or service. You will set off after a welcome overnight stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge for the warm and friendly atmosphere of Gibb’s Farm, nestled against the forested slopes of the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
This working farm is ideally located to explore the surrounding wildlife areas like the Ngorongoro Crater, which offers the easiest and most rewarding Big 5 viewing in East Africa. It is not unusual to see elephant, rhino, leopard, lion and buffalo in a single game drive in the Crater, whose fertile floor is fed by the rich minerals left over from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago.
Your next stop is the intimate and down-to-earth Ubuntu Migration Camp, which follows the migrating plains game comprising millions of wildebeest as well as smattering of antelope and zebra across the Serengeti. Expect to get the most authentic experience of the Great Migration at this semi-permanent safari camp.
Then you answer the call of the Masai Mara and head for your final destination, Rekero Camp. Your privacy is top of mind, yet the reassuring and knowledgeable presence of some of the best guides in the Mara is never far away. A cultural visit is on your ‘to-do’ list to learn more about the traditional ways of the Maasai. Spend the rest of your time watching game come to drink at the Talek River from your veranda.
Each year, almost two million wildebeest and 20 000 plains game migrate from Tanzania’s Serengeti to the south of Kenya’s Masai Mara in search of lush grazing grounds and life-giving water. This treacherous odyssey is dictated by the seasons and where the rains are, the wildebeest are not far behind. This epic journey from north to south spans almost 3000 kilometers and is virtually endless.
This great spectacle of nature is an iconic safari option for avid travelers, nature lovers and those who want a little more from their African experience. Rather than having a start or end point, the Great Migration moves rhythmically in a clockwise direction, making herd tracking unpredictable. It is for this reason that our Herd tracker app was created; to help you track the wildebeests’ movements and plan the safari of a lifetime. Choose from our existing safari packages or tailor-make your own journey according to your budget.
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- Conservation levies
- Intercamp transfers; camp to airstrip transfers
- Park fees
- Scheduled activities
- Scheduled flight from Manyara to Serengeti South; Scheduled flight from Serengeti South to Tarime; Scheduled flight from Migori to Mara; Scheduled flight from Mara to Wilson.
- Tourism Levy
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
Farming coffee in Arusha | 1 Night
The Arusha Coffee Lodge is a fine way to start your East African travels: with Mount Meru in the distance, the emerald bushes studded with red beans surrounding you, and the smell of coffee in the air. Your first night on safari is spent in a welcoming Plantation Room, deep in the estate. Each room is comfortably furnished and has a romantic log fire to ward off the evening chill.
The lodge is on the outskirts of Arusha, the nearest town to all the northern Tanzanian game parks. While here, visit the Tanzanite Museum or the Maasai Market, or learn more about coffee on the estate tour. Be sure to make time for a relaxing spa treatment at Peaberries to ease into the adventure mood.
Experience the Ngorongoro Crater | 2 Nights
Travel through Lake Manyara National Park en route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Manyara is renowned for its rich birdlife and tree-climbing lion population (they clamber into the branches to escape the heat and several members of a single pride can all be in the same tree at once). Your home for the next two nights is the magical Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro, set against the forested highlands of the Big 5-rich Ngorongoro Crater – the biggest intact and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world.
Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere of the original farmhouse and your charming suite, set in the heart of a working coffee plantation and dairy farm. Savour healthy, home-cooked meals featuring garden-fresh vegetables and organic fruit from the farm. Take the opportunity to unwind with a variety of treatments at the African Living Spa, featuring traditional Maasai healing techniques.
Go on guided walks on the rim of the famous Crater and go on exhilarating game drives down into the caldera. The scenery is absolutely spectacular and the Ngorongoro is home to about 30 000 animals that are protected by the caldera and sustained by the Crater’s springs and rich grazing. It is not unusual to see all the Big 5 in a single day.
Sightseeing in the Serengeti | 3 Nights
Time marches on and it is time for you to migrate to the Serengeti, where the traditional Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is waiting to welcome you. Offering the feel of raw wilderness and authentic safari, it keeps comfort in mind. With the Great Wildebeest Migration, always offering you the best game-viewing opportunities: from May to July, it is in the Western Corridor between the Nyakoroma Hills and the border of the Serengeti; from July to October it moves to the northern Serengeti; from December to March, the tents are pitched at the Ngorongoro Conservancy Area.
All eight tents have safari classics, such as fire-heated bucket showers. Bathrooms are en-suite, and with 20 meters or 66 feet between tents, you are guaranteed privacy while the barriers between you and the wild are kept to a minimum.
You have your own vehicle and guide, who spends 11 months of the year with the herds and passes on this intimate knowledge of their behavior to you. Game drives are a top activity at Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp but during the months in the south, the best option is a guided walking safari, which can last an hour or half a day (depending on your fitness and preferences) and sometimes brings you up close to elephant, giraffe, buffalo or even far-off lion.
Culture in the Mara | 3 Nights
Close to the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers, in one of the most game-rich areas of the Masai Mara, sits Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp, a deceptively simple eco-camp that is ideally situated for the annual Wildebeest Migration, and which is your next destination. This mobile camp is set up seasonally, from June to October, and December to March. There are nine spacious tents, each en-suite with flush toilets and showers. Each tent also has a deck with a daybed that invites you to have a quiet siesta after a morning or afternoon of adrenaline-inducing game viewing. Each also has its own personal butler to attend to your needs.
Elewana Elephant Pepper Camp offers an in-depth and truly authentic Mara experience, and its guides share their knowledge willingly. Take a cultural tour or visit a local village to learn more about the ancient Maasai warriors who have long trod this land. There is also birding, game drives, guided walks and picnics on the menu, as well as hot-air ballooning.
At the end of your East African odyssey, you return to Arusha for your onward arrangements home.
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The Arusha Coffee Lodge
Lying on the gently rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any East African safari.
the magical Gibb’s Farm
Located on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater lies Gibb’s Farm. Founded in the 1920s as a coffee plantation, we embrace traditional East African hospitality with our roots extending deep into the land and our heritage here. An idyllic retreat while exploring the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara national parks, as well as Lake Eyasi, on safari in Tanzania. Recline with a cup of freshly roasted coffee overlooking the Great Rift Valley in lush surroundings.
Ubuntu Migration Camp, Serengeti
Ubuntu Migration Camp follows the colossal herds of wildebeest as they journey around the Serengeti. From the dramatic river crossings in the north to the fertile grasslands in the south where the wildebeest give birth, we set up camp nearby to ensure you’re always close to the action.
Our traditional tented camp is designed to leave no trace. We can quickly disassemble it and move with the herds to new pastures. Every day, we’re out in the bush looking for wildlife such as lions or cheetahs attracted by the huge gatherings of prey. Over morning coffee, watch wildebeest males chasing each other or zebras tussling. For a sunrise to remember, start the day by gliding above the plains in a hot-air balloon. In the evening, look up as the stars reveal themselves.
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