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Signature Great Migration Safari

Experience East Africa's landscapes and wildlife at their finest, embarking on game drives through majestic national parks and reserves in Kenya and Tanzania, keeping watch for the famous "Big Five" and visiting a Maasai village and a local primary school supported by A&K Philanthropy.


Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

A&K Advantages

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi by overnight flight.

Fairmont The Norfolk
Day 2: Amboseli National Park | Game and Mountain Vistas

Take a scenic flight to Amboseli National Park, known for its thriving big game population and views of towering Mount Kilimanjaro. After lunch, explore the acacia woodland, freshwater swamps, scrub brush and open plains in search of wildlife. Part of the park is composed of a dried-up lakebed, where mirages rise from the shimmering heat.

Tortilis Camp   |   Meals: B L D
Day 3: Amboseli National Park | Mountainside Sightings

Set out at dawn, watching for elephants, zebras and wildebeests along the saltpan trails. Spend midday at leisure before taking an afternoon game drive.

Tortilis Camp   |   Meals: B L D
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park | Abundant Game Viewing

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. See elephants shaded by baobab trees, prolific birdlife and monkeys, who playfully scamper through the groundwater forest.

Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge   |   Meals: B L D
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park | Into the Wild

Spend a full day exploring Lake Manyara National Park, backdropped by the spectacular, rust-hued Great Rift Valley. Cast your eye beyond the floodplain to acacia woodlands, favored by resident lions that perch in the branches to escape the day’s heat.

Sanctuary Escarpment Luxury Lodge   |   Meals: B L D
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife-Rich Haven

As you cross the Great Rift Valley, stop for a Market Visit in Mto wa Mbu, where stalls brim with vibrant local produce. Take a scenic drive to tranquil Gibb’s Farm, where you stop for a lunch made with organic, just-picked ingredients. Later, arrive at the natural amphitheater of Ngorongoro Crater, a 2,000-foot deep caldera. A fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife — including buffalo, flamingos, lions and leopards — resides inside. Climb the outer wall, passing through dense vegetation until a breathtaking view across the crater floor appears. Arrive at your mobile tented camp, perfectly positioned on the rim of the crater and featuring luxury accommodations adorned with mosquito nets, hand-woven rugs, crisp linens and en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Relax on your veranda and admire the panoramic natural wonderland below.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp   |   Meals: B L D
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater | Maasai Village Visit

Set out on a full-day game drive to explore the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the crater floor, home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles. See colorfully garbed Maasai herdsmen, who call the stunning landscape home. This afternoon, visit a Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local culture and traditions.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp   |   Meals: B L D
Days 8-10: Serengeti National Park | Fascinating Excavations

Drive to Serengeti National Park, pausing for a privately guided visit at archaeologically rich Olduvai Gorge en route. The vast Tanzanian landscape hosts one of earth’s last remaining wildlife spectacles: the annual Great Migration, when a staggering number of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, hungry predators following in their wake. Over the next two days, your adventure may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and much more on morning and afternoon game drives through the boundless Serengeti, home of one of the largest wildlife populations in the world. Keep your camera at the ready for a flash of cheetahs, herd of buffalo or pride of lions. Here, too, reside over 500 species of birds, among them eagles, who glide effortlessly above the sun-soaked landscape.

Sanctuary Kusini   |   Meals: B L D
Day 11: Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya’s Crown Jewel

Fly to the Masai Mara Game Reserve, This afternoon, a game drive introduces you to the famed reserve, where you find the greatest concentration of species in all of Kenya.

Sanctuary Olonana   |   Meals: B L D
Days 12-13: Masai Mara Game Reserve | The “Big Five” and Beyond

Spend the next two days in the Mara, more than 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers that shelter an astonishing range of wildlife, made up of more than 400 bird species and nearly a hundred animal species, including all the great predators. Watch crocodiles bask in the sun, hippos wallow in the muddy water and monkeys frolic overhead; see elephants roam the forest edge as well as lanky, graceful giraffes survey the plains.

Sanctuary Olonana   |   Meals: B L D
Day 14: Depart Nairobi

Return to Nairobi, stopping for lunch at Carnivore Restaurant. Afterward, visit the Giraffe Center and Karen Blixen house and museum. Spend the afternoon relaxing in a reserved dayroom prior to your international departure.

Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom)   |   Meals: B L

Dates & Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

Jan. 04, 2015 - Jan. 17, 2015 $17,995 -- Available
Feb. 02, 2015 - Feb. 15, 2015 $17,995 -- Available
Mar. 04, 2015 - Mar. 17, 2015 $17,995 -- Available
May. 30, 2015 - Jun. 12, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Jul. 03, 2015 - Jul. 16, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Aug. 04, 2015 - Aug. 17, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Sep. 08, 2015 - Sep. 21, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Oct. 13, 2015 - Oct. 26, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Nov. 01, 2015 - Nov. 14, 2015 $16,995 -- Available
Dec. 16, 2015 - Dec. 29, 2015 $18,995 -- Available