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The Great Migration Safari in Style 2018


14 Days from $13,595

Limited to 18 guests

Witness East Africa's abundant wildlife on game drives through the region's most stunning parks and reserves, staying in our best boutique camp and luxury lodge accommodations.

A&K Advantages

A&K's flagship East Africa safari, featuring the best boutique camp and luxury safari lodge accommodations

Experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration country - three in the Serengeti and three in Masai Mara

Discover Africa's astounding diversity, including the iconic "Big Five," with A&K's expert driver-guides in our own custom-made vehicles

Explore Olduvai Gorge on a private visit, where the Leakey family discovered fossils linking man to his distant ancestors

Visit a vibrant Tanzanian village, get a sense of daily life as you ride by tuk-tuk and explore the local market, and then enjoy a lunch of local cuisine

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya
DAY 2
Amboseli National Park | At the Foot of Kilimanjaro
DAY 3
Amboseli National Park | A Full Day in the Bush
DAY 4
Tarangire National Park | Abundant Game Viewing
DAY 5
Tarangire National Park | Into the Wild
DAY 6
Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife-Rich Haven
DAY 7
Ngorongoro Crater | Maasai Village Visit
DAYS 8-10
Serengeti National Park | Telling Excavations
DAY 11
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya’s Crown Jewel
DAYS 12-13
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Unmatched Wildlife
DAY 14
Depart Nairobi

Extend Your Journey

Pre-Tour Extension: Victoria Falls 4 Days from $1,995 Learn More
Post-Tour Extension: Uganda 4 Days from $2,995 Learn More
Explore Dubai: Stopover Package 3 Days from $1,995 Learn More
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DAY 1
Arrive Nairobi, Kenya

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your luxurious accommodations. Probably Kenya’s most famous hotel, Fairmont The Norfolk is in many ways the heart of Nairobi and has been welcoming generations of safari-goers since it first opened its doors on Christmas Day, 1904.

Fairmont The Norfolk
DAY 2
Amboseli National Park | At the Foot of Kilimanjaro

Today, drive to Amboseli National Park at the base of soaring, snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 19,341 feet, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Set out in search of the region’s spectacular wildlife — African savanna elephants, leopards, cheetahs and hosts of plains game — all roaming freely amid swamps, springs, and a shimmering, dried lakebed. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner celebrating the start of an unforgettable safari adventure.

Tawi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3
Amboseli National Park | A Full Day in the Bush

Spend a full day exploring wildlife-rich Amboseli National Park, watching for lions and buffalo. Enjoy a morning on safari before breaking for lunch. This afternoon, make another game drive, capped with a refreshing sundowner.

Tawi Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4
Tarangire National Park | Abundant Game Viewing

Drive to the Tanzania border, stopping for lunch in Arusha. Fly from Arusha to Tarangire National Park and settle into your luxurious accommodations. Sanctuary Swala’s large tents are built on raised decks under umbrella acacia trees overlooking the Gurusi flood plains. The layout is very open with resident herds of impalas often grazing in camp. Wide panoramas of wooded savanna stretch in every direction in the park, which is nurtured by the permanent Tarangire River and populated by abundant big game, such as lions, elephants and buffalo. Its dusty red landscape also hosts a large bird population. Tonight, dine in camp.

Sanctuary Swala
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5
Tarangire National Park | Into the Wild

Today, embark on morning and afternoon game drives, seated six to a vehicle so that every guest enjoys a window seat. Explore Tarangire National Park backdropped by the spectacular, rusthued Great Rift Valley. At Tarangire, find a stunning concentration of animals — herds of elephants, impalas and zebras. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching tails of leopards, who hide high above in sausage trees. As dusk falls, you may opt for a night safari, available at an additional cost, to search for nocturnal animals rarely seen by visitors. You may encounter an African wildcat, the elusive leopard or spy the round eyes of a bushbaby. With specialized lighting, look for lions and hyenas and smaller creatures — spotted genets, servals, bat-eared foxes and nightjars. While at Swala, you also partake in a Chef’s Table experience, including a cooking demonstration of local dishes such as ugali, makande and kachumbari, followed by an opportunity to taste them.

Sanctuary Swala
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6
Ngorongoro Crater | Wildlife-Rich Haven

Learn how Africans live today, exploring in and around the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you Ride Like a Local by tuk-tuk, a major form of transport here. See rice fields and a banana plantation, and try banana beer at a local bar. In the village, enjoy a walk through the local market to see the colorful produce on display. After lunch in the village, head toward Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive at Gibb’s Farm, on the forested slopes of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Established as a coffee farm in the 1920s and refurbished as a luxurious boutique inn, Gibb’s Farm offers you the charm of another era.

Gibb's Farm
The Manor at Ngorongoro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices tab for details.
DAY 7
Ngorongoro Crater | Maasai Village Visit

Today, set out on a full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater, exploring the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera, home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles. The diverse and profuse wildlife dwelling within the encircling crater walls led this incredible “Lost World” to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also 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, and witness a traditional beadwork demonstration as part of an artisan visit.

Gibb's Farm
The Manor at Ngorongoro
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodations vary by departure date.  See Dates & Prices tab for details.
DAYS 8-10
Serengeti National Park | Telling 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 millions of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators awaiting them. Over the next two days, your adventure may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more on morning and afternoon game drives. You may also opt for a hot air balloon ride across the boundless Serengeti, at an additional cost, for an exciting new perspective on the wildlife.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 11
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Kenya’s Crown Jewel

Fly to the Masai Mara, the northern extension of the Serengeti. After settling into your riverside accommodation within the Masai Mara, immerse yourself in the wild during an afternoon game drive. Follow the Mara River to see crocodiles basking in the sun; hippos as they wallow in muddy water; and monkeys, busy sparking mischief overhead. Here, too, reside over 500 species of birds, among them eagles who glide effortlessly above the sun-soaked landscape. During your time in the Mara, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your large, comfortable tents — complete with en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers — await you at each day’s end. Each tent also features a private veranda for game viewing, reading or simply absorbing the magical scenery around you. Tonight, join fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner, followed by an elegant dinner.

Sanctuary Olonana
Mara Explorer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAYS 12-13
Masai Mara Game Reserve | Unmatched Wildlife

Spend two full days exploring the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara, where patience is rewarded with unique sightings: leopards, who retrieve kills from acacia branches high above, or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, especially when the dramatic annual Great Migration unfolds. Amid the stunning scenery, watch as Maasai tribesmen traverse the plains or herd goats and cattle. During one of your mornings here, enjoy another opportunity for an optional hot air balloon ride over the sprawling Mara. Connect with local residents when you visit a village and primary school supported by A&K Philanthropy. Observe and learn firsthand how AKP’s e-reader program is improving literacy rates here by providing students greater access to books.

Sanctuary Olonana
Mara Explorer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 14
Depart Nairobi

Fly back to Nairobi and spend the afternoon at leisure in a comfortable dayroom. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your departure flight or begin a Post-Tour Extension to Uganda.

Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom)
Meals: Breakfast

Pre-Tour Extension: Victoria Falls

Pre-Tour Extension: Victoria Falls

4 Days from $1,995

Internal Air From $1,635

Internal Air Routing: Johannesburg/Livingstone/Nairobi

DAY 1:

Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa, and transfer to your hotel.

InterContinental O.R. Tambo International Airport Hotel
DAYS 2-3:

Arrive in Livingstone, Zambia. Continue to your luxury tree house beside the Zambezi River. Then, enjoy dinner. For two days, take advantage of the activities on offer, such as game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Walk on both sides of Victoria Falls — in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Meet the residents of a local village supported by A&K Philanthropy.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:

Fly from Livingstone to Nairobi, Kenya, to begin your Great Migration Safari in Style.

Meals: Breakfast

Post-Tour Extension: Uganda

Post-Tour Extension: Uganda

4 Days from $2,995

Internal Air From $1,165

Internal Air Routing: Nairobi/Entebbe/Bwindi/Entebbe

Additional $600 permit fee is required for this extension.

DAY 1:

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, and transfer to your tranquil hotel on Africa’s largest lake.

Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa
DAYS 2-3:

Fly to your tented campsite in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visit a nursing school supported by A&K Philanthropy. The next day, set out for an up-close encounter with endangered mountain gorillas. Tonight, gather for dinner.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4:

Fly to Entebbe. Enjoy use of a dayroom until your flight departs.

Lake Victoria Serena Resort & Spa (dayroom)
Meals: Breakfast

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

3 Days from $1,995

Park Hyatt Dubai (from $1,495)
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach (from $1,995)
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah (from $3,295)

Days 1 - 3

Fly glamorous Emirates to Dubai and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture, visiting the Spice Market and colorful shops at the Deira Gold Souk, and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach
Burj Al Arab
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Breakfast


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

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    Days 11-13 at Mara Explorer.

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  • Jun 06 - Jun 19
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    Days 11-13 at Mara Explorer.

  • Jun 13 - Jun 26
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  • Jul 08 - Jul 21
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    Days 6 & 7 at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

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  • Aug 01 - Aug 14
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Journey Details

Internal Air: Economy class from $1,185

Arusha/Tarangire; Serengeti/Tarime; Migori/Masai Mara/Nairobi

Minimum age is 10 years.

Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.

First group event: welcome briefing at 7:30 a.m. on Day 2.

Last group event: hotel transfer at 12:15 p.m. on Day 14.

Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.


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