East Africa Migration Discoverer

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$3990 - $4626
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
15 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
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Join our East Africa Migration Discover lodge safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration! Travel through Tanzania and Kenya and discover all the secret highlights that East Africa holds.

Join our East Africa Migration Discoverer accommodated safari and follow the famous wildebeest migration. Hopefully, with a bit of luck and some tracking this safari will help you witness this world renowned event where millions of wildebeest migrate from Kenya to Tanzania and back again… Spend your evenings after an exciting day in East Africa in the comforts of accommodated establishments! A safari through East Africa that stimulates your senses when travelling through bushveld and exploring different cultures – arguably showing you the very best of Tanzania and Kenya…

This East Africa accommodated safari is a small group safari where you will spend all of your nights in lodges / chalets or permanent tented camps. This safari starts and ends in Arusha and includes all of the major highlights in Tanzania and Kenya.

Highlights of the East Africa Migration Discoverer: Lake Manyara National Park, Night game drive in Manyara NP, Villagetour with traditional lunch, Orphanage visit, School visit, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Victoria canoe trip / boat cruise, Masai Mara, Masai Warrior walk, Karen Blixen (out of Africa) Museum, Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Amboseli National Park

Day 1: Arusha                            

You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the lush forests that surround the town of Arusha. The rest of the day is spent at leisure and in preparation for your safari. 

Accommodation:    Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Meals:
Dinner:    At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar


Day 2: Arusha - Manyara National Park - Lake Manyara                            

After breakfast and your pre-departure meeting you will get picked up from your hotel in Arusha for an early start to the experience of a lifetime! We visit the Arusha Market for some last minute preparation, before setting off towards Lake Manyara National Park, part of today’s destination. Manyara NP is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions. 
 
Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar 

Meals:
Breakfast:     At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar


Day 3: Culture tour – Lake Manyara                                

After breakfast, we set out to experience the cultural diversity of Mto-wa-Mbu, starting at the market and visiting a Chagga family producing banana beer and passing by many different farms. On the way, your guide will introduce you to the various fruits and vegetables growing in the area and explain the irrigation system that sustains local crops. After having a delicious, home-cooked meal in a local Mama’s home, we go back to the lodge for a rest, before our visit to the nearby children orphanage centre and school in the afternoon.

Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar 

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Lunch:    At a local Mama's house 
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar    


Day 4: Tarangire National Park                           

Today we set out to the Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. The breath-taking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south, make a stop at Tarangire a truly memorable experience. Tarangire is as well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

Accommodation:    Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar 

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge
Dinner:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar


Day 5: Manyara – Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park                            

This morning we depart early for a game drive in the world renowned Ngorongoro Crater. For many this wildlife spectacle is the pinnacle of their safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater boasts all of the ‘Big 5’, including a small population of endangered black rhino. After a picnic lunch, we head towards the Serengeti through the stunning Southern Plains. This is the area that the Serengeti is best known for – the endless, undulating grass savannah with rocky outcrops that serve as isolated wildlife refuges.

Accommodation:    Kati Kati Tented Campsite or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Seronera)                            

Today you will be spending a full day game driving around the Seronera area of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is divided into three main areas: The Seronera is the most central and accessible region and this is where the Park HQ is based, as well as most of the larger lodges and busier campsites. This is the part of the Serengeti that you will have seen in wildlife documentaries, characterised by the open plains of grassland, packed with animals. The Seronera River is the lifeblood of the Serengeti and this area is renowned for great game viewing all year round. It is also particularly good for lion and cheetah sightings, as well as the most elusive of all big cats, the leopard. 
Accommodation:    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Kati Kati Tented Camp
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 7: Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

We have another exciting day of exploring the Serengeti National Park ahead of us. With lunch boxes provided, we continue with game drives throughout the afternoon scanning the endless plains, spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this national park is so famous. In the late afternoon we drive back to the lodge for overnight.

Accommodation:        Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Meals:
Breakfast:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:    At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar


Day 8: Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria                            

After breakfast we make our way to Lake Victoria. We pass through the villages of the Sukuma tribe, who grow ground nuts, sorghum and cassava as well as keeping livestock. Life carries on here simply as it has done for ages, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th century. We will take an afternoon boat cruise (depending on the weather) on the Lake to enjoy the view or bird walk.

Accommodation:        Speke Bay Lodge or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:        At Kati Kati Tented Camps or similar
Lunch:        Picnic lunch from Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:        At Speke Bay Lodge or similar    


Day 9: Lake Victoria – Masai Mara                            

This morning you have the opportunity to take part in a canoe paddle before we bid Lake Victoria farewell and continue our journey northwards across the border into Kenya, before heading to the Masai Mara National Park. This is the traditional land of the Masai people, nomadic herders, who choose to live a traditional lifestyle and are permitted to graze their cattle in this area. The Masai Mara covers an area that includes the river line forests along the banks of the Mara and Talek Rivers, acacia forests and the open plains of the savannah.

Accommodation:    Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:        At Speke Bay Lodge or similar
Lunch:         Picnic lunch from Speke Bay Lodge
Dinner:         At Mara Eden Tented Lodge or similar


Day 10: Masai Mara National Park                            

Today we spend the whole day game viewing in the world famous Masai Mara National Park. Here the various habitats are home to a great variety of game including lion, leopard, cheetah, zebra, wildebeest (gnu), giraffe, buffalo, jackal, topi, gazelle, impala and elephant. Hippopotamus and crocodile are also plentiful in the rivers and the bird life is very abundant.

Accommodation:        Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:        At Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:        Picnic lunch from Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:        At Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar


Day 11: Masai Mara - Nairobi                            

After breakfast we enjoy a guided walk with the Masai warriors to experience their way of life and visit their village before we head off towards Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. We have the afternoon at leisure or to explore the city. Time allowing, we visit the Kazuri Beads Centre and workshop for those interested in shopping. Kazuri means "small and beautiful" in Swahili and it describes each striking ceramic bead which is shaped by hand by the women employed at the Kazuri workshop. Nairobi is a cosmopolitan, lively and interesting city. Its central business district is nicely compact and it is therefore a great place to tune into modern urban African life. Later in the afternoon, we head to the hotel to refresh and relax before being transferred to the famous Carnivore Restaurant for dinner.

Accommodation:        Eka Hotel or similar    

Meals:
Breakfast:     At Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar
Dinner:    At the Carnivore Restaurant or similar


Day 12: Nairobi – Amboseli National Park                            

After breakfast we further explore Nairobi with a visit to the Karen Blixen Museum. The museum is the beautiful and historic farmhouse where Karen Blixen, author of “Out of Africa”, lived between 1917 and 1931 until she left Kenya after a series of personal tragedies. Thereafter, we head to either Giraffe Centre or Daphne Sheldrick Animal Orphanage for a visit. The institution is named after the wife of the late famous Naturalist, David William Sheldrick who was the founder warden of Tsavo East National Park in Kenya from its inception in 1948 to 1976. At 11:00, the baby animals are brought from the national park for a mud-bath at the orphanage, where for an hour you can get close to them and sometimes touch them. Lunch will follow before driving down to Amboseli National Reserve, arriving in the afternoon.

Accommodation:     AA Lodge or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:    At Eka Hotel or similar
Lunch:    Picnic lunch from Eka Hotel or similar
Dinner:    At AA Lodge or similar


Day 13: Amboseli National Park                                

Today we will head into the Amboseli National Park for a full day of game viewing in one of Kenya’s most famous parks. Amboseli is known for its huge elephant bulls with their magnificent tusks, which make for the ultimate safari picture with the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background.

Accommodation:        AA Lodge or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:             At AA Lodge or similar
Lunch:                Picnic lunch from AA Lodge or similar
Dinner:                At AA Lodge or similar


Day 14: Amboseli - Arusha                                

This morning after a leisurely breakfast, we make our way to the border and then onwards to Kilimanjaro Airport. On the way, we pass the Marangu waterfalls, and then drive to KIA via Moshi town which is the gateway to the Kilimanjaro National Park. Your lodge is situated close to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for an easy connection with your outbound flight tomorrow.

Accommodation:        Moivaro KIA Lodge or similar

Meals:
Breakfast:        At AA Lodge or similar
Lunch:        Picnic lunch from AA Lodge or similar
Dinner:        At Moivaro KIA Lodge or similar


Day 15: Arusha                            

The tour ends after breakfast this morning and you will be transferred to the airport for your outbound flight, or alternatively you will be dropped at our offices for other onward arrangements that you have made.

Meals:
Breakfast:     At Moivaro KIA Lodge or similar

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar
  • Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar
  • Kati Kati Tented Campsite or similar
  • Speke Bay Lodge or similar
  • Mara Eden Tented Camp or similar
  • Eka Hotel or similar
  • AA Lodge or similar

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Jenman Safaris

- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Luxury safaris
- We book international flights
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: 27 21 6837826
Since: Mar 2013

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Activities you can do

Horseback riding
Horseback riding
Bird watching
Bird watching
Boating / canoeing
Boating / canoeing
Bush walks
Bush walks
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Game drives
Game drives
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