Private Guided Safari Tours in Africa

10 Day Wildebeest Migration Camping Safari

Our 10 Day Wildebeest Migration Camping Safari is best suited for travellers who have more time to discover East Africa on their holiday with this extraordinary route. Experience the spectacle of the Great Migration, where the mass migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras takes place as they trek between Tanzania and Kenya to find fresh grass and water.

On the Wildebeest Migration Camping Safari, you will visit the highlights of northern Tanzania such as the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park, The Ngorongoro Crater and the wide-open plains of the Serengeti. Furthermore, you will visit Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and Kenya’s world-famous game reserve, the Masai Mara.

Explore some of the biggest game reserves found on the continent, including the legendary Serengeti and a crater filled with wildlife in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Spot Africa's Big Five amongst these parks, but also discover the many other wildlife species, including hundreds of bird species found at the smaller park of Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania. Visit Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, which is an important food source for the human population whose everyday life you can experience at first hand. Cross into Kenya and visit the famous Masai Mara and Lake Nakuru National Park which is renowned for its large flamingo and rhino population.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Travel in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle specializing in the wild African safari terrain
  • Our friendly crew set up luxurious tents and cook all your meals for you!
  • Camp under the African night sky
  • Take the steep descent down into the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Witness one of the most spectacular events on Earth, the "Great Migration!"
  • Visit Lake Manyara National Park, famous for "tree climbing" lions

Starts: Arusha (Tanzania)
Ends: Nairobi (Kenya)
Language: English
Accommodation: Camping
Best time to view the Great Migration

Note: This safari package excludes any flights and should you require us to add in flights from South Africa, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Summary

All Meals Included

10 Days
4x4 Safari Vehicles

Tanzania & Kenya

Day 1 Arusha– Tarangire National Park (L, D)
(Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours)
You will be picked up at your hotel and after a short briefing, you will travel southwest towards the Tarangire National Park. With its interesting landscapes – from swamps to baobab trees, it is considered as one of the most attractive parks in northern Tanzania. It has one of the largest elephant populations in East Africa and is also home to predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. You might also spot giraffes, buffaloes and zebras as well as various antelopes and gazelles. You will enjoy an extensive game drive before you will exit the park in the late afternoon to travel to a nearby campsite for your overnight.

Day 2 Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 3 hours)
After breakfast, you will leave the Tarangire National Park and head to Lake Manyara National Park, one of the smallest, but most diverse parks in Tanzania. The shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara covers a large area of the park and is the seasonal home to thousands of flamingos. In addition, the park is also known for its few hundred different types of birds. The forests, grassy plains and acacia woodlands are an excellent habitat for monkeys, giraffes, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, elephants and lions. After an intensive game drive, you will leave the park and head towards your final destination for today, which will be at a campsite in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours)
You will have breakfast at dawn and see the sunrise over the crater before traveling down the steep trail into the crater below. Here, inside the world's biggest caldera, you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles to lions, leopards, elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. The crater is also one of the best places to see the magnificent but almost extinct black rhino. You will have lunch at a picnic spot before you exit the crater in the early afternoon and travel to the acacia-dotted plains of the Serengeti. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is here where the biggest animal migration in the world takes place. Herds of wildebeests and zebras cross the border between Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grass and water and predators are never far behind. You will spend the night at a campsite in the central Serengeti.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
You will set off on an early morning game drive while enjoying the warming rays of the sun. After your return to the campsite, it is time for a hearty breakfast. Adventurous guests may choose to experience the Serengeti from the air and join a hot-air balloon ride followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush. This activity is not included in the tour price and needs to be booked in advance. Guests interested in visiting the visitor centre, are also able to do so. In the afternoon you will enjoy another game drive before returning to your campsite to overnight.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Lake Victoria (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 4-5 hours)
After an early start, you will continue through the Serengeti National Park towards Lake Victoria. En route you might see animals you haven’t spotted so far. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group. After leaving the park, the safari continues to Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa and the second largest in the world. The area around Lake Victoria is the most fertile and densely populated region in Tanzania. Stopping at the lake you will have the chance to see another side of Tanzania. Away from the tourists and the masses, you will experience the lives of the local people. You can watch fishermen at work and visit a local school – an experience not available on the usual tourist programmes. You will spend the night at a campsite on the lakeshore.

Day 6 Lake Victoria - Masai Mara Region (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 270 km; driving time approx. 8-9 hours)
After breakfast you will join the local fishermen and a guide on a canoe trip on Lake Victoria. You will see how the locals catch fish the traditional way and admire the previous night’s catch. After your fishing excursion you will depart on the longest section of your safari – the journey to the Masai Mara. The road towards the Kenyan border is a long and adventurous one, but it should be worth it as the “Mara” is reputed to have the highest lion population of all reserves in Africa. Other large cats include leopards and cheetahs and they can be spotted all year round as their sightings are not dependent upon the seasons or the great migration. You will overnight in tents on a campsite outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Day 7 – 8 Masai Mara Game Reserve (B, L, D)
During the next two days you will go on game drives with your experienced guide. You will take a trip to the Mara River, the greatest hurdle for the wildebeests and zebras on their yearly trek in search of fresh grass and water. At the end of October and the beginning of November, an incredible scene is set when the river has swollen to almost bursting levels. Tens of thousands of animals must cross it, knowing that certain death awaits them – crocodiles lurking below the surface. It can be a gruesome sight. At other times of the year, hippos, hungry crocodiles and other animals can also be seen at the river. You will spend two nights at a campsite outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve

Day 9 Masai Mara Region – Lake Nakuru National Park (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 250 km; driving time approx. 5 hours)
After breakfast, you will leave the Mara to reach Lake Nakuru National Park in the early afternoon. The alkaline lake attracts gigantic flocks of flamingos giving the lake a shimmering pink hue from afar. The park is home to waterbucks, baboons and monkeys, Rothschild’s giraffes, lions, cheetahs and leopards as well as over 450 bird species and pythons and you are also likely to see both the endangered white and black rhino. You will spend the night on a campsite inside the park.

Day 10 Lake Nakuru National Park – Nairobi (B, L)
(Distance approx. 180 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours)
You will leave Lake Nakuru National Park just after breakfast to reach the bustling capital of Nairobi in the early afternoon. Depending on the rest of your travel program, you will be taken to a hotel or directly to the airport.

10 Days Wildebeest Migration Safaris

Rates in US$ Per Person Sharing Single Supplement
Nov - Dec 2020 US$ 4,050 pp sharing US$ 200
Jan - Jul 2021 US$ 4,095 pp sharing US$ 200

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Note: a minimum of 2 passengers required to operate this tour
*Window seats guaranteed

Tour Includes:

  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle (change of vehicle at the border) 
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook (change of guide at the border) 
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water on safari
  • 9 nights' stay in safari tents
  • Tents, mattresses & camping equipment
  • All national park fees
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client

Excluded:

  • Flights to/from Arusha/Nairobi
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.

 

Tour Departure Dates
  2020 2021
January   03, 17, 31
February   14, 28
March   14
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June   27
July   11, 25
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November 29  
December 13, 27  

 

 

 

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