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- from $8,295 PP
- 9 Nights
- June - March
- 12 hours from London/ 15 hours from NYC
The wildebeest migration is one of the most desired safari experiences to witness, and rightly so! With approximately 1.5 – 2 million wildebeest and zebra migrating across the plains of the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, it is the largest migration on Earth. Although the herd patterns differ each year, our specialists will curate an itinerary that gives you the best opportunity to see the wildebeest migration herds, no matter what time of year you travel. Between the months of June and October, you will stay in a luxury tented camp in the northern plains of the Serengeti, before flying across to the beautiful island of Zanzibar. Between November and March, you will stay in the southern plains of the Serengeti. Our Africa specialists will offer detailed explanations and curate the perfect safari for you. So if the Great Migration is on your bucket list, get in touch today.
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- 5 nights in a luxury tented camp in the Serengeti National Park
- 5 days of game viewing in the Serengeti - based on the location of the wildebeest herds
- An opportunity to see iconic moments of the Great Migration - like river crossings or the calving season
- 4 nights of luxury accommodation on Zanzibar Island
- All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)and house drinks included on safari
- All park fees and game activities included on a shared basis
- All internal flights outlined in the itinerary
- Expert planning and support
- 24/7 support from our dedicated staff
Day by Day Itinerary
Days 1-5 Olakira Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park
You will be met at Kilimanjaro international airport, where you will fly directly into the Serengeti National Park. This will be in a small Cessna Caravan aircraft and as you come down to land, you will get the opportunity to see an array of animals from the air; Welcome to the Serengeti! You will spend the next five nights in a luxury tented camp called Olakira. The best thing about this camp is that, as a migration camp, it moves throughout the year based on the location of the wildebeest herds. You will have two game drives per day – one early morning and another late afternoon – to take advantage of the cooler weather, and the animals being at their most active. Your safaris will be led by professional guides and you will be looked after exceptionally well.
Days 6-9 Kono Kono, Zanzibar Island
After five days of exhilarating safari, you will fly across to Zanzibar Island to spend four nights relaxing on the white sand beaches. The island is beautiful in so many ways – from the enticing spice plantations to the azure waters that sparkle under the African sun. You will spend four nights in Kono Kono which offers a variety of room types and villas. Whether you wake up amongst the tropical gardens or facing the ocean from the beach pavilions, it is a great place to be based while you explore the island. There are plenty of excursions to enjoy across the island, as well as watersports like snorkeling, diving, and dhow sunset trips.
Day 10 Stone Town, depart from Zanzibar
On your final day, you will explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Stone Town. This is the capital city of Zanzibar island and one that is filled with history and culture. You will be transferred to Stone Town in the morning to enjoy a historic walking tour with a private guide. En route, you will visit sites like the House of Wonders, the Former Slave Market, the Freddie Mercury House, the Old Fort, and the Forodhani Garden and Market area. There is plenty of atmosphere to soak up before you are transferred to the international airport, where you will fly home.
Safari Camps and Hotels Featured & Alternatives
Olakira Migration Camp
Serengeti National Park
Lamai Serengeti Camp
Serengeti National Park
Lemala Nanyukie Camp
Serengeti National Park
What's not Included
- International flights
- Visas if required
- We strongly advise all guests to purchase comprehensive travel insurance
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