QUINTESSENTIAL EAST AFRICA

TARANGIRE NP, NGORONGORO CRATER, SERENGETI,  OLERAI CONSERVANCY

11 DAYS

THE GREAT MIGRATION!

THE ANNUAL GREAT MIGRATION

Migration details

WHEN TO GO?

The allure of the Serengeti and Masai Mara extends throughout the year, offering a captivating wildlife experience regardless of the season. Contrary to popular belief, the Great Migration isn't a one-time event; it's a perpetual cycle that unfolds year-round. The vast Serengeti ecosystem is a dynamic landscape, and while the migration's location may vary, the spectacle of animals on the move is a constant. The wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores engage in a continuous circular migration, following the availability of fresh grass and water. This means that visitors can witness the breathtaking phenomenon of migration at different stages, from river crossings to calving seasons, providing a unique and immersive experience at any time. Whether it's the lush greenery of the rainy season or the dramatic river crossings during the dry season, the Serengeti and Masai Mara offer a year-round invitation to explore the unparalleled wonders of East Africa's wildlife.

PEAK "MIGRATION SEASON"

In late July and early August, the Masai Mara region transforms into a theater of nature's grandeur as the annual Great Migration reaches its climax. This extraordinary spectacle unfolds along the Mara River, where hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores undertake the perilous journey from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the lush plains of the Masai Mara in Kenya. The Mara River crossings become the focal point of this awe-inspiring event, as the migrating herds face the daunting challenge of navigating through crocodile-infested waters. The air is charged with anticipation as the animals gather on the riverbanks, hesitating before plunging into the currents. The heart-stopping moments of river crossings are both a testament to the instinct for survival and a dramatic display of the circle of life. It's a riveting chapter in the natural history of East Africa that draws wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers alike, seeking to witness the raw beauty and drama of the animal kingdom in its most primal state.

A year-round invitation to explore the unparalleled wonders of East Africa's wildlife!

WHY YOU’D LOVE IT!

Enter classic safari country – the Serengeti in Tanzania! Endless, beautiful  & wild  – plains teeming with the Big-5, zebras, giraffe,  countless rare species and so much more…

Spend unforgettable days at the unforgettable Tarangire National Park where your luxury safari lodge, fantastic game safari, magnificent views and  renowned  elephants await.

UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Ngorongoro Crater – home to splendid wildlife, including rare black rhinos, hyenas and lions.

Serengeti National park, Serengeti meaning an ‘extended place’ is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world never mind Africa

Revel in the diverse wild terrains and exclusivity of  Kenya’s Olerai Conservancy!

OVERVIEW

Itinerary at a glance

 ◽️ DAY 1       | Kenya

      Arrival in Nairobi

◽️ DAY 2-3   | Tanzania

     Tarangire NP

◽️ DAY 4-5   | Tanzania

     Ngorongoro Crater

◽️ DAY 6-7   | Tanzania

     Serengeti NP

 

◽️ DAY 8-10 | Kenya

  Olerai Conservancy

◽️ DAY 11     | Return

     End of safari

 

MAP

MAP

Visualize your journey!

DAY 0  |  Dates to be updated

YOUR SAFARI STARTS NOW!

📍 Depart home

DEPARTURE

Your adventure starts now!

Embark on an African safari and anticipate witnessing breathtaking landscapes, encountering diverse and majestic wildlife in their natural habitats, and immersing yourself in the rich cultural experiences of the continent.

* See your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

DAY 1 | Date to be updated

NAIROBI (Kenya)

Nairobi overnight

📍 Own arrangements

Safari days

B&B

HOTEL

OVERNIGHT

DAY 2-3 | Date to be updated

TARANGIRE NP

Safari days!

📍 Nduvo Camp

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Area Overview

Safari days

 NDUVO CAMP

Camp Overview

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

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5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 4-5 | Date to be updated

NGORONGORO CRATER

Ngorongoro Crater experience

📍 Plantation Lodge

NGORONGORO CRATER

Area Overview

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans 8,300 square kilometres, stretching from the Rift Valley to the Serengeti. About 2.5 million years ago the young Ngorongoro Volcano became filled with molten rock that then solidified into a crust or roof. As the lava chamber emptied, the solid dome collapsed and from this was formed the largest caldera in the world. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) offers one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent.

 

Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the natural enclosure formed by the 200sq miles crater, while the greater conservancy surroundings are home to wildebeest and zebra migratory movement in the wet season. It is undoubtedly the best place in Africa to see the Big Five, and photo opportunities are superb. The mineral-rich floor of the crater is covered in nutritious grasses, attracting great herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle that can even be seen from the crater rim, swarming across the landscape in great columns.The rainforests of the crater walls are home to elephant, buffalo, leopard and cheetah, making for spectacular game viewing.

It was recently voted one of the new Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the last remaining areas in Tanzania where you can see the endangered Black Rhino. A small population is thriving in this idyllic environment, and it remains one of the few wild places where they continue to breed.

In the conservation area lives 56,000 Masai in harmony with the East African Wildlife. Seeing the Masai let their herds share the grazing areas with thousands of Wildebeests and Zebras is unique phenomenon.

Safari days

Ngorongoro Crater! Another great day in your  safari adventure - Experience one of the world's most astonishing and renowned natural wonders, the Ngorongoro Crater!  This volcanic crater forms stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. Based on fossil evidence, various hominid species have occupied the area for 3 million years.

Crater decent day schedule:

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive, 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, this incredible “Lost World” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

7:00 am: Morning breakfast at the lodge.
7:30 am: Drive to Ngorongoro conservation area and descend in the crater for a game drive for the rest of the day. Lunch will take place at the picnic site inside the park.
4:00 pm: Depart Ngorongoro highlands and be transferred to lodge

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PLANTATION LODGE

Guest Lodge Overview

Set on hills in Karatu area mid-way between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater  Conservation area, a mere 20 minute drive from the Lodoare gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The Lodge has a total of 22 rooms & suites coming in different categories and widely distributed in the flower gardens. Each room is individually designed with own style of decoration, some with verandahs and direct access to the garden, but all with bathrooms en-suite and comfortable beds with mosquito netting.

The restaurant offers fresh variety of vegetables, salads, herbs and fruits all untreated and organically produced in the lodge gardens. Other facilities include a swimming pool, internet café, curio shop / gift shop, guided walks to neighboring coffee plantation, visits to a local farm adjacent to the lodge, and the bountiful gardens of tropical plants and colorful flowers which are the center-piece of the lodge.

*Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, by road or plane  - see your safari itinerary for details. Arrive, check-in and enjoy drinks in the main tent. Get ready for your next safari experience!*Please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics

 

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B&B

GUEST LODGE

GAME VIEW

DAY 6-7 | Date to be updated

SERENGETI (Central)

Safari Days

📍 Noana Moru Camp

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Area Overview

Experience the Serengeti wildebeest migration like never before. Get ready for an exhilarating journey through the vast plains, accompanied by herds of zebra and other majestic wildlife.

Witness this annual spectacle of nature as the wildebeest migrate in search of fresh grazing and better-quality water. With the precise timing of their movement dependent on rainfall patterns, every moment is filled with anticipation. Join us on an extraordinary adventure and discover the true essence of Africa.

Activity: Safari Days!

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

NAONA MORU CAMP

Camp Overview

Perched beside the famous Moru Kopjes, offering great views over the Serengeti plains in the southwest Serengeti! Home to the rare black rhino that finds shelter in the thickets, the kopjes (hills) rise up over the dramatic Serengeti! plains near the magnificent saline lake of Magadi and its famous flocks of pink flamingos.

The main tent and lounge area is large, spacious and open to the views, with comfortable couches, rugs and wooden furniture adding that old explorer atmosphere. Meals are often served outside under the flat-top acacias and beneath the blanket of a billion stars. If you're feeling private, dinner can be arranged on your tent's veranda.

The canvas tents are very large (you will be surprised) with netted windows you can open fully. The bathroom is fitted with a ceramic wash basin with stylish taps, a mirror, a supply of natural bathroom products, and linen to suit the number of people expected to occupy the tent. This area also has a woven grass mat and clothes rack. Solar lighting illuminates all areas of each tent.

ACTIVITIES
Activities are cantered around daily game drives in the Serengeti National Park.

Transfer to camp* - please see your safari itinerary for transfer logistics. Settle into your remote, authentic camp. Next up...the boundless Serengeti!

 

 

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 8-10 | Date to be updated

OLERAI CONSERVANCY

Safari Days

📍 Lerai Safari Camp

OLERAI CONSERVANCY

Area Overview

The Olerai Conservancy was founded on the generosity of tribal landowners in order to improve wildlife ranges and migration pathways. The entire spectrum of African wildlife may be found here, and it now boasts the highest concentration of giraffe and eland in the local eco-system. Masai Giraffes are distinguished  by their characteristic jigsaw puzzle splotched pattern.

The Masai Mara National Reserve and the surrounding conservancies constitute one of Kenya’s most famous wilderness areas. The conservancies include: Olare Motorogi Conservancy, Mara North Conservancy, Lemek Conservancy, Ol Choro Conservancy, Olerai Conservancy, Naiboisho Conservancy, Ol Kinyei Conservancy, Siana Group Ranch and Ol Derkesi Conservancy.

Lions and cheetahs migrate in and out of the zone, but they are frequently seen since the Olerai plains are ideal hunting grounds. The reserve has an elephant corridor, and the elephants use it as a feeding site as well as a dispersal region because of the thick marshy grasses.

 

Safari days

Each day on safari in Africa is a magical experience, whether you’re exploring the savanna on foot or in a 4x4 vehicle in search of the Big 5 or taking to the sky in a hot-air balloon to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration. Every single day is steeped in the promise of a unique adventure and cherished memories.

Although each day is unpredictable to a certain extent, based on the time of year or location, there is a general format or schedule that safaris tend to follow, but, as a rule, safaris do follow a familiar rhythm that combines thrilling game viewing with ample time to relax in between—a dream vacation in anyone’s book. One rule of thumb is that there are usually two game drives a day: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon, when animals are at their most active.

READ MORE DETAILS!

5.30 am: Time for a Wake-Up Call
6 am– 9 am Morning Game Drive
9 am- 11 am Return to Camp for Breakfast or Brunch
11 am –1 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime
2 pm – 3:30 pm Relaxation: Read, Nap, Swim, Walk or Spa
3.30 pm: High Tea
4 pm –7 pm Afternoon Game Drive
7: 30 pm Dinner Time
9 pm Turn in for Bedtime
 

 

LERAI SAFARI CAMP

Camp Overview

A place unchanged by the passage of time, the Masai Mara is essential Africa. Sometimes raw, always dramatic, this is a wilderness of evocative splendor and inspiring grandeur. Often raw, sometimes violent, the drama of this wildlife theater is unmatched.. Nowhere on earth can you find a wilderness so breathtakingly beautiful and yet so serenely pristine.

This is one of the richest wild ecosystems in the world. A number of lion pride territories meet in the Olerai Conservancy which can make for some interesting encounters as the different groups battle for dominance.The camp is the only permanent safari accommodation in the 5,000 acre Olerai Conservancy.

The 6 safari suites are made from Canvas with interiors that express the beauty of traditional East African safari style. Charging facilities are available in all rooms at specific hours with solar lights lighting the atmosphere at night.The camp offers massages, Masai cultural immersion excursions, walking safaris, day and night game drives, hot air ballooning, horse riding and breakfast and lunch in the bush.

ACTIVITIES:
Big 5 Game Drives & Game Walks

Game viewing starts at your doorstep! Guests have access to the Conservancy’s thousands of acres of exclusive, low-vehicle density tourism land, home to extensive areas of important habitat for a vast number of wildlife species.

 

FULL BOARD

TENTED CAMP

GAME VIEW

DAY 11 | Date to be updated

RETURN

DEPARTURE

Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end! Goodbye to the safari life, feeling relaxed, mesmerizing scenery, great food, family time, and romantic memories.

Morning road transfer back to the airport for your outbound flight... dreaming of the trip of a lifetime!

SAFARI COST

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USD $ 10,745 to be updated / pps*

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*pps=per person sharing

Peak season

Minimum of 2 pax traveling

SAFARI DATES & DETAILS

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* Always check the document date and refer to the latest version

INCLUDED*

  • Experience of a lifetime
  • 24/7  support before & during your safari
  • Accommodation
  • Road transfers
  • Tours & Activities
  • Meals & Drinks
  • Tour Guide (where applicable)
  • Airport & airstrip transfers
  • Park fees, levies & taxes (unless otherwise indicated)
  • Inter-Africa commercial & light aircraft flights

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* As indicated on your detailed safari itinerary

EXCLUDED*

  • International airfare
  • Personal gifts & purchases
  • Incidental charges
  • Travel insurance
  • Conservation fees*
  • Visa fees
  • Balloon safari* (if applicable)
  • Laundry*
  • Tips

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* Unless otherwise indicated on your itinerary

TRAVEL INFO

  • Health & Vaccines, Visas & Passports, Connectivity, Power adaptors, Travel insurance, Credit Cards, Tipping guide,Packing list and more

PAPERWORK

PASSPORTS

  • Email or Whatsapp a clear color copy of your passport
  • Expiration date valid at least 6 months past return dates
  • Please check the number of blank Visa pages required by each country

CONTRACT

  • Download the Safari Contract
  • Take a picture with your phone of the first & last page and email back
  • Include APPENDIX C / Indemnity for each person going on the safari

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