Rare Africa Travel

The Great Wildebeest Migration, 12 Days

Following the Spectacular Migration Across Kenya and Tanzania
The Great Wildebeest Migration, 12 Days

12 Days

Embark on a breathtaking adventure with Rare Africa Travel as we take you on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to witness the awe-inspiring Great Wildebeest Migration across the stunning landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania. This 12-day itinerary is meticulously designed to offer you an up-close and personal experience of this natural phenomenon, as millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife traverse vast plains, navigate treacherous rivers, and brave predators in search of greener pastures. Prepare to be captivated by the sheer beauty and drama of nature unfolding before your eyes.

Day-by-Day Itinerary

The Great Wildebeest Migration, 12 Days

Day 1: Arrival in Nairobi, Kenya

Upon your arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, you will be warmly greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your luxurious accommodation. Spend the day relaxing and acclimatizing to the vibrant atmosphere of the city.

Day 2: Nairobi to Amboseli National Park

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to Amboseli National Park, known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro. Explore the park on a thrilling game drive, where you may encounter large herds of elephants, lions, cheetahs, and an array of bird species. In the evening, unwind at your exquisite lodge and soak in the magical sunset over the savannah.

Day 3: Amboseli National Park to Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Bid farewell to Kenya as we cross the border into Tanzania. Our destination is Lake Manyara, a picturesque national park nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley. Experience an exhilarating game drive in search of tree-climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, and the famed flocks of flamingos that inhabit the lake. Overnight at a charming lodge overlooking the serene lake.

Day 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Today, we make our way to the legendary Serengeti National Park, home to the iconic wildebeest migration. As we traverse the vast plains, keep your camera ready to capture the magnificent wildlife, including lions, leopards, elephants, and countless herbivores. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the wilderness before continuing our exploration. In the evening, settle into your luxurious tented camp and fall asleep to the sounds of the African night.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park (Central Serengeti)

Spend the day immersing yourself in the wonders of the Serengeti. Venture deeper into the park, where the migration spectacle unfolds. Witness the dramatic river crossings as wildebeest and zebras brave the crocodile-infested waters. Marvel at the never-ending sea of animals stretching as far as the eye can see. In the evening, share stories around the campfire under a blanket of stars.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Northern Serengeti)

Continue our journey northward to the breathtaking landscapes of the Northern Serengeti. Here, we will witness the great herds as they gather along the Mara River, preparing for another treacherous crossing. Watch in awe as the animals plunge into the currents, battling against both the river’s flow and lurking predators. Our expert guides will ensure you have prime viewing spots to capture this incredible natural spectacle.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Leaving the Serengeti behind, we venture into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique ecosystem that harbours an abundance of wildlife, including the rare black rhino. Enjoy a thrilling game drive in this remarkable setting before retiring to your lodge, perched on the crater rim, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscapes.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Tarangire National Park

Today, we head to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant herds and unique baobab trees. Explore the park on an adventurous game drive, encountering a variety of wildlife such as lions, leopards, giraffes, and colourful bird species. Enjoy a sundowner amidst the enchanting scenery before settling into your luxurious tented camp.

Day 9: Tarangire National Park to Amboseli National Park, Kenya

As we bid farewell to Tanzania, we make our way back to Kenya and return to Amboseli National Park. Experience the park’s unique ambience once more, spotting wildlife against the backdrop of the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Capture your final photographs of the captivating wildlife and scenery before retiring to your lodge for a well-deserved rest.

Day 10: Amboseli National Park to Nairobi

After breakfast, embark on a leisurely drive back to Nairobi. Enjoy the stunning landscapes along the way and arrive in Nairobi in the afternoon. Spend the remainder of the day exploring the city or indulging in some souvenir shopping. Celebrate your incredible journey with a farewell dinner at a renowned restaurant.

Day 11: Nairobi – Optional Excursion

Today is yours to enjoy at your leisure. You may choose to embark on an optional excursion to visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the Giraffe Centre, or the Nairobi National Park. Alternatively, relax at your hotel and take advantage of the excellent facilities available.

Day 12: Departure from Nairobi

As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, our representative will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your departure. Take with you memories that will last a lifetime and a deep appreciation for the wonders of the Great Wildebeest Migration.

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