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Save up to £300pp on Ultimate Tour: In the Footsteps of the Great Migration

Valid for travel in August 2024. Book by 30 April 2024

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Lead Price
From £6995pp
Duration
12 days & 11 nights
Itinerary Type
Group Tour
Holiday Type
General Interest
Tour Highlights

Ultimate Tour: In the Footsteps of the Great Migration

Tanzania and Kenya share hosting duties for one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the annual wildebeest migration. This group tour offers the chance to follow the millions of migrating wildebeests, zebras and antelopes as they move from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara. Enjoy authentic cultural experiences and immersive wildlife viewing in some of Africa’s greatest national parks.
Dates and prices

Itinerary

YEAR:
DAY 1: Fly to Nairobi
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Fly to Nairobi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Nairobi. Overnight at the Sheraton Four Points. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Amboseli National Park
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Amboseli National Park

Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park by custom safari vehicle. Arrive for lunch followed by wildlife watching activities, when you may spot elephants silhouetted against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Stay 2 nights at Ol Tukal Lodge with its views of Kilimanjaro. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
DAY 3: Amboseli National Park
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Amboseli National Park

Spend a full day in Amboseli embarking on morning and afternoon safari drives that showcase the park’s diversity of wildlife. Look out for bush elephants, cape buffaloes, spotted hyenas, lions, cheetahs and more. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
DAY 4: Tarangire National Park
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Tarangire National Park

This morning, depart Amboseli and drive approximately 2 hours to the Namanga border, crossing into Tanzania. Enjoy lunch in Arusha before continuing to Tarangire. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire (or similar). (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Kirurumu Tarangire Camp
DAY 5: Ngorongoro Highlands
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Ngorongoro Highlands

Enjoy an early morning safari drive, before proceeding for 3 hours to the Ngorongoro highlands – arriving for leisure time and dinner. Spend 2 nights at Pamoja Farm Lodge. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pamoja Farm Lodge
DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater
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Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you visit one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife destinations: the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater. Descend to the crater floor in search of the ‘Big Five’, the forested walls providing a photogenic backdrop. Travel through the Lerai Forest looking for leopard and onto the plains where wildebeests and zebras graze whilst cheetahs and lions lie in watch. Old elephants may pass your vehicle as distant rhinos wander and hippos wade. A picnic lunch maximises your time in the crater. Return to your lodge late afternoon. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pamoja Farm Lodge
DAY 7: Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park

Descend from the crater to the Serengeti’s vast plains, host of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration from October to July, as well as numerous species year-round. The predator concentration in the Serengeti is high, with large prides of lion, many hyena clans, and regular sightings of cheetahs and leopards. Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and antelope can be found grazing, as can less-known species such as aardwolves, mongooses, caracals, servals, and hyraxes. Spend 2 nights at Pamoja Serengeti Camp. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Serengeti Pamoja Camp
DAY 8: Serengeti National Park
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Serengeti National Park

Spend your day exploring the extensive plains of the Serengeti in search of the ‘Big Five’. If you would like to maximise your time on safari, take a picnic lunch with you into the park, dining in the vast savanna before returning to your lodge later in the day. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Serengeti Pamoja Camp
DAY 9: Fly to the Masai Mara
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Fly to the Masai Mara

Transfer to the airstrip for a short scheduled flight to Tarime, then transfer to Migori for your flight to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, with the option of a safari drive. Stay 2 nights at Zebra Plains Camp. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp
DAY 10: Masai Mara
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Masai Mara

Spend a full day in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon safari drives, with the option of a hot-air balloon ride at extra cost. The renowned Masai Mara reserve and its adjunct concessions are home to prolific wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. Travel between August and September and you may also witness the dramatic, heart-in-your-mouth river crossings of the Great Migration. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp
DAY 11: Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley
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Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley

Transfer from the Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, arriving in this wildlife-rich area of the Great Rift Valley This afternoon enjoy a presentation on conservation pioneer Joy Adamson, sample speciality teas and visit the local museum. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
DAY 12: Lake Naivasha - Fly to the UK
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Lake Naivasha - Fly to the UK

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include walks and community visits. In the afternoon, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your outbound flight. Alternatively, extend your journey with extra time to unwind on the coast. (B)

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
DAY 13: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 1: Fly to Nairobi
- +

Fly to Nairobi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Nairobi. Overnight at the Sheraton Four Points. (N) Meal basis: As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

DAY 2: Amboseli National Park
- +

Amboseli National Park

Transfer from Nairobi to Amboseli National Park by custom safari vehicle. Arrive for lunch followed by wildlife watching activities, when you may spot elephants silhouetted against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Stay 2 nights at Ol Tukal Lodge with its views of Kilimanjaro. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
DAY 3: Amboseli National Park
- +

Amboseli National Park

Spend a full day in Amboseli embarking on morning and afternoon safari drives that showcase the park’s diversity of wildlife. Look out for bush elephants, cape buffaloes, spotted hyenas, lions, cheetahs and more. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Ol Tukai Lodge Amboseli
DAY 4: Tarangire National Park
- +

Tarangire National Park

This morning, depart Amboseli and drive approximately 2 hours to the Namanga border, crossing into Tanzania. Enjoy lunch in Arusha before continuing to Tarangire. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire (or similar). (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Kirurumu Tarangire Camp
DAY 5: Ngorongoro Highlands
- +

Ngorongoro Highlands

Enjoy an early morning safari drive, before proceeding for 3 hours to the Ngorongoro highlands – arriving for leisure time and dinner. Spend 2 nights at Pamoja Farm Lodge. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pamoja Farm Lodge
DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater
- +

Ngorongoro Crater

Today, you visit one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife destinations: the UNESCO-listed Ngorongoro Crater. Descend to the crater floor in search of the ‘Big Five’, the forested walls providing a photogenic backdrop. Travel through the Lerai Forest looking for leopard and onto the plains where wildebeests and zebras graze whilst cheetahs and lions lie in watch. Old elephants may pass your vehicle as distant rhinos wander and hippos wade. A picnic lunch maximises your time in the crater. Return to your lodge late afternoon. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Pamoja Farm Lodge
DAY 7: Serengeti National Park
- +

Serengeti National Park

Descend from the crater to the Serengeti’s vast plains, host of the annual Great Wildebeest Migration from October to July, as well as numerous species year-round. The predator concentration in the Serengeti is high, with large prides of lion, many hyena clans, and regular sightings of cheetahs and leopards. Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and antelope can be found grazing, as can less-known species such as aardwolves, mongooses, caracals, servals, and hyraxes. Spend 2 nights at Pamoja Serengeti Camp. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Serengeti Pamoja Camp
DAY 8: Serengeti National Park
- +

Serengeti National Park

Spend your day exploring the extensive plains of the Serengeti in search of the ‘Big Five’. If you would like to maximise your time on safari, take a picnic lunch with you into the park, dining in the vast savanna before returning to your lodge later in the day. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Serengeti Pamoja Camp
DAY 9: Fly to the Masai Mara
- +

Fly to the Masai Mara

Transfer to the airstrip for a short scheduled flight to Tarime, then transfer to Migori for your flight to the world-famous Masai Mara National Park. Arrive in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure, with the option of a safari drive. Stay 2 nights at Zebra Plains Camp. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp
DAY 10: Masai Mara
- +

Masai Mara

Spend a full day in the Masai Mara on morning and afternoon safari drives, with the option of a hot-air balloon ride at extra cost. The renowned Masai Mara reserve and its adjunct concessions are home to prolific wildlife, including the ‘Big Five’. Travel between August and September and you may also witness the dramatic, heart-in-your-mouth river crossings of the Great Migration. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Zebra Plains Mara Camp
DAY 11: Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley
- +

Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley

Transfer from the Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, arriving in this wildlife-rich area of the Great Rift Valley This afternoon enjoy a presentation on conservation pioneer Joy Adamson, sample speciality teas and visit the local museum. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge. (B, L, D)

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
DAY 12: Lake Naivasha - Fly to the UK
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Lake Naivasha - Fly to the UK

Morning at leisure. Optional activities include walks and community visits. In the afternoon, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your outbound flight. Alternatively, extend your journey with extra time to unwind on the coast. (B)

Accommodation: Lake Naivasha Simba Lodge
DAY 13: Arrive in London
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Arrive in London

Arrive in London (N).

Meal basis: As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

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The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Admire the wildlife of celebrated national parks including Amboseli, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti and the Masai Mara
  • Enjoy the chance to witness the Great Migration (timing dependent – please see date guide for more information)
  • Visit the community of Moshi in the Kilimanjaro foothills for an authentic cultural experience
  • Activities away from the safari vehicle include walks, gorge visits and boat trips

Important information

* Wildebeest migration
This tour follows the approximate route of the Great Migration. However, the exact timing of the migration varies, and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
Private & tailor-made travel
This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. So, should you want to spend longer in a particular location, or add another experience or destination, we can make all the arrangements for you. Please contact our travel specialists for guideline prices.
Guaranteed departures
Where a tour date shows ‘Guaranteed departure’, this tour is guaranteed to run. For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.
Dates and prices
Unless otherwise stated, the tour prices and upgrade supplements are all per person in pound sterling, based on two people sharing a twin/double room. The online price is a guideline price; your final quote may differ due to flight availability, and you may be asked to pay a flight supplement.

What's included

  • 4-star accommodation
  • Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
  • Small group size - average 10 people (max 18)
  • International flights
  • Transfers in adapted land cruisers
  • Experienced local tour managers
  • 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches & 10 dinners
  • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • Entrance fees to national parks, conservancies & wildlife reserves
  • Boat trip on Lake Naivasha
  • Transfers in adapted land cruisers with max 6 guests per vehicle, guaranteed window seat & pop-up roof for 360-degree wildlife views
  • Scenic flights from Serengeti to Masai Mara avoiding the long car journey
  • 10 included safaris

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Private journey option: guideline prices

Low season from £8,195 | Guide price month: June

High season from £8,795 | Guide price months: August

Single supplement from £695

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