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Ultimate Tour: In the Footsteps of the Great Migration

Group Tour | 13 Days & 11 Nights Lead-in price: £4995

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.

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.
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Nairobi

Fly from London (regional connections available) to Nairobi. Overnight at the Sheraton Four Points (or similar).

Day 2: 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. Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 3: Amboseli National Park

Spend a full day in Amboseli embarking on thrilling morning and afternoon safari drives that showcase the park’s diversity of wildlife. Look out for bush elephant, cape buffalo, spotted hyena, lion, cheetah and more. Overnight at Ol Tukai Lodge (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Moshi, West Kilimanjaro

This morning, depart Amboseli and drive approximately 2 hours to the Tarakea border, crossing into Tanzania. Moshi is one of Tanzania’s most vibrant townships, and your visit reveals authentic village life. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight at Kambi ya Tembo (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 5: Ngorongoro highlands

Spend your morning within the West Kilimanjaro conservancy, visiting a Maasai village. Then, drive for 2 hours to Arusha for lunch, before proceeding for 3 hours to the Ngorongoro highlands – arriving for leisure time and dinner. Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 6: 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. Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Descend from the Ngorongoro Crater onto the vast plains of the Serengeti, famous for hosting the annual Great Wildebeest Migration from October to July, as well as numerous species year-round. The concentration of predators in the Serengeti is high, with large prides of lion, numerous hyena clans, and regular sightings of both cheetah and leopard. Elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and antelopes can be found grazing, as can lesser-known species such as aardwolves, mongooses, caracals, servals, and hyraxes. Overnight at Kati Kati Camp (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 8: 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. Overnight at Kati Kati Camp (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 9: 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. Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 10: 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. Overnight at Zebra Plains Mara Camp (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 11: Lake Naivasha, Great Rift Valley

Transfer from the Masai Mara to Lake Naivasha, arriving in this wildlife-rich area of the Great Rift Valley for an afternoon at leisure. Optional activities include walks and community visits. Overnight at Lake Naivasha Country Club. (B, L, D)

Days 12-13: Lake Naivasha - Fly to the UK

Take a morning boat ride on the shimmering freshwater lake of Naivasha. Then, enjoy a presentation on conservation pioneer Joy Adamson, sample speciality teas and visit the local museum. This afternoon, transfer to Jomo Kenyatta airport for your outbound flight. Alternatively, extend your journey with extra time to unwind on the coast. (B, L )

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

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, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport
    Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport

    Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport is conveniently located within the Jomo Kenyatta international airport complex. It's bright and bright and modern guestrooms are well-appointed, with king-size beds and floor-to-ceiling soundproof windows. Facilities include a gym, a heated rooftop swimming pool and a spa. Dining options within the hotel include a rooftop bar and grill overlooking Nairobi National Park and the runway, and an all-day restaurant serving local and international cuisine with an outdoor terrace. Features: 172 rooms, restaurant, lobby bar, rooftop bar & grill, heated outdoor swimming pool. Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, minibar, safe, rain shower, tea & coffee facilities, iron, Wi-Fi.

  • Ol Tukai Lodge
    Ol Tukai Lodge

    Ol Tukai Lodge is set in the heart of Amboseli National Park, surrounded by open plains and offering majestic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the continent's highest peak. You're likely to spot monkeys and baboons roaming the grounds, while elephants, zebra and antelope can often be seen grazing nearby from the open-air bar. The chalet-style rooms have private terraces with uninterrupted views of the wetlands or Kilimanjaro, and a shared swimming pool provides a welcome relief from the day's heat. Delicious meals are served on the main veranda, where lucky diners can watch wildlife just metres away. Between game drives there are many special experiences on offer: intimate, lantern-lit bush dinners can be arranged; the resident ornithologist accompanies bird walks in the lodge grounds; and on alternate evenings some of the local Maasai perform traditional dances. Facilities: 80 chalet-style rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, tennis courts, laundry service, terrace. Room amenities: Air conditioning, ...

  • Kambi ya Tembo - Elerai Tented Camp
    Kambi ya Tembo - Elerai Tented Camp

    Kambi ya Tembo is a spectacular camp situated on the north side of Kilimanjaro, offering fantastic views of Amboseli National Park. Accommodation is in 14 stylish tents with en suite facilities. The camp relies on solar energy but has a back-up generator if needed. Meals are served in the main dining area. After a day of morning and afternoon game drives, guests can relax by the campfire with appetizers and a G&T in hand. Other activities offered at the camp include cultural visits to a Maasai village, bush running, scenic flights over Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro, and even day treks to Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Features: 14 tents, dining area, campfire, 24-hour electricity, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: En suite facilities, mosquito nets, fan, tea & coffee facilities, mineral water, room service.

  • Ngorongoro Farm House
    Ngorongoro Farm House

    Ngorongoro Farmhouse is exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano at the foot of Ngorongoro Crater. Accommodation is in 52 spacious cottages set within 500 acres of land that comprises a coffee plantation, wheat fields, and acres of vegetable patches from which the kitchens get their produce. Built in the style of an old colonial farm, the cottages have en suite facilities and offer guests the atmosphere of an hospitable home stay. The farm was first owned by Oskar Frowerk, a German settler born in 1887. Features: 52 chalets, restaurant, swimming pool, massage cabin, gift shop, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: En suite facilities, fan, mosquito nets, tea & coffee facilities, room service.

  • Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp
    Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

    Kati Kati is a mobile tented camp in central Serengeti, strategically located for exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti. Accommodation is in 10 comfortable tents with en suite facilities and bucket showers. All tents offer mesmerising views of the surrounding savanna. Meals are served in a cosy mess tent at the centre of the camp. Every evening, the campfire is lit, around which guests can gather to enjoy appetizers and a sundowner before dinner. Guests can take a scenic two-hour drive to visit Olduvai Gorge, the Grumeti River and the Olduvai Museum. The camp has been designed to cause minimum impact on the environment; all of its infrastructure is mobile, and the philosophy of its owners is to leave nothing behind. Features: 11 tents, 2 dining tents, swimming pool, campfire, 24-hour electricity, Wi-Fi. Room amenities: En suite facilities, bucket showers, mosquito nets, room service.

  • Zebra Plains Mara Camp
    Zebra Plains Mara Camp

    This boutique safari camp huddles in the plains of the Masai Mara, one of Africa's most famous wildlife reserves. The property appeals to nature photographers thanks to its scenic vantage point and frequent visits from the Mara's roaming, photogenic animals. Accommodation is provided in the form of en-suite tented rooms, with options catering to a variety of party sizes. All rooms include mosquito nets, reading tables, luggage racks, showers and wash basins, among other amenities. Zebra Plains Mara Camp features five lounges, one of which has a well-stocked bar attached, and another of which features a large television. Two warming bonfires afford guests additional spaces to gather, unwind and swap safari stories. There is also a spa offering a variety of treatments. The camp's experienced in-house chefs provide both local and international cuisine, and can offer vegetarian, halal and gluten-free options.

  • Lake Naivasha Country Club
    Lake Naivasha Country Club

    Lake Naivasha Country Club's history dates back to the 1930s, when it was used as a staging post for a flying boat service from Durban to Dublin. The club has retained its colonial architecture and has expanded to spread over more than 20 hectares of manicured lawns and mature trees. Guestrooms are bright and spacious, and offer views of the lawns and wild beyond. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a spa. Guests can take game drives in Hell's Gate National Park (named for the intense geothermal activity within its boundaries) and nature walks through Crescent Island, a private game sanctuary home to zebras, wildebeest, gazelles and waterbucks. Other activities include boat rides on Lake Naivasha and early-morning bird walks on the club grounds. Features: 50 rooms, restaurant, bar, swimming pool, gym, spa, laundry service. Room amenities: Balcony, seating area, television, minibar, safe, tea & coffee facilities, Wi-Fi. ...

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Dates & prices

UGM2022

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Saving Single Supplement Guaranteed Departures Click to Book
2 Sep 2022 - 14 Sep 2022 £5,550 £0 £895 Reserve
7 Oct 2022 - 19 Oct 2022 £5,550 £0 £895 Reserve
 

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, 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.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • * No single supplement on selected departure dates (limited availability)
  • * 3- & 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, 11 lunches & 10 dinners
  • * Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
  • * Entrance fees to national parks, conservancies & wildlife reserves
  • * Boat trip on Lake Naivasha, visits to authentic villages & access to Olduvai Gorge

Destinations on this tour

  • Nairobi

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  • Amboseli

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  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area

    The Ngorongoro Crater was once a gigantic volcano, perhaps taller than Kilimanjaro. Today...

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  • Serengeti National Park

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  • Masai Mara

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  • Lake Naivasha

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