Kenya & Tanzania, Migration & Safari

Explore the northern parks of Tanzania before crossing the border into Kenya to discover the Masai Mara. Travel during migration months and follow the herds as they make their epic journey from the Serengeti northwards into the Mara.
11 Days

Kenya & Tanzania, Migration & Safari - 11 - $12,396

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

The gravelly plains of Ngorongoro Crater quickly become grassy savannas that move hypnotically in the breeze, patchy forests on the outskirts give way to ashy marshlands. Eventually, I spy movement. What I had at first thought to be a domed rock erupting from the water begins to create soft ripples that dance across the lake before disappearing. Slowly, a hippo drifts from one side to the other.

Landmarks potentially visited on Kenya & Tanzania, Migration & Safari


The itinerary below is designed to give you an overview of the route. Get in touch with our team for a full travel itinerary, or to create a tailor-made trip. 

Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll be met by a representative who will assist you with your luggage and take you to your driver. From here you will drive to the Arusha Coffee Lodge, nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru,  where you'll spend your first night in Tanzania.

From the industrious coffee pickers gathering in the harvest to the aromas of the morning brew emanating from the main Plantation House as breakfast is being prepared, Arusha Coffee Lodge is full of sensory experiences that revitalizes the body and soul for the adventures and excitement that lie ahead.

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Area: Arusha

Day 2: Arusha Coffee Lodge to Nomad Entamanu

Drive from Arusha Coffee Lodge via Lake Manyara National Park for a picnic lunch. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for housing vast flocks of flamingos, tree-climbing lions, and one of the highest concentrations of elephants in all of Tanzania.

From here you will transfer onto the Nomad Entamanu Lodge where you'll spend the next two nights. Off the beaten track, in the Maasai territory, experience stunning panoramic views spanning from Ngorongoro Crater and back to the Serengeti plains. 

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Ngorongoro 

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater on a game drive with an experienced guide. The landscape here shifts greatly depending on the season, and you're guaranteed to observe scenes found nowhere else in Tanzania. 

The park was established as a conservation area for wildlife and the semi-nomadic Maasai population that reside in it. Variations in climate, landforms, and altitude produce a range of habitats that can support a variety of wildlife and has led to a network of overlapping ecosystems. The crater is home to some 30,000 animals, some of which migrate here during the Great Migration, and others that stay here year-round.

Day 4: Nomad Entamanu to Kuria Hills Lodge

Drive from the Nomad Entamanu Lodge to Lake Manyara Airstrip. From here you will board your light air flight to the Kogatende Airstrip.  Spend the next three nights at Kuria Hills Lodge, spending days on safari and nights over sundowners. 

Lemala Kuria Hills is in close proximity to the Mara River on the Serengeti’s border with Kenya’s Maasai Mara, so is also within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration between July and October. ​

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Serengeti

Day 5-6: Serengeti National Park

Select from a variety of exciting activities offered on-site to make the most of your day, including morning and afternoon game drives.  

One of the most famous destinations in Africa, this UNESCO world heritage park is the stage for the dramatic wildebeest migration that takes place each year. Tanzania’s oldest park, covering a whopping 1.5 million hectares, it's home to an incredible diversity of animals.

As well as the famous wildebeest migration, the park is home to the Big Five: rhino, lions, leopards buffalo, and elephants. Alongside these, you'll find giraffes, mongooses, baboons, aardvarks, colobus monkeys, monitor lizards, and giant Nile crocodiles. The park also has the highest ostrich population in Africa and more than 350 species of birds. 

Day 7: Kuria Hills to Sand River Mara 

Transfer from the lodge to the Kogatende Airstrip. From here you will catch a flight to Tarime and a transfer from Tarime to the Migori Airstrip. Spend three nights at Sand River Mara. 

Situated on a secluded and picturesque site, Sand River Masai Mara replicates the heyday of exclusive permanent tented camps of the late 1920s. The lodge is an ideal destination at any time of the year for those wishing to enjoy exceptional game-viewing. The National Reserve is best known for its large concentrations of big cats, such as leopard, cheetah and, of course, lion. 

Meal plan: Full Board

Area: Maasai Mara

Days 8 & 9: Maasai Mara 

Select from a variety of exciting activities offered on-site to make the most of your day, including morning and afternoon game drives.  

The Maasai Mara is the most popular safari destination in East Africa, along with the Serengeti in northern Tanzania, often called the Jewel of Africa, the Maasai Mara takes its name from the Maasai tribe who have inhabited these lands since the 17th century.

The Maasai is one of Africa's best safari destinations. The reserve has excellent wildlife densities, and there are a number of ways to explore. Game drives and walking safaris take you up close to the animals, and it's possible to take to the skies via hot air balloon for aerial views of the savannah. Horseback safaris are also possible here. 

Day 10: Sand River Mara to Hemingways

Catch a flight from the Mara Airstrip to Wilson Airport. From here you will transfer to the hotel Hemingways where you'll spend the night. 

Relax on your private balcony overlooking the iconic silhouette of the Ngong Hills, a magical view which can also be enjoyed over sundowners at the bar.

Meal plan: Bed and Breakfast

Area: Nairobi

Day 11: Off towards your next adventure!

Transfer from the hotel to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to connect with your international flight. 

Prices and Inclusions

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together in high/migration season.  
  • Small adjustments to accommodation choices, routes, and activities can make a big difference to the cost of a trip in East Africa. The prices shown should be used as an indication only. Our team can create a tailor-made trip to suit your budget. 


  • Domestic flights.
  • All road transfers and airport pickups/drop-offs.
  • All accommodation as per the itinerary. Accommodation can be amended based on budget and preferences.
  • All camping equipment where necessary.
  • Fees for guides, scouts, drivers, and cooks.
  • All entrance fees as per the program.
  • Meal plan as per accommodation
  • Fees for all activities as per the program.
  • Conservation charge.
  • Emergency flying doctors service


  • International flights and visa fees.
  • Activities not mentioned or stated as optional in the itinerary.
  • Other personal expenses, souvenirs, tips and gratuities, etc.

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