The Great Migration Safari in Style 2023

14
 days from $
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Witness Kenya’s and Tanzania’s spectacular wildlife on this flagship A&K safari, setting out on game drives through the region’s most abundant parks and private reserves and staying in our best boutique camp and luxury lodge accommodations.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience six nights in the heart of Great Migration country, three each in the Serengeti and the Masai Mara
  • Behold Africa’s astoundingly diverse wildlife, including the iconic Big Five, from custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat
  • Explore alongside handpicked safari guides whose in-depth tracking expertise leads to amazing wildlife encounters
  • Discover both the modern and traditional aspects of daily local life, with visits to a Maasai village as well as a typical town, for a unique, culturally immersive experience
  • Expend less time travelling and more time spotting game thanks to convenient flights between game regions
  • Finish with a three-night stay at enchanting Sanctuary Olonana, the ultimate luxury safari lodge, set on the Mara River, where hippos wallow and wander nearby

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1

ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA

DAY 2

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | AT THE FOOT OF KILIMANJARO

DAY 3

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | A FULL DAY IN THE BUSH

DAY 4

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA | GAME VIEWING

DAY 5

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK | INTO THE WILD

DAY 6

NGORONGORO CRATER | DESIGN YOUR DAY

DAY 7

NGORONGORO CRATER | WILDLIFE-RICH HAVEN

DAYS 8-10

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | ON THE ENDLESS PLAINS

DAY 11

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA | CROWN JEWEL

DAYS 12-13

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE | INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE

DAY 14

DEPART NAIROBI

DAY 1

ARRIVE NAIROBI, KENYA

Arrive in Nairobi and transfer to your luxurious hotel.

Hemingways Nairobi

DAY 2

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | AT THE FOOT OF KILIMANJARO

Today, drive to Amboseli National Park at the base of soaring, snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro, which, at 19,341 feet, is the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Set out in search of the region’s spectacular wildlife. Amboseli’s huge draw is elephants. Watch as big herds roam the dusty plains, including “tuskers,” large, older bulls who have grown impressive tusks. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner celebrating the start of an unforgettable safari adventure.

Tawi Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK | A FULL DAY IN THE BUSH

Spend a full day exploring wildlife-rich Amboseli National Park. In addition to watching elephants up close from a safari vehicle that seats just six, so that every guest enjoys a window seat, view other game such as giraffes, Cape buffalo, zebras, wildebeests, hippos, hyenas and, occasionally, lions — all roaming freely amid swamps, springs and a shimmering, dried lake bed. After savoring a morning on safari, break for lunch. This afternoon, head out again for another game drive that reveals even more of East Africa’s natural wonders.

Tawi Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK, TANZANIA | GAME VIEWING

After crossing the border into Tanzania, stop for lunch in Arusha. Then, board a flight to Tarangire National Park and settle into your luxurious accommodations. Set in a secluded area of the park for a more exclusive safari experience, Sanctuary Swala’s large tents are built on raised decks under umbrella acacia trees overlooking a popular watering hole. The layout of this eco-friendly abode is very open, with resident herds of impalas often grazing in camp. Wide panoramas of wooded savanna stretch in every direction in the park, which is nurtured by the permanent Tarangire River and populated by abundant big game, such as lions, elephants and buffalo. Its dusty red landscape also hosts a large bird population. Tonight, dine in camp.

Sanctuary Swala

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK | INTO THE WILD

Embark on morning and afternoon game drives to explore Tarangire National Park and its stunning concentration of animals — herds of elephants, impalas and zebras. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching tails of leopards hiding high above in sausage trees. Activities available at an additional cost include a walking safari and exploring Lake Gursi by canoe. Once back at Swala, partake in a Chef ’s Table experience, including a cooking demonstration of local dishes such as ugali, makande and kachumbari, followed by an opportunity to taste them.

Sanctuary Swala

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6

NGORONGORO CRATER | DESIGN YOUR DAY

Learn how Tanzanians live today, exploring in and around the village of Mto wa Mbu, as you Ride Like a Local by tuk-tuk, a major form of transport here. See rice fields and a banana plantation. In the village, walk the local market to see the colorful produce on display. Afterward, head to your restful luxury lodge, set near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy one of these Design Your Day activities.

Walk with a Maasai Healer, discovering the uses of over 20 different indigenous plants in the Ngorongoro forest.

Bicycle Village Streets and Back Roads, and visit a bike shop supported by Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy.

Enjoy a Traditional High Tea on the veranda overlooking the gardens at Gibb’s Farm; meet the artist-in-residence.

Settle in for a tranquil evening and overnight stay.

Gibb's Farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7

NGORONGORO CRATER | WILDLIFE-RICH HAVEN

Descend into Ngorongoro Crater to explore the panoramic, game-rich prairies of this ancient volcanic caldera. Backdropped by crater walls nearly 2,000 feet high, Ngorongoro offers the safari experience of a lifetime in a setting unmatched the world over. Observe profuse and diverse wildlife roaming freely in an authentic “Lost World,” where it’s possible to encounter every member of the Big Five in a single day. Enjoy lunch al fresco in this UNESCO World Heritage Site before returning to your lodge. Tonight, gather for dinner with your fellow guests.

Gibb's Farm

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 8-10

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK | ON THE ENDLESS PLAINS

Fly to Serengeti National Park, a vast Tanzanian landscape that during part of the year hosts one of earth’s greatest wildlife spectacles: the annual Great Migration, when millions of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators awaiting them. Over the next two days, your adventure may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more on morning and afternoon game drives.

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE, KENYA | CROWN JEWEL

Fly to the Masai Mara, the northern extension of the Serengeti. After settling into your accommodation on a private stretch of the Mara River, immerse yourself in the wild during an afternoon game drive. Follow the Mara River to see crocodiles basking in the sun, hippos as they wallow in muddy water and monkeys busy sparking mischief overhead. Here, too, you may sight any of more than 400 species of birds, among them eagles who glide effortlessly above the sun-soaked landscape. During your time in the Mara, enjoy the peace of mind that comes with staying at Sanctuary Olonana, recognized as one of the finest safari lodges in all of Africa. Tonight, join fellow guests for a Scenic Sundowner, followed by an elegant dinner.

Sanctuary Olonana

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAYS 12-13

MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE | INCREDIBLE WILDLIFE

Venture forth for two full days of exploring the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Masai Mara, where patience is rewarded with unique sightings such as a leopard retrieving a kill from the upper branches of an acacia or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. Game viewing is never dull in the Mara, especially when the dramatic annual Great Migration unfolds. Amid the stunning scenery, watch as Maasai tribesmen traverse the plains or herd goats and cattle. On one day here, visit a Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local culture and traditions. Connect with local residents when you visit a village and primary school supported by A&K Philanthropy. Learn firsthand how A&K Philanthropy’s LifeStraw partnership is changing lives by providing locals access to safe, clean drinking water, on an inspiring A&K-exclusive experience.

Sanctuary Olonana

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14

DEPART NAIROBI

Fly back to Nairobi and enjoy the afternoon at leisure in a comfortable dayroom. In the evening, transfer to the airport for your departure flight or begin a Post-Tour Extension to Uganda.

Hemingways Nairobi (dayroom)

Meals: Breakfast

Victoria Falls Pre-Tour Extension

Experience epic Victoria Falls from both sides, and stay in a luxurious tree house beside the Zambezi River in Zambia.

Pre-Tour Extension: Victoria Falls

4 days from $2,295 per person

Single Supplement from $395 per person

Internal air from $1,900

Johannesburg/Livingstone/Nairobi

Available to add to select departure dates.

DAY 1

Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa, and transfer to your hotel.

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel

DAYS 2-3

Arrive in Livingstone, Zambia. Continue to your luxury tree house beside the Zambezi River. Then, enjoy lunch. For two days, take advantage of the activities on offer, such as game drives in Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. Walk on both sides of Victoria Falls — in Zambia and Zimbabwe. Meet the residents of a local village supported by A&K Philanthropy.

Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Fly from Livingstone to Nairobi, Kenya, to begin your Great Migration Safari in Style.

Meals: Breakfast

Uganda Post-Tour Extension

Encounter endangered mountain gorillas up close during your trek into lush Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Post-Tour Extension: Uganda

4 days from $2,995 per person

Single Supplement from $845 per person

Internal air from $1,195

Nairobi/Entebbe/Bwindi/Entebbe

Additional gorilla permit fee from $700 is required for this extension.

Available to add to select departure dates.

DAY 1

Arrive in Entebbe, Uganda, and transfer to your tranquil hotel.

Protea Hotel Entebbe

DAYS 2-3

Fly to your tented campsite in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Visit a nursing school supported by A&K Philanthropy. The next day, set out for an up-close encounter with endangered mountain gorillas.

Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4

Fly to Entebbe. Enjoy use of a dayroom until your flight departs.

Protea Hotel Entebbe (dayroom)

Meals: Breakfast

Add a Night in Nairobi Before Your Journey Begins

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2 days from $845 per person

Single Supplement from $305 per person

DAY 1

Arrive in Nairobi, where you are met by an Abercrombie & Kent representative and escorted to your hotel.

Hemingways Nairobi

DAY 2

Meet your guide and depart on an excursion to view remarkable African species in two special settings. Visit the Giraffe Center, where you may hand-feed endangered Rothschild’s giraffes from a platform that brings you to eye level with these majestic giants, who gently snatch food with their long blue tongues. At the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, watch young elephants at play with attentive keepers, who explain the process of reintroducing the elephants into the wild. Continue to the Oloolua Forest, once a hiding place for the Mau Mau Freedom Fighters during the war for independence but today a tranquil respite from the city. Here you enjoy an A&K-exclusive forest folklore stories experience, listening to tales handed down from one generation to the next, followed by lunch. Afterwards, relive a small part of Kenya’s colorful history at the Karen Blixen Museum located in her former home, Mbogani House, made famous by the film Out of Africa. Continue to the innovative Ocean Sole workshop to see how recycled flip-flops are transformed into incredible works of art. Return to your hotel for an evening at leisure and begin The Great Migration Safari in Style.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Dubai: Stopover Package

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3 days from $2,295 per person

Single Supplement from $1,595 per person

Take advantage of an incredible opportunity to spend two nights in Dubai before or after your journey.

Accommodations:

Taj Dubai from $2,295 | Single Supplement from $1,595
Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai from $3,195 | Single Supplement from $2,495
Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach from $3,295 | Single Supplement from $2,695

International air not included.

3 DAYS

Fly to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and check in to your luxury hotel. Discover the best of this dazzling city, viewing its remarkable architecture; visiting the Spice Market and the colorful shops at Deira Gold Souk; and ascending the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest skyscraper. On the last day, continue on to your journey or board your flight home.

Taj Dubai

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch (Day 2); Breakfast (Day 3)

VICTORIA FALLS PRE-TOUR EXTENSION

InterContinental Johannesburg O.R. Tambo Airport Hotel
Contemporary hotel conveniently situated within walking distance of airport terminals.

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Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma
Twelve romantic, air-conditioned tree houses set in a riverine forest.

UGANDA POST-TOUR EXTENSION
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Protea Hotel Entebbe
Contemporary resort gracing the glistening shores of Lake Victoria.

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Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Camp
Remote, atmospheric camp offering guests 10 spacious luxury tents.

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Protea Hotel Entebbe (dayroom)
Contemporary resort gracing the glistening shores of Lake Victoria.

ADD A NIGHT IN NAIROBI BEFORE YOUR JOURNEY BEGINS
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Hemingways Nairobi
Exclusive boutique, all-suite hotel, located near Nairobi National Park.

Hemingways Nairobi

Tawi Lodge

Sanctuary Swala

Gibb's Farm

Four Seasons Safari Lodge Serengeti

Sanctuary Olonana

Hemingways Nairobi (dayroom)

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