We designed this Masai Mara Safari Packages: Great Migration and Beach Vacation for 2 sisters from Colorado. They wanted an authentic, one-of-a-kind safari in Kenya and Tanzania to see the Great Migration. They were able to check that experience off their bucket list while also enjoying some relaxation at a luxurious coffee estate and a gorgeous island resort.
They arrived in Nairobi, where they were able to feed giraffes at the Giraffe Centre and see adorable baby elephants being bottle fed at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. Next, they flew to Amboseli National Park to begin their East African safari. This Big 5 safari park offers incredible photo opportunities, with stunning views of Mt Kilimanjaro on a clear day.
Next on their Masai Mara Safari Packages: Great Migration and Beach Vacation, they flew to the Masai Mara, where the Great Migration of wildebeest was in full swing. They stayed at 2 incredible camps in the Mara: Serian “The Original” and Serian Nkorombo. Both camps feature prime wildlife viewing locations, exceptional service, and an authentic African charm! Our clients loved their stay here—especially having the luxury of a private safari vehicle with their very own tracker and guide. Then they flew to the Serengeti in Tanzania, where they spent 3 nights at Legendary Serengeti Camp. In addition to private game drives, they decided to do spend a day visiting a local village.
Continuing their Masai Mara Safari Packages: Great Migration and Beach Vacation, they flew to the Ngorongoro Crater for 2 nights at Gibb’s Farm. This fabulous lodge, situated on a lush coffee estate, is certainly a change of pace from most safari camps. They went on a game drive in the crater, but spent the rest of their time exploring the estate and simply relaxing at the lodge.
The last stop on their Masai Mara Safari Packages: Great Migration and Beach Vacation was Pemba Island, a gorgeous beach destination off the coast of Tanzania. They spent 4 nights at The Manta Resort in a luxurious seafront villa. After their action-packed itinerary, they simply wanted to lounge on the beach, soak up the sun, and be pampered. The resort was the perfect place to end their trip. They returned home feeling utterly rejuvenated, with plenty of stories to tell about their adventures in Africa!
Welcome to Kenya! Fly into Nairobi and enjoy a transfer to your fabulous hotel. A large, plantation-style hotel, Hemingways Nairobi offers spacious and luxurious rooms, and even a private butler service. From the spa to the gourmet menu, you’ll find plenty here to keep you entertained.
After lunch at the hotel, visit the Giraffe Centre in the nearby suburb of Karen, where you can hand-feed the giraffes! Then you’ll visit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, a sanctuary for orphaned elephants and rhinos. The orphanage houses the animals until they can be released back into the wild. You’ll be able to learn all about the elephants onsite, and with an elephant fostering fee included in your trip, you’ll gain access to the exclusive evening feeding. Watching the baby ellies file in and get bottle fed by their handlers will be an adorable memory you’ll never forget!
Today begins your Kenya safari adventure! Transfer to the Wilson Airport and fly to Amboseli National Park. Your home for the next 2 nights is Tawi Lodge, located just 10 minutes’ drive from the park gates. Under the umbrella shade of the enormous acacia trees, you’ll have an extensive view of Mt Kilimanjaro and the wetlands, where the animals come to drink and play. Settle into your comfortable tent for the evening and watch the sunset over Kilimanjaro.
Enjoy a full day on safari in Amboseli National Park and the Tawi conservancy! This part of Kenya is famous for its large herds of tusker elephants sporting enormous tusks. You’ll also have the chance to see lions, giraffes, zebras, cheetahs, rhinos, and much more.
Fly to the Masai Mara today for the beginning of your Great Migration safari! Enjoy an evening game drive en route to Serian “The Original” Camp, an incredible tented camp located in the Mara North Conservancy. This private conservancy borders Masai Mara National Park, offering the same amazing wildlife viewing with more exclusivity. The camp allows you to truly immerse yourself in nature while still enjoying luxurious service and amenities. Your tented room is built on wooden decking and overlooks the Oloololo Escarpment. Sink into the large bathtub on your private deck and soak up beautiful views of the African bush.
Alex Walker’s Serian “The Original” Camp
Enjoy a full day on safari in the Masai Mara today. At Serian, all of your game drives will be conducted in a private 4×4 safari vehicle with your own private guide and tracker, which means the day’s activities are entirely up to you. Want to spend the day tracking down an elusive rhino, or get out of the car and follow a wild elephant’s trail on foot? Anything is possible. Depart early in the morning to see the wildlife at its most active. A mid-day picnic lunch in the bush and a scenic sundowner will break up the day’s safari activities.
Alex Walker’s Serian “The Original” Camp
Day 7 – 8
Enjoy a game drive en route to your next Masai Mara Camp, Serian Nkorombo. Nkorombo is Serian’s tented mobile camp, set on a private riverside site in the Masai Mara Reserve. This snug little setup is chock-full of character with a view over the rushing Mara River, bursting with laughing hippo and languorous crocodile. Life at Nkorombo is low-key and tranquil. Nestled among a stand of wild olive and orange croton, the camp sits right next to a lively salt lick that regularly features black rhino, as well as lion and leopard on the lookout for kill. There is an abundance of prey in this area, and it’s the perfect spot for spectacular game viewing. One of the prime Great Migration river crossing spots is just around the bend from camp, and is extremely active from July to November.
Alex Walker’s Serian Nkorombo
Your Great Migration safari continues today as you fly to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Enjoy an afternoon game drive en route to Legendary Serengeti Camp, a fabulous mobile camp that moves locations throughout the year to follow the migration. Legendary Serengeti is broken up into 2 camps, each with its own lounge and dining area, ensuring the utmost privacy. Your luxury tented suite is a comfortable haven where you’ll feel immersed in the magic of the Serengeti.
Legendary Serengeti Camp
Day 10 – 11
Enjoy more unforgettable, private safaris while at Legendary Serengeti Camp. The Great Migration attracts lions, cheetahs, and other predators, making for a thrilling day on safari. If you’d like to change it up a bit, you can opt for an intimate walking safari where your expert guide will reveal the hidden secrets of the bush, or take a visit to a local village. Hot air balloon safaris are also available at an additional cost. In the evenings, enjoy a private sundowner setup in a scenic location with no one else in sight and watch as the sun sets over the endless plains.
Legendary Serengeti Camp
Day 12 – 13
This morning brings you to the unique beauty of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater, one of the country’s prime wildlife destinations. Spend the next 2 days in the secluded and serene beauty of a 10-acre organic vegetable farm. Discover amazing views while enjoying exquisite lunches from farm to fork. Enjoy luxurious accommodations featuring your very own fireplace, lounge, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Soak up your magnificent surroundings on a hike of the crater rim or discover the ins and outs of work on the farm.
Today, you’re off to the final stop on your incredible adventure. Fly to Pemba Island off the coast of Tanzania and enjoy a road transfer to your seafront villa at The Manta Resort. This stunning resort is a haven of barefoot luxury where you’ll feel instantly at home. Your seafront villa is a beautiful home away from home where breathtaking ocean views will make you feel blissfully relaxed.
The Manta Resort
Day 15 – 17
The next 3 days are yours to spend at your leisure. The untouched coral reefs surrounding the entire island make Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. Not a diver? Take in the magnificent reefs on a snorkeling or kayaking excursion. We recommend exploring the island’s hidden gems, including spice farms, local markets, historical ruins, and unique wildlife. Or if you so desire, you can simply spend your days lounging on the pristine beaches.
The Manta Resort
Your incredible East Africa getaway comes to an end today. Fly to Zanzibar, where you’ll catch your connecting flight home.