Safari Experiences

Migration Safaris

The Great Wildebeest Migration in the Serengeti is the largest single movement of wild animals in the world, deservedly listed as one of its eight Natural Wonders and an inspiration for wildlife enthusiasts to look forward to a safari adventure to Kenya and Tanzania.

More than 1.5 million wildebeests, with hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles alongside with trailing predators, leave their calving grounds in southern Serengeti, around March and April, heading for the next water source.

Migrating via the south-central Seronera outskirts into the Western Corridor and Grumeti River arriving during the month of April to May and residing until June, and then finally move towards the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya crossing the perilous Mara River around July or August with a return via the same death-defying river, this time heading towards the eastern Serengeti around October to November. The wildebeest journey returns to the southern Ndutu calving grounds with arrivals starting around December and remaining in the area until March.

The migration takes place right through the year as the wildebeest continually seek fresh grazing and water as the seasons change. It generally follows a similar path that is relatively predictable. The precise timing of the wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year.

Find below a very general breakdown of more or less where the herds are during the year, bearing in mind that the entire migration is triggered by rain, which can be early, late or “on time”:

Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – December to April
Central Serengeti – April to May
Western Serengeti and Lobo Valley – June to July
Northern Serengeti and Masai Mara – July to October
Migration return to the South – October to December

Migration Safaris  – Kenya

9 NIGHTS
FROM US$ 13,575 PER PERSON SHARING

KENYA – Mara Migration Trail

1 night — Karen Gables
3 nights — Il Moran Camp
3 nights — Ngare Serian Camp
2 nights — Karen Gables

  • Karen Gables

  • Il Moran Camp

  • Ngare Serian Camp

Inclusions

Bed and Breakfast at Karen Gables; Full board accommodation at Il Moran and Ngare Serian; Soft drinks, Beer and House wine at Il Moran and Ngare Serian; Park Entrance Fees; Shared game drives at Il Moran; Private game drives at Ngare Serian Camp; domestic Scheduled flights; Limited laundry at all properties except Karen Gables; 1 visit to a Maasai Cultural village while at Il Moran; All transfers mentioned above; All domestic flight departure taxes; Half day Nairobi excursion visiting Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum.

Exclusions

All items of a personal nature; Drinks & Laundry at Karen Gables; Champagne, luxurious wines and spirits; Any activities not included in the itinerary; All statutory increases beyond our control; International flights and visa fees; Gratuities to camp staff.

Migration Safaris  – Kenya & Tanzania

9 NIGHTS
FROM US$ 9,552 PER PERSON SHARING

Migration combination (Tanzania and Kenya)

1 night — Hemingways
3 nights — Lamai Serengeti Camp
3 nights — Elephant Pepper Camp
2 night — Hemingways

  • Hemingways

  • Lamai Serengeti Camp

  • Elephant Pepper Camp

Inclusions

Bed & Breakfast at Hemingways Nairobi; Full board accommodation at Lamai Serengeti & Elephant Pepper Camp; Soft drinks, Beer and House wine at Lamai Serengeti & Elephant Pepper Camp; Park Entrance Fees; Shared game drives; Scheduled flights mentioned above; Limited laundry at all properties except Hemingways Nairobi; 1 visit to Maasai Cultural village while at Elephant Pepper Camp; All transfers mentioned above; All domestic flight departure taxes; Half day Nairobi excursion visiting Giraffe Centre, Elephant Orphanage and Karen Blixen Museum.

Exclusions

All items of a personal nature; Drinks & Laundry at Hemingways NBO; Champagne, luxurious wines and spirits; Any activities not included in the itinerary; All statutory increases beyond our control; International flights and visa fees; Gratuities to camp staff.