Africa and the Great Migration Safari August 8 2023

Dates August 8 - 19, 2023
Destination Nairobi, Kenya Ol Pejeta, Kenya Masai Mara, Kenya United States
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 6,779
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Get ready to embark on the adventure of a lifetime to Africa!

Home to the ultimate safari, Kenya has piercing golden sunsets and is unparalleled to all other African countries in animal viewing. Keep an eye out for lions, zebras, elephants and more as you ride through game parks and take a boat ride on Lake Naivasha.  Plus, enjoy unforgettable experiences in the Giraffe Center and Elephant Orphanage as you have the opportunity to interact with these magnificent creatures. This African experience is unlike any other.

Tour Manager: Megan Shouse

Tour ID:9223H08

Day 1: Tuesday, August 8, 2023

USA-Nairobi, Kenya

You will take a morning flight from USA on August 8 for a flight to Nairobi, Kenya. You will arrive the following day, August 9. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Arrive Nairobi

Welcome greeting at the airport. Transfer to our hotel, the Windsor Gold Hotel & Country Club. Balance of the day free. Overnight in Nairobi. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 3: Thursday, August 10, 2023

Samburu

After breakfast we bid Nairobi farewell and drive through East Africa, passing through native villages, and untamed wilderness areas to Samburu National Reserve. After lunch, the afternoon is at your leisure before going out for an evening game drive. Samburu is situated in northern Kenya, bordered by the Ewaso Nyiro River, home to lions, great herds of elephants, crocodiles, giraffe, gazelle, zebra, leopards, buffalo, gerenuk, oryx, and others. Dinner and overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, August 11, 2023

Samburu

Early morning game drive, This is the best time to see lions, and the leopard. Then back to the lodge for breakfast. We follow a typical game viewing schedule each day throughout our safari experience including three or more game drives each day, excluding travel days. Today we will visit the Samburu village. We venture back out in the late afternoon and early evening when animals become active. At dusk we return to our lodge for dinner. Overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Saturday, August 12, 2023

Samburu & Ol Pejeta

Early morning game drive before breakfast. We pack and leave for Ol Pejeta Conservancy Park, one of the richest animal viewing game parks in all of East Africa. Upon arrival, we enjoy lunch (by the way, all our meals are really good, but the dining at Sweetwaters Lodge is exceptional!). Our afternoon is at leisure to get settled in, then venture out late in the afternoon for our first Ol Pejeta game drive. Upon our return, dinner is served. Located within the sprawling Ol Pejeta Conservancy, one of Kenya's most noteworthy conservancies and home to the 'Big Five' (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, and leopard), the deluxe Sweetwaters Lodge offers an African safari experience unlike any other. Overnight at Sweetwaters Serena Camp Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Sunday, August 13, 2023

Ol Pejeta

We start today with an early morning game drive followed by breakfast. After breakfast, we visit the Sweetwaters Chimpanzee Sanctuary and then back to the lodge for lunch. Late this afternoon we head back out to view the many herds of animals in the area, including the elusive black rhino, of which only 2,000 of these magnificent animals still live in the wild. Every day and every drive brings a new excitement and adventure. Dinner and overnight at Sweetwaters Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Monday, August 14, 2023

Masai Mara

Following a morning game drive and breakfast, we leave for the Masia Mara. We fly to the "Mara" in an Otter Bush Plane with sweeping, panoramic views en route. The Masai Mara is where the "Great Wildebeest Migration" takes place. "Maa" is the native language of the Masai tribes that live here. "Mara'" is a Maa word meaning "spotted". "Serengeti" is a Maa word that means "endless plains" and "safari" is a Swahili word translated as "journey". Flying over Mara, we continue our "journey" (safari). You will see the "Mara" (spots or groves of trees and bush) that dot the "Serengeti" (endless plains)...this is wild, untamed East Africa at its best!  We will arrive in time for lunch, afternoon at your leisure, game drive in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the exclusive Ashnel Tented Camp located right on the famous Mara River.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Masai River

Early morning game drive before breakfast. After breakfast we will return to the Mara River crossing points where the Wildebeast and Zebra migration take place. Return for lunch. Evening game drive to visit the many Lion prides near the Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Ashnel Tented Camp.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Wednesday, August 16, 2023

Serengeti & Masai Mara

An early morning game drive before breakfast our on the Savana watching the heard of Wildbeest and Zebra. After breakfast we will continue to observe multitude of animals in the Mara - Serengeti Eco System; Lions, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Elephants, Cape Buffalo and many species of antelope. Return for lunch. Evening game drive to catch more of the wildlife and the amazing sunset on the Mara for the last time. Dinner and overnight at Ashnel Tented Camp.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Thursday, August 17, 2023

Nairobi

Early morning game drive, return for breakfast. After breakfast we will pack and drive to Nairobi. In route to Nairobi we will stop at Lake Naivasha and take a boat ride to see the hippos. We continue our fascinating drive through local villages and townships to Kenya's capital city, Nairobi. We will check into the Naivasha Simba Lodge for one overnight in Nairobi. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11: Friday, August 18, 2022

Nairobi

This day will be spent in Nairobi. We will go to an elephant orphanage, giraffe center and the Karen Blixen home from "Out of Africa". If time allows we will stop at an open market in Kenya prior to dinner. After dinner we will be transferred to the International Airport for our flight home. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Saturday, August 19, 2023

Nairobi-USA

Arrive home in the USA

Meals : In-flight

Price Includes-

  • Comprehensive Africa Safari as outlined
  • Deluxe and First class hotels, lodges, and resorts as listed
  • Kenya domestic airfare
  • Daily game viewing whilst at the game parks
  • Boat ride and animal viewing on Lake Naivasha
  • Visit to authentic native Samburu tribe village
  • All meals listed
  • Expert local guides
  • Ground transportation as per itinerary
  • Small group with no more than four guests per safari vehicle

Price Does Not Include-

  • International air to/from Nairobi
  • Kenya tourist visa and covid test, if required
  • Anything not specifically listed as included
  • Bottled water is available with all meals. All other drinks are at individual expense. 
  • Anything of purely a personal nature
  • Driver/guide gratuities (Suggested hotel, driver, and guide gratuities of $170 are in addition to the safari cost and will be collected with final payment.)

Payment Terms-

  • $1,500 per person NON REFUNDABLE deposit due at time of booking
  • Final Payment is due February 1, 2023
  • Single supplement +$799.00

Tour Manager: Megan Shouse

Tour ID:9223H08