Great Wildlife Migration

This is a 12 days tour available from June to August. It is possible to visit in May and September but not advisable. For inquiries, please fill in the form and we will contact you for booking and payment.

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About Kenya: Kenya lies on the Earth’s equator and derives its fame from the variety of landscapes and climates it possesses, including its savannahs, majestic mountains and 48 wildlife parks and reserves in total. This East African country has at least 40 different ethnic groups, and even tribes that still wear traditional jewelry and body ornamentation in celebration of special occasions.

About Tanzania: Tanzania is well known for its exotic wildlife and fascinating geographical landscapes. It is steeped in historical and geographical significance, as it boasts ownership of the tallest free standing mountain in the world, Mount Kilimanjaro (with a height of 5895 metres), the world’s largest volcanic crater, Ngorongoro, (with a diameter of 19kms and and depth of 600 metres) and even the earliest discovery of the human skull in the world, in Oldupai Gorge.

I T I N E R A R Y

 

Day 01: SINGAPORE-MUMBAI-NAIROBI                 ONBOARD

Upon safe arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, be greeted with the traditional Kenyan expression of joy and happiness – a welcome presentation of bubbly, wet towels, an authentic Safari hat and canvas pouch of Safari essentials. Check into your hotel and overnight in Nairobi to rest up for an early start the next day.

Day 02: NARIOBI-LAKE BOGORIA NATIONAL RESERVE                     BLD

After breakfast, depart on a scenic drive to the floor of the Great Rift Valley with its spectacular views of the valley below, to Lake Bogoria National Reserve, arriving in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, head out for a Safari Game Drive to the alkaline lake for the opportunity to catch the massive flocks of flamingos who feed at the lake, and 135 other species of birds found in the area, including raptors such as the tawny eagles that prey on the flamingos, little grebe, pratincole, swift, little bee-eater, Cape wigeon, yellow-billed stork, African spoonbill, augur buzzard, gabar goshawk, water dikkop, great tit, starling, hornbill and crombec. The reserve is also home to a herd of the relatively uncommon Greater Kudu. Other large mammals include buffalo, zebra, cheetah, baboon, warthog, caracal, spotted hyena, impala and dik dik.

Day 03: LAKE BOGORIA-MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE                           BLD

After an early breakfast, head for the Masai Mara National Reserve – the only region left in Kenya where you may view animals in the same super-abundance as existed a century ago.

After lunch, embark on a long-anticipated Safari Game Drive in the vast expanse of the reserve teeming with game, where rolling plains and grasslands stretch across the horizon as far as the eye can see. The Masai Mara never disappoints, but contrarily, always far surpasses expectations of its reputation for being the ‘granary’ of wildlife in

Kenya – being home to the Big 5 – the majestic black-manned lion, the elusive leopard, massive herds of savannah elephants, buffalo and rhinoceros.

Day 04 and 05: MASAI MARA GAME RESERVE                             BLD                                                                                         

Spend the day in the Masai Mara with morning and afternoon Safari Game Drives and be awed by this expansive reserve at the northern-most extension of the Serengeti, that is ranked as one of Africa’s most wildlife bio-diverse protected areas, teeming with thundering herds of zebra, migrating wildebeests, stately giraffes, vast bulk of elephants, rhinoceros, spotted & stripped hyenas, fleet-footed cheetahs, as well as the angled-horned topi, broad shadow-striped Burchell’s zebra, Maasai giraffe donned in jagged blotches that extend to its hooves, and countless other enthralling wildlife.ASAI MARA GAME RESERVE                                                      

Day 06: MASAI MARA-SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK                               BLD

An early start takes you south towards Isebania and Sirari – the border towns of Kenya and Tanzania. Across the border, tuck into a whimsical picnic lunch at a scenic stop.

Once in the Serengeti, the thrill of the hunt begins with the Game Drive Safari en-route to the lodge. Spanning 14,763 square kilometres, world-famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges, stretching as far as Lake Victoria to the West, with vegetation ranging from short and long grass plains in the south, to acacia savannah in the centre, and wooded grasslands concentrated around the tributaries of the Grumeti and the Mara rivers in the park and the western corridor is a region of wooded highland and extensive plains reaching the edge of Lake Victoria. Arrive at the lodge in time for dinner.

Day 07 and 08: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK                       BLD

Bask in the early morning and evening light of the Serengeti, when the landscape is unbelievably beautiful, on morning and afternoon Safari Game Drives. The ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, with over three million large mammals, and is the sanctuary of an estimated four million different animals and birds. Wildlife that roam the vast plains include lions (adult males of Serengeti with characteristic black manes), cheetahs, hunting dogs, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, topis, warthogs, hunting dogs and spotted hyena among others.

Watch hundreds of predators roam the vast savannah plains with a high density of cheetahs in the south. The Serengeti also boasts hundreds of bird species – among them are the out-sized ostrich, bizarre secretary bird, and black eagles that soar effortlessly

above the Lobo Hills. The word ‘serenget’ means endless plains, where millions of plains game like wildebeest, zebra, impala feed and breed in the thousands in preparation for the annual migration north to the Mara.

Day 09: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK-OLDUPAI GORGE-NGORONGORO CRATER                      BLD

Depart for the Oldupai Gorge where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6 million years old were found. Let the on-site specialist guide fascinate you with his interpretation of the gorge. Then, head towards the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, taking occasional stops to revel in the strikingly dramatic immensity of the captivating vista unfolding before your eyes, and let the breath-taking Eden-like aesthetics knock you off your feet.

Descend some 600 metres into the Ngorongoro Crater – home to an abundance of wildlife, and a photogenic paradise. Spend the afternoon basking in the phenomenal panoramic views of the crater – the largest unbroken caldera in the world, described as one of the world’s great natural wonders. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano, but its cone collapsed, forming the crater 610 metres deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, covering an area of 311 square kilometres.

The intact crater teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor – prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, giraffes, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard, spotted hyena and hundreds of bird species refreshing in the small lakes of the crater.

Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exists inside a region this size. Apart from its diverse wildlife, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area.

Incredibly, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, but is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammals lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino. The crater features some of the densest population of predators in Africa, topped with the curious phenomenon of the crater elephants being mostly bulls! The birdlife, including the flamingo, is seasonal, and affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor.

Day 10: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION-MANYARA NATIONAL PARK                 BLD

An Afternoon Game Drive Safari to Lake Manyara takes you in search of photo opportunities of the famous tree-climbing lions, amidst blue monkeys scampering nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck treading warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honking cacophonously in the high canopy. Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai SteZppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance.

Day 11: LAKE MANYARA-AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK                BLD

Depart for Amboseli National Park, heading towards Namanga, the border town of Kenya and Tanzanian. After clearing customs and immigration, continue to Amboseli National Park, which provides the classic Hollywood image of Africa amidst the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Arrive for check-in and lunch, depart for an afternoon Game Drive Safari in the scenic game park and be awed by the spectacular scenery – being one of the best places for a photogenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro; which, weather permitting, is next to none. Even set in rolling savannah splendour, the park is dwarfed by the presence of the pinktinged, snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing volcanic mountain in the world and topped by one fifth of all the ice in Africa. Against this magnificent backdrop roam vast herds of giant elephant accompanied by a kaleidoscope of other fabulous beasts – lion, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, baboon, gazelle hippo and wildebeest. Amboseli National Park is also an ornithological paradise with over 400 species of birds, all manner of reptilian, flora and fauna and some of the most soul-searing views in Africa.

Day 12: AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK-NAIROBI               BL, ONBOARD

Depart for a final Morning Game Drive Safari to catch the animals that may have been elusive in days past. Returning to the lodge for breakfast and relish the final bittersweet moments of your Adventure Safari in the wilderness as you head back to Nairobi – with all your special memories captured on camera and in the deepest recesses of your soul, to immortalise your experience. Head to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your safe flight home.

Day 13: NAIROBI-MUMBAI-SINGAPORE               ONBOARD

With your safe night arrival in Singapore, we hope you have had the Adventure of a Lifetime, and look forward to bringing you more of the best Africa has to offer on our African Adventure Safaris.


 

Hotels Envisaged:

Region Nairobi Lake Bogoria Masai Mara Serengeti Ngorongoro Lake Manyara Amboseli
Superior Sarova Stanley Lake Bogoria Spa Resort Masai Mara Sopa Lodge Serengeti Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli Sopa Lodge
Deluxe Serena Nairobi Lake Bogoria Spa Resort Mara Serena Safari Lodge Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Luxury Serena Nairobi Lake Bogoria Spa Resort Mara Ngenche Luxury Tented Camp Serengeti Pioneer Camp Neptune Ngorongoro Exploreans Lodge Escarpment Luxury Lodge Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge

Hotels Subject to availability

 

Land Tour Cost Includes Land Tour Cost Excludes
  1. Pre-Departure Briefing & Travel Booklet
  2. Traditional Kenyan welcome at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  3. Private use of specially designed 4x4wd safari land cruiser whilst on Safari
  4. Services of a Professional English Speaking Guide-Driver
  5. All Accommodation, Full-Board Meals and Activities as specified in the itinerary
  6. All Park Entry Tickets to: Maasai Mara Game Reserve, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Manyara National park and Amboseli National park.
  7. Oldupai Gorge visit where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6million years old were found.
  8. Visit to the 600 metre crater, home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise.
  9. Unlimited bottled water supplied in your safari vehicle during your game drives, transfers etc.
  1. Kenya Airways International Flights
  2. Airport taxes & surcharges and Travel Visa Fees.
  3. Travel Insurance – we strongly recommend that comprehensive travel insurance be purchased for the duration of your journey to protect against any missed or delayed flights, illnesses etc. that may cause cancellation of your travel plans.
  4. Gratuities & Tips to Guide-Driver, Hotel Staff & Porters, Restaurant Crew etc. Recommended at USD5 to USD10 per person per day, porterage at USD2.00 per piece of luggage.
  5. All Personal Expenses for Drinks, Laundry, Telephone, Gratuities, Shopping etc.
  6. Any services and expenses not expressly specified above

 

Land only cost per person in SGD:

Hotels 2-to-Go 4-to-Go 6-to-Go Single Supplement
Superior S$ 9,972 S$ 7,970 S$ 7,303 S$ 924
Deluxe S$ 10,984 S$ 9,028 S$ 8,372 S$ 1,272
Luxury S$ 13,468 S$ 11,488 S$ 10,833 S$ 3,591

Rates quoted in Singapore Dollars conditional upon the minimum number of Adult Twin-Sharing Guests stipulated.

Single supplement: The Single Room Occupant will pay the rate indicated for the Twin-Sharing number of members in the group, and the Single Supplement.

Reservation: No bookings have been made at the time of this proposal. All items are subject to availability at the time of booking. Confirmation on all items must be secured with full payment. In the event any item is unavailable, the best alternative will be provided to ensure that the quality of your Adventure Safari experience is not compromised.

 

Optional Activities Per Guest
Hot Air Balloon Safari S$720
Masaai Village Visit S$60

Optional: Hot Air Balloon Safari – Savouring the wildlife and savannah plains from the sky is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Beginning just before dawn, flames from the hot air balloon burners light the darkness as the crew inflate their craft. As the first pink tongues of sunlight flicker across the skies, ascend, suspended in a basket beneath the rainbow-coloured canopy, for a Safari Adventure from a different perspective. Apart from the occasional hiss of the burners, a lion’s roar, elephants crashing through the bush, baboons perched in the tips of the trees startled and screeching to see something above them, the flight above the plains is magically silent. At the end of the flight, indulge in a champagne breakfast in the bush, complete with flowers, China and crystal set out on the table under an acacia tree. The finishing touch is a Game Drive Safari on the way back to the lodge with the possibility of encountering the same pride of lions or herd of elephants sighted earlier from your bird’s eye view. A flight certificate is issued on completion of the balloon safari.

Optional: Masaai Village Visit – Journey down the path of cultural discovery at a traditional Masai Manyatta, to experience the rich heritage of this world-famous

community, the Maasai, who still live today as did early man. Be embraced by the warm hospitality of the nomadic people and immerse in their way of life as you gain intriguing insights into their curious customs and age-old traditions.

Options are available both in the Masai Mara and the Serengeti.