The Great Migration: Kenya & Tanzania
Africa's supreme wildlife spectacle, the wildebeest migration is the story of three million animals’ relentless journey across the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti. This is nature at its visceral best.
As sensory overloads go, there’s little to match the migrations. The constant noise, the dust in the air, the smell of hundreds of thousands of animals on the move. You can quite literally feel the earth vibrating through the soles of your feet, see water trembling in your glass. Periods of calm erupt without warning into extreme tension as the wildebeest travel in search of life-giving water and fresh green grass.
The most famous spot to witness the migration is in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park when the animals swarm up north to the Maasai Mara. With the weather directing the herds in their never-ending search for grass, you can enjoy this spectacle year-round.
If wanting to spot the iconic river crossing, head to Kenya's Maasai Mara in mid-July - October. You'll have the best chance of seeing masses of frenzied animals plunging down riverbanks into crocodile-filled waters. It's an incredible sight.
Though we can customize any trip to East Africa around seeing the Great Migration, below are our top five ways to experience it.
Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti
Let us take you on an extraordinary journey through northern Tanzania, where you’ll witness spellbinding landscapes and encounter astonishing wildlife throughout your trip. We’ve hand selected some of the most highly regarded luxury camps in the country, to make sure every aspect of the trip promises unparalleled experiences, expert guiding and...
Laikipia, Masai Mara & Nairobi
Astonishing wildlife, limitless landscapes and once-in-a-lifetime experiences. This guided tour in Kenya is a sensational combination for travelers who enjoy the finer things in life. We’ve hand-selected luxury camps and secured a stay at the world-famous Giraffe Manor so you can enjoy unparalleled memories coupled with seamless service.
Exceptional Kenya and Tanzania
Maasai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater
Discover the best of east Africa on this exciting safari itinerary, combining some of Kenya and Tanzania's finest national parks. Explore wide open savannah and endless grassy plains on game drives and walking safari. Our luxury Kenya safari tours are topped off with the very best lodges and safari camps for you to rest your head.
Limitless Kenya and Seychelles
Maasai Mara, Kenya & Mahe, Seychelles
Delve into this jaw-dropping adventure through Kenya’s unique landscape with indulgent experiences. Thanks to incredible game viewing at Angama Mara and accommodation at the stunning family home of Arijiju, you'll have the perfect set-up for a "big five" adventure. Your luxury stay finishes on the opulent Desroches Island in the Seychelles.
Limitless Tanzania and Rwanda
Serengeti & Volcanoes National Park
Visit the sprawling plains of the Serengeti and come face to face with a curious mountain gorilla, all the while enjoying the full Singita Experience. Singita is never your average safari camp. Well known for impeccable service, exquisite detail and stunning furnishings, this combination is the perfect option for those looking to travel in ultimate...