Fly Over the Migration (14 Days Safari)

Safari Description
Our most comprehensive and perhaps the most popular safari we offer, the East African Wildlife Luxury Safari Kenya & Tanzania Flying 14 Days is a magnificent journey through Kenya and Tanzania, with luxuriously long stays in each game park, (Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Masai Mara Game Reserve) abundant time for rich wildlife viewing sessions and five exhilarating flights to expedite travel from one game park to another.

Experience the unequaled combination of two African nations, Kenya and Tanzania, with excellent game viewing at the top parks and reserves of both countries.



Detailed Safari Itinerary

Day 1
United States or Canada – Europe

We board our flight and enjoy the anticipation of Africa.

Day 2
Europe – Nairobi

Touching down in Nairobi, we are whisked to the Nairobi Serena Hotel, the legendary starting point for grand safaris since the days of the earliest explorers.

Overnight at the Nairobi Serena Hotel
Meal Plan {Bed & Breakfast}

Day 3
Nairobi – Drive to Amboseli National Park
Set off on safari this morning, driving south towards to the bush country of Amboseli National Park, where dramatic views of Mount Kilimanjaro dominate every vista. Amboseli is famous for its tranquil beauty and easily approachable wildlife—an excellent way to begin our game viewing expeditions. After lunch and a chance to settle in, your afternoon is spent game viewing in this photogenic area. This evening, enjoy a special welcome dinner and safari briefing.

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4
Amboseli National Park
Leaving your lodge early this morning, you have a full day of game viewing in this area. At dawn, all the animals are moving, making this the most exciting time to view wildlife. Watch for elephant, zebra and wildebeest along the saltpan trails. Swamps and springs form permanent watering places for the wildlife in times of drought.

The middle of the day is at leisure to relax before setting off in the late afternoon for a game drive. This is an ideal time of day to see predators as they begin to stir from the shade and roam onto the plains in search of prey.

Overnight at Amboseli Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5
Amboseli – Drive to Arusha, Tanzania – Drive to Lake Manyara National Park
Drive across the border into Tanzania, arriving in Arusha in time for lunch. Later, continue on to your next lodge, located in the Lake Manyara region. Lake Manyara, one of a chain of lakes in Africa's Great Rift Valley, is nestled at the foot of a spectacular 2,000-foot escarpment decorated by magnificent forests of towering mahogany trees and giant figs.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 6
Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
This morning, enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. With its verdant foliage and variety of bird life, the park resembles a tropical rainforest. At the conclusion of your game drive, continue by road to quaint Gibb's Farm for a farm-fresh lunch. Afterward, a lovely drive takes us to Ngorongoro Crater, where our lodge sits dramatically on the rim of the crater, revealing an awesome panorama of the world’s largest, unflooded and unbroken caldera.

Overnight at Lake Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater
Drive down into the Ngorongoro Crater. The entire Conservation Area is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its geological and ecological importance. Up to 12 miles in diameter, the crater's grass prairies are an ideal haven for animals, and you may see lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest and gazelle. Even the rare and elusive black rhinoceros, one of Africa's most endangered species, is a resident here. Following a picnic lunch in the crater, visit a Masai Village to gain insight into this fascinating culture.

Overnight at Lake Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 8
Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
This morning, drive to the vast Serengeti plains. On your way, stop at Olduvai Gorge where the Leakey family discovered many fossilized remnants of human ancestors. Descend to the gorge and enjoy a privately guided visit of this renowned archaeological site.

From here, continue your drive into the arid and spectacular country of Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti  deep in the heart of the largest and most diverse migration corridor in the world. Wild beasts, creatures of every size and description, flood the savannah in droves…herds of mammoth elephant, the stately giraffe and the lumbering rhino all mix together alongside the more diminutive inhabitants…the delicate antelope, bulky wildebeest and the comical warthog. And we hope to see it all!

Overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 9
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti's breathtaking panorama of plains, rivers and rocky outcroppings reveal resident populations of wildlife. Spend your day on morning and afternoon safaris searching for large predators including lion, leopard, cheetah and their herbivorous prey.

Overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 10
Serengeti – Fly to Arusha – Fly to Nairobi Fly to Masai Mara Game Reserve
We fly to the Mara via Arusha and Nairobi, and here we find the Old Africa of the movies, with rolling grasslands dotted by acacia trees and sweeping plains teeming with wildlife. No matter how much you have thought about Africa, this is more than you expected—and the ideal backdrop for a hot air balloon expedition.

A vast expanse of the Serengeti Plain rich in wildlife, the Masai Mara is the height of your safari. The action never seems to stop, and the chain of command begins with the Mara's lion population, the largest in the country, which presents excellent photographic opportunities.

Overnight at the Mara Intrepids Club
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 11& 12
Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend two days in the Mara, an essential part of the Serengeti ecosystem and the destination of the annual wildebeest migration. Your final evening in the Mara concludes with a special farewell dinner. You will also have an opportunity to visit and support a local primary school.

Overnight at the Mara Intrepids Club
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Days 13
Masai Mara – Fly Nairobi – Fly Europe
We spend a last morning in the bush admiring un spoilt Africa, preparing to return to civilization. Fly to Nairobi. Arrive mid-morning in Nairobi, dayrooms for relaxing, then we fly home later, depart on your international flight.
Fairmont The Norfolk (dayroom)
Meal Plan {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 14
Europe – USA or Canada 

Connect with your homebound flight. Fly home.

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