Migration, Lake and Crater Safari
Home of classical safari, explore the best known landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania
Home of classical safari, explore the best known landscapes of Kenya and Tanzania. Begin your adventure among the rolling hills of the Masai Mara, renowned as the home of one of the world’s most spectacular natural phenomena, the Great Migration. Follow in the path of the vast wildebeest herds as you travel to the famous Serengeti National Park, where some of Africa’s largest crocodile lurk in the Grumeti River, and watch the daily dramas of its resident wildlife unravel in front of your eyes. Picturesque and diverse, Lake Manyara National Park is yet another icon of African safari, known for its tree climbing lion and the magnificence of its Rift Valley landscapes. The world’s biggest caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater is shrouded in legend and myth. A staggering concentration of wildlife inhabits the floor of this extinct volcano, while the Crater’s rim provides exceptional views over the breath-taking landscape.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE ITINERARY:
- Exceptional game viewing in the renowned Serengeti National Park & Masai Mara National Park
- Peering over the edge of the world’s largest intact caldera in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Excellent photographic opportunities in the world renowned Masai Mara National Park.
- Engaging with the vibrant, friendly staff and guides of &Beyond
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR ADVENTURE:
- Dine under the stars
- Walk in the first footsteps of our ancestors in the Cradle of Mankind at Olduvai Gorge
- Glide high above the Serengeti/Masai Mara on a Hot-air balloon safari
- Dance in a Maasai Village and make new friends
- Shake off the safari dust and add to your Tanzanian adventure with a 4 or more night’s stay on idyllic &Beyond Mnemba Island.
SPECIALLY CREATED FOR:
- Food and Wine lovers
- Wildlife enthusiasts
- Keen safari-goers
- Ultimate luxury, exclusive type traveller
Migration, Lake and Crater Safari
Upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you will be met by an &Beyond representative and assisted onto your transfer to Wilson Airport for your scheduled SafariLink flight to Kichwa Airstrip. On arrival at the airstrip, you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Bateleur Camp and transferred to the lodge.
Blessed with an astounding year-round concentration of animals and the climax of the Great Migration, Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve provides an unsurpassed wildlife experience. Covering an area of 1 510 km2, the Masai Mara is a land of breathtaking vistas, abundant wildlife, and endless plains. The Reserve is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and cheetah alongside the migratory wildebeest and zebra. Leopards are frequently encountered, endangered black rhino find retreat in dense thickets, and large rafts of hippo and enormous crocodiles are found in the Mara River. The Mara is also home to over 450 bird species. Situated in the &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Private Concession, which neighbours the Masai Mara, &Beyond Bateleur Camp offers world-class accommodation in the African bush. Meaning “head of the elephant” in Kiswahili, Kichwa Tembo is located on private land leased from Maasai landlords in the remote western Mara – almost exclusively explored by fly-in guests. In addition to the excellent concentration of animals, Kichwa Tembo lies directly in the path of Africa’s spectacular Great Migration.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Bateleur Camp in a luxury ensuite tent. Your stay includes Meals, soft drinks, house wine, local brand spirits and beers (excluding premium brands), tea and coffee, scheduled activities and laundry.
Depart the Masai Mara on your scheduled SafariLink flight to Wilson Airport, for your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will depart on your scheduled flight to Manyara airstrip where you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge who will transfer you by game drive to the lodge.
Lake Manyara National Park in Tanzania offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Here, the Great Rift Valley is at its most impressive, with the escarpment dropping some 500 metres down to the lakeshore. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes. Troops of several hundred olive baboon appear alongside Sykes monkey and short-eared galago. Cape clawless otter, Egyptian mongoose, hippo and klipspringer are other park residents.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in a tree house. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines, and local brand spirits. Night game drives can be arranged at additional charge. Please note that the camp requires 24 hours notice to do the night drive.
Depart on your road transfer to Manyara Airstrip where you will be met by a representative from &Beyond Ngrorongoro Crater Lodge and transferred to the lodge.
The Ngorongoro Crater in Northern Tanzania, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 m deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Endangered black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. An estimated 25 000 large mammals are resident in this bowl of plenty, including a population of approximately 6 000 resident wildebeest, 16 highly endangered black rhino and around 70 lions. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, consistently recognised as one of the world’s most luxurious and elegant places to stay, sits right on the edge of the Crater, offering unbeatable views of one of the natural travel wonders of the world.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge in a suite. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines and local brand spirits.
Depart by road transfer to Manyara Airstrip to board your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Grumeti airstrip for &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp.
Serengeti National Park boasts 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the remote western reaches of the Park, on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. Tucked into a strip of riverine forest, guests thrill to the antics of resident hippo and spectacular pied colobus monkeys (found nowhere else in the Serengeti). Every year in June and July, Africa’s annual Great Migration passes through Grumeti, and hundreds upon thousands of wildebeest, zebra and other herbivores cross the Grumeti River, risking the jaws of some of Africa’s largest crocodiles.
Spend two nights at &Beyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp in an ensuite tent. Your stay includes accommodation, meals, scheduled activities, laundry, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and return airstrip transfers (Grumeti Airstrip).
This morning you will depart on your scheduled Coastal Aviation flight to Kilimanjaro Airport, here you will connect to your scheduled SafariLink flight to Wilson Airport You will be met on arrival at Wilson Airport by a member of the &Beyond team who will assist you with a road transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your outbound flight.
ADDITIONAL SUGGESTED ACTIVITIES
EXPLORING LAKE MANYARA BY BICYCLE
Guests visiting &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge can enjoy a scenic bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community, hosted throughout by an expert &Beyond guide. After a quick game drive to Mayoka, located just 4 km south of the Lodge, you will collect your bicycle and embark on your journey. Cycle through this bustling village and interact with the friendly people. You might even encounter the nomadic Mang’ati tribe (also known as the Datooga tribe), adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, skirts and colourful beads.
A picturesque bike ride will then bring you to the lakeshore, where you can admire the bright pink flocks of flamingoes. If the birds are close enough, then strap on some gumboots and walk out to observe and photograph the birds. As they fly overhead, watch the pink cloud as it floats over you. Definitely something for the bucket list! All proceeds from this adventure go directly to the Mayoka community.
SKYSHIP BALLOON SAFARI
Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Masai Mara National Reserve on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. Pass over endless plains, sail over the dramatic Mara River, watch wildlife traverse verdant swaps and cruise past flourishing forests – this adventure is truly worthwhile!
Migration, Lake and Crater Safari
INCLUDED IN THE RATE
- Meet and Greet service at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
- All scheduled road transfers:
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport / Wilson Airport
Manyara Airstrip / &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
&Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge / Manyara Airstrip
Manyara Airstrip / &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge / Manyara Airstrip
Wilson Airport / Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
- All scheduled flights:
Wilson Airport / Kichwa Airstrip
Kichwa Airstrip / Wilson Airport
Wilson Airport / Kilimanjaro Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport / Manyara Airstrip
Manyara Airstrip / Grumeti Airstrip
Grumeti Airstrip / Kilimanjaro Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport / Wilson Airport
- Tanzania National park fees
- Kenya National Park Fees
- Emergency medical evacuation insurance
- Administration fee
Migration, Lake and Crater Safari