Africa and the Great Migration Safari 2022

Dates August 9-20, 2022
Destination Nairobi, Kenya Ol Pejeta, Kenya Masai Mara, Kenya United States
Duration 12 days 11 nights
Price From 6,579


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.

Day 1: Tuesday, August 9, 2022

USA-Nairobi, Kenya

Leave home for Kenya, or travel to Europe before our safari and fly to Nairobi to arrive and join our group on day 2.

Meals : In-flight
Day 2: Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Arrive Nairobi

Welcome greeting at the airport. Transfer to our hotel. Balance of the day free. Overnight in Nairobi. 

Meals : In-flight
Day 3: Thursday, August 11, 2022

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 getting settled we will enjoy our first 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. Overnight at Samburu Simba Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Friday, August 12, 2022

Samburu

We follow a typical game viewing schedule each day throughout our safari experience including three or more game drives each day, excluding travel days. Early morning fame drive, back to the lodge for breakfast and a short rest, then back out to the savannah for a late morning/early afternoon game drive. We return to the lodge for lunch and a free afternoon at leisure. Optional visit to authentic native Samburu tribe 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 13, 2022

Samburu & Ol Pejeta

After breakfast and a morning game drive, 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 14, 2022

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. We also visit the Ol Pejeta Conservancy at Laikipia to observe the last two remaining white rhinos on earth. Unfortunately, both are females and when they die, this species will be extinct...forever. Sadly, many animals, including the Northern White Rhino, have been decimated by poaching. Overnight at Sweetwaters Lodge. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Monday August 15, 2022

Ol Pejeta, Serengeti, Masai Mara

Following a morning game drive and breakfast, we leave for the Serengeti and Masia Mara. We fly from Ol Pejeta to the "Mara" by Otter Bush Plane with sweeping, panoramic views en route. The Masai Mara is located on teh great Serengeti Plains, grassy plains and rolling hills crossed by the Mara and Talek rivers. We will take our first Masai Mara and Serengeti game drive late this afternoon. "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! Overnight at Ashnil Camp Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Serengeti & Masai Mara

Full-day game drive with a picnic lunch on the Mara that takes us to the Mara River crossing points where the wildebeast and zebra migration take place. It is a gauntlet run with crocodiles waiting in the river and lions hiding in the bush forming an ambush on the opposite side where life supports another life. Lunch is served near the hippo pools. We return to the lodge at dusk. FYI, the Ashnil Camp Lodge is located on the Mara River and provides great animal viewing lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffe, wildebeast, zebras, crocodiles, hippo, buffalo, and the rare black rhino are particularly plentiful in the Mara. Over night at Ashnil Camp Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Serengeti & Masai Mara

An early morning game drive takes us to the Mara as animals become active. We return to our lodge for breakfast followed by a second morning game drive. Our afternoon is at leisure with an optional Masai village visit after lunch. Late afternoon and early evening game drives tend to be particularly exciting as animals tend to sleep during the warm afternoons, but become quite active and mobile in the late afternoon. Overnight at Ashnil Camp Lodge.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Thursday, August 18, 2022

Serengeti, Masai Mara, Lake Naivasha, Nairobi

Following our early morning game drive on the Serengeti and Masai Mara, we pack and leave for Lake Naivasha. We enjoy a boat ride to see the hippos that inhabit the lake, along with herds of giraffe and zebra in abundance along the lake shores. This really is a beautiful area. We continue our fascinating drive through local villages and townships to Kenya's capital city, Nairobi. Overnight in Nairobi. 

Meals : Breakfast
Day 11, Friday, August 19, 2022

Nairobi

After breakfast, we spend the day in and around Nairobi. Today we visit the Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center, Crocodile Farm, and the Karen Blixen home from "Out of Africa". Tonight, we enjoy a special farewell dinner at Carnivores, Nairobi's most popular restaurant. After dinner, we transfer to the Nairobi International Airport for our return flights home. Late evening departure. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12: Saturday, August 20, 2022

Nairobi-USA

Arrive home. Or extend your holiday in Europe, New York City, the East Coast, or elsewhere on you way home. 

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 deposit due at time of booking
  • Final Payment is due February 1, 2022
  • Single supplement +$799.00