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Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

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Safari: Kenya, Tanzania

Spectacular July to September Wildebeest River Crossings (10 days)

Experience one of Africa's greatest spectacles – smell the dust and hear the noise of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River in an epic struggle for survival

This safari puts you in the right place at the right time and follows the Great Migration's movement from south of the Serengeti to north of the Masai Mara. This journey spns both sides of the Mara river which greatly increases your chances of seeing the famous river crossings and the predator interaction that accompanies this whirlwind adventure. This journey is best traveled between July and the end of September when you can become part of the greatest show on earth, what every migration enthusiast is after. 

* You can combine the migration on the Southern Serengeti pains with the Masai Mara, on request. This is an equally good itinerary and is best traveled during February and March each year. Please contact us if this time of year is better for you.

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Estimated cost per person for a 10 -day safari like this, depending on the season.
International flights not included.
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What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

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1

Arrival in Arusha

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you'll be met and transferred to the small town of Arusha, the safari hub of Tanzania.
  • Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge with a late dinner and breakfast included.

Meals: Dinner and breakfast
Transport: Included

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2

Sabora Plains | Serengeti

  • After breakfast, you'll be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight into the Serengeti. Fly over the Great Rift Valley’s Gregory Rift, across the Ngorongoro Highlands and on to the Serengeti’s Western Corridor where the wildebeest herds congregate at this time of year.
  • Enjoy lunch at Sasakwa Lodge and your first game drive into the wilderness on your way to Sabora Plains Camp.
  • Overnight at Sabora, with meals, drinks and game drives included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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3

Sabora Plains | Grumeti River

  • This is your first full day in the heart of the Serengeti. Sabora is the best place to find the herds during the beginning of the dry season because it gives you access to the northern banks of the Grumeti River.
  • Enjoy your drives with your camp vehicle and maybe have a post-lunch game of tennis before settling down for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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4

Enjoy lunch at Sasakwa

  • Spend your last day at Sabora witnessing the Great Migration as well as stalking big cats. 
  • Other activities include a horseback safari or guided walk, all inclusive in your Sabora options. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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5

Olakira Camp | Mara River

  • Start with a short flight to the northern Serengeti from the Grumeti Reserve's airstrip at Sasakwa, and head towards the front-end of the migration where you should be perfectly located on the banks of the Mara River on the Serengeti side. 
  • Arrive at the camp for lunch and enjoy your first afternoon waiting for some river crossings. Overnight at Olakira Camp, with meals, drinks and drives included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Flight included, lodge vehicle on game package

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6

Olakira Camp | Mara River

  • Enjoy a full day along the Mara River, exploring the northern and southern banks, waiting for possible crossings. Watch the energy build until the final amazing crossing of the river. Enjoy excellent views of the southern Masai Mara plains towards the north and beautiful sunsets towards the west. 
  • Enjoy a beautiful African sunset with sundowners.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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7

Olakira Camp | Mara River

  • This will be your last day on the Tanzanian side of the Mara River. If you weren't lucky enough to see any river crossings on the previous two days, we've included this day to ensure that you spend enough time on the river bank. There are many other species such as leopard, lion, cheetah and even rhino that you may be lucky to see in this secluded corner of the northern Serengeti.
  • Enjoy sundowners around the camp fire and reminisce about the past three days before we leave for the Masai Mara. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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8

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara

  • A flight via the two little border towns of Tarime and Migori will get you into Kenya’s Masai Mara. You'll arrive at Ol Kiombo airstrip in the heart of the Mara where your driver-guide from Rekero Camp will fetch you.
  • The camp is on the Talek River, close to the confluence of the Mara and is ideally located for the best of what the Masai Mara has to offer. Explore the Mara River for more crossings in the afternoon or explore the famous paradise plains and Musiara Swamp to the north west.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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9

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara

  • Spend a full day exploring the Masai Mara and you'll soon realise why this reserve is so highly regarded; lots of big cats and other predators roam the plains.
  • Rekero's location is perfect, away from the traffic of the Mara Triangle but close enough to the Mara River to be in the thick of things if there's a build-up of zebra and wildebeest.
  • We suggest you divide your time between the migration and looking for predator interactions, which should be plentiful at this time of year. 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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10

Rekero Camp | Masai Mara

  • Enjoy your last full day in the Masai Mara with good sightings and interaction. 
  • Sip your last drink around the camp fire in the Masai Mara.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Lodge vehicle on game package

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11

End of Journey

Your flight to Nairobi departs in the late morning; you'll arrive at Wilson airport and transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International for your flight home

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