8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari

8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari

8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari is a safari to some of the most scenic wildlife viewing destinations in Kenya and Tanzania as well as staying in luxury camps and lodges in different national parks like Masai Mara national reserve, Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara national park and the Ngorongoro conservation area.

You will take flights from Nairobi to Masai Mara national reserve, from Masai Mara national reserve to Serengeti national park, from Serengeti national park to Lake Manyara national park and then on the last day of your 8 days luxury migration safari, you will fly from Kilimanjaro international airport back to Nairobi.

During your 8 days luxury migration safari, you will also enjoy the wildebeest migration which is a natural wonder that involves movement of over 2 million wildebeest between Serengeti national park and Masai Mara national reserve annually.

The big 5 are among the wildlife species you will see during your 8 days luxury migration safari as well as different bird species such as flamingos. The safari will begin and end in Nairobi as in the itinerary below;

Safari highlights of the 8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari

  • Day 1; pick up in Nairobi and flight to Masai Mara national reserve 
  • Day 2 and Day 3; full day in Masai Mara national reserve
  • Day 4; flight to Serengeti national park
  • Day 5; full day in Serengeti national park
  • Day 6; flight to Lake Manyara national park
  • Day 7; drive to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 8; drive to Arusha and flight to Nairobi 

Detailed itinerary 

Day 1; pick up in Nairobi and flight to Masai Mara national reserve 

Your guide will pick you up from Jomo Kenyatta international airport and welcome you for your 8 days luxury migration safari and drive you to Wilson airport where you will catch a flight to Masai Mara national reserve. You will be picked up from the airstrip and then continue your drive to your lodge where you will enjoy views of the plains and different wildlife species.

You will also engage in a guided nature walk and an afternoon game drive as you enjoy seeing various wildlife species such as the big 5 like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. You will also see wildlife species such as antelopes, zebras, wildebeests, gazelles, cheetahs, topi, elands, reedbucks, impalas, giraffes among others during your game drive in Masai Mara national reserve. You will have dinner and spend the night at Mara Serena lodge.

Day 2 and Day 3; full day in Masai Mara national reserve

You will enjoy seeing various wildlife species during your morning and afternoon game drives in Masai Mara national reserve. The wildebeest migration is a beautiful natural spectacle which involves about 2 million wildebeests moving across the savannah plains between Serengeti national park and Masai Mara national reserve

During your 8 days luxury migration safari, you will encounter various wildlife species grazing in the savannah plains of Masai  Mara national reserve during your afternoon game drive and these include antelopes, cheetahs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, elands, impalas, elephants, buffalos as well as bird species like vultures, falcons, herons, turaco, ostriches, hornbills. You will have dinner and overnight at Mara Serena lodge.

Day 4; flight to Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your lodge in Masai Mara national reserve, you will proceed to the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti national park for more wildlife viewing experiences. Serengeti national park is one of Tanzania’s oldest national parks and is famous for the wildebeest migration and also for being home to the big 5 which includes elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffalos and lions.

You will be picked up from the airstrip by your guide and you will be driven to your lodge in Serengeti national park. You will see wildlife species on the way to your lodge like wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, impalas, dik dik, and kudu among others. Your dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Serena lodge. 

Day 5; full day in Serengeti national park

You will enjoy your breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park during the 8 days luxury migration safari as you prepare for an entire day of exploring the national park which has different wildlife and bird species. You will eat your lunch in the wilderness of the national park before setting off for an afternoon game drive.

You will enjoy seeing attractions such as the retina hippo pool, the granite outcrops known as kopjes like the Simba kopjes where you will see lions. You will also see many wildebeests in the open savannah plains of Serengeti national park and you will enjoy seeing as they move around in their herds. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena lodge.

Day 6; flight to Lake Manyara national park

After having breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park, you will proceed to the airstrip for your flight to Lake Manyara national park which is another wildlife viewing destination in the northern part of Tanzania and is also known for tree climbing lions. A big part of the national park is covered by water and is also characterized by forests, swamps and savannah plains.

You will enjoy seeing wildlife species such as elephants, leopards, dik dik, and blue monkeys among others during your 8 days luxury migration safari. you will enjoy a nature experience along the treetop walkway which is a suspended bridge about 18 meters off the ground and goes through a forest where you will enjoy views of the canopy and also see various bird species as well as monkeys, bushbucks as well as elephants. You will also see flamingos along the shores of Lake Manyara and many other bird species. Dinner and overnight will be at Lake Manyara Serena lodge.

8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari
8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari

Day 7; drive to Ngorongoro crater

During your 8 days luxury migration safari, you will also drive to the Ngorongoro conservation area after having breakfast at your lodge in Lake Manyara national park. The Ngorongoro conservation area is home to both the Maasai people and also a large concentration of wildlife species. You will enjoy exploring the Ngorongoro crater which was formed as a result of collapse of a volcanic caldera which is one of the world’s largest inactive calderas.

You will descend into the crater which is about 600 meters to the floor of the crater where you will see a variety of wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, elands, gazelles, lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas among others. Your dinner and overnight will be at Ngorongoro Serena lodge.

Day 8; drive to Arusha and flight to Nairobi 

You will have breakfast at your lodge in Ngorongoro conservation area on the last day of your safari and you will be driven to Arusha as you prepare for your flight back to Nairobi from Kilimanjaro international airport which will bring your 8 days luxury migration safari to an end.

End of the 8 Days Luxury Wildebeest Migration safari

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