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The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

The Great Migration - an Epic East Africa Luxury Safari

Serengeti National Park, Masai Mara Game Reserve

Adventure

Follow the ancient migratory path of East Africa’s plains wildlife on this amazing luxury safari adventure from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Kenya’s Masai Mara.

EXPERIENCE OVERVIEW

The East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya are home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife in the world, and are the perfect setting for this epic safari adventure. From Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara, you’ll explore the region’s vast outdoors in style and experience a dream safari come to life. 

For this trip, we’ve partnered with Rothschild Safaris, the world’s premiere luxury safari company that specializes in custom African vacations. When paired with Manifest’s special touches and Rothschild Safaris 20+ years of expertise planning extraordinary safaris, you’re guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your journey begins the moment you arrive, with a VIP meet-and-greet at the airport. You’ll start in Arusha, the vibrant safari capital of Tanzania, located below Mount Meru. 

While in Tanzania, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the vast grasslands, acacia woodlands, granite kopjes, rolling hills, and hidden valleys of the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The 12-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater will unveil a massive concentration of wildlife, including the hippo pool on the crater’s south end. Your experienced and dedicated guide will be with you every step of the way.

As you travel into Kenya, you’ll explore the legendary Masai Mara. Known as the continent’s greatest wildlife reserve, it’s home to iconic savannah vistas, famed African plains, and a rich diversity of wildlife. It’s a superb, year-round game-viewing destination, alive with the dramas—both great and small—that unfold between prides of lions, hyenas, leopards, and jackals, and an abundance of elephants, zebras, gazelles, and giraffes. July through September is peak season though, when guests can see the Great Migration in action as millions of wildebeests and large herds of plains game migrate from the Serengeti to the fresh pastures of Mara north. 

Safari days will start early as you head out just after dawn to experience wildlife at its most active. You’ll enjoy exciting game drives—viewing herds of wildebeests, zebras, and other plains animals from the comfort of a 4X4 open-sided vehicle. Track Africa’s “Big Five”—elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino—among the woodlands and massive Baobab trees. 

For the duration of this incredible adventure, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations at multiple luxury safari camps that feature the comforts of home. Daily meals and most beverages are provided, and small touches like well-stocked libraries, full bars and mini-bars, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, swimming pools, and fans will make your stay even more enjoyable. As you travel from the wilds of Tanzania to the open plains of Kenya, surrounded by stunning East Africa landscape, you’ll be wrapped in the comfort of your base camp home-away-from-home—true luxury camping at its finest.

To make this once-in-a-lifetime trip even more unforgettable, we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a hot air balloon tour followed by a special champagne breakfast. In the pre-dawn hours of morning, your driver will take you to the launch site where you’ll meet your pilot and have a safety briefing before climbing into the basket. You’ll slowly take to the air as the sun peeks over the horizon, streaking the sky with brilliant colors and lighting the landscape beneath you. For one unforgettable hour, you’ll have a quiet, bird’s eye view of the East African countryside and the roaming herds of wildlife below. After successfully landing back where you started, you’ll enjoy a celebratory champagne breakfast in the bush before heading back to camp for another day of adventure.

Each day of this amazing journey will bring exciting new experiences as well as sumptuous meals, mid-day picnics and afternoon tea, nighttime campfires under the stars, and so much more.

highlights

  • Private, custom trip, tailored for your interests and travel dates
  • 12 days / 11 nights in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Luxury accommodations throughout your trip
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and most beverages included
  • Hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast
  • Complimentary use of Manifest’s partner air desk to book and manage flights
  • Internal Africa charter flights arranged through Manifest
  • VIP meet-and-greet upon arrival in Africa
  • Private ground transportation throughout your trip
  • All national park fees included

Highlights

  • Private, custom trip, tailored for your interests and travel dates
  • 12 days / 11 nights in Tanzania and Kenya
  • Luxury accommodations throughout your trip
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and most beverages included
  • Hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast
  • Complimentary use of Manifest’s partner air desk to book and manage flights
  • Internal Africa charter flights arranged through Manifest
  • VIP meet-and-greet upon arrival in Africa
  • Private ground transportation throughout your trip
  • All national park fees included
The East African countries of Tanzania and Kenya are home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife in the world, and are the perfect setting for this epic safari adventure. From Tanzania’s famed Serengeti National Park to Kenya’s Masai Mara, you’ll explore the region’s vast outdoors in style and experience a dream safari come to life. 

For this trip, we’ve partnered with Rothschild Safaris, the world’s premiere luxury safari company that specializes in custom African vacations. When paired with Manifest’s special touches and Rothschild Safaris 20+ years of expertise planning extraordinary safaris, you’re guaranteed a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Your journey begins the moment you arrive, with a VIP meet-and-greet at the airport. You’ll start in Arusha, the vibrant safari capital of Tanzania, located below Mount Meru. 

While in Tanzania, you’ll have an opportunity to explore the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, as well as the vast grasslands, acacia woodlands, granite kopjes, rolling hills, and hidden valleys of the world-famous Serengeti National Park. The 12-mile-wide Ngorongoro Crater will unveil a massive concentration of wildlife, including the hippo pool on the crater’s south end. Your experienced and dedicated guide will be with you every step of the way.

As you travel into Kenya, you’ll explore the legendary Masai Mara. Known as the continent’s greatest wildlife reserve, it’s home to iconic savannah vistas, famed African plains, and a rich diversity of wildlife. It’s a superb, year-round game-viewing destination, alive with the dramas—both great and small—that unfold between prides of lions, hyenas, leopards, and jackals, and an abundance of elephants, zebras, gazelles, and giraffes. July through September is peak season though, when guests can see the Great Migration in action as millions of wildebeests and large herds of plains game migrate from the Serengeti to the fresh pastures of Mara north. 

Safari days will start early as you head out just after dawn to experience wildlife at its most active. You’ll enjoy exciting game drives—viewing herds of wildebeests, zebras, and other plains animals from the comfort of a 4X4 open-sided vehicle. Track Africa’s “Big Five”—elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, and rhino—among the woodlands and massive Baobab trees. 

For the duration of this incredible adventure, you’ll enjoy deluxe accommodations at multiple luxury safari camps that feature the comforts of home. Daily meals and most beverages are provided, and small touches like well-stocked libraries, full bars and mini-bars, indoor and outdoor dining spaces, swimming pools, and fans will make your stay even more enjoyable. As you travel from the wilds of Tanzania to the open plains of Kenya, surrounded by stunning East Africa landscape, you’ll be wrapped in the comfort of your base camp home-away-from-home—true luxury camping at its finest.

To make this once-in-a-lifetime trip even more unforgettable, we’ve arranged for you to enjoy a hot air balloon tour followed by a special champagne breakfast. In the pre-dawn hours of morning, your driver will take you to the launch site where you’ll meet your pilot and have a safety briefing before climbing into the basket. You’ll slowly take to the air as the sun peeks over the horizon, streaking the sky with brilliant colors and lighting the landscape beneath you. For one unforgettable hour, you’ll have a quiet, bird’s eye view of the East African countryside and the roaming herds of wildlife below. After successfully landing back where you started, you’ll enjoy a celebratory champagne breakfast in the bush before heading back to camp for another day of adventure.

Each day of this amazing journey will bring exciting new experiences as well as sumptuous meals, mid-day picnics and afternoon tea, nighttime campfires under the stars, and so much more.

Trip details

Trip Type: Private Journey

Comfort: Luxury

Travel Styles: 55+, Luxury, Outdoors

Starts: Arusha, Tanzania

Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania

Duration: 11 days

Includes

ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luxury accommodations throughout Tanzania and Kenya
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner throughout, and most beverages 
  • Hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast
  • Internal Africa charter flights
  • Private ground transportation throughout your trip
  • VIP meet-and-greet upon arrival in Africa
  • Complimentary use of Manifest’s partner air desk to book and manage flights
  • All national park fees included

ITINERARY

1Arrive in Africa - Arusha, Tanzania

Today you will fly into Arusha, Tanzania. Once you have cleared customs and immigration, look in the arrivals hall for your driver, who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Your private transfer will take you to your accommodation. Enjoy the remainder of your day or evening at leisure. 

2Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

You will be picked up after breakfast by your driver-guide for a scenic road transfer to Tarangire National Park. Your time here will be spent in awe of the animals that inhabit this wildlife haven. Beneath towering baobab trees or wading through papyrus marshes, elephants are nearly everywhere you look in Tarangire. On your animal game drives, you will wind through the woodlands and along the Tarangire River, scanning for lions and leopards and the prey they stalk. Game walks will show you the little things that game driving cannot—from medicinal plants to wildlife tracks and scat. End your day with a dazzling sunset and a meal under starry skies.

3Scenic drive to Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania

This morning, you will depart Tarangire with your driver-guide, traveling through the Rift Valley and up the escarpment past Lake Manyara National Park, visiting local craft shops and scenic viewpoints along the way. You will arrive at your next accommodation in Tanzania by mid-to-late afternoon. After settling into your accommodation, you will enjoy an afternoon activity.

4Full Day Ngorongoro Crater Drive, Tanzania

Today you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact, unflooded caldera in the world. The crater is a World Heritage Site, commonly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the Natural World.” The enduring charm of the Ngorongoro Crater stems from its overwhelming physical beauty as well as the abundance of species that permanently reside on the crater floor. It is the quintessential microcosm of Tanzanian wildlife.

Depending on the season, populations of approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater. This includes, reputedly, the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. An astonishing 55 different species of mammal have been counted in the crater together, along with over 400 species of birds, so your wildlife viewing is going to be spectacular. Aside from herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, the crater is also home to the "Big Five" of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Hyenas are the most numerous predators here and are constantly at war with the lion. There are also ongoing skirmishes between buffalo and lion. Wildlife drama factor is high in the crater! At the end of your day, ascend to the rim and head to your lodge to enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. 

5Depart for Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

This morning, you will be transferred by road to the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park. You will be met and transferred to your next safari camp in time for an afternoon or evening game drive.

6Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

In the pre-dawn hours of the morning, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the balloon launch site. As the launch team inflates the balloon, meet your pilot and have a safety briefing before climbing into the basket. You will slowly rise into the air as your balloon ascends into the morning sky, the sun peeking over the horizon—streaking the sky with brilliant colors. Your balloon will hover quietly in the breeze before taking you on a wildlife viewing adventure with a ‘bird’s eye view’ perspective. For one unforgettable hour, which will pass in a blink, you’ll soar over the expansive landscape and quietly observe the wildlife below. Your pilot will then successfully return you to earth where you will enjoy a celebratory bush champagne breakfast. After breakfast, you will transfer back to camp and then depart again in the afternoon for a game drive.

7Safari game drive in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Continue to enjoy your day game viewing in the Serengeti!

8Travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Today you will enjoy a game viewing activity en route to the local airstrip where you will fly to Tarime. On arrival in Tarime, you will transfer by road to the Isebania border crossing post, where you will clear customs and immigrations. Then you will be transferred by road to Migori for your second flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival in the Masai Mara, you will be met by your guide and transferred by road to your accommodation before heading out on a game viewing activity in the afternoon.

9Safari game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

The famed plains of the Masai Mara host the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle each year between July and September…the wildebeest migration. Yet, all year-round, the reserve pulses with life as dramas great and small unfold between resident populations, including prides of lion, hyena, leopard, jackal, and an abundance of plains game such as elephant, zebra, gazelle, and giraffe. Each day, you will rise early and depart with your guide to search for tracks and spoor, which will lead to unbelievable sightings and close observations throughout the morning. By mid-morning, you will return to camp for a sumptuous brunch and some relaxation time. Perhaps take a mid-day siesta, cozy up with a book, or casually bird watch from camp.

10Continue to enjoy Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya

Enjoy your final day of safari game viewing and your final night in Africa.

11Depart for home

Today you will take a charter flight to Nairobi, where you will be met by a private driver who will then drive you to the Nairobi International Airport. Bid farewell to Africa as you board your flight home. 

Arrive in Africa - Arusha, Tanzania
Today you will fly into Arusha, Tanzania. Once you have cleared customs and immigration, look in the arrivals hall for your driver, who will be holding a signboard with your name on it. Your private transfer will take you to your accommodation. Enjoy the remainder of your day or evening at leisure. 

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
You will be picked up after breakfast by your driver-guide for a scenic road transfer to Tarangire National Park. Your time here will be spent in awe of the animals that inhabit this wildlife haven. Beneath towering baobab trees or wading through papyrus marshes, elephants are nearly everywhere you look in Tarangire. On your animal game drives, you will wind through the woodlands and along the Tarangire River, scanning for lions and leopards and the prey they stalk. Game walks will show you the little things that game driving cannot—from medicinal plants to wildlife tracks and scat. End your day with a dazzling sunset and a meal under starry skies.

Scenic drive to Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania
This morning, you will depart Tarangire with your driver-guide, traveling through the Rift Valley and up the escarpment past Lake Manyara National Park, visiting local craft shops and scenic viewpoints along the way. You will arrive at your next accommodation in Tanzania by mid-to-late afternoon. After settling into your accommodation, you will enjoy an afternoon activity.

Full Day Ngorongoro Crater Drive, Tanzania
Today you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact, unflooded caldera in the world. The crater is a World Heritage Site, commonly referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the Natural World.” The enduring charm of the Ngorongoro Crater stems from its overwhelming physical beauty as well as the abundance of species that permanently reside on the crater floor. It is the quintessential microcosm of Tanzanian wildlife.

Depending on the season, populations of approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater. This includes, reputedly, the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. An astonishing 55 different species of mammal have been counted in the crater together, along with over 400 species of birds, so your wildlife viewing is going to be spectacular. Aside from herds of zebra, gazelle, and wildebeest, the crater is also home to the "Big Five" of rhinoceros, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Hyenas are the most numerous predators here and are constantly at war with the lion. There are also ongoing skirmishes between buffalo and lion. Wildlife drama factor is high in the crater! At the end of your day, ascend to the rim and head to your lodge to enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure. 

Depart for Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
This morning, you will be transferred by road to the airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park. You will be met and transferred to your next safari camp in time for an afternoon or evening game drive.

Hot Air Balloon Safari in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
In the pre-dawn hours of the morning, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the balloon launch site. As the launch team inflates the balloon, meet your pilot and have a safety briefing before climbing into the basket. You will slowly rise into the air as your balloon ascends into the morning sky, the sun peeking over the horizon—streaking the sky with brilliant colors. Your balloon will hover quietly in the breeze before taking you on a wildlife viewing adventure with a ‘bird’s eye view’ perspective. For one unforgettable hour, which will pass in a blink, you’ll soar over the expansive landscape and quietly observe the wildlife below. Your pilot will then successfully return you to earth where you will enjoy a celebratory bush champagne breakfast. After breakfast, you will transfer back to camp and then depart again in the afternoon for a game drive.

Safari game drive in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Continue to enjoy your day game viewing in the Serengeti!

Travel to Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Today you will enjoy a game viewing activity en route to the local airstrip where you will fly to Tarime. On arrival in Tarime, you will transfer by road to the Isebania border crossing post, where you will clear customs and immigrations. Then you will be transferred by road to Migori for your second flight to the Masai Mara. On arrival in the Masai Mara, you will be met by your guide and transferred by road to your accommodation before heading out on a game viewing activity in the afternoon.

Safari game drive in Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
The famed plains of the Masai Mara host the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle each year between July and September…the wildebeest migration. Yet, all year-round, the reserve pulses with life as dramas great and small unfold between resident populations, including prides of lion, hyena, leopard, jackal, and an abundance of plains game such as elephant, zebra, gazelle, and giraffe. Each day, you will rise early and depart with your guide to search for tracks and spoor, which will lead to unbelievable sightings and close observations throughout the morning. By mid-morning, you will return to camp for a sumptuous brunch and some relaxation time. Perhaps take a mid-day siesta, cozy up with a book, or casually bird watch from camp.

Continue to enjoy Masai Mara Game Reserve, Kenya
Enjoy your final day of safari game viewing and your final night in Africa.

Depart for home
Today you will take a charter flight to Nairobi, where you will be met by a private driver who will then drive you to the Nairobi International Airport. Bid farewell to Africa as you board your flight home. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Luxury accommodations throughout Tanzania and Kenya
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner throughout, and most beverages 
  • Hot air balloon safari with champagne breakfast
  • Internal Africa charter flights
  • Private ground transportation throughout your trip
  • VIP meet-and-greet upon arrival in Africa
  • Complimentary use of Manifest’s partner air desk to book and manage flights
  • All national park fees included

ACCOMMODATIONS

Luxury accommodations for the length of the trip in both Tanzania and Kenya.

MANIFEST PAYMENT TERMS

  • 25% total trip costs due at booking
  • 75% total trip costs due 90 days prior to trip start date
  • 100% due inside of 90 days

MANIFEST CANCELLATION TERMS

  • All payments are 100% non-refundable

Partner Details

Rothschild Safari

In Business Since 1998

Rothschild Safaris is a niche travel company with an intense passion for planning custom African safaris

From $17,250

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