An Exclusive & Exceptional Great Kenyan Migration Safari

For sheer drama, no wildlife event rivals East Africa’s Great Migration. The key players in this 1,200-mile odyssey are 1.5 million wildebeest and 200,000 zebras. For them, every year is an endless journey, chasing the rains in a race for life. The action takes place across 150,000 square mile wilderness of woodlands, hills and open plains. This unique safari places you in the heart of the action as the herds of wildebeest and zebra, with a host of predators in pursuit, cross the Maasai Mara. You’ll be escorted by leading safari expert, Thomas Goosman. This exceptional seven day English-speaking safari is exclusive to Classic Collection Holidays from the UK, and is for a maximum of 12 and a minimum of 6 people: an extraordinary opportunity to witness the migration in the Maasai Mara.

6-day tour | from £4,469 per person

Including direct international return flights with British Airways from Heathrow, private transfers, the services of private English-speaking representatives and guides, and all accommodation on full board basis.

Save £800 per couple when booking before 31 March ’20

 

Highlight of the trip

Being escorted by the supremely knowledgeable, leading safari expert Thomas Goosman who has more than 30 years’ experience in Africa and is the former CEO Switzerland of one of the world’s most respected tour brands. Thomas guides special safari’s two to three times a year, taking his group to lesser known, little hidden gems. A promoter of cultural exchange, it’s not uncommon to meet local tribes and visit local schools, whilst on tour with Thomas.

Day 1

Fly to Nairobi from the UK overnight.

Day 2

Arrive early morning. Be met by our English-speaking representative for a briefing and transfer to the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel which offers amazing views of Nairobi from its rooftop lounge bar. Stay overnight on a bed & breakfast basis.

Day 3

After an early breakfast depart for the Masai Maara via the magnificent Great Rift Valley. Arrive in time for lunch at Kandili Camp your base for the next 4 days and the only camp located in the private conservancy area of the Maasia Mara’s Leopard Gorge. It’s a favoured location for the production team of BBC wildlife documentaries.

This stunning eco-camp offers just six luxury tents, with full ensuite facilities, hot showers and solar electricity, set amongst scattered acacia trees overlooking the savannah, where you can enjoy wildlife viewing from your terrace, over the Olooloo escarpment and Maasai Mara plains. Meet up with your fellow travellers in the dining room and sun-downers bar and lounge. Enjoy excellent food, on a ful board basis, and traditional Kenyan hospitality and service.

Days 4 to 6

Your guide will discuss the ideal times to head out for game viewing drives in the reserve. This is largely dependent on how the weather effects the movements of the animals. You’ll enjoy morning, afternoon and evening drives, a visit to the Mara River to witness the crossing – with picnic lunch – and endeavour to spot the big five: lion, buffalo, rhino, leopard and elephant.

Day 7

After breakfast depart for Nairobi, but enjoy lunch at the famous Carnivore Restaurant before either flying back to the UK or extending your stay with rest and relaxation on the beaches of Mauritius, Kenya or Zanzibar.

Optional excursions

Hot Air Balloon Safari with champagne breakfast, Maasai village visits, sundowners, nature walks.

Price featured is a from price per person based on 2 adults sharing a room including return economy fights and private resort transfers. Saving shown is per couple against original system pricing for selected properties. All holidays are subject to limited availability and change and may include offers promoted previously. Full booking conditions can be found here.