Ours. Enormous wildebeests herd crossing Mara River in Kenya and Tanzania, safari, Great Migration

Great Migration safari

Trips/Kenya Safari

7 days

On this exciting trip you first visit a a giraffe centre to see the animals up close, as well as a fascinating upcycling project in Nairobi. Then you spend your days on exhilarating safari drives and a walking safari to look for lions, leopards, hippos and more in the wild. There's also the option of a sunrise hot air balloon ride โ€“ the perfect way to view the endless Great Migration herds!

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Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival and optional museum visit

Today we welcome you to Kenya! Fly into Nairobi and let us whisk you away to the hotel to freshen up. If you arrive early enough and are keen, we can take you to visit Nairobi National Museum. Otherwise, just relax at the hotel, take a dip in the swimming pool, and recuperate from your travels before the adventuring proper starts tomorrow!


Nairobi National Museum

Day 2: Giraffe Centre and Ocean Sole visit

This morning you visit the Giraffe Centre, where you can get up close and personal with endangered Rothschild's giraffes. You then head to the charming Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for a yummy lunch. The Karen Blixen house was featured in Out of Africa starring Meryl Streep. In the afternoon, head to the fascinating Ocean Sole factory where salvaged flip-flops are upcycled into beautiful artworks like model giraffes!

Visitor's hand being licked by Rothschild's giraffe on bridge at Giraffe Centre in Nairobi, Kenya

Day 3: Maasai Mara game drive

Time for the safari to begin in earnest! Today you travel along the spectacular Great Rift Valley to reach the world-famous Maasai Mara Game Reserve. In the late afternoon, you enjoy a game drive en route to the lodge. Look for iconic game like giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, gazelles, zebras, hyenas, cheetahs and warthogs!

Ours. Zebras drinking water at Tarangire Tanzania safari

Day 4: Great Migration game drive

Today's game drives are all finding and witnessing the phenomenon of the Great Wildlife Migration. The largest land-based migration on earth, it sees around two million hoofed animals (mostly wildebeests) move together in search of water and green grass. Ironically, when they must cross a river, they don't want to linger, because hungry crocs are going to nab a meal!

Ours. Wildebeests train, Great Migration, Kenya safari

Day 5: Optional hot air balloon and game drive

For those who are keen, there's an optional hot air balloon flight this morning. You head out before dawn so that you're in the air for sunrise. What a great way to understand the extent of the enormous Great Migration herds! This afternoon you go on another game drive. It takes time and patience to spot some of the shyer animals, so the more time you're out there, the higher your chances of seeing everything!

Sunrise over the Masai Mara, with a pair of low-flying hot air balloons and a herd of wildebeest below in the typical red oat grass of the region

Day 6: Nature walk and game drive

This morning you have the option to go on a guided nature walk. It's exciting to get out of the vehicle and stretch your legs. Your Maasai guide has expert knowledge of the animals and terrain, as the Maasai live in communities surrounded by such wildlife. In the afternoon you go on another game drive to look for those animals who have been acting shy thus far!

Duikers in forest, Best time to visit Tanzania

Day 7: Departure day

Today is your last day in the Masai Mara. Have a leisurely breakfast and try to soak in that view of Mt Kilimanjaro and the endless, animal-filled plains to take home with you! We drive you back to Nairobi so that you can fly out in the evening.

Ours. Cheetah on vehicle, Masai Mara, Kenya safari


Price Includes

Highly experienced, English-speaking local guides

Airport transfers

Transport in a private safari vehicle

Mid-range accommodation

All meals on safari

Breakfasts in Nairobi

Price Does Not Include

International flights


Traveller's insurance


Tips (which are customary)

Dinners in Nairobi and Karen Blixen Coffee Garden lunch

Where you'll stay

Trademark Hotel's dining room, Nairobi, Kenya

Trademark Hotel

This stylishly furnished and highly rated hotel in Nairobi is the perfect place to relax after a journey or busy day of sightseeing. Facilities include a bar, restaurant and outdoor swimming pool.

Basecamp Masai Mara tent bedroom

Basecamp Masai Mara

It's said that guests at Basecamp Masai Mara become more than visitors โ€“ they become part of the Masai community! Sit around the fireplace in the evenings for storytelling and stargazing.

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