The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa
FROM: USD $2,495 pp

SMALL GROUP ACCOMMODATED SAFARI :Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable lodge accommodated safari. Hand feed giraffes in Nairobi and visit the flamingos of Lake Nakuru before spending three days in the magnificent Masai Mara going in search of the Big 5.

Prices & Dates

Trip Highlights

Masai Mara - spend three days in search of the Big Five in one of Africa's most famous reserves and opt for a thrilling hot air balloon ride
Lake Nakuru - explore the wildlife-rich Lake Nakuru National Park on a game drive, home to lions, rhinos, buffalo and more
Giraffe Centre -hand-feed giraffes from the raised platforms and watch the warthogs chasing after scraps on the ground
Daphne Sheldrick Centre - see rescued baby elephants playing in safety and watch as they are fed by the staff who rescued them
Lake Elementeita - head into the Great Rift Valley and watch flamingos and other birds feeding around the soda ash lake
Nairobi - explore the Kenyan capital independently and visit the Karen Blixen Museum for a glimpse into colonial life in Africa


6 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
Transportation and game drives in a 4x4 Land cruiser vehicle
Escorted by an experienced local guide/driver
Game drive in Lake Nakuru National Park
Government taxes and levies
1 litre of water per person per day while in our safari vehicle
6 nights mid-range lodges, hotels and permanent tented camps Please Note: Accommodation named, may be subject to change but will be of a similar standard
Airport arrival and departure transfer on days 1 and 7
Excursion to the Giraffe Centre, Daphne Sheldrick Centre and Karen Blixen Museum and Coffee Gardens
Game drives in Masai Mara Game Reserve
Park entrance fees

Not Included

International flights and visas
Optional activities
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture


Day 1


On arrival into Nairobi airport you will be met and briefed on your safari before being transferred to our hotel in the Karen suburbs.
Overnight: Nairobi

Day 2

Giraffe Centre & Elephant Orphanage

Nairobi - Elementaita. This morning we visit the Giraffe centre which offers the unique experience of hand-feeding these gentle giants at eye level from a raised platform, while watching the warthogs below snuffle around looking for titbits. Then we travel on to the Daphne Sheldrick’s Centre and visit the many baby elephants that have been rescued from threatening situations in Kenya’s various national parks and even get a chance to see the calves being fed and playing with the staff.

Next stop is the Karen Blixen Museum. Located in an area which was once part of Karen Blixen’s vast coffee estate, the museum was Karen’s home from 1917 until 1931.The house and grounds were made famous by the film ‘Out of Africa ’and have been restored by the Danish community of Kenya. Visitors have a glimpse of typical colonial life in Kenya at the turn of the twentieth century. After lunch at the lovely Karen Blixen Coffee Gardens, we depart on the next part of our adventure that takes us from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi city to the small but beautiful soda ash lake located in the famous Great Rift Valley, named Lake Elementaita. Lake Elementaita is home to numerous flamingos and over 400 species of birds. We spend the night at a lovely eco-friendly lodge perched on a hillside overlooking the lake.
Overnight: Lake Elementeita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

Elementaita & Nakuru

Elementaita - Lake Nakuru - Elementaita. The second great lake we visit on our tour is Lake Nakuru. 30 minutes’ drive from Elementaita, the lake is situated in the middle of the national park to which it gives its name. Teeming with wildlife the park has so much to offer. Sometimes, when the water levels are low, the entire lake is covered in flamingos, turning the whole area pink. Lions, buffalos as well as many rhinos call this corner of Kenya home and a game drive around the park is always rewarding. If we are lucky we may even spot a leopard relaxing in a tree beside the lake. After a game-packed day we arrive back at Sunbird Lodge in time to enjoy the sun set over the lake, before sitting down for dinner and toasting to the day’s adventures.
Overnight: Lake Elementeita  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Masai Mara

Lake Elementaita - Masai Mara. Leaving the Great Rift Valley behind we drive to Kenya's famous Masai Mara, the setting for the Great Migration and countless wildlife documentaries. The Masai Mara is the highlight of any safari. We arrive for lunch at our camp and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing by the pool and waiting for the late afternoon when the temperature cools to head out on our first Mara game drive. Back at the camp, dinner is served and gives us the perfect opportunity to look back at our day and relive all those highlights.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Safari in the Mara

After breakfast this morning we drive across the plains in search of the Big Five and other plains game. The early mornings are one of the best times to view the animals as this is when they are their most active before the heat of the day sets in and after a mid-morning of relaxation and lunch, head out into the reserve for a chance to tick off some more animals on your “must see” list. Keep your eyes peeled as you hunt for the last members on your list.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6

Optional hot air ballooning

This morning, there is the opportunity to rise early and experience a game viewing adventure from an entirely different perspective! A hot air balloon safari across the Masai Mara (at additional cost) which takes off in the crisp morning air, and lasts for approximately an hour, allows for a beautifully peaceful experience floating silently high above plains, forests and rivers. Upon landing a fully cooked breakfast awaits. More game viewing opportunities arise later that morning en-route back to camp and in the afternoon. In addition to the abundance of spectacular game, there are also over 450 species of birds that have been identified in the Masai Mara Ecosystem.
Overnight: Masai Mara  |  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7


Masai Mara - Nairobi. This morning we enjoy our last sunrise in the Masai Mara with tea or coffee on the veranda. After a great final breakfast we drive back to Nairobi stopping at the Great Rift Valley for one last photo opportunity before you're dropped off at the Jomo Kenyatta airport. Onward international flights should depart no earlier than 6pm or 5pm for domestic flights. As we say in Swahili - Safari Njema!

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed to run with a minimum of 2 persons. This Safari has a maximum group size of 6. Prices shown are per person when there are 2 persons sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' is compulsory for solo travellers or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room and the amount needs to be added to the per person price. The single supplement offers the comfort of your own room and is also available to any other person wanting their own room.


The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

The Residences at Karen, Nairobi

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Surround by lush forests overlooking the second hole of the Karen Country Club golf course, The Residences at Karen offer spacious rooms equipped with the latest conveniences including mini bar, plasma screen TV and complimentary WIFI. Each room features a delightfully furnished terrace, the perfect spot to enjoy a Sundowner away from the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Peacefully situated on the grounds of the Karen Country Club approximately 16 Km from downtown Nairobi.

Sunbird Lodge, Lake Elementeita

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: Standard Lodge

The Sunbird Lodge is located on private land in the Great Rift Valley, on the shore of the “pink” Lake Elementaita, overlooking the vast plains of Soysambu Conservancy. Cottages are constructed from stone with thatched roofing. The have full length sliding glass doors and are perfectly positioned to maximise their enviable location near the lake. Sunbird Lodge is located in the Great Rift Valley, less than 130 km from Nairobi.

In Brief

Trip Type
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 6
Hotel Rating
mid range lodges
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide/driver
Breakfast: 6, Lunch: 5, Dinner: 5
Flamingos gathered at the Lake Elementaita
Flamingos gathered at the Lake Elementaita
Masai Mara tribespeople standing in a row wearing colourful clothes
Masai Mara tribespeople standing in a row wearing colourful clothes
Masai Mara tribespeople standing in a row wearing colourful clothes
Aerial view of Nairobi and its skyscrapers

Extra Tour Info

Tourist Visas
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Spotting Africa's Big 5
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
The Great Migration
The best places and times to see the great migration
About Lodge Safaris
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
2nd January 2020

I am at a loss for words on how incredible this trip was! It was a lifelong dream for me to go to Africa, and I'm so mad a myself for putting it off as long as I did! From accomodations, to food, to transportation, and especially my guide, this trip was beyond my expectations. I am looking forward to where On The Go will take me on my next adventure!!!!!

Karen Patroluk
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