The annual “Great Migration” is considered one of the grandest wildlife spectacles on earth, when millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles travel a circular route through eastern Africa in search of fresh grazing lands.
The annual procession is now the focus of a new nine-day Tauck safari, “Great Migration: Tanzania & Kenya,” providing travelers with a “front row seat” that includes a three-night stay in a mobile safari camp that is relocated to prime wildlife-viewing areas along the migration’s route.
Each departure is limited to just 18 guests, beginning with an overnight in Makumira, Tanzania, at the Rivertrees Country Inn, a former coffee farm in the foothills of Mount Meru. The following morning, guests will have lunch overlooking Lake Manyara National Park while en route to a two-night stay at Kitela Lodge just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where they’ll enjoy a game drive and picnic lunch inside Ngorongoro Crater.
Guests then fly to the Serengeti for a three-night stay at the Legendary Serengeti Mobile Camp. Moving in tandem with the migration to maximize wildlife-viewing opportunities, the camp boasts king-size wooden beds, crisp linens and wood and brass furnishings that recall grand safari adventures of a bygone era.
Each tent offers generous privacy with en-suite facilities and retractable canvas walls. The shared dining tent features a well-stocked bar and tables set with crystal and white linen, and a central fire pit is an evening gathering place for guests to share stories and relive the day’s adventures.
The final two nights of the safari are spent at &Beyond’s Kichwa Tembo tented camp in the Masai Mara National Reserve where guests will enjoy additional game drives and time at leisure. Other itinerary highlights include an early morning hot air balloon ride, a champagne breakfast in the bush, and a guided visit to the Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
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