Over two million herbivores participate in the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet as they migrate in an endless cycle in search of fresh grazing – closely followed by Africa’s big cats. The iconic Great Migration is the most thrilling and evocative wildlife spectacle imaginable.

Together, the Serengeti in Tanzania and neighbouring Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on the planet. Over a million wildebeest and about 200 000 zebras make the seasonal journey to fresh pasture in the north and then cycle back to the south after the biannual rains in an inexorable flow. Closely following the herbivores are the predators that gorge themselves on this mobile feast, while rivers are made treacherous by the hungry Nile crocodiles that lie patiently in wait. The drama evoked by this wildlife spectacle is indescribably stirring.

Our itinerary brings you the very best of the best annual migration viewing in both the Serengeti and Masai Mara, with carefully selected, intimate camps in outstanding locations for superb, up-close viewing of the Great Migration and river crossings.

Itinerary overview

Duration7 days/6 nights
AccommodationLamai SerengetiRekero Camp
Suited ForWildlife safaris; Big 5 game viewing; big cat action
HighlightsPredators in action; annual migration; mass movement of wildebeest and zebra

Itinerary in detail

Image of Rekero Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Your adventure begins right from camp, which is perched in a prime position above the mighty Talek River. Every year this is the scene of high drama as life and death battles are enacted before your eyes as wildebeest and zebra ford the river on their inexorable journey in search of sweet grass and new pastures. Lying in wait are hordes of Nile crocodiles, and following them closely are the big cats – all waiting to pick off the weak or unwary.

Image of Lamai Serengeti, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania

This area of rolling grasslands and tree-lined watercourses is the hub around which the Serengeti migration circulates. The herds mass on the banks of the Mara River, braving the crocs when they cross. Even the resident game here is spectacular. Plains game – zebra, topi, gazelles, impala, buffalo and giraffe – frequent the area throughout the year, meaning that lion are close by and leopard, ever present but always elusive, stalk the rocky kopjes and river lines.

Accommodation in Tanzania

Lamai Serengeti

At first sight, the Kogakurla Kopje looks wild and undisturbed, the rocks and trees piled high overlooking Tanzania’s northern Serengeti plains towards the Mara River. Discreetly tucked among the boulders and designed to blend in, Lamai Serengeti is an outpost of luxury, where each secluded room enjoys spectacular views and complete privacy. It’s a peaceful refuge where you can relax beside the natural rock swimming pool, or on your deck with binoculars in between game drives, and soak up the raw and tranquil wilderness and vast African skies. Steps and winding pathways connect each room to the main lodge (you’re…

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Lamai Serengeti
Accommodation in Kenya

Rekero Camp

Located deep in the Masai Mara Reserve at the confluence of the Mara and Talek rivers, Rekero occupies the prime spot for watching the Great Migration. Watch the drama unfold from the comfort of the camp’s main deck or listen to hippo grunts and bird calls out of migration season. Rekero was set up by Jackson Ole Looseyia and Gerard Beaton, who grew up together in the region. The Beatons pioneered conservation in Kenya. Jackson’s father, Sayole, was a hunter turned game ranger and worked with Gerard’s father, Ron. As one of the presenters on the BBC television series, the…

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