Due to newly released special offers I've been able to reduce the cost of this great fully escorted safari by $2000 per person, making the cost $11495 per person twin share. The single supplement is now $1700.
I have now finalised the itinerary for the Great Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania for 2014.
This year we will be flying with Qantas and South African Airways. This option may be a little dearer, but last year we found that Kenya Airways did not really provide the service we expected and their connection times were too long.
We have two nights at Nairobi Tented Camp. Full board with game drives.
Two nights at Serena Mountain Village near Arusha. Full board with game drives.
Two nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full board with one six hour game drive.
Three nights at Nasikia Mobile Camp, Serengeti. Full board with game drives.
Three nights at Sekenani Camp, Masai Mara. Full board with game drives.
One night at Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel with breakfast.
I have also cut out some of the driving that we had to do in rough, dusty conditions on the 2013 Great Migration Safari and replaced these sectors with flights. Indeed, the only way to get into and out of Nasikia is to fly. Again this has increased the cost over last year, but will make the entire safari more comfortable.
The great wildebeest migration usually makes its way from the Northern Serengeti to the Masai Mara in August, crossing various rivers on the way. For this reason we will stay a total of six nights in the area to give us the best chance of witnessing a crossing. This is wild Africa at its unpredictable best, and even if we are not fortunate enough to witness a crossing, the herds of animals are still an moving and unforgettable sight. The herds are of course attended by all the big predators - lion, hyena and if we're lucky leopard. Then there is also a bewildering array of general game including elephants, hippos, giraffes and various species of gazelle and antelope, not to mention the incredible birdlife.
I have chosen comfortable, reasonably priced accommodation, naturally, all with en-suite facilities.
You will find the both the quality and quantity of food excellent and wine, beer and spirits are available throughout and are by no means expensive.
So to sum up. The inclusions are - flights as listed in economy class, all meals, all games drives in two specially adapted four wheel driver vehicles, transfers as required in Africa, 13 nights accommodation in 4 star lodges, tented camps and hotels, professional driver/guides throughout and accompanied from Brisbane by yours truly.
The cost per person for this once in a lifetime experience is $11495 per person twin share. The single supplement is $1700.
The details are as follows.
Qantas flight QF597 Depart Brisbane 1610 Arrive Perth 1950
South African Airways flight SA281 Depart Perth 2350
Thurday 7 August
Arrive Johannesburg 0545
South African Airways flight SA184 Depart Johannesburg 1010 Arrive Nairobi 1510
Full board accommodation at Nairobi National Park Tented Camp.
Friday 8 August
After breakfast met by your Real Africa Safaris Guide for a game drive & Tour of Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage.
Saturday 9 August
Monday 11 August
After breakfast we check out and proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation area in time for lunch. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation for 2 nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Tuesday 12 August
Breakfast followed by a six hour game drive and crater tour.
The Ngorongoro Crater in
Wednesday 13 August
After breakfast we transfer to Lake Manyara Airstrip. From here we fly to Serengeti National Park. We then transfer to Nasikia Mobile Camp. Here we will spend three nights with two game drives per day
Nasikia’ offers prime locations for game driving and wildlife viewing – even night game drives and wilderness walks. Reading, dreaming, drawing, painting, writing and simply contemplating life is just some other activities where ‘Nasikia’ offer you the ultimate surrounds for creativity.
Famed for its vast tree-less grasslands and excellent wildlife sightings, the endless open plains of
Saturday 16 August
Breakfast and with packed lunches, transfer to the local airstrip. Fly scheduled flight to Tarime. At Tarime transfer by road to Mogori via Isebania Border. At Migori fly a scheduled flight to Masai Mara. On arrival at the local airstrip you will be met by your guides and transferred to Camp .
3 nights at Sekanani Camp, Masai Mara with 2 game drives per day.
Masai Mara National Reserve is the northern extension of
Tuesday 19 August
Depart after breakfast for a road transfer to Nairobi. Afternoon & evening at leisure at The Southern Sun Mayfair Hotel.
Wednesday 20 August
For those guests not staying on for additional arrangements you will be met by your driver at the hotel and transferred to Nairobi International Airport for your departing flight.
South African Airways flight SA185 Depart Nairobi 1600 Arrive Johannesburg 1915
South African Airways flight SA280 Depart Johannesburg 2205
Thursday 21 August
Arrive Perth 1325
Qantas flight QF594 Depart Perth 1625 Arrive Brisbane 2240
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