Three iconic locations in East Africa

This action-packed itinerary includes three must-see destinations in Tanzania and Kenya—the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, and the Maasai Mara. Taken together, they form the ideal private vehicle safari for wildlife enthusiasts wanting to observe the Great Migration. You will have an exclusive-use vehicle and guide at all three camps, so you can set your own schedule according to your interests.

The Ngorongoro Crater is famed as a unique microcosm of East African landscapes and abundant wildlife. In the Serengeti, you’ll join a mobile camp that follows the Great Migration—often called one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth. Last, stay on a private concession in the Maasai Mara in Kenya which offers plenty of off-road adventure. Opt to end your trip on a memorable note with a treehouse sleep-out overlooking the Mara River.

Classic Migration Safari, by Private Vehicle: 10 days/9 nights

DAY 1:

Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport, overnight at Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge

DAYS 2 & 3:

Drive to Ngorongoro Crater, Entamanu Ngorongoro

DAYS 4, 5 & 6:

Fly to Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Safari Camp

DAYS 7, 8 & 9:

Fly to Mara North Conservancy, Serian ‘The Original’

DAY 10:

Fly to Wilson Airport in Nairobi and on to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Classic Migration Safari, by Private Vehicle trip highlights

  • This 10-day fly-in Africa safari begins with an overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
  • Skip the crowds in Lake Manyara National Park and arrive at Entamanu Ngorongoro Crater Camp in time for lunch. This afternoon, enjoy any of the activities in camp. We recommend stretching your legs on a walk to the local Maasai boma.
  • The next morning, set off into the the Ngorongoro Crater. Entamanu's privileged location on the rim means quick access to the crater floor and more an hour to explore before other vehicles arrive.
  • Continue your safari in the Serengeti at Serengeti Safari Camp. From December to March, the camp is located near the Ndutu Plains, where you'll find the herds of the Great Migration for calving season. Drive or enjoy a hike down into the Ngorongoro Conservation area before meeting your driver-guide to continue on to camp. From May through November, take to the skies and fly to the camp's location in the west or northern Serengeti to be in the best locations to see the herds.
  • Fly next to Serian 'The Original' in Kenya's Mara North Conservancy. With over 80,000 acres to explore and only 10 camps in the area, you’ll feel like you have your own personal piece of Africa. Enjoy off-road game drives or spotlit night drives, hike up the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, or go on a walking safari across the conservancy.
  • Spend a night at Serian's Nest Tree House (optional, at no additional cost), with your dinner cooked on an open fire and stars twinkling overhead. It’s equipped with night-vision cameras so that you can look out for rare nocturnal species such as genet and serval.
  • Fly to Nairobi to begin your journey home or continue on your luxury Africa safari.


$10,650 - $13,550 per person sharing in 2024

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Arusha Coffee Lodge

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Nomad's Serengeti Safari Camp

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Serian 'The Original'

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