Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, 10 days

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Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year and can be adapted to suit your interests, budget and requirements
Vacation type

Traveling with a local operator

This vacation is operated by a company based in the vacation destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your vacation to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

Responsible tourism

Responsible tourism: Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, 10 days


We aim to reveal the ‘real’ Africa to our customers. Our safari tries to stay off the beaten track as we fully believe in preserving the natural African beauty by aiming to promote local cultures and protecting the environment. We are constantly adapting and enhancing our route plan if we become aware of new points of interest and carefully select our accommodation and lodges after thoroughly evaluating their suitability for our clients. Wherever we can, we use eco-friendly camps and lodges, where management acts responsibly to the environment and local communities in all aspects possible.

Maji Moto Eco Camp - The camp has been designed to be part of the environment and blend in naturally. It features Masai style dining areas, showers and toilets. Only local materials were used (sticks, grass, cow dung, stones). Accommodation is tented, and tents are put down upon guest arrival and stored after every departure. No trees were destroyed during the building. The camp has no generator instead it candles, lanterns and camp fires in the evening. Small solar panels are in place to provide electricity for charging cameras and mobile phones batteries. There are no game drives from the camp, to reduce the impact of traveling with vehicles throughout the African journey.

Matira Bush Camp – The camp is located in the heart of the Maasai Mara, where the Talek River meets the famous Mara River. The bush camp is mobile without fixed plumbing and uses bucket showers and eco toilets. The Matira team is composed entirely of local, experienced Maasai, who have a very detailed knowledge of the environment and its flora and fauna. Their extensive knowledge of plants and animals will make your stay particularly delightful and guarantee safety in the camp.

Speke Bay Lodge – The Lodge is located on the south-eastern shore of lake Victoria. The Lodge blends harmoniously into the surrounding savannah by way of construction. It uses solar energy for lighting and heating. The buildings have been constructed using local materials like thatched with a grass roof in the traditional style of the local tribe, the Sukuma.

Robanda Safari Camp – This is a small camp with only 10 tents thus reducing the impact of tourism towards the environment. It has also been built using local materials such as timber and grass for thatching.

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge - Ngorongoro Crater plays a significant role in maintaining the ecological balance with its 20,000 large grazers and its large concentration of predators. Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is nestled on the rim of this Ngorongoro Crater. It is built mainly from natural stone and local wood that blend with its natural environ. Maasai guides from the lodge are more than happy to show you around the area, to tell you about their culture and to share their knowledge of local wildlife and vegetation with you.


Maji Moto Eco Camp - The camp is a joint venture between us and a local Masai community. Our key aims are to help the local community through the jobs we are able to provide yet at the same time to encourage young tribesman to preserve and nurture their culture. The camp was built, exclusively by local Masai people. This provided jobs for nearly 50 families at the time of a major Kenyan drought. Exploring the nature on foot with Masai guides, villages and school visits are daily activities here. The camp is also a base for our cycling trips.

We also help the culture to stay alive by giving educated warriors jobs that require them to practice their traditional skills. Now local youngsters have role models of highly respected warriors who have gone through school and are still proud to practice their traditional lifestyle.

Our patners in this industry, accommodation, service providers and ground agents are all carefully chosen to ensure their commitment to the environment and society. Most are quality, family owned businesses which reflect the unique character of the places, the abiding hospitality of its people and the remarkable spirit of its wilderness.

2 Reviews of Great Wildebeest Migration Safari in Kenya and Tanzania, 10 days

4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The Wildlife at Masai Mara, it is probably second to none. The bush walks in other national parks and conservancy such as the Soysambu Conservancy was also amazing.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

To ensure that the travel agency they travel with is complying with all regulations and ensure that all the agreed points are clear for everybody in order not to create any misunderstandings. We went only two people and could discuss with the guide what we wanted to see and avoid the more populated areas.

Mixing the Safari by car at Masai Mara/Serengeti with some days trekking is a good way to get closer to nature in the places where trekking is allowed/safe.

The environment is very fragile and visited by many tourists. Make sure to travel with agencies which you can be sure comply with the highest possible standards in terms of responsibility towards nature and the local community. Double check if possible any reference. We travelled with this operator and were very pleased in all respects.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

I felt it minimized the impact on the environment to the extent possible. We tried to stay only at eco camps. Although the term ecocamp is being utilized by many (and too many actually) I was of the impression that it really was environmentally sustainable.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The best way to see the Wild life in Eastern Africa and the best way to go on Safari. If trekking was possible through the Masai Mara this would have been the only better way to see these amazing animals. For obvious reasons trekking is not possible and going in a car is the second best option.

Reviewed on 13 Jul 2010 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The safari and a very nice guide named Jackson from the tour operator. The guide was always there in time and very helpful.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Book with your own car and guide and also be picked up at airport etc. I take so much time of your holyday if you must do this on you own.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?


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