Experience The Great Migration: Serengeti & Tarangire, Tanzania

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7 Nights
July 18–25, 2021
Kilimanjaro
Max People: 16

One last space remains in a shared room!

Thank you Erica and Francesco! Once again you created an experience of a lifetime for me — one that I will draw on for comfort and joy and reflection while I deal with the stresses, trials, and tribulations of work life. Africa has a special place in my heart… I loved how I got to witness the circle of life and most importantly how we ALL are a part of a greater whole and connected on multiple levels. The icing of your trips are all the wonderful souls I get to meet and connect with. Thank you.

Liz R.
Wellness

Yoga. Meditation. Fitness Training. Massage.

Nourishment

Fresh, local, creative, flavorful cuisine — with a variety of delicious choices to satisfy every palette. While you might be reluctant to come in from the awe-inspiring game drives, the delicious cuisine is definitely worth returning “home” to. Vegan or gluten-free? We’ve got you covered.

Home

This is a truly elegant, beautiful, authentic Out Of Africa mobile safari experience, with lovely, private, tented accommodations, delicious food and expert guides. If experiencing a classic safari in the most authentic, elegant of ways is on your Bucket List, this Escape is for you!

Give Back

Join us as we support Pack For A Purpose. Bring items to donate with you and we will arrange for them to be picked up at in Arusha and distributed through the proper channels to those that are in need in Tanzania.

Unique

Bucket List Escape + Epic Escape + Ultimate Escape all wrapped up in a perfect package — complimented by the unique and unpredictable performance that Mother Nature puts on daily. There truly are no words to sum up the experience that awaits.

Tour Details

The Great Migration is often referred to as The Ultimate Safari Experience — dramatic, raw, real and impactful as the predators and prey live out a daily battle of life and death amidst the greatest diversity of wildlife, in a setting unsurpassed in any big game country in Africa.

We invite you to join us at two of East Africa’s most luxurious mobile tented camps for an experience that is sure to stay with you forever. Twice daily private game drives, yoga + meditation and fitness classes, delicious meals prepared by our private chefs, served by our impeccable staff; sundowners and picnics, a hot air balloon ride, massage, plus so much more.

This is a truly elegant, beautiful, authentic Out Of Africa experience, with lovely accommodations, delicious food and expert guides, but as we will be staying in mobile camps, it is not for everyone. Please read all details below in order to decide if this once-in-a-lifetime experience is for you.

  • The Serengeti camp changes at least three times per year to keep up with the herds of migration, taking over a week to break down, move to another location and build up again. The camp is not permanent in any way, and the site is returned to its natural state each time the tents are removed.
    Since these are mobile camp, we are guaranteed a prime location for both game viewing and to witness The Great Migration.
  • There are no swimming pools, as they are both mobile camps.
  • There are 8 tents available for a maximum of 16 guests. Each guest is guaranteed a window seat on each game drive.
  • Each tent has an en-suite bathroom partition which features a toilet, bucket shower, and vanity. The bucket shower is filled on request with 20 liters of warm water that is heated over a fire and lasts approximately 3 to 5 minutes.
  • July in Tanzania is the dry season. Average temperature is 73–77 degrees during the day; 54–57 degrees early morning and evenings. There is no air conditioning or fans in the rooms. July is considered a cool month.
  • There is no place to charge phones or plug in a hair dryer in the tents. There are electrical outlets for charging phones and cameras in the main tent area. Hair dryers are not permitted.
  • Please plan to be OFF THE GRID for the entire time of your safari experience. Cell service is extremely limited and there is no wifi. Emergency contact numbers will be provided and a satellite phone will be available for emergencies.
  • Mosquitoes are not a big concern this time of year, but it is a malaria zone so best to discuss with your doctor directly. We will be in the Serengeti National Park North Corridor & Tarangire National Park.
Includes
  • Ground transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha (approximately 1.5 hours).
  • One night accommodations at Olerai Private House in Arusha (July 12).
  • Dinner & Breakfast in Arusha.
  • Private light aircraft flight from Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
  • Three (3) nights at our private mobile camp – Osunyai Lamarkau.
  • Private light aircraft flight from Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park.
  • Three (3) nights at our private mobile camp – Akiba Kibwe.
  • Private light aircraft flight from Serengeti National Park to Arusha.
  • 3 delicious + healthy meals + snacks; beverages, including local spirits and South African wines, while at our private camps.
  • Twice daily game drives + unique bucket list safari experiences.
  • One hot air balloon experience in Serengeti National Park.
  • One Massage.
  • Yoga, Meditation + Fitness Classes.
  • Laundry Service.
  • National Park Fees.
  • Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • Tax.
Accommodations

The Olerai

The name Olerai originates from the Masai word for the Yellow Barked Acacia trees that are prevalent on the grounds of the lodge, casting a dappled light over the 8 acres of land on the outskirts of Arusha City. Once a private home, Olerai welcomes us with an air of calmness — an Urban Oasis, perfect for starting our safari adventure. Their philosophy is “simple-exclusivity is the greatest luxury”, and, as such, we will have the entire property just for ourselves — just like with all of the safari camps. The small team of dedicated staff are there to provide personalized service in a relaxed, home setting. En-suite rooms spread over the garden grounds provide comfortable accommodation, while lush gardens will serve as the perfect backdrop for our meals on the veranda.

Osunyai Lamarkau

Osunyai Lamarkau sits facing the rising sun on the edge of the wilderness zone, affording stunning game viewing by 4WD or on foot accompanied by an armed Ranger.

Due to the location of Osunyai Lamarkau and the sunrise setting, the camp affords a glimpse of true exclusivity — the last true luxury in travel.

It’s unique location on the edge of the wilderness zone within Tarangire — far from the main circuit — makes Osunyai Lamarkau the most remote and exclusive of any accommodations within the park.

Akiba Kibwe

Sitting in the very north of the Serengeti National Park, Akiba Kibwe lies directly in the route of the migrating wildebeest and zebra as they head towards the Mara River. The river creates an exciting backdrop and alternative wildlife haven to the surrounding short grass plains and kopje systems that dot the valleys of the north.

Akiba Kibwe, with its westerly setting, epitomizes the true spirit of an authentic, elegant safari experience under canvas. Each tent offers uninterrupted views west, situated to maximize the classic African landscape. Dining and relaxing are well taken care of in the separate tents with their billowing fabrics rippling in the African breeze.

Each tent in both locations has an en-suite bathroom with a bucket shower (part of the adventure). This is a wonderful way to experience an authentic safari, inspired by the early explorers on their first expeditions to this beautiful part of East Africa.

Price

Private Room: $15,200
Shared Room: $13,000

30% non-refundable deposit per person. Please refer to the policies page for our complete cancellation policy.

Travel insurance is required for this escape.

Sample Itinerary & Menu
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Please note all activities are optional.

Day 1Game Drive, Yoga, Circuit Training

5:30 am – Morning wake up
6:00 am – Breakfast
6:30–11:00 am – Game Drive
11:30 am – Yoga & Meditation
1:00 pm – Lunch
3:00 pm – Circuit Training
4:15 pm – Game Drive
8:00 pm – Dinner

Day 1Sample Menu

Breakfast
Egg made to order
Home made muesli with dried fruits & home made cashew nut milk
Fresh fruits
Green juice
Coffee & tea

Lunch
Deconstructed salad of quinoa, fresh local greens, roasted vegetables & cashew-nut dressing
Slow roasted chicken & black bean tostadas
Fresh fruit plate
Mid-afternoon Snack – Raw nuts & cacao trail mix

Dinner
Pumpkin & ginger soup
Grilled fish & roasted vegetables
Passion fruit sorbet

Day 2Hot Air Balloon, Yoga, Game Drive

4:30 am – Morning wake up
5:30 am – Hot Air Balloon Experience
9:00 am- Champagne Breakfast on the Savannah
12:00 pm – Yoga & Meditation
2:00 pm – Lunch
4:00 pm – Game Drive
8:00 pm – Dinner

More Info

Packing List

On account of the hot climate, it is generally recommended that you take light cotton clothing for the daytime and warmer items for early mornings and evenings when temperatures tend to drop considerably. On early morning game drives you will find that it is cold initially and later warms up dramatically as the sun rises. During night game drives the opposite is naturally the case and it is therefore suggested that you take several layers of clothes which you can either put on or take off as required. In other words, layers are essential.

Clothing for game drives, bush walks and other game activities should generally be neutral with the emphasis being on shades of khaki or beige in order to cause minimal disturbance to animals.  Laundry can be done in our camps and is washed by hand.

Here are a few other essentials:

  • Passport: Valid for six months after departure from Tanzania.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream with a high factor: African sun can burn very quickly even when quite cloudy.
  • Insect repellent
  • Light trousers – loose and comfortable
  • Shirts for the day
  • Sweater or a fleece that can be worn on cold evenings/mornings.
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket.
  • Walking/hiking boots that are worn-in if you plan to join us on a walking safari.
  • Trainers or sandals to wear in camp.
  • Athletic shoes & clothing for yoga & fitness classes.
  • Sandals to wear in camp.
  • Ladies, you may want to bring a sports bra as some jeep rides can be bumpy!
  • Undergarments
  • Personal toiletries – shampoo and soap are provided in our camp.
  • If you wear contact lenses, it can get dusty so a pair of glasses is recommended.
  • Binoculars, camera, reading material.
  • Warm clothes, such as a fleece & closed toes shoes recommended for the hot air balloon experience.
  • Electrical converter
  • Personal medicines

Visa Info

To enter Tanzania you will need a passport (valid for six months after departure from Tanzania) and a visa. We strongly suggest that you apply for your Tanzania visa online at www.immigration.go.tz . Please note, it is recommended to use this official site and not any other third party websites. The online process usually takes 2–3 weeks for a visa to be issued so please be sure to visit this site no later than June 1 to be on the safe side.

It is also possible to get a visa on arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport. The cost (as of today, subject to change) is $100 per person. However we do not recommend this process due to long delays on arrival.

You may decide to fly via Nairobi or visit Kenya before arriving to Tanzania — in this case, you will need a Kenya Visa as well. Kenya Visa applications are online and should be done at least 1 week prior to travel by visiting this website: www.evisa.go.ke. The visa application process requires some patience and persistence. Before starting, it is good to have all documents prepared and downloaded to your desktop. If you experience any difficulties, please contact the Kenya Consulate directly.

Interested in Extending Your Escape?
A few ideas to get you started below – we are happy to help plan on your behalf!
  • Add on another experience of a lifetime by trekking to see the endangered gorillas in Rwanda or Uganda.
  • Spend two nights at Giraffe Manor or Hemingway’s in Nairobi where you can have a very up close & intimate experience with rescued giraffes & elephants. 
  • Relax on the glorious beaches of Zanzibar. 
Teachers
Erica walking

Erica Gragg

Yoga Teacher / Fitness Trainer / Curator

Erica is an acclaimed wellness expert, yoga teacher & fitness trainer. She is largely inspired by the journey of wellness, the subtle to the grand discoveries each individual makes through their physical practice, inviting students to embrace a sense of play while experiencing their body in a whole new way through each unique class. With classes always set to music, from tribal to lounge to classic rock songs, Erica encourages students to find their own personal rhythm and expression, to meet their edge and challenge themselves in new ways. Additionally, Erica is co-founder and co-owner of Escape To Shape: Adventures in Wellness & Escape Artists: Luxury Travel Advisors. Erica is passionate about travel & giving back to the communities in which she visits & thrives on authentic connection, curiosity & discovery.