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Greg Tepper’s Ultimate Tanzania Migration Adventure (Small Group)Tanzania

Itinerary Highlights

Covering three of Tanzania’s most stunning regions, and using only the most luxurious tented camps and lodges throughout, this eleven day journey will truly be one to remember.

Along with your host Greg Tepper and up to 10 fellow travel companions, you will find yourself in the heart of the wildlife phenomena that is the Great Migration of East Africa.

From world-class safari drives to outdoor bush dinners under a blanket of stars, to cultural interactions normally unavailable to travelers and unexpected surprises around every corner, this adventure includes an endless array of life changing experiences that will remain with you long after you arrive back home.

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Sample Itinerary

Day 1

Day 1: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Today you will arrive into Arusha, Tanzania. Please note the cost of your international arrival flight is not included in your program cost.

Having been met at the Airport and assisted through immigration, you will enjoy a short transfer to your luxury accommodation for the evening, Legendary Lodge. Here you have the remainder of your day to rest up and relax in preparation for the epic safari adventure that lays ahead.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Legendary Lodge
Legendary Lodge
Nestled in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by a working coffee farm, Legendary Lodge offers the perfect base from which to relax either before or after your safari adventure. Ten elegant garden cottages and two-family cottages each have private verandas with stunning views of Mount Meru. Each cottage is uniquely decorated with a blend of African styles combined with Western comforts and an air of old colonial luxury. The lodge is conveniently located, a mere ten minutes’ drive from the Arusha Airport and one hour from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Day 2

Day 2: Thursday, June 2, 2022

This morning you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast before bidding farewell to Legendary Lodge and meeting your driver for a short transfer to the nearby airport. Here you will hop on board your light aircraft that will transport you high over the rolling plains below and to your home for the next three nights, the incredible Nyasi Migration Camp. Please note this light aircraft flight is included in your program cost.

Arriving at the Serengeti Lamai Airstrip you will be met by your local guide and together set off for Nyasi Migration Camp. Arriving at your remarkable tented camp you will be shown to your beautifully appointed tents and given an orientation tour of this stunning property. The Manager of the camp will explain a few precautions to take during your stay to ensure your safety and wellbeing, as it is worth keeping in keep in mind despite your luxurious surroundings you are in the middle of wild Africa!

You can then enjoy a light lunch before enjoying some time at leisure to relax and unpack. In the late afternoon you will enjoy a casual high tea before setting off on your first safari drive.

During your stay at Nyasi Migration Camp you will have the opportunity to join two safari drives each day. One in the early morning and then another that leaves in the late afternoon and returns shortly after dark.
Depending on the status of the migration your guide may recommend instead going out on one longer safari driver, and perhaps taking a packed picnic lunch with you. This will allow you to cover a huge amount of ground and venture your way into the heart of the Migration!

Returning from the evening game drive you will enjoy a splendid African inspired meal prepared by the lodges talented team of Chefs. After dinner you are welcome to either relax around the communal firepit sipping your choice of beverage as you get to know your fellow travelers, or retire to your room in preparation for the next day’s early start.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Nyasi Migration Camp
Nyasi Migration Camp
Vast herds of wildebeest pass just outside your tent, following a migratory path worn over millennia. Far-ranging herds of wildebeest make the iconic Great Migration travelling a never-ending circuit from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania, up northwest towards the mighty Mara River, and back again. This signature migration camp is perfectly situated in the Serengeti and moves with the migration so that you are always in the heart of the action! With only eight ensuite tents and one family tent, decor is inspired by a love of nature and raw organic materials. Natural linen and earthy colors reflect the tranquility and peace of the environment, allowing guests to feel connected to their surroundings as they follow the ever-moving migration.

Day 3

Day 3: Friday, June 3, 2022

This morning you will wake up just as the sun is rising above the horizon and make your way to the main area of the Camp. Here you will enjoy a selection of coffee, tea, fruit and light pastries before hopping on board your safari vehicle and continuing your exploration of this incredible area. Your local guide is an expert in how to get the most out of the migration experience. He will therefore recommend the best course of action for the day, whether that is going out just once for a longer period of time or breaking the day into two shorter safari drives.

Please be sure to chat with your guide if you have any specific interests that you would like to explore while on Safari. These could include interests such as birding or perhaps ask about the possibility of scheduling a nature walk during which you can get up close and personal with the fauna and flora that surrounds your Camp.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Nyasi Migration Camp
Nyasi Migration Camp
Vast herds of wildebeest pass just outside your tent, following a migratory path worn over millennia. Far-ranging herds of wildebeest make the iconic Great Migration travelling a never-ending circuit from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania, up northwest towards the mighty Mara River, and back again. This signature migration camp is perfectly situated in the Serengeti and moves with the migration so that you are always in the heart of the action! With only eight ensuite tents and one family tent, decor is inspired by a love of nature and raw organic materials. Natural linen and earthy colors reflect the tranquility and peace of the environment, allowing guests to feel connected to their surroundings as they follow the ever-moving migration.

Day 4

Day 4: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Today you will have a last opportunity to experience all the Northern Serengeti has to offer. Get an early start and enjoy breakfast in camp, before heading out to the endless Serengeti plains where you will spend the day drifting through the wildebeest herds and taking in the plethora of wildlife.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Nyasi Migration Camp
Nyasi Migration Camp
Vast herds of wildebeest pass just outside your tent, following a migratory path worn over millennia. Far-ranging herds of wildebeest make the iconic Great Migration travelling a never-ending circuit from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania, up northwest towards the mighty Mara River, and back again. This signature migration camp is perfectly situated in the Serengeti and moves with the migration so that you are always in the heart of the action! With only eight ensuite tents and one family tent, decor is inspired by a love of nature and raw organic materials. Natural linen and earthy colors reflect the tranquility and peace of the environment, allowing guests to feel connected to their surroundings as they follow the ever-moving migration.

Day 5

Day 5: Sunday, June 5, 2022

This morning you will enjoy a leisurely breakfast before your guide drives you the short distance back to the nearby airstrip. Here you will board your light aircraft that will take you South into the central Serengeti region. Please note this flight is included in your program cost.

Landing at Singita’s airstrip you will be met by your local guide and together make your way to Sabora Tented Camp. This newly refurbished luxury tented Camp is set in 350,000 acres of protected wilderness in Singita Grumeti, which provides travelers with a front-row seat to some of the most prized game viewing on the continent – including of course the Great Migration.

Having checked in, enjoyed lunch, and taken a few hours to relax you will depart on an afternoon safari drive that will introduce you to this remarkable reserve. From rolling grasslands where giraffe and elephant meander in peace, to riverine woodlands where shy creatures suddenly appear from lush foliage; and from rocky outcrops favored by big cats to hidden valleys where large herds of antelope roam and graze, each game drive traverses landscapes that are as rich in scenery as they are in wildlife.

And when the sun dips on the horizon, bringing the day to a close with a brightly painted sky, idyllic sundowner stops in exclusive settings encapsulate the safari experience. Accompanied by a cool evening breeze and the beauty of the clear night sky above, the tranquil journey back to the lodge often reveals the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp charts a visionary new course for luxury adventures under canvas. A destination perfect for travelers yearning for an African safari infused with the continent’s contemporary energy and enveloped in unrivalled levels of comfort. It features mindfully created interiors with a rich combination of textures, forward-thinking and functional aesthetics, and a modern interpretation of the quintessential elements of a romantic tented safari. Celebrating Africa’s creativity and craftsmanship, the work of local artisans feature throughout. Complemented by pared-back interpretations of traditional safari style, it sets the tone for a leading-edge expression of life under canvas that is light, modern & elegant. Each suite includes a private meditation deck, an outdoor sala with daybeds, a private fitness area, and a lifestyle unit with a perfectly curated in-room pantry and dining space. A unique ‘Guest Deli’ featuring wicker baskets and fridges filled with gourmet delights allows guests to pick and choose treats to enjoy in the privacy of their suites or picnic spots around the camp.

Day 6

Day 6: Monday, June 6, 2022

This morning you will wake shortly after sunrise and make your way to communal area of the Camp. Here you will enjoy a quick cup of tea or coffee before setting off in your open 4×4 safari vehicle in search of the incredible wildlife of the Grumeti game reserve.

As your trip coincided with the Great Migration passing through this incredible eco-system, your expert guide will teach you all about this incredible wildlife phenomena as you while away the day in the midst of the massed herds. Depending on the exact location of the migration, your guide may take you south to the Grumeti River. Here dramatic scenes can unfold as the millions of wildebeest, Zebra and other animals making their way North risk the perilous crossing. Hungry crocodiles, big cats, and other predators are never far away.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp charts a visionary new course for luxury adventures under canvas. A destination perfect for travelers yearning for an African safari infused with the continent’s contemporary energy and enveloped in unrivalled levels of comfort. It features mindfully created interiors with a rich combination of textures, forward-thinking and functional aesthetics, and a modern interpretation of the quintessential elements of a romantic tented safari. Celebrating Africa’s creativity and craftsmanship, the work of local artisans feature throughout. Complemented by pared-back interpretations of traditional safari style, it sets the tone for a leading-edge expression of life under canvas that is light, modern & elegant. Each suite includes a private meditation deck, an outdoor sala with daybeds, a private fitness area, and a lifestyle unit with a perfectly curated in-room pantry and dining space. A unique ‘Guest Deli’ featuring wicker baskets and fridges filled with gourmet delights allows guests to pick and choose treats to enjoy in the privacy of their suites or picnic spots around the camp.

Day 7

Day 7: Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Today you will continue your exploration of this world-renowned ecosystem. If you are feeling more active be sure to ask your guide about embarking on a guided nature walk. He, along with a highly trained local tracker will accompany you as you track animals on foot through the wilderness and explore the magnificent plants and landscapes around you.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp
Singita Sabora Tented Camp charts a visionary new course for luxury adventures under canvas. A destination perfect for travelers yearning for an African safari infused with the continent’s contemporary energy and enveloped in unrivalled levels of comfort. It features mindfully created interiors with a rich combination of textures, forward-thinking and functional aesthetics, and a modern interpretation of the quintessential elements of a romantic tented safari. Celebrating Africa’s creativity and craftsmanship, the work of local artisans feature throughout. Complemented by pared-back interpretations of traditional safari style, it sets the tone for a leading-edge expression of life under canvas that is light, modern & elegant. Each suite includes a private meditation deck, an outdoor sala with daybeds, a private fitness area, and a lifestyle unit with a perfectly curated in-room pantry and dining space. A unique ‘Guest Deli’ featuring wicker baskets and fridges filled with gourmet delights allows guests to pick and choose treats to enjoy in the privacy of their suites or picnic spots around the camp.

Day 8

Day 8: Wednesday, June 8, 2022

This morning you will make your way back to the nearby airstrip and continue your journey South to Mwiba Wildlife Reserve. Please note this flight is included in your program cost.

Mwiba Lodge is perfectly located in the heart of a 129,530-acre private game reserve overlooking a dramatic rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River. Over the next four days you will enjoy a wide range of incredible experiences ranging from cultural interactions with the local tribespeople, to inspirational bush walks and fascinating night drives that always deliver the unexpected.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Mwiba Lodge
Mwiba Lodge
Rising from the boulders amidst sprawling coral trees Mwiba Lodge is an architectural myriad of natural elements and contemporary concepts. The landscape is mercurial giving rise to the feeling that the lodge was born of this land, rather than created. The lodge is located on an exquisite private wildlife reserve featuring an incredible array of fauna and flora. Unlike most other wildlife reserves in the area, Mwiba is able to offer night drives that allow guests a glimpse into the secret lives of many of Africa’s most timid nocturnal animals. Incredible wildlife drives coupled with authentic cultural experiences and some of Africa’s most luxurious accommodations, makes Mwiba Lodge one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

Day 9

Day 9: Thursday, June 9, 2022

Today you will enjoy a truly one in a lifetime experience. With Mwiba situated south of the Serengeti, on the escarpment above Lake Eyasi, you will have the incredible privilege of being allowed into the lives of the local Hadzabe tribe in an authentic, respectful manner. Mwiba actively works with this community to ensure the longevity of their tribal ways.

Driving to the general area where the nomadic tribe was last seen, you will continue on foot. Your guide and tracker will take you in search of the nomadic Hadza hunters who are moving through the wilderness. Upon finding them, you will have the opportunity to accompany them as they forage for their vital food sources. They will show you how to prod the rich African soil for tubers and stalk small mammals and hunt birds. You may even be lucky enough to witness the unique interaction between Hadza and the honey-guide bird who leads you to a hive of bees to gather wild honey!

When the heat of midday starts to hang in the air, you will retreat to the cool shade of a grove of Lerai trees where you will have the privilege of being part of story-telling time. Here the Hadza retell tales of their ancestors whilst skillfully making new bows and arrows. A tracker and guide accompany you to assist with translation. Today should be approached with an open mind and a willingness to embrace the primitive traditions of these fascinating people.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Mwiba Lodge
Mwiba Lodge
Rising from the boulders amidst sprawling coral trees Mwiba Lodge is an architectural myriad of natural elements and contemporary concepts. The landscape is mercurial giving rise to the feeling that the lodge was born of this land, rather than created. The lodge is located on an exquisite private wildlife reserve featuring an incredible array of fauna and flora. Unlike most other wildlife reserves in the area, Mwiba is able to offer night drives that allow guests a glimpse into the secret lives of many of Africa’s most timid nocturnal animals. Incredible wildlife drives coupled with authentic cultural experiences and some of Africa’s most luxurious accommodations, makes Mwiba Lodge one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

Day 10

Day 10: Friday, June 10, 2021

This region is a photographer’s and naturalist’s paradise, with abundant elephant, buffalo, giraffe, lion and wild dog alongside huge populations of wildebeest, antelope and zebra. For those avid birders, the Reserve is also home to hundreds of bird species. Today you will continue your pursuit of the fascinating wildlife that calls this area home.

This afternoon you will have another opportunity for local cultural interaction. Driving the short distance to a traditional local village you will meet the Datoga people. The Datoga, also known as the Mang’ati, which comes from a Maasai term meaning “enemy” are a proud, fierce warrior tribe, considering themselves to be the oldest tribe in Tanzania. (Although both the Maasai and the Hadzabe will also make claim to this). They are nomadic herders, depending largely on cow and goat meat and milk for their diet. Wearing traditional red leather dress, the bracelets around their wrists and ankles create a percussive beat for their singing and dancing.

You will arrive shortly before sundown, just as the village becomes a hive of activity as the livestock and young herders return from the pastures after a day of grazing. The coolness of dusk is a relief after the heat of the day and you can feel the energy of homestead life as the people gather together and sing words of welcome in their mother tongue.

The ladies are beautifully adorned with intricate beaded necklaces and magnificent copper bangles, while the men who stand proud and tall jump and leap into the air as a ritual of Maasai / Datoga life. This experience will offer a window into how much of Africa has existed for thousands of years, and how it continues to exist today.

Full board (Including Local Beers, Wines, Spirits & Soft Drinks)

Mwiba Lodge
Mwiba Lodge
Rising from the boulders amidst sprawling coral trees Mwiba Lodge is an architectural myriad of natural elements and contemporary concepts. The landscape is mercurial giving rise to the feeling that the lodge was born of this land, rather than created. The lodge is located on an exquisite private wildlife reserve featuring an incredible array of fauna and flora. Unlike most other wildlife reserves in the area, Mwiba is able to offer night drives that allow guests a glimpse into the secret lives of many of Africa’s most timid nocturnal animals. Incredible wildlife drives coupled with authentic cultural experiences and some of Africa’s most luxurious accommodations, makes Mwiba Lodge one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

Day 11

Day 11: Saturday, June 11, 2022

This morning you will enjoy a farewell breakfast before bidding farewell to Mwiba and boarding your light aircraft back to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Please note this flight is included in your program cost.

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by your local assistant who will help you check in to your onward flight home. Please note this international flight home is not included in your program cost.

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Pricing for Greg Tepper’s Ultimate Tanzania Migration Adventure:

Price per person based on two guests traveling together sharing one double occupancy room throughout: $25,265 per person.

Price per person based on one guest traveling occupying one double occupancy room throughout: $27,035 per person

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    When deciding what clothing to pack for a safari trip your main priority is going to be comfort, coverage, durability and ease of packing. Keep in mind safaris often include light aircraft flights on to which normal hard sided suitcases are not allowed. You will therefore want to pack your clothing and other items into a soft sided duffel style travel bag (no larger than 24 inches long and 15 inches wide) that can be easily stored along with other travelers’ bags in the small luggage compartments on board. Note there is also a strict 15KG (33lbs) weight limit for your luggage.

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    It is also important where possible to wear long-sleeve shirts and pants to help with both sun and insect protection (fleece is great as insects can’t bite through it). Mosquitoes, Tsetse flies and other small flying insects can be bothersome during certain parts of your safari and preparing for them ahead of time will make your trip that much more pleasant. You will want to avoid bringing dark blue and black clothing as this color is known to attract certain flying insects such as Tsetse flies. You may also want leave behind your favorite white clothing as they can quickly become dirty from the dust in the air and climbing in and out of the safari vehicle. Last you will want to keep in mind you are trying to remain inconspicuous while on safari and so bright colors and loud prints should be avoided. Instead opt for more neutral tones in greens and browns that will help you blend into your surroundings.

    When it comes to footwear you will again want to choose an option that covers as much of your bare skin as possible, think hiking boots or closed shoes with long socks rather than flip-flops or sandals. You will also be climbing in and out of vehicles and walking on uneven terrain that could have sharp rocks or thorns and so you will want footwear that is relatively durable. Your safari may include bush walks and so you will want to wear sturdy hiking boots on these occasions. Around the lodge area you will be able to wear more casual and lightweight footwear including flip flops or sandals, assuming you have bug-spray to stop any pesky mosquitoes that may be in the area. While in your rooms you will normally have mosquito nets over the bed area however you may still want to bring some full-length pajamas to ensure you have less skin exposed to any mosquitoes that did manage to sneak in.

    When is the best time to travel to Africa?

    The short answer is anytime! While there are better and worse times to be on safari throughout the various regions of Africa because the continent is so large and so diverse whenever you are looking to travel there will be a destination that is right for you.

    Traditionally, the best time to go on safari is during the dry season that broadly runs from June through October, however this season does vary significantly depending where in Africa you are considering. During the dry season the vegetation is much less dense and because the grass is shorter it is much easier to track and locate wildlife. Additionally, when there is less rainfall there are fewer available water sources for wildlife to gather around. This results in the animals tending to congregate around the same lakes, pans and rivers which again makes for great game viewing (and leads to some interesting herbivore/predator encounters!).

    Often during the wet season, also called the green season, when water sources are abundant, the wildlife tends to spread out over an enormous area. Many camps and lodges close during this time of year, often December through February as the dirt tracks that surround the lodges become impassable.

    Another aspect to consider, especially if visiting East Africa, is the great migration. Please visit our page that explores this topic at length as it will give you a good idea as to where the migration is located at any particular time of year.

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