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Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Migration River Crossing Istock 637041774 By Vlapaev
Kenya Trip Idea

The Great Migration

An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts. An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts. An expedition that marries the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration with lesser-known treasures. Explore iconic wonders and uncover hidden gems, blending bucket list adventures with thrilling discoveries for an unforgettable journey of contrasts.
Best Time To Go
July to October
Explore the Masai Mara between July to October for thrilling wildlife encounters, as the Great Migration fills the savannas with immense herds and dramatic river crossings.
Ideal Length
From 10 days
Spending around a week in two different areas of the Masai Mara will allow you to experience the Great Migration in all its glory. Finish with some time in Laikipia for the perfect end to your Kenyan adventure.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 6
Days 7 - 10
Days 1 - 6
Days 7 - 10
Days 1 - 6
Masai Mara
The Masai Mara is Kenya’s quintessential safari destination. Dramatic landscapes – think rocky outcrops, sprawling savannahs, the crocodile-filled Mara River – host vast numbers of wildlife year-round, including over a million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle during the annual Great Migration.

  • Inspiring, acacia tree-studded landscapes.

  • Enormous variety of birds and mammals.

  • See thousands of wildebeest during the Great Migration between June and September.

  • Thriving lion, cheetah and leopard populations.

  • Private conservancies offer an exceptional safari experience and conservation education.

  • Easy to reach and connect with other safari areas in Kenya and Tanzania.
Days 7 - 10
Laikipia
Located between Mount Kenya and the Great Rift Valley, Laikipia is home to more than half of Kenya’s black rhinos. The area is an exciting success story of humans and wildlife thriving side by side.

  • See conservation in action as lodges partner with tribal communities.

  • Exclusive, small-scale lodges offering a variety of safari activities.

  • Choose from open vehicles, quad bikes, walking, horse or even camel riding safaris.

  • Home to rare species including rhino and wild dogs.

  • Mountainous landscape of rivers, hills and bush.

  • Cultural experiences with local residents.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Honeymoon Tent Exterior Cottars 1920S Camp Masai Mara
Mara, Kenya
Cottar's 1920s Safari Camp
More so than any other camp in East Africa, Cottar’s manages to combine simplicity with a real sense of relaxed style and inspired guiding, mouthwatering cuisine, and attention to detail. All of this comes together to create an unforgettable Kenyan safari in the Masai Mara.
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Hero Image Family Tent Exterior Naboisho Camp Masai Mara
Hero Image Family Tent Exterior Naboisho Camp Masai Mara
Mara, Kenya
Naboisho Camp
Nestled within lush acacia forest Naboisho Camp is a wonderfully authentic luxurious tented camp. The camp is in the heart of the action where, in between activities, you can sit back from the comfort of your own veranda watching giraffe or herds of zebra grazing on the plains surrounding the camp.
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Hero Image Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Hero Image Infinity Pool Lodo Springs Laikipia
Loisaba, Kenya
Lodo Springs
Lodo Springs is the newest and most luxurious camp in the renowned Loisaba Conservancy. This camp is made for adventure and promises an exciting and varied safari experience in a gloriously game-rich area of Kenya.
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Masai Mara Sunrise Wildebeest Balloons Istock Credit Rixipix
Connect with nature like never before
Your Kenya Safari Awaits
Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £9,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Kiba Point Hotsprings Nomad Tanzania
The Entire Family Had A Magical Trip
Mimi
USA
"We cannot express enough how truly luxurious all of the accommodations were (we stayed at 4 safari camps and then at the beach in Diani) and how everything was truly top of the line. The service was flawless and the entire family had a magical trip with memories of the warmth and love of Kenya through this perfect itinerary arranged by Paul."
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Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.
  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.



  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

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