Annual Migration Africa Tour

Escorted by James Cracknell

Annual Migration Africa Tour August, 2020

Annual Migration Africa Tour video


Day 1 In flight to Dubai

Please make your own way to Sydney International Airport for your Emirates flight Sydney to Dubai.

Flight Departs approximately 9.45pm

Day 2 Nairobi

On arrival in Dubai change planes and connect with your onward Emirates flight to Niarobi

JAMBO - KARIBU!! Our tours representatives will warmly meet you upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome (bubbly, wet towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and a beautiful authentic canvas pouch filled with safari essentials). We will then transfer you to the Sarova Stanley Hotel, located in the heart of the central business district for check-in.

Sarova Stanley Hotel


Day 3 Nairobi

This morning after a hearty leisurely breakfast, our guide driver will pick you from the hotel and drive to the Daphne Sheldricks orphanage. Here you will have amazing moments interacting with young elephants and other species. This centre is a nurturing home for young elephants and other species whose mothers are not able to mother them due to death, incapacitation or sickness. They are well taken care of until they are able to fend for themselves then released back to the wild. This visit takes place from 1100Hrs to 1200noon. We then proceed to the Karen Blixen Coffee Garden for lunch then on to the Giraffe centre for a thrilling experience with tallest mammals on earth. Here we have the the Rothschild giraffe, one of the three sub-species that we have in Kenya. Here we will be able to feed them with our hand, take some amazing photo shots beside them and maybe if we will, a kiss! This is a life-time experience and perhaps the closest one can get to these gracious creatures in their natural setting. Our last visit of the day is an exclusive visit to” Kazuri” which a charity organisation focusing on Kenyan Women. It’s a wonderful visit where you will see women making the world famous Kazuri beads enabling them to live a poverty free life for them and their children.  Our guide driver will drop you back to the hotel for the overnight.

Sarova Stanley Hotel L-BB


Kenyan flag

Day 4 Nairobi – Samburu Game Reserve

Our guide driver will warmly meet you at the hotel after breakfast, help you load your luggage into the Safari land cruiser then proceed to Samburu. We arrive at the intimate 12-tent Elephant Bedroom Camp to a warm welcome then lunch. We enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. The Samburu region is the best place to find several endemic Northern species; including the Gerenuk (twiga gazelle) due to her long neck, the beisa Oryx, the Reticulated Giraffe, the Somali ostrich and Grevy’s Zebra. Samburu is also an ornithological paradise, home to many birds including local species such as the Palm Nut Vulture and the Vivacious Dove. Dinner and overnight at our camp.

Elephant Bedroom Camp LDBB


Day 5 – 6 Samburu Game Reserve

Full day of game viewing in both Samburu and Buffalo Springs game reserves. Leopards are often seen at dusk. The Samburu culture is a truly fascinating one, sharing a great deal of ancestral and linguistic ties to the Maasai. The entire Samburu region is a place of breathtaking and magical beauty, a place where the vision of a deep red sunset silhouetting the doum palms along the river as a leopard emerges to hunt brings the perfect end to a day on safari...... Meals and overnight at our camp.


OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Visit to a Samburu Manyatta to see how the tribe lives in this harsh surrounding.

Elephant Bedroom Camp LDBB


Day 7 Samburu Game Reserves - Ol Pejeta Conservancy

After a sumptuous breakfast depart to Ol Pajeta Private Ranch. Situated on the Equator and with a stunning backdrop of the majestic Mount Kenya, the 90,000 acre wildlife Conservancy boasts of an astounding variety of animals. We arrive at our camp to a warm welcome, ushered in for check-in then lunch. This afternoon we depart for an exciting game viewing drive in the wildlife rich game sanctuary. We will enjoy a visit the Chimpanzee Sanctuary which is incorporated within the Ol Pejeta Conservancy and provides a lifelong refuge to orphaned Chimpanzees from West and Central Africa. Watching their behavior, watching as they do stuff with great intelligence is an experience that will brighten our day with laughter and amazement. Ol Pejeta’s combination of these amazing wildlife and stunning views guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Return to our tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp LDBB



Day 8 Ol Pejeta Conservancy

A full day to explore exotic Sweetwaters Sanctuary which is home to the Big Five (the endangered black and white rhinos, elephants, lion, leopard & Cape buffalo) and a host of other animals such as the Grevy’s zebra, cheetah, gazelles, black-back jackals, ostrich, baboons, waterbuck, Oryx, eland and several hundred bird species, We also today will head to the back country region of the reserve to try and find the elusive African Hunting Dog.. This is Africa as Teddy Roosevelt saw it years ago when he led one of the first safaris to tour Africa in comfort and splendor. The combination of amazing wildlife and stunning views across the open plains of Ol Pejeta guarantees an unforgettable safari experience. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Sweetwaters Tented Camp LDBB

Day 9 Ol Pejeta Conservancy - Lake Naivasha

Depart this morning and drive to Lake Naivasha arriving for lunch at the lodge.  Boat and crescent Island visit, optional tour

Lake Naivasha Sopa Lodge LDBB

Day 10 Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara Game Reserve

A hearty early morning breakfast then drive to the Masai Mara National Reserve, offering wonderful scenery and plenty of game. We arrive at the intimate, 20-tent Tipilikwani Camp to a very warm welcome for lunch, some leisure. This afternoon is the moment we have been longing for – we depart on an exciting game viewing drive. The Rolling plains and grasslands, stretching far into the horizons as far as the eye can see is home to the black-manned lion, the savannah elephant, the Cape buffalo, wildebeests ,the elusive leopard ,cheetah ,the spotted & stripped hyena, the rhino, topi ,burchelle’s zebra, the Maasai giraffe among many others. The Mara game reserve is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve….. For a long time, Mara Game Reserve has stubbed her authority as the ‘granary’ of wildlife in Kenya. We return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp LDBB


Day 11 Masai Mara Game Reserve

Sumptuous breakfasts then we depart for a full day adventure. We are right in time for the greatest spectacle on earth; the eighth wonder of the world – the wildebeest migration. From July to October, the fields are awash with thousands of wildebeests that yearly migrate from the Serengeti National park in Tanzania to Maasai Mara in search of pasture. They cross the Nile crocodile invested Mara River. Tens of them drawn in the raging waters, others are captured and killed by the giant crocodiles. The wildebeests are closely followed by Burchell’s zebras and impalas. Predators too in their hundreds also follow and lay in wait for those animals that become weak or incapacitated during the long journey for a kill.. Be on the look-out for the big five that Masai Mara is famous for. These include the lion, savannah (African) elephant, the Cape buffalo, the leopard and the black rhino. We may even be so lucky to witness a leopard or a cheetah sprint and make a kill! We return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp LDBB



Day 12 Masai Mara Game Reserve

We enjoy another day of game viewing, tracking the wildebeest migration which is the most exciting experience at this time of the year. We may be lucky to see a wide variety of predators (cats) that closely follow on the wildebeests with calculated moves for a kill. All meals and overnight at the Camp

Tipilikwani Luxury Tented Camp LDBB

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: Balloon Safari over the Mara plains followed by a champagne breakfast

Day 13 Masai Mara Game Reserve - Nairobi - Dubai

Today you will be transferred to a local airstrip for your flight to Nairobi. On arrival into Nairobi you will be met and transferred to Nairobi’s Carnivore Restaurant for a unique lunch experience.

The Carnivore is a unique open-air meat speciality restaurant experience. Enjoy every type of meat

imaginable, including four choices of wild game, roasted on traditional Masai swords over a huge, visually spectacular charcoal pit that dominates the entrance of the restaurant. Waiters then serve the meats directly from the swords onto your sizzling, cast iron plate. There is a wide selection of salads, vegetable side dishes, and a variety of exotic sauces to accompany the meat feast. Finally enjoy dessert and coffee. Also try the famous Carnivore "Dawa" cocktail, introduced to Kenya at the Carnivore. Dawa in Kiswahili means medicine or a health revival potion and is the drink chosen to hydrate, refresh and sharpen the taste buds!

Following lunch you will be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International airport for your Emirates flight Nairobi to Dubai

Luggage Limit: Please note that light aircraft flights in Kenya have a luggage restriction of 15kgs (excluding a reasonable amount of hand held camera equipment).

On arrival in Dubai you will be met and transferred to your hotel Hyatt Regency

Hyatt Regency Dubai


Day 14 Dubai

This morning will be at Leisure to wander the City of Dubai.

Depart in the afternoon for the magical Sundowner Dune Dinner evening in the desert.

Please Note: This tour involves off-road driving through rugged country. Due to the adventurous nature of the journey, the company does not accept expectant mothers, or those whose medical or physical condition does not permit them safely to participate in such a journey. Clients below the age of six years or above the age of sixty-five will be required to sign an indemnity form.

Transport is by 4WD vehicles for a thrilling journey over rolling dunes, deep into the heart of the desert. Enroute, stop to see camels resting at their camp, and then, from the crest of a high dune, watch the sun set over the rippling sand. Relax on comfortable low cushions in Bedouin tents and quench your thirst, explore a traditional spice souk, have your hands painted with intricate henna designs, ride off across the dunes on a camel, or just enjoy the aromatic shisha. A feast of grilled meats, fresh salads and delectable Arab sweets is served and under a galaxy of stars, entertainment is provided by a belly dancer. On completion of the tour you will be returned to your hotel.

Hyatt Regency Dubai Bfast included


Day 15 Dubai to Sydney

Bfast Included

This morning you will be transferred to Dubai Airport for your Emirates flight. Dubai to Sydney


Day 16 Arrive Sydney


Price includes:

  • Economy Air Travel Sydney – Dubai – Nairobi – Dubai – Sydney

  • Departure Taxes

  • Airport transfers

  • All meals as per itinerary

  • Full Board at Game Lodges

  • All Accommodation and sightseeing as per itinerary

  • Escorted by James Cracknell

  • All sightseeing and entrance fees

Cost per person twin share $13120.00
Single Supplement Price on Request

Although travel insurance is not compulsory it is highly recommended at the time of booking. A non-refundable deposit of $2000.00 per person is required to secure a seat.
Full Payment will be required by 01 June 2020

Credit Card fees will apply 1.5% Visa & MasterCard 3.5% Diners and Amex

Tour price does not include:

  • Personal Travel Insurance

  • Meals other than specified

  • Optional Sightseeing

  • Kenyan Visa

  • Items of Personal nature

  • Tipping


Price Includes
Land Arrangements: Transfers, Sightseeing, additional meals and accommodation as per the itinerary. Lodge Accommodation in Kenya is on a full board basis whilst accommodation in Nairobi & Dubai is on a bed & breakfast basis.
Vehicles: In Kenya we normally take a maximum of 6 clients in a vehicle so everyone gets a window
Airfare: This Quote includes all economy airfares from Sydney / Dubai / Nairobi / Dubai / Sydney.

Price Excludes
Passports, visas, insurance, emergency evacuation costs, meals not specified in the itinerary, laundry, tips, items of a personal nature including medication and excess luggage. Visa cost on
Arrival in Kenya is approx $50 USD

Exchange Rates
The tour costs have been calculated using current exchange rates. Should the Australian dollar fall in value against these currencies we will have no alternative but to impose a currency surcharge.

Deposit & Booking Form
Deposits a non refundable of $2000.00 per person is required at the time of booking. A completed booking form is also required.

Cancellation Fees
Windsong Travel’s cancellation policies will be strictly enforced. In summary, cancellations more than
60 Days prior to departure incur loss of deposit, 59-41 Days 45%, 40-31days 65%, 30 Days or less no refund

Final Payment
Final Payment is due 01 June 2020

Windsong Travel is a Travel Agent only and enters into contracts, as the agent of it’s various clients for the provision of services by carriers, hotels and tour operators. Such carriers, hotels and tour operators are unconnected with Windsong Travel and they and not Windsong Travel will be responsible to their clients for the provision of such services upon the terms and conditions of such contracts. Windsong Travel shall not be liable or responsible to any passenger in the event of dissatisfaction with the standard of services or accommodation provided or is liable or responsible for any disappointment, distress, and loss of enjoyment, arising from any act or omission whatsoever. Windsong Travel gives notice that they act only as agents for hotel, transportation companies and
tour operators and are no liable for any loss, damage, delay or injury however caused. Air and surface transportation is subject to the conditions of carriage of the companies concerned. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour

This tour has been arranged by:

James Cracknell
Windsong Travel
Shop 1 – 58 Hyde St.
Bellingen, NSW
Phone 0266550855