- 8 Days from$1920 p/p in USD
- DeparturesYear Round
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Budget, Camping, Mid Range
The great Serengeti National Park’s wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala, in an annual, fairly predictable, pattern. They migrate throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and now it’s thought better quality water too. Also spend some magical safari days in Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater.
- Safari types:Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
- You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
- Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Colobus Monkey, Baboon, Dik Dik, Chimpanzee, Waterbuck, Bush Baby
- Activities:Game Drive, Birding, Cultural Experience
- Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
- Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
- Minimum age:5
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,920 per person
- Accommodation & meals
- A professional driver/guide
- All activities & transportation as per itinerary
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Drinking water on all days
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All taxes/VAT
- Flights & visas
- Alcoholic drinks
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance etc)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
Day by Day Overview
From Arusha, we’ll head towards Tarangire National Park, among the largest national parks of Tanzania with its location in the Manyara region. This is the place where elephants, tree climbing lions are found in large numbers along with the fascinating baobab trees, also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. The park is especially known for the Tarangire River which flows all year round and is the only source of water for wildlife during the dry seasons. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
After breakfast, we proceed to the central part of Serengeti National Park. This park is well-known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters in days gone by: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
After enjoying morning breakfast, we’ll set off for a full day game drive into the Serengeti wilderness following the great migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania one of the top safari destinations in Africa. A World Heritage Site designated by UNESCO. Serengeti National Park is home to around 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle which join in with the migrating herds of wildebeest in search of fresh grazing land. Keep your ears open and listen to the sounds and squeaks of over six million hooves pounding the savannah and open plains. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
We’ll be setting off to the Mara area to view the great migration on a full day basis. In the Wagakuria area, the resident animals are exceptionally high in number, but the key feature of the Mara area is the Mara River which offers excellent opportunities to witness the river crossing event. Herds can be seen crossing north on one day and make their way back the other day. But this is an unpredictable event which can be just a matter of luck. The area is further adorned by kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation, and grassland which are similar to that of Masai Mara Game Reserve in neighbouring Kenya. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti north viewing the great migration at Mara area. The main highlight of this area is the Mara River and the herds crossing the Mara River, but it should be noted that timing the crossing event is challenging and sometimes depend solely on luck. There are instances where herds can be seen right next to the river but might cross it after two or three days have gone by. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
In the morning, we will have another game drive in Serengeti National Park then in the afternoon we’ll proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Visit the Olduvai Gorge museum which is a renowned archaeological site in East Africa. At Laetoli, which is located 45 km south of Olduvai Gorge, you’ll find footprints of early hominin. These remain preserved in the volcanic rocks date back 3.6 million years ago and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
The final day kicks off with an early morning game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. The whole of Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a highland area and the crater is its focal point. It stretches along the Rift Valley system and regarded as its eastern arm. The conservation area was established with the purpose to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It further safeguards the interest and morale of indigenous people and promotes sustainable tourism. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
After breakfast, we make our way back to Arusha or at the airport for your flight back home.