Tanzanian Great Migration Serengeti Safari
Witness the great migration of wildebeest throughout the Masai Mara & Serengeti
This 9 day 8 night expedition will take you through the heart of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks. The annual Serengeti Migration of the wildebeest in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, the Great Wildebeest Migration is a movement of approximately 1.5 million wildebeest throughout the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystems in search of green pastures and water. Starting in Moshi at the base of Kilimanjaro you will be immersed in local tribes traditions and culinary treats, before heading out on a multi day safari through Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.Your Serengeti Central Safari in the Seronera Valley offers a year-round game-viewing mecca with impressive populations of bovids, terrestrial predators, reptiles, amphibians and birds, which remain even after the spectacular hordes of blue wildebeests and zebras, have gone From July, August to September, the Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow
- Experience the thrill of a wildlife safari during four days in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, and discover lions, leopards, elephants, zebras, and colorful birds with local guides.
- Get immersed in Chagga culture on visits with warriors, artisans, and schoolchildren, and explore a traditional Maasai boma.
- Take bush walks with rangers and examine fossils at the fabled Olduvai Gorge.
- Hike through the wilderness of a private nature reserve with our rangers for an optional night of authentic bush camping.
View Itinerary (9 Days)
DAY 1: ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
We meet and greet at the airport and we transfer you to Moshi. Overnight at Panama Garden Resort or Similar Lodge. Bed and breakfast basis.
DAY 2: DAY TRIP TO THE BASE OF MT. KILIMANJARO
Visit and learn the history of Marangu and its people. Marangu, at the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro, is a small town with a great amount of history and ancient traditions. Get carried away by the Chagga tribe, unique rainforest landscape and coffee growing insides. This full day tour has it all action, tradition and culinary. You will get a chance to visit on the base of mt Kilimanjaro, and view the mountain if you luck, overnight at Hotel in moshi. Breakfast and Lunch included.
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
In the morning after breakfast you will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after registration you will descend to the Crater Floor. You will do a full day of game drives at the floor and have picnic lunch at the Hippo poolside picnic site. After lunch you will continue with game drives in the Crater floor in search of the rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, gerenuks, etc. Ngorongoro Crater is also famous for bird life and at the Lake makat at the middle of the crater floor you can see, flamingos, pelicans Egyptian geese, and many more aquatic species. Other birds include the hammer kop, Lilac breasted rollers weavers and many more. Later in the afternoon you will drive up the Crater Rim for overnight at Rhino Lodge or Similar Lodge. All 3 meals included
DAY 4: NGORONGORO TO CENTRAL SERENGETI
After breakfast at your lodge you will depart for the most famous and the first national park to be gazette in Tanzania; The Serengeti National Park. On your way you have the chance to visit Olduvai- Gorge where human fossils were discovered by the Leakey’s family suggesting that mankind started in Africa. Inside the Serengeti you expect to see lots of animals all year round but it is the Migration herds that amaze many a traveler. Resident animals include buffaloes, elephants, cheetahs, lions, baboons, zebras and so many bird species. Overnight will be at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or Similar Tented Camp in Central Serengeti. All 3 meals included.
DAY 5: CENTRAL SERENGETI TO NORTHERN SERENGETI
After breakfast in the morning we will drive from Central Serengeti with game viewing on the way to Northern Serengeti, and continue with game drives at in the endless plains of Northern Serengeti until late in the evening when we reach the lodge for dinner and overnight. Overnight will be at Mara River Tented Lodge or Similar Tented Lodge in Northern Serengeti. All 3 meals included
DAY 6 and 7: NORTHERN SERENGETI
This two days will be spend doing game drive in Northern Serengeti areas including the Lobo area, the Bologonja areas and the Kogatende areas including a visit to the Mara River Banks on the Tanzanian sides to try and see the River crossing of the Wildebeests migration herds accompanied by some zebras and gazelles. During this time also many predators and big cats follow the animals to this area and so it is likely to see some spectacular wildlife actions like hunting. Overnight will be at Mara River Tented Lodge or Similar Tented Lodge in Northern Serengeti. All 3 meals included
DAY 8: NORTHERN SERENGETI TO ARUSHA
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation Brunch included. Overnight at Olasiti lodge or Similar Lodge in Arusha on Bed and Breakfast.
DAY 9: ARUSHA
You can catch a flight from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Zanzibar or to Nairobi for further travel or take your international flight back home or whatever your next amazing destination might be. Breakfast included.
- 9 days private Safari
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide.
- All park entry fees
- Wildlife Manaagment fees.
- All meals as indicated in itinerary
- Concession fees
- All game drives as mentioned in itinerary
- 3 x .5 liter water per person per day during game drives
- 3 nights Accommodation Double occupancy based on bed and breakfast in Moshi & Arusha ( 1 night before and after Safari)
- 18% Value Added Tax by Tanzania revenue Authority
- Airport pickup for arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport
- Flight from Serengeti to Arusha
Price does not include:
- International Flights
- Olduvai- Gorge Fee
- Items of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Visa fee ( $50 US for Americans)
- Drinks & beverages in Lodges
- Air Balloon safari at Serengeti ($575pp)
Prices are per person, double occupancy. For a single room, add $800.
Prices are based on 6 people traveling together. Maximum group size is 12, tour will not operate with less than 6 people.
International airfare to/from Kilimanjaro and airfare within Tanzania is not included in the expedition cost.