8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari

/8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari
8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari2019-01-19T12:35:27+00:00


If you want to see the largest herd movement of animals on the planet and also visit the best national parks in northern Tanzania, this is the perfect itinerary for you. The focus during this trip will be on the western part of the Serengeti, where the Great Migration cross the Grumeti River from May to July. The herds of wildebeest en zebra must outsmart the huge Nile crocodiles and fast flowing water before facing predators waiting on the other side. An amazing spectacle.

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  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Destination: Tanzania
  • Tour Start in: Arusha Tanzania
  • Tour End in: Arusha Tanzania
  • Tour Type: Game Drive Safari
  • Accommodation Type: Mid-range or Luxury


  • Arusha
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Crater


  • 4×4 Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • Local visits
  • Visits to Olduvai Gorge
  • Wildlife Viewing


Day 1Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

You will be welcomed on arrival and transferred to Arusha for relaxation and overnight stay.

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
Meals included: Bed & Breakfast

Day 2Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa, as it is less visited than other northern Tanzanian parks. It is a haven for birds. 550 bird species, the world’s largest selection found in one habitat, find their home in Tarangire. The stocking-thighed ostrich, the world’s largest bird, might greet you in its party dress of plumes!

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3Tarangire to Central Serengeti National Park

The lush plains of the Serengeti have made it an ideal home to wildlife for millions of years. This ancient ecosystem continues to thrive, and wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and giraffes are often seen grazing in herds. This is one of the best places in the world to spot lions dozing in a shade, leaping after a marked prey or gnawing off a share of their hunt. Depart Tarangire and drive to Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4Central to Northern Serengeti 

Early morning breakfast then depart for full day game drives at the northern Serengeti near the Tanzania and Kenya border.

Wildebeest Migration – July to October:
This is the long dry season and the wildebeest migration is moving north with the thundershowers. July, August and September are the months when wildebeest herds cross the crocodile-infested Mara River to reach the Masai Mara. And this provides for some amazing wildlife viewing.

Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest can congregate at crossing points: all crossing in a single continuous wave of beasts. And all this while tooth and claw are waiting around the sides to pick off the weak and the careless.

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5-6Full day in Kogatende Area

Early morning breakfast and then depart for full day game drives in Kogatende with your expert guide.

Many visitors only want to see the river crossings but the true spectacle of the migration is more than 1,245,000 wildebeests, 200,000 Burchell’s zebras, 18,000 elands and 500,000 Thomson’s Gazelles filling the entire stretch of landscape. The shifting columns of the herds as they traverse the valleys and the hills can only be watched in awe. There is nothing else like this on earth.

Accommodation: Mara River Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Leave very early in the morning and drive to central Serengeti for game viewing before heading Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight.

The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.

Accommodation: Mara River Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport

After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing within the crater. Ngorongoro Crater was formed 3 million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. The crater’s ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by 30,000 animals. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including giraffes, zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed safely at a relatively close range. After lunch, we precede Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to the next destination or back home.


  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Round-trip airport transfer

  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinking water on all days

  • Free snacks and water in Safari


  • International flights (from/to home)

  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

  • Alcohol drinks