8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Icon10 days
  • IconSerengeti & Zanzibar
  • IconBeach Holiday

Date of tour / safari

  • Mid- January – March 2023


  • Midrange

Tour Category

  • Calving Migration Adventure & Zanzibar Beach Holiday


  • Tarangire National Park

  • Ndutu Area

  • Serengeti National Park

  • Ngorongoro Crater

  • Zanzibar

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3,595 USD (2 PAX)

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Your Itinerary


Itinerary Details

Start Location
End Location
Over Night
Arusha Outpost
12+ Old

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Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, your Lifetime Safari driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Today you will have a driver who will assist you to board on your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  Kahawa  House  - On Bed and Breakfast

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

Distance: 125Km/ 2- 2:30 hrs.  with En-route game

After breakfast, your safari driver guide will pick you up from your lodge and drive you in your private 4x4 safari vehicle to Tarangire National Park. The park is most famous for its elephant migration, birding, and quiet authentic safari atmosphere in a unique surrounding of baobab trees. We will enjoy a game drive exploring the park. Lunch will be taken in a picnic site overlooking the Tarangire River. https://lifetimesafaristz.com/tarangire-national-park

In the late afternoon, your driver will take you for a sundowner on a special site in the park to enjoy the view of the beautiful landscape with the sunset colors. You will then drive to your accommodation located outside the park for evening Leisure time by the campfire, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange Accommodation:  Lake Burunge Tented Lodge  - Located at park border - Full Board will be served

Day 3:Tarangire - Ngorongoro Conservation, Ndutu

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation in Ndutu Area. Ndutu Form a part of the route for the annual migration of more than 2 million wildebeest and thousands of zebras, antelope, and gazelles. Ndutu is also home ground for 6 species of big cats – Lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, serval, and wildcats

The calving season is truly a remarkable time in Tanzania and has so much to offer any safari-goer looking to see something other than the usual river crossing. Calving usually takes place between Mid-January through March of each year. In early January the herds begin making their way to the south of the Serengeti (Ndutu Area) after the rains start falling. Calving Season also is a time where kills are plenty due to the large number of vulnerable calves.

Once you reach the Ndutu area you will get begin your day game drive with a convenient stop for your picnic lunch. The sweeping grassland of the Ndutu covers the region which gradually fades into the Serengeti.

In the evening arrive at your tented camp for evening leisure time, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange Accommodation:  Ndutu Kati Kati Camp   on Full Board

Day 4: Ndutu Area for Migration

Today you will have a full day to witness the Migrations. You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives with packed lunch or you can depart for a sunrise game drive, thereafter return to camp for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. During game drives, you will be able to see the fertile Ndutu plains turn into calving grounds and nurseries for the great migration. This also attracts masses of predators preying on vulnerable young wildebeest. Watching the circle of life take its course will be an unforgettable experience etched for life. The action-packed game drive will end late in the evening where will now head towards your Tented Camp for evening leisure dinner and overnight.

“Today is the day that you may have an option of taking a hot-air balloon tour at dawn as the sun’s golden rays illuminate the Ndutu plains”. 

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange Accommodation:  Ndutu Kati Kati Camp   on Full Board


Day 5: Ndutu - Serengeti NP

After breakfast proceeds to the great Serengeti National Park with an en-route game drive. In the Maasai language, "Serengeti" means "endless plain". The park stretches for over 15,000 square kilometers. Serengeti National Park is quite simply the most magnificent wildlife sanctuary in the world— unparalleled in natural beauty and wilderness. It is the only remaining natural grazing ecosystem to be found on Earth. From vast, open plains casting idyllic, golden sunsets, to steamy riverbanks and towers of granite boulders, the Serengeti throbs with life in the endless rhythm of the Great Migration  https://lifetimesafaristz.com/serengeti-national-park

In the late afternoon arrive at your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  The Whisper Serengeti  – On full Board

Day 6: Serengeti NP-Ngorongoro Crater-Karatu

After an early breakfast drive to Ngorongoro, upon arrival descend down to the crater for crater game viewing. With its abundant water, excellent grazing and natural protection from the densely vegetated crater walls, the crater provides shelter to over 25000 animals, including the endangered Black Rhinoceros. Lunch will be taken in a picnic site inside the crater.

After a great day in the crater, ascend and drive to your lodge in the Karatu area for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange: Endoro Lodge on Full board

Day 7: Karatu – Maasai Boma - Flight to Zanzibar

Leisurely breakfast, then drive back to Arusha. On the way visit one of the Authentic Maasai Boma in Mto wa Mbu (Manyara). Thereafter proceed to Arusha Airport for your 13:00 flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival at 14h20am our representative will meet you at Zanzibar Airport to welcome you and transfer you to the beach resort in North Coast - Matemwe of relaxation

Following your safari, it will be great to enjoy some days of beach holidays by the Indian Ocean.

“Zanzibar is a unique island that has managed to find a balance between being a hive of activity and calmness and relaxation. From the moment you get close to Zanzibar, you will feel a relaxed atmosphere occupying your senses. The turquoise water of the sea and the powdery white sand beaches shaded by palm trees make this island look like a paradise. The official name of Zanzibar Island is Unguza.”.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange: Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel – in Superior Sea View room on Half Board

Day 8-9: Zanzibar Beach

You will have 2 full days at the beach to relax, unwind and get tan with an option of choosing different activities and excursions as per your interests such as snorkeling, kite surfing, safari blue, spice tour, sunset cruise, Jozani forest visit etc.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange: Villa Kiva Boutique Hotel – in Superior Sea View room on Half Board

Day 10: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport

After breakfast, our driver will pick you from your beach resort to transfer you to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home 

If time permitting, have a guided stone town tour at the historical sites of Stone Town. During the guided tour, you will experience the town & the true culture of Zanzibar; visit the famous house of wonder, the sultan palace, the old museum and the old market where you can shop for various fruits and spices. You will also see the cathedral church and the old dispensary. You may continue with a free walk in the alleyways of the old town, watching the everyday local life and find beautiful handmade souvenirs in the small shops. Later proceed to the airport for your flight back home.

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Trip Details

  • Included
    Return airport transfers
    Accommodation in Arusha on bed and breakfast
    4x4 vehicles for the safari vehicle (pop up roof jeep).
    Services of English-speaking driver guide for Safari.
    Accommodations and meals as indicated on the itinerary on Safaris
    Fly doctor evacuation
    Mineral water on game drive, coffee, and some other soft drinks
    Crater tour and government taxes.
    WIFI on Safari jeep
    All National Parks entry fee,
    Flight tickets from Arusha – Zanzibar
    Zanzibar Transfers
    Zanzibar Accommodation on Half board while on Beach and BB in Stone town
    Stone town tour
  • Not Included
    International Flights
    Optional activities mentioned on the above itinerary
    Travel/medical/baggage insurance
    Tips, Laundry
    Telephone bills (Whenever applicable)
    Any other items of a personal nature
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