8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Icon8 days
  • IconSerengeti
  • IconWildebeest Migration

Transfers

  • Airport JRO to Hotel in Arusha

  • From/To JRO/ Arusha Airport

Accommodation

  • 1night in – Arusha bed and breakfast

  • 1 night – Tarangire NP

  • 2nights– Serengeti Central – Located Inside on full board basis

  • 2nights– Serengeti Northern – Located Inside on full board basis

  • 1 night – in Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Located inside the conservation

Tour to

  • 1night in – Arusha bed and breakfast

  • 1 night – Tarangire NP

Option Activities that can participate at extra cost

  • There is option to take a balloon safari over Serengeti Plain at extra cost of USD 520 per person including Serengeti National Park Conservation Fees.

What to expect during your adventure safari

  • Private car. 4 X 4 Safari jeep

  • Bumping road while in game drives

One of the most sought-after experiences for wildlife and nature enthusiasts, the Great Migration is the ever-moving circular migration of over a million animals across the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem.

The constant movement of columns of wildebeest, joined by a host of companions, follow an age-old route in search of grazing and water. After calving in the southern part of Tanzania's Serengeti near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the animal’s journey through the Serengeti up and around in a clockwise direction towards the Masai Mara in Kenya, before returning once again near the end of the year. Along the way, high drama is always present, as thousands of animals are taken by predators and thousands more are born, replenishing the numbers and sustaining the circle of life. This amazing safari will take you to the top safari destinations in Tanzania to witness the high concentration of wildlife including the Big Five and at certain times of the year, the world-renowned “Great Wildebeest Migration”. Included in this tour are Serengeti National Park, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater

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Your Itinerary

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Itinerary Details

Start Location
End Location
Over Night
Arusha
Serengeti
Arusha Outpost
12+ Old
Guided
BLD

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Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – Transfer to Arusha

Distance: 55Km/ Approx. 1 hr. in tarmac road

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: Kibo Palace Hotel  - On bed and breakfast

Deluxe:  Arusha Serena Lodge  - 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 at a picnic site overlooking the Tarangire River. https://lifetimesafaristz.com/tarangire-national-park

Proceed with the game drive until the end of the day you drive to your accommodation located inside the park for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange: Baobab Tented Camp  - on full board  

Deluxe:  Nyikani Tarangire Camp - on Full Board

Day 3: Tarangire To Serengeti NP

Distance: 280Km/ 4-5 hrs with en-route game

We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!

We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth. https://lifetimesafaristz.com/serengeti-national-park

It's a nearly four hours drive to the Serengeti Park gates, but you can choose (Optional with extra costs) to break up the drive with one or both of the below optional activities:

Oldupai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Oldupai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you can see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Oldupai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.

Maasai boma visit: Pay a visit to one of the famous Maasai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.

After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains. Later drive to accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  Acacia Central Camp  - on Full board

Deluxe:  Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp on Full board

Day 4: Serengeti National Park Zone

Morning in Serengeti is an experience worth cherishing. You will wake up surrounded by enchanting sounds and the smell of the wilderness staring at a magnificent breathtaking sunrise view at the endless plains of Serengeti while getting ready for a full day of adventure.

After breakfast, you set off to the North Serengeti, following in the footsteps of the Great Migration and spotting herds as they look for the safest place to cross

Here on the riverbanks, expect to see wildebeest and other mammals gathered in their thousands, as they nervously wait for the first wildebeest to take the leap. Not only are the deep waters dangerous for calves and new-borns, but with large Nile Crocodiles and hungry hippos lying in wait, animals are understandably reluctant to cross and can often move to multiple different crossing points before finally making the journey over

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  Acacia Migration Camp   / Gnu Migration Camp  - on Full board

Deluxe:   Nyikani Migration Camp  on Full board

Day 5: Northern Serengeti NP

It’s an early start of the day, as you head out for a full day en route game viewing in search of some more migration action to the northern part of the park. Located on the border between Tanzania and Kenya, the Mara River is one of the most treacherous points of migration. With millions of clattering hooves, crashing waters, and predators waiting on the other side, this is the best place to catch the whirlwind action and enjoy the greatest show on earth

Enjoy your day along the river, exploring the northern and southern banks, watching the build of energy among the migrating herds, the first tentative crossings, until the final amazing crossing of the river. The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year and so sightings are not guaranteed. July through October is when you’ll have the best chance of catching the migration action. Enjoy an excellent view of the southern Maasai Mara plains towards the north and beautiful sunsets towards the west

After an eventful and emotional day, you drive back to your accommodation located inside the national park to enjoy a relaxing evening under the starry night sky

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  Acacia Migration Camp   / Gnu Migration Camp  - on Full board

Deluxe:   Nyikani Migration Camp  on Full board

Day 6: Serengeti National Park zone

After breakfast, you set off to the North Serengeti, following in the footsteps of the Great Migration and spotting herds as they look for the safest place to cross

Here on the riverbanks, expect to see wildebeest and other mammals gathered in their thousands, as they nervously wait for the first wildebeest to take the leap. Not only are the deep waters dangerous for calves and new-borns, but with large Nile Crocodiles and hungry hippos lying in wait, animals are understandably reluctant to cross and can often move to multiple different crossing points before finally making the journey over

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange:  Acacia Central Camp  - on Full board

Deluxe:  Acacia Seronera Luxury Camp on Full board

Day 7: Serengeti To Ngorongoro Conservation

Sunrise game drive, searching for big Cats while hunting, they actively hunt during the early morning. Then we proceed with an en-route game drive from Serengeti to Ngorongoro enjoying the unwinding scenery along the way.

After some time to relax in the lodge, depart for a late afternoon walk along the crater rim. This is the Guided tour around the Ngorongoro Crater rim.  Enjoy an easy 90-minute wildlife walk around the lodge and Crater rim with our resident naturalist. On this purely educational tour, you will see an array of bird species, wildlife and plants, and flowers while enjoying spectacular views of the Crater floor

Later return to your lodge located inside Ngorongoro conservation, Leisure time, dinner, and overnight. https://lifetimesafaristz.com/ngorongoro-conservation-area

Accommodation: Outpost Lodge

Midrange: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge  - on Full Board

Deluxe: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge  - On full Board

Day 8: Airport

At sunrise we drive down to the crater floor for wildlife game. 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.

In the afternoon we ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight arrangement.

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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.
    Walking safari in Ngorongoro
    WIFI on Safari jeep
    Binoculars
    All National Parks entry fee,
  • Not Included
    Flights
    Visas
    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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