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8 Days Tanzania Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

8 Days Tanzania Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

Tour Highlight:

In this itinerary of 8 Days – the Tanzania Great Wildebeest Migration will occasionally occurs From July, August to September, at the Mara River in Northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. At the extreme northern end of the Serengeti National Park, privileged observers can overlook the climax of the mass migration whilst they enjoy the newly conceded comforts of safari travel in Tanzania. 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, some drowning helplessly, foundering in narrow defiles, floundering in mud, falling victim to crocodile, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself. 

DAY 01: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43 Km 
Time: 45 Minutes

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to  Mount Meru Hotel  for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your group name on an signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Safari briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Hours:45 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park.

Distance: 124 Km 
Non – game viewing time: 2 hrs 

After tasty breakfast from your hotel the tour will departs to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world, also include Buffalo, Elephant Wildebeest, Zebra, Waterbuck, Warthog, Impala and also Manyara health population lion are famous for their tree-climbing antics.

Lake Manyara National Park has over 300 bird species including Eurasian migrant birds, acacia associated birds, raptors, and 3 endangered Tanzanian species: Rufous-tailed weaver, Ashy starlings and Black-collared Lovebird. The bush clups on the edge of the floodplain is occupied by groups of Long-tailed fiscal, the rare Pangani Long claw. The birds in the Lake Manyara forest are: Silvery-cheeked Hornbill, Narina Trogon, Crowned Hornbill, Schawlow’s Turaco, Emerald Cuckoo, Crowned Eagle and ground dwelling Crested Guinea fowl and many more can also be found in the Lake Manyara National Park. Late afternoon drive back to Karatu at Ngorongoro Oldean Mountain Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Mountain Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 03: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park.

Distance: 132 Km 
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs 

After breakfast to your hotel the tour will depart to the Northern Serengeti for a game drive in Northern Mara. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.  Find also different birds species at Northern Serengeti as Grey-breasted Spur fowl, Rufous-tailed Weaver, Fischer’s Lovebird, Kori Bustard and other birds. Later evening drive back to Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. 
  • Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 04: Full Day Serengeti North (Koga Tende).

After breakfast, the tours depart for Northern Serengeti for a full day game drive viewing the great migration. River crossings at Kogatende starts in July as the mega herd settles into the area. BetweenJuly – August- October, game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses. After extensive game drive you’ll drive back to Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. 
  • Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp
  • Guide: Professional English speaking gui

DAY 05: Full Day Serengeti North (Kogatende). 

After breakfast, you will proceed for a full day game drive viewing the great migration at Mara area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. After extensive game drive you’ll drive back to Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. 
  • Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury Tented Camp
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 06: Northern Serengeti to Ngorongoro Area. 

Distance: 145km 
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs 

After tasty breakfast early in the morning you will have game drive in Serengeti, you might be able to see predators hunting or coming from hunting. Then after the tour will depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution .Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge where you will have your Dinner and Overnight while the lodge gives you good sight for sunset.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner. 
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide 

DAY 07: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha.

Distance: 145 Km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

After an early breakfast with your picnic lunch box from your lodge, you’ll descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You’ll visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon after extensive game drive you’ll drive back to Arusha to your hotel for dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 08: Departure from Arusha to JRO Airport.


You can also arrange to visit girls center Inuka Tusonge Foundation (ITF) and spent at least one hour with underprivileged girls and share some ideas with them while having a cup of African coffee, which arranged by the company before you leave to the airport.

Or go direct to the JRO Airport.

After tasty breakfast from the hotel in Arusha you will be picked up for the transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) where you’ll board your flight back to your lovely country with good memorable of Africa

Tour Includes:

  • Arusha Accommodation before & after safari.
  • Transportation in 4×4 pop-up safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation during safari
  • Airport Transfer to and from
  • All national park fees
  • Mineral water
  • Free Wi-Fi

Tour Excludes:

  • Flight
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
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