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GREAT SERENGETI MIGRATION TRAIL- MARA RIVER CROSSING

The Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, also known as “The Great Migration” takes place between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara and is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeest and zebra’s migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal. The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $3626 - $4125
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: May - December
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Wildebeest Migration Seasons: The Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, also known as “The Great Migration” takes place between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara and is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeest and zebra’s migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal. The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.
Trip: Starts and ends at Kilimanjaro Airport: Best Time: Mid June to end November Accommodations: –Safari Lodges and Tented Camps Highlights include: -Serengeti National Park (Wildebeest Migration) -Ngorongoro Crater (the largest unbroken caldera in the world) - Tarangire National Park -Lake Manyara National Park Optional activities: -Maasai Village/Boma visit -Olduvai Gorge Museum visit -Guided walk on Ngorongoro Crater rim -Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti ITINERARY: Arrive to Tanzania Meet on arrival and transfer to Arusha for overnight. Accommodation: Planet Lodge-BB Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park 0830 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart from Arusha to Tarangire National Park for game drive. 1300 Hrs. Stop at the Picnic Site for Picnic Lunch, 1400 Hrs. Continue for evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Maromboi Tented Lodge Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park Starting from your lodge - After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing, lunch at your picnic site 1400 Hrs. Drive straight to Ngorongoro for relaxation and enjoy a breathtaking sunset. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast Accommodation: Rhino Lodge/Similar Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti 0730 Hrs. After breakfast, drive and descend into the crater floor with your lunch box for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories. 1300 Hrs. Stop at the Picnic Site for Picnic Lunch, which will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. 1400 Hrs. Ascend the crater drive and drive to Serengeti National park for your dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Tented Camp/Similar Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Day 4: Central Serengeti – Northern Serengeti National Park 0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park 0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast. 1030 Hrs. After your breakfast; depart with picnic lunch to northern Serengeti 1300 Hrs. Break for lunch which will be served at the picnic area. 1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Tented Camp Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp/Similar Day 5: Northern Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests) 0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park 0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure. 1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge. 1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Tented Lodge Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp/Similar Day 6: Northern Serengeti National Park (Tracing the direction of the Wildebeests) 0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park 0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure. 1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge. 1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Tented Camp Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp/Similar Day 7: Full day in Northern Serengeti: Mara River area 0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park 0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure. 1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge. 1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonja area following the great migration at Mara River. Dinner and overnight at Lodge Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp/Similar Day 8: Northern Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport 0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the in the Park 0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at Leisure. 1200 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your Lodge. 1300 Hrs. Transfer to Kogatende Airstrip for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with your departure flight home. Accommodation: N/A Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch End of your tour. Price Includes: - Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary - Sightseeing as specified in itinerary - Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof - All parks entrance fees - Service of English Speaking driver guide - Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day. - Flights from Serengeti to Arusha/ Kilimanjaro Airport - Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide. - Government taxes and levies Price Above Excludes: - Airport transfers (can be arranged upon request) - International and domestic flights and departure taxes - Accommodation in Arusha after safari (can be arranged upon request) - Easter and Christmas Holidays Surcharge - Hot and cold drinks. - Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti - Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma - Optional flying doctors insurance (we can arrange upon request) - Tips to the driver/guide. - And all not mentioned in the itinerary above. - Tourist visas - Personal travel/medical insurance - Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages - Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Arusha Planet Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
  • Serengeti Acacia Tented Camp
  • Mbugani Migration Tented Camps
  • Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp
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