Regarded as one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, Serengeti’s annual wildebeest migration is by far one of the most amazing safari experiences one should have the pleasure of experiencing at least once in their lifetime. With the mega-herds of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope spending more than 80% of their time on the endless plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park, it’s no wonder this park is one of the most popular national parks in the world. However, even when the migration has moved on to the Maasai Mara, Serengeti National Park still offers what some have considered the most scintillating wildlife safari experiences in Africa. The migration safaris provide you with the best chances of exploring this wildlife haven and witnessing the longest and largest overland migration in the world and one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa. A minimum of 4 days to see the migration is recommended and the itineraries usually include visits to other national parks which provides for a more enriching experience. The best time to experience the migration safari is from November to August with April and May being the optimum time.
Day 1: Arusha town to Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up at your hotel in Arusha at 08:00 a.m. and transferred to the Tarangire National Park to start off your game viewing experience in this magnificent park which is famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population, and variety of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country. After your tour around the park, you will be transferred to your country lodge where you will be spending the night.
Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park
You will start your safari at 07:00 a.m. and head to Serengeti National Park, to kick off day two of your safari. You will pass by a traditional Maasai Boma along the way to experience the ways of life of the Maasai people. %You will enter the Serengeti at around noon and spend the rest of your afternoon exploring its world-renowned
endless plains in search of one of the greatest wildlife spectacles in the world, the great annual migration. After
your game drive you will be taken to your Seronera Wildlife Lodge where you will be spending the night.
Day 3: Full day at Serengeti National Park.
Today you will start an early morning game drive exploring the amazing variety of mammals, birds, and
reptile species the park has to offer and not to forget the breathtaking scenery and sunsets. You will be back at the campsite late evening for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will start early morning game drive to explore the amazing variety of mammals, birds and reptile species the park has to offer and not to forget the breathtaking scenery and sunsets. After your tour of the park, you will back at the campsite for hot lunch. Late afternoon you will drive to Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner included
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will have an early start as you head to the Ngorongoro Crater to explore the last but not least amazing park of your tour. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few areas in Tanzania where you can find such a breathtaking blend of scenery and wildlife coupled with a fascinating historical and cultural element. The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new 7 natural wonders of Africa. After your morning game drive, you will take a break to enjoy your packed lunch at the Hippo Pool Picnic site. Afternoon drive to Maasai village for a cultural tour and enjoy the maasai tradition. A late drive to Arusha will end your safari experience.