Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti Safari

A safari dedicated to the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, one of the most spectacular and unforgettable events in the world. Be in the thick of this miracle and see how the most significant flow of animals on the planet swallows up the vast plains of the savanna as they navigate to overcome the obstacles that awaits! This once-in-a-lifetime experience is at the top of many bucket lists, and this is the chance to be a part of it all with the best suited safari guides who know these vast spaces like the back of their hands, so you don’t miss out a thing!

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The great wildebeest migration in serengeti

HIGHLIGHTS

Experience the miracle of the annual wildebeest migration

Witness the incredible array of wildlife in Serengeti

Explore Ngorongoro Crater‘s stunning amphitheater and wildlife

Enjoy Tarangire National Park and its iconic baobab trees 

The Majestic Great Wildebeest Migration and Must-see’s in Tanzania

Dive into in the annual spectacle of the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, a natural wonder that unfolds in the vast and ever-changing Serengeti ecosystem. Envision a canvas painted with over 1.5 million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and other grazing animals. This grand procession, a symphony of movement and survival, transforms the Serengeti plains into a living tapestry of life. Not only will you be at the front seat of this unreal spectacle – you’ll also be treated with stunning landscapes that showcase the diverse ecosystems of the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. Your journey will be filled with opportunities to observe the rich and diverse wildlife, from mighty lions and graceful giraffes to majestic leopards and giant elephants.

 

Contribute to Positive Changes and Environmental Responsibility

Your Great Wildebeest Migration Safari experience is an opportunity to contribute to the area’s conservation. Every moment of your journey is carefully curated to minimize environmental impact and maximize positive outcomes for both nature and local communities. As a certified Travelife Partner, we stand as a beacon of excellence in social and environmental responsibility, ensuring that your expedition is not only a source of awe-inspiring memories but also a force for positive change in the places you explore.

If you want to look at other Safari experiences, check out our best-seller Big Five Safari, or why not go for two birds with one stone and choose our Classic Tanzania and Kenya Safari? Or how about crafting your very own adventure from scratch? Contact us for a tailor made journey – anything is possible with World Adventure Tours!

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Day 1

MOSHI | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. After clearing customs, look for your driver. They will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. Your driver will transport you to Moshi.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar

Day 2

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK | HIGHVIEW HOTEL

You will be impressed with Tarangire National Park. Most visitors love the distinct shapes of the baobab trees silhouetted against the sky, making this place feel like a fairy-tale African landscape. Or visitors remember the elephants that roam in family bands everywhere throughout the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll also encounter the big cats – lions especially, cheetahs and leopards – that are always possible here. And there’s a fair degree of certainty that you will tick wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, and zebra off your wildlife-viewing list.

Overnight at Highview Hotel (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 3-4

SERENGETI | IKOMA WILD CAMP

Welcome to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Serengeti, one of Africa’s top safari destinations. While you’re here. There’s an excellent chance that you’ll see leopards along the dry riverbanks, cheetahs out on the grasslands, and elephants, giraffes, and all kinds of antelopes everywhere across the park. Watch also for the Serengeti’s famous lion prides. And that’s just the start. Some of the planet’s largest and most diverse wildlife populations roam the Serengeti, not to mention millions of wildebeest and zebras, which migrate across the plains yearly.

Overnight at Ikoma Wild camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 5

SERENGETI | SERENGETI WILDEBEEST CAMP

The great wildebeest migration follows a circular pattern, with the animals moving clockwise around the Serengeti ecosystem. The migration is driven by the need for the animals to find fresh grazing and water and is closely tied to the seasonal rains. The wildebeest typically give birth to their calves in February; by June, the herds start to move north in search of greener pastures. They cross the Mara River into Kenya in July or August, staying until October or November before returning south to Tanzania. The migration is difficult for the animals, as they must navigate through predators such as lions, hyenas, and crocodiles. It is also a popular time for tourists to visit the Serengeti, as they can witness this incredible natural spectacle up close.

Overnight at Serengeti Wildebeest Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Day 6

NGORONGORO CRATER | SPRINGLANDS HOTEL

Ngorongoro is a special place, and the first time you descend onto the crater floor is like no other safari experience in Africa. This is a world unto itself, one where you’ll encounter the crater’s 600-strong population of hyenas, as well as critically endangered black rhinos. You’ll also find elephants with larger-than-average tusks and more than 50 lions living in the crater.
But the sheer beauty of Ngorongor will most likely live longest in your memory. From early morning, mist rises from the crater, revealing steep, forested walls, sheltered waterways where hippos wallow, and a world of abundant wildlife hidden away from the rest of the world. This marks the end of your safari in Tanzania. We hope you enjoyed your trip and are planning your next safari. You will be driven to Springlands Hotel in Moshi, or a Hotel in Moshi or Arusha.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar

Day 7

DEPARTURE

Your Tanzanian safari is drawing to a close, and we’re sure you will enjoy it as much as we have—Karibu sana.

Discover the Heart of Africa on the Front Row

Witness the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti, not as an observer, but as a participant in the ancient rhythms of life and survival. Experience the raw pulse of Africa on a journey that is more than just a safari – it’s your entry into the heart of the wild, where every sense is awakened, and every moment is a memory in the making.

  • Front-row seats of breathtaking moments of the circle of life in its purest form, where nature’s most captivating scenes unfold before your eyes.
  • Expert multilingual guides who bring the environment to life, offering insights into the ecosystem that you can’t find on the internet, will be by your side as you experience the Serengeti. Their expertise ensures an enriching experience, deepening your understanding of the African wilderness.
  • Balloon Safari option to get the most out of your adventure – glide silently above the herds, witnessing the wildebeest migration from a bird’s eye view, and watch as dawn paints the vast plains in a palette of unforgettable colors.

 

Experience with Insights and Unreal Views from Above

This natural phenomenon is truly an unparalleled sight of nature in motion. Watch dramatic events take place as hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and other wildlife traverse the vast plains of the Serengeti in their search for greener pastures. This happening is a testament to the circle of life in the animal kingdom, and you’ll be there to witness it all.

Your Great Wildebeest Migration safari will be by the presence of knowledgeable and multilingual guides who will be with you every step of the way, and share with you their insights into the flora, fauna, and cultural heritage of the region. Every moment is an opportunity to learn, observe, and be utterly transformed by the wonders of the wild.

Don’t miss out on our wildly popular Balloon Safari Add-on for jaw-dropping views of the herds as the sun bathes the landscape in warm hues, creating a magical experience that adds an extra layer of enchantment to your safari adventure.

TANZANIA ACTIVITIES

 

sweet-flamingos Short n’ Sweet Safari 2 Days From $499 USD Visit Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater to get your fill of wildlife in just two days, an experience that will stick with you for life! Read more
tarangire-product Safari in Tarangire National Park Day Trip From $199 USD Lots of Safari packed into a single day! Enjoy herds of elephants and a spectacular variety of exotic birds in the wonderful Tarangire! Read more
materuni-waterfalls Materuni Waterfalls and Coffee Plantation Day Trip From $99 USD Swim in the clear pool and visit the nearby village and learn about the craft of local coffee-making. Read more
Canoeing-in-Lake-Chala Lake Chala Hike and Canoe Day Trip From $129 USD Try some canoeing or just soak up the panoramic view of the tropical forest by the lake. Read more
kilimanjaro-marathon-product Kilimanjaro Marathon Day Trip From $239 USD Combine a physical challenge with breathtaking scenery and Tanzanian culture, all while contributing to charitable causes. Read more
african-wildlife A Taste of The Savanna Safari 2 Days From $399 USD Experience a short but impactful safari, blending wildlife wonders and stunning landscapes across Tarangire National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Read more
usambara-mountains-product Usambara Mountains From 2 days Price from $1100 Visit the Usambara Mountains, an off the beaten track add on that will leave you blown away! Read more
olduvai-gorge-product Olduvai Gorge Tour Day Trip $59 Get to see where it all started - the cradle of humanity! Read more
walking-safari-product Walking Safari Day Trip from $700 Feet on the ground, exposed in the wild. No better way to experience the national parks! Read more
tarangire-balloon-product Tarangire Balloon Safari Day Trip from $510 USD Get a birds eye view of the Tarangire National Park! Read more

 

 

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Moshi, TZ
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Ngorongoro, TZ
8:44 pm, June 16, 2024
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Pressure 1017 mb
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Sunrise: 6:40 am
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Kiratu, TZ
8:44 pm, June 16, 2024
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Pressure 1016 mb
Wind 3 mph
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Sunrise: 6:40 am
Sunset: 6:35 pm

What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

A visa.

A valid passport.

Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?

All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites.

Is Tanzania safe to travel to?

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.

When does the wildebeest migration take place?

The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water.

Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?

Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?

Most popular national parks are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?

Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.

What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.

What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?

Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks.

What should I wear on my safari?

It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects.

What is the tipping etiquette for safari guides and mountain crews on trips like this?

Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari/mountain climb. The size of tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet together before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience. You should prepare an envelope after your trek for your tip money at the Hotel. You can use US dollars, Euros, TZ Shillings or a combination of these. Please ask the Safari/Climbing coordinator at the Hotel for advice.

RECOMMENDED TIP:

Mountain Climbs: $25-50 USD per Day per Climber to be shared between guides, chefs and porters.

Safaris: Driver/Guide: $35-50 USD per Day per Car. If it is a camping safari there will be a tip for the cook $10 USD per Day.

THESE ARE JUST GUIDELINES AND TIPS CAN BE GIVEN TO SAFARI STAFF/MOUNTAIN CREW ACCORDING TO SERVICES PROVIDED.

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Elephants in ngorongoro crater

Accommodation

Springlands Hotel

Springlands Hotel in Moshi, 29 km from Kilimanjaro, offers accommodation with amenities like an outdoor pool, complimentary parking, a bar, 24-hour reception, and free WiFi. Continental or à la carte breakfast is served at the hotel.

Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, satellite TV, a kitchenette, dining area, and private bathroom with all essentials, including a kettle. Enjoy a hiking around Moshi, with a mini-supermarket just 3 km away.

Upgrade to Chanya Lodge or Arusha Villa or Gran Melia Hotel.

Upgrade available

Highview Hotel

The hotel offers dining in its restaurant or in the serene garden, with a mix of local and international dishes served à la carte or buffet style. Packed lunches are available for day trips. In the lounge, relax with a drink, enjoy board games, internet access, or cultural shows. The gardens provide shaded seating and house an organic vegetable and fruit garden.

Guests can enjoy hiking around Moshi, with a mini-supermarket just 3 km away.

Upgrade to Highview Coffee Lodge or Endoro Lodge.

Upgrade available

Ikoma Wild Camp

This camp Is situated in the middle of Serengeti Ecosystem, between Grumeti and the Ikorongo Game reserve, and features a blend of 10 huts/Boma and 15 spacious, well-furnished tents with ensuite bathrooms.

Along with stunning views, the camp offers modern amenities like internet access, bar activities, sundowner cocktails, bush meals at private sites and the multi-cuisine restaurant provides a memorable dining experience alongside the impressive wildlife.

Upgrade to Serengeti Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp or Kenzan Tented Camp.

Upgrade available

Serengeti Wild/Wildebeest Camp

The Serengeti Wild Camp features 20 spacious, self-contained tents, offers a close-to-nature experience including hearing distant elephant trumpeting at night.

Nearby, the Serengeti Wildebeest Camps – an extra area with 10 similar tents, providing comfortable wildlife encounters in the heart of Serengeti National Park.

Both camps offer modern amenities like internet, bars, a multi-cuisine restaurant and special dining experiences, including bush meals.

Upgrade to Serengeti Safari Lodge or Ole Serai Luxury Camp or Kenzan Tented Camp.

Upgrade available

Accommodation Upgrades

Chanya Lodge

Chanya Lodge is licated at the foothills of the majestiv Mount Kilimanjaro, juat outaide Moshi in Tanzania. A convenitently drive from the airport it’s perfect for trekkers, tourists, families and business visitors.

The residence offers 32 en-suite rooms, a large pool, a diverse cuisine restaurant and beautiful grassy gardens.

Endoro Lodge

Luxury accommodations with elegant chalet-themed rooms with fireplaces and immersion tubs, a swimming pool, a well-stocked bar and conference facilites with a P.A system for over 40 people.

Welcome to privacy, tranquility and elegance.

 

Gran Melia Hotel, Arusha

This magnificent hotel Is located between the majestic Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, unveiling the natural beauty of Tanzania’s wilderness.

Enjoy an oasis of five-star luxury and comfort with unbeatable facilities, exclusive suites, international cuisine, spa, an infinity pool and a gym – it’s the ideal retreat for an exciting safari adventure or a luxurious business meeting.

Highview Coffee Lodge

This 8 cottage lodge comes with beautiful views over local hills and farmland, and is a gateway to Tanzania’s Northern circuit and local cultures, including Mbulu, Iraqw, Bushmen and Maasai tribes.

The lodge features 12 rooms, a pool, internet, a lounge with a bar and a fireplace, local and continental dinig, gardens, spa services and a gift shop.

Serengeti Safari Lodge

Located in the Seronera Tana Spring Area of Serengeti National Park, Serengeti Safari Lodge offers 15 luxury self-contained tents with private facilites.

Enjoy a luxurious experience with amenities as a swimming pool, spa services, a restaurant with local and continental dishes, a bar with a fireplace, internet access and a gift shop.

 

Ole Seria Luxury Camp, Moru Kopjes

Ideally located in the Central Seronera region of Serengeti National Park, near Moru Kopjes and Lake Magadi, this luxury camp is surrounded by hills and close to the Mbalageti/Seronera River and its diverse array of wildlife and a nearby hippo pool.

It features 20 well-appointed luxury tents, all en-suite with modern amenities, providing guests with panoramic views of nature and wildlife from the comfort of their beds or verandas.

Kenzan Tented Luxury Camp

Located in Seronera, central Serengeti, this camp provides a peaceful stay in a wildlife-rich area. With essential amenities as luggage storage,and dining services including bush meals and a breakfast buffet. Activities as safaris and balloon rides can be provided.

Rooms feature comforts such as free Wi-Fi, safari showers, and mosquito nets, catering to both luxury and convenience.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation and all meals during safari
  • All transportation
  • Meals (As specified in the day-to-day section)
  • Taxes / VAT
  • 4×4 transport with an English-speaking local driver/guide
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • National Park Fees

Price does not cover:

  • Domestic and International flights
  • Balloon excursion in Tanzania
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, Visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drinks during the Safari
  • Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff, and porters – Find guidelines in the FAQ

Rest assured, we’re here to assist with anything not covered in the price.
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