Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeests

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari 8 days

8 days
Price per person from 3295 USD

The wildebeest migration is one of Africa’s greatest natural cycles as hundreds of thousands of hoofed animals move as one unit in search of fresh grasslands throughout the year.

While it’s difficult to plan in advance when exactly to be in Serengeti to experience the migration, the calving season is when the herd isn’t on the move. An estimated 8,000 calves are born each day in Southern Serengeti, which leads to other residents being more active: the lions.

The calving season is a definite highlight of the yearly wildebeest migration and it takes place in the Southern plains of the Serengeti from late January to early March. If you’re lucky you might just get an action-packed game drive during your 3 full days inside Serengeti.

In addition, you will experience the impressive and beautiful Tarangire National Park and the otherworldly Ngorongoro Crater.

This is the ultimate safari experience.

NB: This tour is only available from late December to early March

Tour highlights
  • Experience one of the highlights of wildebeest migration during calving season
  • The mighty Serengeti is one of the finest national parks in all of Africa
  • Drive down the Ngorongoro Crater for a wildlife experience unlike any other in the world

your Itinerary

Day 1:  Welcome to Arusha

Welcome to Arusha

Welcome to Arusha.

Upon arrival at the airport you will meet our representative at the arrival hall. From here we will drive you to your hotel in Arusha with the rest of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation: Overnight at Outpost Lodge or similar
Meals: Dinner

Transportation: Approximately 45 minutes from the airport

Day 2:  From Arusha to Tarangire National Park

From Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we head towards Tarangire National Park, also known as the land of giants, as it is home to the highest concentration of elephants and dotted with the impressive Baobab trees.

Upon arriving at the gate to the national park, we’ll raise the roof of the safari jeep, find the binoculars and drive inside the park in search of wildlife and not least lions, leopards and cheetahs.

Tarangire is often overlooked due to Ngorongoro and Serengeti, which really is a shame, as this park is extremely beautiful and teeming with wildlife. Luckily you’ll get all 3 during this trip.

Enjoy your packed lunch one of the picnic sites followed by afternoon game drives.

In the afternoon we’ll exit the park and drive towards arguably one of the finest campsites in Northern Tanzania, where you might enjoy a cold drink or dip in the pool while enjoying the amazing views of Lake Manyara.

Accommodation: Overnight at Migombani Campsite & Lodge or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Transportation: Approximately 3 hours to Tarangire and 1 hour to Migombani.

Day 3:  From Lake Manyara to Serengeti

From Lake Manyara to Serengeti

After breakfast we’ll head towards the crater highlands as we’re passing through the impressive Ngorongoro Conservation Area on our way to Serengeti.

Enjoy this scenic route as you drive on the crater rim with views of the crater floor – a teaser of what is to come on your way back from Serengeti.

After reaching the main gate of Serengeti we’ll have a few hours of game drive on our way to the campsite or lodge inside the national park.

Enjoy the evening at your campsite/lodge as you go to sleep in the heart of the national park to the sounds of nature and roaring lions.

Welcome to the mighty Serengeti.

Accommodation: Overnight at public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 4:  Full day game drive

Full day game drive

A full day of safari is best planned between the driver guide and you.

Depending on weather conditions we can recommend getting up early morning and start the game drive when the park opens at 6 am.

You will leave with a packed lunch to enjoy at a picnic area around 12 pm or whenever you choose to.

The park closes at 6 pm at which time you must be back at your lodge.

Accommodation: Overnight in public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 5:  From Central Serengeti to the Southern Eco System

From Central Serengeti to the Southern Eco System

After breakfast we will set off for the Ndutu area, which is a part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and a part of Southern Serengeti Eco System.

Lake Ndutu is the main source of water in these parts and attracts a wide array of wildlife.

This will be our main area of game drives the rest of the time in Serengeti. Most of the wildebeest migration is usually found on the short-grass plains here during the calving season.

Accommodation: Overnight in public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 6:  Full day game drive

Full day game drive

After breakfast we’ll leave the camp and head towards the open plains in search of lions, cheetahs and leopards.

If we’re lucky we might get an action-packed day during our game drive.

Accommodation: Overnight in public campsite or similar
Meals: Breakfast, lunchbox and dinner

Day 7:  From Serengeti to Arusha via Ngorongoro Crater

From Serengeti to Arusha via Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast we might go for an early morning game drive through Serengeti as we exit and head the park and head towards Ngorongoro Crater.

A half day game drive down the crater is so much more than game drive. Not only is it home to the great concentration of wildlife including the highest concentration of lions in Africa, but the scenery is absolutely breath taking.

After a few hours game drive through the crater floor, we’ll exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive towards Arusha.

Our driver will drop you off at your accommodation or airport according to your schedule.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast and lunchbox

Day 8:  Departure and Transfer to the Airport

Departure and Transfer to the Airport

After breakfast it’s time to check out of your accommodation in Arusha. We will pick you up and drive you to the airport according to your flight schedule.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast

Transportation: Approximately 45 minutes to the Airport

tour details

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

Duration: 8 days 7 nights

This tour is 8 days and 7 nights long

Starting Destination: Arusha

Starting Destination: Arusha

This tour starts in Arusha 

End Destination: Arusha

End Destination: Arusha

This tour ends in Arusha

Included

Included

  • Accommodation: 5x nights at public campsite & 2x nights at Outpost Lodge or similar

  • Meals: 6x breakfast, 6x lunch, 6x dinner

  • Transport: Private safari jeep 4x4, Airport pickup & drop off

  • Guide: English speaking driver/guide

  • All park entrance fees and government taxes
Not Included

Not Included

  • International flights 

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
     
  • Tips for guide and drivers

  • Visa

  • Any other expenses not specified
Participants

Participants

Maximum in one safari jeep is 6 people. More than that would require an additional jeep. 

Physical rate: 1/5

Physical rate: 1/5

This tour consist solely of safari with no physical activities. 

Child Policy

Child Policy

Travel Season

Travel Season

This tour runs from December to March. 

Tour Departure Days

Tour Departure Days

Every day. 

Important remarks

Important remarks

Please inform us of your flight information upon booking. 

While we will do everything possible to see as much as possible doing the safaris, including getting the most out of the wildebeest migration, there are no guarantees. 

Tour Disclaimer

Tour Disclaimer

While we love to travel to remote places and operate many tours in these areas, infrastructure can be limited, and conditions can be unpredictable. This might influence the course of a given tour, and while It is our intention to follow the program described in the itinerary, it might not always be possible to do so. We have also on occasion taken the liberty to deviate from the program if for the better of the experience due to local experiences taking place.

The itinerary and tour description are general guidelines to what you can expect of a given tour, but should not be considered as guarantees, nor should the mentioning of possible sightings of animals, specific destinations. Heights, driving time, trekking time and any other travel times listed are approximations. 

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari 8 days

8 days | Tanzania & Zanzibar
Price per person from 3295 USD
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