Wildlife Encounters

9 Days Tanzania Migration Safari

9 Days Tanzania Migration Safari : We bring you our 9-day migration safari where each day is a beautiful adventure. Tanzania’s annual wildebeest migration is one of Africa’s Natural wonders. It is the world’s largest land animal movement, featuring over two million wildebeests: thousands of gazelles, elands, and thousands of zebras.

The movement takes place between the Serengeti National Park in the Northern part of Tanzania and the Masai Mara National Park in Kenya. These animals move in search of fresh pasture and water. The experience is survival for the fittest and the migrants must face different obstacles on their way to Masai Mara.

The obstacles include the lions, leopards, hyenas, and more; the vast water bodies such as the Grumeti and Mara Rivers invested with hippos and crocodiles. You will follow the movements of the wild animals in Serengeti National Park, observing their unique behavior, sound, and survival tactics. We choose the best month to have this unforgettable encounter. The tour gives you insights into a large animal kingdom while visiting Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater. You will also enjoy African cuisines in the Republic of Tanzania.

 Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Depending on the time of your arrival, our company representative will happily welcome you to the Republic of Tanzania, brief you on what to expect, and thereafter, transfer you to your hotel in Arusha for overnight.

After check-in, you have some rest and later in the evening spend time exploring Arusha city. Among the places to visit include the historical sites, local markets, and other attractions around town. The day ends at the lodge with dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, check out of the lodge, and drive to Tarangire National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch. Later, embark on afternoon game drives featuring great wildlife and beautiful scenery. Tarangire National Park is famous for its abundant giant baobab trees, and large herds of elephants in Africa. You will most likely encounter other wildlife such as lesser kudus, lions, elands, and gerenuk. The park also boasts the Tarangire River and swamps where wild animals often congregate to quench their thirst, especially during the dry season. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or tented camp.

Day 3: Game drives Tarangire National Park

Enjoy a full-day game viewing exploring the diverse landscapes of the beautiful Tarangire National Park with captivating scenery and other wildlife encounters.

Day 4: Transfer to Serengeti National Park (Central Serengeti / Seronera)

Today after breakfast, we will drive to the world’s famous Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area with game en-route.  The vast Serengeti grasslands are home to the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo) and millions of wildebeests.  You will have a chance to witness the Great Migration as well as other predators in action such as lions, cheetahs, and probably leopards. This is where the pace will be set following one of the awe-inspiring world’s natural wonders.

Day 5: Full-day game drive following the Great Migration

This day will set our pace for viewing the incredible wildebeest migration. Get ready to traverse the Seronera River Valley, exploring the expansive endless plains of Serengeti while observing these interesting creatures’ elaborate interactions. This game drive experience offers unparalleled wildlife sightings where the landscape is open and with enchanting views. The vegetation cover in this area offers a perfect hideout for both the hunters and the hunted. Animals in this migration include wildebeests, zebras, Thomson gazelles, impalas, and more.

Day 6: Full-day game drives in Serengeti National Park

A large concentration of wildebeests at this point will be heading towards the Mara River where they cross to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. We will also meet other visitors with the same love for animals and wildlife along the way.  Have picnic lunch and proceed with game viewing. Later return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 7: Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, with a packed lunch, we drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a game drive en route to our accommodation. Optional activities on this day include a visit to a Maasai village offering cultural insights, a visit to the waterfalls or a guided nature walk through the highlands of Ngorongoro in Karatu area where we can also see the elephant caves.

9 Days Tanzania Migration Safari
Ngorongoro Crater

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Today with picnic lunch, we descend over 600 meters to the floor of the Crater for an amazing crater tour experience. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites featuring a unique ecosystem.  It also offers one of the greatest wildlife in Africa with high chances of seeing the big five. Picnic lunch will be served at the hippo pool in the crater. Proceed for a sunset game drive exploring the forested areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants as well as the lake area, where we encounter diverse wildlife including flocks of flamingos and the open savannahs where the lions usually hunt for food. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 9: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, drive back to Arusha Town where you will have lunch before being transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for an onward flight.

End of Safari

Note: The above itinerary is recommended between July and September when you have a big chance of witnessing the Wildebeest Migration. However, Serengeti is a beautiful park all year round especially if you are interested in having an encounter with the Big Five (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard).


Prices includes:

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Ground transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle with English speaking Driver guide
  • Game drives and park entry fees
  • Ground Transport
  • Crater Service Fee
  • Park Entry Fees

Prices excludes:

  • Visas
  • Inoculations and personal insurance
  • Domestic & International flights and departure taxes (Quoted separately where applicable)
  • Optional activities and excursions
  • Drinks /beverages,
  • Tips
  • Laundry,
  • bottled drinking water
  • Other personal expenses
  • Medical, Travel, and Baggage Insurance
  • Holiday Surcharge 

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