8 Day Wildebeest Migration safari,This itinerary offers the ultimate safari through Tanzania’s most popular Northern Parks, revolving around Ndutu (the birth place of the wildebeest) in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The highlight of this 8 Day Wildebeest Migration safari will be to experience the Calving of Wildebeest which only takes place once a year from January to end of March, an exciting natural phenomenon not to be missed…

Best time to book and visit is from December to February

Detailed Tour Itinerary of 8 Day Wildebeest Migration.

Day 0: Arrival Arusha

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha for your dinner and overnight stay. If time allows, you will have time to do walking tour in coffee plantation or option to visit Arusha National park before your big adventure starts. Dinner and overnight at Tulia  Hotel or similar HB included

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

From Arusha, we proceed to Tarangire National Park for our game drive. One of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire River which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Meals: L,D
Accommodation: Acacia Tarangire Luxury Camp

Day 2: Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

After breakfast, we proceed to the Central part of Serengeti. This park is well-known for its healthy stock of resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters: Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffaloes, and Rhinos.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Acacia Seronera Luxury camp

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we will set off on a full day game drive in the wilderness following the Great Migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over six million hooves pounding the open plains. This is just like you imagined Africa to be!

Meals: L,B,D
Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp

Day 4: Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

We will proceed for a full day game drive viewing the great migration at Mara area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Meals: L,B,D
Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp

Day 5: Serengeti National Park (North Mara)

After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti north viewing the great migration at Mara area. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note that finding a crossing is very challenging and is sometimes a matter of luck. There are instances where herds can be seen next to the river but then only decides to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp

HOT AIR BALLOON PER PERSON COST $546 (price are separate from the total price above)

Day 6: Serengeti National Park– Ngorongoro Conservation Area

In the morning, we will have another game drive in Serengeti National Park. Come afternoon, we proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Olduvai Gorge museum, a famous archaeological location in East Africa. At Laetoli, located 45 km south of Olduvai gorge, you will find hominin footprints preserved in volcanic rock that dates back 3.6 millions years ago and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

We start with an early morning game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It also safeguards the interests of indigenous people and promotes tourism.

Meals: B,L,D
Accommodation: Acacia Farm Lodge

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park- Arusha

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara for the morning game drive afternoon we make our way back to Arusha or at the airport for your flight back home.

Meals: B,L

Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)

Price person is 2550 USD

  • All Park entrance fees to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and ndutu area
  • Transport in custom safari built four wheels Nissan patrol with roof hatches / pop-up roof
  • English speaking driver/guide, conversant with all requirements necessary for photographers
  • Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary
  • Picnic lunche, to the crater floor
  • All airport transfers on arrival / departure
  • Mineral water during game drives

Items excluded:

  • All beverages while on safari / Nairobi
  • Any international flights
  • Evacuation fees
  • Telephone, laundry & any items of personal nature
  • Visa fees & international flights
  • tips for guides & camp / lodge staff
  • Travel & Medical insurance
  • Balloon safari in the Serengeti – 490$ per person
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