Serengeti Great Migration

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Serengeti Great Migration

Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is renowned for its incredible annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking fresh pastures and water, the herds move north from the breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. The region around Moru Kopjes and west of Seronera gets congested with hundreds of thousands of animals. Most cross the crocodile-infested Grumeti River while others veer northeast to the Lobo Hills, home to black eagles. Some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.  

This Tanzania Safari tour features Serengeti National Park alongwith Ngorongoro Crater. Located west of Arusha, it is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world. Surrounded by a 400-600m rim, the Crater allows the wild life to roam free. It is one of the few places where you can see the Big 5 in a single day and it also hosts the endangered black rhino.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 10-DAY SERENGETI GREAT MIGRATION…And, experience safari in Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park.
 

What We Love
  • Around the Lake Manyara National Park, see its tree-climbing lions
  • In the Ngorongoro Crater see a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five
  • Stay in luxury resorts/camps located in the path of the Great Migration
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience
Need to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour but may require walking on rough surfaces & 4x4 drives
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice
  • Some activities on this tour may be on shared basis

Review

Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, an area of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations.
 
Continue to Ngorongoro Crater, home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. You may also see huge flocks of bright pink flamingos converging on the crater’s lake. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. If desired, we can also arrange for cultural touring; such as visits to villages of the semi-nomadic Maasai who coexist with the wildlife, practicing traditional livestock grazing.
 
Next, fly to Singita Grumeti Reserves, a private game concession at the edge of Serengeti National Park. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration. Spend two nights at a rustic mobile tented camp, followed by two nights in a stylish, riverside luxury safari lodge, then finish your tour with two nights in East Africa’s most luxurious tented camp. Enjoy spectacular game drives—Grumeti Reserves’ status as a private concession means you will be able to view wildlife unfettered and without crowds.
 
If desired, also enjoy walking and night-time safaris, as well as game drives into neighbouring Serengeti National Park. You will also have plenty of time to indulge in spa treatments, play tennis, swim, and enjoy delicious gourmet meals. Return to Kilimanjaro, where you will be assisted to your international flight.
 


 

 
Serengeti Great Migration Tanzania
Serengeti Great Migration Arusha, Ngorongoro, Singita Grumeti Reserves (Serengeti)
(10 Days – Travel Any Day)
 
 
Day 01 – Arrive Tanzania
Arusha Begin with an overnight stay at a luxury lodge near Arusha, an area of lush, mountainous landscapes, Maasai settlements and coffee plantations.
Overnight at Hotel (D)
 
Day 02 – Transfer
Ngorongoro Private transfer to Arusha Airport for scheduled flight to Manyara. Arrival transfer to Ngorongoro for 2-night stay. Ngorongoro Crater, is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including the Big Five as well as hippopotamus, which are otherwise uncommon in the area. You may also see huge flocks of bright pink flamingos converging on the crater’s lake. 
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 03 – Safari
Ngorongoro Full-day game drive. Options for cultural activities. Stay at a luxury lodge perched on the crater’s rim, and enjoy spectacular views and exciting game drives in the crater. Here the wildlife coexists with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing. If desired, we can also arrange for cultural touring; such as visits to villages of the semi-nomadic Maasai who coexist with the wildlife, practicing traditional livestock grazing.
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 04 – Transfer
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning game drive. Private transfer to Manyara Airport for flight to Singita Grumeti Reserves, then transfer to Singita Explore Tented Camp, Singita Grumeti Reserves, is a private game concession at the edge of Serengeti National Park. The area is known for its abundant wildlife—including elephants, leopards and plentiful lions—as well as its ideal location, which offers prime opportunities to view the annual great wildebeest migration. 
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 05 to 09 –Safari
Singita Grumeti Reserves Morning and afternoon game drives. Spend two nights at a rustic mobile tented camp, followed by two nights in a stylish, riverside luxury safari lodge, then finish your tour with two nights in East Africa’s most luxurious tented camp. 
 
Enjoy spectacular game drives—Grumeti Reserves’ status as a private concession means you will be able to view wildlife unfettered and without crowds.
Overnight at Camp (B, L, D)
 
Day 10 – Airport Transfer
Depart Tanzania
Private transfer to airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro airport for international flight.
 

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There There are regular flights to Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro (near Arusha) from South Africa, Europe and the United States. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is situated 46km/29mi east of Arusha, the starting point for Tanzania's most popular Northern Safari Circuit.

Some domestic flights out of Arusha will leave from Kilimanjaro International Airport, but most flights to reserves leave from the much smaller Arusha Airport (ARK) located 8km/5mi west of town. From either airport you can catch an internal flight to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Zanzibar and most other destinations in Tanzania.

Tanzania's main airport is Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) located 13km/8mi southwest of Dar es Salaam. The latter is the entry-point for visitors to the southern parks and Zanzibar.

When to go January to March: The best time to visit the Serengeti when the grazers are calving. These are also the warmest months.

April and May: This is the 'green season' with lush vegetation, full rivers and lakes, and abundant birdlife and wild flowers, as well as baby animals. Best to avoid, as ‘long rains’ can be heavy and can make unsealed road travel difficult.

June to October (dry season): These are the coolest months when the weather is less humid, but still warm. It's a good time for game viewing and ideal for walking safaris, as animals start to congregate around shrinking water sources. The best time to witness the wildebeest migration is from August to October that usually takes place after the long rains.

November onwards (rainy season): Things get increasingly wet and sticky. Within this framework, different areas have different patterns. Whale shark season is October to March.

Visas All British passport holders need a tourist or business visa to enter Tanzania. You are advised to obtain one before travelling by applying at least a month ahead to the Tanzanian High Commission.

It is possible to get a tourist or business visa for a single entry on arrival at main ports of entry to Tanzania, but this is subject to the fulfilment of all immigration requirements. You won’t be able to get a multiple entry visa on arrival.

Passport validity: Your passport should be valid for a minimum period of 6 months from the date of your visa application.

Visa information source: www.gov.uk