9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari: Witnessing the Great Migration on a Tanzania Safari Adventure

Unforgettable Encounters Await in Tanzania: Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Safari From Kilimanjaro International Airport

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the heart of Tanzania, a land where captivating landscapes, diverse wildlife populations, and rich cultural heritage intertwine. This meticulously crafted safari unveils the wonders of Tanzania, culminating in the awe-inspiring spectacle of the Great Migration.

Witness the Majesty of the Great Migration:

Witness millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in their relentless pursuit of fresh grazing grounds. This awe-inspiring phenomenon is a highlight of any Tanzania safari adventure.

Explore Diverse Landscapes and Encounter Abundant Wildlife:

  • Lake Manyara National Park: Famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife, providing a scenic and unique wildlife viewing experience.
  • Serengeti National Park: Explore the vast plains and diverse ecosystems of the jewel of Tanzania’s safari circuit. Embark on morning and afternoon game drives, searching for predators like lions and cheetahs, observing herbivores like zebras and giraffes, and marveling at the sheer abundance of wildlife.
  • Ngorongoro Crater: Descend into the world’s largest intact caldera and witness a breathtaking concentration of animals roaming freely within the crater walls. Observe the “Big Five” alongside zebras, wildebeest, and numerous other creatures.

Unforgettable Experiences Beyond the Game Drives:

  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the Maasai people by visiting a village near the park. (additional cost may apply)
  • Embark on a thrilling hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti National Park or the Ngorongoro Crater at sunrise for a unique aerial perspective and breathtaking views. (additional cost may apply)

Planning Your Tanzania Safari Adventure:

  • Choose the Season: The dry season (June-October) offers the best opportunities for wildlife viewing, with clear skies and sparse vegetation. However, the wet season (November-May) boasts lush landscapes and fewer crowds. The Great Migration is generally best witnessed during the peak season (July-October).
  • Visas and Permits: Ensure you have obtained the necessary visas and permits for Tanzania before your trip.
  • Accommodation Options: Choose from comfortable lodges or tented camps, catering to diverse budgets and preferences. Some camps move locations throughout the season to follow the Great Migration.
  • Packing Essentials: Pack comfortable clothing suitable for warm weather, sturdy shoes for game drives, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera to capture your unforgettable encounters.

Embark on this incredible adventure and create lasting memories in the heart of Tanzania’s wilderness.

9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari. Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Safari From Kilimanjaro International Airport

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport
ATTRACTIONS Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.

9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari From Kilimanjaro International Airport to Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Price

INCLUDED All applicable game Park Entrance fees.

Three meals a day while on Safari.
Airport picks up on arrival in Nairobi.
Professional Safari Guide/Driver.Transportation in mini-coach
Guaranteed departures for two or more passengers booking this safari.
Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park.
Pre–tour itinerary document.
Extensive Game drives.

NOT INCLUDED Personal expense such as communication charges like emails, faxes, and phone calls

Instructor, guide, driver gratuity


Drinks like sodas, water, beer and wines

Visa Fees

Safari From Kilimanjaro International Airport to Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Itinerary


Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport this evening and transfer to our hotel.

Day 2:Lake Manyara National Park

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its elephants, hippos, giraffes, flamingos, and tree-climbing lions. Set out on our first safari to discover East Africa’s legendary wildlife amid the stunning Rift Valley landscape.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

On a morning game drive, observe the wildlife that congregates on the shores of Lake Manyara. Enjoy a guided walk around the lodge’s grounds and gardens before hiking to a nearby coffee plantation.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, travel to the Ngorongoro Highlands, where we will meet with Maasai community members. Far from the tourist circuit, enjoy a rare opportunity to view traditional singing and dancing, witness an initiation ritual, and learn about this fascinating culture from the village chief and his wives. After lunch, descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater, where volcanic slopes shelter almost 25,000 animals. Observe the interactions between predator and prey; spot colorful birdlife, from superb starlings to crowned cranes; and track elephants, rare black rhinos, cheetahs, and more.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Return to the crater floor for breakfast and a morning safari. Enjoy an afternoon to relax and watch the sun set over the crater from the lodge. Tonight, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Louise Leakey or Dr. Fidelis Masao, co-director of the Olduvai Landscape Paleo archaeology Project, joins us for dinner and a discussion about the groundbreaking paleontological finds in the region.

Day 6: Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park

Drive to the Olduvai Gorge, where, on a National Geographic-sponsored expedition in 1960, Louis and Mary Leakey discovered Homo habilis, one of the earliest members of the human genus. This morning, Louise (the Leakey’s granddaughter) or Dr. Masao will discuss the family’s legacy and ongoing work at Olduvai Gorge. Then take a private tour of the site, or accompany Dr. Masao on a walk through the area where much of his life’s research has been conducted. This afternoon, drive to our lodge in the southern Serengeti, looking for lions, giraffes, and leopards along the way.
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Day 7-8: Serengeti National Park

Rise early for an optional hot-air balloon safari or a morning game drive before flying to the northern Serengeti. With luck, we will witness the dramatic river crossings of the wildebeest migration. Great herds of wildebeests and zebras eye predators warily as crocodile snouts break the surface of the Mara River. Stay at Sayari Camp, a member of the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World collection, and take in the region’s spectacular array of wildlife on morning and afternoon game drives. On our last evening, gather for a candlelit farewell dinner in the bush.

Day 9: Serengeti/Arusha

After a final early-morning safari, fly back to Arusha. Relax at our hotel before connecting with your flight home.

Price For Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park Safari From Kilimanjaro International Airport

    9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari