Embark on an epic 10-day great migration safari in Tanzania, a remarkable journey through some of East Africa’s most iconic national parks and conservation areas. This safari is meticulously designed to coincide with the Great Migration, one of the most awe-inspiring natural spectacles on the planet. Witness millions of wildebeest and zebras as they traverse the Serengeti and Maasai Mara in search of fresh grazing grounds, accompanied by thrilling wildlife encounters and immersive cultural experiences.
Accommodation Options (Midrange):
During your 10-day great migration safari, you will be comfortably accommodated in midrange lodges, tented camps, and boutique properties known for their quality, comfort, and convenient locations. Options may include accommodations such as the Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Farm House, Tarangire Safari Lodge, and similar properties in the respective parks.
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Your incredible journey begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. Our team will warmly welcome you and transfer you to your accommodation in Arusha. You’ll have the opportunity to rest and prepare for the adventure ahead, with a safari briefing in the evening to introduce you to the upcoming itinerary.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park, known for its abundant wildlife and iconic baobab trees. Enjoy a full day of game drives, encountering elephants, lions, and various other species. A picnic lunch will be served in the heart of the park. Later in the afternoon, head to your selected lodge or camp for dinner and a peaceful night’s rest.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
Begin your day with a game drive in Tarangire, capturing any wildlife sightings you may have missed. Afterward, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and diverse birdlife. Enjoy a game drive in this picturesque park and a picnic lunch. In the late afternoon, proceed to your chosen accommodation for dinner and relaxation.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Set out early for a game drive in Lake Manyara, exploring the park’s diverse ecosystems. After lunch, journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, visit a local Maasai village to learn about their traditional way of life and culture. Continue to your selected lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, where you’ll dine and rest with breathtaking views.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Exploration
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the “Garden of Eden.” Witness the incredible concentration of wildlife within the crater, including lions, rhinos, and hippos. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the crater’s lake before ascending to the crater rim. Later, return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park (Central)
Depart for the world-famous Serengeti National Park, stopping at the Olduvai Gorge archaeological site en route. Enjoy game drives in the central Serengeti, renowned for its resident wildlife. Witness the incredible spectacle of the Great Migration, if timed right, as herds of wildebeest and zebras traverse the plains. Check in at your selected lodge or camp for dinner and a comfortable night’s rest.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park (Central)
Spend another day exploring the central Serengeti, maximizing your chances of encountering the Great Migration. Enjoy thrilling game drives and observe the predators that follow the herds. A picnic lunch will be served in the park. Return to your accommodation in the evening for dinner and relaxation.
Day 8: Serengeti National Park (Northern)
Set out on a game drive as you transition to the northern Serengeti, following the path of the migrating herds. Enjoy the unique landscapes and wildlife of this region. Check in at your chosen lodge or camp and savor a delightful dinner while listening to the sounds of the wilderness.
Day 9: Serengeti to Maasai Mara (Kenya)
Cross the border into Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve, a continuation of the Serengeti ecosystem. Witness the Great Migration’s river crossings if they occur during your visit. Enjoy game drives in the Maasai Mara, known for its big cats and diverse wildlife. Check in at your selected lodge or camp for dinner and relaxation.
Day 10: Maasai Mara to Nairobi and Departure
Savor your final game drive in the Maasai Mara, soaking in the last moments of your safari adventure. After breakfast, depart for Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. You’ll be transferred to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) for your departure flight, marking the end of your 10-day great migration safari filled with incredible wildlife sightings and cultural experiences.
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Game drives with experienced guides
– All park fees and permits
– Cultural visit to a Maasai village
– Meals as per the itinerary (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
– Bottled water during game drives
– International airfare
– Visa fees (if applicable)
– Travel insurance
– Personal expenses
– Tips and gratuities
– Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary
How to Get There:
To start your 10-day great migration safari, book an international flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. Several international airlines operate flights to this airport from major cities worldwide. Upon arrival, our team will be ready to welcome you and guide you through this extraordinary journey, showcasing the Great Migration and the remarkable wildlife of East Africa.