Embark on an extraordinary 9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari in Tanzania, a journey that will immerse you in the breathtaking spectacle of the world’s largest terrestrial mammal migration. Witness millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife as they traverse the Serengeti plains in search of fresh grazing grounds, accompanied by thrilling game drives and encounters with the Big Five. This safari also includes visits to the Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park, offering diverse landscapes and remarkable wildlife experiences.
Accommodation Options (Luxury):
Throughout your 9-day safari, you will be accommodated in midrange lodges and tented camps renowned for their comfort, hospitality, and convenient locations. Accommodation options may include lodges like the Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Farm House, Tarangire Safari Lodge, and similar properties within the respective parks.
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Your adventure begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. After a warm welcome, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Arusha. Take this opportunity to rest and prepare for the exciting journey ahead. In the evening, there will be a safari briefing to introduce you to the upcoming itinerary.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park, known for its diverse wildlife and iconic baobab trees. Enjoy a full day of game drives, where you may encounter elephants, lions, and various other species. A picnic lunch within the park allows you to maximize your wildlife viewing time. In the late afternoon, proceed to your chosen lodge or camp for dinner and relaxation.
Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
Start your day with a game drive in Tarangire, exploring the park’s varied ecosystems. After lunch, journey to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions and abundant birdlife. Enjoy a game drive in this picturesque park and a picnic lunch. In the evening, proceed to your selected accommodation for dinner and relaxation.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Depart for 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 chosen 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 central Serengeti, enjoying game drives along the way. The central Serengeti is renowned for its resident wildlife, including the Big Five. Check in at your selected lodge or camp and savor a delightful dinner while listening to the sounds of the wilderness.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park (Central)
Spend another day exploring the central Serengeti, maximizing your chances of encountering the Great Wildebeest 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 Arusha and Departure
Savor your final game drive in the Serengeti, soaking in the last moments of your safari adventure. After breakfast, journey back to Arusha, where you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure flight, marking the end of your 9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari, filled with incredible wildlife sightings and memorable experiences.
– Airport transfers
– Accommodation as specified
– Game drives with experienced guides
– Cultural visit to a Maasai village
– All park fees and permits
– 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 commence your 9-day Great Wildebeest 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 your arrival, our team will be ready to welcome you and guide you through this remarkable journey, showcasing the Great Migration and the remarkable wildlife of Tanzania’s national parks.