The Great Migration - 8 Days

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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5-79 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-6162
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
  • Witness the largest land migration on earth and see millions of animals all at once
  • Be amazed by the astounding number of animals in Ngorongoro crater area
  • Enjoy unparalled seclusion, comfort and vintage safari atmosphere
  • Visit a Masaai village to learn about the way the Maasai have lived here for centuries
The Great Migration is simply the pinnacle of wildlife viewing in Africa and is a continuous cycle of movements by the dominant migratory herbivores in the Serengeti. This is one of Earth's greatest sights but it is by no means all that Serengeti has to offer.

This package provides you with an unforgettable wildlife safari experience in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and the beautiful Ngorongoro Crater. The tour will also give you a chance to learn more about wild Africa and the authentic way of life of the Maasai people..

The endless plains of East Africa is the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the pounding of more than 6 million hooves. From the vast Serengeti plains to the champagne coloured hills of Kenya’s Maasai Mara, over 1 million wildebeest, 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle and some 200,000 zebra, relentlessly tracked by Africa’s great predators, migrate in a clockwise fashion over 1,800 miles each year in search of rain ripened grass.

From December to February the wildebeest smell rain and congregate in the Serengeti region. A estimated 400,000 wildebeest calves are born during a six week period early each year - usually between late January and mid-March. From March to May/June, the wildebeest migration moves north following the rain, to the Lake Victoria region. From July to August the wildebeest migration heads east to Maasai Mara in Kenya, returning south across the Tanzanian border around November.

The precise timing of this incredible event is hard to predict, as the path of the wildebeest migration is dependent on rain. The animals follow the rain in order to feed off the new grass whilst also being close to a good water supply. We use this information to witness the animals from the best possible vantage points throughout the game drives.
  • Day 1: Arrival to Airport(KIA) - Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 2: Full day game drive at Lake Manyara National Park
  • Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 4: Full game drive in Serengeti (Wildbeest Migration)
  • Day 5: Another full day game drive in Serengeti National Park
  • Day 6: Hot air Baloon safari in the Serengeti National Park
  • Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha - JRO
  • Park fees & taxes
  • Accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation during safari
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Items of personal nature
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and or park fees
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Kenya
  • On Nov 30 2016
4 - Very Good
The best experience-Serengeti
One of the loveliest areas lies in the heart of the park, where the Seronera river meanders across the plains, creating a linear paradise of Senegal palms and fever trees in which to look for leopards.Thanks to hope adventures we... Read more
  • Vishan Singh Tanwar
  • From India
  • On Sep 27 2016
5 - Excellent
"Safari of a lifetime"
It was fantasting safari in ngorongoro crater the eigth wonder of the world, the big five animal that is elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhino and lion, and migration that is wildbeest, & zebras are migrate from maasai mara to... Read more
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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