The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

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  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 6 days
  • tour type Private
  • minimum participants 2
  • age requirement 4-99 yrs
  • max group size 6
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-9673
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  • Starts Arusha, Tanzania
  • Ends Arusha, Tanzania
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore the worldfamous Ngorongoro Crater
  • Experience the fun of diving into the wild and stalking the stalker
  • Feel connected to nature in a tented camping safari
  • Enjoy spectacular game drives in Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro crater
All about the 6 Days-The Wildebeest Migration.
A little after this, in late November and December, the herds of the wildebeest migration arrive on the short-grass plains of the Serengeti. These are south and east of Seronera, around Ndutu and include the north of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dispersed across these plains, wildebeest and zebra are everywhere – feeding on the fresh, nutritious grasses. They stay here through January, February and March, with most wildebeest calves born in a short window around February. Gradually they spread west across these plains, then around April they start their great migration north.

May the Serengeti’s wildebeest all seem to be moving north, migrating to seek fresh grazing and water. The area around Moru Kopjes and west of Seronera is then hectic with a series of moving columns, often containing hundreds of thousands of animals – joined by many zebra, and a scattering of Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles.

Some of the migration then head due north of Seronera, but most are usually further west. Around June the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River, which has some channels which block or slow their migration north. The wildebeest then congregate there, in the Western Corridor, often building up to a high density before crossing the river. The river here is normally a series of pools and channels, but it’s not continuous – and so whilst they always represent an annual feast for the Grumeti River’s large crocodiles, these aren’t usually quite as spectacular as the crossings of the Mara River, further north.

The wildebeest migration continues moving northwards during July and August, often spreading out across a broad front: some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Arrival / Arusha
  • Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara
  • Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park
  • Day 4: Game drive at Serengeti Plain
  • Day 5: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater
  • Day 6: Depart
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport transfer to/from Kilimanjaro Airport on arrival and departure
  • Accommodation
  • All park entry fees
  • Crater service fees
  • Transportation in our special 4x4 vehicle
  • Mineral bottled water in the car while on game drives
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tip's to your driver/guide.
  • Drinks at the Lodges
  • Telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above
  • Any extras not mentioned above.
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CANCELLATION

10% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.

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Other Practical InformationPACKING LIST Credit and ATM cards (check that your bank has international ATM locations to avoid high fees, and tell them where you’ll be traveling before you leave) • Sun block • Insect repellent • Lip balm • Sweater or fleece • Warm jacket • Light raincoat • Socks • Underwear • Antihistamine cream for insect bites & stings • First aid kit including Imodium • Rehydration salts • Tissues • Malaria tablets (see your doctor before you travel for up-to-date advice) • Motion sickness tablets if required • Sandals or flip-flops to wear around camp
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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