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Tanzania’s Serengeti migration safari

A 9 day exploration of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania – discover the legendary migration and the wilderness regions in Tanzania’s most reputed game and sight-seeing locations. Tanzania Migration safari is an incredible bush experience.

  • Arusha
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area
  • Northern Serengeti
  • 9 days/8 nights

Highlights of the Migration safari

This spectacular safari starts in Arusha close to Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania’s safari capital. Stay at Onsea House (voted the best luxury B&B in Arusha). Kick off your shoes and relax by the pool before dinner. 100 kilometres south is Tarangire, Oliver’s Camp is in the most spectacular park location with easy access to a dense concentration of wildlife.

  • Tarangire is especially good for walking safaris with high concentration of game during the dry months heading here for the water source of the Tarangire river
  • game drives to swamps in search of big game
  • Ngorongoro Crater with abundance of wildlife on the crater floor including wildebeest, black rhino zebra and eland and lion (typically larger than the average lion due the prolific amount of game in the area)
  • excellent guides throughout the trip
  • optional balloon drive of the Serengeti (booked and paid for locally) taking off at sun rise, float above the magnificent Serengeti plains with a glass of sparkling wine and fabulous amazing bush breakfast to follow

Best time to see the Serengeti Migration

  • June to October – the best time to visit
  • November and December – short rainy season (known as the “mvuli”)
  • late February to May – longer rainy season (“masika”). There’s is very little rainfall outside these seasons.

ItineraryFrom $6452

Day 1 - Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport Day 1 - Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport View More

Met on arrival by your driver for transfer to Onsea House, your base for one night on full board basis. A good base to relax after your long flight.

Day 2 - Tarangire National Park Day 2 - Tarangire National Park View More

After breakfast, You'll be met by your driver for a road transfer game drive through the Tarangire National Park to Oliver's Camp. Arrive in time for lunch. Afternoon and sunset game drives and drinks

Day 3 - Tarangire National Park Day 3 - Tarangire National Park View More

Full day game viewing activities. opportunity for additional walking safari to stalk larger game on foot. Lunch, afternoon game drive to the swamps after big game.

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Region Day 4 - Ngorongoro Region View More

Leave camp and head for Lake Manyara National Park, stop for lunch. On into the steep Rift Valley to Plantation Lodge, Karatu. Diverse landscape home to buffalo, zebra, wildebeest and giraffe.

Day 5 -  Ngorongoro Region Day 5 - Ngorongoro Region View More

Ngorongoro Crater-lunch under trees on the crater floor. look out for black rhino, zebra, wildebeest and eland. Back to base for a dip in the pool and relaxation.

Day 6 - Northern Serengeti Day 6 - Northern Serengeti View More

Leave Plantation Lodge and off to Manyara airstrip for your flight to Kogatende airstrip. Welcome table on arrival and briefing. Short game drive transfer to camp. Relax. Watch the Serengeti sunset.

Day 7 - Northern Serengeti Day 7 - Northern Serengeti View More

Fancy a balloon safari at dawn as the sun rises? Gently float over the Serengeti followed by bush breakfast and a glass of sparkling wine. (Additional cost)

Day 8 - Northern Serengeti Day 8 - Northern Serengeti View More

Great Migration goes across the Serengeti plains, so the luxury Olakira Camp follows moving twice a year between campsites ensuring superb game viewing at all times.

Day 9 - Departure Day 9 - Departure View More

Breakfast. Set off for Kogatende Airstrip and board your scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward travel arrangements.

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How to get there

Fly into Mt Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha, Tanzania either via Nairobi in Kenya or direct flights into Arusha or Dar es Salaam. We can organise these flight for you if you wish.

Tips and notes

Price is based on two sharing.

Includes:

  • Private guide and vehicle at Oliver’s Camp
  • 1 day Crater fees for Ngorongoro Crater
  • relevant park fees
  • airport and inter-camp transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • tourism development levy

Excludes:

  • International flights
  • Visa if required, gratuities, items of a personal nature
  • drinks at Onsea House and Plantation Lodge.

While at Onsea House why not extend your Safari to include a Kilimanjaro climb and a beach holiday on Zanzibar, supporting the Baraa Primary School project, Themba Foundation and other responsible tourism initiatives.

For the dryer months the camp moves to the Northern Serengeti offering front row seats viewing the large herds as they move northwards. Under canvas and intimate, Olakira Camp captures the essence of classic mobile tented safaris, reminiscent of safaris in the old days.

While at Onsea take an additional walking safari – strike out into the bush to focus on the ecosystems and larger game.

In the Northern Serengeti we suggest taking flight on a dawn balloon safari – rise as the sun rises, float over the magnificent Serengeti before enjoying a glass of fizz and a fabulous bush breakfast.

Did you know… Ngorongoro Crater was formed when a giant volcano erupted and then collapsed some 3 million years ago

Wildlife

Tarangire is especially good for walking safaris with high concentration of game during the dry months heading here for the water source of the Tarangire River
Game drives to swamps in search of big game.
Ngorongoro Crater with abundance of wildlife on the crater floor including wildebeest, black rhino zebra and eland and lion.
Excellent guides throughout the trip.
Optional balloon drive of the Serengeti (booked and paid for locally) taking off at sun rise, float above the magnificent Serengeti plains with a glass of sparkling wine and fabulous amazing bush breakfast to follow.

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