The Great Migration Exceptional Safari in Tanzania

A safari dedicated to the Great Migration in the Serengeti. Be in the thick of it and see for yourself how the most significant flow of animals on the planet moves and swallows up the vast plains of the savanna. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many have on their bucket list. Book with us now and get the best safari guides who know these vast spaces like the back of their hands so you do not miss out!

From $1520
Cheetahs of the Savanna with AWAT

Book now your Great Migration Exceptional Safari with World Adventure Tours, and take a sustainable approach to your travels. We are a certified **Travelife Partner** The great wildebeest migration is one of the most impressive natural phenomena on earth. It is a yearly event in the Serengeti ecosystem, which spans Tanzania and Kenya in East Africa. The migration involves more than 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles, and other grazing animals.

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Day 1


Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport. After clearing customs, look for your driver. They will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name. Your driver will transport you to Moshi.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with breakfast) or Similar

Day 2


You will be impressed with Tarangire National Park. Most visitors love the distinct shapes of the baobab trees silhouetted against the sky, making this place feel like a fairy-tale African landscape. Or visitors remember the elephants that roam in family bands everywhere throughout the park. If you’re lucky, you’ll also encounter the big cats – lions especially, cheetahs and leopards – that are always possible here. And there’s a fair degree of certainty that you will tick wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, buffalo, and zebra off your wildlife-viewing list.

Overnight Highview Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 3 – 4


Welcome to the Unesco World Heritage-listed Serengeti, one of Africa’s top safari destinations. While
you’re here. There’s an excellent chance that you’ll see leopards along the dry riverbanks, cheetahs out on the grasslands, and elephants, giraffes, and all kinds of antelopes everywhere across the park. Watch also for the Serengeti’s famous lion prides. And that’s just the start. Some of the planet’s largest and most diverse wildlife populations roam the Serengeti, not to mention millions of wildebeest and zebras, which migrate across the plains yearly.

Overnight at Ikoma Wild Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 5


The great wildebeest migration follows a circular pattern, with the animals moving clockwise around the Serengeti ecosystem. The migration is driven by the need for the animals to find fresh grazing and water and is closely tied to the seasonal rains. The wildebeest typically give birth to their calves in February; by June, the herds start to move north in search of greener pastures. They cross the Mara River into Kenya in July or August, staying until October or November before returning south to Tanzania. The migration is difficult for the animals, as they must navigate through predators such as lions, hyenas, and crocodiles. It is also a popular time for tourists to visit the Serengeti, as they can witness this incredible natural spectacle up close.
Overnight at Serengeti Wildebeest Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)

Overnight at Serengeti Wildebeest Camp (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 6


Ngorongoro is a special place, and the first time you descend onto the crater floor is like no other safari experience in Africa. This is a world unto itself, where you’ll encounter the crater’s 600-strong population of hyenas and critically endangered black rhinos. You’ll also find elephants with larger-than-average tusks and more than 50 lions living in the crater. But the sheer beauty of Ngorongoro
will most likely live longest in your memory. From early morning, mist rises from the crater, revealing steep, forested walls, sheltered waterways where hippos wallow, and a world of abundant wildlife hidden away from the rest of the world. This marks the end of your safari in Tanzania. We hope you enjoyed your trip and are planning your next safari.

Overnight Springlands Hotel (with lunch, dinner & breakfast) or Similar

Day 7


Your Tanzanian safari is drawing to a close, and we’re sure you will enjoy it as much as we have—Karibu sana.

Moshi, TZ
9:06 pm, October 13, 2023
broken clouds
Wind: 8 mph
Pressure: 1014 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:11 am
Sunset: 6:22 pm
Kiratu, TZ
9:06 pm, October 13, 2023
scattered clouds
Wind: 4 mph
Pressure: 1013 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:18 am
Sunset: 6:28 pm
Ngorongoro, TZ
9:06 pm, October 13, 2023
broken clouds
Wind: 4 mph
Pressure: 1014 mb
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 6:19 am
Sunset: 6:29 pm

This Great Migration Safari ensures that you see the wildebeest migration up close and with it experience its dramatic events, stunning landscapes and rich wildlife across the savanna. Watch as the largest migration unfolds before your eyes on the great plains of the Serengeti. We highly recommend that you also book a Balloon safari to see this incredible event from a bird’s eye view.

  • The three main parks are all on this travel plan: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park.
  •  The accommodation is chosen so that you can be emersed in the best spots where the migrations pass. The accommodation is comfortable, charming, and great value for money. Take a look at the videos in the Accommodation tab.
  • Safari guides who speak English and know how to follow the migration so that you don’t miss out on events like wildebeest crossing the rivers, Our guides know the ins and outs of the parks and education in conservation and the animals. This will give your safari experience depth.

What documents do I need to travel to Tanzania?

A visa is required when traveling to Tanzania. Currently, this can be obtained online,  on arrival at airports and border crossings, and is valid for 90 days. A valid passport is mandatory. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the date you expect to leave Tanzania.

Do lodges and camps have mosquito nets?

We carefully select the accommodation on safari so that you are comfortable and relaxed and can experience a one-of-a-kind atmosphere during your safari. All rooms/tents during your safari are fitted with mosquito nets or are insect-proofed to protect you against bites. You are also advised to use insect repellent to further protect yourself, especially outdoors in the evenings.

Is Tanzania safe to travel to?

Tanzania is generally considered a safe destination for safari-goers. Visitors should follow the safety guidelines provided and take necessary precautions, such as avoiding walking alone at night or leaving valuables unattended.

When does the wildebeest migration take place?

The wildebeest migration takes place in Tanzania typically between the months of November to August, although the timing can vary slightly depending on the weather patterns each year. The migration is a continuous movement of around 1.5 million wildebeest and large numbers of zebras and gazelles across the Serengeti plains in Tanzania in search of fresh grazing land and water. In November and December, the herds of wildebeest can be found in the northern Serengeti near the Kenyan border, where they start calving. As the rains stop and the dry season sets in, the herds begin to move south in search of water and fresh grazing. By April and May, the herds are usually in the central Serengeti. By June, the wildebeest and other herbivores gather at the Grumeti River, where they must cross to continue their journey south. By July, the herds are usually in the eastern Serengeti; by August, they move into the northern region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Is it safe to drink water in Tanzania?

Drinking tap water in Tanzania is generally unsafe, as it may contain harmful bacteria and parasites that can cause illnesses such as typhoid, cholera, and hepatitis A. Drinking only bottled or filtered water is important to avoid getting sick. You can buy bottled water at most shops, hotels, and restaurants in Tanzania. When traveling in Tanzania, it’s also important to avoid drinking water from sources such as lakes, rivers, and streams, which may also contain harmful bacteria and parasites. Instead, use bottled or filtered water to brush your teeth and rinse your mouth after brushing. Additionally, avoiding ice in drinks and peeling fruits and vegetables before eating them is a good idea to reduce the risk of ingesting contaminated water.

What are the best national parks to visit in Tanzania for a safari?

Tanzania is home to many national parks, but the most popular ones for safaris are Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manyara National Park.

What kind of wildlife can I expect to see on a Tanzania safari?

Tanzania is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo, leopards, cheetahs, and many species of birds.

What is the best time of year to go on a Tanzania safari?

The best time to go on a Tanzania safari depends on your preferences. The dry season from June to October is the best time for game viewing, but it can be crowded and more expensive. The wet season from November to May offers lush landscapes, fewer crowds, and lower prices, but some parks may be closed due to flooding.

What kind of transportation will be used during my safari?

Our safaris are in 4×4 vehicles, which are ideal for navigating the rugged terrain of the national parks. Some safaris may also include flights to remote areas or walking safaris.

What should I wear on my safari?

It’s important to dress in layers and pack versatile, easy-to-wash, and dry clothing. Don’t forget also to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a small backpack to carry your essentials while on safari. Choose comfortable, practical, and appropriate clothing for the weather conditions. Lightweight, breathable clothing such as cotton or linen shirts, pants, and shorts. Long-sleeved shirts and pants can also help protect you from the sun, insects, and thorny bushes. Neutral-colored clothing such as khaki, beige, or olive green. Avoid bright colors or patterns, as they can scare off wildlife or attract insects. Closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or hiking boots for walking safaris or nature walks. Sandals or flip-flops can be worn around camp but may not provide enough protection for outdoor activities. A hat or cap to protect your head and face from the sun. Sunglasses protect your eyes from the bright sunlight. A light jacket or sweater for cooler mornings and evenings. Swimwear if you plan to visit a lodge or camp with a swimming pool. A rain jacket or poncho if you’re traveling during the rainy season.

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation and all meals during safari
  • All transportation
  • Meals (As specified in the day-to-day section)
  • Taxes / VAT
  • 4×4 transport with an English-speaking local driver/guide
  • Bottled water in the safari vehicle
  • 24-hour emergency contact
  • National Park Fees

Excluded from the price:

  • Domestic and International flights
  • Balloon excursion in Tanzania
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, Visa fees, etc.)
  • Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Drinks during the Safari
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)

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