- Wildebeest Migration -
The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrate throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it’s now thought, better quality water.
The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year.
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
The tour begins with your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha where you are met and transferred to your Lodge/ Hotel in Arusha.
Day 2 - 4: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the lodge, you are transferred the short distance to Arusha Airport for a flight to the Manyara airstrip and a road transfer to Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp for two nights. Tucked away in a wooded valley close to the Crater rim, this tented camp lies close to the main entrance to the Crater floor, allowing you to be among the first vehicles to enter the next day. The world’s largest intact volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater protects one of Africa’s richest concentrations of large animals within its steep walls and is ranked among the best places to see the all of the Big 5 – lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino – in one setting.
Day 4 - 7: Serengeti National Park
A flight from Manyara takes you to the Serengeti and Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp for three nights. Moving between three different locations within the Serengeti, this intimate and stylish tented camp can assure its guests of excellent game viewing regardless of the time of year and – depending on the time of your visit – some of the best moments of the Wildebeest Migration. You enjoy morning and afternoon game drives with expert guides into the heart of the action, returning to a simple but comfortable camp, serving home-cooked meals by candlelight or under the stars.
Day 7 - 10: Serengeti National Park - Maasai Mara (Kenya)
You cross the border into Kenya today, flying from the Serengeti to Migori and then another flight to Kichwa Tembo, finally checking in at Sanctuary Olonana for three nights. If you have not seen much of the Wildebeest Migration up to now, it will be because the herds are here. Set on a private stretch of the Mara River, Olonana has prime position for the most dramatic chapter of the Migration – the river crossings – when the migrating herds brave the snapping jaws of enormous Nile crocodiles as they make their way from one side to the other. The camp is small and offers attentive, personalised service; your elegant, glass-sided suite comes with a terrace that looks out over the river and its resident hippos as the sounds of the Masai Mara float through the air.
After breakfast you are transferred back to the local airstrip for a scheduled flight to Wilson Airport in Nairobi where you will be met and transferred to your pre-arranged city accommodation or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for your onward flight.
Please note all trip prices are based on our own Company costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. We reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp or any other service provider raises their rates, We reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.