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7 Day Tanzania Great Migration Safari

7 Day Tanzania Great Migration Safari

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2637 - $4595
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 7 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
On this exciting and action-packed safari you’ll spend three days during peak migration season in the southern Serengeti where millions of wildebeest give birth to their young, attracting predators that lie in wait, ready to take down the weakest members of the herds. No wildlife event on the planet rivals the Great Migration for sheer drama and we’ll ensure that you’re at the right place at the right time to witness this wildlife phenomenon.

Day 1: Airport Transfer & Rest Day in Arusha

A Wayfairer representative will meet you at Kilimanjaro Airport and drive you to your lodge in Arusha where you’ll spend one night. This afternoon you can explore the bustling city of Arusha.

Arusha is a fascinating city where you’ll find modern office buildings, 5 star hotels and upmarket coffee shops, alongside busy markets selling fruit, vegetables, fish and meat. Within the city centre you’ll see women wearing brightly coloured dresses either walking along the streets carrying huge baskets on their heads or sitting on the side of the roads selling huge avocados or cooking corn on the cob on a fire, and you will also see Maasai men walking around in their traditional shukas.

Overnight: Arusha
Meals: (_/_/_)

Day 2: On safari in Lake Manyara

After breakfast you will be driven to Lake Manyara National Park located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley.

The alkaline soda of Lake Manyara, which covers 230 square kms, attracts pink flamingos and other birdlife. You’ll also see resident hippo pods at the lake. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, plus you may be lucky enough to spot leopards and hyenas. You can also expect to see are large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, giraffe, zebra, warthog and impala. There’s also a huge primate population including common monkey, vervet monkey and baboons.

You’ll leave Lake Manyara just before sunset and head to your lodge for dinner.

Overnight: Lake Manyara
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 3: On safari in the Serengeti

After breakfast this morning you’ll leave Lake Manyara and drive to the Serengeti, Tanzania’s most famous national park. The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa and it is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the Great Migration.

Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 4:  On safari in the Serengeti

Every year, over two million wildebeest and zebra migrate north from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. The herds must brave the perilous Mara River which runs through the Masai Mara Game Reserve on the Kenyan side and the Serengeti National Park on the Tanzanian side. They face treacherous water currents and dangerous predators as they cross the river in search of greener pastures. With crocodiles lurking in the muddy waters and lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas patrolling the river banks, this is a particularly dangerous time to be a wildebeest or a zebra!

If you're visiting the Serengeti at the right time you’ll see herds of wildebeest and zebra stretching to the horizon and you may be lucky enough to see the dramatic river crossings. Our Fair Travel Consultants have in-depth experience of the migration and they will plan your holiday to ensure that you’re at the right place at the right time.

Overnight: Serengeti National Park
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 5: Safari from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will have most of the day to continue your incredible safari in the Serengeti on a game drive south through the Ndutu region. Later in the afternoon you will check in to a beautiful lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater offering phenomenal views.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Crater
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 6: Crater Descent & Return to Arusha

The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique natural phenomenon and it has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking wildlife safari sites in the world with a backdrop of the 600m/1968ft high crater wall, and it offers incredible wildlife viewing opportunities.

A visit to the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience of a lifetime!  You can expect to see an abundance of wildlife, including buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, zebra, hippo and elephants. There’s also a huge population of predators - lion, hyena, jackal, cheetah and leopard. The resident population of black rhino is a real treat, as they’re very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania.

In the late afternoon you’ll return to your lodge in Arusha.

Overnight: Arusha
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/_)

Day 7: International Return Flight

Unfortunately your ‘Tanzania Great Migration Safari’ has come to an end. After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your international flight home, with fond memories and plenty of photos of your African adventure.

Overnight: International flight
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
  • Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
  • Arusha Coffee Lodge
  • Manyara Ranch
  • Serengeti Pioneer Camp
  • Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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