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10 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari | Ngorongoro & Tarangire

The 10 days Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari is an exploration of one of the most renowned wildlife conservancies in Africa, known for its incredible wildlife spectacle. Tanzania is home to the second largest terrestrial mammal migration, known as The Great Wildebeest Migration. This incredible phenomenon is considered one of the 7 natural wonders in Africa and one of the 10 natural wonders in the world. The wildebeest migration reaches its peak during the River crossing, as herbivores attempt to navigate the treacherous waters infested with crocodiles, patiently waiting to seize their unsuspecting prey. In August, the wildebeest migration river crossing takes place as it moves northward. It passes through the Lobo area, located north of Central Serengeti National Park, and the Wagakuria area, which is in the remote northern part of Serengeti National Park along the Mara River. The ultimate destination is Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Over two million zebras, antelope, and wildebeests make the perilous journey of more than 450 kilometers across the Serengeti Plain during the annual wildebeest migration, oblivious to the dangers posed by predators like lions and cheetahs. While waiting for herbivores to cross the flooded Mara River into Masai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park, you can see massive crocodiles in the Mara River.

10 Days Serengeti Migration Safari | Ngorongoro & Tarangire

Number of Days for the Safari:10 Day s

Number of People: Tailored

Starts/Ends: Arusha

Availability: All year round

Places to visit: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire

Tour Overview – 10 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Day 01:  Arrival
  • Day 02:  Serengeti National Park (North)
  • Day 03 & 04:  Serengeti North (Kogatende)
  • Day 05, 06 &07:  Serengeti Central (Central Seronera)
  • Day 08:  Ngorongoro Crater Tour
  • Day 09:  Tarangire National Park
  • Day 10:  Back to Arusha

Detailed Day by Day Itinerary – 10 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

DAY 01: ARRIVAL

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your guide will meet you and facilitate transfer to your hotel.

Meal Plan: Dinner

DAY 02: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, transfer to Arusha airstrip for your flight to Serengeti North which will depart around 7 am and arrive at 10 am for a game drive in Northern Mara. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views, is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.

Meal Plan: All meals included

DAY 03 & 04: SERENGETI NORTH (Kogatende)

After early morning breakfast, you depart for Serengeti North for a game drive viewing the great migration. River crossings at Kogatende start in August as the mega herd settles into the area. Between August- October, game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

Meal Plan: All meals included

DAY 05, 06 & 07: SERENGETI CENTRAL (Central Seronera)

After breakfast at the camp, we drive to Serengeti central, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and a world heritage site where you will spend more two days of your safari. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers an amazing game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.

Meal Plan: All meals included

DAY 08: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

10 days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari (Ngorongoro and Tarangire)

After breakfast, we will have an early morning game drive to Ngorongoro inside the Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It also safeguards the interests of indigenous people and promotes tourism.

Meal Plan: All meals included

DAY O9: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Today, we will proceed to Tarangire for a full-day game drive in the park located slightly off the main safari route. Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania most famous for its elephant migration and birding safari with a quiet atmosphere.

Meal Plan: All meals included

DAY 10: BACK TO ARUSHA

Following breakfast, you will head back to Arusha and pass by a shopping market on the way. After which, we will facilitate your transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight.

Safar Includes

  • Park fees
  •  All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All Taxes/VAT
  •  Round-trip airport transfer
  •  All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  •  Drinking water on all days

 Safari Excludes

  •  International flights (from/to home)
  •  Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  •  Tips
  •  Personal items
  •  The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  •  Alcohol drinks