The Great Tanzania Migration Safari

8 Days and 7 Nights
Arem Safaris / The Great Tanzania Migration Safari

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8 Days and 7 Nights the Great Tanzania Migration Safari

What to expect

Where will this tour take you?

Go Deep inside Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park for better understanding of the wildlife in Northern Tanzania

This tour is great for:

  • The Great Migration in Africa
  • African Safari Honeymoon
  • Big 5 Safari
  • African Photo Safaris
  • Safari Holidays

In this Tour you will see

This journey showcases the breathtaking wildlife & landscapes of Tanzania

Your adventure begins

Witness Africa's annual Great Migration
Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive in Tanzania’s safari capital of Arusha and transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge, a luxury boutique hotel tucked among evergreen trees on Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation. Here in the rolling foothills of Mount Meru, relax in the ambience of a classic colonial farmhouse and gardens, and enjoy a sundowner in front of the open log fireplace before we gather for a welcome dinner this evening.
Days 2–4: East Central Serengeti—Namiri Plains
The legendary Serengeti derives its name from a Maasai word meaning “endless plains.” We fly to Serengeti National Park, where a vista of golden savannas stretching to the horizon under a deep blue bowl of sky provides an iconic image of Africa. Meeting our safari vehicles and drivers, we set out on our first wildlife drive. Our destination is Namiri Plains, a newly accessible area located in a remote sector of the Serengeti that has previously been off-limits to visitors for two decades during a period of habitat rehabilitation to increase the cheetah population. Surveying open grasslands and kopjes—rock outcrops— the camp offers fabulous wildlife viewing in diverse habitats, particularly of the abundant feline predators that live and hunt in this area. In fact, Namiri means “big cat ” in Swahili.

Namiri Plains Camp provides exceptional seclusion—the next camp is a half-hour’s drive away. Our isolated location ensures that we experience this natural setting away from tourist crowds. Evoking the classic atmosphere of an earlier safari age, the camp’s eight canvas tents, shaded by giant acacia trees, offer surprising comforts in this remote setting. Enjoy 360-degree views of wildlife traversing the savanna, plus the river with its perennial vegetation and dense green reed beds that attract birds and smaller animal species. Thrilling animal encounters are in store on wildlife drives—and discover a more intimate view on a walking safari with one of the resident specialist guides. We also glean exclusive insight from our Expedition Leader on research conducted by zoologists and cheetah researchers in the area.

Days 5–7: Southern Serengeti—ndutu under canvas–Serengeti
Depart this morning for the southern Serengeti with a wildlife drive en route. The days of heavy canvas hunting camps set for the likes of Roosevelt and Hemingway were nearly over until photo safaris gained popularity. ndutu under canvas–Serengeti is redolent with that vintage character, with silver-service dinners presented on white linen by candlelight. While home to a profusion of wildlife year-round, there is nothing like the Serengeti during the phenomenon of the Great Migration. We spend three full days among the sea of mammals, following them in open-topped 4-wheel-drive vehicles that offer superb photography access.

The vast herds of wildebeest trek annually from Kenya’s Maasai Mara to the southern Serengeti in search of new grass during the short rains, then back again. The wildebeest migrate with thousands of zebra, whose superior vision and hearing serve as an early-warning system for predators. We are in the region just as the three-week birthing season is typically beginning, when the herds are mostly stationary. We’ll hope to see infants (though timing on the calf drop is weather-dependent), as well as prey interactions. Predators seek out the most vulnerable members of the herds, and we may behold a lion taking down a sick wildebeest or a cheetah overtaking a newborn. Leopard, hyena and jackal also prey on the migrating herds while vultures hang in the air, waiting to feast on carrion. While the spectacle is at times grim, its primal drama is a wonder to behold.

Day 8: Arusha or Ngorongoro Extension / Depart
Today our safari concludes, leaving us with a slate of memories to treasure forever. After breakfast at camp, transfer to the nearest airport. In Arusha, a day room awaits before a transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for international departures this evening. Guests continuing on our Ngorongoro Crater extension will say farewell to their fellow travelers in the Serengeti, where they will remain in pursuit of further remarkable wildlife encounters.
Safari Includes

What is Included

  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned activities
  • Overnight stays in safari tents
  • Professional Safari Cook(s)
  • Transport in 4×4 Safari Vehicle(s)
  • Certified Professional Guide/Driver
  • Drinking Water during Safari
  • 3 Meals a day according to the itinerary

What is Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Your Local Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic & Soft Drinks
  • Camping equipments
  • Visa Fees
  • Tips for the Guides, Cooks etc.
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel Insurance
  • Baggage porterage
  • First aid kit and pulse oximeter
  • Portable altitude chamber included on Crater Camp summits
  • Rescue Fees
  • Mountaineering Equipments

Your gateway to Tanzania's treasure trove


Our favourite properties in Arusha - Tanzania

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the Eighth Wonder of the World… A large caldera 600 meters deep, that hosts the most unique ecosystem on Earth, with 20,000 large grazing mammals and the largest concentration of predators on Earth playing a key role in the maintenance of the ecology.

Why book with us?

Travel with us for the experience of a lifetime.

Value for Money

A luxury, personalized safari with us will cost no more than if you organised it yourself. This means you benefit from our expertise, our time, and our constant attention in organizing your trip, at no extra cost to you.

Quality and Flexibility

Every safari can be tailor made for your convenience. Bespoke nature of our safari itineraries ensures 7-star service and flexibility.

Safari Safety

Special attention to even the smallest detail ensures that each safari is of the highest safety and quality standards and all vehicles are fully authorized & insured to carry international tourists.
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