6 Day Migration Safari

6-Day migration safari overview – recommended from August to November

Our 6-day Migration wildlife safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include both the Lobo area (area north of the central Serengeti National Park) and Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from August to October. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you fly back from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

The travel itinerary below is a suggested or sample Tanzanian migration safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages, we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari travel costs – in order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly, should you require any further assistance or more detailed information, regarding any of our Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages.

Kindly note that it is difficult to predict the exact timing and location of the migration at any time, as this can vary considerably from year to year, depending on factors such as rainfall, water availability, food abundance, predators and the phosphorus content in the grasses.

Tour Overview

Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro Crater

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 2: Ngorongoro – Serengeti (Lobo area)

Serengeti National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 250 km

After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park). The wildebeest migration, normally pass through the Lobo area every year around July / August en-route to the Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and again in late October / November en-route to the southern Serengeti National Park.

We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3: Serengeti (Lobo area)

Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.

Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 4: Serengeti (Lobo area) – Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)

Northern Serengeti

Non game-viewing travel time: 3 hours
Distance: 150 km

After breakfast we head towards the far northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Wagakuria. We will do a game drive en-route from the Lobo area to the Wagakuria area. As we head north, good sightings of giraffe, plain game, herds of buffalo and elephants can often be seen.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/luxury camp and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from August to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing.

Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 5: Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)

Northern Serengeti

After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note – to actually finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 6: Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area) – Arusha

Arusha

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Kogatende airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip.

Around mid-morning, join a scheduled flight from Kogatende airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Moshi/Arusha town. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

6 DAYS BASIC CAMPING SAFARI PRICE:

6 DAYS BASIC CAMPING SAFARI
Group SizePrice per person
1 personUSD 1,910
2- 4 personUSD 1,730
5- 7 peopleUSD 1,610
8 -10 peopleUSD 1,465

Safari Include:

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Maasai Experience tour if interested.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • All meals while on safari and cold water during the safari.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
  • All basic camping facility such as tents, chairs, tables and sleeping mats.

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide and cook.
  • Flight from/to Serengeti charge in extra.

6 DAYS MID RANGE LODGE & TENTED SAFARI PRICE:

6 DAYS MID RANGE LODGE & TENTED SAFARI
Group SizePrice per person
1 personUSD 2,560
2- 4 personUSD 2,370
5- 7 peopleUSD 2,190
8 -10 peopleUSD 2,070

Safari Include:

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Accommodation at midrange lodges and camps during the safari full board
  • Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Maasai Experience tour if interested.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide.
  • Flight from/to Serengeti charge in extra.

6 DAYS LUXURY LODGE & TENTED SAFARI PRICE:

6 DAYS LUXURY LODGE & TENTED SAFARI
Group SizePrice per person
1 personUSD 3,060
2- 4 personUSD 2,880
5- 7 peopleUSD 2,670
8 -10 peopleUSD 2,550

Safari Include:

  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Moshi.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Moshi/Arusha.
  • Accommodation at luxury lodges and camps during the safari at full board package.
  • Extended 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Professional safari guide
  • Entrance fees to all national parks.
  • Maasai Experience tour if interested.
  • Ngorongoro Crater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals.

Safari Exclude:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 570 per person)
  • Tips and gratuities to your safari guide.
  • Flight from/to Serengeti charge in extra.