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8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari



Experience the awe-inspiring wildebeest migration on this safari. Witness over 2 million wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles as they traverse the Serengeti and Masai Mara, seeking greener pastures and safe calving grounds. The best time for river crossings is from mid-June to August when they journey from Tanzania's Serengeti to Kenya's Masai Mara. Don't miss this incredible spectacle in September and October when they make their return journey. An unforgettable adventure awaits.  

JJ Trust Tours & Adventures
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Safari Itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Arrive in Arusha, Tanzania, and meet your guide. Head to Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant herds, baobab trees, and diverse wildlife. Enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite in or near Tarangire.

Day 2: Karatu - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, drive to Karatu, a town near the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Proceed to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. Embark on a game drive en route to your accommodation. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite within or near Serengeti.

Day 3: Full Day Serengeti National Park

Spend a full day exploring the vast plains of the Serengeti. Witness the incredible diversity of wildlife, including wildebeests, zebras, lions, cheetahs, and more. Keep an eye out for the migration herds during their movement. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite within or near Serengeti.

Day 4: Full Day Serengeti Mara-river

Continue your safari in Serengeti, focusing on the Mara River region. This area is known for the dramatic wildebeest river crossings, where the herds brave crocodile-infested waters during the migration. Experience the thrilling spectacle of the wildebeest migration. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite within or near Serengeti.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park Marariver Full Day

Spend another day exploring the Serengeti, focusing on the Mara River and its surroundings. Observe the interactions between predators and prey as they follow the migration. Immerse yourself in the unique ecosystem of the Serengeti. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite within or near Serengeti.

Day 6: Serengeti half day and leave to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Enjoy a half-day game drive in Serengeti, making your way towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at the Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "Garden of Eden." Descend into the crater for an exciting game drive within its enclosed walls. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Manyara

Begin the day with an early morning game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. Spot the unique wildlife residing in the caldera, such as black rhinos, elephants, and various predators. After the game drive, proceed to Lake Manyara. Explore Lake Manyara National Park and its diverse birdlife and tree-climbing lions. Overnight stay in a lodge or campsite in or near Lake Manyara.

Day 8: Lake Manyara - Arusha

Enjoy a leisurely morning by Lake Manyara or opt for a short game drive. Afterward, return to Arusha, marking the end of your safari adventure. Reflect on the unforgettable moments of the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration and the Mara River crossings. Depart from Arusha to your next destination or head back home.

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    Tour Inclusions

  • Park fees
  • (For non-residents)
  • All activities
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation
  • (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals
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    Tour Exclusions

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour Tips
  • (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items
  • (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Drinks