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Great migration Serengeti

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The Greatest Show on Earth

The Great Wildebeest Migration is an ongoing process which means that when and where you choose to go determines what you will see. Our chosen Serengeti safari dates and camps are to maximise sightings based on where the herds are at the time.

We recommend a minimum stay of at least 5 days to enjoy the great wildebeest migration spectacle. We can tailor your safari to include more days and combine it with other sensational wildlife encounters in the region. Your Serengeti safari will begin and end in the airport town of Arusha, where you will be met and escorted to your short flight to and from the national park. You will be met at the national park airfield by your lodge guide.

Front-row seat action as the Great Wildebeest Migration makes its way through the vast open plains of the Serengeti

Overview

Length: 5 days / 4 nights, but we will amend to suit your needs
Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party
Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Highlights:

  • front row seats to the Great Wildebeest Migration - the Greatest Show on Earth - 2 million wildebeest and zebras on the move

  • thrilling river crossings in Northern Serengeti with predation by crocodiles, lions, leopards, and hyenas

  • breathtaking birthing spectacle in Southern Serengeti


Seasons

  • Serengeti North season - June to October

  • Serengeti South season - January to March

from US$ 3,415 per person sharing (5 days)

SEASONAL PACKAGES

Seasonal camp visited: Lemala Serengeti mobile tented camp - Ndutu

2024 Rates

5 days / 4 nights

1-5 JANUARY

Per person sharing

US$ 5,215

Per solo traveller

US$ 6,430

6-31 JANUARY

Per person sharing

US$ 4,100

Per solo traveller

US$ 4,125

FEBRUARY-MARCH

Per person sharing

US$ 4,530

Per solo traveller

US$ 5,510

INCLUDES:

  • Two domestic flights in/out of the Serengeti from JRO airport (subject to rate & seat availability)

  • All airstrip-to-lodge transfers

  • 4 nights' accommodation

  • All meals

  • All house drinks

  • Unlimited shared game drives with driver guide

  • All park, camping and concession fees

  • WiFi

  • Laundry

  • 24/7 office support

EXCLUDES:

  • International Flights into and out of Tanzania

  • Airport departure taxes (if applicable)

  • Excess baggage charges

  • Visas

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Items of Personal Nature

  • Gratuities

  • Telephone calls

  • Ngorongoro descent fee

  • Any activities not specified in the itinerary, such as spa treatments

  • Curios

Seasonal camp visited: Lemala Serengeti mobile tented camp - Mara

2024 Rates

5 days / 4 nights

JUN

Per person sharing

US$ 3,415

Per solo traveller

US$ 3,440

JUL-SEP

Per person sharing

US$ 5,620

Per solo traveller

US$ 6,955

OCT

Per person sharing

US$ 4,155

Per solo traveller

US$ 4,180

INCLUDES:

  • Two domestic flights in/out of the Serengeti from JRO airport (subject to rate & seat availability)

  • All airstrip-to-lodge transfers

  • 4 nights' accommodation

  • All meals

  • All house drinks

  • Unlimited shared game drives with driver guide

  • All park, camping and concession fees

  • WiFi

  • Laundry

  • 24/7 office support

EXCLUDES:

  • International Flights into and out of Tanzania

  • Airport departure taxes (if applicable)

  • Excess baggage charges

  • Visas

  • Travel and medical insurance

  • Items of Personal Nature

  • Gratuities

  • Telephone calls

  • Ngorongoro descent fee

  • Any activities not specified in the itinerary, such as spa treatments

  • Curios

More about the Great Wildebeest Migration:

The Greatest Show on Earth is, in fact, an ongoing process and not an event. 1,5 to 2 million wildebeest and zebras form the largest land mammal migration on Earth as they continuously follow the rains and good grazing across the vast plains of Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Along the way, they cross many rivers, a sometimes chaotic and dramatic process if the river banks are steep and the water deep and fast flowing. Crocodiles trawl the murky waters, and lions, leopards and hyenas line the banks as they too, make the most of the situation.

The great migration follows a clockwise direction, with exact timing varying yearly, depending on the rains. December to February usually sees most of the herds giving birth in the southern Serengeti, when the grass is green and highly nutritious. From March to May, the grasses have dried up, and the herds start moving northwards through the Serengeti, ending up in the Maasai Mara area in mid to late July. The herds move continually back and forth between the northern Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya until late September or mid-October – with the regular river crossings across the often-treacherous Mara River being a focal point for tourists. Then the herds start to move back south through the Serengeti, although stragglers will still be seen in the Maasai Mara into late October.


Our migration camps of choice are Lemala Serengeti mobile tented camps - Mara & Ndutu

READ more about the Serengeti here and more about the Great Wildebeest Migration here.

We offer two Serengeti migration safari seasonal packages, as follows:

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Why us

Why us

We live here, in Africa, and have been doing this since 1991. Travel in Africa is about knowing when and where to go, and with whom. A few weeks too early / late or a few kilometers off course and you could miss the greatest show on Earth. And wouldn’t that be a pity?

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