Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari

Duration 11 days Countries Transport Transfers + internal flights included Meals Meals + drinks (local brands only) included Activities Lodge game activities

Excludes: International flights, visas, travel insurance, gratuities


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This safari will give you the best possible chance to see the animals of the migration give birth to their young on the southern Serengeti/Ndutu plains. It covers areas where they're most likely to be, from the central Serengeti plains around Simba kopjes, south around Naabi gate, lakes Ndutu and Masek and can include Goll kopjes and Matiti hill (Kusini). To make the journey truly memorable, it also includes Tarangire, Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Your Itinerary

  • Day 1

    Arusha and your arrival

    When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International your guide will meet you to begin your safari. You'll get a quick…

    Day 1

    Arusha and your arrival

    When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International your guide will meet you to begin your safari. You'll get a quick safari briefing before a late dinner at your hotel. Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge, with dinner and breakfast included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals included: Dinner and breakfast
    Transport: Included

    Restaurant Exterioir at Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha, Tanzania
    Garden of Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha in Tanzania Dining Room at Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha
  • Day 2

    Onwards to Tarangire, the perfect start

    You'll drive to Tarangire National Park for your first two days on safari. The Great North Road that takes you…

    Day 2

    Onwards to Tarangire, the perfect start

    You'll drive to Tarangire National Park for your first two days on safari. The Great North Road that takes you to Tarangire is about 90 minutes from Arusha. After stopping for a hot lunch at Tarangire Safari Lodge, you'll continue south along the Tarangire River during the afternoon. Overnight at Oliver’s Camp, one of our favourites, where you can enjoy good elephant sightings and marvel at the huge baobab trees that line the horizon of this park. 

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
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  • Day 3

    Elephant and so much more

    This is your first full day on safari so get out early. Start with a walk from Oliver’s Camp in the morning and…

    Day 3

    Elephant and so much more

    This is your first full day on safari so get out early. Start with a walk from Oliver’s Camp in the morning and an afternoon game drive to the swamps, waiting for the elephant to come down. You can also look for cats along the swamp edge and or towards the Tarangire River. Overnight again at Oliver’s Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
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  • Day 4

    Lake Manyara and the rim of the Crater

    This morning you'll drive towards the Great Rift Valley’s Gregory Rift to visit Lake Manyara National Park,…

    Day 4

    Lake Manyara and the rim of the Crater

    This morning you'll drive towards the Great Rift Valley’s Gregory Rift to visit Lake Manyara National Park, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions and rain forest vegetation, with good primate species, pelicans and flamingos. Enjoy lunch at Lemala Manyara Camp and an afternoon drive in Lake Manyara. In the late afternoon you'll drive up the escarpment and onwards up the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight on the crater rim at Lemala Ngorongoro Crater Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
    Campfire at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
  • Day 5

    Full day on the Crater floor

    Spend a full day on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater (caldera); from Lemala Camp you can get down early and…

    Day 5

    Full day on the Crater floor

    Spend a full day on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater (caldera); from Lemala Camp you can get down early and this is ideal. Try to find the endangered black rhino as well as lion and cheetah. Overnight again at Lemala Ngorongoro Crater, with meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
    Campfire at Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
  • Day 6

    Lake Ndutu and the southern plains

    The Great Migration should be just north-west of Ngorongoro Crater and you'll drop down onto the…

    Day 6

    Lake Ndutu and the southern plains

    The Great Migration should be just north-west of Ngorongoro Crater and you'll drop down onto the southern Serengeti/Ndutu plains. With a packed lunch you'll spend the whole day driving and looking for herds and some predator interaction. It's hard to take in the vast numbers of wildebeest dotting the green plains of the southern Serengeti. Overnight at Asilia’s Olakira Camp, with meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Breakfast in the bush at Olakira, Tanzania
    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania
  • Day 7

    The Great Migration, it is hard to imagine

    You'll spend your first full day on the plains with the herds, and also go looking for predator interaction.…

    Day 7

    The Great Migration, it is hard to imagine

    You'll spend your first full day on the plains with the herds, and also go looking for predator interaction. It's easy to find cats with the migration present – the wildebeest, zebra and gazelles occupy so much space that if you see an open circle you know that there must be a predator at its centre. This is the ideal time to follow cheetah or lion to see what they're up to during the calving season.Overnight again at Asilia’s Olakira Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Breakfast in the bush at Olakira, Tanzania
    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania
  • Day 8

    Never-ending herds

    On your last day on the plains, you'll venture further west towards Matiti Hill to look for more migratory…

    Day 8

    Never-ending herds

    On your last day on the plains, you'll venture further west towards Matiti Hill to look for more migratory plains game and striped hyena. If needed, you can enter into the Serengeti side of the plains because our park fees include the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Asilia’s Olakira Camp, with meals and drinks included. 

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Breakfast in the bush at Olakira, Tanzania
    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari The dining area at Olakira, Tanzania
  • Day 9

    Big cat country

    Your safari in the south-western Serengeti ends at Moru. The top end of the migration might be here towards the…

    Day 9

    Big cat country

    Your safari in the south-western Serengeti ends at Moru. The top end of the migration might be here towards the end of March and it's a wonderful area – with or without the migration. If you're lucky you might bump into rhino, but good lion and leopard sightings are likely all year round at Moru. Overnight at one of our favourite camps, Dunia, with meals and drinks included.

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
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  • Day 10

    Make sure you find leopard

    On your last full day of safari look for leopard if you haven't seen this elusive cat yet. Driving north from…

    Day 10

    Make sure you find leopard

    On your last full day of safari look for leopard if you haven't seen this elusive cat yet. Driving north from Moru towards the Seronera Valley, we'll help you look for one of three leopards we know are in the area. Fundi, Mawe and our favourite, Hatari, can be found along the tree line that runs with the Seronera river system just west of the airstrip. Overnight your last night on safari at Dunia Camp, with your meals and drinks included. 

    Includes & Excludes

    Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks 
    Transport: Included

    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
    Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari Green Season Wildebeest Migration Safari
  • Day 11

    End of Dream African Safari

    Your safari ends with a last morning game drive to Seronera airstrip, from where you'll fly back to Arusha.…

    Day 11

    End of Dream African Safari

    Your safari ends with a last morning game drive to Seronera airstrip, from where you'll fly back to Arusha. Enjoy aerial views of Ngorongoro Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai, the Masai holy mountain. You'll be transferred to Kilimanjaro International for your flight home.

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FAQs about Green Season Migration

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and also have en-suite facilities with showers, flush toilets and hot as well as cold running water! Like a hotel bathroom. The safari lodges and bigger tented lodges can be more “touristy” and being larger establishment they can be a bit impersonal if you are travelling alone or as s couple. They suit those who prefer to have the infrastructure and facilities of a hotel and most have swimming pools and extensive grounds and gardens. The boutique lodges and camps can be very stylish and smart in terms of design and decor, often with very spacious rooms and even going so far in some cases as having plunge pools for each room. Eco-camps and smaller tented camps have insect-proof tents with en-suite facilities including safari shower and flush toilet. They give a more authentic safari experience but the tents are comfortably furnished with proper beds and you don’t need to bring your own sleeping bag! The emphasis is usually on having excellent guides and great wildlife viewing away from the crowds. Guests often eat together and people travelling alone usually say that they found the atmosphere friendly and enjoyed meeting other like-minded travellers around the campfire in the evening or at dinner. The Adventure Camps are a budget option with guests bringing their own sleeping bags and towels. Accommodation is in small dome tented with a mattress on the floor. Each tent has its own nearby cubicle with a flush toilet, safari shower, and wash basin. The Adventure Camps are suitable only for those who don’t mind “real camping” and can put with some degree of “roughing it”. Apart from the accommodation in simple dome tents, the meals and the guiding are the same standards as the higher quality camps and game drives are in 4x4 safari vehicles. For those on a limited budget, the Adventure Camps are a good alternative to the big tourist lodges and minibus tours for those for whom the safari experience is more important than hotel accommodation.

May through September, during the winter months, is the best time to visit Mala Mala Game Reserve. Animals are easier to spot, as they convene at trusted water sources.

January to March is the best time to witness the Makgadikgadi zebra migration as well as the wildebeest.

The term ‘Big Five’ refers to five of Africa’s greatest wild animals namely; lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino - Originally coined only by hunters. Hunters ranked African animals as to how dangerous they were to hunt, the Big Five were the most difficult animals to hunt on foot in Africa to the degree of danger involved.

The best time to see the wildebeest migration is in August as the herds cross the Nile crocodile infested Mara River, crossing an international border between Kenya and Tanzania.

The dry season / winter months of May to September is the best time to visit the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. The vegetation will thin out, making it easier to spot wildlife congregating around water sources.