Great Migration Calving Safari

Arusha, Tanzania

Trip Description

With this GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI & WILDEBEEST CALVING trip you will be in search of the thundering herds of the legendary Serengeti wildebeest migration at a season where the gnus give birth to new offspring. This great Migration Safari highlights one of the top wildlife areas in Tanzania! The value we bring to the program is that you are guided by a member of a superb team of knowledgeable and fun-filled naturalist guides who knows the area best, the best time for wildebeest migration and has been in the guiding industry for 10+ years.
Great migration safari map

Great Migration Day to Day Itinerary

Beginning this 8 DAY, GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI morning we drive through Arusha, Tanzania's safari capital, to Lake Manyara. Much of the northern part of the park is fed by underground water from the Ngorongoro Highlands and as a result is covered in dense forest vegetation, giving the appearance of a tropical jungle. This forest is ideal habitat for elephant, bush buck, blue monkey, and huge troops of olive baboon. Some parts are dry bush land attracting zebra, impala and giraffe, while the lake shore provides another habitat, perfect for flamingos and other shore birds.

Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge

We will leave this morning on our way to Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive (1½ hrs drive from the Bougainvillea Lodge). Our drive takes us up to the rim of the Crater; we will descend more than 2,000 feet on steep tracks cut into the crater wall to reach the open plains of the Crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the best place in Tanzania to view black rhino, as well as large prides of lion that include magnificent black-manned males. It is also home to huge herds of wildebeest and zebra and many other plains game, such as Thomson's gazelle. An alkaline lake in the floor of the Crater provides a habitat for colorful flamingo and a variety of other water birds. Massive bull elephants feed in the swamps, some adorned with enormous tusks. Later in the afternoon, proceed to Serengeti Savannah Camp for dinner and overnight.

For some of these early morning adventures, your camp chef will have prepared your breakfast; and at a morning’s stop in the bush, your guide will serve it to you. On other mornings you will return to camp for breakfast. After lunch and your mid-day relaxation in camp, with the herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra nearby, you will venture again into the Serengeti wilderness to track the great wildebeest migration until returning at sunset to your camp. There will be a campfire where you can meet to discuss the activities of the day and what is planned for the next day. Close the day with a wonderful meal in a spectacular setting.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp

Today you will have a leisurely breakfast and then start the drive to Arusha through the Great Rift Valley, close to Lake Manyara and arrive in Arusha in time for lunch. After lunch there will be time for shopping before the trip to the airport for your departure.

Day use room at Kia Lodge ( On request )


  • Full board accommodation on your 4 days Serengeti Safari
  • Transfers as indicated on itinerary
  • Private safari vehicle throughout the safari driven by an experienced English speaking Private tour guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Government taxes and levies
  • All drinks at Lodge/Camp.
  • Laundry services
  • Mineral water and soft drinks during game drives
  • All walking fees
  • International air fare
  • Drinks at the Lodges
  • Cost of Entry Visa and passport
  • International and local airport departure taxes
  • All expenses of a personal nature such as, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
  • All optional activities which have not been shown above
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Any extras not mentioned above.

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