Serengeti Wildebeest Migration special ( December to March )

Arusha, Tanzania

Trip Description

The massive wildebeest herd’s trip across Serengeti National Park, the longest animal migration in the world, is the focus of this 8-day Wildebeest migration special from December through March. The migration happens when the nutrient-rich grasses of the short-grass plains become green during the wet season. These areas are safer since predators can be immediately located there, making them the ideal settings for calving. The drying of the plains forces wildebeest to move to the western corridor in search of better grass. Despite receiving the greatest rain in the ecosystem’s northern region, the grasses there are the least nutrient-rich. Here is where the wildebeest seek shelter throughout the dry season till the south turns green once more.

( Dec-March ) 8-Day Safari Migration Special

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Stays Destination Accommodation
1 Lake Manyara National Park Eileens Trees Inn
2 Serengeti National Park Serengeti Savannah Camp
1 Ndutu Ndutu Lodge
2 Ndutu Serengeti Savannah Camps
1 Ngorongoro Crater Eileens Trees Inn


Dec - Itinerary 

On this morning day we will start by driving from Arusha towards Makuyuni and on to Mto Wa Mbu. Stop at Mto wa Mbu we take part in a village tour to learn a little about what a typical village in the area is like This two hour tour will take you from the village's local market through several different farms, local huts, and artisan shops, and back to the market, giving you the opportunity to get a true glimpse of northern Tanzanian culture!! After our walk we have a local traditional Lunch before continuing on to the afternoon game to a small but wildlife-rich, Lake Manyara National Park — home to grasslands, forests, marshlands, scrub and parklands punctuated with acacia trees. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. Overnight at Eileens Trees Inn All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

Depart your camp this morning after breakfast and head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti's species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp, All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Full day in the Serengeti to explore this amazing eco-system, find the wildebeest migration, search for a wild dog lair, watch the huge Grumeti crocodiles or spot a sleeping leopard up a tree, follow the circling vultures to a recent lion kill or study the birdlife. You can choose to stay out all day or return to your lodge for lunch and a siesta before venturing out again in the cooler evening temperatures and then get back to your Camp before sunset. Overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp, All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

After breakfast we will head to the Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife. We arrive in time for lunch at the camp, and after lunch we will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game. Overnight at Ndutu Lodge, All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Overnight Serengeti Savannah Camps All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

After breakfast drive and descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater 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 conserved area, 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. In the late afternoon, head back to the rim and drive to Eileens Trees Inn for dinner and overnight. All meals are included. Breakfast, Lunch and dinner

After breakfast, return to Arusha, stopping for lunch at a popular local restaurant, before a transfer to the airport for your return flight home.


  • Full board accommodation on 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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