7 Days Serengeti Migration Safari & Cultural Tour

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What to Expect on this Safari

This Safari is rated as light; tourists should be in good health and comfortable sitting for extended periods of time. Excursions include safari drives in open vehicles on dusty, bumpy roads; nature walks on uneven terrain; and sometimes climbing stairs without handrails.


Our accommodations are selected for their exceptional quality, location, and character.

Expedition and Safari Team

Our Safari Expert will accompany this trip, and local driver guides join us along the way.


We have arranged all of your transportation needs during your stay in Tanzania as specified in your trip itinerary. When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. If this is the case, your Safari Expert will happily recommend suitable transportation options.

Itinerary - Day by Day

  • Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania

    You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to your accommodation in Arusha town. During the short drive (approximately one hour) your driver/guide will brief you on your African Safari. Today you will spend your time at your leisure and relax about your upcoming exciting adventure.

    Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge full board.

  • Day 1: Arusha Town – North Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha and transferred to Arusha airport for your short chartered flight to North Serengeti. Upon arrival at the Kogatende airstrip, you will be met by our professional Morogoro Tourism Services Co. Ltd guide and you will proceed on a game drive in the wilderness following the trails of the Great migration.

    You will witness millions of wildebeests joined by zebras, elands, and other hoofed animals, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life.

    This, a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests, mating, and survival of the fittest through crocodile-infested water is what makes the Great Migration a most sought-after experience. At sundown, you will head to the lodge for your overnight stay. Where is lunch?

    Lunch, Dinner, and overnight at Mara Mara Tented Lodge

  • Day 2 & 3: North Serengeti National Park

    You will spend 2 full days in North Serengeti exploring the Great Migration. A hot air balloon safari can be arranged on one of those days for an extra charge. In North Serengeti, both the Wagakuria and Kogatende areas are prime areas to track the wildlife migration from July to October as they become a paradisial corridor for the wildlife crossing between Maasai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park.

    The feature here is the Mara River where crocodiles and hippos live in harmony. You may see herds cross the river going north one day and return to the south a few days later, which is not an uncommon occurrence. During the crossing, an average of 6000 wildebeests die either massacred by crocodiles or by drowning but their bodies have a positive impact on the aquatic ecosystem. Where is lunch

    Lunch, Dinner, and overnight at Mara Mara Tented Lodge

  • Day 4: North - Central Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, you will head to central Serengeti with game drives en route. As you will reach the area mid-day, you will go directly to your lodge for a hot lunch and some R&R. In the afternoon you will head out for a game drive until sundown and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Central Serengeti is the epicenter of both resident and migratory animals.

    You will venture to various locations to view wildlife as well and enjoy the stunning landscapes of the Serengeti plains. All big five (lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, cape buffaloes), as well as other wildlife, can be spotted here.

    These include Giraffes, Zebras, wildebeest, cheetah, warthogs, waterbucks, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, and many more. The Serengeti is also home to 600 species of birds.

    Lunch, Dinner, and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

  • Day 5: Central Serengeti National Park Full Day Game Drive

    After early morning breakfast at the lodge, the entire day is dedicated to game drives in Central Serengeti, also known as Seronera.

    The areas you will visit will depend on where the migrating herds are. Predators such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs closely follow the trekking animals and can be spotted in those areas. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south.

    During the longer rainy seasons from April to June, they return to the north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year. Your guide will know where to locate the animals for the best viewing opportunities. where is lunch

    Lunch, Dinner, and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

  • Day 6: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

    Today after early morning breakfast you will head toward the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will have an opportunity to view more games prior to reaching the park gate.

    En route, you will also have an opportunity to visit the Maasai people who live in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and learn about their culture and traditional practices. You will reach your lodge in time for lunch. What do they do after lunch? Confirm this section you can change to the following:

    Today you will wake up early in the morning and head out for a game drive. You will venture to various places before returning to the lodge for a hearty breakfast.

    After breakfast, you will start your journey through central Serengeti toward the Naabi gate, and head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for your overnight stay. During your drive to the Naabi gate, you will have an opportunity for more game viewing.

    You will also have an opportunity to visit the Maasai people who live in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and learn about their culture and traditional practices.

    Lunch, Dinner, and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

  • Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

    After breakfast, you will descend approximately 600m to the crater floor for the game drive.

    The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare warthogs, and over 500 bird species of the area.

    After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch at the hippo pool, you will leave the crater in the late afternoon and drive to Arusha town.

    Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge full board.

  • Departure Day

    Depending on your plans, our driver will be ready to take you to the airport for your onward journey to Zanzibar or your return home.

Request a free quote for this Safari

Price includes:

  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated
  • Activities as indicated unless listed as an option
  • Meals as indicated 
  • All park fees 
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Game drives in  custom LandCruiser 
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari

Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and travelers insurance
  • Tips to driver-guide
  • Extra activities
  • Any imposed tax/fee which is out of our jurisdiction.