8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari is a chance to explore different safari destinations across the northern part of Tanzania such as Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area and also Lake Manyara national park.

You will also enjoy seeing different wildlife species during your 8 days Serengeti wildebeest safari such as the big 5 (elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos) and other wildlife species like wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, gazelles, impalas, waterbucks, baboons, monkeys, hyenas, cheetahs, giraffes and many others.

Your 8 days Serengeti wildebeest migration safari will start in Arusha and you will also visit different parts of Serengeti national park which is known for the great wildebeest migration. You will explore the central and western part of Serengeti national park while on your 8 days Tanzania safari.

During the safari in Tanzania, you will also engage in game drives around the different destinations as you look out for various wildlife species and explore different attractions. You will return to Arusha after your safari around the different destinations and this will bring the 8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari to an end.

Safari Highlights of the 8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari 

  • Day 1: Pick up in Arusha 
  • Day 2: Drive to Tarangire national park
  • Day 3: Drive to Serengeti national park (central)
  • Day 4: Drive to Serengeti west
  • Day 5: Full day in Serengeti west
  • Day 6: Drive to Ngorongoro conservation area
  • Day 7: Visit Ngorongoro crater and drive to Karatu 
  • Day 8: Drive to Lake Manyara national park and to Arusha

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up in Arusha 

You will be picked up from the airport in Arusha by your guide who will welcome you and brief you about your safari. After you have been briefed, you will proceed to your hotel for check in and your dinner and overnight at Tulia boutique hotel and spa.

You will have an optional tour around Arusha depending on your time of arrival and later return to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 2; drive to Tarangire national park

On the 2nd day of your 8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari , after having breakfast at your lodge, your guide will drive you to Tarangire national park where you will engage in a game drive around the savannah plains and woodlands as you look out for wildlife species such as elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, lions, leopards and many other wildlife species. During your game drive around the national park, you will also enjoy seeing attractions such as the Tarangire river which flows through the national park. 

8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari
Game Drives in Tarangire national park

You will return to your lodge after your game drive in Tarangire national park and have your dinner and overnight at Tarangire Roika lodge.

Day 3; drive to Serengeti national park (central)

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge and your guide will drive you to Serengeti national park where you will engage in a safari around the central part of Serengeti national park or the Seronera area in search of wildlife species such as the big 5 like elephants, lions, rhinos, buffalos and leopards. The central part of the national park is popular among tourists visiting Serengeti national park and has numerous wildlife species which can be spotted during a safari.

Your lunch will be served at your lodge after check in as you prepare to engage in an afternoon game drive around Serengeti national park. After your game drive, you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 4; drive to Serengeti west

You will have an early breakfast at your lodge and engage in an enroute game drive in the central part of Serengeti national park or the Seronera area which is home to the big cats such as lions, leopards and cheetahs. You will proceed to the western part of Serengeti national park where you will engage in more wildlife viewing experiences around the Grumeti river area which has a beautiful landscape.

You will proceed to your lodge for lunch as you prepare for a game drive around the western part of Serengeti national park during your 8 days Serengeti wildebeest migration safari as you look out for wildlife species such as buffalos, hippos, cheetahs, lions, leopards, gazelles, impalas, topi and many others. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight after your game drive at Mbalageti Serengeti lodge.

Day 5; full day in Serengeti west

After an early morning breakfast at your lodge, you will explore the western part of Serengeti national park in search of different wildlife species such as wildebeests, zebras, elands, gazelles as well as predators like lions, leopards and cheetahs. You will engage in morning and afternoon game drive around the savannah plains and woodlands of the national park as you look out for various wildlife species.

You will have lunch after your morning game drive in the western part of Serengeti national park and also visit attractions like the Grumeti river which is a river crossing point during the great wildebeest migration. During the wildebeest migration, over 2 million wildebeests can be spotted as they cross the Grumeti river which has many crocodiles waiting to feast on the wildebeests as they cross. You will be driven back to your lodge for dinner and overnight after your game drive at Mbalageti Serengeti lodge.

Day 6; drive to Ngorongoro conservation area

You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge ahead of your en route game drive in Serengeti national park. You will enjoy seeing wildlife species in the open savannah plains such as giraffes, elephants, lions, buffalos, antelopes among others during your en route game drive. You will also enjoy your packed lunch and later proceed to Ngorongoro conservation area where you will check in at your lodge for dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge.

Day 7; visit Ngorongoro crater and drive to Karatu 

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will proceed to the Ngorongoro crater for a safari experience as you engage in a game drive. You will enjoy looking out for various wildlife species in the Ngorongoro crater such as the big 5 like lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards and rhinos. The Ngorongoro crater is one of the popular tourist destinations in Tanzania and is also one of the natural wonders of the world. You will enjoy beautiful views as you drive around the Ngorongoro crater and look out for wildlife species like zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, hyenas, warthogs, antelopes, jackals among others.

8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari
Game drives in Ngorongoro

You will also see attractions around the Ngorongoro crater such as Lake Magadi where you will see flamingos and other bird species at the lake shores. Your guide will drive you to your lodge after the game drive for dinner and overnight at Rhino lodge.

Day 8; drive to Lake Manyara national park and to Arusha

You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for your drive to Lake Manyara national park where you will engage in a game drive around the savannah plains in search of various wildlife species such as the rare tree climbing lions, elephants, buffalos, zebras, hippos, giraffes and many others. You will also enjoy seeing the rift valley and also see attractions around the national park such as Lake Manyara. You will have your lunch after your game drive around Lake Manyara national park and your guide will drive you to Arusha where you will be dropped off at the airport or at your hotel in Arusha which will bring your 8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari to an end.

End of the 8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari 

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Flights 
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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