Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari

Overview

Go on an unforgettable adventure with Benson Safaris as we unveil the mesmerizing spectacle of the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration. Over six exhilarating days, immerse yourself in the raw beauty of Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife traverse the vast plains in search of greener pastures. Our meticulously crafted itinerary ensures prime viewing spots for this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon. From the iconic Grumeti River crossing to the sweeping landscapes of the Southern Serengeti, each day promises a front-row seat to nature’s grandeur. Join us for an extraordinary journey, capturing the essence of the Serengeti’s wildebeest migration with Benson Safaris.

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Itinerary Highlights

  • Witness the great wildebeest migration cross the Mara River in the Northern Serengeti, a once in a lifetime experience
  • Travel the endless plains of the world-famous Central Serengeti
  • Search for the Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Meet the Maasai and learn about this nomadic tribe’s culture, beliefs, and traditions
  • Enjoy the romance of a tented camp in the heart of the Tanzanian bush

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Benson Safaris Tanzania Transfer Driver and driven to your lodge where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.

After breakfast you will drive to the Serengeti National Park which is one of Africa’s premier game parks. Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area toward the Serengeti National Park you will begin to experience the vastness of this territory and marvel at the multitude of animal and bird life while cruising through this acacia spotted savannah. 

You will visit aMaasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe. 

The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and is also a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Serengeti is a year-round destination and each season has its own special highlight with the most famous being the annual wildebeest migration, a once in a lifetime experience.

You will game drive enroute before arriving into the Serengeti in time for a half day game drive.

Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive in search of the great wildebeest migration. 

You will base yourself around the Mara River area where crocodiles prey and the wildebeest gather and wait to cross. For days, their numbers will increase, and anticipation grows however, for no apparent reason, many will turn and wander away from the water’s edge. Eventually the wildebeest will choose a crossing point which varies from year to year and cannot be predicted. 

Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the great wildebeest migration and to witness it is a once in a lifetime experience.

Today you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive.

On this day you will enjoy another full day game drive as you travel between the Northern and Central Serengeti.

Today you have the flexibility to create your own itinerary – spend another full day in the Northern Serengeti before driving to the Central Serengeti or enjoy a half day game drive in the North and a half day game drive in the Central – the choice is yours.

Today you will be rewarded with a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and is one of the only places on earth where mankind and wild animals co-exist is harmony.

The Ngorongoro Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Upon arrival at the Crater’s rim you will descend 610 meters into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelle and of course, giant tusked elephants. The Crater also has the largest known population of lions and you will also find leopards, cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals and rare wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. These include white pelican and flamingos.

After a full day game (6-9 hours) drive you will return to Arusha for your final evening.

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight. 

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Itinerary Pricing:

This is a private safari, run exclusively for you and each vehicle holds a maximum of 7 clients. If an accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative where possible. All prices quoted are per person in USD (US Dollars) and are subject to availability and expire on the 31st December 2019. Please contact us for a quote for travel in 2020 and beyond.
1 Traveller (1 Room) 2 Travellers (1 Room) 3 Travellers (2 Rooms) 4 Travellers (2 Rooms) 5 Travellers (3 Rooms) 6 Travellers (3 Rooms) 7 Travellers (4 Rooms)
$4,638 3,214 $2,986 $2,665 $2,600 $2,458 $2,483

Enhance Your Safari Experience:

A Tanzanian holiday is a dream come true and a once in a lifetime experience for most of our clients. We understand that every traveler is different, and we are proud to offer a range of optional activities to enhance your safari experience.

Olduvai Gorge on Day 6 – $36 per person:

Visit Olduvai Gorge which is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world for early human evolution. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans. Here you will enjoy free time to discover the museum before continuing to the Serengeti.

Hot Air Balloon Flight in the Serengeti on Day 2 → 4 – $547 per person:

Launch at dawn, rising as the sun rises above the breathtaking Serengeti you will gently float over the plains for around 1 hour. Upon your graceful return to the ground you will feast on a champagne breakfast under an acacia tree before beginning your full day game drive. Please note, this activity is not suitable for children under the age of 7.

Add a Beverage Package – $50 per person

Add beer and wine to your safari. Please note, this package is not available to clients under the age of 18.

Arusha Day Tours –

We offer Arusha City Tours (half or full day tours), Coffee Farm Tours, Night Tours with Dinner or visit the Lengo Football Academy with Village Walk. Please ask us for detailed tour descriptions and prices.

Your Safari Includes:

  • Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport to hotel
  • English speaking Driver Guide (other languages available upon request)
  • Custom built, extended, open-roof 4WD safari Land Cruiser with fridge and inverter
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Drinks during game drives (1 bottle of water and 2 sodas per person, per safari day. Drinks can be substituted to suit your preferences)
  • Unlimited game drives including park and vehicle entry fees
  • Maasai Village visit
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
  • All current Government fees and taxes 

Your Safari Excludes:

  • Drinks at hotels, lodges and tented camps unless otherwise stated
  • Tips (tipping is an expected, though not compulsory, component of any African safari. We are often asked for tipping guidelines and we recommend $10-15 USD for your Guide per person per day.)

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