Serengeti Migration Safari

7 days from $4,172 per person*
  • Head into the Ngorongoro Crater, home to endangered black rhinos.
  • Daily game drives in search of lions, cheetahs, elephants, and more.
  • Marvel at the spectacle of the famous wildebeest migration.
  • Private transfers throughout.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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Feel the pulse of the plains as you witness millions of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the Serengeti during the annual Great Migration.

The world’s greatest ancient migration route offers an awe-inspiring spectacle as the drama of predator and prey unfolds in the Serengeti. From October to July or August, each year, the famed wildebeest migration brings incredible wildlife sightings to the best game parks in Tanzania. With your expert guide and 4x4 vehicle, get closer to the action than you ever imagined, and watch lions, cheetah and other animals as they prepare to stalk and take down the weakest members of the herds. Visit fabled Ngorongoro Crater, sometimes nicknamed Noah's Ark for its rich concentration of diverse wildlife.

This trip offers unparalleled game viewing with evening relaxation in excellent quality tented camps and game lodges. Kensington Tours offers local support in each region you visit, another reason we deliver unbeatable value. Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance. ... Show More »

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Arusha
    Arusha
    • Transfer - Private - Arrival - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance - Plane
  • Day 2 Arusha to Ngorongoro
    Arusha to Ngorongoro
    • Arusha - Ngorongoro [3 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Optional Activities
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    • Ngorongoro - Manyara [1 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Manyara - Serengeti [Scheduled Charter] - Y Class - Standard - Central (Seronera)
    • Shared - Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Shared - Morning Game Drive
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Impala
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Shared - Morning Game Drive 2
    • Afternoon Game Drive - Migration
    • Park Fees - Park Fees
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Serengeti to Arusha
    Serengeti to Arusha
    • Game Drive & Airport Drop Off - Private - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Serengeti - Arusha [Scheduled Charter (2 hrs)] - Y Class - Standard - Central (Seronera)
    • Transfer - Private - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Arusha

Your private, English-speaking driver will meet you in the public waiting area after passing through baggage claim to transfer you to your hotel.

Prior to departing on your first day of activities, a trip representative will meet you at your hotel (often in the morning) to give you a briefing on the details of your trip.

While you are in the care of Kensington Tours, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all Kensington Tours clients are covered by “Flying Doctors” Insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment.  This insurance policy however DOES NOT cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn

Located only 20 minutes away from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn features 18 individually styled garden rooms, 2 hidden cottages and the River House – a secluded thatched cottage directly on the Usa River .Nestled in between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the natural gardens along the Usa River, this is the perfect place to stay before and after a safari. Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub, and in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques. Enjoy a Rivertrees signature massage and soak at the spa with a personal therapist.

Elephant
Elephant
Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 2: Arusha - Ngorongoro

Your guide will drive you from Arusha to the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. The drive takes approximately 3 hours.

During your stay at Ngorongoro there are many optional activities available to you. Depending on which lodge you're staying at, activities may include: nature walks, cultural village visits, a hike to Endoro waterfalls, bike tours, coffee plantation tours and more. Some of these can be prebooked through your destination specialist while others can be booked directly with the lodge upon arrival.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Fffering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Life in the Crater
Life in the Crater
Kitela Lodge
Kitela Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro

You are provided with a personalized, experienced tracker-guide and private transportation today whilst exploring around the Ngorongoro National Park grounds.

Explore one of the most recognized wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania today.  Depart your camp or lodge in a privately driven vehicle, along with a local expert guide, for an approximately 20 to 30 minute drive towards the Ngorongoro Park Gate.  It will then take you another 20 minutes to reach the crater rim itself.   The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera.  This geological masterpiece was formed as a result of an extremely large volcanic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse in on itself, thus creating a crater.  The crater is roughly 20 kilometers wide and some 2000 feet deep, making the trip from crater floor to rim around 45 minutes by 4x4.  The extremely fertile crater floor is the reason why there is such a highly concentrated amount of wildlife here.  Over 20000 mammals call the crater home, including some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world.  The crater floor also boasts one of the highest carnivore densities in the world including large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals.  A keen eye and expertly recommended search patterns from your guide, may help you spot some of the less common species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge
Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle
Even Lions Bicker!
Even Lions Bicker!

Day 4: Ngorongoro - Manyara - Serengeti

Your guide will drive you from the Ngorongoro Conservation area to Lake Manyara. The drive usually takes about 1 hour.

Catch your flight from Manyara (LKY) to Serengeti today.

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: 15kg (32 lb) per person, for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

Meet back up with other people from your lodge for another game drive this afternoon.

Accommodation: Lemala Ewanjan

Joining its two Serengeti sisters, Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara, Lemala Ewanjan is a new deluxe seasonal camp with beautiful tents set along the game-rich Seronera Valley in a spectacular location on the western slopes of Makoma Hills. In the Central Serengeti, Lemala Ewanjan features staggering views of the Serengeti migration, grasslands and sunsets. Major game viewing areas of Central, Southern or Western Serengeti are easily accessible and at the end of the day, guests can return to the privacy and solitude of the camp to enjoy great service, food, and ambience. The camp offers optional balloon safaris from Seronera, while Seronera airstrip is only 25 minutes away.

Serengeti
Serengeti
Lemala Ewanjan
Lemala Ewanjan

Day 5: Serengeti

You'll join up with others at the lodge for your game drive. Drives are typically done in the morning at 6:30am for a few hours and/or 4pm for a few hours. Head out into the park to explore the vast expanse of the Serengeti.

Spend today searching out Impala, one of Africa's most beautiful and graceful animals. Previously thought to be part of the gazelle tribe, Impalas have been found to be so different that they are now classified as their own sub-family status. When frightened or startled the whole impala herd starts randomly leaping to confuse their predator. They can jump distances more than 10 meters (33 ft.) and 3 meters (9 ft.) high. Leopards, cheetah, lions and wild dogs prey on impala. Impala can reach running speeds of approximately 50 to 55 mph (80 to 90 km/h) to escape its predators. See if you can track these incredible animals!

Accommodation: Lemala Ewanjan
Cheetah
Cheetah
Impala
Impala

Day 6: Serengeti

Today you'll set out early on your morning game drive with lodge vehicle and guide. The Serengeti houses an abundance of wildlife. It is home to the millions of wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle and Zebra between late October and August. Another great time to visit the Serengeti is between December and March, because the plains are green and lush after the short rains in November and the animals are well fed and prepared for the calving season in February. At this time, the wildebeest migration should be in the southern plains of the Serengeti, and young cubs and calves can be spotted early in the year. Big game such as lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, and elephant, as well as giraffes, impala, gazelle, and zebra are abundant and can be spotted on safari in Tanzania year round.

Spend the day taking in the spectacle of the famous wildebeest migration.  This annual migration through the Serengeti and Masai Mara is one of the safari highlights of Africa.  The wildebeest migration moves in a basic clockwise direction throughout the year in the Serengeti eco-system and moves north into the Masai Mara in Kenya from June/July through to Sep/October.  Sightings cannot be guaranteed as the herds move according to the availability of food sources and migration movements can be erratic. The herds are accompanied by zebras and Thomson's gazelles and are stealthily hunted by local predators such as leopards, lions and hyenas.

Accommodation: Lemala Ewanjan
Migration River Crossing
Migration River Crossing
Buffalo
Buffalo

Day 7: Serengeti - Arusha

If time allows, your expert guide will squeeze in one more game drive before dropping you off at the airstrip. It will be your last chance to see the park's diverse range of animals.

Take your flight from Serengeti to Arusha today. The flight will do more than one stop on the way. The flight duration is approximately 2 hours.

Luggage restriction applicable to this flight: Standard Y Class - 15kg per person, Premium XL Class - 30kg per person for both carry-on and checked luggage. Your checked luggage needs to be soft-sided - no wheels / no spine, a duffel bag is recommended. A small purse/backpack, is recommended as a carry-on, to keep your camera, passport, hat, sunblock or other items you need within easy reach.

You’ll enjoy an airport transfer between your Arusha hotel and Kilimanjaro International Airport with a private vehicle and English speaking driver.

Accommodation:
Lioness
Lioness
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Rivertrees Country Inn: Arusha

Located only 20 minutes away from Arusha and Kilimanjaro airport, Rivertrees Country Inn features 18 individually styled garden rooms, 2 hidden cottages and the River House – a secluded thatched cottage directly on the Usa River .Nestled in between Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru in the natural gardens along the Usa River, this is the perfect place to stay before and after a safari. Fresh country meals are served in the restaurant, the gardens, the pub, and in the beautifully restored farmhouse with its warm ochre colors and cherished family antiques. Enjoy a Rivertrees signature massage and soak at the spa with a personal therapist.

Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn

Kitela Lodge: Ngorongoro

The Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater, and a beautiful waterfall. Fffering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Lodge consists of twenty spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm. Located on site is a heated swimming pool and soothing spa.

Kitela Lodge
Kitela Lodge

Lemala Ewanjan: Serengeti

Joining its two Serengeti sisters, Lemala Ndutu and Lemala Mara, Lemala Ewanjan is a new deluxe seasonal camp with beautiful tents set along the game-rich Seronera Valley in a spectacular location on the western slopes of Makoma Hills. In the Central Serengeti, Lemala Ewanjan features staggering views of the Serengeti migration, grasslands and sunsets. Major game viewing areas of Central, Southern or Western Serengeti are easily accessible and at the end of the day, guests can return to the privacy and solitude of the camp to enjoy great service, food, and ambience. The camp offers optional balloon safaris from Seronera, while Seronera airstrip is only 25 minutes away.

Lemala Ewanjan
Lemala Ewanjan
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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    The entire trip went without a flaw. Everything lived up to my dreams and Kensington did an outstanding job in arranging tours and guides to exceed our expectations.

  • TiaRazon — May 11, 2015 — Africa

    We were a group of 5 to Morocco. We were impressed at how seamless our private guided tour went. Accommodations were five star, the choice of family run hotels, beautifully appointed with Moroccan furnishings and large breakfasts, contributed to our experience. Our guide, Ishmail and driver, Abdul, made us feel like family. Ishmail showed off his country with pride, listened to our needs and was flexible to our style and speed of travel. We couldn't be happier with our Kensington experience beginning with the pre-planning in the US with Lily Baffour. Thank you very much for a memorable experience!

  • JamesSmith — May 12, 2015 — Africa

    Our guide, Chakim, was fantastic, and our driver was excellent. We were very pleased with our accommodations. Only negative comments would be the villa in Essaouira (room, food, service not good although people very nice), and, while probably not an issue for other travelers, we were disappointed that we could not relax over a glass of wine at the end of our journey because Hotel Le Doge did not offer alcoholic beverages. We are currently scheduled with Kensington Tours for India in November and we are now planning on scheduling with Kensington for all our trips - right now that would be Thailand to Mynamar, and Egypt with Dubai extension. We are extremely happy with Kensington Tours and their travel agents. We would recommend Lily Balfour to anyone.

  • EarleBarnwell — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Kensington and its partners did not miss a single deadline, appointment or function to our total satisfaction. The result, no stress and total enjoyment.

  • StephenReeves — April 08, 2015 — Africa

    Christine was absolutely superb both in helping us frame and develop a custom tour as well as in constant follow up until we left. Inevitably things will change on the ground when trips are planned in advance and Christine was consistently on top of the changes and advised us accordingly. As first time travelers to Kenya and Tanzania Christine's advice and guidance was simply excellent. Rose, in Kensington's Nairobi office was likewise superb. Totally responsive to our needs, she helped make a few final adjustments while we were there. Once again, an exceptional experience made possible by Kensington.

  • Sachi Gowda — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    We are extremely happy with your service from beginning to end and we had very a memorable trip.

  • Ronald Jones — December 12, 2014 — Africa

    I cannot express how fabulous our trip was!! I know it was made that way thanks to ALL the kind, knowledgable, and helpful people that you all placed in our path. Many went above and beyond to make our experience even more positive. From drivers, to guides, to hotel staff---we met some wonderful people that we can now call friends. Thank you Christine and Kensington tours for this once in a lifetime African adventure!

  • RonJones — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Christine, our family trip was ALL we wanted it to be. The hotel accommodations in the cities were GREAT. We needed to make some room assignment adjustments but that's to be expected with a large family with children and same names.

    I don't know where/how ya'll got those guides but...KEEP'EM! In both Cape Town and Joberg the guys knew their cities and environs excellently. Their English was very good...so good in fact that several got the sarcasm and even joked some. I do apologize if we over-tipped. I relied on each family to tip their own driver but, I wasn't sure of their "sense of what was right" so I followed up with something for each.

    Simbavati was "PERFECT". As much as Glenda and I really liked Ngala, I do not think they could have handled a family as well...UNLESS, they had accommodations we did not see.

    Please rest assured when ever I plan to travel on a multi-dimensional trip in the future, for sure with a group, or maybe just Glenda and I, I'll be calling Kensington... Christine and Donna specifically. And most definitely, anytime I can recommend a travel professional, your company and you two will be mentioned by name!

    Thank you again Christine...you presented us the exact trip we dreamed about for our family and your folks on the ground made it happen! I sincerely hope you, Donna and everyone else involved have a most Blessed Christmas and a wonderful, successful New Year!

  • Bruce Lundstrom — December 15, 2014 — Africa

    Morocco has a lot to offer. Food, historic sites, craftsmen (rugs, jewelry, ceramics, furniture, etc.), natural beauty, roads and infrastructure, and a reasonably safe environment. Both Guide (Abdel) and Driver were excellent. Service-oriented, timely and easy going. Abdel was not afraid to speak his mind, offer suggestions and give us feedback on ideas. We enjoyed their company.

  • AlbertLind — December 09, 2014 — Africa

    A truly wonderful trip......first class accommodations and service in each venue....the guides were knowledgable and went out of their way to insure that we could see and understand Africa. Capetown is a fascinating city, Sabi Sands an extraordinary private game preserve, and Zimbabwe with Victoria Falls and the Victoria Falls Hotel a once in a lifetime experience. For those who want to visit Africa we enthusiastically recommend Kensington Tours. And Jolene Plant stayed with us in every step during the planning of our trip and itinerary. We saw as much of Africa as much as anyone can during our two weeks vacation.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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