Serengeti Migration Safari

7 days from $4,480 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(0)
  • Day 2 Arusha to Ngorongoro
    Arusha to Ngorongoro
    • Arusha - Ngorongoro [3 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Optional Activities
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 3 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Tour - Private - Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Park Fees - Ngorongoro(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    • Transfer - Ngorongoro - Manyara [1 Hour Drive] - 4X4/Guide(5)
    • Air - Manyara - Serengeti [Scheduled Charter] - Y Class - Standard - Central (Seronera)(0)
    • Tour - Shared - Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fees - Park Fees(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Tour - Shared - Morning Game Drive
    • Tour - Private - Afternoon Game Drive - Impala
    • Park Fees - Park Fees(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Tour - Shared - Morning Game Drive 2 - (0)
    • Tour - Private - Afternoon Game Drive - Migration
    • Park Fees - Park Fees(0)
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 Serengeti to Arusha
    Serengeti to Arusha
    • Transfer - Lodge Airport Transfer
    • Air - Serengeti - Arusha [Scheduled Charter (2 hrs)] - Y Class - Standard - Central (Seronera)(0)
    • Transfer - Private - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide(6)
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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: Acacia Farm Lodge

Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivalled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquility emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees and the lovely coffee plants. Whether you seek adventure or simply a quiet time to soothe your soul, come to Acacia Farm Lodge where ambient surroundings, friendly service and superior lodging you can afford, will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized and relaxed. This boutique lodge, where the hospitality exceeds the area’s tranquility, is located in a 25 acres farm in the calm outskirts of the agricultural town of Karatu. It is a sensitively eco-friendly luxury lodge which in order to harmonize with the environment has been very unobtrusively designed and positioned within the farm.

Life in the Crater
Life in the Crater
Acacia Farm Lodge
Acacia Farm 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: Acacia Farm 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: Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp

Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp takes the traditional tented camping experience to new heights and offers luxury accommodation not seen elsewhere in the Serengeti. Three main tent areas include a dining tent, lounge and bar and lounge tent as well as comfortable sofas placed in specially selected locations around the camp to soak up the views of the amazing Serengeti. Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp will move between three different locations, literally following the migration as it travels across the Serengeti, offering guests year round access to this incredible spectacle. Depending on exact migration movement, the camp will be in the Western Serengeti from April to July, the Northern Serengeti from August to November and the Southern Serengeti from December to March.

Serengeti
Serengeti
Serengeti Migration Tent
Serengeti Migration Tent

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: Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp
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: Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp
Migration River Crossing
Migration River Crossing
Buffalo
Buffalo

Day 7: Serengeti - Arusha

A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between the lodge and airstrip. Depending on time, they will fit in a quick game drive to/from the lodge.

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:
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

Acacia Farm Lodge: Ngorongoro

Acacia Farm Lodge is a romantic Country Lodge nestled in an active mixed farm located high on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area with commanding panoramic views of the amazing Karatu farmlands and the nearby Ngorongoro forest area. Unrivalled area’s natural beauty is finely complemented by the elegant lodge. A timeless tranquility emanates from the exuberance of birdsong, mature trees and the lovely coffee plants. Whether you seek adventure or simply a quiet time to soothe your soul, come to Acacia Farm Lodge where ambient surroundings, friendly service and superior lodging you can afford, will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalized and relaxed. This boutique lodge, where the hospitality exceeds the area’s tranquility, is located in a 25 acres farm in the calm outskirts of the agricultural town of Karatu. It is a sensitively eco-friendly luxury lodge which in order to harmonize with the environment has been very unobtrusively designed and positioned within the farm.

Acacia Farm Lodge
Acacia Farm Lodge
Pool
Pool

Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp: Serengeti

Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp takes the traditional tented camping experience to new heights and offers luxury accommodation not seen elsewhere in the Serengeti. Three main tent areas include a dining tent, lounge and bar and lounge tent as well as comfortable sofas placed in specially selected locations around the camp to soak up the views of the amazing Serengeti. Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp will move between three different locations, literally following the migration as it travels across the Serengeti, offering guests year round access to this incredible spectacle. Depending on exact migration movement, the camp will be in the Western Serengeti from April to July, the Northern Serengeti from August to November and the Southern Serengeti from December to March.

Serengeti Migration Tent
Serengeti Migration Tent
Serengeti Migration Dining Tent
Serengeti Migration Dining Tent
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.
  • Katie M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Our Kensington Tour to Tanzania was excellent. All of our accommodations were top-notch, our flights were fantastic, and every single detail was taken care of. We were extremely impressed with how welcoming and knowledgeable our guides were.

  • Neal F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Best trip ever. Sarah was a delight to work with and answered all of our questions and concerns professionally and courteously. It was a trip of a lifetime and everything was fantastic. Thank u Sarah and thank you Kensington

  • Rachel F. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Kensington Tours gave us a wonderful trip with the best guide and accommodations. They helped us book flights to avoid long drives and answered all of our questions going above and beyond. Thank you for all your help giving my family and I a trip of a lifetime! We cannot wait to go back to Africa and do it again using Kensington!

  • Jeffrey L. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We wanted the full safari experience and Kensington was able to deliver it. We had the perfect mix of tents and lodges and honestly can say we saw about everything we could have in our time there. Our Kensington guide Elijah was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was basically a member of the family by the end of the trip. The entire trip was planned out perfectly. Thanks to Kensington and we hope to travel with them again in the future.

  • Sarah M. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had such a tremendous trip! We covered a lot of geography, plants and animals - both aquatic and land based. Every guide we had was knowledgeable and very personable. When Grootbos and then Madikwe found out it was my husband's birthday - our guide at Grootbos "Nita" arranged a private party for him (and us) and our chef and butler at Little Madikwe, Violet and Patience, baked cupcakes and got a small group together to sing happy birthday - in English and Afrikaans! We could never have seen so much on our own. The knowledge we gained about South African people, places, animals and history made this our trip of a lifetime! Thank you!

  • Sasha T. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    We had the most amazing time on our trip. Very grateful to Kensington for organizing all the pick ups and details so we didn't have to think or worry - we could just enjoy ourselves. Will absolutely recommend this trip to family and friends and hope to use Kensington again in the future for our next adventure. Thanks so much!

  • Kristin C. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    From the minute we landed, everything was taken care of. Every driver and guide we had were very friendly and efficient. The highlight of our trip was our stay at Kapama Southern Camp, everything about this place was amazing. We were all sad to leave and would love to return there in the future. Would highly recommend booking as many people there as possible.

  • Eric W. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Madagascar is a very poor country with spotty infrastructure. We used Kensington for their knowledge of the area and their resources and we are very pleased. Our driver for the trip was very professional and knowledgeable of the area and the guide that we used for the rainforest walks was equally knowledgeable and professional. Bari, our guide, had a passion for the area and wanted to make sure we were able to get the best picture of each sighting. Franco, our driver, had a passion for his country and the sights and he was a definite asset on our trip.

  • Tom B. — August 10, 2016 — Africa

    Guides were incredibly well-informed and taught my wife and I about the environment, animals, and culture. Our tour would have just been commonplace, without them.

  • Mary R. — July 20, 2016 — Africa

    Going with Kensington Tours was a great decision. The transfers between resorts was handled very professionally and extremely smooth. I will plan my next trip to South Africa with Kensington. Money well spent!

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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