Serengeti Migration Safari

7 days from $6,447 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. 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
    • Welcome: Arusha - Welcome Package
    • Private Transfer - Arrival - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide
    • Emergency Evacuation Insurance
  • Day 2 Arusha to Manyara to Ngorongoro
    Arusha to Manyara to Ngorongoro
    • Transfer - Arusha - Ngorongoro [via Lake Manyara ] - 4X4/Guide
    • Private Tour - Game Drive (Half Day) - Park Fees
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 3 Ngorongoro
    Ngorongoro
    • Private Tour - Private Vehicle & Guide - 4X4/Guide
    • Crater Tour for Plantation Lodges - Entrance Fee
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, All Inclusive
  • Day 4 Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    Ngorongoro to Manyara to Serengeti
    • Transfer - Ngorongoro - Manyara [1 hr] - 4X4/Guide
    • Air - Manyara - Serengeti [Scheduled Charter (1 hr)] - Y Class - Standard - Central (Seronera)
    • Shared Tour - Afternoon Game Drive
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Shared Tour - Morning Game Drive
    • Shared Tour - Afternoon Game Drive 2
    • Park Fee - Included
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 Serengeti
    Serengeti
    • Shared Tour - Morning Game Drive 2
    • Shared Tour - Migration Game Drive
    • Park Fee - Included
    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)
    • Private Transfer - Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport (JRO) - Vehicle/Guide
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Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival to Arusha, a welcome package including travel documents and a map will be provided to you.

You will be greeted by a private English-speaking guide in the public waiting area of Kilimanjaro International Airport after passing through baggage claim. This guide will transfer you to your hotel and assist with check-in.

Before departing on your first day of activities, a trip representative will meet you at your hotel to discuss the details of your trips and answer any questions you may have.

While in our care, your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all guests are provided with a “Flying Doctors” insurance policy. This emergency evacuation insurance covers the cost of the evacuation flight back to Nairobi for treatment, however, does not cover the cost of any medical treatment received. We highly recommend travel insurance for full coverage.

Accommodation: Rivertrees Country Inn

Set in Northern Tanzania just outside the bustling safari town of Arusha, Rivertrees looks out toward Mt Kilimanjaro, and is perfectly situated for exploring the abundant nature reserves that this region is home to. The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm, and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. Rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting. The restaurant concocts tasty meals of garden-fresh ingredients and old family recipes, as well as oven-fired pizzas and the best of the region’s locally grown coffees. Delicious candle-lit dinners are served by the warmth of the fireplace, or under the stars and the watchful eyes of resident owls. Rivertrees combines unpretentious comfort with subtle accents of style to create a timeless pause in a traveler’s journey, and a sense of warmth and genuine welcome.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Elephant
Tanzania Elephant
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn

Day 2: Arusha - Manyara - Ngorongoro

Your guide will pick you up in Arusha and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park to take in some wildlife viewing before transferring you to the impressive Ngorongoro Crater.

Best known for its baboon population, the Manyara region is a land of sweeping plains, giant figs and mahogany trees, and is host to a range of herbivores including hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. The scenic Lake Manyara National Park has the wall of the Great Rift Valley to one side and the lake on the other, and affords guests with incredible photography opportunities. Today you will explore this diverse land on a game drive alongside an expert guide. Lucky guests may spot the rare tree climbing lion while in Manyara, and following your exploration, you will be transferred to your lodge or camp.

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.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Giraffe
Giraffe
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Hippos
Hippos

Day 3: Ngorongoro

An experienced tracker-guide and private vehicle will accompany you today while exploring Ngorongoro National Park.

Today, discover one of the most remarkable wildlife conservation areas in Tanzania; the Ngorongoro Crater. Departing from your camp in a privately driven vehicle alongside a local expert guide, make your way to the entrance of the park, then drive a further 20 minutes to reach the rim of Ngorongoro Crater: the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. This geological marvel was formed as the result of a gigantic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse on itself, thereby creating the massive crater. Roughly 12 miles wide and some 2,000 feet deep, the trip from crater rim to floor takes approximately 45 minutes by vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense populations of wildlife, and at present over 25,000 large animals call the crater home, including some of the world’s last remaining black rhinos. The crater floor is also host to some of the highest concentrations of carnivores in the world, featuring large prides of lions, packs of hyenas and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals. A keen eye paired with expertly procured search patterns from your guide is sure to help you spot a wide range of wildlife and perhaps some of the more elusive species like leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes.

Accommodation: Acacia Farm Lodge
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Private Game Vehicle
Private Game Vehicle
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park
Elephant in Ngorongoro Crater Park

Day 4: Ngorongoro - Manyara - Serengeti

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

Board a flight in Manyara with service to the Serengeti. Approximate time will vary based on your arrival airstrip, however, most flights take roughly one hour.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Join fellow guests from your lodge and set out for an afternoon game drive. Throughout the Serengeti, a wide range of animals are waiting to be discovered, from the Big Five to a wide range of smaller animals and birdlife. Some of the more commonly spotted though lesser known animals on these plains include the topi, eland, kongoni, dukier, African civet, caracal, Cape hare, mongoose, and roan antelope.

Accommodation: Olakira Mobile Camp

Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, Olakira Camp is a wanderer; a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.  Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira Camp ensures the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Elephant
Elephant
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Tanzania Serengeti
Tanzania Serengeti

Day 5: Serengeti

Join up with fellow guests of your lodge and set out on a captivating game drive. During the morning hours, many animals are just beginning their daily activities and this provides for outstanding viewing and photography opportunities. Typically departing close to the crack of dawn, at roughly 6:30 am, this morning you will head out into the plains of the Serengeti to explore its vast and impressive plains, returning to your lodge just before lunch with stories to share over a delicious meal.

The Serengeti was once known as Masailand, and was home to fierce warriors who lived alongside wild animals, surviving off the natural resources of the land. Many of these people can still be found in the region today, some living as far away as the Masai Mara in Kenya. During your safari, consider taking the time to meet the people of an enduring Masai tribe (please speak to your Destination Expert for more information). Whether or not you make the trip to a Masai village, keep in mind as you explore the Serengeti that these lands have been central to Masai life for centuries. As you pass through the region – a photographer’s delight – remind yourself of the incredible, generational history of the Masai people, and the impressive feat of survival on the plains.

Accommodation: Olakira Mobile Camp
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cheetah
Cheetah
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Masai Tribe
Masai Tribe

Day 6: Serengeti

Today you'll set out early on a morning game drive alongside fellow guests of the lodge and an expert guide. The Serengeti houses an abundance of wildlife. It is home to the millions of wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle and zebras between August and late October. Another great time to visit the Serengeti is between December and March as 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 is typically occurring in the southern plains of the Serengeti, where young cubs and calves can be spotted. Big game such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffaloes, and elephants, as well as giraffes, impalas, gazelles, and zebras are abundant and can be spotted on safari in the Serengeti year-round.

Join up with other guests from your lodge, with a maximum of six people per vehicle, and set out to discover the Serengeti plains. When the camp is in the north, a migratory crossing point for many animals is found directly in front of camp, thereby allowing for spectacular game viewing while enjoying breakfast. In the southern Serengeti plains, you will have the chance to spot the migration, as well as lions, cheetahs and other big game. In short, whether the camp is on the Mara River in the north or the southern plains of Ndutu, the aim is to get you as close to the thick of the action as possible.

Accommodation: Olakira Mobile Camp
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Migration River Crossing
Migration River Crossing
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Migration Wildebeest & Zebra
Migration Wildebeest & Zebra

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.

Board a flight in Serengeti with service to Arusha. The flight will make several stops along on the way. Approximate travel time is two hours.

Please note, strict luggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) Maximum weight allowance of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Baggage must be soft-shelled. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at additional cost, please speak to your Destination Expert for more information.

Enjoy a private airport transfer between your hotel in Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport alongside an English-speaking driver.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) ( )

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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

Set in Northern Tanzania just outside the bustling safari town of Arusha, Rivertrees looks out toward Mt Kilimanjaro, and is perfectly situated for exploring the abundant nature reserves that this region is home to. The inn is a charming country estate that was once an old coffee farm, and still retains the nostalgic air of a well-loved homestead. Rustic cottages are dotted along the river and in thickets of tall trees, while lush lawns and birdsong make for a peaceful and picturesque setting. The restaurant concocts tasty meals of garden-fresh ingredients and old family recipes, as well as oven-fired pizzas and the best of the region’s locally grown coffees. Delicious candle-lit dinners are served by the warmth of the fireplace, or under the stars and the watchful eyes of resident owls. Rivertrees combines unpretentious comfort with subtle accents of style to create a timeless pause in a traveler’s journey, and a sense of warmth and genuine welcome.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Acacia Farm Lodge
Acacia Farm Lodge
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Pool
Pool

Olakira Mobile Camp: Serengeti

Like the wildebeest that are the stars of the Serengeti Annual Migration, Olakira Camp is a wanderer; a luxurious under-canvas camp that moves with the seasons, forever following the herds to ensure you have a front-row seat to the greatest show on earth.  Fine linens, finer dining and a touch of nomadic romance are the hallmarks of this authentic East African safari camp. Whether it’s at the river crossings of the northern Serengeti or on the great grassy plains of the south, the intimate Olakira Camp ensures the best of the Serengeti is always right on your doorstep.

Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Olakira Mobile Camp
Olakira Mobile Camp

Depart (Int`l Airport) ( ): Global Location

Depart from the International Airport. End of itinerary.

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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    Kensington Tours is truly first rate. They totally took care of us. I plan to use Kensington Tours for all future international travel myself and totally recommend them to everyone else.

  • Phillipa R. — April 14, 2018 — Africa

    My driver and guide were caring and warm- as a woman traveling alone that was particularly important. Food was great and the Masai Mara spectacular. Meet and greets were very smooth.

  • Patricia S. — February 04, 2018 — Africa

    Our positive experience started in the planning stages with Lily. She listened to us and made amendments to our agenda as needed and answered all our our questions in a timely manner. I will definitely use Kensington for any trips in the future! Thank you for a wonderful experience.

  • Endicott P. — February 03, 2018 — Africa

    Kristie did a wonderful job! She really took the time to understand our desires and built the trip accordingly. We were most appreciative of her attention to detail.

  • Sally M. — December 24, 2017 — Africa

    The trip was magical from start to finish. Kensington thought of every detail to make the trip so enjoyable and interesting. This trip will go down as one of the best, if not the best, trip we have ever taken!

  • Jay R. — May 09, 2018 — Africa

    Fabulous Trip. Everyone worked to make this trip absolutely memorable. I highly recommend Carolyn, our agent, and Kensington Tours in general.

  • Sarah J — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Everything was seamless! The itinerary covered all of the highlights of Casablanca and Marrakesh with enough time for us to wander at our leisure. Our driver, Rashid and tour guide, Achmed were very knowledgeable and fantastic.... always on time, extremely well informed, tremendously kind, humorous and always flexible to our wants and desires.

  • Manuel G — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Our guides, George, Ben and Michael were fantastic. Both George and Ben were amazing at spotting animals and knowing where to find them.

  • Barbara H — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Trip of a lifetime! Our guides, George (Kenya) and Raymond (Tanzania), were both outstanding- knowledgeable, personable, patient, and accommodating.

  • Roxann Z — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Your Egyptian team is fantastic. We loved Garonga safari camp.

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