Serengeti Migration Safari

7 days from $6,412 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
    • 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 - 4X4/Guide
    • 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

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 our care your safety and security are our number one priority. As such, in the unlikely event of serious illness or injury, all 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

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 for some game drive before driving you to the impressive Ngorongoro crater.

Lake Manyara National Park, is best known for baboons and tree climbing lions. However your skilled guide will point out the numerous herbivores that make this park their home such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. This scenic National park has the wall of the Great Rift Valley on one side, and the lake on the other, making it incredibly beautiful for photography opportunities.

Stop in and visit the Manyara region which is best known for its baboon population. In addition, this area has many herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. Some lucky visitors have even spotted the rare tree climbing lion here. The giant fig trees and mahogany trees are seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, which draw nourishment from the underground springs that are replenished continuously from crater highlands directly above the Manyara basin. Afterward, continue on to your next destination.

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 -  Tanzania Life in the Crater
Tanzania Life in the Crater
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  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.

Today, set out to explore 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, you will make your way to the entrance of the park, and 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 a result of an extremely large volcanic explosion which caused the volcano to collapse on itself, thereby creating a gigantic crater. Roughly 12 miles wide and some 2000 feet deep, the trip from crater rim to floor takes approximately 45 minutes in a 4x4 vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense populations of wildlife here, and at present over 25,000 large animals call the crater home, including some of the only remaining black rhinos in the world. 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.

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

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

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.

Serengeti was once known as Maasailand, home to fierce warriors who lived alongside wild animals and off the natural resources of their land. These people can still be found today, as far away as Masai Mara in Kenya. You will be lucky enough to meet the people of the enduring Masai tribe during your safari. At some point during your stay in the Serengeti, you might be fortunate enough to drive by a number of bodies of water, which are great places to spot wildlife. These areas are a photographer's delight where with any luck, you'll be able to take amazing pictures of the hippos, crocodiles, and elephants in the water.

Accommodation: Olakira Mobile Camp
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Cheetah
Cheetah
Serengeti Migration Safari Tours 2018 - 2019 -  Maasai tribesmen
Maasai tribesmen

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.

You will have the choice of twice-daily game drives during your stay at the migration camp. You'll join up with others from the lodge for your activities, with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle. When the camp is in the north, a crossing point directly in front of camp allows for spectacular game viewing whilst enjoying breakfast. While in the southern Serengeti plains, you will have the chance to spot the migration, lions, cheetah and other big game among the plains, soda lakes and bush. 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. Game drives can be either half day or full day with a picnic bush lunch enjoyed overlooking the Serengeti plains.

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.

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

  • Brian T — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Our agent, Chelsea, made several suggestions that proved to be both 100% accurate / insightful and critical to the success / enjoyment of our trip. Our Kensington employed guide in Tanzania, Martin, was awesome and worked tirelessly to meet our desires and did everything in his power to find game and make our trip as easy as possible.

  • William H — October 06, 2017 — Africa

    Christine Richmond was a terrific asset in assisting our plans for a customized Africa trip. Every detail came off as planned and the entire trip was well organized.

  • Natalie D — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    The trip was amazing. The itinerary worked out great, even with a slight change. Our primary driver was Javier who was always pleasant and a joy to be with. Our primary guide was Marcos Jimenez. He was an excellent ambassador for Kensington and represented you very well. He was the consummate professional and was always very attentive and accommodating with Janice and I. In its entirety, Kensington organized a great trip that I would recommend to anyone. Thank you again for all of your help in planning this adventure.

  • Jeffrey G — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    We had a great trip. It was well planned and every detail was considered. The pre planning discussion with Kensington was methodical and they exercised great patience as we went back and forth on plans. The guides were terrific and the overall experience was very enjoyable. We’ve used Kensington on two safaris previously and we weren’t disappointed with their quality during our trip to Brazil. We will use them again and again...

  • Barbara H — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    All in all a fabulous trip! Loved every day of it! The Kensington agent I spoke with to coordinate this trip was fabulous and responsive. She did a marvelous job!

  • Robert Z — October 23, 2017 — Africa

    Sarah Roberts was fantastic, very available and responsive, also calls from in country rep we're nice. Drivers and guides all top rate, knowledgeable, friendly, patient.

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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