Great Wildebeest Migration Tanzania Safari

Experience the incredible wildebeest migration across the Serengeti and the diversity of wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater with our partner Asilia, a leading African safari company.

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Great Wildebeest Migration Tanzania Safari

Experience the incredible wildebeest migration across the Serengeti and the diversity of wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater with our partner Asilia, a leading African safari company.

11 Days/10 Nights

Group Size: Minimum 6 / Maximum 10

2017 Departures:
May: 11*, 14*, 22*

Reverse itinerary:
May: 04*, 07*, 10*, 21*

*Sold out or on request

2017 Pricing:
US$5,605 – twin
US$5,945 – single

Prices are shown in US$, per person based on two people sharing twin accommodation and one person in single accommodation.

Included

  • Two nights of accommodation at Arusha Hotel (or similar)
  • Two nights of accommodation at Ngorongoro Farmhouse
  • Visit to a Maasai village
  • Three nights of accommodation at Dunia Camp
  • Three nights of accommodation at Ubuntu Camp
  • All meals included Days 2-10, breakfast only Day 11
  • Day room at Kia Lodge near Kilimanjaro International Airport on Day 11
  • Park fees
  • Private naturalist driver-guide as specified in the itinerary
  • Transfers and flights mentioned in the itinerary
  • Scheduled game drives, open vehicles at Dunia and Ubuntu camps
  • Emergency evacuation insurance for guests under 70 years of age
  • Soft drinks, tea, coffee, bottled water, local beer, house wine and non-premium liquor at Dunia and Ubuntu Camps
  • Laundry facilities at Dunia and Ubuntu Camps
  • Fully escorted by a Great Canadian Travel staff member

Not Included

  • International travel to/from Kilimanjaro Internation Airport for Arusha
  • Any other extra/ optional activities added to your program
  • Beverages other than those mentioned in the “Included section” (champagnes, cellar wines and premium spirits are excluded)
  • Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers and lodge/camp staff
  • Airport taxes and security fees (unless mentioned specifically, taxes/fees must be paid direct at airport)
  • Passport and visa fees, if required
  • Laundry at accommodation other than Asilia Camp
  • Phone calls and items of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance

Tour Notes

Photo credit: special thanks to our client, Marco Cotton, an amateur photographer who took all of the stunning images used on this page while on his Tanzania safari in May 2016. What an incredible collection of photographs!

Flights: please note that we fly to the Serengeti avoiding the long, dusty, rough, 6-8 hour drive from Tarangire.  We also return by air from the Serengeti to Arusha at the end of your safari.  This combination of flights maximizes the time doing what you actually came to do – watch wildlife!  The cost of the flights is included in the price of our tours.

Vehicle:  We use 7 passenger, open air vehicles that have roofs but no walls.  However, we only place a maximum of 5 people in each vehicle, which allows for the most freedom of movement for photography and wildlife viewing.  We encourage you to compare this advantage to other companies.

Extensions: We can provide you with extensions to Zanzibar and a variety of other destinations in Africa and beyond. It may be possible to fly from Grumeti airstrip directly to Zanzibar, rather than returning to Arusha. If this is the case a credit for the unused airfare Grumeti-Arusha will be applied to your Grumeti-Zanzibar airfare. Please ask for details.

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Itinerary

  • Witness the massive wildebeest migration in Tanzania
  • Zebras, elephants, lions and cheetah join the trek
  • Stay at Dunia Camp in the Serengeti, one of the few African camps staffed entirely by women
  • Ngorongoro Crater’s incredible wildlife microcosm
  • Visit a traditional Maasai Village

Join our escorted group as we witness one of nature’s most spectacular experiences – 2 million wildebeests and zebras making their annual trek across the vast plains of the Serengeti are joined by countless other wildlife species from birds to elephants to lions and cheetahs.  We also experience the incredible wildlife microcosm of the Ngorongoro Crater. We’ve had our clients tell us that this is an experience that made them feel insignificant in the grand scheme of the world but left them with a long lasting feeling of joy.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
You will be met by an Asilia representative at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to The Arusha Hotel for your first overnight.  The hotel is centrally located and is considered one of the finest hotels in Arusha.

Days 2:  At leisure in Arusha
The morning is at leisure to explore on your own.  This afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Arusha with stops at a local handicraft market and at the Arusha Cultural Centre.  Locally made souvenirs may be purchased at these locations.  The camps have small gift shops with limited inventory, so shopping in Arusha is often the best bet.  After the tour you will be dropped off at the hotel to enjoy a group dinner.

Day 3: Arusha-Ngorongoro Farmhouse
After breakfast, we start our drive to Ngorongoro Farmhouse.  On the way we stop at a Maasai village to learn about this fascinating culture. You may have the opportunity to participate in a “jump dance”, try out your spear throwing skills and purchase some locally-made crafts.  The activities offered do vary from village to village so we can’t guarantee exactly what you’ll be able to do, but we know it will be interesting!  After the Maasai village visit we continue to the Farmhouse, which is a lodge located just outside of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, set in 750 acres of private farmland. Accommodation is in spacious cottages. Enjoy lunch at the Farmhouse followed by the opportunity to go on a walking tour of the coffee plantation on the grounds and enjoy some of the delicious coffee, roasted on site.  The evening is free after dinner.

Day 4:  Ngorongoro Crater
Today you’ll travel into the Crater where a large variety of wildlife concentrates in a relatively small, yet diverse, area. You’ll have the chance to see lion, rhino and a wide range of herbivore and antelope. A packed lunch is provided to enjoy in the Crater with a mid-afternoon arrival back to the Farmhouse.

Days 5-7: Serengeti Central
This morning you will transfer by road to Lake Manyara airstrip for your morning flight to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park. We fly to the Serengeti, avoiding the long, dusty, often 6-8 hour rough drive from Tarangire.  You will spend the next three nights at Dunia Camp, a permanent, tented camp, ideally located between the prime wildlife ares of the central and southern Serengeti.  In May, the camp is a choice location for the migration of the wildebeest and zebra.  Dunia Camp is one of a few, if not only, camp managed and operated entirely by women.

Days 8-10: Serengeti Western Corridor
Today you will transfer by road (en route game drive) to the Western corridor of the Serengeti and settle in at Ubuntu Camp for the next three nights. Located far from other lodges and camps, Ubuntu Camp is a mobile camp ideally located to view the Great Migration from May to July.  Spend your days in this part of the Serengeti on game drives with the opportunity to witness the dramatic river crossing as the migrating animals continue their journey.  Enjoy comfort and solitude when you return to your tented camp in the evening.

Day 11: Arusha
You will bid farewell to the wilderness as you fly back from Grumeti airstrip to Kilimanjaro International Airport.  We include a flight back to Arusha from the Serengeti at the end of your safari to maximize your time at camp.  A day room at the Kia Lodge, located near the international airport, has been arranged as well as transfers to the airport for your departing flight.  You may choose to head home or book an extensions to Zanzibar or a variety of other destinations.  Just ask us to plan a customized program for you.

Note: This itinerary also operates in reverse, starting with two nights in Arusha, three nights at Dunia Camp, three nights at Ubuntu Camp, two nights at the Ngorongoro Farmhouse and ending with a day room in Arusha prior to your departure.  On reverse departures a packed lunch will be provided to have during the day of travel to the Farmhouse instead of having lunch at the farm.  Dates for the reverse itinerary are listed as such under Departure details.

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