8 Days Great Migration Masai Mara and Serengeti

Safari Overview

The Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, also known as The Great Migration takes place between Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara and is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal.

The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.

Tour Highlights:

Just the mention of the name Serengeti conjures images in one’s mind, whether real or imagined. This safari allows you to witness the very best of Tanzania. You will revel in all the wildlife viewing opportunities on the fabled plains of the Serengeti, around Lake Manyara, through Tarangire and on the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The reality of this Tanzanian wildlife adventure is simply awe-inspiring.

Observe the more subtle nuances of wildlife behavior, expertly noted by your local guides and professional trackers. Explore all the great wildlife regions of northern Tanzania: Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the famed Serengeti. Descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater often called the Eden of Africa.


Safari/Trip details
  • 1 - Masai Mara

    On arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International airport, meet  Gorilla Sights Safaris at the airport. Tour briefing and depart for Masai Mara. Stopover at the Great Rift Valley viewpoint before proceeding to Masai Mara. Arrive in time for lunch at Mara Simba Lodge.

    Afternoon game drive in the reserve. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

  • 2 - Masai Mara.

     Have an early morning breakfast and set off for game drive in the reserve. Later come back and relax at the lodge. Lunch will be offered at your lodge. Afternoon game drive in the reserve till late in the evening. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Mara Simba lodge.

  • 3 - Masai Mara — Serengeti National Park via Isebania

    Depart after your early morning breakfast for Serengeti via Sirare/Isebania border; this will include normal border crossing formalities. Serengeti National Park is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjies are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Enjoy your en route game drive at Serengeti National Park.

  • 4 - Serengeti Nation Park.

    Tanzania Serengeti Masai Mara migration After breakfast go for a mid morning game drive and viewing in the Seronera valley. The presence of permanent water in the central Seronera valley ensures year round game-viewing. As well as good resident game, during the dry season and cheetahs are forced to come in off the plains and congregate in extremely high numbers as there is enough prey. Lunch break at lodge/ campsite, then late afternoon head south where you will see endless plains as the name suggest in the native language and various game scattered all over. Larger mammals: giraffe, rhino, elephant, hippopotamus. Nearly 500 species of bird, including vultures, storks, ostrich. Reptiles: crocodiles, a number of species of snakes and lizards. Dinner and overnight at Lodge.

    Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

  • 5 - Serengeti — Ngorongoro/Olduvai

    After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Masai Boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.

  • 6 - Ngorongoro — Lake Manyara National Park

    Descend to the rim of the crater for your half day of game viewing. Depart after your game for Lake Manyara National park. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views. Located on the way to Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara National Park is well worth a stop in its own right. Its ground water forests, bush plains, baobob strewn cliffs, and algae-streaked hot springs offer incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife and incredible numbers of birds.

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Lodge

  • 7 - Lake Manyara — Nairobi

    Drive to Lake Manyara National park. Enjoy your early morning game drive in the park, return back to your lodge for your breakfast. After your breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha for shopping. Lunch will be in Arusha, then you will connect the afternoon public shuttle bus to Nairobi, via Namanga border, arrive in Nairobi late evening. Overnight at Hotel Fair view.

  • 8 - Back to Nirobi

    Transfer to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by your guide for your flight back home

                   "ADVENTURE FOR MEMORIES"

Safari Inclusions  
  • On arrival Nairobi, meet and assist at the Airport.
  • Full board meal plans while on safari. (3 Meals a day — Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Transport based on a safari minibus (4 WD) with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Park entry fee for Masai Mara
  • Supply of mineral water throughout the safari.
  • Packed lunch on the last day.

Safari Exclusions  
  •  Flight into and out of Nairobi
  • Visit to Masai village
  • Tips to driver guides and porter.
  • Extras at the lodges — tips, drinks, telephone, laundry etc
  •  Items of personal nature.

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