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Serengeti great migration

Serengeti great migration safari – 5 days or more

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

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Great migration

Serengeti great migration safari – 5 days or more

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Length: 4 nights / 5 days, but we will amend to suit your needs

Group Size: Flexible – you tell us how many in your party

Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Departure Dates: To suit you


Final prices vary, subject to factors such as exchange rates, time of year and availability. Contact us to fine-tune these prices and to tailor-make your dream safari.


Our fee for compiling your dream safari is included in the price that you pay.

This iconic Big 5 safari will get you front-row seat action as the Great Wildebeest Migration makes its way through the Serengeti ecosystem, where most of the great migration occurs. Our chosen dates and camps are to maximise on sightings, based on where the herds are at the time.

We recommend a minimum stay of 5 days to enjoy the spectacle of the great wildebeest migration and can tailor your safari to include more days, and to combine it with other sensational wildlife encounters in the region. Your Serengeti safari will begin and end in the airport town of Arusha, where you will be met and escorted to your short flight to and from the national park. You will be met at the national park airfield by your lodge guide.

More about the great wildebeest migration:

The Greatest Show on Earth is in fact an ongoing process and not an event. 1,5 to 2 million wildebeest, zebras and various antelope species form the largest land mammal migration on Earth as they continuously follow the rains and good grazing across the vast plains of Serengeti in Tanzania and the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Along the way they cross many rivers, a sometimes chaotic and dramatic process if the river banks are steep and the water deep and fast flowing. Crocodiles trawl the murky waters and lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas line the banks as they too make the most of the situation.

The great migration follows a clockwise direction, with exact timing varying every year, depending on the rains. December to February usually sees most of the herds giving birth in the southern Serengeti, when the grass is green and highly nutritious. During March to May, the grasses have dried up and the herds start moving northwards through the Serengeti, ending up in the Maasai Mara area in July. The herds move continually back and forth between the northern Serengeti in Tanzania and Maasai Mara in Kenya until late September or mid October – with the regular river crossings across the often-treacherous Mara River being a focal point for tourists. Then the herds start to move back south through the Serengeti, although stragglers will still be seen in the Maasai Mara into late October.

Serengeti South – births and deaths

Click here to see the Serengeti South itinerary.

Serengeti North – dramatic river crossings

Click here to see the Serengeti North itinerary.

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