Arusha City | Lake Manyara National Park | Serengeti | Ngorongoro crater


8 Days | 7 Nights


Kilimanjaro International Airport

Tour Overview

The Wildebeest Migration Mara River Safari is famed for its dramatic wildebeest crossings, frequently showcased in wildlife documentaries. It’s noteworthy that nearly half of the Mara River flows through North Serengeti, distinct from Kenya’s Masai Mara. This safari encompasses visits to Manyara, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti National Parks. Experience the awe-inspiring great migration, where about 2,000,000 wildebeests and 800,000 zebras brave Mara River crocodile assaults. Encounter the endangered black rhino, enhancing the thrill of this extraordinary safari adventure.


Day 1: Arrival and Transfer to a hotel

Explore Wildebeest Migration Mara River Safari.Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative and then transferred to Arumeru River Lodge for dinner and overnight. Your briefing about upcoming safari will be done here

Day 2: Arusha – Mto Wa Umbu – Manyara National Park

After breakfast you will drive to Mto wa Mbu town for a guided village walk.  The walk will give you an opportunity to interact with the local people, visit local homes, a taste of traditional beer, banana and rice farms, etc.  You will then continue to Lake Manyara for game viewing.  Here you will be able to see elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, dik dik, waterbucks, flamingos and monkeys.  You may also encounter the rare tree climbing lions and leopards.  In the evening, you will depart the park and drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Manyara – Serengeti – Hunting predators/Big Cats experience

After breakfast, we’ll leave the lodge with packed lunch and head to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We’ll stop at the crater rim for a breathtaking view of Ngorongoro Crater before continuing into the vast Serengeti, spanning 6,900 square miles (18,000 square kilometers) of endless plains.

Home to 2,000,000 wildebeests and 800,000 zebras, Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Recently recognized as the 7th worldwide wonder and a UNESCO World Heritage site, it’s famed for the annual migration of six million hooves pounding the plains. Even outside migration season, Serengeti offers exceptional game-viewing with herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffes, and diverse wildlife. Central Serengeti offers excellent chances to spot elephants, giraffes, hippos, gazelles, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and more. Dinner and accommodation at Tanzania Pure Tented Camp in Central Serengeti complete the day.

Day 4: Great Migration, Mara River crossing, hunting crocodiles

You will have an early morning game drive and then return to the camp for breakfast.  Afterwards, you will depart the camp with picnic lunch and drive to Northern Serengeti for game viewing, with very high chances of seeing wildebeests crossing the Mara River while the crocodiles attack them.  In the evening, you will drive to Sense of Wilderness Migration Camp located in Northern Serengeti for dinner and overnight.

Day 5: Great Migration, Mara River crossing, Hunting crocodiles

Morning and afternoon game drive along the Mara River, with early departure.  The great migration is supposed to be here between July and mid October, crossing the famous Mara River to Maasai Mara reserve in Kenya and back to Serengeti.  The North Serengeti has lots of big cats, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and it is another excellent place to see the endangered black rhino.  All meals and overnight will be at Sense of Wilderness Migration Camp in Northern Serengeti.

Day 6: Hunting Predators

After breakfast, you will drive to Lobo area for game viewing.  Lobo is in North-East of Serengeti National Park with unique landscape.  Here you will have excellent opportunity to see leopards, cheetahs, big prides of lions, the rare clip-springer antelopes, etc.  In the afternoon, you will drive to Central Serengeti to Dinner and overnight at Tanzania Pure Tented Camp.

Day 7: The endangered black rhino, pink flamingos.

After breakfast, you will depart the camp with packed lunch and drive to Ngorongoro crater for game viewing.  You will spend the day at the floor on the crater (the 8th wonder of the world) exploring its rich flora and fauna.  This is the best place to encounter the endangered black rhino and flamingos in Lake Magadi.  Other animals include Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, warthogs, hippos, zebras, waterbucks, hyenas, jackals and if lucky enough, lions will be sleeping by your vehicle for shade.  In the evening, you will ascend the crater, depart the park and drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.

Day 8: Transfer to Arusha, Lunch and Departure

End of Wildebeest Migration Mara River Safari; After breakfast you will drive back to Arusha with stopover at traditional Maasai village on the way.  After hot lunch in Arusha, you will visit the local Maasai market for souvenirs shopping (if interested).  Afterwards, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch your flight back home.


Safari Includes

  • Park Entrance Fees
  • Transport in a 4WD with an open roof
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Full board accommodation on sharing basis
  • 1 liter of water per person per day
  • Excursion as per the itinerary
  • Full day game drive 8hrs game drive.

Safari Excludes

  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Items of personal nature
  • Telephone bills
  • International Flights ( From / To Home )
  • Medical insurance
  • Tips


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