Migration Safari Mara
From July to October, the Great Migration crosses the Mara River in the north of the Serengeti on its way to Kenya.
Key points of the trip
THE GREAT MIGRATION IN MARA
From July to October, the great migratory herds of almost 1.7 million wildebeest and over 600,000 zebra are in the Mara region, ready to cross the river to the fresh green pastures of the north. This is a unique event and well worth seeing.
This itinerary offers a complete safari during which you will visit 3 national parks: Manyara and its salt lake, Tarangire and its elephants and the mythical Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Crater is also on the programme to complete a perfect safari in Northern Tanzania.
COMFORT FOR ALL
The plains of the Serengeti welcome you in superb canvas tents. All the amenities of a hotel, with the added spirit of nature, and even spacious family tents! Enjoy an aperitif around the campfire as you watch the sun set, and transition into a night will be filled with the sounds of wild animals.
FLIGHT BACK TO ARUSHA
Travelling by car can be lengthy in Tanzania due to the state of the roads, which limits speed. To avoid crossing the Serengeti to reach Arusha by road, we offer you the possibility of taking a small plane (twelve-seater caravan) from the airfield inside the Serengeti to Arusha. An amazing and relaxing view.
An extra day or two? An extension to the island of Zanzibar? Climb Kilimanjaro? It's all possible! This trip can be modified in every way, according to your wishes. Your tour must be just right for you. Our advisors are here to help you build the trip of your dreams, step by step.
DAY 1: ARUSHA - MANYARA
Welcome to Tanzania! The ideal destination for safari lovers. This East African country is home to a vast array of wildlife that populates its savannah parks and green forests
Pick-up by our team at Kilimanjaro International Airport before 1pm and transfer to your hotel.
Diner and overnight at Oremiti Lodge in full-board.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Rendez-vous in the morning with your private English-speaking guide! Settle into your private 4x4 vehicle, which will be yours for the duration of your stay. Drive directly to Tarangire National Park for your first day of game drive in Tanzania. Picnic lunch inside the park.
Created in 1970, Tarangire National Park is now considered one of the country's finest wildlife sanctuaries. The Tarangire River, from which it takes its name, never dries up completely and attracts large numbers of animals in the dry season. You are sure to see many African elephants here.
Second night in Oremiti lodge on a full-board basis
DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER
Early morning departure for the Ngorongoro Crater and 4x4 safari in the crater. Picnic lunch in the crater.
The crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is not really a crater, but a caldera, i.e. the explosion of the cone of a volcano. It contains fresh and salt water, savannah and forest, and is home to around 100 animals per km².
Overnight in a lodge on the crater ridge in full-board inside Ngorongoro Conservation Zone.
DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Departure for the Serengeti Park. Afternoon game drive in 4x4 vehicles in the national park.
The Serengeti is one of the largest parks in Africa. It was declared a National Park in 1951. It is home to a wealth of wildlife in all seasons. There are around 3,000 lions present almost everywhere.
Overnight accommodation is in a charming full-board canvas camp. The camp is right inside the park in the central region.
DAY 5: SERENGETI - MARA
After breakfast, you drive across the Serengeti plains, taking in the endless scenery to reach the northern region. You will reach the Mara River in the late afternoon.
Second night in a charming full-board tented camp inside the park in the northern region.
DAY 6: MIGRATION SAFARI - MARA
A full day devoted to observing the river crossing.
Every year, this migratory event involves three species of animals moving in huge herds: more than 1.7 million wildebeest, 600,000 zebra and 400,000 gazelle, all of which follow a migration cycle in search of green pastures all year round. The period when they cross the river is from July to October. They gather in huge groups before crossing the river, making it more difficult for predators.
Third night in a charming full-board tented camp inside the park in the northern region.
DAY 7: ARUSHA OR ZANZIBAR
Last morning of safari in the Mara region before an internal flight from Kogatende aerodrome to Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport.
It is possible to continue this trip with an internal flight to the island of Zanzibar.
Price from US$3,950 per person based on 2 adult participants in low season.