7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour is a safari around different destinations in Tanzania like Lake Manyara national park, Serengeti national park where you will visit the central and northern parts of the national park as well as Ngorongoro crater.

You will also visit attractions around the national parks like Mara river where the river crossings take place during the wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro crater where you will search for wildlife species like the big 5 and also enjoy views of the great rift valley.

During the 7 days wildebeest migration tour, you will also engage in morning and afternoon game drives and also a community tour around Mto wa mbu town for an experience with the local community during your interactions on a guide village walk.

In Lake Manyara national park, you will enjoy looking out for wildlife species like the tree climbing lions as well as many other wildlife species. The 7 days wildebeest tour will start with pick up in Arusha and then continue to Lake Manyara national park. You will also visit Serengeti national park for a period of 4 days in the north and central part of the national park and on the 6th day, you will drive to Ngorongoro crater before returning to Arusha on the last day of the safari.

Safari Highlights of the 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour

  • Day 1; Pick up and drive to Lake Manyara national park
  • Day 2; Drive to Serengeti national park (central)
  • Day 3; Transfer to northern Serengeti national park
  • Day 4; Full day in Serengeti national park (north)
  • Day 5; Visit to lobo area and drive to central Serengeti national park
  • Day 6; Drive to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day 7; Drive to Arusha

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1; Pick up and drive to Lake Manyara national park

Your guide will pick you up from the airport or at your hotel in Arusha and welcome you for your safari in Tanzania. You will have a short briefing about your safari. Your guide will drive you to Mto wa mbu town on the way to lake Manyara national park and you will have a guided village walk and get to interact with the local community. This town has over 120 tribes of people of Tanzania and during this community walk; you will visit the traditional homesteads, the local market as well as the farms. 

After your experience in Mto wa mbu town, you will proceed to lake Manyara national park where you will check in at your lodge and have lunch.  You will also engage in a game drive in the national park and enjoy looking out for wildlife species like monkeys, giraffes, hippos, elephants, hippos, impalas, waterbucks among others. This national park is home to the rare tree-climbing lions and after your game drive, you will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 2; Drive to Serengeti national park (central)

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will be driven to Serengeti national park where you will enjoy more wildlife viewing experiences around the central part of the national park. This national park is home to over 4000 lions and many more wildlife species which you will spot among the open savanna plains during a safari. Your lunch will be served at your lodge before you engage in an afternoon game drive.

You will search for wildlife species such as lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos and rhinos (big 5) as well as other wildlife species like cheetahs, gazelles, impalas, hippos, warthogs, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests and many others. You will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight after your afternoon game drive. 

Day 3; Transfer to northern Serengeti national park

Your breakfast will be served at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare to engage in a morning game drive in the central part of Serengeti national park. You will depart with your packed lunches for the transfer to the northern part of the national park. During month of late July to mid-October, you can enjoy seeing the wildebeest migration in this part of the national park. The river crossings take place along the Mara river as the wildebeests struggle to get to the Masai Mara national reserve.

There are also other wildlife species which can be spotted in the northern part of Serengeti national park and they include elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos, lions among others.  You will proceed to your lodge for dinner and to spend the night.

Day 4; Full day in Serengeti national park (north)

You will have breakfast at your lodge as you wait to engage in morning and afternoon game drives in the northern part of Serengeti national park. You will enjoy driving around the Mara river and look out for wildlife species such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos among others. You will have lunch before engaging in another game drive in Serengeti national park.

During the wildebeest migration in the northern part of Serengeti national park in the months of late July to mid-October when over 2 million wildebeests struggle to cross the Mara river which has Nile crocodiles. You will return to your lodge after the game drive for dinner and to spend the night. 

Day 5; Visit Lobo area and drive to central Serengeti national park

Breakfast will be served at your lodge on the 5th day of your safari as you prepare for a game drive to the Lobo area where you will enjoy more wildlife viewing experiences. You will explore the lobo area and search for wildlife species like lions in their prides, leopards, cheetahs, klip springers, cheetahs, leopards among others. You will prepare for a transfer to the central part of the Serengeti national park or the Seronera area.

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour
7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour

You will have dinner and overnight at your lodge after your experience transferring to the central part of Serengeti national park during your 7 days wildebeest migration tour.

Day 6; drive to Ngorongoro crater

You will have breakfast at your lodge as you prepare for a transfer to the Ngorongoro crater which is referred to as the world’s largest inactive caldera. With your picnic lunches, you will have an experience to descend 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater to enjoy searching for more wildlife viewing experiences. You will enjoy beautiful views as you engage in a game drive around Ngorongoro where you will look for wildlife species such as rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, hyenas, warthogs, gazelles, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, jackals among others.

You will also enjoy seeing different attractions around Ngorongoro crater such as Lake Magadi where you will see bird species such as flamingos. After your experience in Ngorongoro crater, you will be driven to your lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Day 7; Drive to Arusha 

After breakfast at your lodge, you will be driven to Arusha where you will have a short stop for lunch and your guide will drop you off at the airport which will bring your 7 days Tanzania wildebeest migration tour to an end.

End of the 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration tour

The safari and tour prices below include

  • all day game drives as per sample itinerary
  • Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration of the safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Price quoted per person sharing

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares
  • Airport taxes Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
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