7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari (Serengeti National Park)

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari describes the experience of watching as over 5 million wildebeests move cross the savannah plains of Serengeti national park which is located in the northern part of Tanzania which is also the location for other wildlife viewing destinations like Ngorongoro crater, Tarangire national park and Lake Manyara national park.

During this 7 days wildebeest migration safari, you will also get to see many other wildlife species found in Serengeti national park such as elephants, leopards, lions, rhinos and buffalos which make up the big five. 

Other wildlife species you will see in Serengeti national park during your 7 days wildebeest migration safari in Tanzania include waterbucks, cheetahs, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, hippos, dik dik, kudu among others. There are also different bird species which can be seen during a safari in this national park.

Your Tanzania safari in Serengeti national park will begin in Arusha and also end in Arusha after you have enjoyed exploring the national park and visited its different attractions as seen in the 7 days wildebeest migration safari itinerary below;

Safari highlights of the 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

  • Day 1: pick up and drive to Serengeti national park
  • Day 2 and day 3: wildebeest migration experience in Serengeti national park
  • Day 4: transfer to central Serengeti national park
  • Day 5 and day 6: full day in central Serengeti national park
  • Day 7: End of the safari 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1; pick up and drive to Serengeti national park

You will start your 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari with meeting your guide at the airport or at your hotel in Arusha and your guide will welcome you and brief you about your Tanzania safari. The wildebeest migration is described by the movement of thousands of wildebeests in their herds across the savannah plains of Serengeti national park all the way to Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and back. This migration takes places annually and these wildlife species movements vary during the months.

After checking in at your lodge in Serengeti national park in Tanzania, you will also have you lunch and engage in an evening game drive to see other wildlife species in the national park which is also home to the big five like elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Dinner and overnight will be at Chaka camp.

Day 2 and day 3; wildebeest migration experience in Serengeti national park

For the next 2 days of your 7 days wildebeest migration safari, you will enjoy a wildebeest experience as you follow drive around the savannah plains of Serengeti national park. You will start your day with breakfast at your lodge. Your guide will drive you to the savannah plains where you will see the wildebeests as they graze and watch as the predators like lions try to capture and eat the unknowing wildebeest which is a good experience to watch as the circle of life takes its toll. 

Lunch will also be served at your lodge during your 7 days wildebeest migration safari. Serengeti national park is also home to other various wildlife species such as lions, elephants, zebras, gazelles, cheetahs, buffalos, cheetahs, leopards and many others. You will also see various bird species while exploring the national park located in the northern part of Tanzania. At the end of the day dinner and overnight will be at Chaka camp.

Day 4; transfer to central Serengeti national park

After having breakfast at your lodge, you will prepare to drive to the central part of Serengeti national park while on your 7 days wildebeest migration safari. There is a big concentration of wildlife species which can be seen in the central part of Serengeti national park especially during the morning game drives when the wildlife species are very active making them easy to see.

You will have your lunch at your lodge in Serengeti national park as you prepare for your afternoon game drive to enjoy the amazing scenery and look out for different wildlife species like buffalos, lions, leopards, elephants, wildebeests among others. You will have your dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 5 and day 6; full day in central Serengeti national park

Breakfast will be served at your lodge as you prepare to engage in a morning game drive in Serengeti national park. You will enjoy seeing many hippos around the hippo pool where you will enjoy seeing these wildlife species as they swim around the lake. You will also enjoy views of the kopjes where lions sit as they watch their prey grazing in the open savannah plains.

7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari (Serengeti National Park)
7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari (Serengeti National Park)

You will have lunch at your lodge after returning from your morning game drive during your 7 days wildebeest migration safari. You will have another game drive later after lunch as you drive around the wilderness of Serengeti national park looking out for lions hunting, impalas, gazelles, giraffes, leopards and many others. You will enjoy the beautiful sunset on the way to your lodge for dinner and overnight at Osinon camps and lodges.

Day 7; Departure

On the last day of your 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari, you will have breakfast at your lodge in Serengeti national park before checking out as you prepare for your drive back to Arusha where your guide will drop you off at a location of your preference or at the airport and this will bring your 7 days wildebeest migration safari to an end.

End of the 7 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

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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