Serengeti Great Migration Safari


All safari profits are used for Art in Tanzania community programs in Tanzania. 2020-2021 our main focus is on the Corporate Social Responsibility programs we run in coalition with Tanzanian corporations. This program has practical field efforts and advocacy work in Environmental, Social, and Human rights fields.

Encounter the Wildebeest migration and Tanzanian culture

Great Migration in Serengeti safariThis seven-day adventure safari gets you up close and personal with the millions of animals making the trek of the famous Great Migration. Unrivaled in size, this annual event sees the animals make their way from Tanzania’s Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara National Parks.

Migration safari start dates range from early June to mid-September each year. A stop off at Art In Tanzania community programs in Rubanda village, Fort Ikoma, Serengeti is included. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the work we do with local people. You also get the chance to meet tribespeople from a few of the different Tanzanian tribes and immerse yourself in their culture.

The purpose of this program is to see a way of life that is often overlooked in safaris. Most safaris offer excellent game viewing but pay little attention to the cultural gems that lie in Serengeti wildlife safari Tanzaniavarious villages along the way. For this reason, the accommodation is not based on luxurious lodge stays. We stay with the local people and accommodation is at the Art in Tanzania volunteer’s compounds and lodging dotted along the route of the migration. We truly believe that this will give you a more honest experience of real Africa, one that you won’t find through a hotel window.

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Day 1. Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) (-, - , -):

Depending on the time of your arrival, we can explore Moshi or Arusha town at Kilimanjaro. We’ll spend the night at Art in Tanzania Volunteer Serengeti safari MasaiCompound in Moshi. You can also upgrade the accommodation tailored to your budget.

Day 2. Art in Tanzania Projects – Masai Tribe (b, l, d):

On your first full day of the program, we’ll drive straight to the Butti Masai village, near the border of Lake Manyara National Park. Art in Tanzania has been constructing a nursery-primary school for the village and the teacher’s salaries are paid from the safari income. You will be introduced to the Masai traditions and their daily pastoralist lifestyle, a culture which is a world away from many of the big cities in Europe and America.

We will stay overnight at Karatu town at the N'gorongoro rim.

Day 3. N´gorongoro – Serengeti (b, l, d):

Getting an early start, we’ll continue to N’gorongoro crater. From the crater rim, you can get one of Tanzania’s most picturesque vistas down into the crater, hopefully, you’ll see why it is nicknamed ‘The Garden of Eden’. We do not enter the crater this time but we´ll continue our drive through to the Serengeti with frequent animal encounters along the way. When down at the Rift Valley we pass by Oldupai (Olduvai) Gorge the archeological side the Leakey family has made famous. It is one of the most instrumental furthering understandings of human evolution.

Serengeti safari TanzaniaFrom midday onwards, we will drive inside the Serengeti National Park. In the late afternoon, we’ll arrive in Robanda village in the Serengeti, where Art in Tanzania has several educational and development projects. The route alters depending on the season as we are following the animal migration.

Accommodation inside Serengeti depending on the season/status of the animal migration.

 Day 4. Great Migration – Serengeti (b, l, d)

On the fourth day, we’ll drive around Serengeti selecting areas where the animal migration is most active. We’ll also be able to visit some of the Art in Tanzania projects at the village as well, a great chance to meet some of the local people.

Accommodation as Day 3.

Day 5. Great Migration follow up at Serengeti (b, l, d):

Serengeti elephantsAfter breakfast, we start the day by driving to the northern part of the Serengeti, following the animals and their treacherous journeys across rivers great and small but full of crocodiles! Do not forget to take binoculars with you!

Accommodation as Days 3 and 4.

Day 6. Great Migration follow up at Serengeti - N'gorongoro crater (b, l, d):

We’ll begin to make our way back through the Serengeti. About noon we will enter N'gorongoro crater for fabulous scenery and wildlife. Entering the crater we’ll have an opportunity to see a large number of ungulates roaming around. Usually, it is easy to find lions after the morning their morning kill, vultures circling above is often a good indicator. With a bit of luck, we’ll see cheetah and leopards too. The crater is a good place to find the rare black rhino. By late afternoon we’ll arrive at Karatu town, just outside the N’gorongoro gate.

Accommodation at Karatu. 

Day 7. Going back to Arusha and Moshi (b, -, -):

Serengeti hippo safariUnfortunately, all good things come to an end, but by the last day of our Serengeti wildebeest migration safari, we're certain you will have had the time of your life. You have seen some of the most beautiful sites on the continent but it needn't end there. You can continue the adventure with a trip to Zanzibar's beautiful beaches or take on the challenge of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Accommodation tailored to your budget.

Day 8 (b, -, -)

Going back home or continuing the program with additional options. Airport transport is USD 60 per car.

Additional options:

Save money and stay in Art in Tanzania volunteer compounds throughout the safari. Also, a great way to meet the local people.We will tailor you Mt Kilimanjaro climbing and Zanzibar beach holiday and other options.

  • You can also consider some one-day trips as Machame village rainforest - waterfalls trip at the Mt Kilimanjaro slopes USD 120.
  • Or continue to Dar es Salaam and wonder the nightlife in the hectic African city.Wildlife safari Serengeti

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Start dates

Weekly startups please email us. Also tailored packages available.

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Seven day safari price: US$ 2,250 plus per person depending on your budget options

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