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9 Days – The Best of Great Migration

9 Days - The Best of Great Migration

9 Days - The Best of Great Migration

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  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions

Trip Highlights

This 9-days tour gives you the opportunity to witness the large herds of elephants in Tarangire National Park, to interact with an authentic tribal group of Maasai, to enjoy scenic views of Lake Manyara Park, to experience the crossing of the Great Migration in the award-winning Serengeti National Park. Your safari will end in Ngorongoro Crater, famously known as Eden’s Garden due to its beauty.

Tour Features


Mid-range tour

This mid-range tour uses lodges and tented camps.


Private tour

This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.


Solo travelers

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Can be customized

You can request minor changes to the accommodations and destinations of this tour.


Can start any day

If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.


Minimum age of 3 years

Minimum age allowed is 3 years old.

Activities & Transportation


Activities: Game Drives, Cultural Tourism


Game drives: Pop-up roof 4x4 vehicle


A transfer from and back to the airport is included


Day 1 – Welcome to Tanzania

Our representative will meet you at the airport upon your arrival followed by a short transfer of one hour to your hotel in Arusha, Mount Meru Hotel.

Depending on your arrival time, you have an option of either taking a complementary Arusha city tour or relaxing at your hotel after a long haul flight to Tanzania.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel


Day 2 – Full Day Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

This morning you will head to the country’s 2nd largest National Park in the Northern circuit of Tanzania, Tarangire National Park, a destination remarkable for its large herds of elephants in Africa.

On the road, you will pass through different homes of local people that you will see from a distance as your safari vehicle hit the road to get you to Tarangire River in time to spot wild animals drinking water while predators take advantage to make sure they don’t starve.

Upon arrival to the park, you will have chances to see the enchanting medieval baobab trees, elephants, giraffes, wildebeests or zebras before you get to your lunch spot.

This afternoon after enjoying your tasty lunch you will take the park trails towards different areas in search of predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and many others.

In the late afternoon, you will drive to Sangaiwe Tented Camp where you will dine and overnight.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge


Day 3 – Maasai Experience and Lake Manyara National Park

Today after breakfast you will head towards the Maasai community near Tarangire National Park stopping at Maasai bomas and observe their magnificent traditions and lifestyle.

Take time to observe ways of living and the mouthwatering history of this iconic tribe that has attracted curiosity from people all over the world due to their unusual lifestyle.

After the Maasai village visit, you will continue to Mto wa Mbu village for local lunch.

After lunch, you will proceed to afternoon game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. Here you will appreciate its scenic flora as you search for different game viewing around the park which has surprisingly recorded lions on the top of trees.

Although Lake Manyara National Park lions are fond of trees (perhaps envious of their close competitor, leopards!?), this is pretty rare, and it is not often spotted on every safari. The good thing is, there is a lot to see in Lake Manyara National Park, from its beautiful ever-green vegetation with many species of birds. Depending on the season, you might have the opportunity to see large flocks of flamingos, giraffes, elephants, pelicans, blue and vervet monkeys, African spoonbills, hippos, impalas and zebras.

Later in the afternoon, you will drive to Marera View Lodge and relax, watching the sun slowly dip into the far West.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Day 4 – En route Game Drive to Central Serengeti National Park

On the fourth day of your 9-day itinerary, embark on a morning drive with your picnic lunch to Western Tanzania in a search for the World’s selected best National Park, Serengeti National Park.

You might have watched Serengeti in the world’s popular documentaries such as Surviving in Serengeti, Serengeti Shall Never Die, Tales of the Serengeti, Great Natural Wonders of the World, Lions of Serengeti, Kings of the Serengeti…you name it! But today, the park is going to be unveiled before your eyes, up close!

As you do en route game drive across the heart of Serengeti National Park, you will reach your camp on time for a sundowner, a truly captivating view that safari-goers like.

Today you will dine and overnight at Osinon Tented Camp.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 5 – Game en route to North Serengeti National Park

Continue your journey after breakfast, crossing the middle of the Serengeti National Park. This area boasts a sizable number of big cats and as you drive en route to the Northern Serengeti, it won’t be uncommon to spot them along the way.

You will arrive at your camp in the afternoon on time for lunch and continue to the afternoon game drive among the Mara River.

A search for wildebeests crossing the crocodiles infested Mara River will start today and go full swing tomorrow. If you are not lucky to spot this natural wonder of the world today, all good, there is more than meets the eye in Northern Serengeti since it has a good number of cheetahs, hyenas, lions, leopards, giraffes, topi elands, hippo and a lot more.

You will return to your camp, Mara River Camp on time for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Mara River Camp


Day 6 – Following the Great Migration – Full Day

On the fourth day of this iconic Great Migration safari, start a day with a short drive to the Mara River. The journey offers a truly unique landscape of acacia woodlands, open savanna, and a lot of wildlife on the way.

With stops for game viewing and some great shots along the way, there are chances to witness the herds of wildebeests and their close cousins’ zebras even before arriving at the Mara River banks for the much sought-after event of the river crossing.

As you reach the Mara River, the herds are likely to be congregating on the riverbanks finding the courage to reach its opposite bank. To reach there, they need to battle the mammoth Nile crocodiles who have been waiting for this much-anticipated event the whole year.

This is crocodiles’ festival season, so to speak. Everyone to their own capacity makes sure that they get lion’s share as thousands of wildebeests end in crocodiles’ mouths. If the nature of the game permits, you will be able to witness this mouthwatering event as the herds cross the river to the far Northern Serengeti and reach neighboring Masai Mara Nature Reserve in Kenya for much-needed greener pasture.

After an eventful day, drive back en route to Mara River Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Mara River Camp


Day 7 – Game En Route to Central Serengeti

In the morning, enjoy your breakfast as you look to venture a game en-route to the Big Cats headquarters, Central Serengeti National Park.

You will possibly be aware that Serengeti National Park is such a huge park that you cannot get enough of it. It is the reason most of our guests return to Tanzania and go to Serengeti, time after time.

Your dedicated Nature in Spirit Travel guide will use his wealth of experience to lead your search for the best sights to different Central Serengeti residents from cheetahs, lions, leopards, hyenas, bat-eared foxes, reedbucks, giraffes, elephants, hippos, rhinos, warthogs and many others.

An en route game drive to central Serengeti will lead you to Osinon Tented Camp on time for a sundowner as you look to enjoy your delicious dinner and relax ready to explore the eighth wonder of the world tomorrow.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 8 – Game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, tour the heart of Serengeti National Park this morning to Southern Serengeti as you find your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

A game en route to Ngorongoro, a land where inexplicably, wild animals co-exist together with Maasai in harmony, will end your 4 days voyage to the recently announced Africa’s best national park.

You will reach Ngorongoro Conservation Area at lunchtime then set out for at least 600 meters drive to descend the inactive Caldera, Ngorongoro Crater where you will be free to enjoy the game drive until late afternoon.

Considered one of the most beautiful places of all time, the Ngorongoro crater is famously referred to as the Garden of Eden.

It has been narrated that, had it not collapsed due to volcanic forces, Ngorongoro Crater would have been a Mountain rivalling Kilimanjaro Mountain for the roof of Africa status.

You will voyage in this wildlife sanctuary in the search of wildlife such as old bull elephants, African buffalo, black rhinoceros, lions, wildebeests, elands, zebras, hippopotamus, blue monkey etc. Leopards and cheetahs can also be stopped, although they are not common in the crater.

You won’t be able to see giraffes in the crater. It is believed that they have continuously failed to walk down the steep sides of the crater. Try your luck to spot giraffes around the crater rim in the late afternoon as you continue to Marera View Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Day 9 – Back to Arusha, Lunch and Farewell

In the morning, enjoy your last moments in the wilderness of Northern Tanzania before you start a journey to Arusha for lunch. Bid farewell to your guide as your Tanzania migration safari comes to an end. Transfer to the airport will follow shortly.

The price includes

  • All meals and accommodations during the entire tour
  • A high-quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Highly experienced safari guide (who speaks good English, French and Spanish)
  • Unlimited mineral water in mainland safari
  • All park fees for all national parks
  • All government taxes
  • AMREF Flying doctors emergence rescue

The price excludes

  • International Flights
  • Tips
  • Drinks at the lodges
  • Any other things not mentioned above.