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9 Days – The Great Migration & Big 5 Safari

9 Days - The Great Migration & Big 5 Safari

9 Days - The Great Migration & Big 5 Safari

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Trip Highlights

Africa may be spoiled with natural attractions that offer the most sought-after wildlife experiences, however, nothing rivals the epic migration of at least 2 million wildebeests accompanied by more than 500,000 Zebras and antelopes. In this tour, experience the best of Tanzania’s Northern zone, its famous wildlife and a priceless insight into Maasai culture. This itinerary uses exclusive accommodations for those travelers who want to experience a truly authentic safari and immerse themselves in the wilderness.

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 – Arrival – Arusha

Depart the home and upon arrival in Arusha, get transferred to Mount Meru Hotel, an oasis of tranquility in the city. Dine at your hotel tonight as you look forward to beginning your safari fresh in the morning.

After checking into your hotel, the rest of the day is free to enjoy a city that former US president Bill Clinton named Geneva of Africa due to its lovely weather.

Overnight at Mount Meru Hotel.

Main destination: Arusha City

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel


Day 2 – Tarangire – full day game drive

This morning after breakfast, start a 2h30 journey to Tarangire National Park and experience the breathtaking large elephants’ herds along with ancient Baobab trees. Your comfortable journey by our modern safari Landcruiser takes you through the peri urban areas of Arusha city where you will observe a bit of Tanzanian life.

After reaching Tarangire National Park enjoy a game drive in the 2nd largest park in Northern Tanzania. This park has a wide variety of animals from predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards to herbivores such as zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, waterbucks, baboons, impalas, and so on.

You will have your lunch in the midst of the park as you overlook wild animals drinking water at Tarangire river, a permanent source of water in the park that attracts thousands of predators and grazers.

Late afternoon, drive to Sangaiwe Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Camp


Day 3 – Maasai and Lake Manyara National Park

A full-day excursion today begins with a visit of the Maasai near Tarangire National Park, a vivid remain of true African culture. Get to know different Maasai customs that are sometimes considered extraordinary, before driving to Lake Manyara National Park famed for its tree-climbing lions.

After a local lunch at Mto wa Mbu village, embark on a breathtaking game drive along Lake Manyara and continue searching for hundreds of fauna who have known this park their home for centuries. More than 350 bird species have been spotted in Manyara’s lush green vegetation along with buffalos, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and many other animals.

Continue to Marera View Lodge late this afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation: Marera View Lodge


Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater and game en route to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, take a scenic drive through Ngorongoro Conservation area to observe a Mountain believed to have sank into a 600metres deep caldera/crater more than a million years ago as a result of furry volcanic forces.

Follow the adventurous trails down into the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater and have an opportunity to spot flora and fauna.

In this UNESCO World Heritage Site, you will have a chance to spot endangered black rhinos as you search for various animals from lions, old bulls elephants, spotted hyenas, jackals and over 500 species of birds.

Cheetahs & leopards are rare in the crater however, with the skillful guidance of your Nature in Spirit Travel experienced guide and nature of the game, spotting them cannot be ruled out.

En route to Serengeti National Park after lunch and arrive at your well-located tented camp in the evening. Enjoy dinner and overnight at Osinon Tented Camp, as you will throughout the next two nights.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 5 & 6 – Big Cats of Central Serengeti

Meet your safari guide after breakfast ready to explore the heart of the oldest park of Tanzania, Serengeti National Park for the next two days.

Central Serengeti is most popular for its large number of big cats and uncountable wildlife in general throughout the year. Get to spot the elephants and buffaloes as your drive along the Seronera Valley, famously known as the Big Cats Capital of Africa.

As you take your lunch, explore the Seronera River much loved by wildlife for cooling and drinking purposes. The River Valley makes it a home for more than a thousand lions who like to stock their prey around the riverbanks. They will then climb into the nearby kopjes for a nap after relentless chasing of wildebeests, zebras and other ungulates.

Tour the open savannah of the Seronera Valley, Seronera River, Moru Kopjes, Simba Kopje and Maasai Kopjes during these two days and relish spotting a variety of animals like cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, buffaloes, impala, topi, jackals, bat-eared foxes and many others.

Once over at the central Serengeti, return to your tented camp where you will be able to enjoy dinner under the stars, weather permitting.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Osinon Tented Camp


Day 7 & 8 – North Serengeti for Great Migration

Skirt the Central Serengeti and head towards the rolling Northern Serengeti ready to observe the epic crossing of Mara River by wildebeests and their close colleagues, zebras over the next two days.

The Great Migration clockwise movement starts in Southern Serengeti from December to March before herds move towards central Serengeti from April through May.

The herds move upwards after the calves have already benefited with much needed short grasses rich in nutrients from the volcanic soil of the Southern Serengeti/Northern highlands of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

As soon as drought takes control between May and June, the ambitious ungulates move their way towards Northern Serengeti. While the predators won’t leave the herds to move in peace, there is even the huge tragedy waiting on the way, crossing Mara River, a river known to host more than 3000 angry crocodiles.

Within these two days, you will witness the unforgiving life in Serengeti National Park which to no one’s surprise, collected the accolade as 2020’s best national park in Africa, the second time in a row.

You will enjoy the delicious lunch as your guide searches for the best spots to view wildebeests river crossing, a natural phenomenon that received the most votes in 2013 making it the most recognized wonder of nature in 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Spend time searching for the wildebeests embarking on a full of risk journey to the opposite bank of Mara River before you continue to Mara River Camp, where you dine & overnight for the next two days.

Main destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Mara River Camp


Day 9 – Morning game drive & Farewell

This day you will have an early game drive in Northern Serengeti, and return to your camp for breakfast and collect your luggage, transfer to the nearby airstrip and fly to Arusha for a hot lunch and dayroom. Evening transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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.