6-Day migration safari overview – recommended from May to June

By the end of April, the wildebeest migration starts to spread west across the plains towards the Seronera area (central Serengeti) and Western Corridor (western Serengeti). The majority of the migration can normally be seen in the Seronera area (or just south of the Seronera, in the southern plains) from April to May. In June the majority of the migration can then be found in the Western Corridor. The Western Corridor is a narrow stretch of land that stretches from the west of Seronera to the Western Serengeti National Park border. The Western corridor is one of the areas where the migrating animals are forced to cross the Grumeti River. This normally happens when the animals leave the southern plains and begin heading north. Please note witnessing a crossing is a matter of luck.

6 Day Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari

Day 1 – Arusha – Ngorongoro
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Ngorongoro – Central Serengeti
Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 145 km
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We enjoy a game drive en-route to the lodge.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 – Central Serengeti
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration normally pass through the area in April & May, however the Seronera area is within reach of both the southern plains and the Western Corridor. The resident game in the area is phenomenal and species such as elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion and a variety of other predators and herbivores can be seen here all year round.
Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4 – Central Serengeti – Western Serengeti
Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 110 km
After breakfast we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor area.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Western Corridor area in June, depending on rainfall patterns.
Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 5 – Western Serengeti
After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Western Corridor. The key feature in the Western Corridor is the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers, running almost parallel to each other, each support a band of evergreen forest. The rivers sustain a permanent game population of zebra, wildebeest, all the predators and birdlife. It is also possible to find large pods of hippo’s and huge crocodiles in the Grumeti River. The wildebeest normally gather around waterholes midmorning in such densities, that they look like ants swarming around a nest.
Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 6 – Western Serengeti – Arusha
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Grumeti airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip. The group should tip the guide around $20 to $ 30 a day
Around midmorning join a scheduled flight from Grumeti airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Arusha town. On arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees change!

International Prices – 2017
6 Day safari prices
2017 US$ Rates: Group size – Rate per person
1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax SSR*
Luxury lodges – Option 1
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Serena lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge and Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
01 May – 31 May 2017 4 059 2 790 2 450 2 279 2 176 2 109 245
01 Jun – 30 Jun 2017 5 494 3 856 3 516 3 345 3 243 3 175 614
Semi luxury lodges – Option 2
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Sopa lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge and Mbalageti Lodge
01 May – 31 May 2017 3 673 2 444 2 086 1 908 1 800 1 728 155
01 Jun – 30 Jun 2017 4 490 3 074 2 716 2 538 2 430 2 358 343
Tented camps & lodges – Option 3
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Serengeti Kati Kati Camp and Mbalageti Lodge
01 May – 15 May 2017 Serengeti Kati Kati Camp is closed
01 May – 31 May 2017 3 969 2 604 2 248 2 069 1 961 1 890 293
01 Jun – 30 Jun 2017 4 361 2 928 2 571 2 393 2 285 2 214 361
*SSR = Single Supplement Rate for a non-sharing person in a room Supplements: All Lodges & Tented Camps: US$ 35 p/p/p/n applicable on 25 to 28 March 2016 & US$ 40 p/p/p/n applicable on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.
Children Rates: (Children 3 to 11 years old) sharing room with 2 adults pay 60% of adult rate / Children sharing own room with other children pay 80% of adult rate / Children sharing room with 1 adult pay 100% of adult rate. No discount on holiday and other supplements.

The safari and tour prices below include

  • 6 day Migration safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per sample itinerary
  • Lodge accommodation for the duration of the six day safari
  • Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • Professional safari and tour guide / driver
  • All Ngorongoro/Serengeti national park fees
  • All meals on the safari
  • All game viewing activities specified
  • Transfer from safari lodge to Seronera airstrip
  • One way flight from Seronera airstrip to Arusha airport including airport taxes – 15kg luggage allowance per person including hand luggage.
  • Transfer from Arusha airport to Arusha town
  • Price quoted per person sharing
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  • Ngorongoro Conservation area vehicle permit increase

The safari and tour prices below exclude

  • Drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry
  • Items of personal nature
  • International and local airfares (not mentioned as included)
  • Airport taxes (not mentioned as included)
  • Any airport transfers & hotel accommodation before / after the safari
  • Entry visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Possible concession fees

Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees or if Government tax / VAT rates change!

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