Our Tanzania great migration safari is created to give you a front row-seat to one of the best wildlife shows on earth!
Witnessing the great migration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that should top the bucket list of every safari enthusiast. To give yourself the best chance of appreciating the unparalleled scale, power and momentum of this natural wonder, it’s important to do everything you can to be in the right place at the right time. Thanks to our local knowledge of wildlife behaviours and movement in Tanzania’s parks and sanctuaries, we can save you many hours of dead-end online research, frustration and crushing disappointment.
So, what actually is the Great Wildebeest Migration?
It’s an endless loop of hooves and horns, hope and heartbreak, encompassing Africa’s Serengeti and Masai Mara – countless creatures in search of the rains and new grass. Over a million and a half trudging, leaping wildebeest are involved each year, alongside roughly 400,000 Thomson’s gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland.
When is the best time to see the river crossings in Tanzania?
Based on our personal experience, many years of guiding in Africa and historical data, the best time to see the migration crossing the rivers in Tanzania is usually from mid-June to the end of September.
Having said that, Tanzania is a country of incredible beauty with a vast amount of wildlife to enjoy all year round. There are many national parks to choose from with the most famous being Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Serengeti is one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas and offers the best bucket list safari experience in Africa.
It is renowned for its epic, annual Great Wildebeest Migration, when an estimated two million wildebeests cross the vast plains of the Serengeti into the Masai Mara of Kenya. A descent into Ngorongoro Crater which all year round, is teeming with resident wildlife including the Big Five African animals (elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards and lions), will ensure that all of your interests and the highlights of a Tanzania safari are experienced!
Nothing is overlooked with this itinerary, so you can be sure that you’ll experience the very best of Tanzania. From the coveted sightings of Africa’s majestic big cats, and a glimpse of a rare black rhino in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, dramatic wildebeest migration in the Serengeti, to the sheer numbers of elephants and dwarf baobab trees in Tarangire, this bucket list itinerary will take you to the wilds of Tanzania for spectacular wildlife viewing.
For an even more soulful encounter, consider joining in an authentic cultural experience with members of the legendary Maasai tribe in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.