8-Day Western Wildebeest Migration(May to July) Mid-Range

8 Days

Overview

This 8 days expedition will take you to a part of the Serengeti known as the Western Corridor. The main feature of this area is the two Rivers: the Grumeti and the Mbalageti.

This area sustains a very good permanent wildlife population, including all the predators, zebra and wildebeest. There is also a wide variety of birdlife.

The migration passes roughly between May and July, pausing to gather momentum before crossing the crocodile-rich waters of the Grumeti River.

 

Activities & Transportation

  • Activities: game drives
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included

Itinerary

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by Let's view Tanzania representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Ilboru Safari Lodge a Calm lodge located in the suburbs of the city with a natural set up with beautiful garden awaiting for your safari the following day.

Accommodation : Hotel / Lodge
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast

After breakfast, we depart for Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. After lunch drive to Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn.

Accommodation : Eileen’s Trees Inn
Meal Plan: All meals included

After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Late afternoon you arrive at your Camp for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp.

Accommodation : Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp
Meal Plan : All meals included

After breakfast, you will head straight towards the western corridor on which the drive takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Around the end of April, May and June, a vast army of wildebeests along with its partners: zebras, elands and gazelles mill around the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, south of the Grumeti River.

You can encounter leopards and hyenas and ahead by giant Nile crocodiles, many hundreds perish as some hazard the river crossing while others detour it. But the beauty of the landscape, stretching without end beneath an infinite sky on a Serengeti West Safari, changes something within the watcher, who becomes more aware of the place of humankind within the drama of the animal world. You will then head straight to your accommodation, where you will have dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Western Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Mbalageti Serengeti
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

After breakfast, you will continue exploring the Western Corridor of the Serengeti. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Western Corridor depending on rainfall patterns.
After Morning game drive, You will then head at your accommodation to have hot Lunch and after that in the evening you will proceed with your game drive experiencing the sunset in the western Serengeti and after that dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area at your accommodation.

Alternatively, you can spend a full day exploring this area with your Lunch boxes accompanied with abundance of wildlife and follow the great migration.

Main Destination: Western Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Mbalageti Serengeti
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

This entire day is set aside for game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti, the habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, we may have the opportunity to see the resident predators, leopard, cheetah, and lion, fulfilling their role in the circle of life.
After an extensive game drive we head for our tented lodge for a hearty dinner and another night by the fire of relaxation and conversation under the sweeping majesty of the star bright African night out upon the ‘Endless Plain’.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Embalakai Serengeti Camp
Meals & Drinks: All meals included
Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

After breakfast you will head out for an en route game drive through the Serengeti. You might be able to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO world heritage site, formed millions of years ago, is 600 m deep and covers roughly around 260 square kilometers. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania.

You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the Crater and very quickly, you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass.
After lunch and a full afternoon inside the Crater, you will head to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, we drive to our final destination on this epic safari - Lake Manyara National Park. This relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy percent of the parks surface area. Flooding and drying with the seasons the soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo as well as over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park, we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees.

The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After another memorable game drive we, with our adventure at an end, return to Arusha in the late afternoon, replete with images of the African wilds to last a lifetime.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 9 :
Departure

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.

Where is the wildebeest migration in July?

July. The Great Migration have reached the Grumeti region and northern parts of the Serengeti and are peering closely at the treacherous waters of the Mara River they have to cross into Kenya.

What is the Great Migration in June and July?

The Great Migration in June and July

As June moves into July, the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra continue to head north along the western edge of the park toward an even riskier barrier: the Mara River in the north of the Serengeti.

What month do wildebeest migrate to Tanzania?

May-July. This is the period that the wildebeest, after having feasted on the short green grasses of the southeastern Serengeti and after having giving birth to their offspring, start getting ready for their 800 kilometer long trek. The actual starting date may be anytime between late April and early June.

Where is the migration in July?

The wildebeest migration continues moving northwards during July and August, often spreading out across a broad front: some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.

Where is great migration in May?

The Serengeti Great Migration
A Guide to the Serengeti Great Migration in May

The huge mass of wildebeest stretches from the Mbalageti and Grumeti areas of the Serengeti (the west), through the heart of the Seronera River Valley in the central Serengeti and on down to Moru just south of central.

Is July a good time to visit Serengeti?

The best times to visit Serengeti National Park are from January to February or from June through September, although you should plan your trip around the movement of The Great Migration.

How hot is the Serengeti in July?

The average temperature in Serengeti National Park in July for a typical day ranges from a high of 83°F (28°C) to a low of 56°F (14°C). Some would describe it as pleasantly warm with a gentle breeze.

8-Day Western Wildebeest Migration(May to July) Mid-Range

Getting There

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost

 

Included

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities
  • All accommodation
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals
  • Drinks

Excluded

  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Some meals

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8-Day Western Wildebeest Migration(May to July) Mid-Range
From $3025
/ Adult

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