7-Days Treasures of Serengeti Great Migration Safari
In these seven days of exciting, thrilling safari experience, you will spend six nights in the world-famous Serengeti National Park, divided into two different areas to maximise your chances of seeing and experiencing the Great Migration. No wildlife event on the planet rivals the Great Migration for sheer drama, and we will ensure that you are at the right place to witness this wildlife marvel at the right time.
Day 1: Arrival and Fly to the Serengeti
Whether you are already in Tanzania or arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport, our representative will meet you and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Southern Serengeti.
Lemala Mara & Ndutu Camp is your destination for the next three nights; this mobile camp moves between the Southern Ndutu area and the northern Serengeti, aiming to get you as close to the great migration as possible and will amend your itinerary depending on the time of year that you are travelling. Although the movement of the herds is unpredictable, and nothing is guaranteed, generally, the camp can be found in the south between December and April and in the north between mid-May and November.
Day 2-3: Game viewing – Great Migration
Over two million wildebeests and zebra migrate north from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya. Early in the year, between roughly December and April in Southern Serengeti, millions of wildebeest give birth to their young, attracting predators that lie in wait, ready to take down the weakest members of the herds.
The herds then move north, and they must brave the perilous Mara River, which runs through the Masai Mara on the Kenyan side and the Serengeti National Park on the Tanzanian side. They face treacherous water currents and dangerous predators as they cross the river searching for greener pastures. With crocodiles lurking in the muddy waters and lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas patrolling the river banks, this is a difficult time to be a wildebeest or a zebra!
Our Travel Specialists have in-depth experience in migration, and they will plan your holiday to ensure that you’re at the right place at the right time.
Day 4: Drive to the Central Serengeti
Today after a morning game drive, an afternoon drive to Central Serengeti for dinner and overnight.
Home for the next three nights is Lemala’s permanent sister camp, Ewanjan. Ewanjan is situated in the central Serengeti’s Seronera River Valley. Although several other lodges and camps in this area, Lemala Ewanjan Camp maintains a wild, adventurous feel.
Day 5-6: Game viewing in the Central Serengeti
You have the following two full days as you explore deep into the park’s heart. The Serengeti’s vast, fertile expanse is the perfect territory. The Serengeti’s vast, fertile expanse is the ideal territory if you’re hunting for the “Big Five”. Lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino can be found, although the latter is mainly found in the park’s northern reaches.
The Central Serengeti offers excellent wildlife viewing throughout the year; however, in April-June and November, you may have a chance to see thousands of zebras and wildebeest attributed to the great migration as they pass through this area. However, the herds tend to be more spread out as there are moving between locations.
Day 7: Fly to Arusha/Kilimanjaro
Today you will check out from your Safari Camp, and your guide will drive you to the airstrip for your scheduled light aircraft flight back to Arusha/Kilimanjaro to complete your journey.
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|Seasons||Price per person sharing|
|1 pax||2 pax||3 pax||4 pax||5 pax||6 pax|
|July 1, 2022, to October 31, 2022||$7,904||$5,989||$6,004||$5,522||$5,624||$5,367|
|December 1, 2022, to December 19, 2022||$6,131||$5,194||$4,884||$4,728||$4,635||$4,572|
|December 20, 2022, to January 5, 2023||$7,904||$5,989||$6,004||$5,522||$5,624||$5,367|
|January 6, 2023, to January 31, 2023||$8,248||$6,250||$6,265||$5,762||$5,869||$5,600|
|February 1, 2023, to February 28, 2023||$8,248||$6,250||$6,265||$5,762||$5,869||$5,600|
|March 1, 2023, to March 31, 2023||$6,041||$5,063||$4,741||$4,577||$4,480||$4,415|
|June 1, 2023, to June 30, 2023||$6,397||$5,420||$5,096||$4,934||$4,837||$4,771|
|July 1, 2023, to October 31, 2023||$8,248||$6,250||$6,265||$5,762||$5,869||$5,600|
|December 1, 2023, to December 19, 2023||$6,397||$5,420||$5,096||$4,934||$4,837||$4,771|
|December 20, 2023, to January 5, 2023||$8,248||$6,250||$6,265||$5,762||$5,869||$5,600|
Lemala Mara & Ndutu Tented Camps
One authentic mobile tented camp in two locations, Lemala Ndutu & Lemala Mara, moves north and south with the seasons to ensure guests enjoy ringside seats to the spectacle of the magnificent wildebeest migration year-round. Both are set up in sublime locations offering a high-quality safari experience with excellent guiding.
Lemala Ndutu Tented Camp is in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area region near the southern Serengeti border. This area is a classic savannah, characterised by flat grassy plains, and our camp is in one of the finest locations in Ndutu to see the migration between December and March. Tens of thousands of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle usually arrive in December to graze on the newly-watered, highly nutritious short grass plains. Then by February, the primary calving season takes place. Predators – especially the big cats – are highly concentrated in the Ndutu area in these months.
With 9 tents, Lemala Ndutu is perched on the edge of a permanent marsh and acts as the ultimate amphitheatre to capture the boundless drama accompanying the migration.
The 12 tents of Lemala Mara Tented Camp are set up under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti between June and October. It’s very close to the Mara River. Still, the camp is far enough away to remain discreet and not interrupt wildlife behaviour as the wildebeest mass along the steep banks during their frantic crossing on their way north to the Maasai Mara. In this immense remote wilderness, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds. Resident wildlife numbers are always high, but nothing compared to the dramatic scenes during the migration as tens of thousands of animals gather to plunge into the crocodile-infested river.
Ewanjan Tented Camp
Lemala Ewanjan is an authentic, intimate tented camp in a secluded part of the game-rich Seronera Valley in Central Serengeti. This area is renowned for its year-round game viewing due to its abundance of water in the many rivers and its large populations of resident big cats.
We have carefully positioned Lemala Ewanjan right at the end of a blind valley so that you can enjoy uninterrupted views. The camp was replaced in July 2018 with brand new tents and now features 10 standard rooms and 2 x 2-bedroom tents ideal for families, friends and groups travelling together.
12 en-suite tents are spacious and comfortable and have an outside deck offering beautiful views over the area. Each tent is fitted with two queen-size beds with warm duvets, a flush toilet, a sizeable safari-style shower, plentiful running water, wooden storage cabinets and flooring, 24-hour solar lighting and outside loungers from which to enjoy early morning teas and coffees or refreshing afternoon gin and tonics.
The mess tent with its separate bar, sitting, and dining areas is beautifully decorated with leather sofas, side cabinets, rugs and chests. In the evening, guests can gather inside under the chandeliers or around the campfire under starlit skies for sunset cocktails and share their safari stories.