African Tanzanite Safari

7 Day North Serengeti Migration Safari River Crossing (July-October)


Destinations; Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park (Central and Northern)  & Ngorongoro Crater

Best time to visit; July to October

Number of days; 7 days 6 night

Type of Accommodation; Mid-range Accommodation

Tour start: Arusha / Zanzibar

Tour End: Arusha / Zanzibar


 Tour Summary

On this 7-day North Serengeti Migration Safari, you will visit the northern parks of Tanzania which are Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater as well as Serengeti National Park which is the main focus of this tour and well known for its great migration. You will visit the North Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration of wildebeests crossing the Mara River.

Itinerary Day by Day

Day 01: Arrival in Arusha City

When you land at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK), our friendly representative and experienced driver guides will greet you warmly. He will take you to your place of accommodation in Arusha City, where you can relax and get ready for the exciting times ahead.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)

Budget Accommodation: Point Zone Resort Hotel

Mid-range Accommodation: Pazuri Inn

Luxury Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Meal plan: Half Board

Day 02: Arusha City to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after having breakfast at your hotel in Arusha city at around 0800hrs you will be picked up by your driver guide and depart straight to Tarangire National Park where the drive is approximately 2.5 hours to the gate. Tarangire National Park is located in the northern part of Tanzania with a wide variety of animals and landscapes whereby the best part is the elephant herds. It is known to be the park that has the greatest concentration of African elephants and the ancient baobab trees. Lunch will be served inside the park and after that, you will drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for relaxation, dinner, and overnight.

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Budget Accommodation: Crater Rim View Inn

Mid-range Accommodation: Eileen’s Trees Inn

Luxury Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 03: Karatu to Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will check out at your accommodation in Karatu and drive to Serengeti National Park passing through Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The word Serengeti originates from the Maasai tribe, and the word “Siringiti” means endless plains. The park covers a total area of approximately 14,763 square kilometers with more than 2 million mammals inhabiting the park. The great annual migration involves more than a million wildebeests accompanied by some 250,000 zebras and antelopes and it is one of the 7 wonders of the world. This is exactly what makes this park the most famous park.
Lunch will be served at a picnic site and proceed with your game drive until the evening when you will drive straight to your accommodation for refreshments, dinner, and an overnight stay.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park

Mid-range Accommodation: Kon Tiki Serengeti Camp

Luxury Accommodation: Pumzika Luxury Safari Camp

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 04: Central Serengeti to  North Serengeti (Kogatende)

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation at the central Serengeti, you will drive straight to the far north of Serengeti National Park which is also known as Kogatende following the great migration. Here, more than a million wildebeest accompanied by thousands of Zebras and antelopes tend to cross the Mara River while the hungry crocodiles wait for their prey.
Lunch will be served inside the park and after further game viewing, you will drive straight to your accommodation for relaxation, dinner, and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Kon Tiki Kogatende Camp 

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 05: Full Day in North Serengeti Following the Great Migration

After breakfast, you will start with an early morning game drive on the Northern Serengeti following the great migration attempting to cross the Mara River. If you’re lucky enough, you may encounter hungry predators kill and crocodiles hunt. Lunch will be served at a picnic site at around 1230hrs and after that you will proceed with your game drive until in the evening where you will drive back to your accommodation in Northern Serengeti National Park for refreshment, dinner and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Kon Tiki Kogatende Camp

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 06: Northern Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (Ngorongoro Highlands)

After breakfast, you will proceed with a final game drive on the Northern Serengeti looking for the big cats and other animals in the Serengeti ecosystem. You will have an en-route game drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch boxes on your way to your accommodation on the rim of the crater for refreshment, dinner, and overnight stay.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands

Mid-range Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Embalakai Ngorongoro Camp

Meal plan: Full Board

Day 07: Ngorongoro Crater  to Arusha City

After an early morning breakfast at your accommodation. You will then descend the crater which is almost 600m deep for game viewing. The interesting part of Ngorongoro crater is that it is the best place in East Africa to witness the endangered black rhinos which completes the Big 5. In Ngorongoro, you can find animals like Zebras, wildebeests, hyenas, lion pride, gazelles, impalas, kudus, waterbucks, buffalos, and many more.
Lunch will be served at a picnic site and afterward, you will continue with your game drive until the late afternoon where you will ascend the crater and drive straight to Arusha City for departure.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: No accommodation

Meal plan: Half Board

Prices Inclusion and Exclusion 

Price Includes

Price Excludes

  • All accommodations per itinerary
  • International flights (From/To Home)
  • All meals and drinks per itinerary
  • Meals not listed
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • Beverages/alcohol and extra bottled water
  • All transportation and Roundtrip Airport transfers per itinerary
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel staff (Tipping guideline US$10 pp per day)
  • A Professional naturalist driver/guide
  • Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, Internet, insurance, etc.)
  • Safari vehicles having an inverter for charging batteries, a communications radio, and electric cooler
  • Optional tours (Olduvai Gorge and Maasai Village visit, Balloons)
  • All  Park fees, Park Commission, and Government taxes (based on current rates)
  • Holiday supplement
  • Discount for kids under 15 years’ old