The Great Migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, a much-anticipated natural spectacle, unfolds exclusively between June and October each year. It’s a phenomenon that surpasses the bounds of imagination, as millions of wildebeest and zebras courageously tackle the treacherous Mara and Grumeti river crossings in pursuit of greener pastures, all against the awe-inspiring backdrop of the African wilderness. This extraordinary display of nature’s power and beauty places it firmly on the bucket list of many.
With our meticulously tailored private tour packages designed to witness the Great Migration, you’re not a mere observer; you become an integral part of this epic wildlife odyssey. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Serengeti, where you take the front row seat to one of nature’s grandest spectacle.
A must-do during the Great Migration to witness the thrilling river crossings. Experience all the action amid the dust kicked up by the herds, with animals leaping into the river, their paths often swayed by the river’s currents as they drift perilously close to potentially hungry crocodiles lurking beneath the water’s surface. Allow our seasoned guides to lead you to the prime vantage points for this heart-pounding spectacle.
Savor the sightings in a tranquil setting as you gracefully glide above the massive herds gathered on the plains or making their daring river crossings. The elevated perspective provides a unique vantage point to observe the animals’ migration movements below, all while basking in the radiant golden hues of a breathtaking sunrise illuminating the skies.
Though the majority of your game drive is spent on a vehicle, seize the opportunity to disembark, stretch your legs, and savour a moment strolling across the open plains. Conclude your safari day with a sundowner safari-style. Enjoy your favourite cocktails and light bites against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset over the expansive open plains. It offers a perfect respite, providing a serene escape from the bustling activity of the great migration’s mega herds.
Yes, that is true. The Great Migration in Serengeti National Park is a highly anticipated event, and accommodations with close access to river crossing points tend to fill up quickly during this season. To secure the best lodging options and ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay while witnessing this incredible natural phenomenon, it’s advisable to make your bookings 12 to 18 months in advance. By booking in advance, you’ll have a wider range of choices when it comes to selecting accommodations. From luxurious lodges to authentic safari camps, this allows you to select the one that perfectly aligns with your preferences and budget.
River crossings during the Great Migration are a mesmerizing natural spectacle, but it’s essential to note that, like any wildlife event, they cannot be guaranteed. The animals cross back and forth from each side of the river over a span of a few weeks, and the timing of these crossings depend on various factors, including weather, the movement of the herds, and the animals’ behaviour.
However, allocating enough time for game drives during the Great Migration season significantly increases your chances of witnessing these thrilling river crossings, and our experienced guides will do their utmost to position you in the best possible spots for these incredible moments. While we can’t guarantee specific sightings on the Great Migration safari tour, we can promise you an immersive and unforgettable safari experience in the Serengeti National Park.
While it’s not possible to stay directly at the exact river crossing sites of the Great Migration, we can recommend you accommodations that are strategically located near these key areas. These lodges and camps offer excellent access to the migration routes, allowing you to embark on game drives that get you as close as possible to the river crossings. Your experienced guide will know the migration patterns and will do their best to position you for the most incredible wildlife viewing opportunities, including river crossings. So, while you won’t be sleeping right beside the river, you’ll have the best chances of witnessing this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon on your Great Migration safari tour.
The Great Migration safari tour package is designed to be all-inclusive. It covers everything you need for your safari adventure, including your safari experiences, meals, safari vehicle, the expertise of a seasoned safari guide, and well-appointed accommodations.
However, each tour is tailored to accommodate our clients’ budgets and preferences, adjustments may be made to the itinerary during the planning process. If there are any expenses outside the proposed itinerary that you should be aware of, our travel specialist will inform you in advance before confirming your tour with us, ensuring that there are no unexpected costs during your trip.
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