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Best Migration Mara River Crossing


8 Days

Circuit Route

Northern Tanzania

Park Area to Visit

Tarangire, Serengeti, Ndutu, Ngorongoro (Conservation area & Crater)


The Mara River links the Maasai Mara and the Serengeti in southern Kenya. The greatest time to view the river crossing falls between late July and September.

Approximately 2 million wildebeest cross the Mara River alternately at this time of year, followed by zebras and gazelles. Spotting the river crossing can be unpredictable due to weather patterns, which beyond our control; however, while organizing your safari itinerary, our specialists will offer you advice on the optimum times to witness the crossing.


Day by Day

Day 1: Arrival day at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Our representative will meet you at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and give you a brief introduction before driving you to your hotel for dinner and the night. Whilst waiting for your safari in the next day, unwind in the comfort of your hotel.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Karatu

After a hearty breakfast your tour guide will meet and pick you up from your hotel ready to start the trip with you. The first destination for this trip the beautiful Tarangire National Park, where you can spend the rest of the day spotting wildlife. The park’s enormous baobab trees are famous for towering over the beautiful landscapes of the area. The park is largely made up of low-lying hills from the floor of the Great Rift Valley. You’ll pause for lunch in the middle of the day before continuing the game drive.

Tarangire is renowned for having the highest density of elephant population in Africa, and is centered around the Tarangire River. Both the river and the marshes act as a trap for wild animals during Tanzania’s dry season. Additionally, zebras, lions, cheetahs, smaller kudus, giraffes, buffalo, and cheetahs may be encountered. Your guide will drive you to a lodge in Karatu after the adventures of the day, where you will spend the night and savor a delectable evening meal.

Day 3: Karatu to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Following a sumptuous breakfast at the lodge in Karatu, your Broadleaf driver-guide will drive with you to Serengeti National Park. You’ll make a stop at the Olduvai Gorge landmark area en route to visit the famous Zinjanthropus statue and take in the jaw-drop scenery of the Serengeti. This is a wonderful opportunity to take some beautiful pictures. You can also go to the museum to see the historical items our ancestors used as proof.

In the afternoon, you’ll take a lunch-break before proceeding with a game drive across the vast plains of Serengeti dotted with acacia trees. The wildebeest migration (the most notable feature of the park) can be witnessed near the Ngorongoro Crater. The Serengeti National Park is home to a good number of lions, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, wildebeest, buffaloes, antelopes etc. as well as a plethora of bird species. Your driver will bring you to a Serengeti lodge for a delicious dinner and a restful sleep after an incredible day.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

The best way to start a day in Serengeti is to tune-in and listen to the heart-warming sounds of the Serengeti’s birds. Following a hearty breakfast at your lodge, you’ll spend some time sync with everything around you before realizing you’re in the Serengeti. Your professional guide will recommend the best areas to spot wild animals, and because he’s an expert, you can bet that you will have the best game drive of your life.

Before beginning your game drive in the afternoon, you’ll stop for lunch in one of the designated picnic spots. The Maa name “Siringit” (which means “the land of endless plains”) is used to refer to the southern and central Serengeti regions. The classic savannah of the park, which is peppered with acacia trees, is bustling with animal life. Before driving back to the Serengeti lodge for dinner and an overnight, you can enjoy a late-afternoon drive to discover more about the local species.

Day 5: Northern Serengeti – Full day

After an incredible breakfast at your lodge, you will leave with a lunch packed to go on a full-day game drive in the Mara region in order to see the great migration. The wildlife in the Wagakuria region is abundant. The primary attraction is the Mara River, which the herds are expected to cross at some point going north and the following day returning southward.

We will halt in one of the permitted places for a picnic lunch after the morning game drive while admiring the stunning surroundings. We’ll continue our midday game drive after your noon meal. Please keep in mind that successfully locating a crossing can be difficult and in some cases requires fortunate circumstances. When a herd comes into view close to a river, they might opt to cross a couple of days later.

With its kopjes, woods, riverine vegetation, and incredible grassland, this area is fascinating. It is evocative of Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Your guide will take you back to your lodge for an inviting meal and an enjoyable evening after the adventures of the day.

Day 6: North Serengeti to Central Serengeti

The chirps of birds are an idyllic way to start your day! You will drive directly to the heart of the Serengeti after a buffet breakfast in your northern Serengeti lodge. Along the route, you’ll drive past gazelles, zebras, giraffes, hippos, and other fauna. Sometimes you’ll witness a predator stalking its prey.

More than 400 different bird species can be observed along the way, in addition to big predators. After a few hours, you will reach the heart of the Serengeti, where you may choose to have a picnic lunch or head directly to your lodge for a sumptuous meal. You will proceed on an afternoon game drive following lunch till late in the day, at which point you will return to your lodge for a delicious meal and a restful night.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro crater

Your guide will pick you up from your lodge after a sumptuous breakfast and take you straight to the Ngorongoro Crater for game watching. With numerous wild creatures and the highest concentration of pride, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the largest preserved calderas in the world.

The Ngorongoro Crater is the most ideal area in Africa for spotting the Big Five, which include lions, leopards, black rhinoceroses, elephants, and buffalo. It is one of the eight wonders of the world and one of the most spectacular natural environment ever. We’ll pause for a picnic lunch in the late afternoon and take in the crater’s breathtaking surroundings. We’ll continue our game drive after lunch. In the crater, a black rhinoceros may be spotted.

Think about any other place in the entire planet you could discover such a singular setting with varied topography, an abundance of species and birdlife, and an unmatched ecosystems. Your guide will drive you to your Karatu lodge for a delectable dinner and an overnight stay after your day’s adventures.

Day 8: Karatu to Arusha

The final day of a safari is always regarded as the greatest! Following a sumptuous breakfast at your lodge, you will depart for Arusha. You will be driving through many communities with fascinating sights to observe throughout the way, so you might want to spend a few hours stopping at some of the nicest places and mingling with the locals. Depending on the time of your flight out of Arusha, grab lunch as soon as you get there before leaving for the airport to catch your flight.


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