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EXPERIENCE THE BEST 8 DAYS MIGRATION SAFARI IN 2023
The Great Wildebeest 8 Days Serengeti Migration safari lets you witness the Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration. Over 2 million Wildebeest, Zebra and Gazelles move through the Serengeti and Masai Mara ecosystem in search of green pastures and safe calving ground. This 8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari by Kilinge Adventures, is a special African Holiday Safari Package for Witnessing the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.
Over their pattern of movement is highly weather dependent and dynamic, yet with advance planning and a little bit of luck you can witness this natural wonder of the world. The tour is available throughout the year, but opting for it in the right season will leave you awestruck. To provide you with an unforgettable experience, this safari can be done only as a private safari.
- Airport pick up and drop off
- All mentioned activities
- All park entrances fees
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari for emergence evacuations
- Overnight stays in Luxury Lodges, Tented Camps OR Budget Camping Area
- Private Jeep 4×4 equipped with refrigerator, portable charging stations and pop-up roof
- Unlimited bottled water
- Unlimited mileage game drive
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Entry visa for Tanzania
- Government imposed increase of taxes and /or park fees
- Immunization documents (yellow fever recommended for visa processing on arrivals)
- Laundry Services
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Other International flights
- Personal expenses
- Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
- Tips to guide and driver
- Visa arrangements
Great Wildebeest 8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari
The Wildebeest 8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari is a thrilling adventure that takes travelers to witness one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the planet. The safari spans over eight days and covers the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife migrate in search of water and greener pastures.
The 8 Days Serengeti Migration safari offers a chance to witness the breathtaking river crossings, where the animals brave crocodile-infested waters to reach the other side. Along with the migration, the safari also includes game drives, visits to Maasai villages, and camping under the stars in the heart of the African wilderness.
Serengeti Migration Safari Details
The Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration is among of the best Tanzania destinations for Safari holiday where you will experience the Wildlife excitement adventure with migration of the Wildebeest and Zebra from Serengeti to Ngorongoro to Masai Mara, then from Masai Mara back in Tanzania Serengeti.
The adventure viewing of the wildlife is a perfect moment for freeing-up your mind and relaxing on Tanzania Wildlife Serengeti safari Adventure and ensuring that your lifetime adventure on Wildlife Safari is realized by enjoying the life of The Big five and Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti
The Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration can be enjoyed year round. The first few months of the year offer exceptional predator encounters in Tanzania’s Serengeti as this is the calving season for the wildebeest and newborns make for easier targets.
By July, You may choose this 8 days Serengeti migration safari since the herds are heading north into the central Serengeti where the wildebeest make their first river crossing, and take their chances against the waiting crocodiles.
In August, the herds cross over into Kenya’s Masai Mara and towards the end of the year the herds move southwards back into the Serengeti where the animals brace themselves for the next calving season and predator attacks.
The biggest chance to see river crossings is around July and August when the wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Masai Mara in Kenya or around September and October when they cross the way around. July marks the start of the start of the Masai Mara River crossing as well as mating season in the Serengeti.
It is the time of the year when wildebeest herds begin moving faster in search of water and greener grass, making their way across the Grumeti and Mara River. Expect to see crocodile encounters, if your luck.
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THE UNIQUENESS OF GREAT WILDEEEST 8 DAYS SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI
Serengeti National Park, is home to the largest land migration in the world, with a huge number of wildebeest (1.7 mil), zebra (500k), and antelope (200k) moving from the southern Serengeti west and northwards to Kogatende and Kenya’s Masai Mara before returning to the southern plains of the Serengeti in an endless cycle.
The huge numbers of migrating herbivores move to gain access to drinking water and food and they are predated by many of Tanzania’s big predators, sustaining a particularly large lion population. For many, the Great Migration is the most unforgettable spectacle of their lives and that alone is important and worth protecting.
10 Facts About the Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration Safari
- February’s Calving Season Greatly Boosts the Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration’s Numbers
Part of the reason the Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration is so great is because during the calving season (between January and March), roughly half a million wildebeest calves are born in the Serengeti each year, greatly increasing the numbers of the overall herd.
- In February, the month with the highest calving rate, around 8,000 wildebeest are born each day. Another big advantage of visiting during the calving season is that you are allowed to go off-road in the Southern part of the Serengeti. For many, visiting Tanzania during the calving season is even more exciting than seeing a river crossing in the dry season. It just depends on what you’re most excited to see!
- The Serengeti National Park Makes the Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration Possible
While we admire the sheer scale and majesty of this mega herd of different species migrating across Tanzania, it’s important to recognize that it simply wouldn’t be possible without the Serengeti National Park. The vast Serengeti ecosystem has remained unchanged for thousands of years. It is a wholly intact, functional ecosystem with rich enough resources to support such a huge population of large animals.
- The Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration Actually Occurs All Year Round
While many people think of the dramatic river crossings when referring to The Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration, this epic phenomenon is in fact an endless cycle and can be seen year-round – it just depends on what you would like to see! If you want to witness the river crossings in the Northern part of the Serengeti more than anything else, choosing a date between August and October is your best bet.
- If you would like to witness the calving season between January and March, the wildebeest are to be found in the Southern Serengeti. The rest of the year, Serengeti wildebeest migration herds can also be seen but they are usually a bit more scattered. With 8 Days Serengeti Migration Safari Optional.
- Smaller Herds Split off from the Main Herd
Because wildebeest have no natural leader, many smaller herds break away from the main mega-herd as they make their way across the Serengeti. This means that the overall ground covered by these fascinating beasts makes up more than half of the Serengeti migration. This also means that it’s very easy to see wildebeest, zebra, and lions, as you don’t even have to find the main herd to encounter some incredible action.
- Wildebeest and Zebra Don’t Fight Over Food
You might be wondering why these two great herbivorous species aren’t fighting over food. Well, this is because they both eat different parts of the same grass they encounter along the route. If this weren’t the case, the competition between the species would make the Great Migration look very different indeed.
- An Epic 500-mile Journey
This is no casual walk in the countryside; it is considered THE Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration for a reason. This huge horde of animals travels roughly 500 miles each year – almost the equivalent of walking from Paris to Berlin! Although the migration occurs in a clockwise cycle between Tanzania and Kenya, most of the movement takes place in Tanzania – Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Loliondo Game Controlled Area, and Grumeti Reserve.
- The Great Wildebeest Serengeti Migration Supports the Largest Lion Population in Africa and other Big cat Wildlife animals
Due to the staggering numbers of wildebeest, zebras and antelope moving through the Serengeti each year, there is enough meat to support the largest number of lions across the African continent. There are more than 3,000 lions currently living in the Serengeti ecosystem that follow the migratory herds. So coming to Tanzania to witness the migration is also the perfect opportunity for lion lovers to encounter these majestic big cats.
- A Large Number of Animals Don’t Survive the Migration
When you encounter so many large herbivores in one place it becomes a smorgasbord for predators, attracting lions, cheetahs, leopards and crocodiles waiting at the waterside as the herds crosses rivers or stops to drink. Because of this incredible migration, predators are thriving in Tanzania – an amazing opportunity for anyone planning to go on a safari. But it’s not just predation that reduces the number of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope in the Great Migration; often it is thirst, hunger, exhaustion, or drowning.
- This is an extremely rough journey for these animals, and the overall chance of survival of the herd is only increased by banding together into huge numbers. Approximately 250,000 wildebeest die during the Great Migration each year, along with roughly 30,000 zebras.
- A Group Intelligence Steers the Great Migration
From the outside, the Great Migration looks utterly chaotic. The sheer numbers and movement of the individual wildebeest, zebra, and antelope can appear completely aimless. However, careful study of this behavior each year has shown that the herd, as a whole, possesses a ‘swarm intelligence’ that allows the entire group to work out problems or overcome hindrances to the migration.
- About Two Million Animals Travel Across the Serengeti
The Great Migration’s claim to fame is the sheer numbers of large land mammals travelling across the Serengeti. There are roughly 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra, and 350,000 various kinds of antelope, such as eland, Thompson’s gazelle, and impala. It’s the spectacular size of this bustling horde of large animals that makes it the world’s largest terrestrial animal migration .
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Tarangire National Park
Your safari will begin by 8AM in the morning with a pick up from your hotel at Moshi or Arusha. With everyone aboard, you will head towards Tarangire National Park. The 150km drive form Arusha will be covered in about 3 hours. The national park is extremely famous and special for its diverse landscape and nine different vegetation zones. As you begin your game drive, you will be welcomed by the ancient and gigantic Baobab trees, which make even animals like the giraffe look tiny.
The game drive goes on till about late afternoon and includes a small stop for a picnic lunch. The 3,000 Square kilometers park gets its name from the Tarangire River that flows through it. The river attracts a lot of diverse animals and you should be able to spot a lot of elephants, giraffe, lions, antelopes and zebra. If it’s your lucky day, you might be able to spot the tree climbing python and the long necked Gerek. The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants, which offers a unique chance for you to observe interactions between elephant families.
Don’t forget to capture this beautiful scenery with your camera ready at hand. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you. Have good night’s sleep for tomorrow’s adventure. 8 Days Serengeti Migration
Tarangire – Serengeti National Park
The excitement for today will be quite high as you make your way into the most celebrated wildlife park in the world – The Serengeti. After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti, means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view. With an overall land area of 14,763 Square kilometers, it puts our notion about distance to shame.
The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Along with the “Big 5”, a very pleasant sighting would be one of Africa’s most beautiful animal – The Impala. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.
In Seronera, one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. You must also look out for the Serengeti “Kopjes” which are massive boulders of granite standing in a sea of grass. They provide ample shelter to a large variety of flora and fauna. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
Serengeti National Park (Central Serengeti to North Serengeti)
Starting by 8AM after a filling breakfast, you will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today and move towards the northern part of the park. The enroute game drive towards the Kogatende region will offer mild action from resident game. As you approach the northern part of the Serengeti, you will notice the terrain change from the usual plain grassland to a more hilly and broken terrain. The northern region offers a variety of resident game such zebras, topi, gazelle, buffaloes, leopards and lions. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long drive itself. Based on the time of your arrival you will able to spend a few hours by the Mara River. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
North Serengeti National Park
As usual, you will finish a good breakfast and begin your day by 8AM. In the months between mid-June to September the migration can be found in this region. From mid-June to September, the Mara River in this region offers the most dramatic river crossing of the great migration. Fierce, deep and heavily rain fed the river takes an enormous toll on the migrating wildebeest. Watching the wildebeest surging through the torrential flow, some drowning and a few falling prey to lurking crocodiles is an unforgettable sight. If it’s your lucky day you will be able to witness this natural wonder and watch nature take its course. Tracing the great migration you might even move towards the Lobo valley. The pristine lobo valley is scattered with woodlands, plains, hills and famous granite Kopjes.
It offers enormous amount of big cat game with lions, leopards and cheetah in plenty. During the dry season the permanent water sources in the valley attract plenty of resident and migratory animals, resulting in excellent game viewing. During the full day game drive, you will have a stop where you can have your picnic lunch. The day comes to an end with a tasty dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation.
Central Serengeti National Park (North Serengeti to Central Serengeti)
Starting your day at the routine time of 8AM after a heavy breakfast, today you will head south towards the central Serengeti. The four hours’ drive to the Centre of Serengeti will offer mild enroute game. The drive south from the Mara river valley takes you through hill country, the Lobo area, woodlands and then back into the Seronera terrain. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. As you make your way into the Seronera region, you will begin to notice the hilly and broken terrain altering into plain grasslands.
In Seronera one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. The next day you will head towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro
Today your safari will begin by 9AM in the morning and you will head out for a short game drive in the Serengeti after a good breakfast. After completing a half day game drive along with a picnic lunch, we will branch out and head towards the Ngorongoro crater rim. The 75 km drive to Ngorongoro Crater rim will take about 2.5 hourrs, with mild game action to see on the way. The crater is one of Africa’s impressive geological attraction and supreme mecca of wilderness. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation. Get a good rest and refuel yourself, for the following day you will descend into the massive crater.
Ngorongoro Crater tour - Moshi
On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descend at around 6:30AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 square kilometers with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha or Moshi by 6PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.