Tanzania Safari Expert

Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Mara River Experience

Experience the awe-inspiring Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Mara River Crossing on this 7-day adventure.


7 Days

6 Nights

Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Mara River Crossing (July to October)

Experience Price

From $3,750 per person sharing

7 Days

6 Nights

Experience Price

From $3,750 per person sharing

Witness the vast herd as they navigate the Grummet River in June and July, followed by the Mara River from August to November. This incredible spectacle provides opportunities to capture breathtaking photographs and videos. Amidst the crossing, the herd faces challenges from the river’s swift currents, predators lurking nearby, and the Nile crocodiles taking advantage of the vulnerable animals. Prepare to be captivated by the raw and enthralling display of the food chain in action.

Experience Expectation

Embark on an unforgettable safari adventure in Tanzania’s Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, where nature’s grandeur unfolds before your eyes. Marvel at the vast herds of wildebeests during the great migration, witness breathtaking river crossings and spot elusive big cats in their natural habitat. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, from rolling savannahs to picturesque valleys, and be captivated by the diverse wildlife that thrives in these iconic national parks. Experience thrilling game drives, indulge in delicious bush lunches, and relax in comfortable lodges while creating lasting memories of a once-in-a-lifetime safari experience.


  • Spectacular sightings of the great wildebeest migration in the Serengeti and Mara River crossings.
  • Stay in comfortable lodges and luxury tented camps, offering a blend of comfort and immersion in nature.
  • Witness dramatic river crossings and observe the food chain in action, with predators and Nile crocodiles taking advantage of the migration.
  • Experienced English-speaking safari driver/guide to enhance your wildlife encounters and provide insightful information.
  • Transportation in a 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof for optimal game viewing and comfort.
  • Opportunity for wildlife photography and capturing stunning landscapes.

Experience Suitability

  • Ideal for a romantic African safari honeymoon experience.
  • Perfect for families looking for a luxury safari adventure.
  • Great for those who want to experience exceptional game viewing in Africa.
  • Suitable for nature enthusiasts who wish to explore Tanzania’s diverse flora and fauna.
  • A must-try for those who want to witness the Great Migration of wildebeest in Africa.
  • Ideal for couples seeking a romantic and intimate holiday experience.

Day to Day Experience

Upon your arrival at either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our representative from Alkebulan Travels. They will assist you with the immigration and customs procedures before transferring you to your hotel in Arusha. The journey to the hotel will provide you with a glimpse of the beautiful Tanzanian landscape and the vibrant surroundings of Arusha.

During your stay in Arusha, you will be accommodated at either Gran Melia Hotel or Mount Meru Hotel, both renowned for their comfort and hospitality. Upon arrival at the hotel, you can take some time to relax and unwind after your journey, settling into your comfortable room and enjoying the amenities provided.

Meals: None included (Dinner available at the hotel restaurant)

Accommodation: Gran Melia Hotel or Mount Meru Hotel

Transportation: Airport transfer provided by Alkebulan Travels

Depart from your hotel in Arusha at 7:00 AM and embark on a scenic drive to Tarangire National Park. The journey takes 2.5 to 3 hours (106 km/65 mi). Enjoy a full day of game drives in the park with a picnic lunch in hand.

Tarangire National Park is renowned for its iconic baobab trees and vast herds of elephants. You may also spot other fascinating wildlife such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, buffalo, oryx, eland, giraffes, and zebras. In the evening, retreat to your camp or lodge for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.

Meals:  Lunch & Dinner included

Accommodation:   Marera Valley Lodge

Transportation:  Off-road vehicle

Distance: 106 km / 2.5-3 hours

After breakfast, journey through the cooler highlands toward the southern Serengeti. Around midday, reach the expansive plains of the Serengeti National Park. This remarkable park, Tanzania’s largest, boasts diverse habitats ranging from short grass plains to savannah, thick bush, swamps, and lakes.

Look out for the distinctive kopjes, rocky outcrops that dot the grassy landscape and serve as popular spots for predators. The Serengeti is renowned for the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras seeking fresh grass and water. Spend the night at a lodge or campsite in the central Serengeti’s Seronera Area.

Meals: Lunch, Drinking water, Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 265 km / 5.5-6 hours

Depart in the morning for a game drive in the central Serengeti. Explore the park’s central region before gradually moving toward the northern part. As you approach the northern Serengeti, notice the changing terrain from vast grasslands to hilly and broken landscapes. The northern region offers a variety of resident wildlife, including zebras, Topis, gazelles, buffaloes, leopards, and lions. Depending on your arrival time, settle into your accommodation for a good night’s rest.

Meals: Lunch, Drinking water, Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:  Heritage Mara Tented Camp Lodge

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 105 km / 3-3.5 hours

Embark on a full day of game viewing in the North Serengeti. After breakfast, set out for a game drive, either starting at 9:00 AM with packed lunch or beginning with an early morning game drive at 6:00 AM. Witness the awe-inspiring migration, particularly the dramatic river crossing of the wildebeests between mid-July and November. Marvel at the wildebeests surging through the turbulent river, facing the perils of drowning and crocodile attacks.

This natural spectacle will leave an indelible impression. Follow the great migration further, and you may explore the Lobo Valley, a picturesque area teeming with woodland, plains, hills, and granite kopjes. The valley offers abundant opportunities to spot big cats such as lions, leopards, and cheetahs. Enjoy a bush lunch during the full-day game drive and return to your accommodation for a delectable dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.

Meals: Lunch, Drinking water, Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Heritage Mara Tented Camp and Lodge

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

After breakfast, embark on game drives either at 9:00 AM or 6:00 AM for an early morning drive. Later, return to your accommodation for breakfast and relaxation before departing for central Serengeti with packed lunch. The journey south takes you through picturesque hill country, the Lobo area, woodlands, and eventually back into the Seronera terrain.

The central Serengeti, known as the Seronera area, is renowned for its rich wildlife habitat and features the Seronera River, attracting diverse wildlife year-round. Keep an eye out for the numerous lion pride thriving in this region. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the day-long drive. Conclude the eventful day with a satisfying dinner and a restful overnight stay at your chosen accommodation.

Meals: Lunch, Drinking water, Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation:Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp and Lodges

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 105 km / 5-5.5 hours

Indulge in morning game drives within Serengeti National Park after breakfast. Capture the final glimpses of wildlife as you head towards the park gate. Enjoy more game-viewing opportunities before leaving the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon. Proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you will savour a delicious dinner and spend the night at a lodge perched on the Ngorongoro rim.

Meals: Lunch, Drinking water, Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 153 km / 3-3.5 hours

Begin your day with an early start. After a quick breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor around 6:30 AM. This volcanic caldera, the world’s largest intact and unfilled, offers a massive floor spanning approximately 260 sq km (161 sq mi) and reaching a depth of over 2,000 feet. During the 6-hour game drive on the crater floor, encounter a plethora of wildlife, including African elephants, buffaloes, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions. Keep your camera ready to capture these incredible sightings.

Enjoy a picnic lunch at the picturesque Ngoito Hippo pool before embarking on a steep ascent toward the crater’s exit. With a 4-hour drive remaining, bid farewell to your safari crew as you reach the end of your unforgettable journey. Note that accommodation and dinner on this day are not included.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Transportation: Off-road vehicle

Distance: 158 km / 3.5-4 hours

On the final day of your trip with Alkebulan Travels, it’s time to bid farewell to the amazing experiences and depart from Arusha. After breakfast, you will check out from your accommodation and our representative from Alkebulan Travels will be there to assist you. Depending on your flight schedule, a transfer will be arranged to take you to either Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport for your onward journey.

Take this time to reflect on the incredible memories you’ve made during your safari adventure in Tanzania, thanks to the exceptional service provided by Alkebulan Travels. As you head to the airport, carry with you the sights, sounds, and spirit of Africa that Alkebulan Travels has helped you discover, creating a truly unforgettable experience.

Meals: Breakfast included

Transportation: Airport transfer provided by Alkebulan Travels

Experience Accommodation

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Legendary Lodge

Set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge features ten beautiful garden cottages and two family cottages, each with its own private veranda. Designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury, the cottages offer king sized beds, a separate lounge with fireplace and ensuite bathrooms with deep tubs and refreshing showers.

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Serengeti Under Canvas

Experience a classic tented safari in soothing solitude and spectacular comfort, with only the canvas walls of your tent separating you from the wonders of the Serengeti. Moving five times a year the camps attempt to anticipate the movements of the Great Migration, bringing guests as close as possible to the wildebeest action, as well as exploring magnificent resident game

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Mwiba Lodge

While game drives and walks within the Mwiba Wildlife Reserve are unlimited, activities usually take place first thing in the morning and late in the afternoon. These are the coolest times of the day and are usually when the animals are most active. Between safari excursions, you will return to the lodge to enjoy lunch while taking in the sprawling views of the surrounding plains. After lunch there will be time for a short siesta or maybe a refreshing afternoon dip in the pool.

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Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with a fireplace, a restaurant, a bar, and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Earth & Rain Spa after a full-day game drive. The property has 20 luxury suites.

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Kilimamoja Lodge

Nestled on the rim of the great African Rift Valley with stunning views over Lake Manyara, Mount Meru and on a clear day, Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge is set on pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

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Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all-inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with a fireplace, a restaurant, a bar, and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Earth & Rain Spa after a full-day game drive. The property has 20 luxury suites.

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Rates per Person

  • 1 people
  • 2 people
  • 3 people
  • 4 people
  • 5 people
  • 6+


Experience Inclusion & Exclusion

  • Professional and experienced English-speaking safari driver/guide
  • Park entrance fees
  • Concession/Camping fees
  • 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-up roof
  • All sightseeing and excursions as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Accommodations as stated in the itinerary.
  • Meals as outlined in the itinerary.
  • Drinking water while on safari (1.5 litres per person per day)
  • Government taxes and VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfers (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • International or domestic flights (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Tips for the safari driver/guide (tipping guideline: US$20.00 per person per day)
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Any private expenses (souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
  • Additional accommodation before and after the tour (unless mentioned otherwise)
  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.


Safari Transportation

  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle
  • A transfer from and to the airport is included.

Our African safari luxury Toyota 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser transportation is the perfect vehicle for an unforgettable wildlife adventure in Africa. 

With its powerful engine and rugged off-road capabilities, this vehicle can easily navigate through the rough terrain of Africa’s national parks, ensuring a comfortable and smooth ride for its passengers. The Land Cruiser’s spacious interior and comfortable seating provide ample room for passengers to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery, while the open roof design allows for unobstructed views of the wildlife. 

The Land Cruiser is equipped with all the necessary safety features and amenities, including a first aid kit, Wi-Fi service, binoculars and a fully stocked cooler box, ensuring that passengers are well taken care of during their safari adventure.

Important to Know

  1. Visa Requirements: Ensure that you have obtained the necessary visa to enter Tanzania before your tour begins. Check with the Tanzanian Embassy or Consulate in your country for the most up-to-date visa requirements.
  2. Health and Vaccinations: It is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider or travel clinic to receive updated information on required and recommended vaccinations for Tanzania. Malaria prophylaxis is also advised, as Tanzania is a malaria-endemic country.
  3. Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical expenses, trip cancellation or interruption, and personal belongings. Confirm that your insurance includes coverage for activities such as wildlife safaris and adventure travel.
  4. Currency and Payment: The official currency of Tanzania is the Tanzanian Shilling (TZS). It’s advisable to carry some local currency for small purchases or tipping. Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities and lodges, but it’s always good to have some cash on hand, especially when visiting more remote areas. For this trip payments are accepted only in USD.
  5. Climate and Packing: Tanzania experiences varying climates, so pack accordingly. Lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sturdy walking shoes are essential. Don’t forget to bring a warm layer for cooler evenings and early morning game drives. It’s also recommended to pack a good pair of binoculars and a camera to capture the incredible wildlife and landscapes.
  6. Respect for Wildlife and Local Culture: It’s important to respect the wildlife and their natural habitats during your safari. Follow the guidance of your safari guide and adhere to park rules and regulations. Additionally, be respectful of the local culture and traditions, dress modestly when visiting local communities, and always ask for permission before taking photographs of individuals.
  7. Safety Precautions: While Tanzania is generally safe for tourists, it’s advisable to take basic safety precautions. Avoid displaying valuable items in public, be cautious of your surroundings, and follow the instructions of your safari guide. It’s also recommended to drink bottled or filtered water and wash your hands regularly to maintain good hygiene.
  8. Itinerary and Schedule: Familiarize yourself with the tour itinerary and schedule to ensure you are aware of the daily activities, departure times, and any optional excursions. Arriving on time for activities will help maximize your safari experience.
  9. This tour offers lodge & Tented Camp accommodations with upgrades available at an additional cost.

Remember to communicate any specific dietary requirements, allergies, or special requests to the tour operator in advance to ensure they can accommodate your needs during the tour.

By keeping these important points in mind, you can better prepare for your Tanzania safari tour and have a safe, enjoyable, and memorable experience.

Travel Insurance

All our Tours are covered by AMREF Flying Doctors Travel insurance

At Alkebulan Travels, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our clients during their Tanzania safari and Kilimanjaro climb tours. That’s why we have partnered with AMREF Flying Doctors to provide comprehensive tourist insurance coverage for all our trips within Tanzania.


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