THE GREAT MIGRATION

What's the Great Migration?

The Serengeti wildebeest migration is one of the most spectacular events to see in Tanzania. This is the periodic regular movement of more than a million of wildebeests accompanied by some 250,000 zebras, 200,000 gazelles and some 12,000 elands seeking for fresh food and water. Also predators including leopards, cheetah, hyena, lions and crocs make sure only the strongest will survive in this natural spectacle. The position of the migration depends on the periodic rains and relatively predictable on where to find the herds.

A SHORT SUMMARY OF THE GREAT MIGRATION:

The short rains begin in the months of November and December where the herds move to the short grass plains in Serengeti. This is far south of Serengeti and Ndutu which is part of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. They stay at these areas through January, February and March where they give birth of than 500000 new born calves by January and February. These areas are safer because predators can be spotted making it an ideal place for calving. Predators are after the new borns during this time and you may witness stalking and hunting during this period of time. After the plains dry, the wildebeest are forced to move in search of fresh grass in the western corridor. After bearing their young ones, around April the wildebeest herds begin to drift northwest towards the central Serengeti, drawing with them thousands of zebra and  lower groups of antelope.

STARTING THE MIGRATION

During May, they spread out heading to the western part of Serengeti National Park. In June, they spread out heading further west to the Grumeti river which is a channel of pools where they congregate and blocked on their trip towards the northern part. This is where the crocodiles of the Grumeti River get their feast. Each migrating animal must face the challenge of crossing the crocodile- infested river. As June moves into July, the hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra accompanied by antelopes continue to head north along the western edge of the Serengeti toward the Mara River in the north of the Serengeti. These river crossings are arguably one of the most famous wildlife events on Earth.

During late July and August, the migration  moves  far north of Serengeti National Park known as Kogatende passing through the central part of Serengeti and Grumeti reserve. Arriving on the north Serengeti, this is where the spectacular crossing happens at the mara river which goes through until September. The migration arrives at the Mara River in groups of thousands where they gather and cross. A huge number of adults and calves are lost to crocodile and predators attacks, drowned or crushed by the herd and many of the young ones are separated from their mothers.

During October, the herds move on the far north to the Masai Mara reserve.  During November, the herds move towards the south following the short grass plains through eastern part of Serengeti and this is where the migration pattern begin.

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3 DAYS MIDRANGE GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI CALVING SEASON (Serengeti National Park, Ndutu and Ngorongoro Crater) from December to April

On this 3-day tour, we will cover the 3 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Ndutu (1 night), Serengeti national park (1 night) and Ngorongoro Crater. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime! According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and beginning of April. You will sleep in midrange hotels or lodges.

Águila - Fauna de Tanzania

3 DAYS MIDRANGE NDUTU MIGRATION SAFARI CALVING SEASON (Serengeti National Park, Ndutu and Ngorongoro crater) from December to April

On this 3-day tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Ndutu (2 night), Serengeti National Park (day trip) and Ngorongoro Crater. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime! According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and beginning of April. You will sleep in midrange hotels or lodges.

Halcón - Fauna de Tanzania

4 DAYS MIDRANGE NDUTU MIGRATION SAFARI CALVING SEASON (Serengeti National Park Ndutu, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire) from December to April

On this 4-day tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Ndutu (2 nights), Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire . With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime! According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and beginning of April. You will sleep in midrange hotels or lodges.

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6 DAYS LUXURY NDUTU MIGRATION SAFARI (Tarangire, South Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara) from December to April

On this 6-day luxury safari we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Ndutu (2 nights), Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Manyara. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime! According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and beginning of April. You will sleep in luxury hotels or lodges.

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6 DAYS MIDRANGE NDUTU MIGRATION SAFARI (Tarangire, South Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara) from December to April

On this 6-day midrange safari we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Ndutu (2 nights), Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Manyara. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime! According to the last few years pattern, the possibility of sighting the migration is in the Ndutu region from last week of December to March. Hence, this tour is recommended for the tour date between last week of December and beginning of April. You will sleep in midrange hotels or lodges.

Licaon - Fauna de Tanzania

6 DAYS LUXURY WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI (Tarangire, Western Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara) from May to July

This 6-day luxury safari on the northern circuit of Tanzania, takes you to the most famous and incredible parks whereby you will visit all major parks which are Tarangire, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. In Tarangire, you will be astonished by the large African elephants as well as the huge and ancient baobab trees. Ngorogoro crater will be the icing on the cake and the best place to visit the endangered black rhinos, Lake Manyara National Park which is famous for the tree climbing lions and the birds’ population as well as the western corridor of the Serengeti following the great migration. You will sleep in luxury lodges with private showers.

Baobab, el más icónico de la flora de Tanzania y de enormes proporciones

6 DAYS MIDRANGE WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI (Tarangire, Western Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara)

This 6-day midrange safari on the northern circuit of Tanzania, takes you to the most famous and incredible parks whereby you will visit all major parks which are Tarangire, Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. In Tarangire, you will be astonished by the large African elephants as well as the huge and ancient baobab trees. Ngorongoro crater will be the icing on the cake and the best place to visit the endangered black rhinos, Lake Manyara National Park which is famous for the tree climbing lions and the birds’ population as well as the western corridor of the Serengeti following the great migration. You will sleep in midrange lodges with private showers.

7 DAYS LUXURY WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI - GRUMETI (Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater & Serengeti National Park)

On this 7-day luxury safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the western Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and Grumeti river crossing. You will also have 1 night at the central Serengeti.

El monte Kilimanjaro en safari por Tanzania

7 DAYS LUXURY NORTH SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI (Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park)

On this 7-day luxury safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 1 night at the central Serengeti.

Caracal - Fauna de Tanzania

7 DAYS MIDRANGE GREAT MIGRATION SAFARI - KOGATENDE (Tarangire, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara)

On this 7-day safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangi-re, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Seren-geti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 nights at the central Serengeti. And the last day you will end up with cultural tourism at Mto Mbu village.

7 DAYS MIDRANGE NORTH SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI - KOGATENDE (Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater & Serengeti National Park)

On this 7-day midrange safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 1 night at the central Serengeti.

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8 DAYS MIDRANGE WESTERN CORRIDOR MIGRATION SAFARI - GRUMETI (Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti National Park & Lake Manyara)

On this 8-day midrange safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the Western Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 nights at the central Serengeti.

8 DAYS MIDRANGE NORTH SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI - KOGATENDE (Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater & Serengeti National Park)

On this 8-day midrange safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 nights at the central Serengeti.

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8 DAYS LUXURY NORTH SERENGETI MIGRATION SAFARI - KOGATENDE (Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro crater & Serengeti National Park)

On this 8-day luxury migration safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the park has to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 nights at the central Serengeti.

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Graciela miriam Ponce
Graciela miriam Ponce
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Desde nuestro primer contacto con la empresa tuvimos una atención muy amable, el asesoramiento fue muy acertado porque hizo de nuestra experiencia un deleite total. Es una Empresa que recomendamos sinceramente por seriedad, comprometida con la mejor atención y Servicio, Amplia Información en español durante el Safari. Maravillosa experiencia.
Flavio Toich
Flavio Toich
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February 01 to 8th ,2024. We planned our Tanzania Safari 5 months in advance. Cornelius and his team was able to answer all of our questions . Within a reasonable time despite the time difference of 8 hours. He was always available to inform us 24 7 on choices of itinerary suggestions of the best places to visit . The logistics were very well organized with respect to flight arrangements (Nairobi, Tanzania), the choice of camps , accommodations (Safari), and Hotels (Zanzibar). We spent half a day visiting the Olduvai Gorge Museum. We spent 4 days on Safari . in Serengeti, Ndutu, ,Ngorongoro ,Tarangire and 4 days in Zanzibar. The Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful of our needs. The Safari surpassed our expectations. Lorian and Elias were professional guides . We recommend Africa Safari United for you're next Safari. We had a fantastic trip. Flavio and Amalfy
Karolina Killerska
Karolina Killerska
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To były najwspanialsze wakacje w moim życiu.Zwiedziłam 65 krajów i Tanzania pozostaje w czołówce moich ukochanych krajów Dzięki firmie Africa Safari United,a w szczególności dzięki Laurian z którym spędziliśmy dwa tygodnie,który był dla nas przewodnikiem,przyjacielem i rodziną zobaczyliśmy piękno Tanzanii od każdej strony.Laurian to wspaniały,lojalny,szczery,oddany facet, jest doskonałym kierowcą,świetnym przyjacielem dla wszystkich kogo spotkaliśmy na swojej drodze. Safari przygotowane przez Cornelius było więcej niż doskonałe,hotele w których mieszkaliśmy Tortlis Camp oraz Pamoja przeszły nasze naśmielsze oczekiwania. To były moje najpiękniejsze wakacje.Asante sana♥️
Cam Whalen
Cam Whalen
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Would recommend anyone looking to go on Safari to go with Safaris Africa United! Cornelius was amazing throughout the planning and scheduling phase, always replying within minutes. He was very thorough when providing information on the parks and local information, and went out of his way to ensure our itinerary met all of our expectations. We were then blessed to have a fantastic guide named Mike, who made our safari enjoyable, clearly detailing incredible facts about every species we came across, as well as explaining local cultural customs. There are many safari operators out there, but after comparing notes with other travelers we met, I have no doubt that Safaris Africa United offer the best experience on the market!
Josie Lauzon
Josie Lauzon
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Our Tanazia-Zanzibar adventure was memorable thanks to Safaris Africa United who coordinated our stay, travel and meals with much details, passionate about their work, very professional and friendly. Elias and Laurian were excellent drivers and have amazing knowledge of the wildlife and their beautiful country. It was an amazing amd memorable journey, still dreaming about it..and hope to return.💞
Joe Martorello
Joe Martorello
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Une équipe professionnelle a tout point de vue. Cornelius qui a organiser nôtre safari ainsi que notre séjour a Zanzibar était disponible en tout temps pour répondre a nos questions.Nos guides pour le safari, Laurian et Elias ont été formidable. Ils ont trouvé les bons endroits pour voir les different animaux et nous ont informés sur les habitudes de vies des différents animaux. Merci pour un séjour mémorable.
Samuel Ouellet-Carrier
Samuel Ouellet-Carrier
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My overall experience was above my expectations! I did a 5 days safari with my girlfriend (from Burundi) and with my father (from Canada). Mgona was our guide. He was really kind to us and very knowledgeable. At our arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, Mgona was already there to welcome us. Our trip/itinerary was already settled. The choices of hotel and the food were perfect. I had the chance to visit between 35 to 40 countries around the world and I never encounter a place with that kind of customer services. Sometimes, it was a bit too much, but let's be honest, everyone likes to be treated like a lion king. Cornelius, the owner of Safari Africa United, was always quick to respond on WhatsApp or via email. The safari itself is not cheap but worth every penny. We saw hundred of thousand of animals. Suggestion : 7 days Safari would be even better. You will be running less and spread the travel time over more days
Andrea F
Andrea F
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I did a 4-day safari with Cornel -- just the two of us! -- back in 2019 before he left a larger safari company to start Safaris Africa United. We made it to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater in our limited time. I cannot say enough good things about Cornel as a safari guide and a travel companion. I had a wonderful wildlife-viewing experience -- including a special morning with just us a lion pride at Lake Manyara! -- and Cornel was wonderful company. It was like having an awesome road trip with a new friend, and the whole experience was a dream come true. He is professional, knowledgeable, friendly, and always on the lookout for how to make the experience excellent.
Laia Camps
Laia Camps
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La comunicación fluida con Cornelius y Mónica nos dio la confianza de contratar Safaris Africa United para un tour a través de varios parques naturales en la zona norte de Tanzania (Tour Faru). Un tour que con el coche privado y la atención especial de nuestro guía, Tesha, permitió que toda la familia disfrutara de esta experiencia. Mencionar que mi madre, llegó a Tanzania en silla de ruedas y muletas a causa de un accidente antes del viaje, y tanto Cornelius como Tesha, hicieron todo lo posible para que disfrutase al 100% del viaje. Tanzania es un país maravilloso, su gente, flora, fauna... te deja sin palabras. Una experiencia inolvidable para toda la familia.
Elena Delgado Oliva
Elena Delgado Oliva
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Acabamos de aterrizar en España de nuestra primera experiencia en un safari. No queremos esperar más a poder dejar nuestra opinión por aquí, ya que queremos compartir lo vivido. La elección con la agencia ha sido un 10, tanto la gestión con Monica, Cornelius y nuestro guía y chofer Tesha, así como con las personas que hemos coincidido en los diferentes alojamientos. Cabe destacar la amabilidad tan grande y la entrega de todos ellos, nos hicieron sentirnos protagonistas de esta experiencia. Nuestro guía Tesha, y gran conductor, hizo que esta experiencia nunca se nos olvide. Nos volvemos sintiendo mucha gratitud, y con tranquilidad de saber que no podríamos a ver elegido algo mejor.

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