TFA Building, Fire Rd, Arusha

7 Days Northern Great Wildebeest Migration Fly and Drive Luxury Safari

Tour Overview

This 7 day north Serengeti migration fly and drive luxury safari allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. You will experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse landscapes. You will also visit the world famous Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti’s wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and other animals. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport by a Translen representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come. Mount Meru Hotel, is an oasis of calm and aesthetic pleasure.
Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It’s possible that you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above.
After an extensive game drive through the park, you will head back to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro crater to Karatu

After an early breakfast, you will head towards the Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic caldera. It is almost 20km wide, approximately 600 m deep and is known for its large variety of wildlife. In addition to the Big Five, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelles, reedbucks and more than 500 bird species. After having your picnic lunch you will enjoy a further afternoon drive and head to your accommodation later in the early evening for dinner and overnight stay.
Accommodation: Kitela Lodge

Day 4: Fly to North Serengeti

In the morning, early after breakfast we will pick you up from your accommodation in Karatu and drive to Manyara airstrip to catch your flight to the Northern region of the Serengeti. Stretching from Seronera for about 100km, the Northern Serengeti is a gentle rolling countryside broken by small rivers, occasional hills, and kopjes. Here resides a multitudinous permanent population of wildlife, with also very striking geological occurrences such as the beautiful Lobo Kopje. The migration is found in this area from late July to October and we may with luck witness the most spectacular of river crossings as the herd attempt to fjord the Mara River and avoid the strong currents and hungry crocodiles.
After a full day, we head for our Tented Lodge where we enjoy dinner and our night of sleep under the magnificent African sky out upon the ‘Endless Plain
Accommodation: Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Day 5: North Serengeti following the great migration

After an early breakfast, you will head out to make the most of the day. There is a chance you may see the animals crossing the Mara River. Hundreds of thousands of desperate wildebeest gather together on the banks of the river, gazing wistfully across the turbulent water at the green grass on the other side but not one animal will make a move. All it takes is one brave wildebeest to take the literal plunge and, then, all follow! The animals that do successfully avoid the awaiting crocodile jaws and make it over the river are rewarded with the lush green grazing grass of the Maasai Mara.
After an extensive game drive you will head to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay.
Accommodation: Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Day 6: Following the great migration crossing the Mara river

This will be your final day for a full day game drive spent in the Serengeti, the ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai, truly one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Continue to enjoy the wide range of animals and birds. By now, you will be an expert! Make sure you ask your guide to take you to the locations that you most desire and capture photos of the herds together in the Serengeti.
Accommodation: Mara Mara Tented Lodge

Day 7: Fly out of the Serengeti to Arusha

Early morning after breakfast, your driver guide will drive you from your accommodation on the northern Serengeti and take you to a nearby airstrip to catch your flight to Arusha which marks the end of your epic adventure.


  •  AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance (This service is only available before its dark and can only transfer you to the nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency)
  • Unlimited bottled drinking water during game viewing
  • Unlimited game mileage
  • Park entry fees and Crater fees (24hrs single entry)
  • Professional English-Speaking Driver guide
    – A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history
  • 4X4 Custom built – Toyota Land cruiser
    – Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks
    – Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag,
    – Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha
  • Round-trip airport transfers
  • Accommodation before and after safari in Arusha
  • Local flight


  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and after safari
  • Tips (Tipping guidance US$20 per person per day
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees,etc)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Travel insurance and medical repatriation
  • Beverage in the accommodation you will be staying
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