Tanzania Serengeti Migration Safari - 10 Days

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A small-group safari to photograph thousands of animals massed on the Serengeti Plains during the height of the Great Migration

Our Mkama Tours to Tanzania is an expert naturalist and accomplished photographer, by your side to interpret all you see and help you capture extraordinary images

DETAILED ITINERARY

Safari Introduction

The Tanzania wildebeest migration photograph safaris is one among the world’s epic wildlife events, few can match Tanzania’s Great Migration and for nature photographers, there is simply nothing like being in the midst of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their annual trek over the Serengeti Plain in pursuit of new grass.  To truly capture the wonder of the migration in images, it’s essential to witness it from key vantage points that offer close-up views and the only way to do that is through an exclusive stay in a remotely situated mobile camp like ours!

Trip Highlights

A small-group safari to photograph thousands of animals massed on the Serengeti Plains during the height of the Great Migration

Our Mkama Tours to Tanzania is an expert naturalist and accomplished photographer, by your side to interpret all you see and help you capture extraordinary images

Enjoy unparalleled seclusion and comfort at Natural Habitat’s Migration Base Camp–Serengeti, a private luxury mobile camp stationed for matchless proximity to the herds!


 For nature photographers, no wildlife event on earth rivals Africa’s Great Migration for sheer drama. Twice each year, the massive herds make a great circuit across the Serengeti Plain, following the grass that sprouts with the seasonal rains. To capture amazing images of this phenomenon is on many a wildlife photographer’s bucket list. But it’s crucial to choose the right way to experience the migration—here’s why our Tanzania migration safari is better:

Day 1
An Itinerary Designed for Optimal Migration Viewing.

Many companies operate the same “migration” tour year-round, driving the entire northern circuit of Tanzania with no effort to jibe locations with the arrival of the herds. We focus on the best time to see the animals, then build our itinerary and dates around that. Specifically, we spend four days during peak migration season in the southern Serengeti, where more than a million wildebeest drop their young on the plains every year, attracting predators and providing a remarkable nature experience.

Day 2
Secluded Location Allows for Exclusive Activities

While most groups visit only the most central and busiest parts of Serengeti National Park, we stay in a newly opened area of the park in the east-central Serengeti region known as the Namiri Plains where travelers are few, though feline predators are abundant! Here, we do traditional wildlife drives, but we can also go on guided walking safaris and glean information from local researchers studying the cats in this area.

Day 3
Fly to and from the Bush

Our Safari Expedition Leaders meet you in Arusha, then we fly to the Serengeti, meeting our vehicles and trackers in the bush. And we return by air, too, avoiding long, dusty drives over often-rough roads. Many companies drive you to and from the Serengeti, a trip that can take 6-8 hours one way. By flying, we maximize time for what you’ve come to Africa for: watching wildlife on safari!

Day 4
A Window Seat for Each Traveler

With only three to four guests per safari vehicle, you have plenty of room to maneuver for shots and comfortably carry all your gear—plus a guaranteed window seat, of course! Many safari operators use crowded mini-buses, and even luxury operators often utilize every seat, including middles—but we know how important unimpeded views are when you’ve come all this way to see and photograph the migration.

Day 5
Remote Private Camps for Wildlife Proximity

Rather than using crowded lodges where vehicles depart each morning in large numbers, often surrounding the same wildlife all at once, we insist on the smallest luxury bush camps located in remote spots where wildlife is prolific. Natural Habitat’s Migration Base Camp and Naimiri Plains Camp allow us the flexibility to pursue wildlife where concentrations are greatest, rather than utilizing larger accommodations that are nowhere near the migration.

Day 6
Small Groups for Intimate Wildlife Encounters

A small group is essential for optimal wildlife viewing, and Natural Habitat is known for the smallest groups in the industry. We take a maximum of approximately 9 guests—slightly more than on some of our other safaris—so that we may divide into multiple vehicles within radio contact to track the migration. Small groups mean we get closer to the herds, get better photos, and enjoy more personalized interaction with our Expedition Leader and local trackers and guides.

Day 7
Carry More Luggage—Take All Your Photo Equipment

Most airlines and safari companies in East Africa strictly limit luggage to 33 pounds per guest, including carry-on bags, with even the highest priced trips having this limitation. On this photo tour we have reserved extra seating for a special luggage allowance of 60 pounds per guest, making it easier to carry camera equipment and travel more comfortably without leaving behind the essential items you need.

Day 8
The World’s Finest Photo Expedition Guides

This is worldwide for employing the finest naturalists on the planet, and on our photography safaris, they are also accomplished photographers adept at helping guests capture the best possible images

Day 9
Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Photo Safari Experience

We offers an exclusive guarantee, which states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. 

Day 10
Feel Good About the Way You Travel

We care deeply about our planet, just as you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100-percent offset this  is the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whist on safari
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • International flights
  • Tanzanian Visa
  • All things of personal nature
  • Tips for guides and cooks
  • Alcohol
  • Items not specified in terms and conditions
  • Extended tours not specified in the main package

Kindly take note of the following:

Rates are quoted based on two guests sharing and single supplement rates apply on single room occupancy

The rates quoted are subject to change without prior warning if there are any increases in bed levies, park fees, fuel, sales tax or VAT, third-party services or any other circumstances beyond our control in the countries featured in this itinerary

On occasion the itinerary may be in a different order or using alternative lodges according to road conditions and availability.

Other Safari Important Notes

  1. ELECTRICITY
    All lodges and camps will have electricity although many work off generators with limited times.

The power supply in Tanzania is nominally 240VAC, 50hz. Variable voltage, spikes and sporadic, unexpected, unscheduled power cuts of varying duration can be expected.

  1. INTERNAL FLIGHTS/BAGGAGE
    Please note each passenger is only allowed a total of 15kgs of checked and carry-on luggage combined, and must be in small soft-sided bags. This is strictly enforced by airlines and outside of our control. extra luggage can be left in storage in Arusha (by arrangement prior to travel
  2. YELLOW FEVER
    It may be required to show a Yellow Fever certificate upon entering the country visited. Please check in with your local health expert for advice on Yellow Fever and other inoculations required for this area.
  3. ACCOMMODATION
    Please note all accommodation listed below is not guaranteed, but is indicative of the types of accommodation used.
  4. COMBO TRIP
    Please note that this tour combines with other Mkama Tours to Tanzania. As such, the staff and some travel companions on your tour may have previously been traveling together with Mkama Tours to Tanzania, prior to Day 1 of your tour. Likewise, some staff and travel companions may be continuing together on another Mkama Tours to Tanzania, after your trip concludes.

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