Mara River Crossing 5 days Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari Overview

The best time for greatest wildebeest migration safari is in june, july, august, september and october, 2024, and 2025 from Arusha or Moshi. During this period of the year, the Serengeti wildebeest migration occurs in the Mara River, and the herd continues its movement. Maximize and take your time on the Serengeti with this once-in-a-lifetime fly-in safari to explore the world-famous Serengeti National Park. You’ll fly directly to the heart of the action in pursuit of the wildebeest migration and witness this amazing natural phenomenon up close and personal. Finish your trip with a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area to ensure you ‘collect’ the entirety of the Big Five by spotting the endangered black rhinoceros and the unassuming cape buffalo. north towards the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. There is no tight schedule that these animals follow, and so tracking the herd’s movements becomes a day-to-day prospect as they meander slowly but inexorably towards the next big obstacle in their path: the Mara River. The Mara River poses another deadly barrier for the herd, which must again brave swollen waters and opportunistic predators if they are to find relatively safe haven on the far side. Photographers and documentarians from around the world gather to witness the death-defying crossing, but the surrounding landscapes are every bit as memorable as the life-and-death struggle taking place at the Kogatende crossing. It is one of the most amazing sites in Serengeti National Park.

5 Days Greatest Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari

Departure / Return Location 

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time 

Please arrive at least 2 hours before flight.


  •  Transport (4×4 Land Cruiser) with open roof
  • Park Fees
  •  Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  •  Campsites / Lodge
  •  Breakfasts
  •  Lunches
  • Dinners
  •  1.5L bottle of drinking water per day
  • PRO Driver-guide
  • Drinking water
  • Relating Services
  • Taxes
  •  Wages for the crew
  • First Aid Kit
  •  Bush Chef
  •  Rescue

Not Included

  •  Travel insurance & Medical insurance
  •  Flights
  •  Visas
  •  Personal items
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  •  Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  •  Extra activities

The best five days Tanzania serengeti migration safari cost 20234 Mara River Crossing

On average, the cost for this best 5 days Serengeti migration safari ranges from $1700 to $3200 per person; these costs vary depending on the quality of the cheap, budget, semi-luxury, and luxury services. 5-day Serengeti migration safari fees and costs are paid in British pounds, euros, US dollars, and Tanzania shillings.

The best 5 days the Greatest Tanzania Serengeti wildebeest migration safari itinerary

Day 01: Serengeti Migration luxury lodge safari from Arusha to Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

After breakfast, the tourist(s) will be transferred to Arusha Airport for their flight to the Kogatende area of the Northern Serengeti. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of Tanzania as you make the short trip, where you’ll be met by your driver upon arrival. You’ll spend your day driving through this distinct and magnificently beautiful region of the park in search of the wildebeest migration and the Big Five in Serengeti National Park. In the afternoon, you have the option to extend your game drive until sunset, after which the driver will drive you back to the lodge.

Day 02:Serengeti Migration luxury lodge safari from Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

After breakfast, we’ll start our game drive around the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be gearing up to cross the Mara River into Kenya. Home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles, the Mara River is the last major obstacle standing between the Wildebeest Migration and the relative safety of the Maasai Mara. If you’re patient and a little lucky, you may even get to witness the death-defying crossing itself, where wildebeest and zebras brave the river’s currents and crocodiles in an attempt to reach safety on the opposite bank. Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options. Lodge.

Day 03: Serengeti Migration luxury lodge safari from Serengeti National Park (Kogatende) – Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

We’ll start our day immediately after breakfast by driving through the plains of Togoro and the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes on our way to cross the Banagi River into the Seronera region of the Central Serengeti. Along the way, you’ll spot everything from the enigmatic dik-diks to towering elephants—and everything in between. The Seronera is often known as ‘big cat country’, and its kopjes and acacias provide an excellent opportunity to spot lazy lions, sleek cheetahs out on the hunt, and leopards overseeing everything from their lofty perches. The region’s hippo pools and wide-open spaces provide ample opportunities for spectacular game viewing in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options. Lodge

Day 04: Serengeti migration luxury lodge Safari from Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro

After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the magnificent and attractive Ngorongoro Crater National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded us on day two. As far as the eye can see, you spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds: wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant, and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself, the all-powerful lion. Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options. lodge

Day 05:Serengeti migration luxury Lodge safari from Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast, the tourist(s) will depart for Ngorongoro Crater, considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from a birds-eye viewpoint, you’ll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. It is a wonder. Home to over 120 species of mammals, including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most highly sought-after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamuses enjoying the cool water. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators, including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, Cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations that you surely won’t want to miss. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool before returning to Arusha to overnight.

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