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Tanzania’s Great Migration is one of the great wonders of the natural world. 2 million wildebeest and zebra – and the many predators they attract – migrate in a circular grazing path, determined by the rains and availability of food.

This ongoing migration doesn’t ever end, but isn’t 100% predictable either. Each month, the herds are in a different place ranging from the far south to the far north, requiring expertly coordinated effort to secure the ideal combination of different camps, safari activities and logistics for optimum viewing. Climate change can also accelerate or delayed the herds by as much as 3 months! Perhaps an even bigger challenge is avoiding crowds; 250,000 tourists visit the Serengeti each year, causing dozens of jeeps to jockey for position and quickly surround predators. This is why the need for an expertly predicted, carefully managed safari is more important in Tanzania then anywhere else.

Thankfully, there are still many secret valleys, uncrowded gems, and limited-access areas. Wild Planet’s monthly itineraries are designed to follow the migration and combine camps in order to maximize your safari experience and avoid the crowds. Each itinerary features a unique combination of private, uncrowded upscale camps, mid-range camps (in the “heart” of the migration), mobile camps (that move with the migration), or camps far from the migration (where no one else goes off-season, yet are teeming with wildlife). In more popular areas like the Nogorongoro crater, we’ve sought out camps with exclusive locations that offer a short-cut into the crater, so you arrive long before the crowds. Then we add virtually unknown secret valleys and hidden gems, for a safari that reflects our legendary wildlife expertise. Welcome to the ultimate safari for the largest migration of mammals on earth!

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Tanzania Trips - Select your adventure from our trips below

There are slight variations in trip routes from month to month.

Tanzania - Dec - Apr: 8-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

From Dec-Apr, the migration is in the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A peak aspect of this time is calving season, which means many newborns, as well as the predators they attract. Most mid-range camps are situated in the heart of the migration. Also visit the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the largest concentration of mammals in Africa Our camp is perfectly located so we can arrive in the crater before other travelers. Learn More>

2018 - $5,998

Tanzania - Dec - Apr: 8-Day Upscale Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

The reason to use an upscale camp is not merely the luxury - upscale camps are more exclusive and better able to avoid the crowds, often because they’re on private concessions or use mobile camps, which limit the number of travelers. From Dec-Apr, the migration is in the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A peak aspect of this time is calving season, which means many newborns, as well as the predators they attract. Also visit the Ngorongoro Crater, home to the largest concentration of mammals in Africa Our camp is perfectly located so we can arrive in the crater before other travelers. Learn More>

2018 - $9,998

Tanzania - Jun - Nov: 12-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

This 12-day safari builds on our 8-day Midrange program with 3 nights in Tanrangire, and 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti for the river crossings. It also adds 3 nights in the Central Serengeti, famous for its population of big cats, including lions and cheetah. Learn More>

2018 - $7,598

Tanzania - Jun - Nov: 12-Day Upscale Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Most popular June-Nov This exciting 12-day safari builds on the 8-day upscale June-Nov safari, with a very special 3-night segment in upscale Asilia Namiri Plains, a former cheetah sanctuary closed for 20 years and only recently open to tourists – on Conde Naste Traveler’s Hot List, Travel & Leisure’s It List, and The Times Top 20 Safari Camps in Africa. Also includes the famous Asilia Oliver’s camp in Tarangire, -- one of the best tented camps in Eastern Africa—and the award-winning Serian camp in the Northern Serengeti – right at the Mara river, ideally positioned for best viewing of the exciting river crossings. Learn More>

2018 - $15,598

Tanzania - Dec - Apr: 12-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Most popular Dec-Apr: This 12-day safari builds on our 8-day with 4 nights in the Northern Serengeti, which is away from the migration at this time, far from the crowds. First see the migration in the Southern Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater, plus wildebeest birthing & newborns. Then visit the Northern Serengeti, where there are virtually no other travelers at this time despite the vast amount of game! This incredible combination offers the best of the migration in the South, with the feeling like you have the entire Serengeti to yourself in the North! This allows us to use an upscale camp in the North for a midrange price! Learn More>

2018 - $9,498

Tanzania - Dec - Apr: 12-Day Upscale Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Building on our Dec-Apr 8-day upscale safari, this longer 12-day program stays in the midst of the migration the entire time. In order to avoid the crowds, we combine 2 private, upscale, mobile camps in the southern Serengeti, whose guides have been named both the best in Tanzania, and also in all of Africa, by the Safari Awards. And Travel & Leisure described our 3rd camp in the Ngorongoro Highlands best, saying “ Its still possible to have privacy in the popular NCA at the new breed of high-end tented camps.” Learn More>

2018 - $14,998

Tanzania - Jun - Nov: 8-Day Upscale Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

This upscale version of our 8-day June-Nov safari is nearly identical to the midrange version, but with upscale camps. Enjoy the famous Asilia Oliver’s camp in Tarangire, -- one of the best tented camps in Eastern Africa—and the award-winning Serian camp in the Northern Serengeti – right at the Mara river, ideally positioned for best viewing of the exciting river crossings. Learn More>

2018 - $9,298

Tanzania - Jun - Nov: 8-Day Mid-Range Tanzania Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

From June-Nov, the migration is in the Northern Serengeti. A peak aspect of this time are the famous river crossings, where thousands of wildebeest and zebra braving the crocodile-infested waters. Most mid-range camps are situated in the heart of the migration. We’ll start in the South, away from the migration, at Tarangire, famous for its large herds of elephants, with options for walking safaris, night drives and mobile “fly” camps. Then continue north for the migration and river crossings. Learn More>

2018 - $5,998

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