Experience a migration safari in Tanzania

An unforgettable safari experience where wildlife is a feast for the eyes.

Experience a migration safari in Tanzania available in Tanzania, Tanzania Northern Circuit, Tanzania Southern Circuit, Tanzania Western Circuit

An unforgettable safari experience where wildlife is a feast for the eyes.

African safaris offer once-in-a-lifetime adventures and every wildlife lover has it on their travel checklist. This migration safari offers the chance to see exciting animals amidst breathtaking scenery. No wildlife event beats the great wildebeest migration safari Tanzania. For two seasons every year, herds of wildebeest make a circuit through the Serengeti plains following the grass that grows with the periodic rains.

Popular Migration Safari in Tanzania

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari (Luxury) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

9-day Great Wildebeest Migration safari (Luxury)

These mass ungulate herds cross plains and rivers as the season's change and rain-ripened grass are depleted in their area, forcing them to move on to the next.

per person

9 days

Tanzania and Kenya Highlights Safari (10 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania and Kenya Highlights Safari

This journey covers all the highlights of Tanzania and Kenya

per person

10 days

Tanzania Great Migration June/July 2021 safari (Luxury) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania Great Migration June/July 2021 safari (Luxury)

HerdTracker invites you to join them on a migration safari in Tanzania's Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.

per person

9 days

January to March 2021 Calving Season (Value-for-money) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

January to March 2021 Calving Season (Value-for-money)

Travelling to Tanzania during the calving season is a sight to behold and something unique to the region

per person

8 days

Affordable Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari (6 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Affordable Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari (6 days)

We're offering our guests the chance to explore two world-famous destinations in under a week

per person

6 days

Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration safari (Best for budget) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania June/July 2021 Great Migration safari (Best for budget)

Explore the wonder of the great wildebeest migration from the best Tanzania has to offer

per person

8 days

Group Safari into Northern Tanzania (7 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Group Safari into Northern Tanzania (7 days)

Travel is so much better with friends. Experience the best parts of Tanzania through breath-taking landscapes, nature and wildlife at its best

per person

7 days

Tanzania Affordable Calving Season Safari 2022 - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Tanzania Affordable Calving Season Safari 2022

Visit Tanzania during the calving season to see wildebeest calves join the massive herds making their way through the Serengeti for the great migration.

per person

9 days

9-day Calving Season safari with HerdTracker (Luxury) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

9-day Calving Season safari with HerdTracker (Luxury)

This four-in-one calving season safari includes not only the Serengeti, but Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorogoro Crater

per person

9 days

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days) - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Wildebeest Migration, Ngorongoro & Zanzibar Journey (12 days)

This blockbuster Tanzania safari will show you the best of the country's outstanding wildlife and the beach paradise of Zanzibar

per person

12 days

More on Migration Safari in Tanzania


If you want to experience a seamless migration safari in Tanzania, then you'll need to plan adequately. The great wildebeest migration is an annual event that occurs in Kenya and Tanzania. The start of the migration is dependent on the timing of the year's rains. Considering the unpredictability of the rains, there are a few tips to assist in planning for a safari of this nature. In terms of when to go, the migration takes place between May and December which is regarded to be the peak season. It is however important to keep in mind that the timing of the migratory herds' movements can be unpredictable.

Know before you go

The people are great. There are over 100 ethnic groups in Tanzania, making the local cuisine fascinating and cultural activities intriguing.

Mount Kilimanjari is massive. At 5895m high and 40km wide, it’s little wonder why this is Africa’s highest peak.

The road infrastructure is not as good as it used to be.

Drink bottled water.

Get vaccinated, especially against malaria.

When to go

What to pack

Bringing the right personal items and clothing on your migration safari in Tanzania not only keeps you comfortable and safe, it also increases the level of enjoyment in the various adventurous activities you are going to undertake. The most important and obvious rule is to ensure you pack lightly. Make the wisest choice on what clothing you will bring. Unless you plan to attend a special event, formal clothing is unnecessary. Bring loose-fitting clothes that will make you comfortable throughout the day and night. Avoid bright coloured clothing that might soil easily and choose neutral colours such as light bark, khaki, beige, green and olive. Ensure you pack insect repellent as tsetse flies and mosquitoes are concerns in Tanzania.

Due to the intensity of the activities you may undertake throughout your stay, appropriate shoes to protect your feet from thorns and stones are a must. Get some waterproof shoes such as hiking boots for game drives and hikes.

Weather and Climate

Between April and May, the rains abate and the Serengeti tends to dry out, which may not make this the best time to visit. From June to July, a transitional period starts and the rains alternate with the dry season. This is the regarded as the mid season.

Safari / Holiday Styles

​Safari-style holiday where your itinerary is planned and your needs are generally taken care of.

Where to stay

​From August to December.

Our Recommended Accommodation

Acacia Migration Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Acacia Migration Camp, Serengeti National Park

There is nothing more exotic than staying in the wild and being one with nature yet not compromising comfort and relaxation. This intimate…

Singita Mara River Tented Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Singita Mara River Tented Camp, Lamai, Tanzania

Remote and unspoilt, Singita Mara River Tented Camp meets the demands of an increasingly discerning traveller for an authentic and meaningful…

Gnu Migration Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Gnu Migration Camp

A once in a lifetime Safari experience Gnu Migration Camps, are Luxury mobile tented camps with 8 en-suite tented rooms including family…

Makutano Under Canvas Camp - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Makutano Under Canvas Camp, Northern Serengeti

Best time to visit: July - end of October It is the closest camp to the Mara River where each year enormous columns of wildebeest cross the…

Frequently Asked Questions about Migration Safari in Tanzania

What is a safari “bucket” shower?

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What is the accommodation like on safari?

Safari lodges have guest rooms similar to a hotel with en-suite bathrooms. They are comfortably furnished with all facilities normally associated with a 3-star hotel. Tented lodges have rooms which are tents on a platform and with a roof and… go there.

What languages are spoken in Tanzania?

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Can I bring my children along on a safari?

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Migration Safari in Tanzania - Africa Wildlife Safaris

Reviews on our Migration Safari in Tanzania

This was my first safari. I didn’t expect to be so pampered. Everything was first class. We had everything provided for us before even asking. We had a dedicated team at our service. Megan was on call whenever we needed something and she…


from Nigeria

Tanya was an absolute delight to deal with. From the first phone call she was extremely polite, professional and very eager to facilitate my requests regarding our safari. Our 3 nights at the V & A Hotel were fabulous and Motswari Game…


from Australia

Perfectly tailor-made tours that take all your wishes and requests into consideration. All my expectations were beyond fulfilled.

Henrik Wetterstrand

from Sweden

Living afar and trusting in an organisation with whom you have no previous knowledge can lead to feeling of mistrust and wondering whether what we have paid for actually exists. A little more proactive communication would have eased those…

Tony Russell

I just wanted to thank Discover Africa and Karl Svendsen - the safari was great - we saw many more animals than expected including cheetah, leopard, many lions and even a three-day old elephant calf. Additionally, we had our own hippo…

Margaret Dean

Planning the trip was managed extremely well especially since travel was at a busy time of year and not much notice was given. All communication was by email, and was responded to promptly and efficiently. Different options were provided…

Suzanne McKeen

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