Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari | Discover Africa Safaris

Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari

8

days
Safari: Tanzania

Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari

From Lake Manyara to the Ngorogoro Crater and the Serengeti, this Tanzania safari offers real value and shows off the burgeoning green world of Tanzania's rainy season migration 

Go on a 8 day safari like this from

per person

If you love space, peace and quiet, then the rainy season might be a good time for you to go on safari. Tanzania's wet season in April and May is a time when everything is either in flower, about to give birth or has cubs, pups, calves or fawns. This makes for a scenic and interesting safari. There's more water and you have to work a little harder for your sightings, but East Africa's short grass and open plains are the perfect wet season safari destination. It's good value too: your lodges and camps will cost you almost half what they would in peak season a few months later. You'll need a sense of humour and perhaps a slightly longer lens.

COST OF SAFARI
Estimated cost per person for a 8 -day safari like this, depending on the season.
International flights not included.
SEASON

JanLow

FebLow

Mar

AprPeak

MayPeak

Jun

Jul

AugLow

Sep

Oct

Nov

DecLow

Costing tip: When comparing with other companies, remember most of them only show the low season rate. How pricing works >

Our African Travel Expert

For a wildlife-focused, value for money safari
tailored to your budget

What to Expect on This Safari

This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges

day

1

Arusha, your arrival

When you arrive at Kilimanjaro you'll be met and transferred to Arusha town, the safari hub of Tanzania, to spend the night before starting your wet season safari in the morning. Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge, with a late dinner and breakfast included.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transport: Included

Restaurant Exterioir at Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha, TanzaniaGarden of Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha in TanzaniaBar and Bistro at Arusha Coffee Lodge in ArushaCoffee Beans at Arusha Coffee Lodge, TanzaniaDining Room at Arusha Coffee Lodge in ArushaLounge at Arusha Coffee Lodge, TanzaniaPlantation Room at Arusha Coffee Lodge in ArushaBedroom at Arusha Coffee Lodge in TanzaniaRestaurant at Arusha Coffee Lodge in Arusha

day

2

Monduli to Manyara's flamingo

On the first day, you'll go in search of cats, elephant and flamingo at Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara is very pretty in the wet season and because the lake is fuller you can get closer to flamingo and pelican. Overnight at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, with your meals, walk and game drive included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Included

Veranda Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in Lake Manyara, TanzaniaSwimming Pool and Deck Area at Lake Manyara Tree LodgeLake Manyara Tree Lodge Bedroom, TanzaniaLounge at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in TanzaniaLake Manyara Tree Lodge Bathroom in Lake Manyara, TanzaniaBath Tub with a View at Lake Manyara Tree LodgeBird Life in Lake Manyara, TanzaniaLake Manyara Tree Lodge Outside Dinner in TanzaniaBush Dinner at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in Lake ManyaraLake Manyara Tree Lodge Bush Dining in Lake Manyara, Tanzania

day

3

To Crater Lodge, the most famous lodge in Tanzania

You'll spend the morning in Lake Manyara National Park looking for tree-climbing lions before driving up to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater in time for lunch. Enjoy lunch with one of the best views on the continent, especially in the wet season, and go on an afternoon game drive in the Crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, with your meals and drives included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Included

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge Exterior, Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaThe bedroom view at Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania, AccomodationNgorongoro Crater Lodge Exterior at night, Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaThe  Bathroom view at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Accomodation, TanzaniaThe Bathroom view at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Accomodation, TanzaniaNgorongoro Crater Lodge dining room, TanzaniaWatching hippos at  Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaNgorongoro Crater Lodge Exterior with wildlife, Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaFlamengos at Ngorongoro Crater, TanzaniaThe Guest area at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Tanzania

day

4

Crater, Masai and onwards to lake Ndutu

You'll make an early morning start to spend time on the Crater floor again. Later you'll enjoy a picnic lunch on the Serengeti plains before visiting a Maasai village on the way to the Ndutu area. Overnight at Serengeti Safari Camp , with your meals included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Included

A herd of wildebeest at  Serengeti NP, Tanzania, Game drive safariWatching a Cheetah on an african safari at Serengeti NP, TanzaniaNomad Serengeti Safari Camp Game drive photography, Serengeti NP, TanzaniaA game drive safari at Serengeti NP, TanzaniaNomad Serengeti Safari Camp  Aerial view, TanzaniaNomad Serengeti Safari Camp at night, Accomodation, TanzaniaThe bathroom view at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, TanzaniaThe bedroom view at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Accomodation, TanzaniaThe bedroom view at Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Accomodation, Nomad Serengeti Safari Camp, Serengeti NP, Tanzania

day

5

Slip sliding away

Spend another full day exploring the Ndutu plains, enjoying flamingo, cheetah and plains game. There might even be some lingering migratory animals on the plains, and very well-fed cats sleeping the day away. Overnight again at Serengeti Safari Camp, with meals included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Transport: Included

day

6

The front-end of the migration

You'll explore the Moru area  – the best game viewing area in the Serengeti during April and May (rainy season), and where we expect the migration to be. The roads will be wet and you'll slip and slide through the scores of zebra and wildebeest herds as they gather at Moru. Overnight at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

Serengeti Pioneer Camp Room Exterior in South Central Serengeti, TanzaniaSerengeti Pioneer Camp at Night in South Central SerengetiLounge at Serengeti Pioneer Camp in TanzaniaSerengeti Pioneer Camp ViewTent Interior of Serengeti Pioneer Camp in South Central Serengeti, TanzaniaSerengeti Pioneer Camp Tent Interior in South Central SerengetiBedroom at Serengeti Pioneer Camp in TanzaniaAerial View of Serengeti Pioneer Camp

day

7

Spectacular migration all to yourself

Another full day in the Serengeti to spend with the migration. The herds will be on the move by now and they could be at a completely different place from where they were the evening before. You can stop at the Maasai paintings and Ngong rock, reminding you of the Maasai people’s presence in the Serengeti up to the late 1950s. Overnight at Serengeti Pioneer Camp, with your meals and drinks included.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks
Transport: Included

day

8

Fly Home

Drive to Seronera airstrip for your flight back to Arusha and then transfer to Kilimanjaro International for your flight home.

Safari Map

This is where you'll travel on an 8 -day safari like this

Wet season Tanzania - best value migration safari (EA 8 days) safari map

Related Articles

Why you need travel insurance in 2018

You’ve finally booked that dream safari in Africa and as you touch down at your destination, you’re filled with trepidation, wonder and excitement for the trip of a lifetime. The sights and sounds of a foreign country can be… read more

January Herdtracker Update

The herds have started to arrive in the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, mainly heading towards the Ndutu lake region. The herds are still spread out along the south eastern area of the Serengeti, but all are slowly making their way… read more

Six of the best Namibian sunsets

As the summer sun reaches its seasonal peak in Africa, we just can't get enough of long days on safari with the iconic African sunset to kiss each day goodbye. Namibia offers visitors a breathtakingly beautiful setting sun and we've compiled… read more

The National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year winners 2017

Whether you’re an avid global traveller or a dreamer, the National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest is the one of the most eagerly anticipated competitions in travel. Of over ten thousand of entries, the judges have… read more

Our African Travel Expert

Free safari planning advice from destination experts

Scroll to top