8 Days Wildebeest Migration Photography Safari in Tanzania

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Our 8 Days Wildebeest Migration Photography Safari in Tanzania have been designed specifically to help you see the great migration during the calving season; we have designed the itinerary to visit southern Serengeti (Ndutu Area) and Central Serengeti (Seronera) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December through to March. With this Tanzania safari, you’ll have the chance to see Africa’s Big 5 (lions, elephants, buffalos, leopards, and rhinos), as well as other wildlife species that inhabit these national parks.

This Best Tanzania safari can start from JRO or Arusha.

Trip Type: All of our safaris in Tanzania are private, ensuring that you will get the most out of your experience in Tanzania.

Best time to visit: late December to early March

If you have more time, considering pairing these Tanzania safari tours with an exhilarating climbing Kilimanjaro tour, or a leisurely beach holiday in Zanzibar!

8 Days Tanzania Photo Safari Price for 2024-2025

  • $3,600 per person when 2 people travel together
  • $3,260 per person when 3 people travel together
  • $3,100 per person when 4 people travel together
  • $2,910 per person when 5 people travel together
  • $2890 per person when 6 people travel together

NOTE: Safari Prices are per person in U.S. dollars based on double/triple occupancy. All quotations are based on the current rates of park fees, VAT, other government taxes, and current exchange rates. Should any of these be increased or a new tax introduced, these increases will be added on even if your tour has already been paid for.

Optional Safari Activities

  1. Maasai Village Visit ($50 per vehicle)
  2. Balloon Safari Tours ($550 per person)

8 Days Photo Safari in Tanzania Include

  • Pick up & drop off at Arusha town (any hotel)
  • Game viewing in 4×4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof on exclusive basis
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver guide
  • Park fees and conservation fees as per itinerary
  • 18% VAT on park fees and game drives for safari.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Three meals per day on safari tour
  • Drinking water, Soft drinks, Beer, and Wine on Jeep
  • Medical kit;
  • Binocular
  • All mentioned activist as per itinerary

8 Days Tanzania Photo Safari Itinerary Exclude

  • Any international flights and departure taxes
  • Tourist visas
  • Personal travel/medical insurance
  • Tips for driver guide and lodge/camp staff (For our outstanding safari guide we recommend $40 to $100 per car per day while in the hotels it is $10 to $25 per group per day put in a tip box. Porters are usually tipped separately and it is $1 per bag.)
  • Optional activities not mentioned in itinerary
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages at accommodations
  • Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport by Ernest Magic Tours & Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.

Lunch and Dinner
Under the Shade Safari Lodge

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

We will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at 8;00am and take you to a very special safari park in Tanzania. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zones. The Tarangire safari park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, African elephants. In fact, Tarangire has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. In the afternoon we will still do a game drive before continuing to your accommodation.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Heart & Soul Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire National Park – Ndutu Area

We’ll get an early start this morning to begin our wildebeest calving safari, driving west through the world-renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stopping to take a peek at the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater along the way. After about five or six hours on the road, we’ll reach the Ndutu region, which lies at the southern tip of the Serengeti. Ndutu is known for lush green plains dotted with flat-topped acacia trees, shallow alkaline lakes where flamingos and other birds gather in great numbers, and—of course—thousands of newborn wildebeest. We’ll keep our eyes peeled as we travel through the bush on our way to tonight’s camp, getting our first glimpse of the many young antelope hidden amongst the herds.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sero Tented Camps

Day 4: Ndutu Area

Are you ready for a full day in the African bush? We’ll have the entire day at our disposal, affording us the freedom to roam far and wide across the lush Ndutu savanna in search of calving wildebeest and all of the other species you’ve traveled so far to see. We’ll keep a close watch for any predators stalking along the perimeter of the migratory wildebeest and zebra herds; Ndutu is an especially great place to find the cheetah, and the entire Serengeti is rife with lions and hyenas. We can either return to camp for lunch or select a scenic spot right in the bush to enjoy a picnic-style meal in the middle of the Tanzanian wilderness. These are the moments that make for an authentic safari experience; there’s nothing quite like digging into a packed lunch while massive herds of wildebeest and zebra mill about nearby. Later, we’ll return to the Camp for dinner and another night’s rest.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Sero Tented Camps

Day 5: Ndutu Area – Serengeti National Park

Today you will have the half day game drive in Ndutu then later on the day you will proceed to Serengeti National Park, the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Serengeti Safari Lodge

Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

In this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife if the greatest in the continent. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast, we descend back into the crater for an early morning game drive, hoping the cool morning air allows for us to see some active wildlife. As the temperatures rise, we may head to the hippo pool to see these spectacular creatures enjoying a dip to beat the heat. As lunch approaches, we make our way to the picnic site on the lake, taking in the spectacular views and a bite to eat before you head out on the final game drive. After our last glimpse of the park, we head towards the crater rim to make the journey back to Arusha for the evening.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Under the Shade Safari Lodge

Day 8: Departure Day in Tanzania

We will transfer you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will fly back home. If you will have more time you can extend your tour to Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar, but additional cost will be required

End of this 8 Days Photo Safari in Tanzania


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