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Migration Madness

The Serengeti, Tanzania

Migration Madness

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is home to the ultimate safari spectacle – the annual wildebeest migration – when millions of wildebeest and zebra flow into the northern reaches of the park in search of fresh grasses. They are closely followed by predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena, and have to run the gauntlet of the crocodile infested waters of the Mara River and its tributaries to cross parts of this vast landscape.

Combine this spectacle with stunning safari camps and you have the perfect safari adventure! 3 nights at Namiri Plains, a luxury camp located in Central Serengeti, fits perfectly with 3 nights at Sayari Camp in the north, close to the Mara River. The migration path and flow is dictated by many factors, so combining two areas of this incredible park will maximise your chances of experiencing one of mother nature’s greatest events.

You will love

  • Wildebeest migration
  • Croc infested Mara River crossings
  • Big cats – lion, leopard and cheetah
  • Luxury safari camps
  • Exhilarating walking safaris
  • Spectacular 4WD game drives



Arrive to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will be met and privately transferred to Legendary Lodge for an overnight stay. A haven of lush, tropical gardens, it’s the perfect place to recover from your flight.


The real adventure starts today as you transfer to the local airstrip to join a light aircraft charter flight into the Central Serengeti to spend 3 nights at Namiri Plains camp. Before the camp was built, the grasslands were closed for 20 years to provide crucial time for the cheetah population to recover. With the nearest camp over an hour away, you will experience these vast grasslands all to yourself. Here you will find lion, cheetah, leopard and hyena, as well as herds of wildebeest, zebra and buffalo, and many rare animals, such as aardvark, pangolin, wildcat and the ferocious honey badger. Enjoy 4WD game drives and exhilarating guided safari walks.


Today you will join another charter flight, flying toward the northern boundary of the park, to spend 3 nights at Sayari camp located just a couple of kilometres from the famed Mara River. The camp is in a prime location to take advantage of the migration as the wildebeest attempt to cross the Mara River, full of hungry crocodile. Beside the wildebeest herds there’s lion, cheetah, leopard, zebra, elephant, hyena, and various antelope species, along with 500 species of local and migratory birds. You will enjoy 4WD game drives, guided safari walks as well as the opportunity to visit local communities, if that is of interest.


Today, after your final morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to the local airstrip to join a scheduled charter flight to Kilimanjaro for your onward international connection.


A selection of the finest safari camps

Legendary Lodge – Arusha

Legendary Lodge is a luxury Colonial Plantation Farmhouse located on the outskirts of Arusha, just ten minutes from the airport. Surrounded by a working coffee farm and set in lush tropical gardens with views of Mount Meru, it is a cool and peaceful city retreat - the ideal spot to spend a couple of nights pre– or post-safari. Read More

Namiri Plains – Serengeti National Park

Namiri means "big cat" in Swahili and the name could not be more apt for this camp. From an exceptional population of big cats, through to rare melanistic black servals and the annual wildebeest migration, Namiri Plains is a camp for safari enthusiasts wanting bush luxury, advanced guiding and a deeper wildlife experience. Read More

Sayari Camp – Serengeti National Park

Sayari Camp lies in a remote part of the Northern Serengeti, on the banks of the Mara River. Here you can enjoy off-road game viewing across the fertile plains and the rare and exhilarating opportunity to experience the Serengeti on foot. Read More

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