Our Trips

Polar Bear Tours

Polar Bear Tours

African Safaris

African Safaris

Galapagos Tours

Galapagos Tours

Alaska & Northern Adventures

Alaska & Northern Adventures

U.S. National Parks Tours

U.S. National Parks Tours

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Asia & Pacific Adventures

Mexico & Central America Tours

Mexico & Central America Tours

South America Adventures

South America Adventures

Europe Adventures

Europe Adventures

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Antarctica & Arctic Journeys

Adventure Cruises

Adventure Cruises

Photo Adventures

Photo Adventures

Family Adventures

Family Adventures

New Adventures

New Adventures

Questions? Call 800-543-8917

Get the Catalog

Ask a Question

Fill out the form below to receive additional information about our The Great Tanzania Migration Safari or give us a call at 800-543-8917.
Privacy Policy

Get Weekly Updates

Privacy Policy

Download Trip Details

Catalog
Privacy Policy

Thank You!


Click here to see your trip details PDF. You should also receive it by email momentarily.

The Great Tanzania Migration Safari

Africa's Premier Mobile Tented Safari Across the Serengeti in Pursuit of the Herds
8 Days
~12
From $9995 (+internal air)
Among the world’s epic wildlife events, few can match Tanzania’s Great Migration. Each year, the great herds traverse the Serengeti in search of nutritious new grass, birthing their young while on the move. Stealthy predators lie in wait, finely tuned hunting machines ready to stalk and take down the weakest members of the herds. For nature photographers, there is simply nothing like being in the midst of tens of thousands of wildebeest and zebra as they make their annual trek across the savanna. Here on Africa's Great Plains, our Land Cruiser is a tiny island in a vast, grassy sea, offering unparalleled proximity to all the action. From our private mobile camp stationed in the center of the world’s greatest ancient migration route, we are subsumed in a primal spectacle, which we witness in rare seclusion.
  Click here to learn about our special photo departures.
    African elephant, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaCheetah, Ehlane Plains, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaWildebeest Migration, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaWildebeest, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaLion cubs, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaHippos and maribou storks, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaNatural Habitat's Migration Base Camp, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaBurchell's zebra, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaNatural Habitat's Migration Base Camp, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaWildebeest migration, Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaBat-eared fox, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Trip Highlights

  • A Close-Up View on the MigrationA small-group safari to witness and photograph hundreds of thousands of animals massed on the Serengeti Plains during prime calving season
  • Expert Naturalist Safari GuidesOur Expedition Leaders are second to none in interpreting the migration drama—and our photo safaris use photography pros, who are superb coaches 
  • Stay Closer to the HerdsEnjoy unparalleled seclusion, comfort and vintage safari atmosphere at our private Migration Base Camp, located in a remote sector of the Serengeti 
Great Migration Safaris
The Nat Hab African Safari Experience

Don't Choose Just Any Migration Safari...

No wildlife event on the planet rivals Africa’s Great Migration for sheer drama. Twice each year the huge herds make a great circuit across the Serengeti Plains, following the grass that sprouts with the seasonal rains. To witness the migration is on many a wildlife lover’s bucket list, and a coveted experience for nature photographers. But it’s crucial to do it right—because all Tanzania migration safaris are not the same! Here’s what makes ours better:

  1. An Itinerary Designed for Optimal Migration Viewing
    Many companies operate the same cookie-cutter “migration” tour year-round, driving the entire northern circuit of Tanzania with no concern to be in a particular place at a time that jibes with the arrival of the herds. We focus on the best time to see the animals, then build our safari itinerary and dates around that, attempting to time our presence for peak migration season in the southern Serengeti, where over a million wildebeest drop their young on the plains every year, attracting predators and offering thrilling opportunities to witness nature's "circle of life" unfold. What's more, we spend three full days amid the migration, for optimal photo prospects.
  2. We're Involved from Beginning to End
    We construct every component of your safari, then ensure that you are personally guided from start to finish by a highly trained Nat Hab Safari Expedition Leader, so our guests can have the utmost confidence in the quality and safety of our operations. Our oversight is meticulous, because our reputation depends on your safari’s success.
  3. Fly to and from the Bush 
    Many companies drive you to and from the Serengeti from Arusha, a taxing trip that can take up to eight hours one way over often-rugged roads. We fly you in and out, to maximize time for what you’ve come to Africa for: watching wildlife on safari!
  4. Remote Private Camps for Wildlife Proximity
    Rather than using crowded lodges where vehicles depart each morning in large numbers, often surrounding the same animals all at once, we insist on the smallest luxury bush camps located in remote spots where wildlife is prolific. Natural Habitat's Migration Base Camp and Ehlane Plains Camp allow us the flexibility to pursue wildlife where concentrations are greatest, rather than utilizing larger accommodations that are nowhere near the migration.
  5. Small Groups for Intimate Wildlife Encounters
    A small group is essential for optimal wildlife viewing and photography. We generally have the smallest group sizes in the safari industry. We take a maximum of 12 on this trip, divided into multiple vehicles within radio contact to track the migration. Small groups mean we get closer to the herds, get better photos, and enjoy more personalized interaction with our Expedition Leader and local trackers and guides.
  6. A Window Seat for Every Traveler 
    Every guest is guaranteed a window seat. We know how important unimpeded views are when you've come all this way to see and photograph the migration. That's why we split our group into separate vehicles, so no one is stuck in a middle seat. With just six guests per vehicle (and only four on photo trips), each traveler gets an open side view with plenty of room for your personal belongings and photography equipment.
  7. Extra Luggage Allowance 
    Most airlines and safari companies in East Africa strictly limit luggage to 33 pounds per guest, including carryon bags, with even the highest priced trips typically having this limitation. We have arranged a special luggage allowance of 44 pounds per guest, making it easier to travel comfortably without leaving behind essential items you need. And on our photo safaris, we've reserved extra seating to allow 60 pounds of luggage per guest, allowing you to take all your camera equipment comfortably. This makes a big difference! 
  8. The World's Finest Safari Guides
    Natural Habitat Adventures is known worldwide for employing the finest naturalist guides on the planet! In Tanzania, rather relying only on less-qualified local camp guides, our own Safari Expedition Leaders are the most highly trained guides in Africa, renowned for providing exceptional service. And our photo safaris are led by guides who are also photography pros, adept at coaching photographers of all skill levels. With you from beginning to end, our Expedition Leaders average approximately 15 years' guiding experience. Their training is further enhanced by the resources of WWF’s premier scientists. See Expedition Leader bios and traveler comments regarding the quality of our leaders.
  9. Our Quality-Value Guarantee Ensures Your Superior Safari Experience
    Natural Habitat Adventures offers an exclusive guarantee, which states that we will meet the lofty expectations we set forth in our promotional materials. To our knowledge, this is the most ambitious guarantee made by any adventure travel company. Read our important promise.
  10. Feel Good About Your Carbon-Neutral Journey
    We care deeply about our planet, as we know you do. When you travel with us, the carbon emissions from your trip are 100% offset—including your round-trip flights from home. Natural Habitat Adventures has been the world’s first carbon-neutral travel company since 2007.
  11. Natural Habitat Adventures is WWF's Travel Partner
    Because of our commitment to environmentally friendly travel, as well as the exceptional quality of our adventures, World Wildlife Fund—the world's leading environmental conservation organization—has named Natural Habitat Adventures as its worldwide travel partner, a designation that makes us exceedingly proud!
Questions?
We've Got Answers!
Talk with an Adventure Specialist
Call Our Boulder Office
800-543-8917
or
We're Proud of the Reputation We’ve Earned
Outside
Voted "World's Best Travel
Company"
by Outside Magazine
Outside
Natural Habitat Adventures Ranked
“Best Outfitter”
NatGeo
Voted Best Winter Trip: Natural Habitat Adventures' Monarch Butterfly Migration, Mexico
VIEW MORE AWARDS
Natural Habitat Adventures 2019 Catalog
Get the Catalog
Natural Habitat & WWF – Discovering Our Planet Together
WWF Logo
Get Weekly Updates
Our weekly eNewsletter highlights new adventures, exclusive offers, webinars, nature news, travel ideas, photography tips and more.
Privacy Policy
Ask a Question
Fill out the form below to receive additional information about our The Great Tanzania Migration Safari or give us a call at 800-543-8917.
Sign up to receive our travel emails!
Privacy Policy
Download Trip Details
Receive our handy trip PDF by email and have everything you need at your fingertips, including highlights of the trip, itinerary, accommodations, and full details on dates, prices and logistics.
Catalog
Privacy Policy

Thank You!


Click here to see your trip details PDF. You should also receive it by email momentarily.
/africa/tanzania-migration/
Physical Requirements