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Group Safaris in Tanzania

7 Day Big Migration Camping Safari

Experience the wild and the "off the beaten track" in Tanzania on our 7 Day Big Migration Camping Safari.

From fantastic wildlife to impressive landscapes and meeting the local people. You will visit the highlights of northern Tanzania such as the Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Unique to this safari is the trip to Lake Natron, offering you a real sense of adventure!

The sight of over hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras crossing the grassland savannah between Tanzania and Kenya is something to behold and is surely one of Africa's natural wonders. This is one of the greatest spectacles you will witness on a safari. However, no matter what time of year you decide to visit, the wildlife watching is superb.

On this 7 Day Big Migration Safari you will not only witness the many different wildlife as you go, but also experience an "off the beaten track" journey as you make your way along the Great Rift Valley on bumpy dirt tracks. Visit a beautiful Maasai village where you will get the opportunity to interact with locals and in the afternoon enjoy a guided walk to a waterfall lead by a Maasai guide.

If you are someone that loves nature and wildlife, have a great sense of adventure and sharing unique experiences with those around you. Then our 7 Day Big Migration Camping Safari is for you.


  • Travel in a comfortable 4x4 safari vehicle specializing in the wild African terrain.
  • Our friendly crew set up luxurious tents and cook all your meals for you!
  • Camp under the African night sky.
  • Take the steep descent down into the Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Witness one of the most spectacular events on Earth, the "Great Migration"!

Tour start: Arusha
Tour end: Arusha
Minimum pax to operate tour: 2
Language: English
Accommodation type: Camping
Best time to view the Great Migration


All Meals Included

7 Days
4x4 Safari Vehicles


Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park (B, L)
(Distance approx. 150 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours)
You will be picked up in the morning and after a short briefing you will head off in direction of the Tarangire National Park. The park with its savannah, baobab trees, seasonal swamps and lagoons is home to huge elephant herds. Animals gather at the life-giving Tarangire River and you should see a selection of mammals ranging from giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeests to the weird-looking gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and head to a nearby campsite, where you will spend the night in a tent.

Day 2 Tarangire National Park – Lake Natron (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 170 km; driving time approx. 4 hours)
After breakfast you will leave the area around Tarangire National Park and head to the multicultural village of Mto wa Mbu. From here you will travel on a spectacular and very bumpy gravel road along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today’s destination is the beautiful Masai village of Ngare Sero, an oasis in the hot and dusty Rift Valley. In the distance you will notice a pink glow from thousands of flamingos breeding and feeding on the algae of the alkaline Lake Natron. In the afternoon you will join a Masai guide on a walk to a nearby waterfall before you return to the campsite for your overnight.

Day 3 Lake Natron – Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 190 km; driving time approx. 6-7 hours)
After an early start, you will travel along adventurous dirt tracks with breath-taking views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the grassy plains of the Serengeti by midday. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet – hundreds of thousands of animals trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight at a campsite in the northern or central part of the park.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park (B, L, D)
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full day game drive or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area, depending on last night’s stop. Between December and May huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen, with calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night at a campsite in the Seronera area.

Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 160 km; driving time approx. 3-4 hours)
The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, you will leave the plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will camp at a campsite directly

Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – Mto wa Mbu (B, L, D)
(Distance approx. 50 km; driving time approx. 1-2 hours)
Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck you might see the “Big Five” - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Mto wa Mbu where you will overnight on a campsite.

Day 7 Mto wa Mbu – Arusha (B, L)
(Distance approx. 140 km; driving time approx. 2-3 hours)
After a leisurely breakfast, you will start your return trip to Arusha, where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport.

7 Day Big Migration Camping Safari

Rates in US$
Per Person Sharing Single Supplement
Nov - Jun 2021 US$ 1,990 pp sharing US$ 95
Jul - Dec 2021 US$ 2,030 pp sharing US$ 95

Note: a minimum of 2 passengers required to operate this tour
*Window seats guaranteed


Tour Includes:

  • Transport in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook (change of guide at the border) 
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water on safari
  • 6 nights' stay in safari tents
  • Tents, mattresses & camping equipment
  • All national park fees
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Window seat guaranteed for every client


  • Flights (international and domestic)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Prices are subject to change due to airfare increases, currency exchange, fluctuations and any unforeseen circumstances, without prior notice.


Tour Departure Dates
  2020 2021
January   01, 08, 15, 22, 29
February   05, 12, 19, 26
March   05, 12, 19
June   04, 11, 18, 25
July   02, 09, 16, 23, 30
August   06, 13, 20, 27
September   03, 10, 17, 24
October   01, 08, 15, 22, 29
November 06, 13, 20, 27 05, 12, 19, 26
December 04, 11, 18, 25 03, 10, 17, 24, 31



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