African Serengeti Great Migration Expedition 2026

African Serengeti Guided Tour

March 15th – 22nd, 2026 – Optional Tarangire Extension Available

Led by Tahuayo Lodge Owner Dolly Beaver

Trip Length

8 Days / 7 Nights

Group Size


Difficulty Level


Trip Length: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Group Size: 12-15 Travelers
Difficulty Level: Easy

Start Your Adventure

Trips start at a cost of $5395 and include private safari experiences, all lodging, meals, and more. Please review the trip details below for more information.


Hosted by Local Guides and Amazonia’s Experienced Trip Leaders

Your African Adventure Highlights

We choose mid to late March as the best time of year to see the great migration. This is when the migratory herd enters the southern-most part of the Serengeti, which has the flattest terrain. It is only here where you can see the vast herd spreading toward to horizon.

Other highlights include:

  • A safari into the center of the Ngorongoro Crater
  • A visit to the Museum of Man in the Olduvai Gorge
  • A safari in Manyara National Park to see the tree climbing lions, great flocks of flamingoes and more

Enjoy A Comfortable Stay


During your trip, you will experience many locations in Africa. Amazonia aims to provide you with the best experience, and so will be traveling to the following locations for accommodations. Please note that locations are subject to change with equivalent accommodations based on availability.

Arusha Serena Hotel

Serengeti Serena Lodge

Ndutu Safari Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 1 - Arrival at Arusha Serena Hotel

Arrival at Arusha Serena Hotel

Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater

Day 2 – Ngorongoro Crater

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast and safari briefing at Arusha Serena (Takims Operation Manager – Salma will meet
    with the tour leader)
  • 08:30hrs – Depart for Ngorongoro. You will pass Lake Manyara and the village of Mto wa Mbu enroute, before
    climbing up the great rift valley, passing through the town of Karatu, and reaching the Ngorongoro
    • Conservation area
    • Lunch at the Lodge
    • Afternoon at leisure

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 3 - Ngorongoro Crater

Day 3 – Ngorongoro Crater

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast descend into the crater for full-day game viewing with picnic lunch. Here you can
    see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the
    soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of birdlife. Ascend from the 2000ft. deep crater to the lodge located
    around the crater rim.

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Day 4 – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast depart for Ndutu Area via Olduvai Gorge with a short walk through the museum, site
    of archeological findings, where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been
    • Continue to Ndutu for game drive
    • Lunch at Ndutu Safari Lodge
    • Afternoon game drive in Ndutu Area.

Ndutu Safari Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 5 - Ndutu

Day 5 – Ndutu

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast, short game drive in Ndutu area.
  • 10:00hrs – Depart for the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, famed for its annual migration, when
    some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s
    gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti
    offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant, and giraffe,
    and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle. Golden-maned lion
    prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera
    River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will
also introduce you to the small five’. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife
have been recorded in this park.

Serengeti Serena Lodge-Standard L-DBBL

Day 6 - Serengeti National Park

Day 6 – Serengeti National Park

  • 07:00hrs – After breakfast depart for a full-day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

Serengeti Serena Lodge-Standard DBBL

Day 7 - Serengeti National Park - Lake Manyara National Park

Day 6 – Serengeti National Park – Lake Manyara National Park

  • 07:00hrs – Depart for Lake Manyara National Park, driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You
    will drive around the crater rim and onward through the village of Karatu. Lake Manyara is located at the
    bottom of the great rift valley. Apart from its abundant birdlife, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous
    for its tree-climbing lions.
    • Transit through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • 13:00hrs
    • Lunch at Manyara Serena
    • Afternoon at leisure
    • Dinner and overnight Lake Manyara Serena

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge-Standard LDBB

Day 8 - Lake Manyara National Park - Arusha

Day 8 – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

  • 08:00hrs – After breakfast game drive in Manyara
  • 13:00hrs – Lunch at Manyara Serena. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport 
  • 19:50hrs – Check in for KLM flight KL 569
  • 21:50hrs – Depart for onward destination

Photo Gallery

Photos taken during our recent Great Migration expeditions

Costs and Logistics to Prepare for your Journey

Practical Details

Deposit: $100 / person

$5395.00 per person (double occupancy)

For a single room + $1150.00

Includes all but International flights (we can help to find discount air)


    • Prices for park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you
    • Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris
    • All passengers must have an Identification Card/Passport with them
    • Itinerary subject to changes only if beyond our control
    • Reservation made with deposit of $1000 per person
    • Payment can be made by credit card on our PayPal site
    • We strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance.

This Trip Includes:

  • Ground transportation in 4×4 vehicle on safari with pop-up roof
  • Game drives & private safari experience
  •  Accommodation in lodges specified subject bioavailability
  • All meals during the safari
  • All park fees, government taxes, and service charges
  • 1.5 liters bottled water per person per day on safari
  • 1 pair of binoculars and 2 photography bean bags in the vehicle
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking driver-guide
  • Custom safari map of Tanzania per group

This Trip Excludes:

  • Any flights or transfers not mentioned
  • Laundry
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Drinks (soft or hard)
  • Visas and Travel insurance
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Any costs listed as optional services

What Our Guests Are Saying


“We had the most memorable trip of our lives. To be in the midst of tens of thousands of wild animals was mind-blowing. Thank you for arranging this. Thank you fantastic trip leader Dolly, attentive, thoughtful, energetic and kind.”

Mac and Julie: Serengeti Expedition


“Outstanding, life changing experience. I was just in awe of so much beautiful nature. Everything went smoothly with leader Dolly always ready to assist.”

Karen and Tom: Serengeti Expedition


“Incomparable with anything we’ve ever seen. To be in the middle of so many animals was just pure joy.”

Catherine and Sarah: Serengeti Expedition


Best trip of my life. Incredible abundance of wildlife. We hit the mass of migration in the right place and time.

Roger: Serengeti Expedition

Amazonia Expeditions, Inc., Travel Agency, Tampa, FL

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