Serengeti Migration Safaris

from $191 /person

Best Time for this Experience:

The Serengeti Migration is a spectacle of nature that typically occurs between June and August when millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other wildlife move across the Serengeti ecosystem in search of greener pastures. However, the timing can vary depending on rainfall patterns, so it’s best to consult with experienced tour operators to plan your safari during peak migration season.

What to expect during this safari:

During the migration, you can expect to witness vast herds of animals crossing the plains, rivers teeming with crocodiles, and predators such as lions, cheetahs, and hyenas hunting amidst the chaos. It’s a thrilling experience to see the circle of life unfold in one of the most iconic wildlife spectacles on the planet.

Where to stay: Budget Accommodations:

  • Campsites: There are several campsites available within the Serengeti National Park where you can pitch your tent and enjoy the wilderness under the stars.
  • Guesthouses: Some budget-friendly guesthouses are located in nearby towns like Arusha and Karatu, offering basic amenities for travelers on a tight budget.

Mid-range Accommodations:

  • Safari Lodges: Many lodges situated within or near the Serengeti offer comfortable accommodations with amenities such as en-suite bathrooms, restaurants, and guided safari activities.
  • Tented Camps: These provide a blend of comfort and adventure, with spacious tents featuring proper beds, private bathrooms, and sometimes even a veranda overlooking the wilderness.

Luxury Accommodations:

  • Luxury Lodges: For those seeking a premium experience, there are luxurious lodges set in prime locations within the Serengeti, offering lavish suites, gourmet dining, spa facilities, and personalized safari experiences.
  • Exclusive Tented Camps: Some tented camps cater to luxury travelers, providing extravagant tents furnished with fine linens, elegant furnishings, and private butler service, all amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Serengeti.


  1. When is the best time to witness the Serengeti Migration?
  • The best time is generally between June and August, but it’s advisable to check with local experts for the latest updates on migration movements.
  1. What should I pack for a Serengeti Migration safari?
  • Essentials include lightweight clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen, binoculars, a camera with extra batteries, and any personal medications.
  1. Are there any health concerns to be aware of?
  • It’s essential to consult with a healthcare professional regarding vaccinations and malaria prophylaxis before traveling to the region. Additionally, staying hydrated and following food safety precautions is crucial during your safari.
  1. How do I book a Serengeti Migration safari?
  • You can book through reputable tour operators who offer various packages tailored to your preferences and budget. It’s advisable to book well in advance, especially during peak season, to secure accommodations and permits.
  1. What wildlife can I expect to see during the migration?
  • Besides wildebeest and zebras, you may encounter elephants, giraffes, buffalo, and a wide array of bird species, along with predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs.

These FAQs should help you prepare for an unforgettable Serengeti Migration safari experience!