A unique Tanzania safari adventure specialising in observation of the world’s greatest wildlife migration.

Embark on a journey through Northern Tanzania, where luxury meets untamed wilderness. Our handpicked Great Migration Safari takes you to incredible Tanzania safari lodges off the beaten track. Begin your adventure in the breathtaking landscapes of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and the Ngorongoro Crater, before witnessing the grand spectacle in the Northern Serengeti.

Millions of wildebeest and zebra traverse these lands, driven by ancient rhythms of rainfall in search of new pastures. This magnificent dance of life is a testament to nature's marvels. With guidance from our East Africa Travel Specialists, you’ll be perfectly positioned to experience nature's grandeur up close. Connect with us to ensure your front-row seat on this unforgettable African safari holiday.

What's Included:

  • Accommodations as mentioned in full itinerary
  • Entry fees to national parks & conservancies
  • All meals & drinks mentioned in the full itinerary 
  • Light aircraft flights
  • Local guides with fair salaries
  • Private transfers

Trip Itinerary

A group of wildebeest stand in the Serengeti in Tanzania, gazing back at the camera.

Day 1: Arusha

Day 1 - Arrive into Tanzania and relax

Following touch down at Kilimanjaro Airport, you are met by a Wayfairer representative for your private transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge, the first luxury Tanzania hotel on your dazzling itinerary.


Arusha Coffee Lodge is situated on the gentle slopes of Mount Meru, encompassing 100 acres of lush landscapes where coffee bushes meet manicured gardens. The luxury estate makes for a tranquil beginning to your Tanzania safari tour, bringing you sumptuous rooms, an inviting coffee bar and a rejuvenating spa.

A waiter carefully prepares cocktails in a wood-panelled room which is centered by a logfire and a tapestry rug.

Days 2-3: Tarangire National Park

Day 2 - Depart for Tarangire National Park

Following a delicious breakfast, you are transferred to Tarangire National Park, one of the best places to visit in Tanzania to see elephants. Check into the beautiful Kuro Tarangire and embark on an afternoon game drive. You are familiarised with Tarangire’s rolling hills, which are dotted with baobab trees and high grasses.


Your first game drive is crowned by a gentle evening in Kuro Tarangire, an understated Tanzania safari camp near the Tarangire River banks. Settle into your stylish safari tent, before enriching your evening with a magical night drive, witnessing porcupine, zorilla, and hyena.

A couple and a tour guide stand beside their game vehicle ahead of a gentle sunrise, beside a large acacia tree in Tarangire National Park.

Day 3 - Safari in Tarangire National Park

An early start begins your transformative safari in the remote gem of Tarangire National Park. During the Tanzania dry season, the Tarangire River is the only source of water for many animals. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen.


You can choose between bumpy game drives and intimate bush walks, both leaving you continually mesmerised by the bounty of Tarangire National Park, as each minute brings new discoveries. The camp’s expert local guides answer all your burning questions about the Great Migration.

Days 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater

Day 4 - Visit Lake Manyara on the way to Ngorongoro Crater

This morning, you navigate back through Tarangire National Park via another gorgeous game drive before stopping at Lake Manyara, the perfect interlude as you venture further north. The late morning is spent in Lake Manyara National Park, a hub of wildlife and Maasai culture, perfected by a sunny, lake-side picnic lunch.


The next part of your Tanzania safari tour proceeds with a journey towards the striking Ngorongoro Crater, making a stop at a phenomenal viewpoint before heading onwards. Entamanu Ngorongoro, your luxury safari lodge for the next two nights, masterfully blends unparalleled wildlife experiences with authentic insight into the land and culture which surrounds it.

Rows of wildebeest and buffalo walk along a dusty path through the Ngorongoro Crater National Park on a bright, sunny day.

Day 5 - Full day at Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, invites you to pave the way for the best safari in Tanzania. Your private guide leads you towards the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, an ecological paradise which bears up-to 2.5 million years of history.


This portion of your Great Migration Safari introduces you to a plethora of wildlife, from migratory wildebeest and zebra to lions, leopards and hippo. Your luxury Tanzania safari is elevated by easy access to wildlife and Entamanu’s exclusive Maasai Boma, an authentic glimpse into the Maasai culture.

Days 6-8: Serengeti National Park

Day 6 - Fly to the Serengeti

This morning, you wave goodbye to your private guide, ready for a picturesque flight north over the Serengeti. Look down at the shapes and shadows of elephant, giraffe and herds of zebra and wildebeest as you journey on.


You arrive at Kogatende Airstrip and are escorted to your chosen Tanzania safari lodge, our choice being Lamai Serengeti if you are visiting between July and October. This incredible luxury safari hotel is tucked into the iconic Kogakuria Kopje, offering incredible panoramic views. During this period, the Great Migration crosses the lodge’s doorstep!

A family enjoy a delicious breakfast on the sun deck at Lamai Serengeti, ahead of a vast scene of grasslands and hillsides.

Days 7 & 8 - Northern Serengeti Safari

Your safari in the Serengeti perfects your African safari package. Prepare for unparalleled wildlife viewing, a spectacle which includes zebras, topi, gazelles, impalas, buffaloes, giraffes, lions and leopards. This area of lush, rolling grassland and tree-lined watercourses is the most northerly point of the migration journey, making the ideal finish to your Tanzania safari.


Indulge in the rustic luxury of Lamai Camp, pairing each up-close encounter with time to unwind. Dine under the stars, sharing safari stories with like-minded people or relaxing in the company of your loved ones, before watching on in awe from your private veranda.

Day 9: Fly Back To Kilimanjaro

Day 9 - Fly back to Kilimanjaro

Today, you wave goodbye to the Serengeti’s pristine plains, beginning your journey back home with an air transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. Your incredible Tanzania safari adventure has come to a close, bringing you a plethora of life-changing encounters and sights.


As you gaze out the airplane window, you feel your passion for safari burning on, and you wonder where in the world Wayfairer will take you next.

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