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Tanzania

Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

Witness one of the world’s most awe-inspiring events as you follow the hoof prints of zebra, wildebeest and other ungulates on their migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara Reserve.
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Program No. 3716RJ
Length
13 days
Starts at
4,999
Flights start at
1,000
Tanzania

Tanzania and the Great East African Migration

Witness one of the world’s most awe-inspiring events as you follow the hoof prints of zebra, wildebeest and other ungulates on their migration from the Serengeti to Masai Mara Reserve.
Length
13 days
Starts at
4,999
Flights start at
1,000
Program No. 3716 RJ
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DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 13 - Jan 25, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 10 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 3 - Mar 15, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2022
Starting at
4,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti and at a lodge.

May 16 - May 28, 2022
Starting at
4,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti and at a lodge.

Jun 6 - Jun 18, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 11 - Jul 23, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Aug 8 - Aug 20, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 19 - Oct 1, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2022
Starting at
5,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 3 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
4,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 1 - Dec 13, 2022
Starting at
4,999
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Jan 13 - Jan 25, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Feb 10 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Mar 3 - Mar 15, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2022
Starting at
5,899
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti and at a lodge.

May 16 - May 28, 2022
Starting at
5,899
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti and at a lodge.

Jun 6 - Jun 18, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Jul 11 - Jul 23, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Western Serengeti.

Aug 8 - Aug 20, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 12 - Sep 24, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Sep 19 - Oct 1, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Oct 3 - Oct 15, 2022
Starting at
7,579
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Northern Serengeti.

Nov 3 - Nov 15, 2022
Starting at
5,899
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, all 4 are spent at Central Serengeti.

Dec 1 - Dec 13, 2022
Starting at
5,899
Itinerary Note

Of the 4 nights that the program includes at Serengeti National Park, 2 of those are spent at Southern Serengeti.

At a Glance

Each year 2 million animals migrate between the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya, a journey of 800 miles. The migration is dramatic — considered to be the largest movement of wildlife on earth. Witness the highlights of the migration from strategically placed mobile tented camps and study this phenomena and its impact on the land, the animals and the people living on the periphery of the migration route. Visit the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge — the Cradle of Mankind — as we follow in the hoof prints of the migrating animals.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles on unpaved, bumpy, dusty roads in parks. Outside of game parks travel on paved roads.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Look for the “Big Five” while following the animals of the Great Migration.
  • Learn about the contribution of Louis and Mary Leakey during a field trip to Olduvai Gorge.
  • At a Maasai village and a rural community, learn how the migration impacts the lives of the indigenous people.

General Notes

This is a Micro Group program, with 12 or fewer participants. Check the daily schedule on the website or contact the Program Provider if you plan on making your own flights for correct arrival and departure dates. Group sizes limited to 12. Guaranteed window seats in safari vehicles. We follow the path of the yearlong migration; dividing time between two adjoining Serengeti regions for optimum game viewing. The event takes place in a circular pattern in the Serengeti Mara Ecosystem and annual rainfall dictates the timing and course of migration.
Featured Expert
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Lucas Mhina
Lucas John Mhina was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents are from two different tribes in coastal Tanzania and from the Mount Kilimanjaro region. He studied in England at East London University, in Kenya at Nairobi's Strathmore College, and received further training in educational excursion leading and first aid while in South Africa. Lucas has a keen interest in ecology and truly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Lucas John Mhina was born and raised in Arusha, Tanzania. His parents are from two different tribes in coastal Tanzania and from the Mount Kilimanjaro region. He studied in England at East London University, in Kenya at Nairobi's Strathmore College, and received further training in educational excursion leading and first aid while in South Africa. Lucas has a keen interest in ecology and truly enjoys sharing his vast knowledge of the birds and wildlife of East Africa.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Big Five of Africa
by Gerald Hinde (Photographer)
Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning photographs celebrate Africa's lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffalos. Brief but informative text introduces each animal but the photographs (rightly) are the main focus. Size: 8 x 8 inches.
Origins Reconsidered, In Search of What Makes Us Human
by Richard Leakey, Roger Lewin
A personal account of hominid evolution, looking back at the evidence and conclusions from the original 1977 book "Origins," augmented with a thoughtful consideration of what makes us human.
Serengeti, The Eternal Beginning
by Boyd Norton
Featuring 250 exquisite color photographs alongside Norton's firsthand accounts of travels in Serengeti National Park, Kenya's Masai Mara and Ngorongoro over a decades-long career.
Green Hills of Africa
by Ernest Hemingway
Hemingway paints the true story of his ramblings on safari in this classic, exquisitely written tale of hunting around Lake Manyara, which includes some of the best writing on the land itself and original pencil drawings. Originally published in 1935.
Lonely Planet Swahili Phrasebook
by Lonely Planet
A pocket phrasebook, dictionary and language guide for the traveler to East Africa.
Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals
by Jonathan Kingdon
A conveniently compact edition of Kingdon's gloriously illustrated Field Guide to African Mammals. The guide includes abbreviated information on identification, distribution, ecology and conservation status and 480 outstanding color illustrations and maps.
Wildlife of East Africa
by Martin B. Withers
This take-along guide to 475 common species of birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, trees and flowers of East Africa features full-color photographs with detailed descriptions on facing pages.
Tanzania Map
by Nelles
A double-sided map with neighboring Rwanda and Burundi.
Africa, a Biography of the Continent
by John Reader
With the ease of a practiced journalist, Reader weaves a masterful and lively tale of the continent, from ancient cultures to modern times. Both authoritative and informal, this is a splendid introduction to all of Africa.
Elephant Memories, Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family
by Cynthia Moss
A tribute to the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park by Cynthia Moss, founder and director of the Amboseli Elephant Research Project. Moss writes with authority and verve about her favorite creatures.
African Heroes, Samburu-Maasai
by Matteo Guzzini (Photographer)
Guzzini captures the rituals and travels of the mysterious Masaai communities of Tanzania and Kenya in beautiful, untouched photographs that honor the people and their land.
The Safari Companion
by Richard Estes
An invaluable encyclopedic guide to Africa's mammals by a noted scientist, this perennial bestseller includes black-and-white drawings, an overview of each animal group and in-depth information. Written with the typical safari-goer in mind.
Birds of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro
by Adam Scott Kennedy
Featuring a habitat-based approach to more than 270 bird species, this handy guide to fowl in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Speke Gulf includes 480 color photos and accessible text.
Bradt Safari Guide Northern Tanzania
by Chris McIntyre, Philip Briggs
A compact, practical overview of the history, wildlife and attractions of the Serengeti and surrounding parks, including Zanzibar.
Out of Africa
by Isak Dinesen
The perennially best-selling tale of a naive young woman who leaves Denmark for East Africa, Dinesen's (AKA Karen Blixen) autobiography draws us into life on a struggling coffee plantation. It's a moving story inspired by a love for Kenya and its people. Includes the novella Shadows on the Grass.
Culture Smart! Tanzania
by Quintin Winks
This pocket guide introduces local customs, etiquette and culture.
The Tree Where Man Was Born
by Peter Matthiessen
A classic portrait of East Africa, enthralling in its detail on nature and daily life. Includes Maasai, Ngorongoro, the Kenyan highlands and Mathiessen's field trips, safaris and adventures in the Serengeti.
The Worlds of a Maasai Warrior
by Ole Saitoti
Bridging several worlds with tremendous grace, Saitoti looks back on his life among the Maasai Mara, both as spokesperson for his tribe and as one of the first Maasai safari guides.
Northern Tanzania Map
by Ma Company (Tanzania)
A colorful, hand-drawn map at a scale of 1:1.4 million shows popular game parks and reserves, including Tsavo, Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngornogoro, Tarangire and Kilimanjaro.
Africa, The Serengeti
by George Casey (Director)
James Earl Jones narrates this dazzling 40-minute IMAX documentary of the migration of wildebeest in the Serengeti and Masai Mara.





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