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
13 days
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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.
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On Your Feet
Transportation in 4x4 safari vehicles on unpaved, bumpy, dusty roads in parks. Outside of game parks travel on paved roads.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

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

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.
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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.
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