7-Days Migration River Crossing Safari (July - October)


Embark on an electrifying 6-day safari that delves into the heart of the Serengeti’s most enthralling spectacle – the Great Wildebeest Migration’s River Crossing. Over these days, you’ll bear witness to the courageous herds confronting crocodile-infested waters, facing predators, and overcoming nature’s formidable challenges. As you journey through the Serengeti’s landscapes, you’ll capture unscripted moments of survival, unity, and the raw force of life’s determination. Prepare for a safari that immerses you in the epic narrative of this annual journey, as each day unfolds a new chapter at the riverbanks, engraving unforgettable memories of nature’s grand theatre.


On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by a Williamson Adventures representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Your overnight stay will be at Arusha Planet Lodge where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses.

Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Arusha Planet Lodge

Experience an unmatched stay at our premier lodge in Arusha, Tanzania. Catering to tourists and travellers, we offer an unforgettable encounter with East Africa’s allure. Our lodge is your gateway to explore diverse landscapes, from the enchanting Meru and Kilimanjaro mountains to abundant wildlife in Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Tanzania’s rich cultural heritage

After Breakfast, Our safari begins with driving to Tarangire National Park which is the home of elephants and ancient baobab trees and witness the park's diverse wildlife, including herds of elephants, lions, zebras, and giraffes. As you venture deeper into the park, keep your camera ready for the chance to capture unique moments of animal interactions in their natural habitat. After an exhilarating day of game drives, you'll return to your lodge for a relaxing evening.

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

Marera Valley Lodge

The newest addition to our group, Marera Valley Lodge is also near Karatu, closer to the village of Rhotia and very convenient to the main road with good access to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. This elegant lodge has stellar views over the valley.

We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome

After breakfast, leave Tarangire and head to the iconic Serengeti National Park. Arrive in time for a game drive, allowing you to witness the vast grasslands and abundant wildlife. The Serengeti is famous for the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and other animals move across the plains. Set up camp within the park and fall asleep to the sounds of the wilderness.

Accommodation: Central Serengeti Luxury Camp

Central Serengeti Luxury Camp

This is a high-end, small bush camp in the heart of the Serengeti National Park that aims to provide visitors with a real wild experience. It’s a few kilometers north of Seronera’s wildlife reserve, which offers the good permanent game. There are 12 tents in all. It is the most luxurious and undoubtedly the smartest resort in Serengeti. The furniture and accessories have been selected for their opulent appearance and modern safari style. 

As the sun rises over the Central Serengeti, embark on an exhilarating journey to the North Serengeti, a region renowned for its dramatic landscapes and dynamic wildlife encounters. Traverse through grassy plains and acacia-studded hills, while keeping a keen eye out for prides of lions and elusive leopards that often inhabit this area. Along the way, witness the changing scenery as you cross into the North Serengeti, where the migration's next chapter unfolds. Settle into your new campsite and relish the anticipation of upcoming days filled with captivating wildlife experiences in this captivating northern realm

Accommodation: Heritage Mara Camp

Serengeti Heritage Camps

Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp provides its guests with the most authentic Africa experience due to its colonial, old days hunter’s camp ambience. Sitting snugly in a clearing surrounded by Acacia trees its 13 spacious walk-in tents creates an intimate atmosphere for only 40 guests while indulging them with the amenities of a big lodge, as all tents are equipped with running water, flush toilets, hot and cold water shower.

After breakfast, embrace a full day of immersion in the wonders of the Northern Serengeti, a realm pulsating with the rhythms of the Great Migration. Witness the astonishing spectacle of wildebeest herds crossing pristine rivers, navigating crocodile-infested waters in their pursuit of greener pastures. The open savannas come alive with the thundering hooves of these resilient animals. Delve deeper into the heart of the action as you encounter prancing newborns taking their first steps, a testament to nature's unending cycle of life. With each passing moment, be captivated by the raw energy and primal beauty of this untamed landscape, etching memories that will forever resonate.

Accommodation: Heritage Mara Camp

Heritage Mara Camp

The camp is situated on a hill, surrounded by huge evergreen trees, with sweeping views of the Northern Serengeti. The camp is open from July to November, when millions of wildebeest migrate across the Northern Serengeti, with the goal of crossing the Mara River. The best time to visit this camp is in July and stay until the middle of November.

Bid farewell to the Northern Serengeti's dynamic scenes as you journey towards the renowned Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Traverse diverse terrains, capturing the essence of Tanzania's natural wonders along the way. Arrive at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, an unparalleled geological marvel teeming with abundant wildlife. Settle into your overnight accommodation, perched on the crater's edge, and relish the anticipation of tomorrow's adventure—a captivating descent into the heart of the crater's ecosystem, where nature's intricate balance is on full display.

Accommodation: Rhino Lodge

Rhino Lodge

The Ngorongoro Crater, also known as Africa’s Eden, is home to an incredible diversity of wildlife year-round. Here you will enjoy encounters with a large number of species, including the Big Five. Ngorongoro is well-known for offering an opportunity to see black rhino, experience vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and eland, as well as exciting lion and hyena sightings.

After an early breakfast, you will check out and begin your descent to the crater floor for a once-in-a-lifetime game drive. You will see the “Big Five”, as well as other animals like zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, and more. The crater is also home to a wide variety of birds, including the majestic pink flamingo on the soda lake, geese, stork, vulture, and more. Lunch will be served on the picnic site by the swamp where you can watch hippos swimming around in the pool. After lunch, you will ascend back to the crater rim and drive back to Arusha. Upon arrival, you will be dropped off at your hotel. This is where your safari will end

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