6 Days Serengeti Migration Safari Itinerary

6 Days Serengeti Migration Safari Itinerary: An Unforgettable Tanzanian Adventure with Lyimo Expeditions

Welcome to the heart of Tanzania, where the wilderness whispers tales of ancient migrations, and the Serengeti plains come alive with the thunderous hooves of wildebeests and zebras. At Lyimo Expeditions, we invite you to embark on a mesmerizing 6-day Serengeti Migration Safari that promises to take your breath away. Whether you’re a seasoned traveler or a first-time adventurer, this itinerary is designed to immerse you in the greatest wildlife spectacle on Earth.

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Your journey begins with a warm welcome at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where our friendly guide will greet you with a cheerful "Karibu!" (Welcome!). After a scenic drive through the lush landscapes of Tanzania, you’ll arrive in Arusha, the bustling gateway to the Serengeti.


  • Accommodation: Settle into the cozy comfort of the Arusha Serena Hotel, where modern amenities meet traditional Tanzanian hospitality.
  • Briefing: Attend a pre-safari briefing with your expert guide to prepare you for the thrilling adventure ahead.
  • Leisure Time: Take a stroll through Arusha’s vibrant markets or relax by the pool, soaking in the serene ambiance.

Day 2: Journey to Serengeti National Park

After a delightful breakfast, we hit the road towards the legendary Serengeti National Park. The drive is not just a transfer; it’s an experience in itself. Marvel at the changing landscapes, from rolling highlands to the vast savannahs teeming with life.


  • Scenic Drive: Pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with a quick stop at the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater viewpoint.
  • Game Drive: Enter the Serengeti and embark on your first game drive en route to your lodge. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five!
  • Accommodation: Relax at the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, offering panoramic views of the endless plains.

Day 3: Full Day in the Serengeti – Central Serengeti

Wake up to the sounds of nature and prepare for a day of exhilarating wildlife encounters. The Central Serengeti is renowned for its high concentration of predators and the iconic Serengeti Plains, known as the "endless plains" in the Maasai language.


  • Morning Game Drive: Start your day with a sunrise game drive, the best time to witness predators in action.
  • Seronera Valley: Explore the Seronera Valley, often referred to as the ‘big cat capital’ of Africa.
  • Picnic Lunch: Enjoy a picnic lunch in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by the sights and sounds of the Serengeti.
  • Afternoon Game Drive: Continue your exploration, with opportunities to spot lions, elephants, giraffes, and more.
  • Sundowner: End the day with a sundowner at a scenic spot, toasting to an unforgettable adventure.

Day 4: Serengeti – Northern Serengeti

Today, we venture towards the Northern Serengeti, a region less frequented by tourists but equally rich in wildlife. This is where the Great Migration usually crosses the Mara River, a dramatic spectacle you won’t want to miss.


  • Scenic Transfer: Drive through the picturesque landscapes, with game viewing on the move.
  • Mara River: Arrive at the Mara River and witness the thrilling river crossings, where thousands of wildebeests and zebras brave the crocodile-infested waters.
  • Accommodation: Stay at the remote and luxurious Sayari Camp, known for its exceptional service and prime location.

Day 5: Full Day in the Northern Serengeti

Another day of adventure awaits in the Northern Serengeti. The area is not only famous for the migration but also offers excellent opportunities to see a variety of wildlife in a pristine and less crowded environment.


  • Morning Game Drive: Explore the riverbanks and surrounding areas, with chances to see hippos, crocodiles, and a plethora of bird species.
  • Bush Breakfast: Enjoy a bush breakfast amidst the stunning scenery, a perfect way to start your day.
  • Cultural Experience: Visit a local Maasai village and learn about their traditional way of life.
  • Afternoon Game Drive: Spot more wildlife as you traverse the diverse landscapes.
  • Campfire: Share stories and experiences around a campfire under the starlit African sky.

Day 6: Serengeti to Arusha – Departure

As your incredible safari draws to a close, we make our way back to Arusha. Reflect on your extraordinary journey and the unforgettable memories you’ve created.


  • Morning Game Drive: Squeeze in one last game drive to bid farewell to the Serengeti’s magnificent inhabitants.
  • Scenic Flight (Optional): Opt for a scenic flight back to Arusha instead of a road transfer for a unique aerial perspective of the Serengeti.
  • Farewell Lunch: Enjoy a farewell lunch in Arusha before your transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

Why Book Your Safari with Lyimo Expeditions?

At Lyimo Expeditions, we pride ourselves on offering personalized and unforgettable safari experiences. Here’s why you should choose us:

Expertise and Experience

With years of experience in the Tanzanian safari industry, our team of knowledgeable guides and staff are dedicated to making your safari a once-in-a-lifetime experience. We know the Serengeti inside out, ensuring you have the best chance of witnessing the Great Migration and spotting the Big Five.

Customized Itineraries

We understand that every traveler is unique. That’s why we offer customizable itineraries tailored to your preferences and interests. Whether you’re a wildlife enthusiast, a photography buff, or an adventure seeker, we craft the perfect safari for you.

Top-Notch Accommodation

We partner with some of the best lodges and camps in the Serengeti, ensuring you enjoy comfort and luxury amid the wild. From tented camps offering an authentic bush experience to lodges with all modern amenities, we’ve got you covered.

Commitment to Sustainability

We are committed to responsible tourism and conservation. By booking with us, you’re supporting local communities and contributing to wildlife conservation efforts in Tanzania.

Seamless Experience

From the moment you land in Tanzania to the moment you leave, we take care of all the details. Our seamless service ensures you can relax and immerse yourself fully in the safari experience.

Enthusiastic Support Team

Our cheerful and enthusiastic team is always ready to assist you, ensuring your safari exceeds your expectations. We’re passionate about what we do, and we’re excited to share the wonders of Tanzania with you.

Ready to Embark on Your Serengeti Migration Safari?

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to witness one of nature’s greatest spectacles. Book your 6-day Serengeti Migration Safari with Lyimo Expeditions today and let us guide you through an unforgettable adventure in the heart of Tanzania.

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