Serengeti Migration Footsteps 9 Days / 8 Nights

Serengeti Migration Footsteps 9 Days / 8 Nights

This dream itinerary is specifically designed to follow the great serengeti migration. With 4 nights in the Serengeti, you will be able to visit the central Serengeti but also spend some days witnessing the great migration, which could be in south (Ndutu) from December to March, or in the remote Northern tip of the Serengeti from July to November.

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Enjoying a world-famous Tarangire National Park (Included)
Tarangire National Park is one of the best national parks in Tanzania located in the wordof Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valle
Best safari in Tanzania- a 6 days safari
Serengeti It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the great migration of wildebeest (Included)

Serengeti National Park is a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird species

Central Serengeti & Seronera Valley (Included)

Central Serengeti’s Seronera Valley is a year-round game-viewing mecca with impressive populations of bovids and predators which remain even after the spectacular hordes of blue wildebeests and zebras have gone.

Serengeti migration safari
At the heart of the South Serengeti lies the world famous Ndutu. (Included)

Offering consistently the best wildlife viewing during the green season, Ndutu is strategically situated at the center of the southern plains although the immediate area is blanketed with a forest of acacia trees.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport by a GreyJoy Tours representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the serengeti migration adventures to come.

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Day 2 Tarangire National Park

The Tarangire River, meandering through the park, attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, antelope, to a myriad variety of colourful birds. With a stop for a picnic lunch in an observatory inside the park where we may view animals imbibing the refreshing waters of the river, with oft times lions attacking a thirsty zebra or wildebeest.

wildebeest migrate during the great wildebeest migration
Day 3 Serengeti National Park

mile park inhabited by more than three million large animals including more than 1. 5 million wildebeest, 250,000 zebra, and a 500,000 Thomson`s gazelle. After lunch we continue with the game drive en-route to the Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp where we dine in comfort, take a drink by the outdoor fire with hyena slinking past, and recall our day beneath the endless African sky before finally turning in.

Day 4 Serengeti National Park Central

This whole day we will spend on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south while during the longer rainy season from April to June they return back up north.

6 Day Ndutu Calving season Serengeti Migration Tanzania Safari
Day 5 Serengeti National Park > Following the Serengeti Migration

On these days our fifth and sixth, we will rumble our way across the Serengeti`s vast plains in search of the migration. The location of the migration depends on the time of the year and could be as far as the remote North of the Serengeti near the border with Kenya, or alternatively, in the South, the Ndutu Region.

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Day 6 Serengeti National Park

After our hearty breakfast a full day exploring The Serengeti National Park lies ahead of us with both morning and afternoon game drives.

serengeti migration safari tour
Day 7 Serengeti to Ngorongoro

After breakfast we enjoy yet another game drive in the Serengeti National Park and we may well spot animals not yet encountered over the last two days. This approximate 20 km wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals, is the best place of all to see these creatures in their true state, natural and wild.

serengeti migration safari tour
Day 8 Ngorongoro crater

Very early on this, our last morning, we descend down onto the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for our delectable picnic lunch near the hippo lake and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, we ascend, surely sated, up the steep road out of the crater for our return to Arusha and the inevitable end of our adventure.

Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park

This relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy percent of the parks surface area. After another memorable game drive we, with our adventure at an end, return to Arusha in the late afternoon, replete with images of the African wilds to last a lifetime. this will mark the end of Serengeti migration safari.



  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • All activities(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation(Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation(Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals(As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinks(As specified in the day-by-day section)


  • International flights(From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips(Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items(Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fee


Your Serengeti migration tour includes all the essentials but you can add extra wow-factor to your tour by adding on the activities and accommodation upgrades that suit you best.
Optional activities you can add to this serengeti  migration tour.

Optional accommodation upgrades and add-ons for this serengeti migration tour:

Camping/Budget Accommodation
Our recommendations are:
  • Outpost Lodge / Tulia Boutique Hotel /Lilac Campsite/ Panorama Campsite

Mid Range Accomodation
Our recommendations are:
  • Tarangire Simba Lodge
  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge
  • Tarangire Nimali Camp
  • Oliver’s Camp
Luxury Accomodation
Our recommendations are:
  • Mount Meru hotel
  • Kitela Lodge (Karatu)
  • Kubu Kubu Tented Camp
Luxury Plus Accomodation
Our recommendations are:
  • The Manor at Ngorongoro
  • Gran Melia Arusha



Adam M
We just got back from an amazing 4-day Safari with Greyjoy tours . The company really stands out with their outstanding level of service! The office was very helpful in customizing our trip to our needs and our budget. Our guide, Eugen, was very very experienced, he told us every single detail about the animals and background information about the national parks. Above any expectations, he served every day a super delicious lunch in a great scenery. Honestly, the lunches organized by Greyjoy were by far the best food we had in Tanzania! Eugen even cleaned the Safari Jeep every day, not that we have expected that at all. And last but not least he has a very good sense of humor 🙂 So if you are looking for an unbeatable safari experience in Tanzania look no further and go with Greyjoy tours & Safari and ask for Eugen as guide!
Great people, with welcoming staff all the way from the entrance downstairs.
My visit was insightful, introduced me to the remarkable Tanzania. Absolutely one of the best companies in Tanzania
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Lindsay Swartz Martinez
In June We had a fantastic experience climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro with the GreyJoy team. The guide Imma and his team were very professional and skilled. We did the Machame route in 7 days.

The food served was delicious and they truly went out of their way to ensure we are all having a great time.

Highly recommend GreyJoy to people who want to climb Kilimanjaro.


This Serengeti migration tour starts and end in Arusha, Stars at 8am on Day 1 at your Arranged accommodation (location may vary – we’ll confirm the location in your final tour Itinerary.

What to pack for a Serengeti Migration tour?


  • Duffle bag instead of suitcase (soft cases fit better in the jeep than hard cases)
  • Smaller day backpack for personal belongings

Important documents:

  • Passport (valid for at least 6 months)
  • E-visa
  • Ticket / boarding pass
  • Cash (US Dollars)
  • Bank cards
  • Vaccination booklet
  • Travel insurance policy


  • Long pants, for evenings or early mornings
  • Shorts/ skirts/ dresses
  • T-shirts, polos, short sleeve tops
  • Long sleeve shirts for evenings or early mornings
  • 1 or 2 sweaters, for evenings or early mornings
  • Underwear, socks & nightwear
  • Shoes (sneakers, hiking shoes)
  • Slippers / sandals
  • Belt, scarf, jewelry
  • Swimwear
  • A laundry bag (no plastic 🌿)

Camera & gadgets:

  • Travel adapter (English 3-plug)
  • Photo camera / video camera
  • Different lenses *
  • Camera memory card, battery and charger
  • Phone & phone charger
  • Ipad / tablet & charger
  • Possibly GoPro or other gadgets

Useful Safari must-haves:

  • Binoculars (8×32 or 10×42)
  • Flashlight
  • Pocket knife (handy during the picnic lunch)
  • Tasty snacks or energy bars (you will get good meals, but some people like their own snacks as well)
  • Travel alarm clock (or telephone)
  • Tanzania guide / wildlife books / bird books
  • Puzzle booklet or other entertainment for in the jeep

* for the safari we recommend a 70-300mm lens, but if you really want to go all-in the bigger the better, a 600mm lens is great for beautiful close-ups of wildlife!

👉🏽 Mosquito nets, towels, beach towels, shampoo and soap are provided by accommodations. You do not have to bring this.

Yes. Around 70% of our guests are solo so you can absolutely join this, or any other of our tours. Curious about who travels with us?

Everyone has their own favourites, but in general we find that these are the most popular:

  • Night Game Drive
  • Hot Air baloon Safari
  • Cultural Tourism at Hazabe and Maasai Village
  • Visit Tanzanite Museum 
  • Visit Maasai market & Cultural Heritage

Yes – but we cannot guarantee availability, especially in peak times, so if there is something that is definitely on your bucket list we suggest you pre-book it as part of your tour.

Accommodation on Mid-range safaris is in Lodges and sometimes Tented Camps.  The approximate price range of this accommodation is: U$D 100-235 per person, per night.
All your food is provided by the lodge.

Accommodation on Luxury safaris in Tanzania is in Lodges and sometimes Tented Camps.  The approximate price range of this accommodation is: U$D 235 – 600 per person, per night.
All your food is provided by the lodge.


Lodges are full service facilities with private rooms or cottages with private bathrooms and have restaurants and lounges.  Most have swimming pools. Many lodges are architecturally stunning made with local materials and inspired by local designs and the environment.

Tented camps are permanent or semi-permanent camps sited in areas of excellent game viewing. These provide many of the comforts of a lodge within private spacious canvas tents on a solid permanent base with beds and private baths, and high-quality meals. Tented camps are more intimate than lodges as they generally accommodate 12 to 20 guests.

We recommend booking as soon as you know you can travel, and have decided on which tour you would like to go on. Some of our tours can be quite popular so it’s best to secure your spot as soon as possible. Your spot can be booked with just a 20% deposit and full balance is due 45 days prior to departure. 

We have guests in their late teens to their mid 60’s, but the average age is between 25–45. More important than age is attitude – we have found over the years that if you have a thirst for adventure then age is no barrier. Please do keep in mind though that a reasonable level of fitness is required – we can talk you through any specifics. The minimum age of joining a tour is 18 years old. 

When booking a tour you can choose to pay in full, or reserve your seat with a 20% deposit and pay it off over time. The balance is due 45 days before your tour’s departure.

During the time between paying the deposit and your departure you can add more activities and customise your accommodation.

We accept most major credit cards.