Expedition to the Great Migration in Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Eyasi tribes


August 17 – 23, 2024
Tour to Tanzania

Tour to Tanzania Expedition Kilimanjaro climbing Great migration Serengeti Zanzibar Africa safari

Waking up in a Tanzanian bush in the middle of the savannah with the sounds of wildlife. The sunrise safari is on!
Several hundred thousand antelopes and zebras gather in huge herds as a part of the Great Migration. The Serengeti National Park opens its doors for a journey through the African savannah. The nature!
August is a quintessence of Great Migration when he herds of herbivores massively cross Mara river where crocodiles and other starving predators await them!

Our expedition will also visit the amazing natural reservation area of the Ngorongoro Crater. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best safari destinations on the continent.

Have you ever heard about the Hadza tribes on Lake Eyasi? We're sure to experience this picturesque rift valley creation and get to know the African Bushmen. Join the team!
Dates: August 17 – 23, 2024

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Number of participants: 6 – 12

Cost per person (in lodges based on double accommodation):
– 2 850 USD subject to 12 participants, or
– 2 990 USD subject to 10 – 11 participants, or
– 3 150 USD subject to 8 – 9 participants, or
– 3 290 USD subject to 6 – 7 participants.

10% early booking discount (in case you book before March 17, 2024)

Everything is included except for:
- international flight to Kilimanjaro roundtrip (estimated cost Moscow – Kilimanjaro – Moscow is 1500 – 2000 USD. Bought on your own with our assistance)
- international medical insurance,
- visa of Tanzania (obtained upon arrival at Dar Es Salam or Kilimanjaro airport at 50 USD)
- mandatory tips on safari (approx. 80 USD per person)

Single supplement: 480 USD (provided along the entire itinerary)


Day 1. August 17, 2024 (Saturday). ARRIVAL IN KILIMANJARO AIRPORT – ARUSHA

Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport directly. Meet the guide. 45 min transfer to Arusha to Fun Retreat Hotel. Rest in the hotel with the nice swimming pool.
Dinner and overnight.

Meals included: dinner
Accommodation: Fun Retreat Hotel

* Recommended flights:
– Ethiopian Airlines from Moscow via Addis Ababa, departure from Moscow on August 16 at 22:00, and then departure from Addis Ababa to Kilimanjaro at 10:35 am on August 17, arrival in Kilimanjaro at 13:10 on August 17, or
– Qatar Airways from Moscow via Doha, departure from Moscow on August 16 at 17:05 am, and then departure from Doha to Kilimanjaro at 2:00 am on August 17, arrival in Kilimanjaro at 07:35 on August 17, or
– Turkish Airlines direct flight from Istanbul, departure from Istanbul on August 17 at 18:20, arrival in Kilimanjaro at 1:25 am on August 18, or
– any other flight arriving in Kilimanjaro at any time on August 17 or on the night from August 17 to August 18.

Day 2. August 18, 2024 (Sunday). ARUSHA – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, drive by 4WD safari Land Cruisers to Serengeti National park (about 6 hrs drive) for evening game viewing.
Serengeti NP is famous for its population of wild cats as well as for hosting the great migration of wildebeests in its Serengeti and Maasai Mara ecosystem, as well as its population of African wild cats such as lions, cheetahs and leopards. It is probably the best place in Africa to spot leopards. Serengeti National Park is the biggest ecosystem in the world where 1,5 million wildebeests, 700 thousand zebras and 300 thousand Thompson gazelles follow the rains in order to find new feeding grounds.
Upon arrival, enjoy the evening game viewing in Central Serengeti.
After sunset dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Tented Lodge in Central Serengeti or Matawi Tented Lodge in Central Serengeti


After breakfast drive to the Northern Serengeti for game viewing along the crocodile populated river Mara and experience the wildebeests crossing Mara river in search of fresh pasture. If we are lucky we can observe herds of herbivores, trying to migrate from Serengeti to Maasai Mara forcing Mara river being met by hungry crocodiles and hunted by other predators. Northern Serengeti is a natural habitat for all African Big Five: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.
After sunset overnight and dinner at trendy lodge in Northern Serengeti, right in the middle of savannah with surrounding wildlife.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Tented Lodge in Northern Serengeti or Kenzan Luxury Migration Lodge

Day 4. August 20, 2024 (Tuesday). NORTHERN SERENGETI – CENTRAL SERENGETI

Early morning game viewing on the very border of Serengeti National park and Maasai Mara game reserve (Kenya) to experience the wildlife species and watch the crossing. After the late African bush breakfast we proceed with game viewing along the Mara river and experience the river crossing by wildebeests. Bush lunch and drive to Central Serengeti for overnight and dinner at our favorite Tanzania Bush Tented Lodge.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Tented Lodge in Central Serengeti
or Matawi Tented Lodge


After breakfast drive to the magical Ngorongoro crater Conservation area famous with its last remaining populations of endangered black rhinos, as well as its richness in other wildness species. Ngorongoro crater is a unique place, closed ecosystem, formed millions of years ago in a giant caldera of the ancient volcano. Great majority of the animals never leave the territory of the park, which appears the home for the whole African Big Five. If we missed the chance to encounter all Big Five in Serengeti, here we'd rather grab our chance to catch it up!
Enjoy a bush lunch at a Hippo Pool and proceed with game viewing until evening. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best wildlife parks in the world, was awarded as the natural World's Wonder!
In the evening drive to Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge for evening leisure at the lodge. The lodge is situated nearby the Lake Eyasi – part of Great Rift valley. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge at Lake Eyasi

Day 6. August 22, 2024 (Thursday). LAKE EYASI – HADZABE TRIBE – DATOGA TRIBE – KARATU

Very early morning drive to the Hadzabe (Hadza) tribe. Before they wake up, experience the traditional cannabis smoking ceremony before hunting. Go hunting with Hadzabe and later back for arrow shooting experience.
The Hadzabe are the indigenous inhabitants of the Lake Eyasi. They live around the lake in the central Rift Valley and in the neighboring Serengeti Plateau. There aresome 1,200 Hadzabe people living in Tanzania, however only around 400 Hadzabe still survive exclusively based on the traditional means of foraging: hunting and gathering.

Genetically, the Hadza are not closely related to any other people. Once classified among the Khoisan languages, primarily because it has clicks (sounds really Martian!), the Hadza language is actually thought to be an isolate, unrelated to any other.
Bush breakfast and proceed to Datoga tribe, specialized in iron smelting.

Datoga is the only Nilotic people living in the central regions of Tanzania, surrounded by the Bantu-speaking population. The Datoga pastoralists appear to have entered the Hadza region in the early 18th century, when the Maasai forced them out of the Ngorongoro Crater.
However, direct contacts between the Datoga and the Hadza occurred much later, at the beginning of the 20th century, when, under the onslaught of the Iraqw, Datoga were also ousted from the areas of modern Iraqw residence.
We will see traditional Datoga blacksmiths.
Then drive to comfortable Kudu Lodge in Karatu for late hot lunch. Evening leisure (swimming pool) and dinner at Kudu Lodge.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Kudu Lodge in Karatu

Day 7. August 23, 2024 (Friday). KARATU – MAASAI TRIBE – KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

After breakfast proceed to the east, to visit the Maasai tribe. Stop at the Maasai tribal village to explore their natural lifestyle and culture.
The Maasai inhabit the African Great Lakes region and arrived via the South Sudan. The Maasai speak the Maa language, a member of the Nilotic language family, that is related to the Dinka and Nuer languages of South Sudan.
Maasai are pastoralists, and are famous for their fearsome reputations as warriors and cattle-rustlers. Maasai also consume fresh blood drawn from the necks of cattle with miniature arrows. And we can witness this ceremony.

Maasai are among the best known local populations internationally due to their residence near the many game parks of the African Great Lakes, and their distinctive customs and dress.
Experience traditional dance of Maasai with peculiar very high jumps up.
After early lunch, proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport, while enjoying the landscapes en route. Arrival in Kilimanjaro International airport at 2 – 3 pm. Return flight home.

Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Accommodation: no

* Recommended flights:
– Ethiopian Airlines to Moscow via Addis Ababa, departing from Kilimanjaro on August 23 at 17:20, and then departure from Addis Ababa to Moscow at 23:30 on August 23, arrival in Moscow at 7:40 am on August 24
– any other flight departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport no earlier than 17:00 on August 23.

Cost includes:

· DBL/TWIN accommodation in comfortable hotels and trendy lodges in best locations, as per the program or similar
· all airport transfers
· all transportation according to the program: new Land Cruiser long safari cars with opening roof, no older than 2017, air conditioned, with the professional English speaking driver-guides,
· full board (3 times a day meals in lodges) throughout the trip
· mineral water throughout the trip
· all permits to National parks (entry fees, concession fees, rescue fees)
· all activities according to the program, all visits, support of the tribes
· accompaniment of experienced local English-speaking guides throughout the trip
· Russian and English speaking team leader throughout the trip

Cost excludes (to be additionally paid):

· international flight to Kilimanjaro international airport (roundtrip)
· international medical insurance
· visa of Tanzania
· mandatory tips (approx. 80 USD per person)
· single accommodation

To take with:

• sets of clothes suitable for the weather conditions, including lightweight clothes (shorts, T-shorts), and warm clothes (hoody, light jacket), long sleeve clothes (it is cool in Serengeti in the morning)
• sun hat/panama
• swimwear
• raincoat
• comfortable footwear
• buff
• forehead torch
• big backpack or travel bag or suitcase for all stuff (70 liter or so),
• small backpack for personal stuff and photo-, video cameras
• repellents,
• sunblock set (cream, sunglasses, cap)
• personal hygiene items
• (!) you may need a certificate of yellow fever vaccination, depending on from which country you travel to Tanzania, you should check it on the WHO website
• personal medical kit (analgesics, sanitizers, antibiotics, rehydration, your personal medicine, including medicine for altitude sickness prevention)
• anti malaria prevention pills (up to you)
• photo and video camera with batteries


Best season: June - October, December - March

Safari in the Serengeti National Park - the largest national park, which is a unique ecosystem, where millions of herds of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles migrate from year to year in the wake of the rains in search of succulent grass. The apogee of the Great Migration is the crossing of the Mara and Grumeti rivers by the herbivores, where crocodiles and other hungry predators await them.

Located on the land of the Maasai, a unique national park in the crater of the ancient volcano Ngorongoro is a natural wonder of the world, the habitat of the entire "Big African Five"

Acquaintance with the culture and life of the Maasai tribe

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