8-Day Circle of Life Over the Serengeti Safari

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Spectacular 8-Day Circle of Life Over the Serengeti Safari

Experience the remarkable phenomenon of the Great Migration with an 8-day safari that takes you through the heart of the Serengeti. Witness the incredible interdependence of wildlife as the blue wildebeest herds traverse the plains in a historic display of adaptation and evolution. From the picturesque Lake Manyara to the dramatic landscapes of the Central and Western Serengeti, and the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater, this journey offers a deep connection with nature’s finest spectacles.

Your Itinerary

Day to day

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Welcome to Tanzania! Our expert naturalist guide will greet you and transfer you to your hotel, ensuring you have ample time to relax before embarking on this marvelous journey. Dinner will be served at your hotel.

Day 2: The Loveliest Lake Manyara

Start your day with a refreshing breakfast before journeying through the Maasai Steppe zone and down to the Rift Valley floor. Enter Lake Manyara National Park, known for its dense riverine forest, famed tree-climbing lions, and breathtaking views of flamingoes on its shores. Explore the hot water springs and marvel at the wonders of nature that only Lake Manyara can offer. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the Rift Valley walls and, if time allows, take a walk on the canopy for a clear view of the underwater forest and bird's-eye view. Return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 3: Drive to the Central Serengeti

On a chilly morning, enjoy breakfast before driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands towards the Serengeti. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Serengeti maintain wildlife interactions while limiting human activities between them. Arrive in the Central Serengeti for an afternoon game drive, where you can witness the incredible wildlife in action. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in the Central Serengeti.

Day 4: Uncover the Western Serengeti

Enjoy breakfast in the tranquil setting of your lodge with expansive horizons. Hop into your jeep and venture to the unique destination of the Western Serengeti. The landscape features hillsides and shrubs, providing an ideal area for wildebeest mating. The riverine forest is home to a variety of cats, offering dramatic encounters as the herds converge. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in the Western Serengeti.

Day 5: Explore More of the Western Serengeti

The tranquil wilderness of the Western Serengeti captivates with its beauty. The Grumeti and Mbalageti Rivers are the main attractions for resident wildlife. Witness the quieter yet exhilarating crossing at the Grumeti River, which poses the first significant obstacle for the herds. The moving herds are an astonishing sight not to be missed. Dinner and overnight stay at the lodge.


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Day 6: Return to the Central Serengeti

From the shrubs of the Western corridor, drive into the vast open savannah grass plains adorned with acacia trees and rivers, punctuated by granite kopjes resembling Pride Rock from The Lion King. The Seronera valley serves as a predator's world and offers fantastic game-watching opportunities. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in the Central Serengeti.

Day 7: Triumph at the Ancient Caldera

Venture from the savannah plains to the Ngorongoro Highlands, aiming for the descent into the Ngorongoro Crater. Named after a Maasai term meaning "dark hole," the crater's origins stem from a millennium-old eruption. Hosting over 300 wildlife species, it's a natural marvel. Enjoy a game drive picnic at the hippo pool, then retire to Karatu for the night. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Karatu.

Day 8: Departure

Enjoy your farewell breakfast at the hotel before hopping into your jeep for a leisurely day. If you're curious, feel free to stop at curio shops for shopping before returning to Arusha. Cool off and head to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home. We hope your journey with us was thrilling and we look forward to tailoring your next adventure to explore more of our beautiful destinations. Karibu!


When we say we’re with you every step of the way, we mean it—every single step. From crafting the perfect itinerary to arranging seamless private transfers with our 4x4 Safari Jeep or by AIR, and ensuring a smooth passage through Customs, we're by your side 24/7. Ready to begin on the adventure of a lifetime? Contact our Travel Designers today to plan an unforgettable journey.