8-Day Magnificent Crossing Safari

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Thrilling 8-Day Magnificent Crossing Safari

Join us on an 8-day adventure through the Serengeti, where you’ll witness the iconic Mara River crossing of the African Blue Wildebeest. This safari offers an unparalleled experience of the Great Migration, showcasing the interdependence of all creatures on Earth. From the mysterious Lake Natron to the breathtaking landscapes of the Northern and Central Serengeti, and the exotic Ngorongoro Crater, every moment of this journey is filled with awe and wonder.

Your Itinerary

Day to day

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Welcome to Tanzania, the land of peace and hospitality. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a cheerful and knowledgeable guide who will transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Enjoy dinner and relax, preparing for the adventure ahead.

Day 2: A Visit to Lake Natron

Start your adventure with an early wake-up call, driving through the Maasai Steppe Zone to witness stunning views of the Earth Scar en route to the mysterious Lake Natron. Known for its high flamingo population, this Ramsar Site captivates with the sight of Mount Oldonyo Lengai towering over the lake area. Despite the intense heat, the sight of mummified birds and vibrant flocks of flamingos is enchanting. Uncover the secrets of this enigmatic lake before returning to your hotel for relaxation and dinner.

Day 3: Into the North Serengeti

Awaken to the breathtaking sight of the red, viscous Lake Natron and Mount Oldonyo Lengai. Embark on a drive through the Loliondo district towards Kleins Gate for access to the Northern Serengeti. This unique area boasts vast woodlands, rolling hills, and sparse grass patches, creating a serene setting for a private game drive. It serves as a corridor for migrating herds of wildebeest. After the drive, relax and prepare for tomorrow's exciting adventure.

Day 4: Full Day in the North Serengeti

In this part of the Serengeti, particularly at the Mara River, you'll witness one of the world's most spectacular sights: the stampede of wildebeest crossing the crocodile-filled river. It's a thrilling display of the survival of the fittest. An early wake-up call increases the chance of reaching the river area early for a full day in the North. Besides the migration, this region is also home to a significant elephant population and offers opportunities to spot hunting cats. After this memorable visit, take some well-deserved rest.

Day 5: Venturing the African Mecca

From the rolling hills of the northern 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.


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Day 6: The Exotic Ngorongoro Crater

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 and a picnic at the hippo pool, then retire to Karatu for the night. Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Karatu.

Day 7: Cultural Encounter at Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi, located south of Karatu, is bordered by the alpine forest and inhabited by the wild, primitive Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. Engage in traditional activities like hunting and gathering with these indigenous communities. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the village before heading back to your hotel for relaxation and dinner. Overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 8: Departure

After a leisurely breakfast, drive to Arusha for a shopping stop before heading to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight. We hope your journey with us was thrilling, and we look forward to tailoring your next adventure to explore more of our beautiful destinations. Asante!



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.