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Great Migration and Zanzibar (December to March)



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Deo Japhet

Earthlife Expeditions

Unique services from a trustworthy and 100% locally owned Tanzania tour operator.

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Great Migration and Zanzibar (December to March)

This tour is ideal for people that want to see the famous great migration in Tanzania as well as predators and eventually enjoy the beautiful beach in Zanzibar. People taking this tour will see lots of newly born animals. lots of big cats and have very high chances to see hunting predators. This tour is best if done between December and March when the great migration is in Ndutu (Southern Serengeti). The unique thing about Ndutu is that it is the only place where off-road driving is permitted to enable guests observe the adventures up-close.



After a long flight to Tanzania, we assume that our guests are tired. So on this first day will only transfer them to the lodge for a rest. A free town tour can be arranged on request. All meals and overnight will be in Arusha.


Arusha national park

After breakfast drive to Arusha national park for a morning game drive. In this small but beautiful park of the slope of Mount Meru you will have opportunity to see lots of rare black and white colobus monkeys, giraffes, antelopes, flamingos in the lake and many more. You will also visit Ngurdoto crater which, has amazing scenery. Arusha national park is also the best place to see Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa). After your picnic lunch you will do canoe ride in Lake Momela to have an opportunity to see the pink flamingos up close. In the late afternoon you will return to your lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight Read more


Village walk, Lake Manyara n

After breakfast you will drive to Mtowambu town on the floor of the Great rift valley, for a guided village tour. In this small but very busy town where people belonging to all 120 tribes in Tanzania live together you will have opportunity to see typical daily life of Tanzanians. Your walking guide who comes from that area will take you to rice and banana plantations where you will interact with the people working in their farms, you will visit a traditional beer bar/factory, you will visit a school and carvings factory where the famous “makonde” use ebony black wood to carve different statues. You will then continue to Manyara wildlife camp for lunch. After lunch you will depart for game drive in Lake Manyara national park. In this small but very beautiful park with dense forest you will have opportunity to see lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, dik dik, flamingos in the lake and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree climbing lions. All meals and overnight will be at a lodge near lake Manyara Read more

Lake Manyara

Game drive, Great migration

After breakfast you will drive to Ndutu for game drive then continue to Ndutu Mbugani camp for lunch. In the afternoon depart for game drive in Ndutu area. This is the area along the boundary of Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the great migration is supposed to be between January and April. It is where these millions of animals will drop their young ones in February because the area is open and has highly nutritious grass. This is the highlight of your entire trip and you will expect to see lots of excitement like hunting, chasing, young ones being born etc. You will have two nights to explore this special area where off road driving is permitted to allow you observe these adventures up close. We recommend you start your game drives very early in the morning to be successful. All meals and overnight will be in a lodge/camp in central Serengeti Read more

Ndutu area/South Serengeti

Game drive, Great Migration,

Morning and afternoon game drives with early departure exploring the great migration and big cats. All meals and overnight will be at a lodge/camp in central Serengeti

Ndutu area, Southern Serenge

Game drive, Black rhino, Fla

After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongoro crater for a full day of game drive. The crater has a good number of lions and cheetahs, and it is another good place to see the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon visit a Maasai village, then continue to lodge near the crater for dinner and overnight Read more

Ngorongoro crater

Zanzibar beach

After breakfast drive back to Arusha for lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Upon your arrival in Zanzibar you will be transferred to the beach for dinner and overnight in a resort by the beach


Leisure at the beach

Day spent relaxing at the beach. Alternatively the lodge organizes activities like village walk, scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing and others that you can book and pay directly. All meals and overnight will be at the resort.


Stone town walk, Spice tour

After breakfast you will do a spice tour, then visit the historical Zanzibar Stone town. In the late afternoon you will return to the resort for dinner and overnight.



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 4
Location Serengeti
Day 6
Location Karatu
Day 7
Location Zanzibar
Day in trip
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 3
Location Lake Manyara
Day 4
Location Serengeti
Day 6
Location Karatu
Day 7
Location Zanzibar


Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers


8 Reviews

Kevin, United States

My family and I had a wonderful experience with Earthlife and we could not have asked for a better safari for the price. Our accommodations exceeded expectations and the bushcamps were a great experience: falling asleep to the sound of distant prides of lions and nearby zebra and antelope is unforgettable. The food was a great mix of local dishes and foreign cuisine; there was always something for everyone. Our guide was warm, friendly and exceptionally knowledgeable which allowed us to see an array of animals. We got amazing photographs of the big cats and elephants that came right up to our jeep. It was an experience of a lifetime-a big thank you to everyone at Earthlife. Read more

Sharon S., United States

Earthlife Expeditions provided the best mix of fun, adventure and luxury. All communications were done by email and the response time was usually overnight because of the time difference. The owner Deo managed our itinerary and provided exceptional lodging upgrades. Our itinerary was also customized based on the Great Migration and we didn't miss anything. Deo met us at the airport when we arrived, drove us to our first lodging, briefed us on our adventure and answered any last minute questions. He was also at the airport when we left to make sure all went well. His exceptional customer service began with the first communication and never faltered. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, professional with a keen eye for locating animals. This is an honest, well managed company that will work hard to meet your expectations. Read more

Christian, Spain

The Safari with Earthlife expeditions was amazing! Dee (the owner) is very preoccupied about the happiness of his clients. Our guide was Aggrey, he was by far the best guide on the field, he spotted everything, even cheetahs!!!. I highly recommend this company, you will not find any better one. Thank you again! Read more



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