The Great Migration of the Serengeti
Tanzania July 16 to August 1, 2025
Witness the spectacle of the Great Migration of the Serengeti, one of the world’s most incredible wildlife phenomenon. Be equally impressed by the self-contained ecosystems of Ngorongoro Crater and the diverse habitats of Tarangire National Park. This safari concentrates on these wildlife-rich areas maximizing observation time. The Mara River crossings that occur over this period are the substance of wildlife documentaries and make for dramatic viewing. Ephemeral and unforgettable occurrences, they can happen at any point during this time of year as herds crisscross back and forth chasing the clouds. Experienced, patient guides are essential to give the best chance of catching a crossing, and your leaders are well equipped to offer you prime viewing of the most incredible wildlife show on Earth.
- Find yourself surrounded by herds of wildebeest gazelle, and zebras amid the famous Great Migration of the Serengeti.
- Experience heart-pumping action as cheetah chase down Thomson’s gazelles.
- Gaze at the diversity of large mammals within Ngorongoro Crater including endangered black rhino.
- Watch and photograph elephants dwarfed by towering baobabs in Tarangire National Park.
- Continue your journey on our Zanzibar Extension from August 1 to 5.
Itinerary Updated: April 2023
Our Trip Leaders
Emanuel grew up at the base of Mt. Kilimanjaro, where his observations of guides taking visitors up the mountain inspired him to pursue a career in ecotourism. He exudes charisma and positive energy, and he shares his encyclopedic knowledge of birds and mammals with grace and humility. His birding skills, including recognition of vocalizations, are top-notch. He has over 17 years of experience guiding wildlife, natural history, and birding tours throughout Tanzania and is delighted to again be working for Cheesemans’.
David has been a popular safari guide for over 25 years. He has an uncanny ability to spot leopards and other wildlife even while driving with consummate skill. His flexibility, kindness, and charm complement his spotting talents, and he is adept at getting the vehicle into position for the best possible wildlife photos. David has earned certificates in Tour Guiding and Leadership, and he is passionate about continuing to learn and grow as a guide. When not guiding, he takes care of his farm and family on the slopes of Mt. Meru.
Augustine, founder and owner of our local safari operator, studied at Tanzania’s College of Wildlife Management and served with the Tanzania Wildlife Department, developing an invaluable set of connections and knowledge. He received his Master’s in Conservation Biology and Ecotourism from Prescott College in Arizona. Augustine’s warmth and humor, intimate knowledge of animal behavior, friendships with indigenous people, and command of logistical details have given him a well-deserved reputation in the safari field.
Get swept up in the Great Migration of the Serengeti.