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In search of the wildebeest migration in Tanzania

An exciting and adventurous journey centred on the Great Migration

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phenomenal natural spectacle 

10

days on the trail of…

1.000.000+

wildebeest and zebras on their epic migration

The impressive spectacle of the migration

A cheetah on the hunt, a flamboyance of flamingos wading in shallow water, a pride of lions and their frolicking cubs – you never know what you will see in the wildlife parks of Tanzania, but it is invariably spectacular. When it comes to wildlife spotting, however, nothing compares to a sighting of the Great Migration. In terms of numbers and how dramatic it is to see, this is by far the most amazing natural spectacle you will ever see, coming face to face with thousands of wildebeest and zebras on their epic annual trek. Although there is no telling what nature will do, the people of Makasa, with their many years of experience, know exactly where you are most likely to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary phenomenon.

Makasa will take you to the right spot at the right time

Anyone who plans to see the miraculous spectacle of the wildebeest migration in real life will usually wonder what would be the best time to go. The answer is not as easy as you might expect. It has everything to do with where you are. In fact, the migration takes place almost throughout the entire year, but it moves around. At Makasa, we have many years of experience advising our guests on where they can spot the animals. Having spent twenty years tracking the giant herds, Ngomi is an expert who will give you an educated guess as to where they usually are at different times of the year.
Highly recommended!
You don't need to read any further. Just book a safari through Makasa and you will simply thank me later :) These guys know what you need for a great Safari!! I am already talking about a next trip with them.
Abhishek Dwivedi
Fantastic trip
We did the 7-day safari to the Serengeti in October. Makasa worked out the details perfectly. Our guide Jamal was very very good. It felt like he was part of our family. It was amazing seeing all the wildlife.
John Turner
Extraordinary experience
Jamal our guide was very helpful, and he was very keen. He has eyes like an eagle. We saw the big 5 and many other animals including the almost endangered wild hunting dogs. We could definitely recommend Makasa.
Art Nelson

A distant travel into the Great Unknown

If you are planning to travel to Tanzania, you know that it is nothing like a weekend in the country. It requires a lot more preparation and there are a few matters that require your attention. If you are not familiar with the country, you may have some questions or concerns. To the most frequently asked questions on this topic, we have a simple and reassuring answer.

Will I be guaranteed to see the migration?

If you follow our advice, you are highly likely to see it, but there are no absolute guarantees.

Will I be at risk of malaria infection?

Tanzania is considered a low-risk country for malaria. Moreover, preventative medication is available to help keep you safe.

Is Tanzania a safe place to visit?

Yes, Tanzania has been one of the most stable countries on the African continent for decades.

Is it dangerous to go on a safari?

No. As long as you play by the rules, there are hardly any risks. 

How will I communicate?

Our office team as well as our tour guides are proficient in English.

Reliability

We are a member of TATO and are a fully licensed Tour Operator including TALA.

Cabin crew, take your seats

Several airlines have scheduled flights to Tanzania. KLM, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Turkish Airlines offer daily flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport. Kilimanjaro International Airport is situated in northern Tanzania between the cities of Arusha and Moshi. Moshi is home to Makasa. Located at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, close to the main wildlife parks, it lies at a driving distance of 45 minutes from the airport. One of our friendly attendants will be there to greet you and take you to your hotel. Welcome to Tanzania!

We will advise you on the best time and the best place to see the migration.

Makasa is there for you whenever you need us for advice, organization and anything you need during the trip

Once you have arrived at your destination, chances are that you will have little eye for anything but the marvels around you. Nevertheless, it is always good to know that Makasa is always nearby and ready to help you with anything you may need. We will be there in the background, so that you do not have to worry about a thing. We will arrange everything for you, even in unexpected events. And the list of benefits does not end there! View the full list below. 

Private jeep and guide

Go on safari in a private Makasa Land Cruiser driven by one of our highly skilled and experienced guides, all of whom speak English fluently.

Relax and enjoy

Our goal is to make your life easier on your trip. We will take care of every detail, from collecting you from the airport to returning you after an amazing holiday.

International team

Selma is Dutch, while Ngomi is half German, half Tanzanian – a valuable combination if you want to plan a marvellous journey.

Tanzania top experts

We live and work in Tanzania, so we can show you the best spots and give you the best advice.

Award-winning operator 

We have won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years in a row – and we are very proud of this honour.

Safety first! 

Makasa is a member of TATO (Tanzania Association of Tour Operators), so your safety is in good hands with us.

How about a sneak preview to get in the mood? 

Crossing the Serengeti in a private jeep

Depending on the composition of your group, you will travel in a Land Cruiser seating 5 to 7 people, driven by one of our experienced guides. Come with us to the world’s most famous wildlife parks: Lake Manyara, the Ngorongoro Crater, and, of course, the Serengeti, where we will try to track down the migrating herds. You will feel as if you were stepping into the world of National Geographic. Your car is provided with a special interior with a roof that pops up, allowing you to stand up straight to film or take pictures. You will be amazed at the wildlife you will get to see here. 

The river crossing

The absolute apex of the migration is the equally famous and notorious crossing of the Mara River. This is where the most beautiful photographs that you see in nature documentaries are shot. Obviously, it is any safari goer’s dream to experience this for themselves. We can point you in the right direction, but we have to keep in mind that nature cannot be forced, nor can it be predicted fully accurately. We can, however, raise our chances by focusing on the month of August.

Sleeping with lions

Safari nights tend to be a very special experience. Visitors usually spend at least a few of these nights in so-called tented camps. Other than that they have the heavy-duty canvas canopy in common, ordinary tents pale in comparison with these luxury glamping tents. The floors are made of wood and the interior design and particularly the beds are incredibly comfortable and romantic. The tents all have excellent private bathroom facilities. The biggest attraction, however, is the incomparable safari atmosphere. In the mornings, at breakfast, you can have great fun trying to imitate the animal sounds that you heard during the night. Guides are often very good at this. Now, was that a lion’s or a hyena’s cry?

Calving season

Yet another interesting time of the year is calving season, around late January, early February, in Ndutu, south of the Serengeti. During its peak, around 8,000 baby wildebeest are born each day. Seeing such a wobbly newborn calf take its first shaky steps is a truly unforgettable experience. Inevitably, some of the calves will fall prey to predators such as hungry lions, leopards, and cheetahs, but as 80% of the wildebeest females give birth in the same two- to three-week period, most will survive. The best places to stay are the accommodations located in the Ndutu region.

Download this free example itinerary 'The Great Migration'

The package we will organize for you will be tailored to your personal needs and interests. This example itinerary is to inspire you and to give you an idea of the possibilities. This example itinerary contains:

  •  A full description of the program from day to day
  • Information about the accommodations during this trip
  • The prices per person and per season
  • Information about our way of working, our jeeps and our guides
  • Additional information about Tanzania
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Excellent and unforgettable
The tour through the three National Parks was amazing, we were lucky and saw the BIG 5. Our guide David was fantastic! We always felt super comfortable, safe and well entertained. We had amazing and truly unforgettable days thanks to Makasa. 
Felix Evans
Safari in Tanzania then Zanzibar
Fabulous Safari. Too many highlights. Camping on Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater. Great Lodges. Fabulous hotel in Zanzibar. A real holiday of a lifetime. If you are thinking of doing a Safari, I can't recommend Makasa enough.
Dianne Scott
Everything we hoped for, and more
This safari was the trip of our lifetimes! Everything went like clockwork, from the pickup at the airport to catching the catamaran ferry from Zanzibar. The accom-modations, especially in the Serengeti, were all interesting and comfortable. Strongly recommend
Lizzy Wilson

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Annic’s travel vlog story 

Annic ten Duis, a very well-known vlogger, went on safari with Makasa. Wildly enthusiastic, she invites you to view her story. Have fun!

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Amazing Safari Experience
Makasa allows a family to have a safari experience that meets their needs. It was great to be able to travel with just our family of five - and see so much of Northern Tanzania. We absolutely loved the safari and have lots of great memories. I highly recommend Makasa Safaris.
Fam. Green
Breathtakingly beautiful 
We wanted to see the migration of the animals. What a spectacle. Breathtakingly beautiful, not to describe with words, you have to experience this. Not only by seeing it, but by feeling it, smelling it, hearing it, tasting it. We are eternally grateful to our guide Mr. Humphrey for this. 
Max Wright
Dream safari with Makasa
Our guide Humphrey made our safari an unforgettable experience! Humphrey is a professional, knowledgeable, positive, friendly guide with good sense of humor. Thanks to him the safari was much fun, surprises and interesting and useful info about world of animals.
Nathalia Garcia

This is just an example

The trip described above is just an example; a marvellous example, indeed, but there are many more options. You can choose to have more safari and less sun, or vice versa. Whether you want a longer or a shorter stay, simpler accommodations or more luxury, everything is possible. Please let us know what you want and we will be glad to arrange an itinerary that suits your every desire. Welcome to Makasa!