The Great Wildebeest Migration Safari | Calving Season

Arusha, Tanzania

Shrike Safaris
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Duration: 10 days
Group size: 1 - 12
The Great Wildebeest Migration Safari | Calving Season
Arusha, Tanzania

Shrike Safaris
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Duration: 10 days
Group size: 1 - 12

About this trip

Herds As Far As The Eye Can See...

This safari has been designed with the aim of witnessing the Great Migration during the calving season. At the beginning of the short rainy season end of October, the herds of wildebeest start arriving at the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around early November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera-the heart of the Serengeti, around the Ndutu area and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can easily be seen roaming around the plains as they feed on the green pastures. It has been recorded that more than 500,000 calves of wildebeest are born during the month of February.

They normally stay in the area till early April and later start heading west towards the Grumet River and Musabi plains in the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park. Kindly note that this is a natural phenomenon in rare cases the Great Migration be affected by rainfall, availability of water and food in the area, predators, and nutrition contents in the grasses.

What’s included

  • Scheduled Flights
    An unprecedented three time-saving flights makes travel between reserves a seamless joy.
  • Finest Accommodations
    Exceptional tented camps to unique lodging that appear regularly on Condé Nast Readers' Choice Awards - African Safari Lodges. Preferential rooms are provided to Shrike travelers at all lodges & camps
  • Activities & Game Drive
    National park entrance, Nature and Immersive activities for everyone with ittle unexpected surprises along the way.
  • 4x4 Safari Vehicle
    Safari vehicle is equipped with a field guide library, ice chest of soft drinks and mineral water, and bean bag for stabilising long lenses.
  • Top-notch Safari Guide
    Shrike trained Safari Guide, Activities with local experts, Special programs with the local community.
  • Transfers
    Complimentary travel to and from airports for all travellers, at any time.
  • All Meals
    From the moment that we pick you up until the moment of your reluctant departure, all meals and beverages (including soft drinks, house wines, well spirits, and local beers) are provided
  • Peace of Mind Safari
    Your safari includes all entry park fee, Government taxes, Snacks and refreshments en route
  • Emergency evacuation
    This assures Shrike guests in the wilderness area of prompt medical attention and air transportation to the nearest medical facility in the unlikely event that an emergency should arise.
  • Gratuities
    Gratuities included for meals and porterage even substantial ones to your Safari Guide and Safari Leader from beginning to end of your safari
  • Safari Leader and Guide
    Enjoy the services of our top—notch Safari Leader, as well as a Safari Guide during your safari.
  • Guaranteed Departure
    Once a full payment or a deposit has been made for this safari your trip will depart as scheduled, we will never cancel for any reason other than Force Majeure.
  • Giving Back
    A safari with us helps to change the lives of destitute and orphaned children in Tanzania.
  • 24/7 Concierges Service
    A warm meet-and-greet when you get off the plane. We listen to your particular needs and take them seriously. We are 24/7, 365 days ready to take care of your requests.
  • Premium Drinks
    Champagne, cognacs, cellar wines, cigars, and cigarettes.
  • International flights
    Seats and travel arrangments
  • Travel insurance.
    We highly recommend
  • Travel Fees
    Fees for Passport, Visa, or Immunizations.
  • Other stuff
    Items of a personal nature.

Available Packages

Private Safari

We convert this safari into a completely PRIVATE safari specifically for you and your loved one, or family, or your friends.

Deposit: $900
Small-Group Safari

The group varies from as few as 6 guests [and what service..!] to an average of 8 and never more than 12 participants.

Deposit: $750


En Route
Day 1

Your adventure begins today as you enplane for Africa... Fly to Tanzania to meet Shrike's dedicated safari hosts who are ready to immerse themselves down to every last detail of yours for the next 11 Days

Your Organizer

Shrike Safaris
Everyone at Shrike at every level does everything with a custom approach and bravely go not one, not two, but many miles beyond to meet and exceed your adventure expectations. It's part of our DNA that we do not hesitate to get our hands dirty and immerse ourselves in the last details of every guest we host. Our talented people (fully immersed in creating value) take advantage of even the smallest part of your safari or Kilimanjaro trek to be an opportunity for them to do something a little bit better, or even a lot better.