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The Great Migration is one of the most awe-inspiring wildlife spectacles on the planet. Every year, over two million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles, embark on a journey across the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in Kenya. This epic journey, spanning approximately 1,800 miles, is driven by the search for fresh grazing pastures and water. 
 
As the herds move in a cyclical pattern, they encounter numerous challenges, including treacherous river crossings teeming with crocodiles and predators like lions and cheetahs lying in wait. Witnessing this raw display of survival and the circle of life is an experience that will leave you breathless and deeply moved. 

When to Experience the Great Migration 

The timing of the Great Migration is largely influenced by the region’s rainfall patterns, making it a year-round phenomenon with different highlights each month: 
 
July to October: The dramatic river crossings, especially at the Mara River, are a must-see during these months. This is when the herds face their most daunting challenge, and you can witness thrilling moments as they brave the waters filled with crocodiles.  

Where to Stay for the Best Migration Experience 

We believe that your safari experience should be as exceptional as the natural wonders you’ll witness. Our curated selection of luxury lodges and tented camps ensures that you enjoy the highest standards of comfort and hospitality in the heart of the wilderness. 
 
Exclusive Lodges and Hotels 
Nestled in prime locations, each lodge combines elegant design with modern amenities, providing a serene retreat after a day of adventure. 
 
Gran Melia Arusha is located between the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, surrounded by all of Tanzania’s majestic natural beauty. 
Set alongside a dry riverbed peppered with huge granite boulders and well hidden amongst the acacia and baobab trees, Nimali Tarangire sits peacefully in its own private concession, adjacent to the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park and, most importantly, away from the mainstream vehicles visiting the National Park. 
 
Luxury Tented Camps 
For those seeking an authentic safari experience, our selected tented camps bring you closer to nature without compromising on comfort. Enjoy gourmet meals, hot showers, and plush beds while listening to the sounds of the wild under the African sky. 
 
Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning. 
One authentic mobile tented camp, but in two locations, Lemala Ndutu & Lemala Mara moves north and south with the seasons to ensure guests enjoy ringside seats to the spectacle of the magnificent wildebeest migration year-round. Both are set up in sublime locations offering a high-quality safari experience with excellent guiding. 
 

Tailor-Made Experience 

Our commitment to crafting personalized holidays means that every aspect of your safari is designed with your preferences in mind. Whether you dream of private game drives, guided walking safaris, hot air balloon rides over the Serengeti, or intimate dinners under the stars, we will create an itinerary that fulfils your every desire. 
 
Private Game Drives: Explore the vast landscapes at your own pace with a private guide and vehicle. This allows for a more intimate and flexible safari experience, perfect for photography enthusiasts or those looking for a deeper connection with the environment. 
Hot Air Balloon Safaris: Drift silently above the plains at dawn and witness the migration from a unique vantage point. This serene and exhilarating experience is often followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, adding a touch of elegance to your adventure. 
Cultural Encounters: Enhance your journey with visits to local Maasai villages. Learn about their traditions, participate in cultural activities, and gain a deeper understanding of the region’s rich heritage. 
 
The Great Migration is not just a wildlife event; it’s a life-changing experience that will leave an indelible mark on your soul. By choosing Tailored Journeys, you ensure that your safari is not only extraordinary but also meticulously tailored to exceed your expectations. Allow us to craft your dream holiday, where every moment is a blend of adventure, luxury, and awe-inspiring natural beauty. 
 
Book your exclusive Great Migration safari with us today and prepare to embark on a journey of a lifetime. 
 
Contact us on 01442617777 or holidays@tailoredjourneys.co.uk for more information! Let’s make your safari dreams come true. 
We look forward to hearing from you! 
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