Experiences during the

Great Wildebeest Migration

Hot Air Ballooning

Witness the grandeur of the Great Migration from a truly unique perspective with a hot air balloon safari. As the sun paints the horizon with vibrant colors, you’ll gently rise above the savanna in a hot air balloon. Enjoy panoramic views of sprawling herds of wildebeest and zebra stretching as far as the eye can see. Spot iconic landmarks like the Mara River and capture breathtaking photographic memories.  These flights typically last 1-2 hours, but be prepared for early mornings due to wind patterns and weight restrictions. Pre-booking this unforgettable experience is essential.

An aerial view of a hot air balloon floating of the African plains, with thousands of wildebeest below during the Great Migration

Gain new perspective of the Great Wildebeest Migration in a hot air balloon

Walking Safari

Feel the thrill of being on foot in the African bush with a walking safari.  A skilled guide will transform the environment into an open classroom. Learn about animal tracks and signs, discovering the fascinating world of insects and smaller creatures often missed on game drives. Be prepared for potential encounters with animals on their terms, creating a true sense of adventure. Walking safaris can be short nature walks or multi-hour excursions. 

Night Game Drive

Explore the hidden secrets of the African bush with a night game drive. Witness the nocturnal world come alive after dark! Spot predators like lions with their reflective eyes stalking prey, or observe fascinating nocturnal creatures like springhares and bat-eared foxes emerging from their hiding spots. The starry African sky adds another layer of wonder to this unique adventure. Night game drives typically last 2-3 hours, so dress warmly as nights can be cool. Bring a camera with good night photography capabilities to capture these elusive creatures in their natural habitat.

Male Lion laying down in the spotlight at night.


Don’t underestimate the birding opportunities during the Great Migration! The Serengeti and Masai Mara aren’t just havens for mammals – they’re teeming with incredible birdlife. Expert guides will help your client identify a vast array of avian wonders, from the majestic eagles and hawks soaring overhead to the vibrant migratory birds that follow the wildebeest herds. Birding can be seamlessly incorporated into game drives, or we can pre-book a dedicated birding excursion for a more in-depth exploration.  

Morning and Afternoon 4x4 Game Drives

The cornerstone of any safari experience, morning and afternoon 4×4 game drives offer prime viewing opportunities for the Great Migration and Tanzania’s incredible wildlife. The skilled rangers will tailor game drives to the migration patterns. Mornings might be ideal for witnessing wildebeest herds on the move, especially during dramatic river crossings. Afternoons can be perfect for predator sightings near watering holes as animals gather to drink. Expect to see a wide variety of animals beyond the wildebeest, like elephants, giraffes, and lions. These game drives typically last 2-3 hours each, providing ample time for observation and photography. Dress in comfortable clothing with neutral tones that blend with the environment, and bring a hat and sunscreen in the summer months.

Cultural Village Visit

Immerse in the rich heritage of the Maasai people, who have co-existed with the migration for centuries, with a cultural village visit. Learn about their traditions, way of life, and their deep connection to the land. Witness traditional dances, see how they build their homes (manyattas), and potentially even interact with members of the community through a translator. Cultural village visits can range from a few hours to a full-day excursion.

Ngorongoro Descent

Descend into a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro Crater, for a truly awe-inspiring experience. Witness a unique ecosystem teeming with wildlife on a Ngorongoro Crater descent. Enjoy a dramatic descent into the crater floor, spotting a variety of animals within the crater walls, including the critically endangered black rhinoceros. Expect to see elephants, lions, zebras, and many other species due to the permanent water source within the crater. Ngorongoro Crater descent can be done as a day trip or incorporated into a longer itinerary that includes staying near the crater rim. 

Bush Dining

Indulge in an unforgettable dining experience with bush dining. Savour delicious food prepared by expert chefs under the vast African sky. A beautifully set table awaits, often with flickering lanterns or candles creating a magical atmosphere. Expect a multi-course meal prepared with fresh, local ingredients. Relax and listen to the sounds of the African night while enjoying the company of your fellow travelers. Bush dinners typically take place in the evening, lasting for a few hours. 


End a safari day on a perfect note with sundowners, a quintessential safari tradition. Enjoy drinks and snacks as the sun sets over the savanna, painting the sky with vibrant colors. Relax and unwind with a refreshing beverage and light bites while witnessing this breathtaking spectacle. Sundowners are typically short social gatherings before dinner, lasting about 30 minutes to an hour.

Asian women and European men on safari game drive in South Africa Kruger national park