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4-Days Serengeti Migration Safari River Crossing

 4 Day Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari - ( Northern Serengeti )

Embark on a mesmerizing 4-day Serengeti Migration Safari, focusing on the captivating spectacle of river crossings. Witness the awe-inspiring journey of wildebeest and other wildlife as they navigate the waters, creating a breathtaking natural phenomenon. Immerse yourself in the heart of the Serengeti, capturing unforgettable moments and indulging in the beauty of the untamed wilderness. Join us for an extraordinary adventure that unveils the magic of the Serengeti Migration, an experience that will linger in your memories forever.


  • Day 1: Arrival in Serengeti North (Kogatende)

  • Day 2: Serengeti National Park (North-Kogatende)

  • Day 3: Serengeti National Park-Kogatende

  • Day 4: Departure to Arusha

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7 Questions About 4-Day Serengeti migration Safaris

Is 4 days too short for a trip in the Serengeti?

The Serengeti is so amazing that any amount of time feels too short. While four days might seem brief, it's actually perfect for a safari here. In four days, you can either dive deep into one area of the park or explore multiple regions. You might spend a couple of days in the Southern Serengeti and another couple in the central Seronera area. If you prefer the Northern Serengeti, you could spend all four days there. No matter your choice, in four days, you'll see plenty of animals, enjoy diverse landscapes, and even find some time to relax.

How do I get to the Serengeti?

There are different ways to reach the Serengeti, depending on your tour plan.

Most safari travelers fly to one of the Serengeti's airstrips from Arusha or another park. Flying is great for saving time and getting a fantastic aerial view of the park. If you have only 4 days for your entire trip, flying is usually the best option. The flights are usually in small planes, seating 6 to 20 people.

Alternatively, you can travel to the Serengeti by road. While it takes longer, you get to see a lot more along the way. Traveling by road gives you the chance to visit places like the Ngorongoro Crater and Olduvai Gorge. Road travel is typically done in a minibus or a 4x4 safari vehicle.

What accommodation can I expect in the Serengeti?

The type of accommodation in the Serengeti varies based on your safari plans, but there's something for every budget. 

Many travelers love staying in the Serengeti's tented camps. These camps range from simple safari tents with a bed, attached toilet, and sometimes an outdoor shower, to luxurious tents with lots of space and fine safari furnishings. These camps often include a dining tent, lounge area, and sometimes a swimming pool.

Some tented camps are mobile and move a few times a year to give you the best chance to see the great migration. With only canvas between you and the African wild, it's safe and you'll feel part of the Serengeti, especially when you hear lions roaring at night.

The Serengeti also offers lodges, which are permanent buildings. Here, you'll sleep behind solid walls but enjoy a similar experience to tented camps, with dining areas, bars, and sometimes a pool.

For those on a budget, there are camping areas and a youth hostel in Seronera in the Central Serengeti.

What is the best time of the year for a 4-day safari in the Serengeti?

There's never a bad time to visit the Serengeti, but your experience will vary depending on when you go.

The Dry season, from June to October, is the best time for weather, with little to no rain. These months are also ideal for wildlife viewing because animals gather near the remaining water sources, making them easier to spot.

The wildebeest migration follows a predictable pattern. They give birth in the Southern Serengeti in January and February. By June or July, they move north and cross the Grumeti River in the Western Corridor. Around September, they cross the Mara River into Kenya in the far north. 

These timings can vary each year, but they're a good guide for planning.

For budget travelers, there are camping areas and a youth hostel in Seronera, Central Serengeti.

Is it likely that I will see the wildebeest migration?

To see the migration on your 4-day Serengeti safari, you'll need careful planning and some luck.

Wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles typically migrate through the park during specific months. They start in the southern Serengeti in January and February, moving northward over the following months. By June or July, they are usually in the Western Corridor near the Grumeti River. In September, they cross the Mara River into Kenya's Masai Mara. Use these timelines to plan your trip if you want to see the migration.

However, every year is different, and wildlife movements can't be guaranteed. Sometimes the migration happens as expected, but other times it varies. The wildebeest might move faster or slower, or take different routes. That's why a bit of luck is needed to be in the right place at the right time.

Which animals am I likely to see?

On a 4-day Serengeti safari, you'll encounter countless animals. The wildlife you see varies by location and season. During the great migration, you'll spot numerous wildebeest, zebra, and Thomson’s gazelle. Predators like big cats and hyenas often follow the migration for easy prey. Big cats and hyenas are frequently seen even outside the migration period.


You'll also likely see elephants, buffalo, giraffes, jackals, bat-eared foxes, and various antelopes such as eland, topi, kongoni, and impala. Black rhinos are rare but present in the park.

How much does a 4-day Serengeti safari cost?

There are many factors that affect the cost of your 4-day Serengeti safari. These include the time of year, type of accommodation, and the kind of safari you choose (group, private, or self-drive).

High season is from July to March, when prices are higher. Costs also rise during the migration period.

Accommodation ranges from camping to luxury lodges, impacting your total cost. Private safaris are usually more expensive than group safaris.

A basic camping safari in the Serengeti starts at $100-$150 per person per day, while luxury options begin at $500 per person per day, with most safaris falling somewhere in between.

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