Arusha National Park is one of the most interesting landscape’s spot in Tanzania. The park is geographically located only 32 km from Arusha town.
Regardless of being among the parks admired for abundance of wildlife, fauna and flora there have three spectacular features; Shira plateau, Kibo and Mawenzi which complements to the beauty of this park.
Viewing the Mount Meru from a close look and very fine weather has also attracted many visitors to this park. Its sounds unbelievable that all these and many more can explored in one-day excursion. Join our team to arrange for your next route while Africa – Tanzania.

Meru is a great preparation hike for climbing Kilimanjaro, or a spectacular trek for those not compelled to do Kilimanjaro. You will hike past wildlife, the landscape is spectacular, and sunrise on the summit has Kilimanjaro as the backdrop.
While it can be done in only 4 days, it is not an easy peak to summit. To reach the top (almost 15,000 feet), there is some scrambling on rocks in the dark and at high altitude. You should be prepared for at least 10 hours of hiking on summit day. For an easier hike, you can climb just to Rhino Point for sunrise overlooking Kilimanjaro, and then descend.
Mt. Meru is in Arusha National Park. In Arusha National Park all hikers must be accompanied by an armed ranger. This ranger is employed directly by the national park. You will also have your own mountain guide, who is managing the crew and watching out for your safety.
The park ranger has the authority to make decisions such as trail choices, pace, etc. Arusha National Park may combine groups of people to hike with one park ranger, therefore, we cannot guarantee a completely private Meru trek.
Arusha National Park requires the hire of porters specific to Arusha National Park, who will be assigned once you arrive at the trail registration.


DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.

Meru is a great preparation hike for climbing Kilimanjaro, or a spectacular trek for those not compelled to do Kilimanjaro. You will hike past wildlife, the landscape is spectacular, and sunrise on the summit has Kilimanjaro as the backdrop.
While typically done in only 4 days, it is not an easy peak to summit. To reach the top, there is some scrambling on rocks in the dark and at high altitude. You should be prepared for at least 10 hours of hiking on summit day. For an easier hike, you can climb just to Rhino Point for sunrise, and then descend.
Mt. Meru is in Arusha National Park. In Arusha National Park all hikers must be accompanied by an armed ranger in addition to the AWR guide. This ranger is employed directly by the national park. You will also have your own guide, who is managing the crew and watching out for your safety.
The park ranger has the authority to make decisions such as trail choices, pace, etc. Arusha National Park will combine groups of people to hike with one park ranger, therefore, we cannot guarantee a private Meru trek.
Arusha National Park requires the hire of porters specific to Arusha National Park, which will be assigned once you arrive at the trail registration.


DEPARTURE TIME
Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight

Experience the first steps of one of natures most grueling and fascinating journeys as you witness the calving season. Calving season marks the beginning of this movement that sees millions of animals make the difficult journey from the southern Serengeti to the distant Maasai Mara.

On your four-day calving season safari you’ll visit Lake Manyara National Park, travel to the southern Serengeti to see the calving region of Ndutu, and finish your tour with a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

If your timing is right, you might even get to see the first steps of this vast herd’s northward movement

Details of 4 Day Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari (December – March)

About Calving Season (December to March)

Life begins for a huge number of animals in the Ndutu region that straddles the southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the space of a few short weeks, the calving season sees half a million young wildebeest brought into the world – with an average of 8,000 wildebeest born each day.

It is here that the vast herd begins to take shape, and it is here that the predators begin their yearlong assault upon the herd. With so many young and weak calves stumbling around, it becomes easy for the lions, leopards, and cheetahs to pick off a tasty morsel.

Overview

Maximize your time on the Serengeti with this once-in-a-lifetime fly in safari to explore the world-famous Serengeti National Park. You’ll fly directly to the heart of the action in pursuit of the Wildebeest Migration and witness this amazing natural phenomenon up close and personal.

Finish your trip with a visit to the stunning Ngorongoro Conservation Area to ensure you ‘collect’ the entirety of the Big Five by spotting the endangered black rhinoceros and the unassuming cape buffalo.

Details of 5 Day Fly-In Wildebeest Migration Safari (July – October)

About the Mara River Crossing (July to October)

During this period, the herd continues its movement north towards the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. There is no tight schedule that these animals follow, and so tracking the herd’s movements becomes a day to day prospect as the meander slowly but inexorably towards the next big obstacle in their path: the Mara River.

The Mara River poses another deadly barrier for the herd, who must again brave swollen waters and the opportunistic predators if they are to find relatively safety on the far side. Photographers and documentarians from around the world gather to witness the death-defying crossing, but the surrounding landscapes are every bit as memorable as the life and death struggle taking place at the Kogatende crossing.

This safari can be done as either a fly-in safari as described below, or as a fly-out safari. In this case, the itinerary would be reversed and you would fly from the Lobo region back to Arusha at the conclusion of your safari.

Overview

Experience two Wonders of the World! This itinerary combines the high drama of the Wildebeest Migration on the majestic plains of the Serengeti with the majesty of the World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

On your 5 day Wildebeest Migration safari you’ll track the movements of the vast herd while also visiting three of Tanzania’s most famous national parks. You’ll start in either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park before spending three days in the Serengeti National Park following the movements of the Wildebeest Migration. You’ll then finish your drive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

There’s no better way to see the great Wildebeest Migration in action and see the amazing parks that have made Tanzania so famous.

Details of 5 Day Serengeti great Wildebeest Migration Safari

 What Is The Wildebeest Migration?

The Wildebeest Migration is an annual migration of wildebeest from the Ndutu region of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara in southern Kenya.

The recent rains leave the stunning caldera reserve with an abundance of grass for zebra and wildebeest to feast upon, and it is at this time of year that the wildebeest calving season begins. It is also an opportune time for predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards, and even hyenas to pick off weak and confused calves.

When the rains end in April/May, the zebra begin the process of heading north towards the Maasai Mara. Where the zebra go, the wildebeest follow.

The vast herd crosses the Grumeti River in June/July and the Mara River between August and November, and it is at this time that some of the most spectacular photographs and video footage can be captured. The swollen rivers sweep away members of the herd, predators harry the stragglers, and the opportunistic Nile crocodiles have a feast as animals venture into the water seeking to cross. It is a bloody, dazzling display of the food chain at work.

Once the crossings are complete, the herd settles in the Maasai Mara in southern Kenya. After remaining in the more fertile Maasai Mara for the duration of the dry season, the migration heads south again in preparation for the calving season in the New Year.

Overview

For those with a little more time, our five day Wildebeest Migration Calving Season safari combines visits to the Ndutu region of the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with sometime in the Central Serengeti and your choice of either Tarangire National Park or Lake Manyara National Park.

The perfect safari itinerary for a visit over months of December to March, this is one of our biggest sellers.

Details of 5 Day Wildebeest Migration Calving Season Safari (December – March)

About Calving Season (December to March)

Life begins for a huge number of animals in the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. In the space of a few short weeks, the calving season sees half a million young wildebeest brought into the world. This is due to the rainy season combining with the fertile volcanic soil of the region to create a lush carpet of short grass rich in essential vitamins.

It is here that the vast herd begins to take shape, and it is here that the predators begin their yearlong assault upon the herd. With so many young and weak calves stumbling around, it becomes easy for the lions, leopards, and cheetahs to pick off a tasty morsel.

Overview

The high drama of a river crossing at the Mara River is arguably the highlight of the Wildebeest Migration, a stunning life-and-death display as hundreds of thousands of wildebeest brave the treacherous currents and lurking crocodiles in a last ditch attempt to reach the safety of the Maasai Mara in Kenya.

Our six-day river crossing safari takes you into the northern Serengeti and offers the best chance of seeing death-defying leaps and heart-wrenching near misses as you spend multiple nights and days in the world-famous Serengeti National Park.

Details of 6 Day Wildebeest Migration River Crossing Safari (July – October)

About the Mara River Crossing (July to October)

During this period, the herd continues its movement north towards the Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya. There is no tight schedule that these animals follow, and so tracking the herd’s movements becomes a day to day prospect as the meander slowly but inexorably towards the next big obstacle in their path: the Mara River.

The Mara River poses another deadly barrier for the herd, who must again brave swollen waters and the opportunistic predators if they are to find relatively safety on the far side. Photographers and documentarians from around the world gather to witness the death-defying crossing, but the surrounding landscapes are every bit as memorable as the life and death struggle taking place at the Kogatende crossing.