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Step 3 - Experience

​We've worked with you in Step #2 to plan the perfect itinerary and have collected everything we need to ensure a smooth arrival here in Tanzania. Now it's time for you to sit back and relax while we do the work (unless you're climbing Kilimanjaro with us, in which case you still have some work to do). Regardless, we'll be with you every step of the way to ensure that the only surprises will be the kind you want to have. We'll be here waiting for you, and look forward to welcoming you to our beautiful Tanzania.

Step 2 - Customize

​Connect with us to plan the perfect adventure. Since we own the company, and manage every detail of your itinerary, we are able to accommodate many special requests. We don't like cookie-cutter experiences any more than you do, and that's why we will work directly with you to craft an Africa trip that is truly special. Once you're completely satisfied with your custom itinerary we make it safe and easy to confirm your reservation. Now it's time to move on to the last, and arguably the most important step, the experience.

Step 1 - Discover

​Take a look at our expertly designed trips on the website and narrow it down to your favorite, or contact us and let us suggest an itinerary if you prefer. Don't forget to look at our most popular extensions to get some ideas for other activities you can experience while you're here. Our "pre-designed" trips are wonderful trips that have become client and guide favorites because they include many of the highlights you might expect to see while you are in Tanzania. It's likely that one of these trips will catch your attention, and get you excited about taking the next step.

Africa Is Only Three Easy Steps Away With A Betheli Expedition

Expedition Overview

Discover the awe-inspiring beauty of Tanzania with our 10-day Serengeti Migration Safari. This expedition promises an unforgettable experience, offering you a front-row seat to the remarkable wonders of nature.


  • Witness the Great Migration: Be captivated by the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras across the Serengeti plains. Marvel at the vast herds as they brave crocodile-infested rivers in search of fresh grazing lands.

  • Ngorongoro Crater Adventure: Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder and UNESCO World Heritage site. Encounter a dense population of wildlife, including lions, leopards, and a thriving rhino population.

  • Mara River Crossing: Experience the breathtaking sight of thousands of animals crossing the Mara River. This remarkable event is a testament to nature's incredible spectacle.

  • Diverse Wildlife Encounters: Encounter elephants, giraffes, lions, and more in their natural habitats. Explore the Tarangire National Park, known for its massive herds of elephants and iconic baobab trees.

  • Stunning Scenery: Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, and the Serengeti. From the lush shores of Lake Manyara to the endless plains of the Serengeti, Tanzania's landscapes will leave you in awe.

  • Comfortable Lodges: Relax in luxurious accommodations nestled in the heart of nature. Enjoy the comforts of well-appointed lodges, such as Elewana Treetops Lodge in Tarangire and Serengeti Mara River Camp.

  • Expert Guides: Explore with experienced guides who will share their knowledge and insights, ensuring an enriching and safe adventure through Tanzania's wilderness.

Embark on this journey, guided by the expertise of Betheli Expeditions, and let Tanzania's magic unfold before your eyes.

When To Come

This expedition is available June through mid-October.

Best Time to Visit (June - September): Witness the Great Migration as massive herds traverse the Serengeti plains. This period offers incredible wildlife sightings and dramatic river crossings.

  • Other Seasons: Tanzania's diverse wildlife and landscapes are a captivating sight throughout the year. From the lush greenery of the wet season to the calmer pace of the dry season, there's always something to discover.

If these dates don't work, please see our other trips or reach out to us and we'll be happy to help you organize an expedition that aligns well with your schedule and provides an exceptional safari experience.

Expedition Summary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

  • Day 2: Tarangire National Park

  • Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

  • Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

  • Day 5: Central Serengeti National Park

  • Day 6: Serengeti Game Drive

  • Day 7: Central to Northern Serengeti

  • Day 8 & 9: Mara River Crossing

  • Day 10: Fly back to Arusha

Day 1 – Arrival in Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by a Betheli Expedition driver guide, who will shortly brief you on your Safari, before boarding your private vehicle for transfer to your lodge in Arusha.

Lake Duluti Lodge is set amongst the coffee Farm and natural plants, trees, and bushes at the foot of the scenic Mt. Meru.

Arusha is a city in East Africa Tanzania. It's a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro at 5,895 Meters high, lying some 100 kilometers northeast.

To the west, lies Serengeti National Park, home to the most famous annual migrations featuring huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.

Accommodation: Lake Duluti Lodge

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 2 – Tarangire National Park

Today after breakfast, you will be picked up from the lodge by your safari guide at 08:00, and driven to Tarangire National Park to start enjoying the wildlife of East Africa.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses

through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June - November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti. This is because enormous populations of elephants

and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water. With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River, the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge, located in Tarangire.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 3 – Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with a hamper picnic lunch.

Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its biodiversity. The park includes different environments: the lake, the forest, and the plains. The lions climb trees because they don't like the wet soil caused by the area's underground springs. The park boasts an abundance of primates, birds, and big mammals.

After game drives, we'll drive to Karatu village, where you'll enjoy a leisurely dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Olea Pamoja Farm lodge, located in Karatu.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 4 – Karatu to Ngorongoro Crater

Be sure to wake up early today, so there is no delay on your descent into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you arrive in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be amazed by the

beauty around you. Even more so when you arrive at the edge of the crater and take in the amazing view over one of the Natural Wonders of the World.

The crater of this inactive volcano is approximately 3 million years old, 20sq km in size, and is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the

world. Due to its natural borders, the wildlife in the crater is amazing. The crater is home to the Big Five and offers a good chance to spot the rare black rhino.

The Ngorongoro Crater is 610 meters deep and has a base area of 260 square kilometers. This area contains over 25,000 large mammals, including zebras, wildebeests, Grant’s and Thomson’s Gazelles, leopards, elephants, mountain reedbuck, buffalos, spotted hyenas, jackals, and cheetahs.

Later in the afternoon exit the crater and drive to your lodge for leisure, dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena lodge located in Ngorongoro.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 5 - Central Serengeti National Park

Today, we will have a morning departure from your lodge in and drive to Central Serengeti with a game drive en-route. After a few hours’ drive, we will arrive at the Serengeti Naabi gate, and being your first game drive in this beautiful park.

The Serengeti is known for its endless plains of savannah and forest landscapes. At the end of the day, we will arrive at our tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Moyo Tented Camp located inside Serengeti Np.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 6 – Central Serengeti Game Viewing

Today is a big day. After breakfast this morning you'll enjoy an amazing

game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotami, elephants, giraffes, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions.

If you have timed it right, you'll be immersed in the spectacular wildebeest migration, seeing more animals than you can imagine. In the late afternoon, we'll venture out for another game drive.

Accommodation: Moyo Tented Camp

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 7 – Central to Northern Serengeti

Today we will make an early morning departure from central Serengeti and drive to Northern Serengeti with a half day of game

drive within the park along the way.

The driving itself is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in the local

language, "endless plains". The park has 6,900 sq. miles (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances.

This is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras, and all kinds of antelopes. This is also the place to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, and hyenas.

A picnic lunch will be served on the way to your tented camp in

North Mara for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Karibu Mara River Camp located inside Serengeti Np.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 8 - Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

Wake up early morning at 04:30 am, and prepare yourself for the Balloon Safari adventure, departing the lodge around 05:00 am. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the launch site.

When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch. After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of boarding and landing position, you board your balloon and lift off!

Rising as the sun rises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area. Your pilot will use varying altitudes and layers of air to navigate the balloon over this amazing area spotting the wild animals and enjoying the view around. We aim to fly for about an hour, depending on the conditions. After landing, you celebrate in the traditional way with a champagne toast before heading off to a special breakfast in the bush under an acacia tree.

After breakfast, you will meet back up with your group to enjoy a full day of adventures in the world’s most famous national park.

Accommodation: Karibu Mara River Camp

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 9 – Migration - Mara River Crossing

Today we will continue our game drives in the park, passing by the Mara River, where you'll be amazed by the thousands of animals crossing as the continue their journey in search for greener pastures. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget!

At the end of the day, you will return to your tented lodge for dinner, and overnight.

Accommodation: Karibu Mara River Camp

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast, lunch and dinner, excluding drinks.

Day 10 – Fly from Serengeti to Arusha

After breakfast, you will enjoy the last game drive in Serengeti National Park, then fly from Kogatende airstrip to Arusha airstrip.

Upon arrival at Arusha airport, you will be transferred to Arusha Coffee lodge for hot lunch, before we proceed to Kilimanjaro International airport for your outbound flight.

Meals & Drinks: Breakfast and lunch, excluding drinks.

Every Day for the Rest of Your Life - Amazing Memories!