Experience a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Tanzania during the annual Great Migration and enjoy deluxe lodges and a remarkable tented camp. 

Starting at: $8,495 * Price includes special offer Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 Scene from the Great Migration. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter  Herd of wildebeest with zebra  Zebra during the Great Migration. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter  Part of the wildebeest migration. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Grant Nel  Wildebeest herd during the Great Migration  Wildebeest on the move during the Great Migration  Giraffes on the savanna of Tanzania  Giraffes on the savanna  Elephants on the Serengeti  Leopard on watch in a tree in the Serengeti  A lone cheetah looks out over the savanna.  Credit: David Schachter  Lion in Ngorongoro Crater  Two lioness stalking prey  Thomson's Gazelle  Impala on the lookout  Grey-crowned Cranes  Flamingos at Ngorongoro Crater  The landscape of Ngorongoro Crater  Maasai in traditional garments.  Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Grant Nel  Maasai in traditional garments. Credit: Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter  Wildebeest on the Serengeti at sunset

Tanzania's Great Migration

12 days from $8,495

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime safari in Tanzania during the annual Great Migration and enjoy deluxe lodges and a remarkable tented camp. 

or Call 855-330-1542

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At home today the sky is monochrome gray, but all I see is the Serengeti 's endless plain and blue sky and wildebeest. Every moment was magic. The animals, the air and sky and landscape and the animals. The people, lectures, and talks and guides. I would turn around and go back tomorrow! Thank you for the dream trip.

- Patricia, M.

This trip was wonderful in every way. Whether you're a seasoned traveler, or if this is a “once-in-a-lifetime” trip, my husband and I would heartily recommend it. Every aspect; Leaders, Driver/Guides, Lodgings, Food, and of course, the amazing wildlife were better than hoped for. 

- Carol B.

This tour fulfilled a life-long desire to go on safari. The tour was packed with lots of wildlife viewing in many different settings, all of which were so much more than I could have ever dreamed of seeing. We saw every animal that is on anyone's list of must-see, and not just one or two but in most cases a whole lot of them! 

- Susan, B.


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Feb 7 - 18, 2020 Departure; Mar 2 - 13, 2021 Departure
Don Wilson

Don Wilson

Don Wilson is Curator Emeritus of Mammals at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and was named senior scientist in January 2000. Don was director of the Smithsonian's Biodiversity Programs for ten years. A distinguished mammalogist and an internationally recognized authority on bats, he earned his Ph.D. in Biology from the University of New Mexico. He is the author of over 270 scientific publications and 30 books, including the highly acclaimed 9-volume series Handbook of Mammals of the World. For the last 50 years, his work has taken him around the world conducting field work and research. He has led tours for Smithsonian Journeys to most of the world's greatest natural history destinations, from Antarctica to Zimbabwe. Don loves to share his passion for the natural world, and his easygoing nature, sense of humor, and excellent presentations have earned him much praise and a loyal following from Smithsonian travelers.

Feb 23 - Mar 5, 2020 Departure; Mar 10 - 21, 2020 Departure
Tiiu Lukk

Tiiu Lukk

Tiiu Lukk first fell in love with Africa when she was on assignment there as a foreign correspondent for ABC News.  During her years there, Tiiu became intimately acquainted with the culture, people, politics, geography and wildlife of South Africa.  Tiiu’s assignments took her from filming wildlife in Kruger National Park, to covering the pursuit of rhino poachers in the Aberdares National Park of Kenya. She poled makoros through the Okavango Delta, and followed elephant trails, on foot, across the savannah. Since then, Tiiu has served as a naturalist and enrichment lecturer on board cruise ships, as well as on land, most recently covering territory from Namibia to East Africa.  Her experience has taken Tiiu to 115 countries around the world, to habitats ranging from the mountains of the Drakensberg range, to the grasslands of Masai Mara, from the coral seas of Zanzibar, to the fjords of Alaska.  Her interests range from the behavior of animals in the wild, to the dynamics of the interactions between humans, creatures, and the environment they have to share, to the art, architecture and culture of the destinations she visits. Tiiu received her B.A. degree in Art from St. Olaf College, and her M.S. degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.  Her work on the PBS anthropological film, “Trobriand Cricket,” earned her an Emmy Award. Tiiu brings the sensibility of a naturalist, the eye of a documentary filmmaker and art historian, the insatiable curiosity of a journalist, and the appreciation of a world traveler to all of her encounters, which she happily shares with her Smithsonian Journeys fellow travelers.