Wildebeest Migration Safari

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9 Days
Arusha
Various Locations

Overview

The migration begins in the Serengeti. “Wildebeest tend to congregate in February, when they give birth to 300,000 calves, The reason for concentrating in the south is to give their calves the richest milk, as the soil and grass is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphorus from the volcanic eruptions of two to three million years ago. The southern part of the Serengeti has short grass, so wildebeest prefer to calve here, without fear of predators that typically lurk in taller grass.

Day 1

Arrival  – Arusha

Arrive into JRO, Kilimanjaro airport – time to be determined. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Arusha for overnight. Overnight: The Mount Meru Hotel
Our drive guide will be already at the airport to welcome you on your arrival, after your done with all the formalties you drive about 45 minutes to reach your hotel in Arusha.

Main Destination:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Accommodation:

Mount Meru Hotel

  • Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

 

Day 2

Arusha – Tarangire National park

You’ll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Along the way you’ll pass bustling Masai villages and the vast open plains that have become synonymous with images of Africa. Once you’ve entered Tarangire you’ll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river itself runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the region during the dry season. Lined with acacia and Baobab trees the river is regularly visited by the park’s large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes. A picnic lunch with a view of the river is a great way to take it all in but you’ll have to keep on your toes as the local monkey population does its best to separate you from your lunch. Night game drive: Included this experience is completely different from a day safari. A whole new world of animal species await you.

Main Destination:

Tarangire National Park

Best Time to Visit: June to October (Animals come to the river)

High Season: June to October (The park is full of tourists)

Best Weather:  June to October (Little rainfall)

Accommodation:

Tarangire Safari Lodge

  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

 

Day 3

Tarangire – lake Manyara Park

Treetop Walkway: Included! Enjoy a great walk in Tanzania’s first Treetop Walkway and experience the forest like never before! This 370m walk starts with a short board walk and will gradually rises from ground level up to the canopy of the forest. You walk over a series of suspension bridges with thick netting on the sides, and reach a height of 18m off the ground. Each of the hang bridges will end on a viewing deck situated around tree trunks. The experience starts with a briefing of the walk by our guides. You will also see a number of guides on the platforms, telling you interesting facts about the forest ecology and animal life. This is a great opportunity to spot all kind of butterflies, birds, monkeys and enjoy a unique birds-eye view of the world around you. A great outdoor activity for nature lovers and adventure seekers. The perfect time to do this walkway will be when your safari guide pays all the park entrance fees.

Main Destination:

Lake Manyara National Park

Best Time to Visit : June to September (easier to spot animals)

High Season: July to March (Northern section gets crowded)

Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)

Accommodation:

Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Karatu

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

 

Day 4

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you’ll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you’ll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation. Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch in the park. Thereafter make your way to overnight lodge.

Main Destination:

Ngorongoro Crater

Best Time to VisitJune to September (General wildlife viewing is best)

High SeasonMost of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)

Best WeatherJune to October (Rainfall is little to none)

 

Accommodation:

Ngorongoro Farm House

  • Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

 

Day 5

Serengeti National park

We’ll take an early breakfast, as we’ve got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us! We’ll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth. After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.

Main Destination:

Serengeti National Park

Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)

High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)

Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Accommodation:

Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 

Day 6

Serengeti National park

After breakfast, we will drive across the plains and through the kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the park’s central plains. Along the way you’ll have the opportunity to see the Serengeti’s diverse scenery as pass through wooded hills, tumbledown kopjes, and the wide-open savannah. Your drive will show you everything from the diminutive dik-dik to towering elephants and giraffes.

Main Destination:

Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Central Serengeti

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 

Day 7

Central serengeti to Northern serengeti

You’ll wake before dawn to take part in a sunrise game drive. As the sun sets fire to the savannah, you’ll have the best opportunity to see predators in action as they take advantage of the low light and cooler temperatures to look for an early meal. It’s an ideal time to see lions, leopards, and cheetahs in action as well as the early morning movements of the wildebeest, zebra, and other herbivores. After your unforgettable morning, you’ll return to your lodge for a late breakfast and to freshen up before hitting the road again with a picnic lunch. Your driver will select the best possible route based upon the time of year and the kind of animals you’d like to see, catering your day so that your opportunities to see the Serengeti’s diverse wildlife are maximized.
Overnight: Mara River Post Maramara Tented Luxury Lodge.

Main Destination:

Northern Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Mara Mara Tented Lodge

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Northern Serengeti

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 8

Northern Serengeti national park- Mara river

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$550 USD in the Northern Serengeti pp not included in below pricing, see attached for more info*Breakfast is prepared in the bush and served under a convenient acacia tree. Linen, bone china, Sheffield cutlery and freshly prepared fare in the company of your fellow passengers makes a memorable finale to your adventure. After breakfast, you are taken to the rendezvous point to meet with your driver guide. After your unforgettable morning, you’ll return to your lodge for a late breakfast and to freshen up before hitting the road again with a picnic lunch. Your driver will select the best possible route based upon the time of year and the kind of animals you’d like to see, catering your day so that your opportunities to see the Serengeti’s diverse wildlife are maximized.
Mara River Post Maramara Tented Luxury lodge – Northern Serengeti.

Main Destination:

Northern Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

Mara Mara Tented Lodge

  • Luxury tented camp located inside Northern Serengeti

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

 

Day 9

To Kilimanjaro airport

You will have a morning and early game drive in the Serengeti as you head off to the airstrip. Coastal Aviation Or Auric Air
Serengeti/Kogatende to Kilimanjaro-JRO
10:50 Via Manyara (this flight is included).

Main Destination:

Kilimanjaro Airport

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

End of tour 

 

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