Serengeti Safari and Migration

This example program takes you in search for exceptional game viewing at the time when huge herds of wildebeests, zebra and gazelles migrate and spread over the southern short grass plains of the Serengeti National Park where they give birth to thousands of calves. Calving attracts a lot of predators so it is possible to see predator action.  You will also explore stunning Tarangire wilderness,  take a tour of the legendary East African Rift Valley, descend into the wildlife-laden depths of the Ngorongoro crater and spot lions, elephants, cheetah and many more before unwinding in the serene white sandy beaches of Zanzibar’s coasts. In July/August migration season,  the focus of the safari shifts from southern grassplains to central and north Serengeti when migratory herds move into the Grumeti on their way to Maasai Mara

Overview

  • Overnight in Arusha town
  • Visit to Tarangire
  • Vsit to Lake Manyara
  • Visit to Rift Valley landscapes
  • Ngorongo Crater tour
  • Visit to Serengeti
  • A visit to Olduvai Gorge world heritage site

Note: This is a sample itinerary. Actual itinerary or prices will vary according to your needs, availability of accommodation, travel season or group size.

Inclusions

  • Airport transfers
  • 1 night in Arusha town
  • 2 nights in Tarangire
  • 1 night near Lake Manyara
  • 4 nights in Serengeti
  • 1 night in Ngorongoro
  • private safari vehicle 4×4
  • Window seat for better game viewing
  • Private English speaking excellent guide
  • Accomodation according to program
  • Lunch, Dinner according to program
  • All park entrance fees
  • Car hire and fuel
  • All taxes (VAT 18%)
  • *Zanzibar accommodation (on request)
  • International flights
  • Local flights
  • Travel and medical insurance

** This is a sample itinerary. Actual rates will vary depending on choice and availability of accommodation and the travel season

Itinerary

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your hotel, overnight at Planet lodge or similar

After an early breakfast your driver-guide picks you from your hotel. You drive 2.5hrs southwest of Arusha town to the magnificent but less visited Tarangire National Park. The journey is on tarmacked road except for last 10kms where it turns to gravel road.
Covering an area of 2600 square kilometers, Tarangire is a vast wild landscape haired by gigantic baobab trees, acacia bush, plains, swamps and rocky outcrops. The main feature of the Park is the permanent Tarangire River which attracts many animals in the dry as well as rainy season. Wildlife viewing here is superb and this small park actually experiences its own migration – though incomparable to Serengeti’s annual spectacle. You eat lunch at a picnic site while enjoying panoramic views of the Tarangire River valley. Elephants (huge herds!) are guaranteed here together with other cats and if you are lucky a wild dog. Tarangire is also excellent for birds of prey and provides habitat for other animal populations including migratory zebras and wildebeests, buffalo, giraffe, impala, eland, hartebeest, greater and lesser kudu, jackal and warthogs. Dinner and overnight Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar

Full day game drive in Tarangire. Dinner and overnight Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar

After breakfast, we drive to Lake Manyara to search for the parks elephants, buffaloes, hippos, pink-hued flamingos, hot springs and tree climbing lions. Discover and enjoy the stunning views of the Great African Valley landscapes. Overnight at High view Hotel or similar.

After breakfast, drive over the Ngorongoro highlands en route to Serengeti National park. The journey continues over the Ngorongoro highlands to the southern short grass pains of the Serengeti. We drive through the Oldupai Gorge- a UNESCO world Heritage site where archaeologists discovered the fossil remains of the earliest human – Zinjathropus- providing most known evidence of the human evolution. You will explore the valley and eat lunch at a picnic site and look for lions, cheetah and leopards while heading to your private tented camp for overnight. Overnight Ndutu Katikati tented Camp or similar.

Early morning game drives to watch enormous herds of migratory wildebeests together with their predators at Ndutu area.  Overnight at Ndutu katikati tented camp or similar.

Game drive from Ndutu southern Serengeti onto the central serengeti. We search for lions, leopards and other big cats.

Full day game drive and overnight in Central Serengeti

Game drive from central Serengeti through southern grassplains of the Serengeti and onto the Ngorongoro crater .  Overnight at Ngorongoro Crater lodge or similar

After an early breakfast we will descend 2000 feet
to the crater floor, a home for about 30,000 animals. We search more for the Big Five, spot beautiful birds and scout for predator action. We eat picnic lunch, and after six hours we ascend and drive to Arusha to connect with  your international flight or flight to Zanzibar. On request, we can modify the program so that it ends at central Serengeti where you can fly to Arusha from Seronera airstrip.

Extend your holiday and spend Day 10-12 in northeastern Zanzibar’s stunning beaches
and spend the last two days 13-14 exploring the ancient Stone Town, Zanzibar’s historical town.

CLASSIC TANZANIA SAFARI

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A visit to Tanzania’s popular and most wildlife-dense parks and local cultures in a kind of tight medium-paced safari and enjoying all the most important highlights on a safari in Tanzania.

VOLUNTEER TRAVELS

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Travelling and working as volunteer or intern is another perfect way to see Tanzania’s attractions, make a difference in people’s lives and obtain practical experience. Contact us and we will find the perfect program for you.

4-DAY WILDLIFE SAFARI

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Visit Tarangire and Lake Manyara nationalparks, explore the East African Rift valley’s stunning landscapes and head to Ngorongoro crater best known for its volcanic crater and an estimated 30,000 animals.