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9 Days Ultimate Great Migration Experience

The beauty of the stunning landscapes that stretch without end beneath an infinite sky on the west of the Serengeti is indeed a sight to behold. Towards the end of April, May, and June, a vast herd of wildebeest, zebras, elands, and gazelles cluster around the western corridor of the Serengeti, south of the Grumeti River. A sizable resident wildebeest population remains here year-round and does not migrate. The Grumeti River retains pools which attract thousands of mammals, especially when the seasonal Mbalageti River runs dry. Definitely an experience you don’t want to miss!

Here’s what to expect on your 9-day ultimate Great Migration Experience.

Duration: 1st June – 15th July

Inclusion

  • Return Airport transfers as shown on the above itinerary
  • Accommodation and meals as per the above itinerary
  • 4 x 4 Toyota Land cruiser with pop up roof
  • A private professional speaking English driver guide
  • All sightseeing and game viewing as specified in the itinerary
  • Crater service fee in Ngorongoro Crater as specified in the itinerary
  • Unlimited bottled Mineral water during safari
  • Unlimited soft drinks during the safari
  • Unlimited tea and coffee during the safari
  • Unlimited game mileage during safari game drives
  • Snacks during game drives
  • Government taxes and national park fees
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • A glass of wine during sundowner
  • High Resolution Binoculars

Exclusion

  • International and Domestic Flights
  • Any other items of a personal nature, i.e. Telephone, Laundry, beverages etc.
  • Tips for the driver guide highly recommended US$20 per person per day
  • Any Insurance
  • Visas

Tour Highlights

9 Days / 8 Nights

  • 1
    Tarangire National Park
  • 2
    Lake Manyara National Park
  • 3
    Serengeti National Park (Central and West)
  • 4
    Ngorongoro Conservation Area

DAY BY DAY

Day 1
Arrival in Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced drivers/guides who will escort you to Arusha Town and your reserved hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country making you feel at home almost immediately.
Accommodation recommendations:
Kibo Palace Hotel (Mid-range)
Arusha Serena Hotel (Mid-Luxury)
Arusha Coffee Lodge (Luxury)
Day 2
Arusha - Tarangire National Park
The next day, our driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel after breakfast together with your lunch already packed and you’ll be driven to Tarangire for game viewing. Tarangire National Park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. During the dry season, from June to November, you can expect to see large herds of thousands of wildebeest, zebra, cape buffalos and much more. For bird enthusiasts, Tarangire National Park boasts over 550 bird species. After spending time emasculating yourself in Tarangire National Park, you will be driven to your accommodation.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Night Game Drive
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Burunge Tented Camp (Mid-range)
Tarangire Sopa Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Oliver’s Camp (Luxury)
Day 3
Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
The next day, after breakfast, our driver/guide will pick you up and you’ll be driven to Lake Manyara for game viewing. With over 350 species of birds observed on the lake, Lake Manyara National Park is a birders paradise and is situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Widely known for flocks of thousands of flamingos, populations of large migratory mammals concentrate primarily in Tarangire National Park. After spending time in the park, you will be driven to your accommodation outside the national park.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Masai Village at Mto wa Mbu
Mto wa Mbu Village walk
Accommodation recommendations:
Lake Manyara Tortilis (Mid-range)
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja (Luxury)
Day 4
Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
After a sound sleep in the wild, the sounds of the African bush will awaken you from your sleep. We make the most of the day by departing early in the morning with your lunch already packed and we head off on a spectacular afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. The Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa, approximately 3000, and the Big 5 can easily be spotted here. Known for its abundance of wildlife and high biodiversity, the Serengeti hosts the Greatest Show on Earth, The Great Migration. After immersing yourself in the African bush, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 5
Central - West Serengeti
After breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you with your lunch already packed and you’ll be taken for a short drive to the Serengeti’s Western Corridor, the park's narrow section through which the Great Migration must pass through at this time of the year. This is our major focus as the herds of thousands of zebras and wildebeest gather along the Grumeti River. Later during the day, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Mbalageti Tented Lodge (Mid-range)
Kirawira Serena Camp (Mid-Luxury)
And beyond Grumeti Under Canvas (Luxury)
Day 6
Full Day Game viewing in West Serengeti
After breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you with your lunch already packed and you’ll proceed for a full day game viewing in West Serengeti in search of Migration. Not only does the western corridor cover Fort Ikoma Wildlife Area, but it also covers the Grumeti River as well as part of the western expanse of the Serengeti National Park. After a full day game viewing in west Serengeti, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Balloon Safaris
Accommodation recommendations:
Mbalageti Tented Lodge (Mid-range)
Kirawira Serena Camp (Mid-Luxury)
And beyond Grumeti Under Canvas (Luxury)
Day 7
West - Central Serengeti
After breakfast, your driver/guide will pick you up with your lunch already packed and before leaving Western Serengeti, we take the opportunity to enjoy a final game drive in this incredible location. This allows you further time to wonder at the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival. Lots of rare and beautiful creatures can be spotted here in the private Grumeti Reserve. You will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park after spending a swell time at the central Serengeti.
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 8
Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After an early breakfast, you depart with your lunch and head for a final morning game viewing in the Serengeti before being transferred to your accommodation for an overnight stay.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk
Accommodation recommendations:
Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Luxury)
Day 9
Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport
After breakfast on the final day, our driver/guide will pick you up as usual and proceed with game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater. Your driver/guide will help you spot some of the many species at the crater floor and you will be able to see firsthand the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. Ngorongoro Crater boasts approximately 25,000 large animals and a large lake in the southwest of the crater, Lake Magadi, that is often inhabited by thousands of mainly lesser flamingos. Later during the day, you will be driven back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.
SOME UNIQUE FACTS ABOUI EHIS PARK INCLUDE THE CREE CLIMBING LIONS FLAMINGOS IN THE LAKE SHORE, AS WELL AS THE GROUND HORNBILL AND THE CRESTED EAGLE
Accommodation recommendations:
No Accommodation (End of tour)