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8 Days Experience The Great Migration River Crossing

The wildebeest migration moves towards the north by May migrating to fresh grazing and water. The area around the west of Seronera and Moru Kopjes is immediately hectic with a series of moving columns, often containing hundreds of thousands of animals joined by many zebras and a mass scattering of Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelles. During July and August, the wildebeest migration continues moving northwards spreading out across a broad front. Some head through the heart of the Serengeti National Park, others through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo. There’s so much to look forward to on your 8-day wildebeest migration.

Duration: July – October

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 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

8 Days / 7 Nights

  • 1
    Tarangire National Park
  • 2
    Serengeti National Park (Central and North)
  • 3
    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 to a reserved hotel. He will introduce you to the city in northeastern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region located below Mt Meru.
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 experienced driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel together with your lunch and drive you to Tarangire for game viewing. Tarangire National Park is situated in Tanzania’s Manyara Region and the Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire ecosystem during the annual season. Thousands of animals concentrate here in Tarangire National Park from surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas during the dry season. After spending time at Tarangire National Park, you will be driven to your accommodation outside the national park.
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 – Central Serengeti
After a sound sleep, the sounds of the African bush will awaken you. We make the most of the day by departing early with your lunch already packed as we head off on a spectacular afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. The central Serengeti lies at the heart of the breathtaking national park and it is the most popular region in the reserve for its abundant wildlife. You will proceed to your accommodation inside the national park after having a great time at the central Serengeti National Park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Serengeti Tortilis Camp (Mid-range)
Kubu kubu Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Four Season Safari Lodge (Luxury)
Day 4
Central - Northern Serengeti
The next day, after breakfast, we’ll start with a game drive en-route North Serengeti. We are now following in the footsteps of the Great Migration, great herds of thousands of Zebras and wildebeest. This is one of the world’s most awe-inspiring sights as the animals cross the dangerous waters in small or large groups. Animals on the move, animals hunting or being hunted!! A great and rewarding chance to spot Nature in its rawest form. After spending time emasculating yourself with the African bush, you will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Accommodation recommendations:
Acacia Migration Camp (Mid-range)
Mara Mara Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Sayari Camp (Luxury)
Day 5
Full Day Game viewing in Northern Serengeti
After breakfast the next day, we proceed for a full day game viewing in North Serengeti in search of Migration. Northern Serengeti is at the heart of the great migration crossings and it is at its best when the great herds are migrating through the area from the Masai Mara and the extreme northern Serengeti. You will be driven to your accommodation inside the national park.
Optional activities at extra cost:
Balloon Safaris
Accommodation recommendations:
Acacia Migration Camp (Mid-range)
Mara Mara Tented Lodge (Mid-Luxury)
Sayari Camp (Luxury)
Day 6
Northern - Central Serengeti
Before leaving North Serengeti after breakfast, we take time to enjoy the morning game drive in this incredible location. This allows you further time to catch a glimpse of the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival. Later during the day, 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 7
Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro
The next day after breakfast, you depart with your lunch already packed and heading 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 8
Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro Airport
After breakfast on the final day, our driver/guide will pick you up and proceed with a morning game viewing in Ngorongoro Crater which is a great chance to spot the Big 5, other large mammals and different species of birdlife. Later during the day, you will be driven back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.
Accommodation recommendations:
No Accommodation (End of tour)