9 Days/8 Night Luxury Discover Wildebeest Migration
Best Time for this Safari is AUGUST-OCTOBER 2022:
Country Overview ~ Tanzania at Northern Serengeti
Explore African landscapes when you explore Tanzania, the perfect African destination for any traveler with an open mind and heart to experiencing wildlife and culture, past and present. A relaxed attitude combined with some of the best wildlife spotting on the continent is within affordable reach. Your safari hits the incredible wildlife spots, namely the Baobab Kingdom at Tarangire National Park, the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Manyara, the unique ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater, the vast savannahs, and magical Mara River, both at Serengeti National Park. Join our experts for an unforgettable safari!
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport/Arusha Serena Hotel or similar:
You will Arrive Kilimanjaro International airport by KLM flight or similar and be transferred by our driver Guide to Arusha Serena Hotel for overnight-Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park/Kitela Lodge or similar.
After breakfast you will be driven 2.30 hours to Tarangire National Park with picnic Lunch for game drive. The abundance and diversity of fauna and flora in this ecosystem will be rewarding. You will enjoy seeing both herbivores and carnivores along with an amazing birdlife and beautiful landscape.
Apart from accommodating a unique population of elephants in Northern Tanzania, you will also see other game such as giraffes, impalas, wildebeest, and the carnivores such as lions, leopard etc. Late afternoon you will be driven 1.30 hours to your Lodge in Karatu.
Dinner and Overnight Kitela Lodge or similar –Full board. (www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com).
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park /Kitela Lodge or similar:
After breakfast, you will drive 45 minutes to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch. Manyara is home to the tree climbing lions. Large troops of baboons and other herbivores will provide great photo opportunities. Depending on the level of water in Lake Manyara at the time of visit, you may see thousands of flamingos and other aquatic birds. Late afternoon you will drive back to your Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight Kitela Lodge-Full board. (http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com).
Day 4: Tloma Village Cultural Activities /Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or similar:
After breakfast, you will arrive at Tloma Village to walk and experience different activities of the local iraqw people. This will include visiting a hospital, Makonde wood carvers, a church, a local distiller, local coffee roasting family, etc. You will then return to Kitela Lodge for lunch and short afternoon relaxation. At 1400 hours, you will be driven to Ngorongoro Conservation Area where your next accommodation is located.
Dinner and Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge-Full board. (www.serenahotels.com)
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater/Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or similar.
You will have breakfast at 6.30 AM and depart at 7:00 AM to the Ngorongoro Crater for a mid-morning game drive. Nicknamed the African Garden of Eden, Ngorongoro Crater holds the highest concentration of wildlife viewing in close quarters. Typical population is 30,000 animals living together at the Crater.
If you are lucky, you may see the rare black rhino. At noon, enjoy picnic lunch on the Crater floor overlooking a hippo pool. After lunch, you will continue with an afternoon game drive before you are driven back to your Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge- Full board. (www.serenahotels.com).
Day 6: Serengeti National Park/Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar:
After breakfast, you will be driven 2:45 hours to the Serengeti entrance gate which includes a picnic lunch. After you check into Serengeti National Park, you shall start your afternoon game drive en route to your lodge, enjoying the varieties of game animals, birds and beautiful landscape.
Driving through the Central Serengeti you will have a chance to see lions, hyenas, jackals and, if you are lucky, cheetahs and leopards. Herbivores such as elephants, giraffes, buffalo, impalas, and many more.. Late afternoon, you will proceed to dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge- Full board. (www.serenahotels.com).
Day 7: Mara River, Northern Serengeti /Mara Mara Tented Lodge or similar.
After breakfast, you will be driven 3 hours to Tabora B northern Serengeti entrance gate with packed lunch. After you sign into the park you will begin your game drive en route to Mara River in northern Serengeti.
Depending on localized rain patterns at the time of the visit, you may see thousands of wildebeest migration and the predators that follow them. If you are lucky, you may even see them crossing the Mara River. Late afternoon, you will continue to your luxury tented lodge.
Dinner and Overnight Mara Mara Tented Lodge-Full board-(www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com).
Day 8: Mara River, Northern Serengeti /Mara Mara Tented Lodge or similar.
After early breakfast, you will depart from your tented Lodge at 6.30 AM for a morning game drive to explore the area. You may see thousands of wildebeest migrations scattered along the Mara River and the surrounding game circuits. If you are lucky, you may even see them crossing the Mara River. Lunch can be packed or returned to the lodge for lunch.
The predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs may also be seen. If you are really lucky, you may see black rhinos. Late afternoon, you will return to your lodge and spend the rest of the day by the pool.
Dinner and Overnight Mara Mara Tented Lodge -Full board- (www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com).
Day 9: Kogatenda Airstrip to Kibo Palace Hotel/Kilimanjaro International Airport.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Kogatenda Airstrip for your flight to Arusha departing at 10:30. On arrival at Arusha Airport, you will be driven to the Cultural Heritage Centre for shopping. Lunch and day room shall be at Kibo Palace Hotel. In the evening, shall be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for KLM flight back home.
Maasai Village visit available on request
Walking tours, Arusha National Park, Olduvai Gorge Museum visit also available
- Full board accommodations and 3 meals a day, except the first night in Arusha is Bed and Breakfast and on day 9, dinner is on your own.
- All wildlife viewing with a private 4×4 Toyota land cruiser, driven by an experienced English-speaking driver- guide.
- Complimentary bottle of water during game drives.
- All Park entry fees and Crater service fees.
- All cultural visits.
- Flying Doctors evacuation fees (this does not replace travel and medical insurance)
- All Transfers as shown in the itinerary.
- Day room and Lunch on day 9.
- Local Flight: Serengeti/Arusha
- Round trip international air transportation.
- Passport and visa fees.
- Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
- Meals and beverages, other than specified.
- Soft drinks and Alcoholic drinks when staying at hotels and tent camps
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature.
- Personal and baggage insurance.
- Tips to your Driver Guides:
- Tips to your Naturalist:
- Local Guides taking you for walks.
- Tips to Porters:
- General Staff.
- Comprehensive Travel insurance.
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the include.