TANZANIAS MIGRATION, CRATER & TARANGIRE SAFARI
8 DAYS
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Overview

The 8-days safari itinerary takes you through three of Tanzania’s northern circuit famous wildlife destinations the legendary – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire to deliver a dramatic wildebeest migration, big cats, and big game safari.

Begin your day with a flight to Serengeti National Park where you find yourself in the legendary Northern reaches of the park, home to abundant wildlife all year and also the scene for the seasonal Great Wildebeest Migration. You can look forward to exploring the teeming plains from the comfort of Serengeti wilderness camp and Mawe tented camps. Morning and afternoon game drives are designed to catch wildlife on the move and you can also view the action from above on an optional hot-air balloon safari, then to Ngorongoro Crater, which offers the easiest and most rewarding Big 5 viewing in East Africa. It is not unusual to see elephant, rhino, leopard, lion, and buffalo in a single game drive but in the Crater, whose fertile floor is fed by the rich minerals left over from a volcanic eruption millions of years ago, then finish your Tanzania safari exploring the seasonal migration of wildebeest and zebra in Tarangire which are called by the life-giving Tarangire River, when all the watering water polls are all dry.

Tour Highlights

  • Witness the spectacular great migration through the breathtaking Serengeti national park
  • Discover Africa’s big five on safari in Tanzania
  • Incredible game drives in search of Africa big cats in Serengeti
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the prolific birdlife of Tanzania
  • Exclusive accommodation that blends with an ultimate wilderness experience
  • Get up close to hippos and elephants in Serengeti and Tarangire national park
  • Game drives in the company of some of the trained guides in Tanzania

Included

  • Meet and greet, and airport transfer
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
  • UNLIMITED Game drives
  • Well- trained, English-speaking guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited Mineral water while of safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Sundowner in Serengeti national park
  • Walking safari in Serengeti

Excluded

  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide for the drive to the Maasailand safari lodge located in Arusha, one of the most influential cities in Tanzania. Strategically located at a base overlooking a remarkable view of Mt. Meru. Thus representing one of Tanzania’s best views right at your doorstep.  After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the swimming pool.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Maasai Land Hotel.

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Day 2-3: Serengeti National Park (Northern)

The day begins with an early morning transfer to Arusha airport and a flight to the Serengeti National Park and your accommodation: Serengeti wilderness camp. Enjoying an elevated setting on the Kogakuria Kopjes in the far north of the Serengeti. There is time to settle in and relax – before you begin exploring the savannah. And with two full days here, you have plenty of time to take it all in. The area is home to abundant resident wildlife and its many predators – lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena, and crocodile – as well as excellent birdlife. During migration season, the camp could not be in a better position. Lying directly on the migration path, the camp offers its guests sensational sightings of river crossings and predator/prey interactions.
We will have 2 days of game viewing to witness the Serengeti Migration. River crossings at the Mara River from the months of July –October as the mega herds settle into the area, game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

BALLOON SAFARI (option).

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Serengeti National Park on a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon flight. At dawn, rise as the sun greets the day and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take you. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times you will probably ascend to 1000′ or more to see the vast magnificence and spectacular panorama of the Serengeti

Main Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Wilderness tented camp

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Day 4-5: Serengeti National Park (Central)

Explore the Namiri plains and Gol-kopjes

After breakfast at the camp, we drive to Serengeti central, with our nice packed lunch from the camp we backtrack the wildebeest migration through the Lobo area all the way to the central Serengeti. The Lobo region is home to the best elephant sighting in Serengeti, buffaloes, giraffe, lions, leopard, and impalas while the Soronera region offers excellent wildlife sighting throughout the year, check into your camp Mawe Tented camp for two nights. Mawe Serengeti is position on an acacia woodland and offers great movement to and from the high game viewing areas. There is plenty of time to explore this corner of the Serengeti, and your time here includes a full-day drive with a picnic lunch. The central Serengeti is famous for the great sighting of the big cat’s lion, cheetah, and leopard. Your guide will take you out to the Namiri plains and the Gol-kopjes for up and close sightings of lion and cheetah in these plains, which is out of the crowded area and will give you a perfect understanding of the word endless plains “as far as your eyes can see” no tree stands your way.

Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Mawe tented camp

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Day 6-7: Serengeti central –Ngorongoro conservation

Explore the Ngorongoro highlands.

Leaving central Serengeti behind, you gain altitude as you are driven east and into the Ngorongoro Highlands. A packed lunch sustains you on the way, and before long you check into your accommodation Marera valley-lies in the heart of a rich farming area and boasts a lovely country setting with beautiful landscaping. The next day you sit back on a full day drive in the crater itself, on the lookout for Ngorongoro’s famous Big 5 as well as other animals ranging from hippos to hyenas, black rhino, black mane lions and one to look is the big tusker elephants found in Ngorongoro. After an extensive day of game viewing, we leave the crater behind and head to Tarangire national park and check in to your camp Sangaiwe tented camp. Set close to the border of Tarangire National park and an important corridor for elephants to Lake Manyara National Park.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Sangaiwe tented lodge

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Day 8: Tarangire—Kilimanjaro international airport.

After a relaxed breakfast at the camp, you will drive to the Maasai village, an adventure to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without meeting the enchanting Maasai people. This wonderful cultural excursion will immerse you in the fascinating ancestry of these noble people. At the Maasai village playing host to your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with a Maasai family, visit a traditional boma, the village huts (called Manyatta), made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. The most famous of Africa’s people, these fierce warriors are still practicing their ancestral way of life and are known for their pastoral traditions, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. Since time immemorial the Maasai moved nomadically in search of water and pasture for their herds, but today they are living a semi-permanent life due to lack of enough land to room with their animals, the village we will visit is out of the normal touristic ones. After we will head to Arusha for lunch with last-minute minutes shopping and proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport and connect your flight home.

 Main Destination: Kilimanjaro international airport

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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