9 DAYS TANZANIA MIGRATION MARA RIVER CROSSING AND BIG CATS.
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Overview

Overview

Explore three pristine wildlife areas in Tanzania Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area, begin with Tarangire and marvel at the beauty of the park dotted with giant baobab trees, and the amazing elephant sighting, then the grand finale is the Serengeti, to witness the Great Migration. While the sight of hundred thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains is spectacular, the Mara River crossing is absolutely one of the most breathtaking natural actions in wildlife sightings. Dust exploding, lions stalking a moveable feast, gigantic crocodiles and fast flowing wild rivers await. It is sensational, impressive and dramatic at the same time. These is one of the obstacle of the great migration. Finish your safari Tanzania on the rich-grass plains of Ngorongoro searching for the big five on a day of game viewing.

Tour Highlights

  • Look for unique silvery checked hornbills in Lake Manyara
  • Witness the wildebeest crossing the Mara River a unique experience
  • See some of Africa stealthy predator’s crocodiles, lions, leopard and hyena in Serengeti and Ngorongoro
  • Admire your breakfast on the edge of the Mara River with a glance of hippos

Included

  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
  • UNLIMITED Game drives millage
  • Well-trained professional, English-speaking guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited Mineral water during game drives
  • Tea and coffee stops during game drives
  • All mentioned activities unless labeled option
  • All National Park entry fees
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fees
  • One sundowner stop in Tarangire national park
  • Two sundowner Stops in Serengeti national park

Excluded

  • International flights
  • Additional local Flights
  • Optional activities not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for Souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro international airport.

Welcome to Tanzania.

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 of overlooking remarkable view of Mt. Meru. Thus representing on 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

Meal Plan: Dinner

Accommodation: River Trees Inn

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Day 2-3: Arusha -Tarangire national park.

“Elephants paradise”

You leave Maasailand safari lodge after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Tarangire National Park, the least visited reserve on the itinerary but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s biggest elephant population, Tarangire supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many antelope species, most evident during the dry season when concentrations of animals at the life-giving Tarangire River are at their peak June-October. Your accommodation Angata Tarangire tented camp lies on the edge of Tarangire hills giving magical views of the life-giving Tarangire River. Explore the park rich habitats from the life-giving River, landscape dotted with baobab trees, swamps and open plains.

Destination: Tarangire National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Angata Tarangire tented camp

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Day 4: Tarangire national park—Ngorongoro highlands.

After breakfast, you will drive to Mtowambu town on the floor of the Great Rift Valley, for a guided village tour. In this small but very busy town where people belonging to all 120 tribes in Tanzania live together, you will have the opportunity to see the typical daily life of Tanzanians. Your walking guide who comes from that area will take you to rice and banana plantations where you will interact with the people working in their farms, you will visit a traditional beer bar/factory, you will visit a school and carvings factory where the famous “Makonde” use ebony black wood to carve different statues. After you will proceed to Gibbs farm on the edge of the Ngorongoro conservation for lunch, after take a nice walk to the farm and, see the coffee plantation and vegetable garden, return to the lodge and have a cup of coffee then proceed to your accommodation Bougainvillea safari lodge.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro highlands

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

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Day 5: Ngorongoro highlands—Serengeti national park (central)

“Home to the world’s last remaining large mammals”

You leave the plantation lodge after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely and depart this morning for a game drive in the central part of the Serengeti. This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen hanging on acacia tree brunches. Game viewing in the central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, jackals, hyenas, hyrax and many more.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park (central)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Camp

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Day 6 -7: Serengeti national (Central)—Serengeti national Park (Northern)

Two days exploring the northern Serengeti

Your day begins with a morning game drive in the central Serengeti exploring the area high density of big cats, after you slowly start heading to the northern Serengeti through the lobo area, the area is high game viewing area for elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetah and leopard. From here the tail of the great wildebeest migration can be seen.  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 and crocodile – as well as excellent bird life. The River crossing is the grand finale while the sight of hundred, thousands of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the plains is spectacular, the Mara River crossing is absolutely one of the most breathtaking natural actions in wildlife sightings. Dust exploding, lions stalking a moveable feast, gigantic crocodiles and fast flowing wild rivers await. It is sensational, impressive and dramatic at the same time. These is one of the obstacle of the great migration.

Main Destination: Serengeti national park (northern)

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Tingitana camp (North)

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Day 8: Serengeti National park—Ngorongoro conservation area.

You leave the camp after breakfast with a picnic lunch and proceed with your game drive along the lobo, mbuzi mawe and the central Serengeti for more game viewing.to day you will be looking for lions, cheetah leopard, elephants and giraffes, stop for lunch at the picnic site and then continue to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Farm of Dreams lodge on the rim of the crater.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge.

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Day 9: Ngorongoro crater—Kilimanjaro international airport.

Leave the camp at round 6:00 AM and descend down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Grass steppes, acacia forests, alkaline Lake, rivers, streams and swamps is home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African savannah. The crater is home to Africa big five lion, elephants, leopard, rhino and buffaloes. The alkaline Like offers excellent sightings of flamingoes in the months of June to August and on the shows you might see jackals and hyena lazily lying on the edge of the lake. Other residence of the Ngorongoro are hippos, zebra, wildebeest gazelle’s and birds with the grey crowned cranes, ostrich and kori bustard catching the eyes of both birds and non-birders. After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater in the afternoon and drive to Kilimanjaro international airport and connect your flight back home.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: No accommodation

Additional accommodation can be arranged on extra cost.

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ACCOMMODATION.

Rivertrees Country Inn Lodge.
Rivertrees Country Inn offers accommodation in Arusha. The property has a swimming pool and a restaurant. There are BBQ facilities and free WiFi access is available throughout. Guests can enjoy activities such as hiking and cycling.
Tarangire Ang'ata Tented Camp
The mobile tented camp only opened in Tarangire National Park in July 2016, so everything is still fresh and sparkling. The camp ticks all the boxes of what you’re looking for when it comes to tented lodgings. Tarangire is known for the migration of wildebeest and zebras and fortunately for Ang’ata guests, the lodge is located near a popular drinking spot frequented by the thirsty ungulates.
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
We have thirty-two cottages set throughout our lushly landscaped property. Ten rooms in five double cottages are located in our coffee garden. The rest of the rooms are located surrounding the pool area.
Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp
Located on a gentle slope, Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge offers stunning views over the seasonal soda lake and up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Sixteen tastefully furnished spacious rooms are located within the large property, each with a private verandah overlooking the lake. The décor blends elements from the surrounding landscape with modern comfort.
Tingitana Tented Camp
serengeti North
Mara Tingitana is the sister camp of Ndutu; 10 mobile canvas tents with private verandas which offer the amenities and comfort of a real lodge.
Farm of Dreams
Farm of Dreams Lodge has 40 spacious, well-appointed rooms are all unsuited and give you a chance to enjoy beautiful gardens from the comfort of your room. To add to the charm and intimacy, the soft, fine linen, and thick white towels quietly whisper romance. All bedrooms have mosquito netting and a fan.
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