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8 Days Tanzania Great Migration Safari

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8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

There are good reasons why Tanzania is called the Land of Wonders. Almighty Kilimanjaro offers grand Safari adventures to all of Tanzania’s alluring destinations.

A trip to Africa is not complete without a visit to view the wildlife in the famous national parks: Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire. On safari, you can see giraffes, zebra, wildebeest, elephants, hippos, and a large variety of birds. Among the more rare treats are rhinos, leopards, cheetah, or a lion kill.

Highlights

  • Great wildebeest migration
  • African big five-game
  • Luxury accommodation

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

You will be welcomed by your guide upon arrival and transfer to Arusha for overnight and relaxation and we recommend we choose flights arriving at Lunchtime.

Lunch: Not applicable

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Activity: Safari briefing

Day 2: Drive to Tarangire National Park

The drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park takes about 2.5 hours; This Park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas

Lunch: Tarangire treetops

Overnight: Tarangire treetops

Activity: Game drives

Day 3: Drive to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We enjoy a game drive en route to the lodge. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Serengeti Serena safari lodge

Activity: Game drives and sundowner

Day 4: Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park

Serengeti Fully Day After breakfast, enjoy a full-day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration normally passes through the area in April & May, however, the Seronera area is within reach of both the southern plains and the Western Corridor. The resident game in the area is phenomenal and species such as elephants, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lions, and a variety of other predators and herbivores can be seen here all year round. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world-famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Serengeti Serena safari lodge

Activity: following the wildebeest

Day 5: Game drives in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor area

Lunch: Packed Lunch

Overnight: Serengeti Serena safari lodge

Activity: following the wildebeest

Day 6: Drive to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as the pride of lions that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingos and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.

Lunch: Ngorongoro Serena safari lodge

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena safari lodge

Activity: Following the wildebeest

Day 7: Drive to Lake Manyara National Park

The drive from the campsite to Manyara National Park takes two hours. This is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the groundwater forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Then late evening drive back to your hotel in Arusha

Lunch: Discuss with Guide

Overnight: Lake Manyara tree lodge

Activity: Game drives

Day 8: Depart Lake Manyara to Kilimanjaro

After lazily morning you will transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your departure flight.

Lunch: Discuss with Guide

Overnight: Not applicable

Activity: Transfer

End of tour

Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.

What’s included in the 8 Days Great Migration Safari

  • Multiple games drive in Serengeti to witness the wildebeest migration
  • 7 nights Luxury accommodation
  • park entrance
  • Sun downer
  • Transportation
  • Guide

What’s excluded in the 8 Days Great Migration Safari

  • International flights
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional activities

When to book the safari package?

The wildebeest migration being one of the spectacles in the animal kingdom and one of 8 wonders of the world the demand for the activity is high and usually, accommodation facilities are fully booked so please ensure you book one year in advance though you can try last minute.

Best Time to Travel

Our experts advise Late July to mid-August is when your chances are higher to catch the river crossing but those that want an action-packed big five safaris should consider Mid February to march for the wildebeest calving season.

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