10 Days - Serengeti Migration safari

Starting & finishing at Arusha

Tour Highlights:

Observe the subtler nuances of wildlife behavior, expertly noted by your local guides and professional trackers. Explore all the great wildlife regions of northern Tanzania: Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the famed Serengeti. Discover the smaller denizens of the bush on a thrilling walking safari, where you can learn the ancient skills of tracking and identifying spoor. Descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater often called the Eden of Africa.

Wildebeest Migration Seasons:

The Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, also known as “The Great Migration” takes place between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara and is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal.

The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June.

TRIP PLAN

DAY 1: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA PARK

After your breakfast at 08.30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for Dinner and overnight at Manyara. Twiga campsite.

Twiga Lodge http://www.twigacampsitelodge.com

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Twiga Lodge/Similar or Twiga Campsite

DAY 2: MANYARA TO SERENGETI

After breakfast at 0800 hrs drive from Manyara with your packed lunch and game enroute to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After lunch at leisure in the lodge/ campsite or proceed with your game drive around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration. Acacia tented Camp/Similar http://www.serengetiacaciacamps.com/

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps/Similar or Seronera Campsite

DAY 3: FULL DAY SERENGETI

After breakfast leave with your lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30 and 13.00 break for your picnic lunch, thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. Im mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 600,00 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti. Acacia tented Camp/Similar http://www.serengetiacaciacamps.com/

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps/Similar or Seronera Campsite

DAY 4: FULL DAY SERENGETI

After breakfast leave with your lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30 and 13.00 break for your picnic lunch, thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. Im mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 600,00 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti. Acacia tented Camp/Similar http://www.serengetiacaciacamps.com/

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps/Similar or Seronera Campsite

DAY 5: FULL SERENGETI

After breakfast take a packed lunch with you and continue with game viewing on Serengeti Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hr, then proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Aprox 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass/ water which is the source of food for the millions of Animals in this South Area. your dinner and overnight at Serengeti. Acacia tented Camp/Similar http://www.serengetiacaciacamps.com/

Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Acacia Camps/Similar or Seronera Campsite

DAY 6: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO

After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game enroute to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Oldupai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture, After your lunch enroute adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight Lodge at

DAY 7: NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast,

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English
Included in price: Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier Three meals a day on Safari Park entrance fees Driver's allowances Service of an English speaking professional guide/Driver Camping fees, Mattresses (If Camping) Crater fees Food, cook and all kitchen utensils (If Camping) Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day Activities as per itinerary above
Not Included in price: International flights to/from your home Tips & gratitude’s The first night on your arrival and last night after safari (book with us) Airport transfers (book with us) Personal insurance Sleeping bag (if Camping) Olduvai Gorge fees Alcoholic drinks Serengeti Balloon (can book with us) Flying doctor’s insurance, we can arrange for request. Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use. And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
Refund policy : when the cancellation is done in a period of over 28 days of the safari/tour, 50% of the deposit sent will be refunded. When the cancellation is done in a period between 14 -28 days of the safari/tour, 25% of the payment would be refunded. When the cancellation is done in a period between 7 – 14 days NO REFUND.
Cancellations : when the cancellation is done in a period of over 28 days of the safari/tour, 50% of the deposit sent will be refunded. When the cancellation is done in a period between 14 -28 days of the safari/tour, 25% of the payment would be refunded. When the cancellation is done in a period between 7 – 14 days NO REFUND.
Availability : All Season