DURATION

8 Days 

Wildebeest Migration Safari

AREA TO VISIT

Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Central and North Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro 

ACCOMMODATION

Tented Camp and Lodges

TRIP HIGHLIGHT

• Half day Tarangire main attraction elephants

• Half day Lake Manyara main attraction birds
• 2days Central Serengeti main attraction, wildebeest migration and the big four.
• 2days Northern Serengeti main attraction, wildebeest crossing
• Half day crater tour main attraction, culture and wildlife

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    ITINERARY IN FULL

    Day 1: ARUSHA / MOSHI – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

    9:00am: Pick up from Arusha /Moshi and drive to Tarangire National park with picnic lunch Tarangire is home to some 300 herds of elephants that scratch the dry river bed to tap into underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the lagoons as they shrink in the dry season. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and the peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.    

    Afternoon: Game drive in the park

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/tented camp FB

     

    Day 2: LAKE MANYARA – KARATU

    6:00am: Early morning walk in the reserve area.  Return to the camp for breakfast.

    After breakfast: Depart for Lake Manyara National Park (with picnic lunch).

    Lake Manyara National Park provides a perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been observed, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

    Afternoon: Game drive at Manyara

    Late afternoon: Drive to Karatu area for dinner and overnight at lodge/tented camp

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    Lake Manyara

    Day 3: KARATU – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Morning: Breakfast at lodge

    After breakfast: Depart for the Serengeti National Park; picnic lunch along the way, plus a brief stop at Maasai Boma to see Maasai way of life.

    The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, as well as a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers some of the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

    Afternoon: Game drive in the Serengeti

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a Serengeti lodge or tented camp FB

     

    Day 4: CENTRAL SERENGETI – NORTH SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    5:00am: OPTIONAL balloon ride or

    6:00am: Depart for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti

    9:00am: Return to camp for breakfast, and then depart to northern part of Serengeti with picnic lunch, game drive enroute. Arrive at the lodge/tented camp in the evening for check in

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/tented camp FB

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    Day 5: NORTH SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Morning: Breakfast at the lodge/camp, depart  for morning  game  drive  near  Mara  river  hunting  for  wildebeest  crossing  and  if  lucky  will  get  to see  the  crossing  this  day

    Lunch: At camp/lodge

    Afternoon  game  drive  trying  more  luck  to  see  the  wildebeest  crossing  if  could  not  see  the  in the  morning

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/tented camp FB


    Day 6: NORTH SERENGETI – CENTRAL SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

    Morning: Breakfast at the lodge/camp, depart to central Serengeti with game drive enroute  

    Lunch: Picnic lunch at a picnic site on the way 

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at a lodge/tented camp FB

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    Day 7: CENTRAL SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

    6:00am: Depart for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti

    9:00am: Return to camp for breakfast, and then depart to Ngorongoro conservation area

    The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna, savanna woodlands and forests. Established in 1959 as a multiple land-use area, with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralists practicing traditional livestock grazing, it includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

    Afternoon: A brief stop at Olduvai Gorge Olduvai was the first place where traces of an early stone tool culture were discovered, and gave the name to the Oldowan, nowadays considered as the earliest human technology. Olduvai is also one of the first sites in Africa where the earliest Acheulean was first discovered, and where the traditional view of the Oldowan-Acheulean transition was established.

    Evening: Dinner and overnight at  Ngorongoro  lodge/tented camp FB

     

    Day 8: NGORONGORO  – ARUSHA  /KILIMANJARO AIRPORT

    Morning: Breakfast at the lodge/camp, then descend into the crater for a half-day crater-floor tour. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. It’s a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, it is home to lions, elephant, wildebeest, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, hyena, jackals, ostrich, baboon, and many other animals.

    Afternoon: Picnic lunch at the crater floor.

    Late afternoon: Drive to Arusha for overnight or drop off at Kilimanjaro airport for departure flights.

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