The Serengeti’s Great Migration

The Serengeti’s Great Migration

10 days

  • Game drives in Tarangire N.P.
  • Game drives in Ngorongoro Crater
  • 3 days of game drives in Serengeti N.P.

 

Day 1: Arrival at Arusha

Transfer from your Kigali hotel to Kigali Airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro airport. Meet your private guide and transfer to your luxurious accommodations. Probably Arusha’s most famous hotel, The Lake Duluti Serena is in many ways the beauty of Arusha and has been welcoming generations of safari guests starting on safari.

Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel

Day 2-3: Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park has an incredible diversity of landscapes and vegetation and is famous for the large number of elephants, baobabs and climbing lions. The topography of the hills covered with baobabs and anthills is divided by the river Tarangire which attracts a large number of animals migrating in the dry season.

With your private guide explore Tarangire National Park back dropped by the spectacular, rust hued Great Rift Valley. At Tarangire, find a stunning concentration of animals — herds of elephants, impalas and zebras. Look, too, for pythons and the twitching tails of leopards, who hide high above in sausage trees. You may encounter an African wildcat, the elusive leopard or spy the round eyes of a bush baby. Look for lions and hyenas and small creatures – spotted genets, serval cats, bat-eared foxes and nightjars.

Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 4-5: Ngorongoro Crater

When at last you arrive at the highest point of the hillsides of the Ngorongoro crater, a Garden of Eden on Earth opens up at your feet. You will never have seen anything quite like it, so much life one single space. For this this Maasai, who arrived here two thousand years ago called it el-Nkoronkoro “Gift of life”.

The crater forms part of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, in 1979 it was declared a World Heritage site by Unesco. It covers an area of 8000 km2 and where the Oldupai Gorge can be found, an important site for the investigation of the evolution of the human species.

Set out on a full-day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater, exploring the panoramic, short-grass prairies along the floor of this ancient volcanic caldera, home to rare black rhinos as well as lions, hyenas and gazelles. The diverse and profuse wildlife dwelling within the encircling crater walls led this incredible “Lost World” to be named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also see colorfully garbed Maasai herdsmen, who call the stunning landscape home. This afternoon after lunch and more game drive then drive back to the lodge.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Nduti Woodlands

Drive to Ndutu, pausing for a privately guided visit at archaeologically rich Olduvai Gorge en route and then visit a Maasai village and meet with an elder to learn about local culture and traditions, and witness a traditional beadwork demonstration as part of an artisan visit. Head out towards Ndutu the vast Tanzanian landscape hosts one of earth’s last remaining wildlife spectacles: the annual Great Migration, when millions of herbivores trek across the Serengeti and Ngorongoro plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators awaiting them. Over the next two days, your adventure may reveal giraffes, wildebeests, elephants and far more on morning and afternoon game drives.

Accommodation: Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 7: Ndutu Woodlands & Short Grass Plains

Spend full a day at Ndutu woodlands and short grass plains looking for hungry cheetah, Hyena, Lion following Wildebeests and Zebra migration. It is a perfect place for experience animal closer than anywhere else. Between two lakes, you will have an opportunity to see Flamingo at Lake Ndutu and Hippo at Lake Maseki. Your guide will arrange the perfect time to go out as he know the area well.

Accommodation: Ndutu Safari Lodge

Day 8: Central Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is one of the largest wildlife sanctuaries in the world and of Tanzania. The origin of its name comes from the word “Siringet” in Maasai language which means “never ending plain”.

Serengeti is located in the highlands which extend from the east to the west of the high plains of Ngorongoro to Lake Victoria and continue to the north with the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The most impressive attraction of this gigantic ecosystem is the enormous concentration of herbivore: wildebeest, zebras, antelope, etc., on the plains and their annual migration. The wildebeest dominate in Serengeti and their herds are made up of hundreds and thousands of them.

Accommodation: Kubukubu Tented Camp

Day 9: Central Serengeti National Park

Spend full days exploring the open savanna, woodlands and tree-fringed rivers of the Orangi, Retima and Seronera, where patience is rewarded with unique sightings: leopards, who retrieve kills from acacia branches high above, or elephants protecting their young from opportunistic lions. Game viewing is never dull in the Serengeti, especially when the dramatic annual Great Migration unfolds amid the stunning scenery.

Accommodation: Kubukubu Tented Camp

Day 10: Central Serengeti to Arusha

After breakfast drive to Seronera airstrip for your schedule flight to Arusha, approximately 55 minutes flight. Today you will have the opportunity to shop and again visit the Cultural Centre Museum.  Drive to Coffee Lodge check in for your day room. Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge then return to your day room and final packing. Rest until 5 pm when you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your departure back home.

Price: from $2,910 per person, depending on season, choice of hotel and available airfare.

The price is based on 2 people sharing a double or twin room on full board basis.
It includes:
o Transfer to Kigali Airport
o Kigali-Kilimanjaro Airport flight in economy class
o Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
o English speaking driver/guide
o Accommodation and meals as stated in the program
o All guide fees
o Permits where necessary
Excluded are:
o Other international flights & visas
o Travel insurances
o Driver guide and local escort tips
o Activities not mentioned in the program

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