This 5-DayGreat Serengeti Migration (EAST OF THE GRUMETI RIVER & NAABI HILL) Wet season Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in Eastern Serengeti.The eastern plains of the Serengeti ecosystem encompass a massive area. They begin roughly just east of Naabi Hill. They extend east through the Gol Kopjes, Lemuta Hill, Nasera Rock, AngataKiti, the Salei Plains and all the way to the Ngorongoro Highlands.Wildbeests usually linger in north-eastern Serengeti and migrate further south in December.
You will enjoy a Serengeti East Safari during November and December when the mega herds return from Masai Mara National Reserve to the rich plains of the Serengeti National Park, east of the Grumeti River, passing through Lobo and Western Loliondo and under the majestic Gol mountains, at the northern edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Here, you will find one of the utmost concentrations of cheetahs in the Serengeti, preying on half a million indigenous gazelles and impalas including migrants. The mountains shelter colonies of Ruppell's Griffon Vultures. Wildebeest cover the central-east valleys on their way north after the long rains, and some pour through the scenic bottleneck of the AngataKiti pastures during the shorter rains on their way back south. But with or without the migratory millions, this area is breathtaking for its immensity and feeling of freedomthe world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Lobo, at the eastern edge of the Serengeti National Park and on a small stretch of the Grumeti River that offers excellent year-round game observation, gives unrivaled views of grassland and kopjes. Farther south, outside the game park border, and almost a third as large as the Serengeti National Park, Loliondo is a private concession and more versatile
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• Remote wilderness area with few tourists• Superb off the beaten path game viewing • Highest concentration of cheetahs in Africa• Stunningly beautiful landscapes
0. Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
1. Arusha –Tarangire N.Park – Manyara
2. Manyara - Serengeti
3. Serengeti (Central Seronera) –Eastern Serengeti (North – Eastern Serengeti) – Back central Seronera
4. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Ngorongoro
5. Ngorongoro Crater – Back to Arusha
On this day you leave Arusha town; the base town for safaris in the northern Tanzania and along the Arusha – Dodoma highway a scenic drive towards the Tarangire National Park. You will pass by a supermarket (if you wish) for some last-minute shopping of any personal effects that you may need then drive through a scenic Masai Steppe and arrive at Tarangire in 2 hour-time. Your driver will take care of the paper work at the park’s gate then you will embark on your first game drive
The Tarangire National Park has the highest density of elephants and large baobab trees that dot the grassland in North Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round in which the herds often can reach an impressive number of 300 animals. The Tarangire River has water all year round, and during the dry season, between July and October, many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river for drinking. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken to your Camp or Lodge in Manyara (MtowaMbu) for overnight.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
overnight stay – (Karatu/Manyara- Mtowa Mbu)
• BUDGET TENTED CAMPING –
SUNBRIGHT | LILAC | SAVANNA | KIZUMBA
• MID-RANGE LODGES –
Twiga Lodge | Eileen's Trees Inn | Fanaka
• LUXURY LODGES -
Manyara Serena Safari Lodge | Manyara Wildlife Lodge
• SUPPER LUXURY LODGES –
andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge