This 6-Day Great Serengeti Migration Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti Northern Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (mara river crossing) including a full day in central Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater. We have designed the itinerary to include both the Lobo area (area north of the central Serengeti National Park) and Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from Mid-july to October. This itinerary has been designed that you Drive/Drive back from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Mid-july through October, the migration heads north, out of the central Serengeti, splitting into two routes. The main group heads into the western corridor crossing the Grumeti River in spectacular stampedes. Enormous crocodiles wait patiently to snatch wildebeests as they surge across the river. The wildebeest continue to move steadily across the Grumeti region, making another perilous river crossing to cross the Mara River and reach the lush grazing in Kenya's Masai Mara.
0. Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
1. Arusha - Serengeti
2. Serengeti (Central Seronera)
3. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Northern Serengeti (Kogatende)
4. Northern Serengeti (Kogatende) – Back central Seronera
5. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Ngorongoro
6. Ngorongoro Crater – Back Arusha
Depart early from Arusha town at around 07.30 – 08.00 Hrs you will drive across a beautiful and scenic Masai Steppe to Makuyuni junction and take left along the Arusha – Dodoma Highway towards Tarangire National Park, a drive that will take only 2 hours at most. Arrive at the parks gate at Tarangire and after your driver has sorted out the paperwork you start game drives almost straight away form the gate in a bid to see as many animals and birds a possible.
Tarangire is known for the two aspects, large baobabs and largest herds of the jumbos but there is more to visiting the park than just that. The park hosts a lot of migratory big game and small animals ( that migrate between here and Manyara) but also a lot of bird life including some very rare and almost indigenous only to this park like the Ashy Starlings for example. Other rare animals include the oryx and the gerenuk. A range of other common animals that can be spotted include, buffaloes, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, impalas, dikdiks, leopards, gazelles, elands, hartebeests (Kongoni) and many others.
Your professional safari guide will take you to the best wildlife spotting areas of the park including the Tarangire River which is a permanent river that works as a bloodline for the park ensuring animals flock the river banks in search for water throughout the year. You expect to see elephants, elands, wildebeests, buffaloes, zebras, gerenuks, giraffes and a lot of birds. Lunch will be taken at one of the picnic sites. Later in the afternoon you will drive out of the park and your guide will take you to Manyara/ Karatu in the Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and overnight. Overnight at a Budget Tinted Lodge at Manyara/Karatu.
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