MARA RIVER CROSSING- SERENGETI

Sep 9 - 15, 2020
Group size: 6 - 24
MARA RIVER CROSSING- SERENGETI
TANZANIA


$4700
Deposit: $1000
Sep 9 - 15, 2020
Group size: 6 - 24

About this trip

  

Day 1

Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha
Meet on arrival and transferred to Arusha for relaxation and overnight stay.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meals included: N/A

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park.
Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa. It is less visited than other northern Tanzanian parks and it is a haven for birds. 550 bird species, the world’s largest selection found in one habitat find their home in Tarangire. The stocking-thighed ostrich, the world’s largest bird, might greet you in its party dress of plumes!.

Accommodation: EcoScience Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Optional: extra fees apply

You can stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the park.Where you can go for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, dik diks, genets, civet, serval cats, bush babies and various night birds.

Day 3: Tarangire to Central Serengeti National Park.
The lush plains of the Serengeti have made it an ideal home to wildlife for millions of years. This ancient ecosystem continues to thrive and wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and giraffes are often seen grazing in herds. This is one of the best places in the world to spot lions dozing in a shade. Also, leaping after a marked prey or gnawing off a share of their hunt. Depart Tarangire and drive to Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro Conservation.
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Central to Northern Serengeti.
Early morning breakfast then depart for full day game drives at the northern Serengeti near the Tanzania and Kenya border.

Wildebeest Migration – July to October:
This is the long dry season and the wildebeest migration is moving north with the thundershowers. July, August and September are the months when wildebeest herds cross the crocodile-infested Mara River to reach the Masai Mara. And this provides for some amazing wildlife viewing.

Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest can congregate at crossing points, all crossing in a single continuous wave of beasts. And all this while tooth and claw are waiting around the sides to pick off the weak and the careless.
Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5-6: Full day in Kogatende Area.
Early morning breakfast and then depart for full day game drives in Kogatende with your expert guide.
Many visitors only want to see the river crossings, but the true spectacle of the migration is more than 1,245,000 wildebeests, 200,000 Burchell’s zebras, 18,000 elands and 500,000 Thomson’s Gazelles filling the entire stretch of landscape. The shifting columns of the herds as they traverse the valleys and the hills can only be watched in awe. There is nothing else like this on earth. Enjoy your night at Chaka Serengeti safari camp.

Accommodation: Chaka Camp – Serengeti North
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Northern to Central Serengeti.
Return to Central Serengeti after spending a few days in the northern part of the park bordering the Maasai Mara. Kubu Kubu is a brand new tented lodge opening in June 2016. It is situated on a hill, offering panoramic views of the endless savannah plains of Serengeti. You can enjoy a cocktail by the swimming pool, or sip a glass of wine in your private verandah. It’s the perfect place to relax after a day’s activities in the bush.

Accommodation: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
Enjoy game viewing in central Serengeti before heading Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight.

The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old. The ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha.

Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera very early in the morning to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”.

A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist.

Leave the crater late afternoon and drive back to Arusha for relaxation and overnight.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport.
Enjoy your morning at leisure. Take an optional Arusha town tour to visit the Cultural Heritage gallery, curio shops and the Tanzanite Experience. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals included: Breakfas

What’s included

  • During the trip
    food, drinking water, proper safari vehicle, guide, all enries fees as per itinerary, internal flights, game drives in the parks, lectures and more attractions.
  • personal
    international flights, insurance, tips, camera and personal staffs like camera

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