This 7-Day Great Serengeti Migration Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Northern Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (mara river crossing). 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, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park.
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 –Tarangire – Manyara/Karatu
2. Manyara/Karatu - Serengeti
3. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Northern Serengeti (Kogatende)
4. Northern Serengeti (Kogatende) – Back central Seronera
5. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Ngorongoro
6. Ngorongoro Crater - Manyara
7. Lake Manyara full day tour – 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 Lake Manyara 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 driveand arrive at Lake Manyara 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
This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience.
Lake Manyara National Park is an unspoiled paradise of ground water forest fed by underground springs and teeming with wildlife such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes, and some of the largest baboon troupes in Africa. The lake shore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions, and people flock from all over the world to see these iconic predators lounging in the trees
There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. After game Drive we drive back toManyara or Karatu 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