Feel the pulse of the plains as you witness millions of wildebeest and zebras thunder across the Serengeti during the annual Great Migration.
The world’s greatest ancient migration route offers an awe-inspiring spectacle as the drama of predator and prey unfolds in the Serengeti. Each year, the famed wildebeest migration brings incredible wildlife sightings to the best game parks in Tanzania. With your expert guide and 4×4 vehicle, get closer to the action than you ever imagined, and watch lions, cheetah and other animals as they prepare to stalk and take down the weakest members of the herds. Visit fabled Ngorongoro Crater, sometimes nicknamed Noah’s Ark for its rich concentration of diverse wildlife.
Day 1: Arusha National Park
In the morning after breakfast, your driver will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Arusha National Park for walking Safari. You will be accompanied by Armed Ranger for your safety and for them to give you an explanation of anything you want to know more about this Park.
You will descend through Meru Crater. Attractions here include Ngarenanyuki River, the Uwanja wa Mbogo (Buffalo Glade); this is a natural glade that consists of marsh, bushes and streams. The Fauna here includes; buffaloes, warthogs, giraffes. Break off for a 20 min then you will continue with the nature walking through the MomellaTululusia Waterfall trail.
Please note that this itinerary gives you two options, you can choose to do a walking safari, or game driving safari in Arusha NP.
You will stay at the hotel or lodge in Arusha for your overnight.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara national park for the game drive. Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest lake in Africa, lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of the Lake Manyara national park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates. Stay overnight at the camp or lodge.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park transit Ngorongoro
After breakfast, you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater before you reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park around midday. The Serengeti is the largest park in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short-grass plains, thick bush, swamps, mountains and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called Kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls and the locations of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals.
Dinner and Overnight at the camp or lodge.
Day 4: Full Day in Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive for full day game viewing. Serengeti is the vast Tanzanian landscape that hosts one of earth’s last remaining wildlife spectacles: The annual Great Migration. This is when a staggering number of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators following in their wake. The Serengeti the name derives from Maasai language Siringeti which means endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it truly is ultimate safari country.
Day 5: Full day in Serengeti National Park or Ngorongoro Ndutu Area
Serengeti is the vast Tanzanian landscape that hosts one of earth’s last remaining wildlife spectacles: The annual Great Migration. This is when a staggering number of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators following in their wake. The Serengeti the name derives from Maasai language Siringeti which means endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it truly is ultimate safari country.
Seronera Area is located in the centre of Serengeti National Park, the most spectacular scenario of wildlife in its pure essence. Seronera area is a migratory route of over one million wildebeest in their desperate struggle for survival during heading to southern Serengeti. The area Serengeti is 14,763sq. km. There are some animals are resident here, and this is the finest place to see the Cats. This region has been described as ‘ultimate paradise’ for safari. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more.
Ngorongoro Crater Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 259 sq. km’s with walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed over 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly Zebras, wild beast, gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world.
Day 6: Serengeti or Ndutu Area to Ngorongoro Crater
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Maasai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to Lodge or Camp for dinner and overnight: FB
You will stay at the camp or lodge for overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, Drive to Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
You will stay at the camp or lodge of your overnight.
Day 8: Full day in Tarangire National Park
Tarangire National Park has the highest population density of elephants than anywhere in Tanzania. Its sparse vegetation, strewn with huge diameter baobabs and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park scrub plains where the last grazing lands still remain. The landscape is awesome here from every corner of the Park.
Overnight at the camp or lodge.
Day 9: Tarangire National Park to Arusha
After breakfast, we’ll take you back to Arusha for the flight back home.