8 Days Wilderness Safaris Tanzania
Serengeti Wildebeests Migration is a display an 8 Days Wilderness Safaris Tanzania of natural wonders with over two million wildebeests, zebras, and antelope traveling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival, unaware that there’s the danger presented by the stalking lions and cheetahs among other predators of the wildlife. Witness huge crocodiles of the Mara River as they wait for the herbivorous to cross the swollen Mara river and enter into Masai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park.
The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en route to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve
HIGHLIGHTS: Price Per Person Sharing USD 4,240 Per Person | Price For Single: USD 4,725 Single Occupancy
Day 01: Arrival Day & Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel – Arusha
Meet our driver at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha Town followed by a short brief about the Safari then dinner and overnight. The Hotel is located in the city of Arusha, The Hotel is the ideal location from which to start your safari adventure.
Meals Plan: Dinner | Accommodations: Kibo Palace Hotel: https://bit.ly/2RAiAn2
Day 02: Depart to Tarangire National Park for a Game Drive
After breakfast, you will be picked up and driven to Tarangire National Park for the day game drive with your picnic lunch boxes. In the evening drive to the lodge/camp for dinner and overnight. The park Located slightly off the main safari route, Tarangire National Park is a lovely quiet park in Northern Tanzania that is most famous for its elephant migration, birding, and quiet authentic safari atmosphere.
The majority of travelers to the region either miss out on Tarangire altogether or venture into the park for a matter of hours leaving parts of Tarangire virtually untouched.
Meals Plan: Full Board: | Accommodations: Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Day 03: Depart to Explore the Ngorongoro Crater & Overnight
Our driver will pick you up from your tented camps, with a picnic lunch en route to a full-day Ngorongoro Crater tour. You will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel drive vehicle, explore the crater before ascending and drive to your Lodge set on a crater rim. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is the main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home to Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system.
The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking. The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons.
Meals Plan: Full Board | Accommodations: Ngorongoro Lions Paw Lodge: https://bit.ly/3tqDtOo
After breakfast at the lodge; we proceed to Serengeti National Park passing via Olduvai gorge. This is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of homo habilis, which is regarded as mankind’s first path of human evolution. An afternoon game drive at Serengeti follows home to more than 35 species of plains animals such as zebra, wildebeest, eland, and giraffe, among many others.
The park is the staging zone for one of the most spectacular events in the world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June were over 1 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle head for the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of greener pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.
Meals Plan: Full Board | Accommodations: Serengeti Semetu Camp
Day 05 – 07: Drive to North Serengeti National Park for Full Day Game
After breakfast at the Lodge, on day 05, our guide will drive to North Serengeti where you will spend 3 days for an intensive game drive, The place is well known for Wildebeest Migration with Mara River crossing from June to October.
Serengeti National Park — Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with pride of lions up to 30 strong, however, from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later.
October marks the end of the dry season, and the “short rains” can sometimes start this month. It’s one of the warmer months of the year, with daytime highs averaging at 29C.
Some of the Great Migration herds are still in the Northern Serengeti (and still making Mara River crossings), but sometimes this month (depending on when the rains start), the herds start to move back down into the Serengeti from the Masai Mara this month, passing through the Loliondo Game Controlled Area (a concession outside of the park’s northern section).
Depending on when the rains start in October, the herds of the Great Migration will start to make their way from the Masai Mara back down south into the Serengeti, however, the exact timing of this movement is unpredictable. There is a chance that you can still catch the last of the river crossings in the Northern Serengeti this month.
Falling at the end of the dry season, October’s very dry and thin vegetation means that this is an excellent month for seeing the resident game.
Meals Plan: Full Board | Accommodations: Serengeti Mara River Camp
Day 08: Drive from North Serengeti to Arusha & Transferred to Airport
Depart after breakfast heading to Arusha along the way you will have time to visit some of the shops and see if you will be interested to buy any gifts for your friends or family back at home. Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your home flight. This is a long drive and we advise your departure flight to be late evening.
Meals: Half Board | Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost
- Park & Entry Fees
- Concession Fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes / VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water on all days
- Safari Vehicle with open roof for easy game viewing
- Cultural Tour (Lake Eyasi)
Exclude: International & Local Flights, Additional accommodation, Tips (tipping guideline USD 10.00-15.00 pp per day) Recommended, Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.), The government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees, Balloon Safaris, Maasai Boma