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8 Days River crossing Wildebeest Migration (Aug – Oct)

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8 Days
Availability : Aug - Oct
Tour Overview

The wildebeest migration river crossing beginning July moves north and passes through the Lobo and the Wagakuria area en-route to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. In September, the wildebeest herds are spread out over the northern Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Several large herds of wildebeest remain behind in the area and weather changes may sometimes bring the herds back into the area from the Mara. In October, the herds move south towards the central Serengeti National Park via the Lobo area of the Serengeti National Park.

Departure & Return Location

Hotel/Airport at Arusha.

Price Includes

  • Airport Transfers
  • All Park fees (entry fees, transit, and crater fees).
  • Meals a day while on safaris.
  • Comfortable vehicle for game viewing.
  • Mineral water on the board safari vehicle.
  • Accommodation
  • Entrance fees and Government taxes.
  • Professional tour guide.

Price Excludes

  • Personal items in nature, e.g. Cameras
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Increases in park fees where applicable
  • Tips for safari guide & chef
  • Soda and Alcoholic beverages
  • Extra activities
Comments
  • Please note that our itinerary is flexible and can be modified until it suits your needs and wishes.
  • This is a quotation only. No reservations or arrangements have been confirmed on your behalf pending your authority to proceed and the final itinerary is subject to availability.
  • All prices quoted are current and are subject to change at any time due to cost increases such as Park Entry fees or Hotel| Airline rates increases that are beyond our control. As a result, reserves the right to re-quote on a quotation if confirmation of the itinerary is not received within 14 working days from date of quotation.
Daily Activities

Day 1Arusha - Manyara National Park

On your drive from Arusha sit back and enjoy the scenic views of the changing vegetation. The drive will approximately take you two hours. You will be able to see different human activities such as farms and stones quarries from the roads. You might also see Maasai boys with their cattle grazing or moving in search of water and grass. Lake Manyara National park though a small park is perfect for bird watching. Game in Lake Manyara include elephants, wildebeests along with so many giraffes, and buffaloes. In addition, the park is also very famous for its large number of zebras, impalas, warthogs and waterbucks. After the adventure of the day you will head to Karatu for overnight.

Luxury Accommodation: Acacia Farm lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Country Lodge

Day 2Drive to Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

Day 3Serengeti National Park ( Drive to the Northern Part)

After breakfast, we will set off on a full-day game drive in the wilderness following the Great Migration trails. Our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event, which makes Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Listen to the exotic sounds of over six million hooves pounding the open plains. This is just like you imagined Africa to be!
Luxury Accommodation: Oleserai Kogatende Luxury Tent
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage

Day 4Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

We will proceed for a full-day game drive viewing the great migration at the Mara area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Luxury Accommodation: Oleserai Kogatende Luxury Tent
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage

Day 5 Serengeti National Park (Seronera)

After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti north viewing the great migration at Mara area. 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. Please take note that finding a crossing is very challenging and is sometimes a matter of luck. There are instances where herds can be seen next to the river but then only decides to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.

Luxury Accommodation: Oleserai Kogatende Luxury Tent
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage

Day 6Serengeti National Park– Ngorongoro Conservation Area

In the morning, we will have another game drive in Serengeti National Park. Come afternoon, we proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Olduvai Gorge museum, a famous archaeological location in East Africa. At Laetoli, located 45 km south of Olduvai gorge, you will find hominin footprints preserved in volcanic rock that dates back 3.6 million years ago and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world.

Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge

Day 7Ngorongoro Crater Tour

We start with an early morning game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It also safeguards the interests of indigenous people and promotes tourism.

Luxury Accommodation: Lemala Mpingo Ridge
Semi-Luxury Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge

Day 8 Tarangire National Park.

Drive to Tarangire National Park after early breakfast. Tarangire National Park is known for its elephant’s herds of up to 300, migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland grazing and browsing in the dry river bed. There is Silale swamp that attracts 550 varieties of birds, the most breeding species you’ll see in one habitat anywhere in the world! The park is also home of tree climbing pythons, as well as lions and leopards. Later after this awesome game drive, you will be transferred to Arusha.

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