tanzania wildebeest migration safari

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Horizon Africa Safari is an owner-managed travel operation (LLC) specializing in East Africa and based in Chicago, IL.

Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

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  • Package Duration
    8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Destination Covered:
    Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Tour Validity
    20/03/2017 to 31/05/2018
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Tour Highlights:

- Journey of a lifetime during one Earth's greatest natural spectacles, the phenomenal Great Migration
- Visit three of Tanzania's finest game parks, Lake Manyara, the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- Superior accommodation in hand-picked all-inclusive lodges
- Abundant wildlife viewing featuring the "Big Five" Lion, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinoceros & Cape Buffalo
- Morning & Afternoon game drives led by expert safari guides
- Small group size for optimal game viewing experience
- Tour of Olduvai Gorge, excavated by Dr. Leakey, featuring a private lecture by the curator 
- Opportunities to meet the people of Tanzania during special visits to Karatu
- All accommodations, all game drives and most meals included

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival at Arusha's Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our guides who will welcome and transfer you to Mount Meru Hotel for overnight.

 

 

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast your guide will meet you and transfer you by road out of Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park (about 3 hours' drive), your game viewing will start as soon as you enter the park, the park is profoundly known for large elephants, lion buffalo, zebra and plains game and is a birders paradise. Meals and overnight will be at Kirurumu Manyara Lodge.

 

 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Next we drive deep into the Serengeti National Park. The scenic drive is all about stark contrasts of forested highlands to the flat endless sort grass plains of the central Serengeti eco-systems which resembles Masai Mara's richness. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in tie for a hot sumptuous meal. Settle into your room before heading out for a game viewing drive.

 

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

Next we drive deep into the Serengeti National Park. The scenic drive is all about stark contrasts of forested highlands to the flat endless sort grass plains of the central Serengeti Eco-systems which resembles Masai Mara's richness. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in tie for a hot sumptuous meal. Settle into your room before heading out for a game viewing drive.

 

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Next we drive deep into the Serengeti National Park. The scenic drive is all about stark contrasts of forested highlands to the flat endless sort grass plains of the central Serengeti Eco-systems which resembles Masai Mara's richness. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge in tie for a hot sumptuous meal. Settle into your room before heading out for a game viewing drive.

 

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast your guide will drive you to Ngorongoro, arriving in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, settle into your room and enjoy breathtaking views from your veranda. The afternoon will be spent at leisure acclimating with the region with optional active activities available at extra cost. Your stay and meals will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.

 

 

Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast we descend into the crater - a truly stunning wonder of the world, the 102-square mile crater is a magnificent caldera - the largest in the world. Encounter over 30,000 animals: elephants, prides of lion, leopard, cheetah and giraffe among other general plains wildlife.

 

 

Day 8: Arusha / End of Safari

After checking out, you will be driven to Arusha where you will have your farewell lunch meal before you are transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.

Tour Detail:

The Tanzania Migration Safari begins in the safari capital of Arusha where we land in Kilimanjaro International Airport, a convenient airport that serves many international flights. After an overnight we drive north to the pristine Lake Manyara where we will encounter our first wildlife and a large variety of wildlife and the photogenic flamingo wallowing on the lake. Then we travel to the Serengeti National Park for a couple of nights and days filled with action-packed game drives. Our next destination is Ngorongoro Crater where we will not only have the opportunity to explore the crater on a crater tour but also wonder the Karatu area and experience the culture and lifestyle of Tanzanians.

THE WORD "SIRINGIT" MEANS "ENDLESS PLAINS,"

AND THIS IS UNDERSTANDABLYFROM WHERE THE SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TAKES ITS NAME.

Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration,

when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson's gazelles join the wildebeest's trek for fresh grazing.

Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe

and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle.

 

Popular the Serengeti might be, but it remains so vast that you may be the only human audience when a pride of lions masterminds a siege, focused unswervingly on its next meal.

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  • Medical and travel insurance.

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Facts & Figures :

Day of departure: daily

 

Minimum number of participants: 2 persons

Price list: Please find all prices for this safari here

Country information: Please find more information about Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and respective countries

 

Important Remarks:

Travel guide: English speaking

Extra Charge: private procedure with 2 persons:

Type of travel: Small group journey, can be also booked as individual journey

General Terms & Conditions: Prices vary per travel season number of travelers and Room type. We will be pleased to present you with an individual offer for your desired date.

This exemplary itinerary can individually be amended to your wishes. Of course, also other accommodations are possible. The exemplary route can be individually changed. We can for example shorten or lengthen the route, include additional stops, mix lodges etc.

All changes in the itinerary as well as changes of departure days etc. are reserved to the travel agents on-site.

All prices are per person, subject to rate changes, currency fluctuations and availability as well as confirmation of Horizon Africa Safari.

ABOUT SERENGETI

 

Size: 14,763 sq km (5,700 sq miles).

Location: 335km (208 miles) from Arusha, stretching north to Kenya and bordering Lake Victoria to the west.

-        Ndutu area known for the calving season from mid-December to March

-        Southern Serengeti heading to Western Corridor – April to June (crossing the Grumeti River)

-        Western Corridor heading to Northern Serengeti: June and July

-        Northern Serengeti to Massai Mara: July to October – millions of wildebeest and Zebras cross the Mara River. Depending on weather conditions, they migrate to Massai Mara and return to Serengeti twice during that particular period. The migration can be expected to move either way with no particular set direction.

-        Massai Mara either way with no particular set direction.

 

 

 

 

GETTING THERE

 

Scheduled and charter flights from Arusha, Lake Manyara and Mwanza. Drive from Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire or Ngorongoro Crater.

WHAT TO DO

 

Hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, game drives, bush lunch/dinner can be arranged with us. Massai rock paintings and musical rocks.

Visit neighboring Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano and Lake Natron's flamingos.

ACCOMMODATION

 

Four lodges, six luxury tented camps and camp sites scattered through the park;

one new lodge will be opened next season (Bilila Lodge); one luxury camp,

a lodge and two tented camps just outside.

 

BEST TIME TO VISIT

 

To follow the wildebeest migration, December-July. To see predators, June-October.

The route and timing of the wildebeest migration is unpredictable.

Allow at least three days to be assured of seeing them on your visit - longer if you want to see the main predators as well.

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