10 Day Tour, Serengeti Wildebeest Migration
Serengeti is the best national parks in the world famous Northern circuit, with most of your time delegated to covering and viewing the Great Migration at this National Park. Enjoy always one of Tanzania hottest attractions in Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and Tarangire through our 10 day wildebeest migration program. Among other you be lucky to witness one of the world largest animal migration traversing to and from two countries, Serengeti in Tanzania and Masai Mara in Kenya.
Serengeti Wildebeests Migration is a display 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 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.
Safari Program Details by Day
Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Arrive Kilimanjaro and transfer to Arusha at Ilboru Safari Lodge. The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from your flight, laze by the pool or explore the town.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After your breakfast, start your safari by driving to lush and beautiful Manyara National Park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to Lake Manyara at NsiyaTented Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Morning breakfast at NsiyaTented Lodge. Game drive enroute to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a picnic lunch proceed with your game drive in the central Serengeti national park around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration. Dinner and Overnight Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.
Day 4: A Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti National Park
Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds. Evening drive to Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive in the Southern of Serengeti
After breakfast we will take the packed lunch with us and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp.
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
An early morning game drive in the Serengeti followed by picnic lunch on the way to Ngorongoro crater. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon we drive to Tanzania Safari Lodge.
Day 9: Tarangire Cultural Tour
Morning breakfast at Tanzania Safari Lodge the rest of the day is free to relax and or explore the maasai cultural experience, you will go on a walk to visit datoga tribes. The Maasai live in the areas as well as the Datoga. Learning about their history is as fascinating as the views are breathtaking from several hilltop peaks in the area. Dinner and overnight at Tanzania Safari Lodge.
Day 10: Tarangire to Arusha
After breakfast, leave Tarangire with your packed lunch to Arusha town. Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for you flight back home.