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10 Day Serengeti Migration Safari

10 Day Serengeti Migration Safari

per person
 

10 day Serengeti Migration Safari

 

Price: Minimum of 2 guests

USD 4 940 – Per Person Sharing – Standard accommodation (lodges and tented camps)

USD 4 215 – Per Person Sharing – Tented accommodation

 

About the tour:

 

Despite its name, this tour has so much more to offer than just the Great Migration. You will visit 4 of the greatest wildlife preserves in Tanzania, namely Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and of course, the Serengeti National Park.

This tour is aimed at all of the wildlife to be found, with the highlight being the Great Migration. You will experience bush walks where trackers will show you how to follow spoor and cut trails. Learn about the diverse ecosystem that makes up Tanzania and its wildlife.

While in the Serengeti National Park, the tour will follow the Wildebeest Migration. Depending on the time of year, your location can change quite a bit. Later in the year, you could watch the drama of millions of animals trying to cross the dangerous Mara River, or if you go early in the year you can see the beauty of the calving season.

The Great Migration follows the rains and is very dependent on this, so locations may vary to ensure you get the best seat in the house.

 

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

 

After breakfast at your hotel, your friendly guide will meet you at the front desk. You will depart around 8am and travel to Lake Manyara National Park.

A picnic lunch will be served within the park at one of their lovely picnic sites. After lunch you will continue your drive through the park and overnight and have dinner at Twiga Lodge/Capsite (or similar)

 

Meals: Lunch and dinner

 

Day 2: Manyara – Serengeti

 

After breakfast and hot drinks, you travel to the Serengeti National Park. Lunch will be taken at the camp/lodge and after this you can choose to spend at leisure or spend the afternoon exploring the park.

Overnight and dinner at Acacia tented camp/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, dinner and lunch

 

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

 

After breakfast you start your first full day in the world famous Serengeti National Park. Spend the day exploring this natural paradise.

Lunch will be taken at one of the picturesque picnic sites within the park. After this you will continue on your adventure to spot as much of the varied game there is to be found within the area.

Dinner and overnight at Acacia Tented Camp/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, dinner and lunch

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park

 

  The sounds of nature will greet you as you enjoy your breakfast. Set out early to go and explore more of the Serengeti, getting to know the park more intimately.

Enjoy an afternoon picnic lunch at another picnic site. Enjoy another afternoon of adventuring within the park, before going back to the lodge/campsite for your dinner and overnight Acacia Tented camp/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

 

Breakfast will greet you on another day in paradise. You will head out again, exploring the beautiful park for another day, trying to spot as much game as you can in your last full day in the park. A picnic lunch will be provided in one of the beautiful picnic sites within Serengeti National Park.

After the afternoon game viewing, dinner and overnight at Acacia Tented Camp/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

 

The amazing morning wildlife will greet you as you wake to your last morning in the Serengeti National Park. After breakfast, you will drive through the Serengeti on your way to the Ngorongoro Crater.

You can decide to go to Ulduvai Gorge (at an additional cost) or go straight to the crater rim. Overnight at crater rim.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

 

After breakfast, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s most famous natural wonders. The area is well known as one of the best game viewing areas in Africa, where many guests have seen the entire Big Five in a single day.

Lunch will be served at one of the area’s gorgeous picnic sites. After lunch you will continue your exploration of the crater.

Dinner and overnight at crater rim.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Tarangire

 

After breakfast, depart to Tarangire National Park. Lunch will be taken in one of the park’s picnic sites. The park is well known for the large amount of elephants that call it home and also some of the largest Boabab Trees in Africa.

Overnight at Sopa Lodge/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 9: Tarangire National Park

 

The morning will be spent at rest at your lodge/camp site. At around 15:00 you will go on your afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Sopa Lodge/similar.

 

Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

Day 10: Tarangire to Arusha

 

After breakfast, you will leave to Arusha. A choice is available to visit Meserani Snake Park and to go curio shopping.

 

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

 

Our Pricing Includes:
Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
Three meals a day on Safari
Park entrance fees
Driver’s allowances
Service of an English speaking professional guide/Driver

Camping fees, Mattresses (If Camping)

Crater fees

Food, cook and all kitchen utensils (If Camping)

Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day

Activities as per itinerary above

Our Pricing Excludes
International flights to/from your home
Tips & gratitude’s
The first night on your arrival and last night after safari (book with us)
Airport transfers (book with us)
Personal insurance

Sleeping bag (if Camping)

Olduvai Gorge fees
Alcoholic drinks

Serengeti Balloon (can book with us)

Flying doctor’s insurance, we can arrange for request.

Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.

And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

Dining

a Warm wake-up call consists of a fresh cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate followed by a full English or continental breakfast served in the main dining area. a Three course lunch will be served on your return to the camp and three course dinners are served each evening.

  • Bush Picnic baskets – Can be arranged for longer game drives.
  • Private Picnics
  • Sundowners
  • Three Course Dinners

Activities and Wildlife

Game drives are the main attraction and they are perfect for finding large predators, such as lions and cheetah in safety.

The Mara Migration:

Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.

Fascinating facts about the migration:

  • The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
  • Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
  • Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
  • There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.

The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant.  An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal.  The biggest can be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne.  That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms.  The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.

  • Viewing historical Maasai Paintings (rock paintings)

Maasai rock paintings are seen as ancient and were made using natural materials such as clay and ash.  Some of the rock painting may be between 1500 and 7000 years old.

Interesting facts about the Maasai:

Maasai are best known for their beautiful beadwork.  Young men spend hours and days working on elaborate hairstyles, which are ritually shaved as they pass into the next age group.  Cattle are central to Maasai economy and are rarely killed as they are a sign of wealth.  Traditional grazing lands span from central Kenya into central Tanzania.

  • Hot air balloon trips

Organised upon request and can accommodate 16 people at a time.  The additional charge includes champagne and a unique bush breakfast.

  • The Serengeti Cheetah Project

Guests can contribute to the Serengeti Cheetah Project by monitoring the cheetah of this vast national park.  Your guide will introduce you to the cheetah’s habitat and teach you how to identify and photograph the cheetah.  Your contribution to the project could uncover new movement patterns and aid the conservation project.

What to pack

Items that you must bring:

  • Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
  • a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
  • Airline Tickets
  • Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
  • Correct Currency
  • Travel Insurance

Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended.  The following items should be included:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Malaria Medication
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Allergy treatments
  • Insect repellents
  • Band aids

Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.

The most practical items to pack:

  • Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.  Avoid bright colours as you would like to blend in as much as possible.
  • Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
  • Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
  • Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
  • a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
  • Remember to pack all prescription medications.

Comfort is key when going on a safari.  Remember that game drives or walks can be up to 3 hours or longer so make sure you are comfortably dressed. Tip:  Wear layers of clothes as the day can start chilly but warm up rather quickly.

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