8 Day Migration Safari

8 Day Migration Safari

per person
 

8 Day Migration Safari

 

Rates

USD 7195 per single traveler

USD 5545 Per person sharing for two or more travelers

 

Children between 3 and 11 years are 50% of Adult rates

Children under 2 years are Free of charge

 

About the Tour

 

Best time: June to October

 

This tour is a wonderful adventure that follows the great herds as they migrate across Tanzania. From Arusha to the Serengeti National park, you can be assured of spectacular viewing sights, filled with action, as you watch the great herds of the plains face-off against the fearsome Nile crocodiles as they move across the Mara River.

 

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, at 8:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Tarangire National Park, where you will enjoy a lovely game drive through the park. The Park runs along the line of the Tarangire River, after which it is named, the landscape is dotted with low lying hills and a huge swamp area in the south. The Park boasts some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. At 13:00 you will top at a picnic area for lunch, and then in the late afternoon, you will proceed to the lodge for dinner and overnight stay in a luxury tent.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Ngorongoro National Park

As soon as you have finished breakfast you will leave the lodge and travel to Lake Manyara National park for a game drive. In the park, you will enjoy countless game viewing opportunities, especially at the edge of the water of Lake Manyara.  You will enjoy a picnic lunch in one of the best picnic areas available, and at 14:00, you will travel to Ngorongoro for downtime and some well-earned sundowners, coupled with a breathtaking sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 3: Ngorongoro National Park to Serengeti National Park.

After breakfast, at 7:30, you will descend into the garden of Eden where you will enjoy a lush scenery filled with unexpected surprises and a diversity of wildlife only found in the crater. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor near the hippo pools where the viewing opportunity is spectacular.
At 14:00 you will ascend the crater and make your way to the Serengeti National Park where you will spend the night.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 4: The Serengeti National Park

You can expect an early morning game drive, followed by a hearty breakfast at the lodge.
After breakfast, you will depart to the northern Serengeti which is a spectacular sight to behold, it is especially well known for the Mara river, that flows through the area and attracts all sorts of game to its banks. You will enjoy a picnic lunch served in the Serengeti, followed by a lovely afternoon game drive through the Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration of wildebeest.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 5, 6 and 7: The Serengeti National Park

The next three days will be spent exploring the Serengeti northern areas and tracking the great migration through the area. You can expect to rise early for a game drive followed by breakfast and some “me time” at the lodge. You will enjoy a bountiful lunch served at the lodge, after which you will embark on your next adventure. The biodiversity of the northern Serengeti is so varied and plentiful that you can be assured of many excellent and once in a lifetime viewing opportunities.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

 

Day 8: The Serengeti National Park to Kilimanjaro Airport

You will rise early to enjoy you last game drive through the northern area of the park, after which you will return to the lodge for breakfast and downtime.
After lunch, at the lodge, you will be taken to Kogatende Airstrip for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport where you will connect with your departure flight home.

Meals: Breakfast, and lunch

 

Price Includes:
– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
– Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
– All parks entrance fees
– Service of English Speaking driver guide

– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.

– Flight from Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport

– Salary for the Professional English Driver Guide.

– Government taxes and levies

 

Price Above Excludes:

– Airport transfers (can be arranged upon request)

– International and domestic flights and departure taxes

– Accommodation in Arusha before/after safari (can be arranged upon request)

– Easter and Christmas Holidays Surcharge
– Hot and cold drinks.

– Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti

– Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma

– Optional flying doctors insurance (we can arrange upon request)

– Tips to the driver/guide and Cook.

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

– Tourist visas

– Personal travel/medical insurance

– Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages

– Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

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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