Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immersing as the wildebeest migration, over two million animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
July is the usually when the wildebeest herds begin moving faster in search of water and greener grass, making their way across the Grumeti and Mara River. October is a good time to see the wildebeest herds move back into the Serengeti and warm weather can be expected.
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What to Expect on This Safari
This popular itinerary can be customised to match your budget and travel dates by adding/removing a few days or selecting different lodges
You will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred to African Tulip Hotel, where you will spend the night with your bed and breakfast included.
The African Tulip is an elegant and charming luxury boutique hotel, located along Serengeti Road in the heart of Arusha.
Meals: Bed and Breakfast
2 to 3
Tarangire National Park
Drive from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. You will stay on a full board basis for two nights in the Maramboi Tented Camp.
This is a unique opportunity to experience and explore the Tarangire and Manyara ecosystem. The camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake. A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big game.
Experience safari walks, sundowner and game drives in the Tarangire National Park.
Meals: All meals and soft drinks
4 to 5
Encounter the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater
After exploring Tarangire National Park for two nights, you’ll drive to Ngorongoro Crater where you’ll spend two nights with all meals and activities included, in the Pakulala Luxury Safari Camp by Sura Afrika.
The beautiful and exclusive camp in the northeast Tanzania is perched on the rim of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater, offering some of the most breathtaking views. The crater is the result of a volcano that exploded about three million years ago and collapsed on itself, creating what is toady an expanse of about 240 square kilometres which today teems with wildlife, beautiful rivers and forests.
Bird-watching is another popular pastime because of the variety and there will also be an opportunity to learn more about the traditions and culture of the local Masai tribe on an enlightening day-tour to the nearby village. Each night will be spent gathered around a campfire, where you can absorb the African sunsets before dinner and be treated to a dance from the Masai.
Day trips include game drives in the Lake Manyara National Park and a full day at Ngorongoro Crater with a packed picnic lunch.
Meals: All meals
6 to 8
Sight the migration from June/October
Bid farewell to Ngorongoro Crater as you’re transferred to Manyara Airstrip for your flight to the Serengeti. On arrival at Lobo Airstrip, you’ll be transported to the Nasikia Mobile Camp. This will be your home for the next three nights with all your meals and activities included.
The camp follows the migration as well as other wildlife from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park. However, by being mobile, the camps are able to offer the best wildlife viewing. From June to October, the camp is in the northern Serengeti and can be reached by road or Lobo Airstrip. Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives and nature walks that will give you the opportunity to capture the wildebeest migration.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris: Experience the wilderness of East Africa, as you silently fly over the plains teeming with herds in the Serengeti National Park (optional extra).
Meals: All meals
Goodbye for now!
After enjoying breakfast and scheduled activities, you'll be transferred to Lobo Airstrip for your flight back to Kilimanjaro Airport.
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