Observe the subtler nuances of wildlife behavior, expertly noted by your local guides and professional trackers. Explore all the great wildlife regions of northern Tanzania: Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the famed Serengeti. Discover the smaller denizens of the bush on a thrilling walking safari, where you can learn the ancient skills of tracking and identifying spoor. Descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater often called the Eden of Africa.

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Observe the subtler nuances of wildlife behavior, expertly noted by your local guides and professional trackers. Explore all the great wildlife regions of northern Tanzania: Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the famed Serengeti. Discover the smaller denizens of the bush on a thrilling walking safari, where you can learn the ancient skills of tracking and identifying spoor. Descend into the most unique caldera in the world: Ngorongoro Crater often called the Eden of Africa.

Wildebeest Migration Seasons:
The Wildebeest Migration in East Africa, also known as “The Great Migration” takes place between Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara and is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. Thousands of wildebeest and zebras migrate between the Serengeti and the Masai Mara, constantly driven by their search for fresh grazing. The massive herds are closely followed by predators (lion, hyena and cheetah), making the most of every opportunity to catch their next meal.

The precise timing of the annual wildebeest migration depends on the rains. It is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event, with calving season taking place in the Serengeti between January and mid-March. The wildebeest migration starts to head towards the Western Serengeti in May or June. Starting and finishing in Arusha.

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Trip summary

  • Departure Arusha
  • End Arusha
  • Countries
    • Tanzania
  • City
    • Lake Manyara National Park
    • Serengeti National Park
    • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    • Ngorongoro Crater
    • Tarangire National Park
    • Arusha
  • Theme Safari and Natural Parks
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Arusha to Lake Manyara national park
    Day 1 Transfer by car
    Arusha to Lake Manyara national park

    After your breakfast at 08.30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for dinner and overnight at Manyara. Twiga Lodge/Similar.

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

     

     

  • 2
    Manyara to Serengeti
    Day 2 Transfer by car
    Manyara to Serengeti

    After breakfast at 0800 hrs drive from Manyara with your packed lunch and game enroute to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
    After lunch spend some time at leisure in the lodge/ campsite or proceed with your game drive around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration. Acacia tented Camp/Similar

     Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner
     

  • 3
    Full day Serengeti
    Day 3 Transfer by car
    Full day Serengeti

    Spend these three days in Serengeti National Park for game viewing. Your skilled driver knows the Serengeti and where to locate even the most elusive of animals. Morning and afternoon daily wildlife viewing affords you the opportunity to track and photograph the ‘Big Five’. You will be doing game drives while tracing the direction of the wildebeests.

    06.30 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the park
    09.30 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at leisure
    13.00 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your lodge.
    14.00 Hrs. Afternoon game drive in the park to return in the evening for dinner and overnight at lodge.

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Sopa Lodge or Similar

    Visited places:
  • 4
    Full day Serengeti
    Day 4 Transfer by car
    Full day Serengeti

    0630 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the park
    0930 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at leisure.
    1300 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your lodge.
    1400 Hrs. Afternoon game drives in northern Serengeti Kogatende/Bologonj area following the great migration at Mara River.

    Dinner and overnight at Tented Lodge.

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Acacia Migration Camp

    Visited places:
  • 5
    Full Serengeti
    Day 5 Transfer by car
    Full Serengeti

    Spend these three days in Serengeti National Park for game viewing. Your skilled driver knows the Serengeti and where to locate even the most elusive of animals. Morning and afternoon daily wildlife viewing affords you the opportunity to track and photograph the ‘Big Five’. You will be doing game drives while tracing the direction of the wildebeests.

    06.30 Hrs. Early morning game drives in the park
    09.30 Hrs. Return to lodge for breakfast and relax at leisure
    13.00 Hrs. Lunch will be served at your lodge.
    14.00 Hrs. Afternoon game drive in the park to return in the evening for dinner and overnight at lodge.

    Meals: Lunch | Dinner |Breakfast

    Accommodation: Sopa Lodge or Similar

    Visited places:
  • 6
    Serengeti - Ngorongoro
    Day 6 Transfer by car
    Serengeti - Ngorongoro

    Wake up at 06.00 for early morning game drives in Serengeti, at 08.45 back to the lodge. Then check out and drive with lunch and game viewing en-route to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. It is your option whether you will pass via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge. 

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Accommodation: Rhino Lodge.

  • 7
    Ngorongoro Crater
    Day 7 Transfer by car
    Ngorongoro Crater

    After breakfast, descend into the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is rich of wildlife, each species has their own territories, so this is a very good time to visit the crater, especially during the end of November to December or also during the end of the long rain season.

    Late April to May, numbers of animals come out for green grass and water so spotting them becomes easy. Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Many crater visitors want to see rare species, such as the Balck rhinoceros: this is the right time, because during the dry season it is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn.
    Late afternoon ascend the crater for your dinner/ overnight on the crater rim.

    Dinner and overnight in Ngorongoro. Rhino Lodge/Similar . 

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

     

  • 8
    Ngorongoro - Tarangire
    Day 8 Transfer by car
    Ngorongoro - Tarangire

    This morning after breakfast leave Ngorongoro with your lunch box to Tarangire Park for game drive. Elephants are very common in the park and Baobab trees are everywhere on the park. Evening drive, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Similar.

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

     

  • 9
    Tarangire National Park
    Day 9 Transfer by car
    Tarangire National Park

    After breakfast, spend some time at leisure in your lodge/ campsite until lunchtime (this time a hot lunch awaits). After lunch continue with your rest until 1500 hr, then enjoy an evening game viewing on Tarangire Park. 1700 hrs back to your lodge, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Similar.

    Meals: Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


     

    Visited places:
  • 10
    Tarangire to Arusha
    Day 10 Transfer by car
    Tarangire to Arusha

    After breakfast, leave Tarangire with your packed lunch to Arusha. You can choose to pass by Meserani Snake Park, the place where you will have lunch. On your way there enjoy many curio shops you can stop and buy some souvenirs. Your guides know the safe place where you can stop and shop. Afternoon drive and arrive in Arusha, check into your hotel/ campsite.

    Meals Plan: Breakfast and picnic lunch.

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  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enables you to spot wildlife more easily
    • Three meals a day on Safari
    • Park entrance fees
    • Driver's allowances
    • Service of an English speaking professional guide/Driver
    • Crater fees
    • Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
    • Activities as per itinerary above
    Price does not include
    • International flights to/from your home
    • Tips & gratitudes
    • The first night on your arrival and last night after safari (book with our local partner)
    • Airport transfers (book with our local partner)
    • Personal insurance
    • Olduvai Gorge fees
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Serengeti Balloon (book with our local partner)
    • Flying doctor’s insurance, to be arranged on request
    • Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
    • All not mentioned in the itinerary above.