Experience the Great Migration on a exhilarating Tanzania migration safari where you will see one of nature's greatest spectacles! Every year over 1.5 million animals, mostly wildebeest but also zebra and Thompson's gazelle, follow their instincts and move through the western corridor on their 1000 kilometer journey to the fresh grazing of the Masai Mara. Predators pick off the weak, the laggardly and the young and crocodiles feast as the vast herd crosses the rivers but they continue their trek, as they have done since time immemoria.
Visit the spectacular Tarangire National Park where animals flock to the Tarangire River and the vast swamps. Then visit the Ngorongoro Crater, an extinct volcano that collapsed in on itself around 25 million years ago where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking! The crater walls are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Many of these are the large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra who depend on the open grasslands in the crater. These attract the attendant predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena.
Finish your safari with a visit to the Serengeti National Park, the southern end of the Great Migration. This is one of the earth's great sights - but it is by no means all the Serengeti has to offer. The vast, flat central plains, are places of huge skies, of shimmering heat hazes, yet also of delicate wild flowers blooming after the rains. The savannah, sprinkled with Acacia Tortilis, has majestic termite mounds and rock formations called kopjes which make great vantage points for predators. The lion are abundant, the leopard are plentiful (yet still secretive) and black rhino and cheetah both breed here. Ndutu, in the south, has small lakes where you may see hippo and water birds. Perhaps one of the best ways to see the Serengeti is a hot air balloon ride when, in the cool of the early morning, you may admire the grandeur, the vastness and the stunning landscape.
Day 1: Arusha On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Arusha for check in. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park After breakfast, join your safari driver guide and drive to the Eastern edge of Tarangire National Park arriving at Lemala Mpingo Ridge in time for lunch. The Lodge sits on top of an escarpment with sweeping views across the perennial Tarangire River and valley below. Game drives are conducted in Tarangire National Park which hosts among other species Buffalo, Elephant, Lion, Warthog, Eland, the Fringe-eared Oryx, Lesser and Greater Kudu, Gerenuk, and large numbers of Impala. Enjoy a thrilling afternoon game viewing drive.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park Enjoy an extended game drive in Tarangire complete with a picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge.
Day 4 Ngorongoro Conservation Area Enjoy breakfast at the lodge and this morning drive to The Ngorongoro Conservation area. On arrival at the Lemala Ngorongoro Camp, you will collect lunch boxes and enjoy a guided tour of the floor of the crater. Quite possibly the most famous of all Africa's conservation areas, this is one of the places where you stand a good chance of seeing the Big 5. The enduring charm of Ngorongoro stems from its overwhelming physical beauty and the abundance of wildlife permanently residing here. Later you will return to your camp for check in. Rest of the day at leisure before a sumptuous dinner.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park After breakfast, drive to the Serengeti National Park, undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and the greatest concentration of plains game anywhere. Arrive for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive until sunset. Dinner at your lovely camp, Lemala Ewanjan Camp.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park Full day spent in the Serengeti with a picnic lunch. This evening you will enjoy a sundowner at the Mukoma Hills. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ewanjan Camp.
Day 7: Ndutu/ Serengeti National Park Today after breakfast, check out and drive to Ndutu or Northern Serengeti with a game drive en-route. On arrival you will have lunch followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ndutu / Lemala Mara.
Day 8: Ndutu/ Serengeti National Park Early morning game drive following the migration. Late breakfast and the rest of the morning is at leisure. Enjoy lunch at the Camp followed by an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lemala Ndutu / Lemala Mara.
Day 9: Departure After breakfast, check out and transfer to the local airstrip for your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight back home. A representative will assist you at check-in and reconfirm your onward flight.
• Tailor-made journey • Private safari • Accommodation with meals • Transfers and transport • Sightseeing as per the itinerary • English speaking driver/guide • Park entrance fees and game drives • Hotel taxes and service charges.
Pricing (per person) $NZD
Booking conditions Should the itinerary fall between or overlap two seasons, pricing will be on request.
The safari operates with a minimum of two people (the single supplement being for a single person travelling with others).
Enquire for pricing of other group numbers.
Should the itinerary fall between or overlap two seasons, pricing will be on request. The safari operates with a minimum of two people (the single supplement being for a single person travelling with others). Enquire for pricing of other group numbers.
Not included • Visas
• Scheduled flights
• Visas • Beverages • Laundry • Scheduled flights • Gratuities