6 Day Migration Safari Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater
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About this tour
The Great Wildebeest Migration is the largest animal migration in the world. Every year, more than 2 million animals (wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction across the ecosystems of the Serengeti (Tanzania) and the Masai Mara (Kenya).
In July, the wildebeest migration moves north, passing through the Lobo area (area just north of the central Serengeti National Park remote northern
Arrival & Departure
Kilimanjaro International Airport
From US Per Person Sharing
Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
- All accommodation according to the itinerary
- Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
- Guaranteed window seat in safari vehicles/Jeep driven by experienced driver guides
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English-speaking guide
- All park entrance fees
- All government taxes
- All sightseeing and game viewing
- Domestic and International Flights
- Tanzania Visa Entry Fees
- Tips and Gratuities for the driver guide and cook
- Personal expenses such as souvenirs, laundry, beverages, alcoholic and soft drinks
Day by day itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Ngorongoro
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.
Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro tortilis camp
Day 2: Ngorongoro – Serengeti (Lobo area)
Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 250 km
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park). The wildebeest migration, normally pass through the Lobo area every year around July / August en-route to the Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and again in late October / November en-route to the southern Serengeti National Park.We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3: Experience The Great Serengeti Migration Safari
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.Dinner and overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp
Day 4: Experience The Great Serengeti Migration Safari
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from August to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing.Dinner and overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp
Day 5: North to Central Serengeti
Starting your day at of 8am after a heavy breakfast, today you will head south towards central Serengeti. The four hour drive to the center will offer mild en route game.
The drive south from the Mara river valley takes you through hill country, the Lobo area, woodlands and then back into Seronera terrain.
The central portion of the Serengeti – known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengetis’ species.
As you make your way into the Seronera region, you will begin to notice the hilly and broken terrain altering into plain grasslands. In Seronera one must really look out for the many lion prides that thrive in this region.
The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy Dinner and overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp
Mbugani Tented Camp
Day 6: Central Serengeti – Arusha
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