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Serengeti Wildebeest Migration: Tour Information
Tour Title : Serengeti Wildebeest Migration 7 days
Start : Arusha
End : Arusha
Tour Duration: 7 Days – 6 nights
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration : Game Parks
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Activities: Wildlife Viewing.
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration occurs between the months of June and the month of October. This spectacular wildlife show attracts hundreds of visitors from various parts of the world. A ride on the hot air balloon will provide excellent game viewing. Visitors are advised to book their accommodation in advance. The prices at this time are also high. Accommodation is usually offered in lodges and tented camps. Watching the wildlife in the remote area of the Masai Mara and spending nights in the bush is the best experience one could ever get.
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Day 1 Arusha– Tarangire National Park
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration after a short briefing and loading the luggage onto the vehicle, you will drive in the direction of Tarangire National Park. Giant Baobab trees, the bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The park encompasses almost 2600 sq km, roughly the size of Luxemburg. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places in eastern Africa to watch elephants up close.
One reason is that there are approx. 4000 animals in the region, another reason is that the elephants are not so bothered by the presence of motor vehicles which allows to come up close to the animals. Next to the elephants, you will also have a chance to see the beautiful Masai giraffe, various gazelles and antelopes, buffalos, lions, leopards, baboons and over a hundred different species of birds. After a day of wildlife watching, you will leave the park and arrive at the lodge in the afternoon. Here you will stay overnight. Lunch; Dinner
Day 2 Tarangire National Park – Serengeti
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration after breakfast, the journey takes you through further upwards until you reach the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Volcano pass. Having passed the crater highlands, you will soon see the plains of the southern Serengeti. You will stop for lunch at Oldupai Gorge, which is a very dry area today. This area became world renown from the work of the archaeological English couple Leaky as they found the oldest remains of prehistoric man during the sixties. A nearby museum documents their work and a visit can be arranged. On the journey to the accommodation for the night, you will start to understand the meaning of the word “Serengeti” which comes from the Masai word “Siringitu”, meaning the endless plain. The southern Serengeti plains literally seem to go on forever, stretching until the horizon that is only interrupted by the so-called “Kopjes” or “Inselbergs” which are strange looking rock formations. These plains are the ideal hunting grounds for cheetahs and other big cats. In the afternoon, you will reach your destination for the day. According to the season, you will stay at the lodge . Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 3 Serengeti National Park
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration day 3 is set aside for wildlife watching and the Serengeti is at your disposal. The best vantage points and worthwhile areas are chosen to give you the best possible chance to observe animals and to capture your perfect photo. Depending upon the time of year, you have the chance to see the great migration with a hundred thousand wildebeests and zebras. During the small rain season in October and November, you will typically see these herds moving from the Kenyan Masai Mara through the northwest Serengeti to the plains in the south. After the great rain season in April, May and June, the herds travel slowly back through the west and northwest Serengeti. With fluctuations in rainfall, this timetable can change resulting that the animals migrate during different times and routes. Your guide will know where and when to find the animals and makes sure that you can see the animals from the best spot in the national park. Depending on the season, the accommodation of the night lodge Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4 Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservationa Area
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration on your outward journey to the Serengeti National Park Naabi gate, you will have another chance to watch the beautiful animals of Africa. Leaving behind the wonderful Seronera Valley with its wildebeests and zebras as well as occasional visits by lions and other large cats such as cheetahs and leopards, you will leave the Serengeti and drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater. After a picnic lunch at a designated picnic spot, you will travel in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you reach the crater’s edge, you will see the giant Ngorongoro Crater in which the caldera opens before you in all its glory.. Here you will overnight at lodge . Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration after breakfast during the break of the day, you will travel back to the adventurous trail into the crater. Inside the biggest crater in the world, a number of different animals live. Its grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the east African savannah. In only a few hours, you have the chance of spotting the big five – lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinoceros and leopards. After extensive wildlife watching and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the highlands of Ngorongoro in the afternoon and travel back to the Lodge . You will spend a second night at lodge Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 6 Lake Manyara National Park
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration today, you will visit the last national park on the northern circuit; The Lake Manyara National Park. The protected area encloses a large part of the alkaline lake of the same name. This amazing lake is the seasonal home for the giant flamingo colony and many more waterfowls. On the lakeshore, you can also observe elephants, hippopotami, buffalos, guenons, banded mongooses and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes. This park is also well known for the “tree lions” in which tree climbing is an abnormal behavior for lions. In the park, you can regularly observe the tree lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. After watching the animals and exploring the national park for the whole day, you will leave the park in the afternoon and travel to the Lodge . Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 7 Lake Manyara – Arusha
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration after a relaxing breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha. Depending on your personal travel plans or your flight departure, there might be some time for a visit to the markets in Arusha or other activities. Airport Transfer for your Home Flight.
End of Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Services
Minimum number of persons: 2 people
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The choice of accommodation during this safari is chosen dependent upon the season as well as the location of the animals. The choice of accommodation helps to increase and optimize your chances to see the “Big Five” and the great migration. This lodge safari is certainly the most comfortable and convenient way to visit this area as the lodges lie on the most strategic positions to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
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