The Great Migration

The Great Migration: 6 days, 5 nights
Locations: Lake Manyara National Park / Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Highlights:Great Animal Migration, Mara River Crossing
Best times:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

         Best time                   Good time                   Mixed

 

Quick Itinerary


Day 1:Moshi / Arusha ➜ Lake Manyara National Park / Tarangire National Park ➜ Karatu
Day 2:Karatu ➜ Serengeti National Park (North)
Day 3:Serengeti National Park (North)
Day 4:Serengeti National Park (North) ➜ Serengeti National Park (Central)
Day 5:Serengeti National Park (Central) ➜ Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 6:Ngorongoro Crater ➜ Moshi / Arusha


 

Detailed itinerary:

 

1

Your safari driver-guide will take you in your 4×4 Land Cruiser, open-roof vehicle from Moshi or Arusha. You have an option between two national parks to choose from during your booking process. Enjoy your game drive for the day and later proceed to Karatu for your dinner and overnight stay.

  1. Lake Manyara National Park (LMNP), situated at the bottom of the western wall of the spectacular Great Rift Valley
  2. Tarangire National Park (TNP), famous for its herds of elephants and Baobab trees.

Driving times: Moshi / Arusha –LMNP / TNP: 3-4 hours
                          LMNP – Karatu: 1-1.5 hours
                          TNP – Karatu: 1.5-2 hours
Optional activity:
Meal plan: packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Hotel ($$) | Simba Campsite ($) | Olea Africana Lodge ($$) | Bougainvillea Safari Lodge ($$) | Karatu Simba Lodge ($$)

2

Today you will drive from Karatu to the Serengeti National Park gates, and from the gates you will experience an en-route game drive to the northern part of Serengeti, one of the world’ s largest wildlife sanctuaries. Your overnight will be near the northern part of Serengeti in preparation for the next day!
Driving times: Karatu – SNP: 2-3 hours
Optional activity: Olduvai Gorge
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Lobo Campsite ($) | Lobo Wildlife Lodge ($$) | Ang’ ata Migration Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Migration Camp ($$$$$) | Sayari Camp ($$$$$)

3

Explore the predicted animal migration in the northern part of Serengeti and Mara River. If you’ re lucky you will see the thousands of wildebeest and zebras crossing the river with the goal of reaching it safely and alive on the other side, avoiding the river crocodiles! Drive back to the accommodation in time for your hot dinner.
Driving times:
Optional activity: Hot air balloon safari (subject to terms and availability)
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Lobo Campsite ($) | Lobo Wildlife Lodge ($$) | Ang’ ata Migration Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Migration Camp ($$$$$) | Sayari Camp ($$$$$)

4

Continue exploring the plains of Serengeti with an en-route game drive to the central part of Serengeti known as the Seronera area.
Driving times:
Optional activity:
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Seronera Campsite ($) | Kati Kati Camp ($$$) | Serengeti Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Serengeti Serena Lodge ($$$$) | Serengeti Ang’ ata Camp ($$$$) | Pioneer Camp ($$$$$)

5

After breakfast, continue exploring central Serengeti and later proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) to end the day with dinner and overnight.
Driving times: SNP –NCA: 2-3 hours
Optional activity: Hot air balloon safari (subject to terms and availability), Olduvai Gorge
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box, dinner
Accommodation: Simba Campsite ($) | Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge ($$) | Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge ($$$) | Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge ($$$) | Ang’ ata Crater Rim Camp ($$$$) | Ngorongoro Serena Lodge ($$$$)

6

After breakfast, descend down into Ngorongoro Crater, what’ s commonly referred to as the “8th Natural Wonder”of the world. Your final chance to spot the ‘ Big Five’ . Early afternoon head back to Moshi / Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) / Arusha / Arusha Airport (ARK). End of our services | Kilimanjaro tour | Zanzibar extension | airport.
Driving times: NCA – Moshi / JRO / Arusha / ARK : 5-6 hours
Optional activity:
Meal plan: breakfast, packed lunch box
Accommodation: