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Global Vacanza Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Rwanda
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Large Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

This wildlife safari package has been designed specifically to increase your chance of seeing Tanzania’s beauty and the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. The Northern Serengeti area across the great River Mara in Tanzania is the best location in the months of August to October to witness thousands of wildebeest accompanied by zebra and Thomson’s gazelles crossing the River Mara heading to Kenya searching for green grass. Predator action is at its peak with great sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena, and leopard and a very good chance to see adrenaline-packed kills.

Annual Wildebeest Migration
Great Wildebeests Migration Jumping Into River
Serengeti National Park Wildebeest Migration Safari

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Warthog, Grant's Gazelle
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:
    18

Price Per Person – USD

High Season: from USD 4,435 per person

Low Season: from USD 3,945 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation & meals at tented camps/lodges as per itinerary
  • Services of a safari guide
  • 4WD vehicle with pop up roof & unlimited mileage
  • Unlimited bottled water, tea, coffee & soft drinks during safari
  • A glass of wine on a sundowner, snacks during game drives
  • Airport transfers
  • Park fees & crater service fee
  • Government tax

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Items of a personal nature e.g laundry, beverages etc.
  • Tips for the driver guide (recommendation US$20 per client per day)
  • Insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Global Vacanza Tours and Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Global Vacanza Tours and Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides and transferred to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance: 50kms, drive time around 1 hr
  • Accommodation: Natron Palace Hotel
  • Meals/drinks included: Dinner


Arusha City: 
Arusha, also known as “A” Town by the locals, is situated at the foot of Mount Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain. The altitude gives the city a pleasant climate and lush green environment. Arusha is not a particularly attractive city in itself and is regarded by many visitors as little more than a necessary stopover before their safari starts in earnest. However, the natural charm of the Tanzanians and the buzz of a fast-growing city mean that Arusha has plenty to offer those who are prepared to see beyond their air-conditioned safari trucks and satellite-TV-equipped hotel rooms. Arusha is home to the UNICTR (the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) as well as the site of the signing of the Arusha Declaration.

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After breakfast at the hotel, your driver-guide will pick up you and drive to Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive with a picnic lunch, which you enjoy at a picnic site. In the late afternoon drive to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance: 120 km, drive time around 2 hrs
  • Accommodation: Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
  • Meals/drinks included: Dinner


Tarangire National Park:
Located in northern Tanzania, Tarangire National Park is famous for its diversification of wild animals and inhabits over 550 different species. The park has remarkable attractions with its large groups of elephants, spectacular natural beauty of savanna landscape and wonderful baobabs  It is also one of the supreme birding destinations in East Africa. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park and covers an area of about 2850 km2.

After an early breakfast at the hotel your driver-guide will pick up you and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full-day game view. Enjoy a packed picnic lunch box en route. In the late afternoon, you will drive to Karatu town to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance: 120 km, drive time around 2 hrs
  • Accommodation: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge
  • Meals/drinks included: Dinner


Lake Manyara National Park:
Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. More than 400 species have been recorded here and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.

After your early breakfast at the lodge, you will collect your lunch box and set off for central Serengeti National Park for a savannah plain game drive and viewing. This is a part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. In the late afternoon drive to your camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance: 242.5 km, time drive around 4:45 hrs
  • Accommodation: Katikati Tented Lodge
  • Meals/drinks included: Dinner


Serengeti National Park: 
The name of the Serengeti National Park originated from the Maasai language as its people called it ‘Siringet‘, meaning endless plains. The national park alone covers an area of 13,000 sq km. The Serengeti ecosystem including the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Grumeti Reserve, the Maswa Game Reserve, the Masai Mara Game Reserve (in Kenya), and numerous concession areas, is roughly the size of about 25,711 km². It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in western Tanzania and extends to Lake Eyasi in the south and the Great Rift Valley to the east.

Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park as well as a World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. It’s famed for its annual migration when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.

Serengeti National Park is one of the best-known wildlife sanctuaries in the world; the park speaks for itself and with a good reason not only the migration of over 1 million wildebeest yearly through its plains and woodlands but also unique landscapes and other spectacular wildlife. The Serengeti is the home to the world’s largest populations of wildebeest, zebra, Cape eland, lion, cheetah, hyena, and gazelles.

Just after your breakfast at the camp, you will drive to northern Serengeti – Kogatende Area – for the wildebeest migration viewing, exploring a great range of wildebeests accompanied by zebras and Thomson’s gazelles crossing the great River Mara in groups. The Great Wildebeest Migration is a truly spectacular event of the annual migration of giant herds of grazers across Northern Tanzania and Kenya.  In the late afternoon drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Distance: 420 km, time drive around 4:45 hrs – Full day drive game
  • Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp
  • Meals/drinks included: Dinner

After breakfast, we will continue with a morning game drive in the Kogatende Area experiencing the fascinating wildlife migration. In the evening we will drive to camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp
  • Meals/drinks included:  Dinner

Immediately after your early breakfast at camp, we will depart from Serengeti Northern to the Ngorongoro Conservation area specifically the Ngorongoro Crater.

  • Distance: 140 km, time drive around 2.5 hrs
  • Accommodation: Kirurumu Ngorongoro Lodge
  • Meals/drinks included: Breakfast, lunch box, dinner


Ngorongoro Conservation Area: 
The crater is a large and unbroken volcanic caldera. It is one of the most spectacular safari destinations in Africa with incredible scenery and game viewing. The crater is 610m deep and the floor is 260km squared. The steep sides of the crater have become a natural enclosure for very wide varieties of wildlife including most of the species found in East Africa. The area is the home of the vast, volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and “big 5” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino). Huge herds of wildebeests and zebras traverse its plains during their annual migration. Livestock belonging to the semi-nomadic Maasai tribe are grazed alongside wild animals. Hominin fossils found in the Olduvai Gorge date back millions of years.

The uniqueness of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area lies in the fact that the area is where a man (only Maasai people), livestock, and wild animals live in peace: Maasai cattle can sometimes be seen grazing alongside zebras on Ngorongoro’s grassland. Apart from conserving world heritage, Ngorongoro plays a major role in national development. Ngorongoro Conservation Area is not a national park but a conservation area which means that the Masai people were granted the right to continue to live there with their grazed animals eating together with wild animals. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the volcanic craters that form stunning backdrops to some of the most fertile and richest grazing grounds in Africa. The most famous such crater is without question Ngorongoro, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and home to the highest density of big game in Africa

After your breakfast, you will start your safari back to Arusha  and then in the evening you will be picked up and taken to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home or your next destination.

  • Distance: 189.8 km, time drive around 3.5 hrs
  • Accommodation: No
  • Meals/drinks included: Breakfast, lunch
Great Wildebeests Migration
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