8 Days from$5402 p/p in USD
DeparturesJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Dec
If you are looking for open expanses together with a plethora of wildlife then this is a safari for you. With all the wild Tanzania has to offer, experience amazing animal sights and sounds in some of Tanzania’s famous national parks during the migration season. Allow yourself to be lost in this epic adventure.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Cheetah, Buffalo, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon
Activities:Game Drive, Village Visit, Birding, Cultural Experience
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle, Light Aircraft
Start/end:Start/end in Kilimanjaro
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 5,402 per person
- Accommodation & meals as per itinerary
- Professional, certified, fluent-English speaking naturalist guide with 8 to 15 years of experience
- Exclusive use & transport in our 4×4 extended Toyota Land Cruiser & fuel costs
- All airport, hotel and ground transfers
- Unlimited game drives & mileage
- Unlimited beverages such as drinking bottled-water, soft drinks, domestic beer, tea & coffee provided in the mini-refrigerator installed in safari vehicle
- Safari wildlife & birding books provided in the vehicle
- Full-time support from our ground operation team in Tanzania
- All national park fees, concession fees & reserve entrance fees
- Internal airfare / bush flight from Serengeti to Arusha
- Flying Doctors membership card for emergence evacuation
- International airfare to Kilimanjaro
- Laundry & beverages at select tented camps
- Travel insurance.
- Items of personal nature
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Africa Nature Photography & Safaris‘
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- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Africa Nature Photography & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where we will be waiting to meet you once you have cleared customs. Transfer to your accommodation, where you will enjoy a wonderful dinner and a superb night’s rest and relaxation. This is your chance to really soak up the atmosphere and recharge the batteries for what lies ahead on you Ndutu Migration Safari.
Dinner & overnight at Ngarasero Mountain Lodge or similar
After breakfast at the lodge, you will meet your guide for a short briefing then drive south of Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. You have the option to visit the culturally-diverse village of Mto wa Mbu set on the banks of the river of the same name, for a irst-hand look at tribal life in the African bush.
We then check into Lake Manyara National Park where a picnic lunch is served at the Msasa picnic site, offering fabulous view of the lake. This is followed by afternoon wildlife viewing in the park, with its diverse flora and fauna, including some 350 bird species. The park also provides sanctuary to a variety of animals like the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions. Late afternoon we head off to the Ngorongoro highlands.
Dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar
After an early breakfast, we take our picnic lunch aboard the vehicles and descend into the crater to explore this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of this conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor.
Another big draw is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, and the small cats like the rare caracal, as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After a picnic lunch, another wildlife viewing drive will take you to visit the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is one of the main features of the crater, the lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater.
Dinner & overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge OR Similar
After a breakfast, visit the Olduvai Gorge en route to the southern plain of Serengeti and Ndutu Forest. Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Known as the Cradle of Mankind, the gorge stretches for nearly 50 km from Ndutu to the Olbalbal depressions. The Leakey’s are the archeologists responsible for most of the excavations and discoveries at Olduvai Gorge. They unearthed about 60 different hominid remains dating back from 2 million years ago to 17,000 years ago. The remains of about 7,000 extinct animal species have also been unearthed and moulds of some of these artifacts can be seen in the small on-site museum.
Continue the drive to the southern plain of Serengeti and Ndutu Forest game viewing en-route and arrive at your Camp for lunch where you will spend the next two days exploring this area. In addition to the large migratory herds, predators will be abundant and easily seen. Cheetah densities will be at the highest in the southern and eastern plains. Lions should be easily visible, both resident prides and the nomads.
This area linking the central and southern plains of Serengeti is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains. Driving through the Gol Kopjes is always a breathtaking experience with a vision of vast open plains and amazing wildlife.
Dinner & overnight at Tanzania Bush Camp or similar
After breakfast, we leave the lodge for the central Serengeti with wildlife viewing en-route. Spend two days exploring the vast Serengeti and its endless plains. Drive through the central Serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions, exploring different areas including the Retima Hippo Pool, Maasai and Sametu Kopjes and Plains as well as Moru and Simba Kopjes. The Seronera River valley is home to a great diversity of wildlife due to its unique ecological niches as a transition zone where two distinctly different habitats, the plain and the woodlands, merge and various species of wildlife from both habitats can coexist.
Dinner & overnight at Sametu Tented Camp or similar
Early breakfast at the camp and then leave the camp for Seronera Airstrip with wildlife viewing en route. Take a bush flight from Seronera to Arusha. You will stop at a cultural heritage spot for lunch and optional shopping, and then drive to the Ngarasero Mountain Lodge for use of a day room and an early dinner before driving to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.