08-Days Midrange Great Migration Safari

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08-Days Midrange Great Migration Safari

On this 08-days safari, you will visit Tarangire whereby you will have an opportunity to see what the parkhas to offer starting from the giant baobab trees to the huge number of largest African Elephants inside Tarangire, Ngorongoro crater which is a UNESCO world heritage site and the best place to witness the endangered black rhino and Serengeti National Park which has the greatest concentration of wildlife as well as the great migration which is the major highlight for this tour whereby you will visit the north Serengeti and spend 2 nights following the great migration and river crossing. You will also have 2 night at the central Serengeti.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro or Arusha) you will be met by Signature Safari’s representative and drive you to your accommodation in Arusha for overnight stay waiting for your adventures to start on the following day.

Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Meal plan: Bed & Breakfast

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation in Arusha, you will be picked up by your private driver guide and take you straight to Tarangire National Park which takes approximately 2 hours. Tarangire National Park is one of the largest parks of Tanzania that covers an area of 2,600 square kilometres. Tarangire National Park is most popular for its large elephant herds and giant baobab trees. It also has a mini-wildlife migration that takes place during the dry season which consists of about 250,000 animals enter the park. More than 300-strong herds of elephant, visitors will find big groups of buffalo and healthy populations of lions and leopards. During the dry season, Tarangire has the highest concentration of mammals in the country. There are wild dogs and rare antelopes such as gerenuk, plus more than 550 species of birds to spot throughout the year. You will have picnic lunch boxes where you will have them inside the park in the afternoon. After lunch and further game viewing, you will drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Destination: Tarangire National park

Accommodation: Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board (B, L & D)

Early morning after breakfast at around 8:00am, you will drive straight to Serengeti National Park passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Continue your journey around the crater and descend the other side, enjoying your free “African massage” on the bumpy road, passing through Maasai villages on your way to the Serengeti National Park. At the Naabi Hill entrance gate, you can walk to a viewpoint with spectacular views across the endless plains of the Serengeti. Hot lunch will be served either at the gate or en-route towards the heart of Serengeti with an incredible set up by your guide inside the bush. The Serengeti National Park is home to the largest concentration of wildlife than anywhere else on the planet. You will have an unlimited drive until in the evening where you will drive straight to your tented camp or lodge for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Camps

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, we will drive straight to the far north of Serengeti National Park known as Kogatende to follow the great migration of more than a million of wildebeests accompanied by hundred thousands of Zebras and antelopes. During July – October,the wildebeest are in the northern Serengeti plains, and you have a chance of seeing up to thousands crossing the great Mara River. As the sight of the wildebeest crossing the so dramatic, it is considered by many the most desirable time to see the migration. You will not only see the migration of wildebeests but also other animals such as predators hunting their prey and other birds’ species at the area. After lunch and extensive game viewing, you will drive straight to your carefully selected accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

Meals: Full Board (B, L & D)

Accommodation: Heritage Mara Kogatende

Early morning after breakfast at your accommodation, we will proceed our game drive on the northern Serengeti (Kogatende) following the great migration. You will spend this full day on the northern Serengeti for game viewing and if you’re lucky enough you can spot the crossing at the Mara river as well as crocodiles hunting their prey during the crossing. After lunch and game drive, you will head straight for your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Destination: Northern Serengeti National Park (Kogatende)

Accommodation: Heritage Mara Kogatende

Meal: Full Board (B, L & D)

Early morning after breakfast, you will drive straight from Northern Serengeti to central Serengeti and arrive in the late afternoon at your accommodation for relaxation, dinner and overnight at your accommodation. If you choose to do a game drive at the central it is quite possible depending on your preferences.

Destination: Serengeti central

Meal: Full Board (B, L & D)

Accommodation: Embalakai Authentic Camps

Today you will depart early after your delicious breakfast to Ngorongoro crater with a game drive en-route. The Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly beautiful setting and the best place in East Africa to see the Big Five. It is one of the most beautiful natural wildlife safari sites in the world and an exceptional place to interact with people from the Maasai tribe.On reaching the crater’s edge, the 20 km diameter caldera opens up before you in all its stunning glory and you will descend into the crater on an adventurous trail. This World Heritage Site is seasonally home to over 25,000 animals in including a wide range of birds’ species, hyenas and the endangered black rhino. Hot Lunch will be served at a picnic spot at the hippo pool and after that you will continue to explore the crater.
After exploration you will ascend the crater and drive straight to your accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay.

Destination: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

Early morning after breakfast at, you will drive straight to Lake Manyara National Park which is also known as the home of Tree Climbing Lions and birds’ paradise. More than 500 species are present in Lake Manyara, and even for a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these species in a single 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. Other animals that can be found here are giraffes, Zebras, hyenas, Buffalo, Hippo, elephants and wildebeests. Lunch will be served inside the park and after further exploration of the park you will return to Arusha. Those who wish to combine this safari with a trip to Zanzibar can take a flight from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

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