9 Days/ 8 Nights Drive, Fly In & Fly Out Luxury+ North Serengeti Migration Safari

OVERVIEW

This 9 day Luxury migration safari, enables you visit different parks like Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater. From July to October, the herds are found on the northern part of Serengeti which is also known as Kogatende whereby they cross the Mara river which has hungry crocodiles waiting for their prey. There is no need to drive straight to the north Serengeti but you will fly in and afterwards fly out to Arusha.

Detailed Itinerary

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DAY 1: Arrival at the airport

After arrival at the airport (Kilimanjaro / Arusha), your private driver guide will pick you up at the airport and transfer you to your accommodation for dinner and overnight awaiting for your safari departure on the following day.

Accommodation

Gran Melia Arusha

Meal Plan

Bed & Breakfast
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DAY 2 & 3: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we depart to Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it.  This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands and lush groundwater forest. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet!

After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head for our luxury partner lodges for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Nimali Tarangire

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (soft drinks and house wines included)
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DAY 4: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we depart to Lake Manyara National Park which is an unspoilt paradise and is best known for its abundance of birds and tree-climbing lions. The dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley forms the Park’s western border.  To the east is the shallow, alkaline Lake Manyara. The lake covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos during the rains. The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word ‘emanyara’, a popular plant which is used to build the protective enclosure around a family homestead (boma). The Park’s vegetation is diverse, ranging from savannah to evergreen forest. On your exploration of the park you may see giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and if you are lucky; lions lounging in the trees.

After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head for our luxury partner lodges for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

The Manor at Ngorongoro  
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (soft drinks and house wines included)
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DAY 5: Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast, we will drive straight to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend down the crater which is almost 600m deep.

When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world.  Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland and glistening lakes and swamps.  The Crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago. It is famous for both its geological delights and for being a natural reserve which is home to some of the densest large mammal populations in the whole of the African continent. The drive down the into the Crater is an adventure in itself and when you reach the Crater floor, you quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more than 500 bird species. The Crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino, which can sometimes be spotted in the open grasslands.

After Lunch and an extensive game drive inside the crater, we head for our luxury partner lodges on the rim of the crater for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (soft drinks and house wines included)
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DAY 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we drive to Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is truly spectacular. It is famous for its vast open grasslands which allow for excellent sightings of wildlife. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest National Park and it is also one of the oldest ecosystems on earth.  Its climate and vegetation have remained largely untouched for millions of years. Whilst the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for the annual Great Migration.  Vast numbers of wildebeest; accompanied by large numbers of zebra and antelope move in an annual pattern, constantly seeking fresh grazing.  The precise timing of the Migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year.

After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head for our Luxury partner lodges for dinner and overnight.

You will spend 2 nights inside Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation

Four Seasons Serengeti Safari Lodge
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (soft drinks and house wines included)
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DAY 7 & 8: North Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we head towards the far northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Wagakuria. We will do a game drive en-route from the Lobo area to the Wagakuria area. As we head north, good sightings of giraffe, plain game, herds of buffalo and elephants can often be seen.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from August to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing.

After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head for our tented partner lodges for dinner and overnight.

You will spend 2 nights on the north Serengeti

Accommodation

Mara Mara Tented Lodge (Kogatende)
Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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DAY 9: Drive to Kogatende airstrip and fly to Arusha

Early morning after breakfast, you will drive straight from your accommodation inside Serengeti to the airstrip to catch your onwards flight to Arusha.

COST

No Pax 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price $11335 $7745 $8150 $7195 $7545 $6830

What’s included?

  • All nights’ accommodation, Private Safari Guide, Private Land Cruiser 4 x 4
  • All Park Fees, All Government Tax, AMREF (Flying Doctors Insurance), Unlimited Drinking Water.
  • Domestic Flights (Manyara Airstrip to Serengeti & Serengeti to Arusha)
  • Drinks at your accommodation

What’s not included?

  • Personal needs, Tips
  • International Flights

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