8 Days/ 7 Nights Comfort Ndutu Migration Safari Tarangire, Manyara, Ngorongoro

OVERVIEW

This is a very special tour that concentrates in the Serengeti, to follow the Great Migration. You will spend at least 3 nights in the park, usually one in the Central Area (largest concentration of big cats) and two where the Migration is according to the time of the year. We have designed this particular tour so that you finish the safari in Tarangire National Park which is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at the airport

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Overnight will be at your accommodation awaiting for your safari on the following day.

Accommodation

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Meal Plan

Bed & Breakfast
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Day 2: Arusha 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 gamedrive, we head for our comfort partner lodges in Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Endoro Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Early morning after breakfast, we depart 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 gamedrive, we head for our Tented partner lodges for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 4&5: South Serengeti National Park (Ndutu area) for Calving

After breakfast we head towards the far south of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Ndutu.

Lake Ndutu is situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however, the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game.

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

You will spend 2 nights at Ndutu.

Accommodation

Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp(Ndutu)

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 6: Ndutu to Ngorongoro

Early morning after breakfast, we continue with our en-route drive inside the Ndutu area before we depart to Ngorongoro. 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.

Arriving at our accommodation in the late evening, we will have our dinner and overnight stay at one of our carefully selected lodge.

Accommodation

Rhino Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 7: Ngorongoro crater to Karatu

After early breakfast, you will descend down the crater which is almost 600m deep.

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 gamedrive inside the crater, we head for our comfort partner lodges in Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Endoro Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 8: Tarangire National Park to Arusha

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 back to Arusha.

COST

2 pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax
U$D 2,950 per person U$D 2,675 per person U$D 2,445 per person

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,
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee,
  • Medical Kit & some soft drinks in the Safari jeep

What’s not included?

  • Alcoholic Drinks at your accommodation
  • Personal needs
  • Tips

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