4 Days Serengeti Migration Safari – SERENGETI (FEBRUARY - APRIL)

GREAT TANZANIA MIGRATION ACROSSING MARA RIVER

This 4-Day Great Serengeti Migration Safari Package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Northern Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (mara river crossing). We have designed the Itinerary to include both the Lobo area (area north of the central Serengeti National Park) and Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park) where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from Mid-july to October. This Itinerary has been designed that you Drive/Drive back from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town.
Mid-july through October, the migration heads north, out of the central Serengeti, splitting into two Routes.
The main group heads into the western corridor crossing the Grumeti River in spectacular stampedes. Enormous crocodiles wait patiently to snatch wildebeests as they surge across the river. The wildebeest continue to move steadily across the Grumeti region, making another perilous river crossing to cross the Mara River and reach the lush grazing in Kenya's Masai Mara.
0. Kilimanjaro Airport - Arusha
1. Arusha - Serengeti
2. Serengeti (Central Seronera) - Northern Serengeti (Kogatende)
3. Northern Serengeti (Kogatende) – Back central Seronera
4. Serengeti (Central Seronera) -Back to Arusha

Upon arrival at Arusha/Kilimanjaro airport, we will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi Tanzania.
Settle into your accommodation, relax and get used to the African atmosphere. Ready to start your 4 Days Great Tanzania Serengeti Migration Safari (Mara River Crossing) the next day.
Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region, with a population of 416,442 plus 323,198 in the surrounding Arusha District Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.

Accommodation: (OPTION)
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight stay – (Arusha – Arusha Town)

• BUDGET LODGES – Mrimba palm Hotel | Arusha Tourist inn hotel

• MID-RANGE LODGES – Natron Palace Hotel | City Link Hotel | Charity international

• LUXURY LODGES – Mount Meru Hotel | Tulia Hotel & Spa | Kibo Paris | Arusha Serena Lodge

• SUPPER LUXURY LODGES – Gran Melia

On this day you leave Moshi or Arusha town; the base town for Safaris in the northern Tanzania and along the Arusha – Dodoma highway a scenic drive towards the Serengeti National Park viaNgorongoroConservation area.
You will pass by a supermarket (if you wish) for some last-minute shopping of any personal effects that you may need. You’ll arrive Serengeti at the rate afternoon.
Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We’ll proceed to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park). The wildebeest migration, normally pass through the Lobo area every year around July / August en-Route to the Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and again in late October / November en-Route to the southern Serengeti National Park.

NOTE THAT:
You can break up the drive with some or both of thebelow activities:
• Olduvai Gorge Museum: Sometimes known as the Cradle of Mankind, the Olduvai Gorge Museum commemorates some of the oldest evidence of human habitation ever found. Here you will see some of the oldest fossil evidence in the world of human habitation, visit the Olduvai Gorge Museum to learn more about the human journey, and take in the stunning views of this stark gorge country.
• Maasai boma visit: You will visit one of the famous Maasai bomas, where you'll have the opportunity to witness (and participate in) traditional Maasai dance, Tour an authentic Maasai village, and even do a little souvenir shopping at the local market.
Both of the above activities are excluded in your Tour (additional cost is Needed).
Arrive the Serengeti in the late afternoon for an Evening game drive until Evening when you will check in at a Camp/lodge, dinner and Overnight. Lunch is taken at one of the Picnic sites most likely at the Naabi Hill Gate where you will also get the chance to stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the registration and relevant paperwork. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti. All meals included.

After breakfast, we head towards the far northern reach 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 we will enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from Mid-july 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 breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in this area of the park, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however, from Mid-July to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note –Finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
(An option of doing a Hot Air Balloon is also in this area)
Serengeti Balloon Safaris: There are no words that can do the experience of floating over the Serengeti justice.” Get a birds-eye view of the park as you rise alongside the sun.
The flight lasts about an hour, after which passengers gather round a table, surrounded by the park’s lush plains, for an “Out of Africa” English-style breakfast.

Proceed with morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge in the midafternoon. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah.
This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl.
The Serengeti National park is a arguably the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world with over 3 million large mammals. About 35 species of plains animals can be seen there including the “big 5” - Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo. Other common species found here includes hippo, giraffe, eland, impala and other antelope types, baboons, monkey and a profusion of over 500 species of birds.
In May or early June, huge herds of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra begin their annual spectacular migration northwards. In their wake follow predators, lion, cheetah and wild dogs with vultures circling overhead! After having your lunch, you will continue with game view in Serengeti heading to the gate of Serengeti to check out of Serengeti National Park, after there you will proceed with game on Route via Ngorongoro to Arusha/Moshi. Dinner and Overnight at you hotel at Arusha/Moshi.
(An option of doing a Hot Air Balloon is also in this area)
Serengeti Balloon Safaris: There are no words that can do the experience of floating over the Serengeti justice.” Get a birds-eye view of the park as you rise alongside the sun.
The flight lasts about an hour, after which passengers gather round a table, surrounded by the park’s lush plains, for an “Out of Africa” English-style breakfast.

Price Inclusions and Exclusions

  • 4x4 Toyota Safari Land Cruiser, with pop-top roof.
  • Experienced Professional Tour guide
  • All taxes and Park Fees
  • Crew Wages and Gate Transfer
  • 3-Ltrs mineral waters per person / day during game drives
  • All accommodation as mentioned in Itinerary EXCEPT LABELED AS OPTIONAL
  • Local and International flights
  • Tips to Guide and Cook
  • No night drives
  • Medical insurance
  • Visa & Travel insurance
  • Expenses a personal nature
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Hotel accommodations before & after Safari

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