Serengeti Migration Safari

See the most impressive spectacle of the animal world - the wildebeest migration of the Serengeti ecosystem.

The clockwise movement of the Serengeti migration is driven by an instinctive search for water and fresh grazing. The wildebeest migration can be seen in different areas within the Serengeti for most of the year. When essential food is depleted in the Serengeti, the beasts cross the crocodile infested Grumeti river to reach the Masai Mara in Kenya. After a short time they begin the cycle again and return into the Serengeti. The timing of this mass movement varies annually, depending on the rains. 

The Serengeti migration - voted one of the 'seven wonders of Africa' is the essence of Africa and a 'must see' on safari in Tanzania.

Accommodation:

Arrival hotel night (bed & breakfast), 6 nights tented camps & lodges (full-board)

Safari Itinerary: 8 days / 7 nights

Day 1: 

Arrive in to Kilimanjaro airport (JRO) for transfer to your hotel for overnight (breakfast).

Day 2: 

Your safari driver/guide will join you after breakfast to begin the journey west to enter Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy a short afternoon game drive before arriving at the lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 3: 

After breakfast, drive across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the route to Serengeti national park. The drive offers many opportunities for leisurely wildlife viewing, especially sightings of the 'big five'. Arrive at your Tented Camp early evening. The location of the camp will be near the migration activity (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 4, 5 & 6:

Taking a picnic lunch, enjoy three full days following the migrating herds and enjoying the Serengeti environment. The game drive each day will depend on the location and activities of the wildlife. Each evening return to the Tented Camp for overnight (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 7: 

Expect an early wake up call to start your day with a dawn game drive; a time of much activity in the bush. Return to the Tented Camp for breakfast. After breakfast, leave the Serengeti to return through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, enjoying wildlife viewing en-route. Stop for a picnic lunch at Oldovai Gorge. The site is referred to as 'the cradle of man kind' after Dr. Louis Leakey in 1959 discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or 'Nutcracker Man', believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. The journey ends at the lodge on the crater rim (lunch, dinner, breakfast).

Day 8:

In the morning descend the steep sided track to the floor of Ngorongoro Crater. Your morning game drive exploring the caldera offers many opportunities for stopping to watch the activities of the wildlife. After enjoying a picnic lunch, leave the crater and drive east to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to join your evening international departure flight.

 

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8 day migration safari:

Serengeti National Park

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation

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