8 Days Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari

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Duration

8 Days

Activity

Safari

Category

Migration

Group size

8

Age

10+

Day by day itinerary

01    Day 1

Arrival – Transfer to Tarangire

Your adventurous journey starts upon your arrival at JRO Airport. You will be transferred to a tented lodge.

Get to know your driver-guide on this 3:30 hour’s scenic & enjoyable journey, passing through African villages through the rolling bushes and hills. Take time to settle well in your tented lodge as you look to continue with your Tanzania adventure tomorrow.

Full Day Game Drive in Tarangire National Park

Set off for a full day game drive today after a delicious breakfast. Your guide will lead you to search for perfect game viewing spots within this 3,000 square park appreciated for its medieval baobab trees believed to be over 1000 years old. Your game drive will concentrate around Tarangire River, a main source of water in the park that lures many animals around such as giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, lions etc. In the afternoon, your driver-guide will lead you to the perfect area for a picnic hot lunch. Then continue scanning for various animals + birds in Tarangire (more than 500 species have been spotted). Continue to your tented lodge in the late afternoon, relax after an eventful game drive day, awaiting for dinner & overnight.

Game En route to the Ndutu Area

On the 3rd day of your itinerary, we will embark on a morning drive with your picnic hot lunch to the Southern Parts of Serengeti, Ndutu area where the unforgiving nature take its course as the predators look to take advantage on the breeding wildebeests, gazelles and zebras. The main highlight of the area is Lake Ndutu which is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and is 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.

We will search for great animal viewing point around this area which is usually heavily populated with elephants, birds and resident game. The Ndutu region forms part of the northern section of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It stretches to the unfenced southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, creating a meeting point between these two incredible wilderness areas. After lunch and extensive game drives, you will continue to your Camp, our new found home for the next 2 nights.

Following the Migration in the Ndutu Area

After our delicious breakfast, we head out to enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu region, following the herds of wildebeests, Zebras and Gazelles who will be looking for perfect spots to deliver the new babies. Remember, we are permitted to drive off-road here in search for the best wildlife viewing opportunities.

Here, we will continue with our 2 days endeavor of exploring its range of different habitats found here that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes, and the world-famous Serengeti short grass plains. We will see the awesome sight of the great thronging herds of wildebeest and zebra.

During the end of December and early April, about half a million calves are born in this awesome act of synchronized birthing.

The sea of grass provides little cover and the young Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days, they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herds. During these two days, with a good guiding of our skillful driver-guide it won’t be uncommon to spot big predators stocking here and there for a meal in these recently born calves. As the even falls, we will drive back to your camp for dinner and overnight.

Game En-Route to Central Serengeti National Park

After 2 days exploration of world’s greatest Migration of land animals in South Serengeti, on the 5th day of our Tanzania Adventure, we embark on a morning drive with your picnic hot lunch to Northern parts of Ngorongoro Conservation Area in a search for the recently awarded Africa’s best National Park, Serengeti.

You might have watched Serengeti in the world’s popular documentaries such as; – Surviving in Serengeti, Serengeti Shall Never Die, Tales of the Serengeti, Great Natural Wonders of the World, Lions of Serengeti, Kings of the Serengeti…you name it! But today, the park is going to be unveiled before your eyes, up close!

As we drive en route game drive across the heart of Serengeti National Park, you will reach your camp on time for a sundowner, a truly captivating view that safari-goers like.

Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti Natinal Park

Serengeti National Park is such a huge park that you can spend days, well even a week and not come close to seeing it all. Today after breakfast, we start a full-day exploration of Serengeti National Park believed to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa.

The awe-inspiring central Serengeti, famously known as the Big Cats headquarters, is an outstanding wildlife zone that you can spend weeks without getting tired of it. Stop around the Seronera Valley for a delicious lunch in the African wilderness as you scan the surroundings for game viewing opportunities. Being the main source of water in the Central Serengeti, the Seronera River attracts thousands of wild animals from ungulates to big predators making overwhelming game viewing moments.

For hot lunch, sit in the midst of nowhere and enjoy your delicious meal enjoying the endless plains of the Serengeti. Big cats, elephants, buffalos, giraffes, antelopes, hippos and crocodiles just to name a few are among the wildlife to decorate your eyes today in this award-winning UNESCO World Heritage site. After an eventful day, we return back to your luxury Camp in the evening for dinner & overnight.

Ngorongoro Crater

Today we will drive down to one of the 7 natural wonders of Africa, Ngorongoro Crater where you will have an opportunity to search for the big 5 animals, then continue to Karatu town in the evening. More than a million years ago, today’s Ngorongoro crater which is the world’s largest inactive caldera used to be among the tallest Mountains in Africa before volcanic forces took their course to dramatically sank it.

After lunch, you will have a chance to find wildebeests, buffalos, zebras, elands, grant’s and thomson’s gazelles, old bulls’ elephants, lions as well as scavengers like spotted hyenas, jackals in the park which gives you a glorious opportunity to spot the endangered & rare black rhinos. After lunch, continue to enjoyable journey towards Karatu you look to leave behind the Northern parts of Ngorongoro Conservation. Continue to your tented lodge and relax, dinner is just minutes away!

Departure

Leaving your camp in the morning after breakfast, travel through wilderness and striking landscapes dotted with traditional villages in the search of Arusha town. In the midafternoon, you will arrive at Arusha for a farewell lunch with your guide then you will be transferred to the JRO airport for your international flight back home.

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