8 Days Wildebeest Migration Safari

Brief Description

An 8 Day trip to Africa, which takes in the best accommodations which are positioned within beautiful locations inside the parks, will offer you an extraordinary chance to explore Africa Wildlife while in ultimately comfort settings. This tour is best attended on July, August, September to October, where you may have a chance to see the spectacular river crossing of the wildebeest migration in the northern Serengeti National Park. The tour can be customized to suit your needs and desires.

Day 01: Arusha/Moshi to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa, as it is less visited than other northern Tanzanian parks. It is a haven for birds. 550 bird species, the world's largest selection found in one habitat, find their home in Tarangire. The stocking-thighed ostrich, the world's largest bird, might greet you in its party dress of plumes! After dinner, you can go for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, dik-diks, genets, civet, serval cats, bush babies and various night birds. (Optional activity: extra fees apply.)
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 02: Tarangire to Central Serengeti National Park

The lush plains of the Serengeti have made it an ideal home to wildlife for millions of years. This ancient ecosystem continues to thrive, and wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and giraffes are often seen grazing in herds. This is one of the best places in the world to spot lions dozing in a shade, leaping after a marked prey or gnawing off a share of their hunt. Enjoy an afternoon game drive while heading to overnight tented camp. Enjoy dinner and shooting stars and rest under canvas.
Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 03: Central to Northern Serengeti

Early morning breakfast then departs for full day game drives at the northern Serengeti near the Tanzania and Kenya border. This is the long dry season and the wildebeest migration is moving north with the thundershowers. July, August, and September are the months when wildebeest herds cross the crocodile-infested Mara River to reach the Masai Mara. And this provides for some amazing wildlife viewing. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest can congregate at crossing points: all crossing in a single continuous wave of beasts. And all this while tooth and claw are waiting around the sides to pick off the weak and the careless.
Accommodation: Acacia Tented Serengeti North
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04-5: Full day in Kogatende Area

Early morning breakfast and then depart for full day game drives in Kogatende with your expert guide. Many visitors only want to see the river crossings but the true spectacle of the migration is more than 1,245,000 wildebeests, 200,000 Burchell's zebras, 18,000 Elands and 500,000 Thomsons Gazelles filling the entire stretch of landscape. The shifting columns of the herds as they traverse the valleys and the hills can only be watched in awe. There is nothing else like this on earth.
Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp Serengeti North
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Leave very early in the morning and drive to central Serengeti for game viewing before heading to Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight. The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake. An additional night can be organized to let experience both parts of the park by which you may choose to stay in the center for the night and take a full day of the game drive on the next morning. (Note: this involve additional cost)
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera very early in the morning to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called Africa's Eden and the 8th Natural Wonder of the World. zebras playing in Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania. A massive extinct volcano, the sheet walls drop thousands of feet to a Noah's of animals on the verdant floor below. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope, and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Leave the crater late afternoon and drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: The African Tulip Hotel
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 08 Departure Day

Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport. Enjoy your morning at leisure. You can go for an optional Arusha town tour to visit the Cultural Heritage gallery, curio shops, the Tanzanite Experience, before transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
Accommodation: N/A
Meals included: Breakfast

Includes

  • All accommodation in full board Basis
  • Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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