8 Days Migration Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1: Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met and transferred to Mt Meru hotel for overnight on Bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire

Breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park.  Enjoy the wildlife. Overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti

Today breakfast, travel with picnic lunches to Serengeti National Park.

Enjoy an afternoon game drive!

Dinner and overnight at Katikati Tented Camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Day 4&5: North Serengeti

After breakfast you will drive to Northern Serengeti, where you will have full 2 days to the northern part of Serengeti (where the migration should be in September) near the Mara River in the hopes of seeing some of the migratory crossing.

Overnight at Mara Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided

Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The endless plains of Serengeti are also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the 1.5 million wildebeest endless migration in search for fresh pastures.

Each year they trek over 2,500km and are constantly threatened and followed by some of Africa’s greatest predators. Depending on the time of your visit, your driver guide will be able to share with you where the herd’s current location is at Serengeti.

Day 6: Central Serengeti

After breakfast, you will drive back to central Serengeti and enjoy game drive on the way back.

Overnight at Kati kati Tented Camp.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Have the morning Serengeti and then after lunch drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Departure

After breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.

Later on you will drive to Arusha where you will proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight back home. Breakfast and lunch provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.