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10 Days Migration Serengeti Safari Tour

10 Day Migration Serengeti Safari Migration proudly presents this 10 day tour with a special focus on the migration in the Serengeti. Serengeti National Park is one of the greatest wilderness areas in the world, the Serengeti supports a magnificent diversity and abundance of animals, from the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and black rhino (although these are rarely spotted) – to giraffe, Grant’s gazelle, impala, kongoni, topi and eland. Experience a unique combination of stunning nature and an exceptional variety of wildlife all while staying in the region’s best mid-range and semi-luxury accommodation! Besides other activities  like hiking on Mount Kilimanjaro, game driving in lake Manyara national park and or in Tarangire National Park, game drive IN Serengeti national park together around the Ngoro Ngoro Crater.

The Ngorongoro Crater

A natural wonder and one of the most iconic and unique features of the African continent. It is located in northern Tanzania, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Due to its stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity. Here’s some key information about the Ngorongoro Crater:

  • Geological Formation:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a large volcanic caldera, formed millions of years ago. By the collapse of a massive volcano. The caldera floor covers an area of about 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), and its walls rise steeply to heights of up to 600 meters (2,000 feet).
  • Wildlife:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural haven for wildlife. Often referred to as a “natural zoo.” The diverse ecosystems within the crater support a wide range of animals. Including lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, and various antelope species. The concentration of animals in the relatively small area of the crater. Makes it a prime location for wildlife viewing and photography.
  • Big Five:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few places in Africa. Where you can find all members of the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) within a relatively small area.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

One of the most famous and iconic wildlife conservation areas in the world. It is known for its vast savannah landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores move in search of water and greener pastures. Here’s a glimpse of the incredible wildlife you can encounter in the Serengeti:

  • Big Five:
  • The Serengeti is home to all members of the “Big Five” — lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros. These animals are some of the most sought-after sightings on safari, and the Serengeti provides excellent opportunities to see them in their natural habitat.
  • Great Migration:
  • The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on Earth. Each year, over a million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and other ungulates, make a circular journey between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of food and water. The migration is a dramatic display of nature’s cycles and survival instincts.

Highlights;

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Day 4: Today to Serengeti National Park

Day 5: The Search for the Migration

Day 6: Game driving in Serengeti National Park

Day 7: Last Day in the Serengeti

Day 8: Ngoro Ngoro Crater Drive

Day 9: To Arusha for relaxation at the lodge

Day 10: Departure flight back home

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Your guide will straightaway pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to the lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.

Main destination – Arusha (City)

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana

Midrange: Ilboru Safari Lodge

Budget: Natrona Palace Hotel

Meals Plan:

Break first and Lunch as well as Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

After an early break first, you will certainly travel to ‘Mto wa Mbu’. The bustling farming community here is home to around 18,000 people. On this walk you’ll also discover a side of Tanzania many visitors miss out on. A melting pot of cultures for instance Mto WA Mbu is thought to be one of the only places in Tanzania where there are representatives from all 120 tribes living happily side by side.

During your visit you’ll get a good feel for the social side of the village – the farms and the milling machines, the schools, markets and churches. You’ll likely visit the village banana plantation as well as a youth art project, and a wood workshop where you can watch skilled Makonde tribe members carve intricate figurines, masks and household objects.

Maybe you also like to visit to a local ‘bar’ so you can try mbege (traditional banana and millet beer). You’ll then continue your way to Lake Manyara National Park. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks. While it may lack the size and variety of other northern-circuit destinations,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari its vegetation is diverse and very beautiful. Finally in your accommodation for the night you can expect comfort and delicious cuisine.

Location: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Midrange: Lake Manyara tortillas camp

Budget: Africa Safari Glamping

Meals Plan:

Break first and Lunch as well as Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

Firstly, after an early break first, you will be traveling to the first national park of this trip. In order to let the game drive begin. Tarangire is best known for not only its many gigantic baobab trees but also its large herds of elephants.

Additionally it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. Elephants gathering at the Tarangire River to drink make for a perfect panoramic picture! You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, water-buck and lion.

Also the birders will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present. This park hosts the biggest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti. Also it is the only place in Tanzania where the Oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Meanwhile,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari your driver/guide will have a lunch-box for you so you can picnic at a beautiful spot in the park. After your lunch your safari continues.

Main destination  Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Tarangire Treetops by Elewana

Midrange: Tarangire Simba Lodge

Budget: Baobab Tented Camp

Meals Plan:

Break first and Lunch as well as Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 4: Today to Serengeti National Park

Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and certainly has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to.

Even the (long) drive towards your accommodation is one continuous safari. It is where we can also witness wildebeest and zebra migrating in their millions during the Great Migration following the ancient rhythm of Africa’s seasons. This is specifically one of the most impressive natural events in the world.

After the incredible impressions of the Serengeti, you then drive to your accommodation for a delicious diner and a good night’s sleep.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

 Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Midrange: Tortillas Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 5: The Search for the Migration

Early in the morning you will leave your accommodation for a full day safari! This is when Africa can sometimes reveal cooler temperatures so you should wrap up warm for the start of your day. Your guide will bring you as close as possible to the wildlife.

Few predators hunt during the heat of the day so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase. It is also a magical time, with the subtle light dappling the landscape, the birds awakening and the sense of a great adventure beginning to unfurl.

Then you go deeper into the Serengeti in search of the migration. Furthermore the Great Wildebeest migration is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”. Nowhere in the world there is a movement of animals as immense as this.

The principle players are the wildebeest, 10Day Migration Serengeti Safari followed by Thomson’s gazelle, zebra and eland. The lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs and lesser predators await the annual coming of the migration with eager anticipation.

The ranger will find a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you continue your safari. Once back at the lodge you will be served an excellent dinner and tired but satisfied, you go to bed with dreams of Serengeti plains.

Note: The migration is an amazing phenomenon and difficult to predict. Especially with the El Niño rains the migration pattern seems disturbed. Please consult your Tanzania specialist at bonobos African safari holidays for the best lodge during your specific travel time.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Midrange: Tortillas Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 6: Game driving in Serengeti National Park

Another day completely dedicated to the great migration. With your packed lunch you drive out to find the migrators. While here, there is plenty of time to take in this impressive spectacle. The safari will be completed by also looking for hungry predators for instance lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs that move along with the herd hoping to fill their stomachs.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: Four Seasons Safari Lodge

Midrange: Tortillas Camp

Budget: Usanja Camp

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 7: Last Day in the Serengeti

Today you enjoy a game drive on your way en-route out of the beautiful Serengeti and then continue to the Ngoro Ngoro Crater. In the afternoon,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari you will have a game drive in the Ngoro Ngoro Crater! As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time.

Additionally there are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year. Approximately 30,000 animals live on the crater floor. Meanwhile, the rugged and beautiful Ngoro Ngoro Highlands offers one of the finest blends of culture, landscapes and wildlife in Tanzania.

Eventually,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away but always keep your camera ready!

Other wildlife includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo and bat-eared foxes, as well as approximately 400 species of colorful birds Country Lodge Karatu is located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, in the Centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community.

Location: Karatu Town

Accommodation Option:

Luxury: the Retreat at Ngoro Ngoro

Midrange: Country Lodge Karatu

Budget: African Wagtail House

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 8: Ngoro Ngoro Crater Drive

This morning, you will shortly have a game drive in the Ngoro Ngoro Crater. Game drives descend into the Ngoro Ngoro Crater through a lush highland forest, with magnificent birdlife to be spotted among the different tree species.

Once on the grassy crater floor, you may discover a large variety of grazing herbivores, as well as the predators that are attracted by this abundant supply of prey. Migration Serengeti Safari Tour The crater has formed its own ecosystem due to its enclosed nature,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari and is one place where you can certainly tick all the boxes as approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! Depending on the time of year, you may see flocks of pink flamingo around the shores of the shallow Lake Magadi, while the surrounding swamp is inhabited by hippo.

The north of the Crater is evidently where the bulk of the resident game resides thanks to the drier, open grasslands. However, 10Day Migration Serengeti Safari keep your cameras ready for the spectacles of African nature often happen suddenly. Lastly, in the late afternoon you will go back to lodge.

 Location; Ngoro Ngoro Crater Area

Accommodation Option:

luxury lodge; Retreat at Ngoro Ngoro

midrange lodge; Country Lodge Karatu

budget lodge; African Wagtail House

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 9: To Arusha for relaxation at the lodge

Mainly on this day, 10Day Migration Serengeti Safari all you will certainly do is to relax in Arusha. While here, you will be able to view different shops and markets in the city. Or you can opt to have a spa day.

Location; Arusha Tanzania

Accommodation Option:

luxury lodge; Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana

Midrange lodge; Ilboru Safari Lodge

Budget lodge; Natrona Palace Hotel

Meals Plan:

Break first, Lunch and Dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 10: Departure flight back home

Your driver/guide will then take care of your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport. If you are not ready to go home, you can also continue your holiday in Rwanda, Uganda or visit one of the tropical islands with bonobos African safari holidays.  Thus the end of our Safari

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Location: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Accommodation Option: No accommodation(end of tour)

Meals Plan:

Break first(lunch and dinner not included)

Water and fruits throughout

Transportation to all itineraries

furthermore, transport is provided in an extended 4wd Land cruiser with pop-up roof for excellent game viewing. in the same way, the Land cruiser contains a fridge and 220-volt plugs.

Driver/Guide:

Your driver/guide is surely a professional and experienced English-speaking guide. meanwhile, in Kenya you have a Kenyan guide and in Tanzania a Tanzanian guide. Migration Serengeti Safari Tour

Journey times: 

however, all journey times are close approximations, as you can never quite guarantee what will happen on the African roads. You could be in for a bumpy ride on parts of the route (which adds to the excitement of being on safari!), we may encounter road works and, of course, there are the photo stops.

Although you may sometimes be seated for long periods,10Day Migration Serengeti Safari you will be passing some spectacular countryside and there will always be something of interest to see along the way!

Tour Includes:

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Tour Excludes on Migration Serengeti Safari Tour

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

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