Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari
5 Days Serengeti Wildebeest migration Safari together with a tour to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. In this tour we will help you to track the movement of the herds of wildebeest in Serengeti as well as visiting other three parks. Starting with a Lake Manyara National Park before spending two days in Serengeti experiencing the breathtaking wildebeest migration. Depends the months of the year you can either visit Ndutu area the southern Serengeti, Seronera the central Serengeti or western Serengeti. Selecting the right location will help you track the herds of the wildebeest easily. In the months of July and August where the herds are in northern Serengeti crossing Mara River and extra day will be require so instead of having five day you will have to have 6 days program.
A number of predators are also moving closely to the migration herds so at this time you can easily spot several prides of lions, hyenas, cheetah and many other chasing and killing. Flocks of vultures and marabous stocks can also observed soaring in the sky to the following the herds of the migrations.
Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari Itinerary
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Drive from Arusha/Moshi town at 0830 hrs to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. It’s 2-3 hrs approximated drive to Lake Manyara depending from which town a you starting your route. Lunch will be served at Manyara and later in the afternoon proceed for game drive. Dinner and overnight at Country Lodge Karatu or Bougainvillea Lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
In the early morning you will be leaving to Serengeti national park driving through the Ngorongoro Highland where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery of diverse landscapes covered by evergreen forest. Stop for some few minutes at the crater view point for a spectacular view of the crater. Proceed with game drive en – route to Serengeti national park where you will arrive in the afternoon. Since the main target of this tour is to see the Serengeti wildebeest migration, the area where you will stay conducting game drive will be chosen according to the location of the migration.
For example from December throughout March the game viewing activities will be based in Ndutu southern Serengeti Area where the migration will be. From April to June we shall take you to the central or western Serengeti area since at that time the herds of migration will be situated there on their way to the north. Apart from spotting the migration herds our guide will also work hard to locate other animals such as lions, cheetah, leopard, hyena, a variety of antelopes and birds. Late afternoon hours you will drive to the camp for sun downer, shower, dinner and overnight.Optional accommodation ( Tanzania Bush camps, serengeti heritage camp, angani serengeti camp, serengeti osupuko camp or angata camp)
Day 3: Full day Wildebeest Migration Safari
Wake early in the morning to take a cup of coffee or tea then depart for the game drive to enjoy the natural wonders of the Serengeti national park. Serengeti is the best leading park in Tanzania with the highest population of wildlife which count to about 1,300,000 wildebeests, 250,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 200,000 zebras, 70,000 impalas, 50,000 topis, 30,000 grants gazelles, 10,000 elands, and many antelopes and hundreds of predators. Evening drive back to the camp for hot shower dinner and overnight. Optional accommodation (( Tanzania Bush camps, serengeti heritage camp, angani serengeti camp, serengeti osupuko camp or angata camp)
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro CA
Early morning game drive in Serengeti national park then back to the camp /lodge for hot lunch. In the afternoon depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight at the lodge. The lodge in Ngorongoro is situated at the crater rim so on your stay you will enjoy the panoramic view of the crater.. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge
Day 5: Ngorongoro crater tour
After breakfast, you will descend to the crater floor with picnic lunch for a half day game drive. The journey down the crater takes about 45 minutes full of adventure. In this morning hours you it easy to spot lions hunting and hippos returning into the water after a whole night struggling for food. A part from hosting a significant number of animals the crater is also the world garden where you can find several species of wild flowers. Furthermore you will the natural crater with wonderful volcanic caldera and Lake Magadi with flamingos. When in the season, Ngorongoro Crater floor is flowered pink, red, and yellow especially in late May and early June. Also, Ngorongoro is where to find the black rhinos regularly inside the small forest. In the afternoon, you will ascend the crater to back to Arusha
Full board accommodation whilst on safari
Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Return airport Transfers
Mineral water welcome packet with useful information for all guests
Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature