13 Days serengeti migration and cultural tour. This 13 day unforgettable tour that will take you to the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti Plains, the heart of Africa wilderness of 14500 square km, where …
ARRIVING TO TANZANIA
DAY 0: Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to your hotel / campsite in Arusha for bed and breakfast B/B. Sakina campsite
DAY 1: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
– In the morning drive to Arusha national park for game viewing. Lunch at Momela and there after lunch proceed with game viewing, dinner and overnight, Sakina campsite
DAY 2: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA PARK – 130 KM / 2 HRS:
After your breakfast at 08.30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for Dinner and overnight at Manyara Twiga campsite
DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA TO LAKE NATRON
In the morning drive to Lake Natron, passing the active volcano Oldonyo Lengai! At Lake Natron check in the Lake Natron Camp, then we’ll visit the lake with its flamingoes.
DAY 4: LAKE NATRON TO SERENGETI 190 KM / 3.5 – 4 HRS:
After breakfast at 0800 hrs drive from Lake Natron with your packed lunch and game enroute to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After lunch at leisure in the lodge/ campsite or proceed with your game drive around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration.
Dinner and Overnight in the Serengeti at Seronera campsite.
DAY 5: SERENGETI CENTRAL AREA:
After breakfast leave with your linch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30 and 13.00 break for your picnic lunch, thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. Im mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 600,00 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera Campsite
DAY 6: SERENGETI SOUTHERN AREA
After breakfast take a packed lunch with you and continue with game viewing on Serengeti Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hr, then proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Aprox 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass/ water which is the source of food for the millions of Animals in this South Area.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Lodge at Seronera Campsite.
DAY 7: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO
After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game enroute to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Oldupai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture, After your lunch enroute adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight Lodge at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite.
DAY 8: NGORONGORO – CRATER
After breakfast, descend into the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories, so this is a very good time to visit the crater as it is during the end of November to December also during the end of the long rain season. Late April to May, numbers of animals come out for green grass and water so spotting them becomes easy. Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Many crater visitors want to see rare species, “the Balck rhinoceros’, this is the right time, because during the dry season is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn.
Late afternoon ascend the crater for your dinner/ overnight on the crater rim, lodge/ campsite. at Ngorongoro Simba campsite
Day 9: NGORONGORO – LAKE EYASI
From Ngorongoro you proceed to Lake Eyasi home to the hunter-gathers ethnic group of the Hadzabe Bushmen bearing similar characteristics to those of Bushmen at Southern Africa.
The small people of this indigenous tribe are probably the last living in true harmony with nature and have a wealth of Fauna and Flora knowledge to share with us. The two days are filled with tours and game walks guided by bushmen taking you on their traditional hunting tracks.
Overnight at a bush camp at Laka Eyasi.
DAY 10: LAKE EYASI – TARANGIRE
This morning after breakfast leave Lake Eyasi with your lunch box to Tarangire Park for game drive. World large mammal “Elephants are very common in the park, also world large trees “Baobab Trees” are everywhere on the park. Evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for dinner / overnight at Tarangire. Kigongoni Campsite
DAY 11: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at leisure in you lodge/ campsite until lunchtime and this time you take your hot lunch. After lunch continue with your rest until 1500 hr, the time you drive for evening game viewing on Tarangire Park. 1700 hrs back to your lodge. Campsite for dinner/ overnight Tarangire Kigomgoni campsite
DAY 12: TARANGIRE TO ARUSHA
After breakfast, leave Tarangire with your packed lunch to Arusha town, there is an option if you would like to pass by Meserani Snake Park the place where you would have lunch and on your way there many curio shops you can stop and buy some souvenirs if you would like, our guides knows the safe place where you can stop and shop. Afternoon drive and arrive in arusha town check into your hotel/ campsite. Late evening drive to the center of Arusha town at the Central Market for bird watching, these birds (sacred ibis, hummercop and hadad ibis are arriving from Lake Natron, Lake Manyar and Lake Eyasi).
Around 1830 hrs back to your campsite for dinner and overnight Sakina campsite
DAY 13: ARUSHA – AIRPORT – HOME
After breakfast, at leisure in the campsite or Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for you flight back home.
END OF TOUR