Exclusive Migration tour, Tanzania

9 Days
From $3,790
Activity Level
Light
Transport
4x4 Land cruiser
Comfort Level
Luxury

Trip Overview

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Day 2: Lake Manyara National park OR Tarangire national park

Day 3: The Serengeti drive

Day 4: The search for the Migration

Day 5: Game driving in the Serengeti Park

Day 6: Last Day in the Serengeti

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater drive safari

Day 8: Travel to Arusha

Day 9: Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Tanzania

Your guide/driver will pick you from Kilimanjaro International Airport and drop you at your lodge.

TOURS DEPARTING BETWEEN JANUARY – MAY,  IN NOVEMBER- DECEMBER WILL VISIT LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK ON DAY 2

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Arumeru River Lodge
Day 2A: Lake Manyara National park

Go out of the park on a drive to  “Mto wa Mbu” village for a cultural tour that involves moving around this farming community as you tour through farms, schools, churches, markets and with 18,000 locals who have diverse cultures from 120 tribes. Visit the wood workshops where the Skilled Makonde carpenters carve wooden intricate household items, masks, and figurines. Enter the local markets and put your haggling skills to use especially when buying vegetables, fruits, meat and spices in their stalls. 

BETWEEN JUNE AND OCTOBER, AA SAFARIS RECOMMENDS YOU GO TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK ON DAY 2 INSTEAD.

 

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Escarpment Luxury Lodge
Day 2B: Tarangire national park

Start your morning with a game drive in this park. It is well known for its large herds of elephants which gather at the Tarangire River to drink. For birders, there are about more than 500 bird species to watch. This park is the only place in Tanzania where you can spot gerenuk and oryx, outside the Serengeti it has the largest wildlife population.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Eco Science Luxury Lodge
Day 3: The Serengeti drive

Visit the Serengeti national park since its one of the tour highlights. With the most extensive wild game population on earth with a pure undisturbed ecosystem. The Serengeti has three sections; the North (Lobo area), South (Seronera valley) and the West corridor. The great wildebeest migration can be seen in the North area which is one of the most fascinating natural events worldwide. You can now return to your hotel for the evening.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Day 4: The search for the Migration

Today is for a full day safari where the guide will allow you to, while in the vehicle, go close to the animals for photo opportunities. Let us do an early morning drive when most predators have just woken up and are up for hunting Now you will go deeper into the Serengeti in search of the wildebeest to experience one of the ‘7 wonders of the world’. Wildebeest, zebras, elands and Thompson’s gazelles make this 800 km journey every year spontaneously based mainly on each year’s rain pattern though it’s currently affected by global climate change. Predators like lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards anticipate this annual migration because prey choice is plenty. *In December and start of January it is hard to predict the migration location; whether it is on the Serengeti or Ngorongoro side of the park. This will affect your accommodation option.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Camp
Day 5: Game driving in the Serengeti Park

Today is dedicated to the migration adventure. Watch the hungry predators like lions, cheetahs, leopards follow the migratory animals to feed themselves.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Depending on the migration
Day 6: Last Day in the Serengeti

Today’s morning game drive will be as you drive out of the park towards the Ngorongoro crater for an afternoon game drive. Within the crater, you will see cheetahs, jackals, Thompson’s gazelle, flamingo, and uniquely the Big 5; lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, leopards. As well as for those who enjoy birding as an activity, there are around 400 bird species to add your drive.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater drive safari

Descend into the crater through the highland forest and when on the crater floor, home to 30000 animals, view those grazing and those on the hunt. Depending on the month of travel, you may see flamingos around Lake Magadi shores while hippos are in the swamp nearby.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Lake Duluti Lodge
Day 8: Travel to Arusha

Tour the city.

Optional activity; Ngorongoro highland walks

Guided by an armed ranger enter this scenic area that combines culture and wildlife together on this amazing landscape. See volcanoes, forests, craters all in one place and encounter the Masai people who inhabit the area’s highlands.

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Lake Duluti Lodge
Day 9: Departure

Depending on what time your international flight out of the local airport is, you can take part in an optional activity to end the safari.

If you don’t want to end your tour, inform your AA Safaris tour consultant to book you another tour in another destination in Africa.

Meals included: Breakfast Only
Accommodation: No accmmodation

Expectations

Follow the migration through the Serengeti which is the main focus of this tour; the annual migration of 2 million ungulates and a population of predators. Enjoy the combination of nature, wildlife variety while staying in the region’s best mid-range and semi-luxury accommodation. 

Accomodations

Arumeru River Lodge
As soon as you arrive in this lodge you feel the enthusiasm and personal attention of the German owners. The lodge – built on an old coffee plantation - has a large entrance with different places to relax and to have dinner. All cottages are very well kept and built with a mix of African and European materials. You will definitely enjoy the elegance of this fine lodge!
Escarpment Luxury Lodge
This beautiful lodge is situated on the rift Escarpment on the edge of Lake Manyara N.P. The spacious cottages have an en-suite bathroom with bathtub and outdoor shower! This lodge has a swimmingpool as well. A spreading deck surrounding the main lodge affords you breathtaking views of the lake and the gorge upon which the lodge perches watch pelican sweep the skies as you take sundowners, see the sun slip like a segment of orange into the hills and listen to the sounds of Africa nestle up to you as night slides in.
Eco Science Luxury Lodge
Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp
Located in a scenic glade known as ‘the place of the klipspringer' (mbuzi mawe), this luxury tented camp is uniquely and cleverly placed at the very epicenter of the Serengeti. The sixteen large custom-made canvas tents are widely spaced throughout the rocky glades of the camp. Reached by winding stone paths, each tent stands on a stone platform and has its own thatched roof. Opening off the spacious bedroom, is a tented bathroom, which features twin basins, shower and flushed WC. The main bedroom area features two queen-sized four-poster beds, each with all encompassing mosquito nets.
Lake Masek Tented Camp
This is an exclusive luxury tented camp overlooking Lake Masek in Ndutu, between the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park and the northwest side of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The camp is eco-friendly as all the electric power is supplied by solar panels and water is collected during the rainy season. All the products used are biodegradable in order to ensure that the environment is kept pristine
Depending on the migration
Ngorongoro Farm House
A small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometers from the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. Offering 52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone.
Lake Duluti Lodge
The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African styled romantic chalets ideally positioned for maximum privacy and view inside a thirty acre active coffee farm located in a safe and exclusive area on the outskirts of Arusha. All chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the ancient indigenous trees found in big number within the farm. . The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than at a top end hotel. 

Lake Duluti lodge prides itself on its finest cuisine, first class exclusivity, five star personalized excellent service, top class amenities and the eco friendly architecture and operations.
Lake Duluti Lodge

Availability and Prices

Jan 1 - Mar 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,750
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Apr 1 - May 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,790
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jun 1 - 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,250
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jul 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,790
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Aug 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,850
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Sep 1 - Oct 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,750
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Nov 1 - Dec 14, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,290
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Dec 15 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 4,690
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Included
  • Transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
Excluded
  • 1 chimpanzee permit per person (a US$ 150 value)
  • 1 gorilla permit per person
  • Park-entrance fees according to the program
  • English speaking Ugandan & Tanzanian driver/guide;
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Domestic flights
  • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages