Serengeti Migration safaris

9 Days
From $365
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 OR IN NOVEMBER- DECEMBER WILL VISIT LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK ON DAY 2

Meals included: No Meals
Accommodation: Ilboru Safari 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: Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
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: Sangaiwe Tented 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: Tortilis 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: Ndutu Halisi 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: No accmmodation
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: Country Lodge Karatu
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: Country Lodge Karatu
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: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Karama Lodge & Spa
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.

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

Ilboru Safari Lodge
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, the pleasant Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru. Stay comfortably in your private bungalow reminiscent of a traditional Swahili ‘boma’. They are a uniquely African design and this version of the boma features a round layout with thatched rooftops while still providing the western conveniences you would expect. Beautiful garden and on-site swimming pool available.
Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
This very nice camp is situated in the rolling grasslands overlooking Lake Manyara National Park and offers guests comfort and privacy. All rooms include large beds, en-suite bathroom and a private balcony. The camp has a very nice swimming pool. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!
Sangaiwe Tented Lodge
Located near the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Buringi, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers to Tanzania luxury tented accommodation, great service and fresh food. Enhance your safari experience by joining us on your visit to Tarangire on the northern circuit in Tanzania. Our lodge is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful Tanzanian landscape. Our eco-friendly wood and canvas tents with solar hot water provide comfortable accommodation with all the amenities and no unnecessary frills.
Tortilis Camp
Located near the new Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire National Park with stunning views over Lake Buringi, Sangaiwe Tented Lodge offers travellers to Tanzania luxury tented accommodation, great service and fresh food. Enhance your safari experience by joining us on your visit to Tarangire on the northern circuit in Tanzania. Our lodge is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the peaceful Tanzanian landscape. Our eco-friendly wood and canvas tents with solar hot water provide comfortable accommodation with all the amenities and no unnecessary frills.
Ndutu Halisi camp
Serengeti Halisi Camp is a seasonal camp located in Serengeti National Park. From December to March we are located in Tandawala area in the NCAA, close to the calving grounds where Wildebeest Migration will be during these months. From June-November, we are at Seronera in Central Serengeti, which gives easy access to all parts of the national park as well as having abundant resident game due to the proximity of the Seronera River. The concept is to locate the camp where it is most conducive for wildlife during both seasons. On request we can offer private camping for groups in smaller tents away from the main camp. This must be booked with good notice so that a special camp can be reserved with Serengeti National Park. On request we can extend our opening seasons.
Country Lodge Karatu
The rooms at Country Lodge are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, inviting and comfortable beds and mosquito netting. On chilly nights, request that your fireplace be lit and return from dinner to glowing warmth.
Country Lodge Karatu
Karama Lodge & Spa
The eco-friendly Karama Lodge & Spa sits just outside Arusha town. From the cabins raised on stilts you can see Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro from your veranda on clear days. The cabins offer comfortable en-suite accommodation with a natural design; an excellent combination of unique comfort and style. Constructed with local materials, the cabins allow close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna. The lodge has a salt-water pool and offers various massages and yoga classes

Availability and Prices

Jan 22 - Mar 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,750
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,490
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Jul 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 365
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Aug 1 - 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,790
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Sep 1 - Dec 31, 2020
Double Occupancy
$ 3,690
Per Person
Single Occupancy
$
Per Person
Included
Excluded
  • 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
  • All gratuities
  • Airfare to and from destination
  • Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
  • Visas
  • Alcoholic beverages