10 Day Great Wildebeest Migration

Enjoy customized tours in Tanzania taking you to the most loved wildlife National Parks and this include the Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire and all offering wildlife safaris and tours in Tanzania. Enjoy the walking safaris with the Maasai Mara and authentic cultural experiences in the Tanzania wilderness.

Day 1: arrival in Arusha 

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).  We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). To Arusha at Moivaro Lodge, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Moivaro Lodge, which is beautifully located on the coffee farms and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre – safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After your breakfast, start your safari by driving to lush and beautiful Manyara National Park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs takes your lunch in the park picnic area. Dinner and overnight at Gibbs Farm Lodge F/B.

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Morning breakfast at Like Manyara Serena Hotel. Game drive en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area. After a picnic lunch proceed with your game drive in the central Serengeti national park around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Mapita Tented Lodge F/B.

Day 4: A full day game drive in Serengeti National Park

Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Mapita Tented Lodge F/B.

Day 5: another full day game drive in the South of Serengeti National Park

After breakfast we will take the packed lunch with us and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National 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 having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Mapita Tented Lodge F/B.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngoro Ngoro Crater

An early morning game drives in the Serengeti followed by picnic lunch on the way to Ngoro Ngoro crater. We will stop at Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Dinner and overnight at Ngoro Ngoro Gibb’s Farm Lodge F/B

Day 7: Ngoro Ngoro Crater

Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngoro Ngoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open Savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. Dinner and overnight at Ngoro Ngoro Gibb’s Farm Lodge F/B

Day 8: Ngoro Ngoro Crater to Tarangire National Park

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and bird life congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge F/B

Day 9:  Tarangire Cultural Tour 

Morning breakfast at Tarangire Safari Lodge the rest of the day is free to relax and or explore the Maasai cultural experience; you will go on a walk to visit datoga tribes. The Maasai live in the areas as well as the Datoga. Learning about their history is as fascinating as the views are breathtaking from several hilltop peaks in the area. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge F/B

Day 10: Tarangire to Kia Lodge 

This lovely lodge is located near the airport and your accommodations will be in one of the 40 charming bungalows set among the gardens. The open air bar has a magnificent view of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Relax the remainder of the day by the pool, or soak in the view from your bungalow. A late dinner buffet for those flying in late is provided. Dinner and overnight at Kia Lodge F/B

We will arrange a private transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after your safari.

10 Days Safari Include:

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, Karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Excludes:

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature.

After this great wildebeest migration in Tanzania you can further extend your safari visiting the great endangered mountain gorillas in Rwanda, DRC Congo or Uganda offered by Eco Tours Rwanda which offers Luxury, Mid-range and budget safaris working with Eco – friendly lodges that blend with nature.

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