Great migration, endless expanses and big cats in the Serengeti
Sites of interest
- Manyara NP
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti NP
- Tarangire Park NP
10 days / 9 nights
Number of participants
1 person and above
Accommodation will be divided into three categories according to international standards
(Luxury, semi-luxury, & standard tented camps and lodges)
Arrival in Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania. After you have taken care of all the entry requirements at the airport, we will take you to your hotel in Arusha, about 50 km away, in about 45 minutes. Accommodation at Arusha Mount Meru Hotel or similar hotel. You will be staying at this hotel on a B&B basis as there are several restaurants around the hotel that are worth going to for dinner.
Arusha – Tarangire NP
- Today after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife.
- Overnight at lodge
Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 3000 elephants and 550 bird species which breed in the park’s year-round green swamps.
Tarangire NP – Lake Manyara NP
- Today after breakfast you will start your way to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.
- Overnight at lodge
Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park, which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari.
Lake Manyara – Southern Serengeti NP „Ndutu“
- After breakfast drive to Southern Serengeti (Ndutu area where the migration should partly be) and enjoy the vast savannas and wildlife.
- Overnight at lodge/ camp
The endless plains of Serengeti are also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle – the 1.5 million wildebeest endless migration in search for fresh pastures. Each year this huge herd of wildebeest (along with over 200,000 zebra and gazelle) migrate in a clockwise direction around the Serengeti, up to the Masai Mara in Kenya and then back down to the Serengeti to have their young (over 8000 wildebeest are born a day between mid Feb and mid March). Each year they trek over 2,500km and are constantly threatened and followed by some of Africa’s greatest predators. Depending on the time of your visit, your driver guide will be able to share with you where the herd’s current location is at.
Serengeti NP Ndutu
- Full day game drive in southern Serengeti National Park
- Overnight at lodge/camp
The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.
Serengeti NP Ndutu – Central Serengeti NP
- Today after breakfast you will depart to Central Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch box
- Enjoy and afternoon game drive before moving onto lodge/ camp
A ubiquitous experience in Tanzania’s largest national park is the struggle for life and death between predator and prey. The majestic lions reign on the great plains, while the graceful leopards stalk the dust-orange acacia tree landscapes along the Seronera River and cheetahs hunt their prey in the south-eastern part of Serengeti National Park. Hardly any other national park is home to all three African jackal species. Spotted hyenas and a variety of smaller predators such as the insectivorous aardwolf and the beautiful serval also live here.
Full day Central Serengeti NP
- After breakfast we start with a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park.
- Overnight at Lodge/Camp
Just as overwhelming as the animal spectacle is the sight of the almost infinitely wide Serengeti plain, which stretches from the dry, shimmering golden savannah to the red-hot horizon in the evening. During the rainy season, the dusty savanna magically transforms into a green sea dotted with wildflowers. Alongside the plains, however, are forested hills, towering termite castles, and rivers lined with elegant fig and acacia trees.
Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro Crater
- Half day game drive in Serengeti and then later you we drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater with breathtaking views.
- Later on drive to camp/lodge for overnight.
There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti? The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.
Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
- After breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.
- Later on you will drive back to Arusha, overnight at hotel
Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.
Arusha – Departure
After breakfast (or later) transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home according to your flight time.
→ LUXURY LODGE
→ SEMI-LUXURY LODGE
→ TENTED CAMPS & LODGES
- Airport transfers before and after safari
- Hotel in Arusha on bed and breakfast (before and after safari)
- Transport in safari vehicles during the safari in the parks
- Accommodation on full board, in safari lodges / tented camps
- Park entry fees to all mentioned parks.
- Entrance fees for the Massai villages or Ngorongoro Olduvai Gorge
- Bottles of drinking water during the safari
- Services of our professional driver-guides
- Tips to the driver guides.
Not included in the safari price:
- International flights for arrival and departure
- Visa fees for Tanzania
- Beverages in the lodges/tented camps, like alcohols or soft drinks
- Optional day activities in Arusha town
- Travel insurances
- All personal expenses
→ Please note:
The above safari itinerary is provisional and can be modified if necessary to meet the need of the clients.
The rooms’ availability in the proposed lodges will be confirmed at the time of reserving the safari with us. Reserving early is recommended especially for the arrivals in high seasons for the sake of rooms’ availability.
Prices are subjected to changes at any moment if there will be the rise on government park entry fees, but in case like that, we will inform the clients/agent as early as possible.