7 Days/6 Nights– Migration Safaris – April to May
Destination: Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater
On this eighty-days adventures, April and May focus our attention on the beautiful central section of Serengeti, as the natural wonder of the Great Migration moves into this region after the winter months. Of course, Nature and rainfall determine the exact route and timings of the animals’ movement, so our daily activities will be adjusted if necessary to ensure that we see the animals at their very best, at their most numerous. From Moshi- Arusha, our spectacular adventure takes us first to Lake Manyara, in itself a great wildlife destination, before we continue into Serengeti National Park. As the migration is the highlight of the trip, we will spend three nights in central Serengeti. Each day will bring something new, accompanied by expert explanations from your Safaris guide. The Great Migration, the world’s biggest movement of animals, is often the highlight of people’s lives, never mind the highlight of their safari! After absorbing all the excitement that Serengeti’s wildlife can provide, we change scenery to visit stunning Ngorongoro crater, another incredible but totally different venue for the breathtaking animals of Tanzania. You will take with you thousands of memories to share with your friends and family
Day 1: Arrival day:
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Moshi and your chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful town and country. After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover Moshi, in a distances mountain Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day from your hotel.
Day 2: To Lake Manyara National Park
Your safari really begins as we start early morning from your hotel in Moshi for our pleasant drive westwards to Lake Manyara National Park. You will explore the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains, in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake. Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of colour. You will enjoy your local lunch followed by introduction to northern Tanzanian culture by taking a visit to fascinating Mto wa Mbu village. Incredibly, this ‘village’ is actually home to over eighteen thousand inhabitants, drawn from 120 different tribes. Today is a superb opportunity to find out about their everyday lives, visiting their farms, huts, artisan shops and the local market, with good taking care of your safaris expert and sharing detailed knowledge of tribal culture. After all activities we will drive to your lodge in Karatu for some relaxation and a delicious dinner.
Day 3: To Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes, and start our journey which takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti! On the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife. After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, Buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile, the adventure has truly begun. At the evening after all exhausted and exhilarated, it’s time to drive you back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today.
Day 4: Fully game drive at Central Serengeti National Park
On this trip-of-a-lifetime, we now have two whole days to marvel at the natural wonders of the world’s greatest national park. Your Safaris expert will be on constant lookout, for the dozens of wildlife species present here: animals ‘on the move,’ animals hunting or being hunted! Each day is different here, full of surprises, but we focus of course on the Great Migration, that unique natural wonder which involves a cast of breathtaking numbers, literally hundreds of thousands of animals making their annual journey across the plains as they search for food. Zebra and wildebeest are the most numerous of the migrating animals, grazing on the short-grass plains. But your Safaris expert will also be on the lookout for other wildlife, too, using his expertise and ‘eagle-eyes’ to try to find elephant, lions, buffalo, leopard and cheetah – just some of the many, many species you will surely encounter in this unforgettable location. At Evening we will drive you back your lodge for dinner and overnight at middle of Serengeti.
Day 5: Drive to Karatu while crossing Ngorongoro conversation
For those who have booked for hot air Balloon, at 05:00am you will be picked for 6:00am departures. After your 90 minutes aerial adventure bush breakfast and champagne, you will meet you safaris guide and continue with a short game drive back to your lodge for brunch, pack your stuff and we will drive you to Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Full game drive in Ngorongoro crater and drive back to Arusha
Today after breakfast we will drive descending to Ngorongoro crater often referred to as wonder of world. You will do a game drive break for picnic lunch and late evening ascend from crater and drive to your hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
This is World largest caldera fully of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. The permanent water of crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you will find many of reason you chose to do Safaris in Tanzania. Lions, Waterbuck, Hippo Baboons, Black Rhino, leopard, Hyena, Jackal, Buffalo, Warthog, Gazelle and many more are shelter here.
Maasai are sharing the awesome space with animals, their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of Man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in the world.
Day 7: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international airport for the departures/ Zanzibar holidays