8 Days – Migration Safari – December to March
Destination : Tarangire National Park, Ndutu, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater
8 Days/7 Nights
On this eight-day adventures, Tanzania’s winter months lead us to the southern part of the magnificent southern and central parts of Serengeti as we track Nature’s most spectacular annual ritual, the Great Migration. Nothing compares with this, and our daily routine will be adjusted if necessary to ensure that we see the animals at their very best, at their most numerous. From Moshi, our spectacular adventure takes us first to Tarangire national park, in itself a great wildlife destination, before we continue to Ndutu and then Serengeti National Park. As the migration is the highlight of the trip, we will focus strongly in these two locations on this aspect of Tanzania’s wildlife, with expert explanations from your Safaris expert. 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 away enough memories to last a lifetime.
Day 1: Arriva Day
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced Safaris expert, 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 Tarangire national park:
Early today we will start driving from our hotel in Moshi to Tarangire national park for game drive until afternoon were we will break for the picnic lunch. After lunch we will continue with the game drive until evening and drive to our lodge for dinner and overnight
Tarangire national park is referred as playground of Elephant but also known as home of Buffalo, Lions, Wildebeests, Zebra, and Gazelle in dry season. Also along the shore of lake Barungi attract a lot of mammals for water and various bird species like Kingfisher, Hoopoes and White Bellied bird, Tarangire noted for rolling Savannah, acacia woodland, and splendid baobab.
Day: 3 To Serengeti national park
Today you will leave Tarangire and driving north and west towards Ndutu, on the very edge of magical Serengeti, a name associated with world-class wildlife-spotting. Although Nature and its rainfall determine exactly where the migrating animals will be in winter, Ndutu is a reliable base at this time of the year, allowing us to maximize our opportunities for tracking the animals. During our journey to Ndutu, you can enjoy the sheer scale of Tanzania’s territory; the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your Safaris expert will help you to spot any animals and birds on the way, and answer any questions about what you see. Serengeti is one of UNESCO World Heritage Site, an incredible mix of grasslands, savannah, woods and mountain scenery, a haven for the wildlife which congregates in this fantastic natural setting. We enjoy our lunchboxes, before making the most of our time with an afternoon game drive after our arrival in the Ndutu area. After today’s journey and game-drive, your driver will take you safely to your accommodation for your overnight stay.
Day 4: Full game drive in Ndutu plains
Having had a taster the previous afternoon, today you have the whole day ahead of you in the Ndutu area, spotting all varieties of wildlife ‘on the move’ with your expert Safaris guide. Each day is different here, 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 as they make their annual journey across the plains. Zebra and wildebeest are the most numerous of the migrating animals here, grazing on the short-grass plains of the Southern Serengeti and the northern part of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. But your driver-guide 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 encounter in this stunning place. At the end of the afternoon, it’s back to your accommodation for a cool drink, some relaxation, a delicious dinner and the chance to discuss what you’ve seen during the day’s safari… as well as to check your priceless photos.
Day 5: Morning game drives in Ndutu and drive to Serengeti central
Today our journey continues as we head from the edge of the Serengeti into its very heart, but not before we seize a final opportunity for a morning game drive around Ndutu, where we are sure to see something new. But now Serengeti beckons, and so we continue to head north and west into what is surely the world’s greatest park. At times this unsurpassable place is home to over 1.6 million herbivores and the thousands of predators who stalk them. Their fascinating habits and habitats are sure to provoke questions, so do ask your driver-guide to explain the amazing creatures you see all around you. At evening drive to your accommodation, the sights, sounds and smells of Africa will continue to enchant you on this wilderness adventures.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Karatu
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 7: 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 8: Drive you back to Kilimanjaro international airport for departures/Zanzibar holidays