8 Days – Migration Safari Tour – June
Destination: Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater
8 Days/7 Nights
Eighty days in which we explore some of Tanzania’s real natural wonders, as we follow the path of the Great Migration in Western Serengeti. By June, this is where we’ll find the concentration of the herd animals as the world’s biggest animal movement continues its way clockwise. Of course, Nature and rainfall determine the exact route and timings of the animals’ movement, so our daily schedule will be adjusted if necessary to ensure that we see the animals at their very best, at their most numerous. From our starting-point in Moshi, our spectacular adventure takes us first to Tarangire National Park, famous for its large elephant population and its landscape of distinctive baobab trees. Our next destination is Central Serengeti, followed by the western section of this most famous park. Thousands of zebra, wildebeest and Cape buffalo gather to cross the Grumeti River, full of crocodiles. Each day will bring something new, all explained to you by your Safaris expert. 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 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
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: To Western Serengeti National Park
On this trip-of-a-lifetime, we now have a short drive to reach the Serengeti’s Western Corridor, the park’s narrow section through which the Great Migration must pass at this time of the year. This is our focus, as the herds of thousands of zebra and wildebeest gather enough strength to cross the Grumeti River. For them, danger lurks in the form of the Nile crocodiles; for you, safe inn your vehicle, this is a chance to see Nature at its very rawest in this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site. Animals on the move, animals hunting or being hunted! A varied birdlife is present too, as are the Colobus monkeys who inhabit the forests. Each day is different here, unpredictable and full of surprises, but nothing can surpass the Great Migration, that unique natural wonder which involves a cast of breathtaking numbers, literally hundreds of thousands of animals making their annual journey.
Day 5: To Central Serengeti National Park
Before leaving the Western Serengeti, we take the opportunity this morning to enjoy another game drive in this incredible location. This allows us further time to wonder at the migratory herds and the dangers and challenges they face each year in their battle for survival. As well as the herd animals, you can perhaps see a hippopotamus – or up in the skies, a majestic martial eagle. As well as the migrating animals, this area also has a good population of resident wildlife, so you won’t be disappointed. In the afternoon, we take the short drive back to the central part of Serengeti, where you will be taken to your chosen accommodation for relaxation and your evening meal.
Day 6: Drive to Karatu while crossing Ngorongoro conversation
For those who have booked for hot air Balloon, at 5:00am 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 the departures/ Zanzibar holidays