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Tanzania migration safari package
Discover wildlife in the Ngorongoro Region and the legendary great migration of wildebeest and zebra of the Serengeti. These are Tanzania’s most reputed game and sight-seeing locations. The Tanzania great migration safari is an incredible bush experience. The safari package takes in the following destinations.
- Ngorongoro Region
- Central Serengeti
- 7 days/6 nights
Highlights of the safari
Stay at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in a great park location, between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. Spend two nights in one of the well equipped cottages in the lush landscaped gardens. Central to the lodge is the swimming pool… a great place to sit and relax before dinner.
Moving on to the Wild Frontiers Serengeti Wilderness Camp for 4 nights. Based in the Central Serengeti in the most spectacular park location with easy access to a dense concentration of wildlife. The camp has just 12 tents and offers a traditional ‘Out of Africa’ camping experience - chill and sip sundowners as the sun sets over the plains.
- Ngorongoro Crater with an abundance of wildlife on the crater floor including wildebeest, black rhino, zebra, eland and lion (typically larger than the average lion due the prolific amount of game in the area),
- excellent birding with 500 + bird species,
- Big Five plus crocodile, hippo, leopard, and cheetah,
- The Ngorongoro is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Serengeti wildebeest migration,
- visiting a local Maasai village,
- excellent guides throughout the trip,
- optional balloon drive over the Serengeti (booked and paid for locally). Taking off at sunrise, float above the magnificent Serengeti plains for aerial views of the wildebeest migration, with a glass of sparkling wine and fabulous amazing bush breakfast to follow.
Best time to see the Serengeti’s great migration
- June to October - the best time to visit
- November and December - short rainy season (known as the “mvuli”)
- late February to May - longer rainy season (“masika”). There is very little rainfall outside these seasons.
You are met on arrival by your driver for a game drive transfer to Bourgainvillea Safari Lodge.
Game drive down the crater sides - almost guaranteed Big 5 sightings and excellent birding. Picnic in the crater - surrounded by the thick woodlands that hug the crater sides.
Stop for picnic lunch at Olduvai Gorge, visit to a Masai village then on to Serengeti Wilderness Camp.
Spend a full day in the Serengeti with game drives and a visit to the education centre for fascinating insights into the park.
Exploring the Serengeti - wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal and serval.
From Serengeti either drive back to Arusha, or enjoy a scenic flight over the Rift Valley back to Arusha (flight cost not included). We do recommend the flight even though it adds cost.
Tips and notes
We also recommend adding on Zanzibar for down time on the beach, and it is an easy connection from the Serengeti via Arusha.
How to get there
Fly into Mt Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha, Tanzania either via Nairobi in Kenya or direct flights into Arusha or Dar es Salaam. We can organise these flight for you if you wish.
Tarangire is especially good for walking safaris with high concentration of game during the dry months heading here for the water source of the Tarangire River
Game drives to swamps in search of big game.
Ngorongoro Crater with abundance of wildlife on the crater floor including wildebeest, black rhino zebra and eland and lion.
Excellent guides throughout the trip.
Optional balloon drive of the Serengeti (booked and paid for locally) taking off at sun rise, float above the magnificent Serengeti plains with a glass of sparkling wine and fabulous amazing bush breakfast to follow.
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