8 Day Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari, January-March Escapes
Tanzania Wildebeest Migration Safari, January-March Escapes designed for an amazing African wildlife experience by local travel experts.
This Escape hits the incredible wildlife spots, namely the flamingo-lined shores of Lake Manyara, the vast savannah of central and southeast Serengeti as well as the unique eco-system of Ngorongoro Crater. You will also be immersed in the Culture and tradition of the local people. The Highlight is the opportunity to witness the massive herds of the wildebeest migration in the Ndutu plains-Southeast Serengeti and Ngorongoro. If the timing is right, you may also witness the calving season in February and March. Join our experts for an unforgettable adventure!
Best time: January-March
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
You will arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport by KLM flight or similar and be transferred by our driver Guide to Kibo Palace Hotel for Overnight-Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park/ Marera Valley Lodge or similar
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with picnic Lunch. Manyara is home to the tree-climbing lions. Big troops of baboons and other herbivores will give you great photo opportunities. Depending on the level of water in Lake Manyara, you may see thousands of flamingos. Late afternoon you will drive to your Lodge. Dinner and Overnight Marera Valley Lodge-Full board-inclusive of drinks. (www.mareravalleylodge.com).
Day 3: Central Serengeti /Thorn Tree Semi-Permanent Tented Camp or similar
After breakfast, you will drive to Central Serengeti with picnic Lunch. On arrival at the Serengeti entrance gate, you shall start doing afternoon game drive enjoying the varieties of game animals, birds, and beautiful landscapes. Dinner and Overnight Thorn Tree Semi-Permanent Tented Camp-Full board-(www.thorntree.com).
Day 4: Serengeti National Park/ Thorn Tree Semi-Permanent Camp or similar
You will have a full day of wildlife viewing. You may do early morning and late afternoon game drive or do a full day game drive with packed lunch in different game circuits around Seronera Area, depending on wildlife distribution. You have a big chance to see the residents’ wildlife especially the cat family members such as lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, herbivores communities and superb birdlife. Dinner and Overnight Thorn Tree Semi-Permanent Camp or similar -Full Board. (www.thorntree.com).
Day 5: Ndutu plains, Southern Serengeti /Mbugani Semi permanent Tented Camp or similar
After breakfast, you will do game drive en route to Ndutu plains, South East Serengeti with picnic Lunch. Depending on localized rain patterns at the time of visit you may see thousands of wildebeest migration and the predators that follow them. Late afternoon, you will continue to your camp. Dinner and Overnight Mbugani Semi permanent Tented Camp-Full board-(www.mbuganicamps.com).
Day 6: Ndutu plains, Southern Serengeti /Mbugani Semi permanent Tented Camp or similar
After early breakfast, you will depart from the Camp at 6.30 AM for a morning game drive to explore the area more. You may see thousands of wildebeest migration scattered in the Ndutu plains. At noon you will return to your camp for hot lunch and a short rest. At 1530 hours, you will go out again for the evening game drive till 1800 before you return to your Lodge. Dinner and Overnight Mbugani Semi permanent Tented Camp-Full board- (www.mbuganicamps.com).
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater/Marera Valley Lodge or similar
You will have breakfast at 6.30 AM and depart at 7:00 AM to the Ngorongoro Crater for a mid-morning game drive. Nicknamed the African Garden of Eden, Ngorongoro crater holds the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa, and you will see a lot of wildlife at close quarters. If you are lucky, you may see the rare black rhino. At noon enjoy picnic Lunch on the Crater floor overlooking a hippo pool. After Lunch, you will do another afternoon game drive before you are driven out of the crater and proceed to your Lodge. Dinner and Overnight Marera Valley Lodge-Full board. (www.mareralodge.com).
Day 8: Village Cultural Activities/ Kilimanjaro International Airport
After breakfast, you will do Village walk in one of the local villages to see and experience different activities of the Local people. This will include visiting a Health Centre, Local brick making Centre, a school, Makonde wood carvers, etc. You will then return to your lodge for lunch and a room to refresh. At 1330 hours, you shall be driven back to Arusha doing your shopping on the way. At 1730hours, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home
Price(on request) includes
Full board Accommodations and 3 meals a day, except the first night in Arusha is Bed and Breakfast and on day 8, dinner is on your own. • All wildlife viewing with private 4x4 Toyota land cruiser, driven by Professional English-speaking driver-guide. • Complimentary bottle of water during game drives. • All park entry fees and Crater service fees. • All cultural visits. • Flying Doctors' evacuation fees. • All Transfers as shown in the itinerary. • Refreshing room and Lunch on day 8.
• Round trip international air transportation. • Passport and visa fees. • Meals and beverages, other than specified. • Soft and Alcoholic drinks. • Laundry and other items of a personal nature. • Personal and baggage insurance. • Tips to your Driver Guides, Local Guides taking you for walks. • Tips to Porters, waiters, and General Staff. • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the inclusion list above.