The vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq. km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, is Tanzania’s most famous park. It is home to tens of thousands of hoofed animals of which the million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. While the annual migration is the Serengeti’s most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its large lion population, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
The Great Migration i.e. the Wildebeest migration from the Serenget (Tanzania) to Masai Mara (Kenya) in July to October; and then back again from Masai Mara to Serengeti starting October of each year. During this all year round phenomena, over one and a half million wildebeest accompanied by half again as many zebras and gazelles, migrate from the short-grass plains of the Serengeti to fresh pasture in the grasslands of the Mara; thus creating one of nature’s grandest spectacles. Moving in groups of up to 20,000 at a time they thunder across the plateau hesitating only briefly to cross the Mara River, where many fall prey to the waiting crocodiles. Towards the end of October they begin crossing back into the Serengeti.
In this Migration special safari tour, we do our Game drives in the midst of this spectacle in the Serengeti.
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- Plenty of Safari Game drives in the Serengeti Park, Tarangire Reserve & the Ngorongori Crater
- Watch the Greatest show on earth – the great migration in the Serengeti
- Watch the big 5 of Africa – Lion, cheetah, African leopard, Rhino and Elephant
- Where we started! – Visit Olduvai Gorge – ‘the cradle of mankind’
- Stay on the out rims of the deep Ngorongoro crater – the world’s largest, unflooded and unbroken caldera.
Arrive at Arusha, Tanzania
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and settle into a lodge with picturesque view of the Majestic Mount Meru.
Tarangire National Park
Drive to the Tarangire and camp on a Masai communal ranch. Post lunch go on an afternoon game drive. Famous for its high density of elephants and Baobab trees, the Tarangire National Park is known for its location along the migration path with the wildebeest & zebras congregating here in the dry season.
Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area – which is the world’s largest Caldera (Volcanic Crater area). Go on an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch at the bottom of the crater. Stay at a lodge on the crater rim of this unique biosphere.
Olduvai Gorge and Safari at the Serengeti
Drive via Olduvai Gorge – the ‘cradle of mankind’ to the Southern part of the Serengeti – whose Maasai name ‘Siringet’ translates as ‘the endless plains’. Post lunch start on the afternoon game drive.
Game Drives on the Serengeti (Southern)
On these two full days, enjoy game drives around the Serengeti, and have an exhilarating day spotting many from among the inhabitants – wildebeest, lion, hyena, cheetah, zebra, giraffe, hippo, etc. The Serengeti offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth.
Games drives in the Central Serengeti
Proceed to the Central part for a different flavor of the Serengeti environment. This increases the chances for viewing the Wildebeest migration during this time. Enjoy 3 full days of game drives in this pristine plain.
End your adventure with a flight to Arusha where you will board your flight back home.