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10 DaysTanzania Wildebeest Migration June-Nov

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  • Game drives
  • Wildebeest Migration herds
  • Maasai boma visit
The great Serengeti wildebeest migration is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, and smaller numbers of Grant's gazelle, Thompson's gazelle, eland and impala. These move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. They migrating throughout the year, constantly seeking fresh grazing and, it's now thought, better quality water. The precise timing of the Serengeti wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year.

Around the month of June, the wildebeest migration is often halted on the south side of the Grumeti River, which has some channels which block or slow their migration north. The wildebeest then congregate there, in the Western Corridor, often building up to a high density before crossing the river. The river here is normally a series of pools and channels, but it's not continuous – and so whilst they always represent an annual feast for the Grumeti River's large crocodiles, these aren't usually quite as spectacular as the crossings of the Mara River, further north.

The wildebeest migration continues moving northwards during July and August, often spreading out across a broad front: some heading through Grumeti Reserve and Ikorongo, others north through the heart of the Serengeti National Park.

September sees the herds spread out across the northern Serengeti, where the Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya's adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. It's common to see herds cross the Mara River north on one day, and then back south a few days later.

By October, the wildebeest herds are migrating again with more accord: all are heading south, through western Loliondo and the Serengeti National Park's Lobo area, returning to the green shoots which follow the rains on the short-grass plains of the southern Serengeti in November.
Day 1 Arusha town to Lake Manyara National Park 3 hours 4 Star Hotel

More than 380 species of birds have been recorded in Manyara and include the hadada ibis, saddle-bill stork, Hottentot teal, plover and African pied wagtail. As you game view through the ground water forest, look for the playful vervet monkeys searching for food at the top of the trees. Later this afternoon, Afternoon drive to Lake Manyara National Park, which packs a lot of diversity into a small area, is the only park in the area that is green all year round. The park also offers a spectacular view of the Great Rift Valley and the fig forest here is a good place to see monkeys and some of the 380 species of birds that have been recorded here. With luck, you may spot the tree climbing lions for which the park is famous. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Plan: Lunch & Dinner.

Day 2 Lake Manyara Park to Serengeti National Park (Seronera) 4 hours

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch .The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. Visit the Maasai Village on your way. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at Katikati Luxury Tented Camp .

Meals Plans: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 Serengeti Seronera Area to North Serengeti (Mara) 6 hours

After breakfast, drive in the Seronera in Central Serengeti area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles - truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent river trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here. Dinner and overnight in the Mara Under Canvas Luxury tented camp.

Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 4 Full Day at Serengeti National Park 8 hours

You have full day in this wonderful park around Mara river looking for wildebeest migration. Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya's adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. It's common to see herds cross the Mara River north on one day, and then back south a few days later. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, you will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. Dinner and overnight at Mara Under Canvas Luxury tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5 Serengeti (Mara area) - Northern Serengeti (Lobo Area) 7 hours

After breakfast you head towards the far northern reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Wagakuria. You will do a game drive en-route from the Lobo area to the Wagakuria area. As you head north, good sightings of giraffe, plain game, herds of buffalo and elephants can often be seen. You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from July to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing. Dinner and overnight in the Bologonya under Canvas Luxury Tented camp.

Meal Plans: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 North Serengeti (Lobo) to Serengeti Seronera Area 8 hours

After breakfast, take your lunch box and leave the area with game on route to Seronera in Central Serengeti area Non-migrating game like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles - truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent river trees can be found along the river lines and bird life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here. Dinner and overnight in the Katikati luxury tented camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Serengeti Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area 7 hours 3 Star Hotel

After breakfast, leave the endless plains of Serengeti. En-route to the Ngorongoro crater heading for, you will visit the historic site of Olduvai Gorge (The Cradle of Mankind) where the world famous archeologist, Dr Leakey, discovered the remains of the early man. After visiting the site and the small museum there, you proceed on to central Serengeti for lunch at the Lodge. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 8 Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park 8 hours

After breakfast, you descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight on the crater rim at Lake Burunge Tented Camp.

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Full Tarangire National Park 8 hours

Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania. This delightful park, covering an area of 2,600 sq. km was established in 1970, and it is the numerous baobab trees that will initially catch your eye. The Tarangire National Park derives its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river lures the herds of plains migrants from the parched surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – brackish waters during the dry season. Dinner and overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Camp.

Meals Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Tarangire National Park to JRO 8 hours

Early morning game drive in the park then come back to the hotel for full breakfast. After breakfast, leave the park and drive to Kilimanjaro airport ready to catch your flight back home.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch.

what’s included
  • Pick /drop Airport or hotel before and after the trip
  • Park entrance fees
  • The services of our knowledgeable driver/Guide
  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • Activities as per itinerary
  • Drinking water
  • Safari transport by 4 x 4 (6 seat) with a roof hatch that pop up to enable easy game viewing and photography
what’s excluded
  • Soft drinks, alcoholic and other beverages
  • Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
  • Tip
  • Visa
  • Airport departure tax
  • Personal and baggage insurance
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Duration 10 days
Tour Type Private Tour - Max 7 participants 
Minimum Participants 2 people
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English, French, Italian & Spanish
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Arusha, Tanzania
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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