- Watching The Great Migration of over two million animals
- Visiting four of the most outstanding and varied wildlife areas
Nowhere in the world is there a movement of animals as immense as the Great Migration. The animals migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the greener pastures of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya during July through to October.
You will also visit four of the most outstanding and varied wildlife areas in Northern Tanzania safari. Encounter some of the most breathtaking scenery, animal and bird life.
Please refer to the itinerary section for day-by-day activities.
Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania’s Safari Gateway
Arrive in Kilimanjaro International Airport where our driver guide will transfer you to Arusha City. Located below Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha has a temperate climate.
You will be given a briefing about your Wildlife & Wilderness Safari. Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel.
If an accommodation is fully booked, we'll suggest a comparable alternative.
Main destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel, A luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & drinks: All meals included, drinks not included
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast depart for Lake Manyara National Park, en-route game drive, picnic lunch served in the park. Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. The park is dramatically marked by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees of the ground water forest, which is home to hundreds of birds and animals.
In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Ngorongoro conservation Area. Diner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House.
Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Farm House, A luxury lodge bordering Ngorongoro without fences
Meals & drinks: All meals included and water (Other drinks not included)
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
After breakfast webdescend to the crater floor for game drive, lunch at hippo pool picnic site. The bottom of the crater dotted with watering-holes, shelters almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Ngorongoro is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and surrounded by very steep walls rising 610m from the floor. Covering an area of 259 sq. kilometers, it is considered to be one of the Wonders of the Natural World and is a veritable haven for wildlife.
In the afternoon, you will proceed towards Ndutu in the southeastern Serengeti plains within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a prime location for game drives and an ideal stopover to the neighboring Serengeti National Park.
Ndutu is the most emblematic scenery of the park. This is where the wildebeest breed, as they remain in the plains from December to May. Other hoofed animals - zebra, gazelle, impala, hartebeest, topi, buffalo, waterbuck - also occur in huge numbers during the wet season.
Main destination: Ndutu
Accommodation: Ndutu Safari Lodge, Luxury lodge located in or near Ndutu
Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 4-6: Serengeti National Park
Early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, before your breakfast. Mid and afternoon game drives, followed by a picnic lunch served in the park.
Many different landscapes can be found in the Serengeti: Savannah with the big plains to the south, hills & woods to the west, the Kopjes area to the east, and bush land to the north.
Important rivers also run through the park. Many different species of mammals can be spotted during game drives like elephant, buffalo, giraffe, antelope, hippo and crocodile.
Dinner and overnight in Serengeti according to the period (Kati Kati Tented Camp, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Mara Tented Camp)
If an accommodation is fully booked, we'll find a comparable alternative.
Main destination: Serengeti National Park
Accommodation: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp, Luxury tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & drinks: All meals included and Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive.
After lunch depart to Karatu, we will visit the Olduvai Gorge. This place is commonly referred to as "The Cradle of Mankind". It is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world and has been instrumental in furthering understanding of early human evolution.
We proceed to Karatu where we will have dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge or similar.
Main destination: Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation: Tloma Lodge, Luxury lodge bordering Ngorongoro Highlands without fences
Meals & drinks: All meals included, Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
Day 8: Kilimanjaro International Airport
After breakfast at the lodge, take a walk escorted by a guide through one of the very attractive paths in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After lunch transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
This tour can be extended to "The Spice Island of Zanzibar" for a fee.
Add a spectacular extension to Zanzibar Spice Island and sandy white beaches.
Main destination: Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
Drinks not included
Additional accommodation can be arranged for extra cost.
You'll be dropped off at the airport (or hotel).
- Park fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- All accommodation
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Accommodation on the last day
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
After making an inquiry, we propose an itinerary until the final one is reached. Then we check with our office in Arusha the availability of everything necessary like accommodation and request provisional bookings. If the accommodation and everything is in place, we send a final itinerary/contract for signing and your deposit is due. If availability is not possible we will give some alternate options prior to the final itinerary. Once the final itinerary/contract is signed and the deposit is paid, we submit booking vouchers and submit necessary deposits to the hotels to finalize the bookings. You will later be informed the confirmation of your bookings.
Unless specified otherwise in the itinerary details, our prices include:
All accommodation and meals.
All domestic and/or chartered flights.
All airport transfers
Unlimited and exclusive use of a 4wheel drives safari vehicle & driver while on safari. Your vehicle will be in excellent condition and have a pop-open roof for 360 degree game viewing. It will also have a radio so your guide can communicate with other guides to find the best viewing locations.
Expert & Experienced Tanzanian driver/guide (English-speaking) with vast knowledge of Tanzania and its wildlife.
All park fees
All activity fees
Soft drinks and bottled water on game drives
On camping safaris the price includes camping fees and a cook who will not only prepare delicious meals, but will also set up and take down camp each day while you are enjoying the days’ activities. Equipment includes high quality all weather tents, sleeping bags, pillows, camping mattresses, and portable table, chairs, and washstand. Most campgrounds have communal restrooms with showers. Some have hot water.
Drinks with meals
Visas, Laundry, Vaccinations, Malaria tablets and Travel insurance
Payment and General Terms Conditions
1. Tour Payment & Price
A 20% deposit is required to reserve your space. A second payment of 30% is due 4 months prior to the first land day of the trip and a final 50% payment is due 2 months prior to the first land day of the trip. If booked less than 4 monthsbefore first land day of your trip, 50% due upon signing. If booked less than 2 monthsbefore first land day of your trip, 100% due upon signing.
Payment is accepted as follows:
By wire transfer to our account in Centreville, VA or
You may also pay for up to 50% of the total cost via PayPal, but we must add a 2.5% (direct processing) or 2.9% (PayPal) surcharge as our tour prices are based on a cash discount.
Reservations cannot be guaranteed until paid and on rare occasion, hotels cannot fulfil their responsibilities to honour reservations. When an accommodation change must be made, we will do our best to allow the traveller(s) to give input on the selection of alternate locations, but we reserve the right to make this decision without consulting the traveller when time is limited. When this happens, the total price of the itinerary will be adjusted accordingly.
3. Not included in Prices
Prices quoted do not include costs of obtaining visas and passports, telephone calls, laundry, entertainment arrangements not shown in the itinerary, beverages unless specified, or any other items of a personal nature.
4. Amendments to the itinerary
If after this contract has been completed the traveller wishes to change the itinerary, booksafari2tanzania will endeavour to accommodate you wherever possible. However cancellation fees should be levied by our suppliers these will be charged to you.
After a contract has been signed, any change requested by the client will result in a change fee of $50 per change in addition to any other cost increases (decreases) resulting from the change. Prior to the first day of the safari, booksafari2tanzania will waive this change fee for the first change request. Starting on the first day of safari, no complimentary change requests will be allowed.
5. Cancellation and curtailment
In the event of the traveller(s) cancelling their reservation for any reason, traveller(s) will be charged a penalty as outlined below. No cancellations or notifications of reduced numbers booked are accepted by phone. Only written notifications are considered valid. Written notifications include email. No-shows are considered cancelled at the date of their first expected arrival. There will be no refunds to clients who do not complete an itinerary.
If cancelled: Penalty is:
More than 90 days prior to first land day 20% of total price
More than 30 days and less than 91 days prior to first land day 30% of total price
More than 7 days and less than 31 days prior to first land day 50% of total price
7 days or less prior to first land day 100% of total price
6. Unavoidable circumstances
The company does not hold itself responsible nor can it be held responsible for any delays prior to departure or, during the course of any tour mentioned whether brought about by technical difficulties, strikes, weather conditions or any other circumstances whatsoever, whether foreseen or unforeseen. It is understood that any expenses relating to these unscheduled extensions or curtailments (eg. hotels, meals, airfares, telephone calls, etc) will be for the travellers’ account. We make every effort to ensure that all arrangements and services connected with your tour will be carried out as specified in the most efficient and effective way possible. However, we do not have direct control over the provision of services by suppliers and, whilst they are in all cases selected with the utmost care, we do not accept liability for error and omissions of such suppliers.
7. Travel documents
We do not accept responsibility for any consequences whatsoever from a traveller failing to ensure that he or she has complied with the necessary health, passport and visa requirements.
We strongly advise travellers to take out insurance against cancellation, curtailments, illness, loss of baggage and default at the time of booking. The purchase of travel insurance should be completed within 15 days of your initial trip deposit in order to benefit from the carrier’s full range of benefits.
Once payment in whole or in part has been made by the traveller for a booking, the traveller shall be deemed to have accepted the terms and conditions contained herein as applicable to the contract entered into between the Company and the traveller.
Booksafari2tanzania acts only as an agent for the various independent suppliers that provide hotel accommodations, transportation, sightseeing, activities, or other services connected with its tours. Such services are subject to the terms and conditions of those suppliers. Booksafari2tanzania and their respective employees, agents, representatives, and assigns accept no liability whatsoever for any injury, damage, loss, accident, delay, or any other incident which may be caused by the negligence, defect, default of any company or person in performing these services. Responsibility is not accepted for losses, injury, damages or expenses of any kind due to sickness, weather, strikes, hostilities, wars, terrorist acts, acts of nature, local laws or other such causes. All services and accommodations are subject to the laws and regulations of the country in which they are provided. Booksafari2tanzania is not responsible for any baggage or personal effects of any individual participating in the tours/trips arranged by booksafari2tanzania. Individual travellers are responsible for purchasing a travel insurance policy, if desired, that will cover some of the expenses associated with the loss of luggage or personal effects.