Great Migration River Crossings
9 days, 8 nights
Experience the incredible spectacle of the Great Migration. Every year, over 1.5 million of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle move continuously across the plains of Tanzania and Kenya in search of fresh grazing, water and breeding grounds. With numerous predators close at hand, it is this circle of life and death that fascinates the safari traveler.
This tour takes you to witness the daring crossings of the Mara River, in July – August from Serengeti to Masai Mara and in October – November back to Serengeti.
Our driver will meet you at the airport and drive you to Four Points Arusha Hotel in Arusha. Depending on your arrival time you’ll have time to explore this vibrant city known as the safari capital of the northern circuit.
Arusha – Lake Manyara
At 8:30, after breakfast at your accommodation start your drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions as a particular treat. It is also the home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara as an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park.
Lunch in the park. Game drives until early evening. Exit the park and drive for your dinner and overnight stay at Gibb’s Farm
After an early breakfast, around 6 am descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Morning game drive along Lake Magadi (soda lake ﬁlled with flamingos) and through the Yellow Acacia trees. This is the park to see The Big 5 in one day. The resident population of black rhino is a real treat, as rhinos are very difficult to spot elsewhere in Tanzania. It is also home to some very impressive elephant bulls with huge tusks. Enjoy lunch at a location at the crater floor. In the afternoon ascend the crater and drive for your dinner and overnight stay at The Highland’s Lodge by Asilia.
Ngorongoro – Northern Serengeti
Have breakfast at your accommodation and then start your drive towards the northern part of Serengeti with wildlife viewing along the way. More game drive and lunch when you reach Serengeti. The Serengeti offers some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. Here you can find all major safari animals including 4 of The Big 5 (rhinos are very rare to be seen). Early evening arrive to Klein’s Camp by &Beyond.
Days 5 - 6
Have full days of game drives in the northern Serengeti. Witness the daring crossing of the millions of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles over the Mara River. You can either take picnic lunches with you to enjoy while wildlife viewing or you can return to your accommodation for hot lunch followed by more game drive until early evening. Overnight stays at Klein’s Camp by &Beyond
After breakfast start your drive towards central (Seronera) area of Serengeti. The next 2 days will be spent exploring the grassy plains and woodlands in the area. The area teems with wildlife, including elephant, eland, various gazelle species, Kirk’s dik-dik, giraffe and the elusive leopard. Overnight stays at Dunia Camp by Asilia.
Serengeti - zanzibar
Sunrise game drive in Serengeti. Return to your accommodation for breakfast. After breakfast drive to Seronera airstrip to catch your mid-morning flight to Zanzibar/Arusha airport.
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