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6 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

6 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration

6 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW.

Recommended from November to April.

Wildebeest Migration happen every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincide with the annual rain fall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive to the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera, around Ndutu and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on the nutrient rich grasses. The majority of the wildebeest calve around February. They normally stay in the area till April and then start moving west towards to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

Our 6-day Migration wildlife safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include the Lake Ndutu area, southern Serengeti and central Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December through to April. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you drive from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town on the last day. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

DAY 0: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43 Km

Time: 45 Minutes

Welcome to Tanzania. On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you’ll meet your company arranged driver who will transfer you to Arusha city to your allocated accommodation as requested for dinner and overnight. Our driver will display your group name on an signboard. These procedures ensure that you are picked up by the correct driver, rather than by some of the airport taxi drivers who are looking for business. You’ll get a chance for Safari briefing/introduction before your dinner.

  • Hours:45 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation:Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 01: Arusha to Ngorongoro Crater.

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km

After breakfast from your hotel the tour will depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. First you’ll stop at Arusha town for last parches before you head off on safari.You will arrive after 4 hours where you’ll descend over 600 meters into the crater to view a plenty of wildlife animals. 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 dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You’ll visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater; you’ll have your picnic lunch in the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late afternoon you’ll drive back to your allocated accommodation as requested for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation : Ngorongoro Simba Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 02: Ngorongoro Crater to Ndutu.

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 90 km

After breakfast you’ll head to the Lake Ndutu area, situated in the Ngorongoro conservation area, part of the southern Serengeti Eco-system. Lake Ndutu is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes; however the water is still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife.You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge or camp, and after lunch you will do an afternoon game drive in the Ndutu area. The majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found on the short-grass plains from December to April. The area is usually heavily populated with elephant, birds and resident game. Early evening you’ll dive back to your allocated accommodation as requested for Dinner and Overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 03: Full Day Ndutu Game Drive.

After early breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide

DAY 04: Ndutu to Central Serengeti Plains.

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 80 km

After breakfast the tour depart to the central Serengeti National Park, also known as the Seronera. You descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. You head to the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 05: Full Day Central Serengeti Plains Game Drive.

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement as an option). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.(OPTIONAL).

After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The majority of the wildebeest migration normally passes through the Seronera in late November to middle November, when they migrate from Kenya’s Masai Mara in north to the Ndutu area in the south. The migration then passes through this area again in April when they move west to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park. The Seronera area is also an ideal starting to point to visit the eastern and southern short-grass plains of the Serengeti National Park.

  • Meals: Breakfast-Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English speaking guide.

DAY 06: Serengeti Plains to Arusha.

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 348 km

After breakfast you will pack your staffs  for the tour to depart from central Serengeti to Arusha, you’ll arrive after 6 hours direct to your hotel or Airport drop off if you board the International flight which depart at 18:30.You will arrival at Arusha at a reasonable time in the afternoon.

Price including VAT

Items included:

  • Accommodation before safari.
  • Accommodation during safari
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight Accommodation as requested.
  • Airport Transfer
  • All national park fees

Items not included:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide 
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

 

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