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10 Day Tanzania Photographic Safaris

10 Day Tanzania Photographic Safaris

10 DAY TOUR OVERVIEW.

Ndutu Migration Safari Calving Season:

Ndutu migration safari during calving tours holidays and travel package have been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. The Southern Serengeti and Ndutu areas in Tanzania are the best locations for the months of January, February and March to witness thousands of wildebeest spread across the plains grazing on the rich short grass plains. Predator action is at its peak with great sightings of cheetah, lion, hyena and leopard and a very good chance to see Adrenalin packed kills.

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43km

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport your safari guide/driver will pick you and transfer to Arusha city to your allocated accommodation as requested for Dinner and Overnight. You will get chance for briefing and introduction about your safari.

  • Hours:43 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation :Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 2: Arusha to Serengeti (Ndutu).

Distance: 348km
Non – game viewing time: 5 – 6 hrs

After breakfast from your Hotel at Arusha you will 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 early afternoon 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. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Accommodation: Lake Ndutu Tented Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 3: Full Day Serengeti (Ndutu) Game Drive.

After breakfast, you will 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. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Accommodation: Lake Ndutu Tented Lodge -Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 4: Ndutu to Serengeti plains(Central Serengeti).

Distance: 80km
Non – game viewing time: 2 hrs

After breakfast the tour will depart from Ndutu to towards to 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. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 5: Full Day Serengeti plains Game Drive.

This day you have an option on Hot Air Balloon .You can be one among of few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

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. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation:Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 6: Full Day Serengeti plains Game Drive.

The other full day game drives in Central Serengeti. After breakfast you will start your full day game drive in Seronera as a million wildebeest each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation :Mbugani Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 7: Serengeti plains to Ngorongoro Area.

Distance: 145km
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hrs

Early in the morning game drive and after depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution .Late afternoon transfer to the allocated accommodation as requested 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 guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu.

Distance: 52km
Non – game viewing time: 1 hrs

 After breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. 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 will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late Evening drive from Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu where you will have your Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge -Luxury Accommodation : Forest Tented Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation : Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 9: Karatu to Arusha.

After breakfast the tour will depart from Karatu to Arusha city where you will arrival early afternoon to your hotel where you can relaxing in the pool before or after taken your Lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation :Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation

Day 10: Departure.

This day it depends to your flight schedule –your safari guide will pick you from the hotel to Kilimanjaro Airport drop off to have your flight back to your next Destination.

Price including VAT.

Items included:

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation Before and After Safari
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Items excluded:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
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