7 Days Serengeti Migration Western Corridor

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Tanzania

7 Days, 6 Nights

From US$ 3,593 Per Person (4 PAX)

Overview

During this 7 Days Luxury Lodge Safari in Tanzania, you will be seeing the enormous herds of the Great Wildebeest Migration making crossings of the Grumeti River in June and July is an excellent reason to visit this part of the Serengeti National Park. While these river crossings are less well known than the Mara River crossings to the north – where the river is more dangerous, wider and has more viewing points – the Grumeti River, which is the first big obstacle for the herds to tackle, still offers some exciting sightings, with the added benefit of fewer tourists at the crossing points.

Trip Summary

  • Start: Arusha, Tanzania
  • End: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Destinations: Arusha, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara
  • Theme: Wildlife Safari & Hiking
  • Max group size: Any size

Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport:

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be Met and assist at the airport and after going through Immigration, Baggage Claim and Customs, Transfer to the Arusha Coffee Lodge to stay overnight on Bed and Breakfast basis.

Day 2 – Arusha to Tarangire National Park:

After breakfast, you will be picked-up at 08:30 AM by your guide from your hotel in Arusha and after an approximately 2-hour drive you will reach the Tarangire National Park. As you enter the park, your guide will open the roof for a better viewing experience. Tarangire is home to the largest elephant herds in the north of Tanzania. Giraffes, buffaloes, lions, zebras, wildebeests as well as various antelopes and gazelles can also be spotted here. The landscape is made up of seasonal marshes and a seemingly endless tree savannah with its mighty baobab trees. After extensive game drives in the park, you will stay overnight at Maramboi Luxury Tented Lodge on Full Board basis.

Day 3 – Central Serengeti National Park:

After breakfast, you will drive to the Serengeti National Park. On this day, you should expect to enjoy a dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Your guide will take you to the best spots to observe the wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, Topi, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and many more can be seen in this large national park. Especially in the Seronera Valley you will be able to experience fantastic game viewing all year round. The Serengeti, together with the Maasai Mara in Kenya, is also home to the largest animal migration on the planet. You will stay overnight at Lahia Tented Lodge on Full Board basis.

Day 4 – Serengeti Western Corridor:

After breakfast, your day starts with game viewing towards the Serengeti Western Corridor on which the drive takes approximately 1.5 hours. You can encounter leopards and hyenas and ahead by giant Nile crocodiles, many hundreds perish as some hazard the river crossing while others detour it. But the beauty of the landscape, stretching without end beneath an infinite sky on a Serengeti West Safari, changes something within the watcher, who becomes more aware of the place of humankind within the drama of the animal world. Stay overnight at Lahia Tented Lodge on Full Board basis.

Day 5 – Central Serengeti National Park:

This entire day is set aside for game drives exploring the Western Serengeti Migration. In the afternoon drive to Central Serengeti, The Serengeti is habitat of an abundance of wildlife such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra, antelope, and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In December the animals move from the northern region dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. Stay overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge on Full Board basis.

Day 6 – Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Karatu Area:

After breakfast you will head out for an en-route game drive through the Serengeti National Park. You might be able to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – before embarking on your journey to Ngorongoro Crater. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25 000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. You will arrive at the Crater rim before lunch. You will descend into the Crater and very quickly, you will be able to see a lot of Animals. Stay overnight at Kitela Lodge on Full Board basis.

Day 7 – Lake Manyara National Park – Drive Back to Arusha:

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara National Park for the game viewing exploring the park. It is said to be the “loveliest (lake) in Africa,” Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, and then you will drive back to Arusha. Stay overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge on Bed and Breakfast basis.

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Private Luxury Lodge Safari

2 Pax – Price cost US$ 4,077 per person.
4 Pax – Price cost US$ 3,593 per person.

Accommodation

Night 1 & 7: Arusha Coffee Lodge

Night 2: Maramboi Luxury Tented Lodge

Night 3 & 4: Lahia Tented Lodge

Night 5: Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge

Night 6: Kitela Lodge

Price Includes

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Walking safari, Materuni waterfalls
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • 1.5 liters of mineral water per day
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Airport pickups/departure transfers.

 Price Excludes

  • Flight tickets
  • Optional activities
  • Zanzibar Island
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs
  • Travel insurance etc.

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