9 Days Migration Safari & 5 Days Zanzibar

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Duration

9 days

Overview

A Migration safari to Mara River tales in some of the best natural sites in Tanzania offering fantastic photographic opportunities culminate in an exciting chance to watch m thousands of migrating wildebeest and zebras as they attempt to cross vast body of water the mighty Mara River.

Tour Plan

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where we will be waiting to meet you once you have cleared customs and transferred to your accommodation, where you will enjoy a wonderful dinner and a superb night’s rest and relaxation. This is your chance to really soak up the atmosphere and recharge the batteries for what lies ahead for your Migration Safari to Mara River

Meals and overnight: Ngare-sero mountain lodge

After a leisure breakfast at the lodge, leave and enjoy the drive through Arusha City to Ngorongoro highland. You have the option to visit the culturally-diverse village of Mto wa Mbu set on the banks of the river of the same name, for a first-hand look at tribal life in the African bush. Hot lunch will be served at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge before you head off to the Ngorongoro highlands and arrive at your Camp for dinner.

Meals and overnight at Lion’s Paw Tented camp

Set up for an early start by having early breakfast at the lodge before descending into the crater for a full day in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. Another big draw card to this picturesque Caldera, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, and if Lucky enough you will have chance to see the small cats like the Rare Caracal, Serval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Picnic lunch will be served at one of the picnic sites at the crater floor, followed by another game viewing visiting the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern Conner which is one of the main features of the crater, the lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater.

Meals and overnight at Lion’s paw Tented camp

After a leisure breakfast at the Camp, you will descend into the crater for another morning in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor.

Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. Another big draw card to this picturesque Caldera, is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, and if Lucky enough you will have chance to see the small cats like the Rare Caracal, Serval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Picnic breakfast will be served at one of the picnic sites at the crater floor, followed by another game viewing visiting the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is one of the main features of the crater, the lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater searching for different wildlife interactions at the area.

We then leave the crater and drive to the central east plain of the Serengeti via the Gol Kopjes. This area is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains. Driving through the Gol kopjes is always a breathtaking experience with a vision of vast open plains and amazing wildlife, like gazelles and cheetahs. Late in the afternoon, we drive to your base for the next two nights.

Meals & overnights at Sametu Tented Camp

A full day game viewing around Central Serengeti plains and You have an option of breaking the days into two by doing Early morning and late afternoon game viewing, drive through the central Serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions and photographic opportunities, whereby, you will depart the Lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Areas that will be visited are the Retima Hippo pool, Maasai and Sametu kopjes and plains as well as Moru and Gol Kopjes. The Central Serengeti and Seronera river valley are home to a great diversity of wildlife due to its unique ecological niches as a transition zone where two distinctly different habitats, the plain and the woodlands merge and various species of wildlife from both habitats can coexist.

Meals and overnight at Sametu Tented Camp

After breakfast, you will enjoy a wildlife drive en route to Northern Serengeti where you will have a chance to visit the Kogatende area (the northern part of Serengeti) where the Mara River is situated. The Northern Serengeti is home to a huge number of resident animals including lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant, buffalo, eland, black rhinos, and wild dogs. This is also a wonderful time of year to witness one of three significant events that happen during the Great Migrations – the annual river crossings. Your days will be a combination of looking for good river crossings and other wildlife interactions along the Mara River, Wogakuria kopjes as well as the Lamai triangle. The Northern Serengeti and the entire Mara River area are truly awe-inspiring and will surely be one of the highlights of your safari.

Meals & overnights at Serengeti River camp

Early breakfast at the camp and then leave the camp for Kogatende Airstrip with game viewing en route. Domestic Flight from Northern Serengeti to Zanzibar. On arrival you will meet your driver who will pick you at Zanzibar airport and drive to Neptune Pwani beach resort, where you will enjoy your late lunch, after lunch you will enjoy the lodge environment and have a rest while waiting for your dinner, here you will spend your next 4 days on exploring Zanzibar and enjoy beach activities in Zanzibar.

Meals and Overnight: Neptune Pwani beach resort

After breakfast you will leave the lodge to the beach where you will enjoy your full day on diving and other water activities at the beach.

Meals: and Overnight: Neptune Pwani Beach resort

After breakfast you will leave the lodge and drive to the COVID test center where you will take the test and drive to Baraka Natural Aquarium, in Nungwi, Zanzibar , here you will have a chance to enjoy swimming with turtles and have fun at the beach.

 

Meals and overnight: Neptune Pwani Beach resort

After breakfast you will leave the lodge and drive to stone town, where you will have a chance to enjoy a full day tour in Stone Town.

Meals and Overnight: Neptune Pwani Beach resort

  • After breakfast, you will finish packing your luggage Before enjoying your last lunch in Zanzibar followed by a transfer to the airport to catch your evening flight back home.

 

Included/Exclude

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
  •  Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
  •  Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
  •  All park fees;
  •  All accommodation under your program;
  •  Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
  • Air tickets;
  •  Visa fee;
  •  Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari)
  •  Insurance;
  •  Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car)

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Tour Information

Max Guests

34

Min Age

12