7 DAYS CALVING MIGRATION SAFARI
Day 1: Arrival Tanzania
A staff member of astrella de la mañana will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From here you will be driven to your hotel which is beautifully located which is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Day 2: game drive in tarangie national park
After breakfast, we drive to Tarangire National Park, for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park that offers some excellent sights. Generally, in the dry seasons, Tarangire comes alive as a wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water.
We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the park to Camp/Lodge for Dinner and Overnight
Day 3: game drive in Serengeti national park
We head towards the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. End route, there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here is a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje.
In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to Camp/ Lodge for Dinner and Overnight
Day 4: Another full day in Serengeti national park
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti.
This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of the interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to Camp/ Lodge for Dinner and Overnight
Day 5: game drive in ngorongoro crater
We start the day with an early morning game drive in Serengeti National park before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life.
After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape. Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steep’s sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to our Hotel in Karatu for Dinner and Overnight
Day 6: karatu to arusha
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai on the way to Arusha. Your local guide will show you a Maasai Boma and explain the way on how Maasai lives; after a short visit in the Maasai boma, we will drive back to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 7: arusha to the airport
The airport departure transfer is free after the end of your safari.
- Full board accommodation during safari (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- National Park Entry Fees
- Private Safari Land Cruiser 4WD with the top up the roof
- Service of experienced English Speaking Driver Guide
- All Taxes and VAT
- Drinking water / tea and coffee in the vehicle
- International and Domestic flights
- Tips to the guide/hotels
- Visa to Tanzania
- Travel insurance
- Any item for personal use
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