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9 Days Wonders of the World Wildebeest Migration Crossing the Mara River

Wonder of the World wildebeest safari holiday and travel package have been designed specially to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration crossing the Mara river. The northern Serengeti area are the best location for tracking the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara river. Predators in action is at its peak with great sightings of crocodiles, cheetah, lions, hyenas, and leopards in adrenalin packed kills.

Trip Highlights
Day 1-9 | Tanzania
Tarangire National Park– Ngorongoro Crater
Center to Northern Serengeti National Park
Mto- wa- Mbu Cultural program

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The 9 days great wildebeest Migration safari in northern Serengeti offers accommodation in the permanent tented camps with solid flooring. Luxury safaris include specially selected four to five-star tented lodgings where you will have a bedroom, good beds with linen and an en-suite bathroom.
Travelling in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof is the classic safari style. The vehicle is fitted with seat belts for each passenger, a 40l fridge with water and a plug point for charging cell phones and cameras.
Our safari vehicles with hatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Cars are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with base office in Arusha town. A vehicle in only as good as the driver and drivers are excellent. Each one is custom designed with an extra first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guide books supplied by Cross to Africa Safaris at no additional cost.

ARRIVAL AND TRANSFER TO ARUSHA

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you’ll receive a visa on the immigration division within the airport a course of that may take you a couple of minutes. As you emerge to the arrivals corridor you will be met by your driver guide who will welcome you and drive you to your hotel in Arusha town.Dinner and overnight at  The African Tulip Hotel.

Day 1. Arusha – Tarangire National Park. Driving time from Arusha to Tarangire is 2:00 Hours

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel to start your safari to the Tarangire National Park you will have time to stop at Arusha Culture center for you to spend time here before heading to Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive.The park is roughly the size of Luxembourg and covers an area of about 2,600 km². Bush Savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees make up the landscape of this nature reserve and the park is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants. After an extensive game drive you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to the Oldean Ngorongoro mountain Lodge for your overnight stay.

Day 2. Oldean Mountain lodge – Center Serengeti National Park.

Driving time from Oldean mountain lodge to Serengeti National Park is 3.5 Hours.
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. Travelling through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before you continue to the Serengeti National Park. Through the high and open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to enjoy the diversified habitats and landscapes of the park. Overnight stay at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 3. Center Serengeti – Northern Serengeti Kogatende Area.

After breakfast, we will drive across the plains of Togoro and through the Mbuzi Mawe kopjes (small hills) as we make our way into the park’s northern reaches. Upon arriving in the Kogatende region, you’ll go out in search of both the Wildebeest Migration crossing the Mara river and the famous Big Five.Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Acacia Migration  Camp.

Day 4 & 5. Full day game drive in northern Serengeti at Kogatende area.

After breakfast, you will start your game drive around the Kogatende area, searching around the kopjes looking for carnivores and the large migration groups that will be preparing to cross the Mara River into Kenya. From here will eventually meet the Mara River itself the home to large numbers of hippos and Nile crocodiles. Dinner and overnight will be at Mara Mara Acacia migration camp

Day 6. Northern Serengeti- Center Serengeti.

After breakfast, we get right on the road to Center Serengeti National Park. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot many animals as far as the eye can see. Dinner and overnight will be at Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge.

Day 7. Serengeti National Park — Ngorongoro Crater for Dinner and overnight .

Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break your drive guide takes you back to morning game drive in center Serengeti with picnic lunch, in the afternoon you will keep driving to Ngorongoro Serena lodge located at the rim of Ngorongoro Conservation area for your dinner and overnight.

Day 8. Ngorongoro Crater full day game drive

Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break you our drive takes us back down into the crater from Serengeti National Park. Inside the world’s biggest caldera you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reed bucks in the forests on the slopes. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon we will travel to Ngorongoro Farm House Valley Lodge in Karatu  for your dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9. From Tloma Lodge – Mto wa Mbu cultural program

Breakfast is enjoyed at the lodge before you head off to the multi-cultural town of Mto wa Mbu. Here you will be met by a local guide who will give you a short briefing on the upcoming tour – exploring the village and its surroundings on foot. During your experience you will witness traditional wood carvers as well as local artists at work. After a traditional African lunch you will have the chance to visit local school at the village meet the students and teachers. In the afternoon your driver will drive you back to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.  END OF OUR SAFARI SERVICE.

Price Includes

  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro airport, 
  • Accommodations and meals as per itinerary
  • All national park entry fees
  • Exclusive service of a professional driver and guide
  • Food, drinking water
  • All game drives with four-wheel drive Toyota land cruisers open sides guarantee each person to have a window

  Not included:    

  • International airfare, 
  • Alcohol
  • All items of person nature
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa and visa fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Laundry will be an extra fee
  • Tips for your professional tour driver guide

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