17 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

17 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari description

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This 17-day safari to see the Great Wildebeest Migration includes lodging in permanent tented camps with solid flooring. Specially selected four-to five-star tented lodgings with a bedroom, good beds with linen, and an en-suite bathroom are included in luxury safaris.

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  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on Day 1.
  • Arusha–Lake Manyara National Park on Day 2
  • Days 3 & 4: Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi
  • Lake Eyasi–Ngorongoro Crater Day 5
  • Empakai Crater on Day 6
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park Day 7
  • Serengeti National Park (Days 8–11)
  • Serengeti National Park – Ndutu Woodlands Day 12
  • Days 13 & 14: Ndutu Woodlands-Nasera Rock
  • Ndutu Heritage Special Camp-Malambo – Lake Natron Day 15
  • Day 16: Arusha-Lake Natron
  • Day 17: The African Tulip hotel – Kilimanjaro International Airport
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17 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari Itinerary

One of the most important aspects of a wildlife safari is game viewing from a vehicle. Morning and evening drives are available depending on the time of year and weather conditions, but they may be extended throughout the day depending on the time of year and weather conditions.It’s best to go on a game drive early in the morning after a quick cup of coffee and a muffin, and then return later for a leisurely breakfast. Alternatively, a camp breakfast could be followed by a long morning game scouting drive, complete with a picnic that can be eaten whenever the opportunity arises.
Evening game drives are generally very rewarding, and we expect the best light for photography and enjoying the ever-beautiful African bush scenery during these times.
All of our driver guides are trained naturalists with more than five years of experience with us; they are familiar with the parks and are adept at spotting and identifying wildlife. They’re also trained to prepare delicious picnic lunches in the bush so you can get the most out of your game viewing.
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All of our driver/guides were born and raised in Tanzania and are trained naturalists, environmentalists, and unparalleled game spotters. They are all experienced, friendly, and excellent at their jobs. Furthermore, all of our guides are fluent in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and French, and most of them have over 15 years of safari guiding experience. Their number one goal is to keep you safe, happy, and informed in any and all ways possible.

Tour starts from: Arusha Town
Tour end in: Arusha Town
Tour style: Group tour
Departure day: Every day of the week
Optimal Season: Green season/Great wildebeest migration season
Best time to travel: December to March
Vehicle used on Safari: 4WD Land Cruiser with open side / large windows
Duration of the Tour: 17 days
Accommodation: Before Safari is included in the tour cost.

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport on Day 1.

Meet and greet at the airport, then transfer to The African Tulip for dinner and an overnight stay.(Half-board included)

Arusha–Lake Manyara National Park on Day 2

After a safari briefing at the lodge, tourists start towards Mto Wa Mbu, where they can buy papayas, mangoes, bananas, and other exotic fruits. They also enjoy afternoon game drives in Lake Manyara National Park. Finally, they arrive at Manyara Secret Lodge for dinner and an overnight stay. 

Days 3 & 4: Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi.

We will take tourists to a rarely visited, isolated landscape. After a dusty drive, they will enjoy a beautiful view of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Eyasi. Dinner and an overnight stay will be at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.
Lake Eyasi–Ngorongoro Crater Day 5
The day starts with a drive to Ngorongoro Crater. After lunch, clients will get to see the great variety and density of animals in the second largest caldera on earth. Tourists will experience one of the most beautiful game drives in the late afternoon. Most people leave the crater floor by that time. The light also gets softer and the activity of the wild animals increases. Please have a sufficient quantity of film-rolls with you; you will want to take a lot of pictures of this fascinating African landscape, with amazing flora and fauna. Dinner and an overnight stay will be prearranged at Ngorongoro Rhino Safari Lodge.

Empakai Crater on Day 6

Few people have experienced this extraordinary excursion. Passing the slopes of the Olmoti Crater, you will be fascinated by the scenery of the Embulbul Depression, Mount Loolmalassin and Empakai Crater. On a really difficult track, we will take you to the rim of Empakai Crater (2700m). This caldera is bordered by 600 m high, steep jungle walls while its floor is covered with a green, glimmering lake—the seasonal home of millions of flamingos. An armed ranger will accompany you, which gives you the chance to descend to the crater floor (a tough path!). Dinner and an overnight stay are arranged at Ngorongoro Rhino Safari Lodge.

 Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park Day 7

Passing the Ngorongoro crater rim, tourists descend through an impressive landscape down to Olduvai Gorge. There, they will find the most complete and oldest proofs of human development. Stop a while to gather more information about the cradle of mankind before continuing to the heart of the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight will be at the special tented camp, Serengeti Pamoja Luxury Tented Camp.
Serengeti National Park (Days 8–11)
Tourists will have plenty of time to explore the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful national parks in the world with incredible wildlife. The journey is adapted to the tourists’ travel period. In this season, approximately 2.5 million animals are on their “great migration” to the southern Serengeti. Because of the rainfall in these months, the herds move southwards. You will get the chance to observe this unique natural spectacle! As our safaris have no limit on mileage and time, you will get to know the whole of the Serengeti region. You also get to visit Ngong Hill and Moru Kopjes – also known as “Islands in the Sea of Grass Land”. Tourists take their time to have a look around, rest for a bit, and enjoy the nature! Dinner and overnight stay will again be at the special tented camp, Serengeti Pamoja tented camp. 

Serengeti National Park – Ndutu Woodlands Day 12

On this day, tourists will move to a lodge in Ndutu Woodlands. This will give the crew enough time to move the camp from the Serengeti to Nasera Rock. Dinner and overnight stay will be arranged at a special camp, Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp.

Days 13 & 14: Ndutu Woodlands-Nasera Rock

After breakfast, tourists will experience a walking safari in the Ndutu woodlands with an armed ranger. They will then return to the camp for a hot lunch and then depart for Nasera Rock via game drive. There is an option of visiting Fig Tree if tourists are interested. For this, they drive on dusty, nearly never-used trails to the north—for an excursion into the lost wilderness! Tourists will find a fig tree in untouched Maasai land, north of Oldupai and close to the Gol Mountains. Even if the group is not interested in trees in general, this tree will tell you about the last 1000 years. We found this tree about 14 years ago and used to talk for hours with it. We are proud to show our lonely friend, and you will not forget this “cathedral of a tree”! Dinner and overnight accommodations will be provided by Ndutu Heritage Tented Camp.

Ndutu Heritage Special Camp-Malambo – Lake Natron Day 15

Passing by Malambo, you will reach Lake Natron, which is surrounded by Shompole (Kenya) in the north, is opposite to Gelai, and is next to Oldonyo Lengai, the Maasai holy mountain. A tough track leads to our tented lodge at River Ngarasero. Dinner and overnight will be at Masai Giraffe Eco Lodge.

Day 16: Arusha-Lake Natron

The day’s drive is long and exhausting. Along the nearly vertical walls of the Rift, the track takes us back to civilization. We return to Arusha and have dinner and an overnight stay at the African Tulip hotel.

Day 17: Kilimanjaro International Airport – African Tulip Hotel

After breakfast, clients will have a day’s stay at River Tree Inn Lodge for a day room before being transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or for connection flights to Zanzibar.

The above rates include:

  • Airport transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Accommodations and meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All national park admission fees
  • The services of a professional driver and guide are provided exclusively.
  • Food, water, or soft drinks
  • All game drives are conducted in four-wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers with open sides, ensuring that each person has a window.

The above rates exclude:

  • International air travel;
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Any and all items of a personal nature
  • Travel protection insurance
  • Visa requirements and fees
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Laundry will be charged extra.
  • Gratuity for your professional tour guide driver
  • Extracurricular activities and excursions
  • Personal items such as beverages, telephones, binoculars, postage, and so on.

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17 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari