CLASSIC SOUTHERN SERENGETI MIGRATION
8 DAY LODGING SAFARI
To get the most out of this Safari we highly recommend a pre-night accommodation in Arusha, which we can arrange for you. Often we use hotels such as The Outpost or Kibo Palace Hotel. This ensures you don't miss the first game drive of the safari.
DAY 1: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA
Welcome! This morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha around 8:00am and start your adventure, journeying across the Great Rift Valley for a full day game drive in Lake Manyara. You will see the fast-growing population of cheeky Baboons and Blue Monkeys, as well as Giraffes, Elephants, Impalas and a huge number of Buffaloes. Lake Manyara is also home to a large number of Hippos. Always keep your camera poised and ready as you just never know what's around the corner.
DAY 2-5: SOUTHERN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The Serengeti means "endless plains" and over three days you will have the chance to appreciate just how vast, raw and largely untouched this Park really is. Home of the Great Migration where 2 million Wildebeest, Zebras and Impala move from the South to the North, following the green pastures through the seasons. For this safari they will be concentrated in the South and that is where you will be located. As for big Cats and large predators, it is the place of choice! So look out for Lions, Cheetahs, Leopards, Hyenas and more. The challenge will be to spot all of the Big 5. No two days in the Serengeti are ever the same.
DAY 5: SERENGETI - NGORONGORO CRATER
After a hot breakfast and taking a picnic lunch, we farewell the Serengeti although a part of it will remain with you always. Commencing our journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will stop off at points of interest along the way. Arriving at your Lodge in time for Sundowners and a good nights rest in preparation for the Crater descent tomorrow morning.
DAY 6: DESCEND THE NGORONGORO CRATER
The Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural world, it is incredibly beautiful. It is one of the very rare locations where you may witness the elusive black Rhino. As you descend into the crater have your cameras ready as this is one of the most magnificent views you will ever see. It is a mini world within its natural boundaries. It epitomises the circle life. The morning light is spectacular for photos. After a lovely lunch by the Hippo pool, we make our way back up and out of the crater and drive on to Lake Eyasi.
DAY 7: LAKE EYASI - THE HADZABE AND DATOGA TRIBES
This morning we visit the Hadzabe Tribe, one of the last known true Hunter and Gatherer tribes, living solely off the land. You can also visit the Datoga Tribe, the Blacksmiths, watching them make jewellery. A truly unique experience. After lunch we make our way to Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania and a sanctuary for a very large Elephant population. Observing these large Elephant herds and their dynamic within is humbling. Enjoy your very last night on Safari with Sundowners looking over the Tarangire River, whilst the animals roam.
DAY 8: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK & BACK TO ARUSHA
Majestic baobab trees are a magical feature of Tarangire National Park, providing sanctuary for many magnificent colourful birds. These trees are so tall in stature they make the animals beneath them look small. Today we meander through the rest of Tarangire National Park and make our way back to Arusha, reflecting on the magnificent sights you have seen in Tanzania. Tanzania has a way of getting under your skin and into your hearts and we trust this trip will stay with you for a lifetime.
A select combination of historical, cultural and wildlife inclusions
Spot and take close up snapshots of the Big 5 and the Great Migration
Two days in the Serengeti
Descend Ngorongoro Crater
Experience the local culture of the markets, Masai tribe and Bushman hunt
All meals and non-alcoholic beverages every day
Private safari car and driver
Park entrance fees
7 nights accommodation in lodges or hotels
Arrival and departure drop off
English speaking guide
Photography Lessons with wildlife photographer
Quad Biking Tours
Climb Mt Kilimanjaro
Itineraries may vary and/or attractions may be substituted for any cause including seasonal conditions, weather extremes, and traditional owner/national park requirements. Please see terms and conditions of travel for full details. A strict luggage limit applies of 15kg, we recommend a soft bag. It is your responsibility to advise us if you have any special dietary requirements, allergies, or medical conditions well ahead of your set departure. Please read our term and conditions on our website or ask your travel agent to print a copy.
*Prices are twin share, in $USD and include all applicable taxes. If travelling alone, single pricing is available or a waitlist for twin share availability. Children rates have an age limit. Please speak to your travel agent or call reservations +61 497 222 646. Tour requires a minimum of 2 passengers to depart.