When is the best time of year to see the Migration in Tanzania?
Estimated non-game-viewing travel time is two and a half hours, covering a distance of 130 kilometers.
You will be picked up from Moshi and get transferred to the Lake Manyara National Park. You will arrive in time for lunch at the lodge, and after lunch, you will head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight stay will be provided as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours Distance: 205km
After breakfast, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you will descend into the heart of wild Africa, the Serengeti National Park, with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. You will then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife, well-representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You will arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight will be provided as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
After breakfast, you will descend 600 meters into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight will be provided as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, but there will be no accommodation available inside the crater.
After breakfast, you will depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals, the greater kudu, the fringed-eared oryx, as well as a few ashy starlings. After a picnic lunch, you will have an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight will be provided in the Tarangire National Park area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
You will enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the lodge or campsite. You will then transfer back to Moshi or to the airport for connection flight back home / Zanzibar optional.