The Serengeti Great Migration

The migration is undoubtedly once of the greatest sights of nature. If you’re looking for the best safari in africa, you’ve found it!

Typically, December to May is considered the green season and the migration can usually be found on the plains in the southern and eastern Serengeti. By late May when the plains start to dry up, the migration will head westwards to the Western Corridor and remain there until around July before heading to the Northern Serengeti. The dry season from late June to October offers the best wildlife viewing in general with the wildlife migration as its absolute highlight. This is when the famous river crossings take place. During the height of the dry season from August to October a portion of the migration herd will spill across the Kenyan border into the Masai Mara. Usually by November, the rains will have commenced on the southern plains starting the migration cycle all over again.


The best time to visit the Serengeti is from June to September being the dry season; it’s better to be equipped for cool or cold temperatures at night, especially at higher altitudes. In September the temperatures begin to increase, and it can get a bit hot at lower elevations. During the month of October, the short rains season begins.

In June, the herds of wildebeest are located in the northwestern park of the park, in the area of the rivers Grumeti and Mara (Mara Region) where you can watch them when crossing rivers, while in July they move to the Masai Mara. At the end of October or in November, the wildebeest return to the Serengeti, when, the short rain season begins. As for other seasons you can choose.

January and February, in the “short dry season”; when they are in the southern part of the park or in nearby Ngorongoro, and are in breeding season.

Day 1

Tarangire National Park.

Meals Plan; All meals Inclusive.

Accommodation;  Burunge Tented Lodge

After a healthy breakfast, you will meet an office representative for a short information about safari then depart to Tarangire National park for a game drive. This drive will take around three hours. During game drive you may see zebras, wildebeest, elephant, Maasai giraffe, Baboons, Fringe-eared Oryx and predators such as Lions, cheetah, leopard even tree climbing python if you are lucky, alongside variety of birds such as the endemic ashy starling, Rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird. Picnic lunch will be provided by your driver Guide at the designed picnic area inside the park, then drive to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 2

Lake Manyara National Park.

Accommodation; Eileen’s Trees Inn  (or another hotel of the same standard)

Meals Plan; All meals Inclusive

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for full day safari with picnic lunches in hand. The park is situated inside of the Great Rift Valley with a   distinctive evergreen forest that provides suitable habitat for olive baboons, monkeys, big families of elephants, tree climbing lions, and African cape buffaloes. Midday you will enjoy lunch in the park before setting out for the open woodland areas where you will set your sights on giraffes, hippos and flamingos. After afternoon game drive, you will drive to the hotel for dinner and overnight.

Day 4

Mara River

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp (or another hotel of the same standard)

Meals Plan; All Meals Inclusive

After breakfast, you will enjoy morning game drive at the central Serengeti. The center of the Serengeti, called Seronera, is a network of rivers that ensure dependable water supplies attracting wildlife throughout the year. It is here that you’ll have your best opportunity to spot the “Big Five”: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and the leopard. There will be no shortage of animal sightings as the presence of permanent mud pools and shade attract giraffes, impalas, warthogs, and hippos. You might also catch a glimpse of cheetahs, hyenas and jackals. Early lunch at the camp followed by drive to the north with game drive enroute.

Day 5

Mara River

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp (or another hotel of the same standard)

Meals Plan; All Meals Inclusive

Full day game drive at Mara river, observing big herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing as well as big crocodiles and hippos, with a bit of luck seeing crocodiles catching one of these animals during crossing.

Day 6

Mara River

Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camp (or another hotel of the same standard)

Meals Plan; All Meals Inclusive

Enjoying another full day game drive by the river observing big herds of wildebeest and zebra crossing as well as big crocodiles and hippos, with a bit of luck seeing crocodiles catching one of these animals during crossing.

Day 7

Serengeti Plain - Moshi/Airport

Meals Plan; Breakfast & Lunch Inclusive

You will enjoy an early morning game drive in the Serengeti 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, with a packed lunch.

Included

  • Transport in 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers with pop up roof for game viewing.
  • Park entry fees
  • Government fees
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned suite tented camps and lodges
  • Ngorongoro Crater service fee
  • Private English speaking safari guide
  • All meals while on safari
  • Enough bottled mineral water throughout the safari
  • Transfers to & from the International Airport and Moshi.
  • 3 Men Tents for 2, chairs, tables and sleeping mats (camping safari)
  • Oclaa Adventures T-shirt
  • Alcoholic beverages ( Beer, Wine & Sodas)
 

Not Included

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Laundry Service
  • Pre/Post Safari Accommodation in Moshi / Arusha
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tip for your Driver guide and Cook
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