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SAFARI OVERVIEW

Serengeti Wildebeests Migration is a display of natural wonders with over two million wildebeests, zebras, and antelope traveling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival, unaware that there’s danger presented by the stalking lions and cheetahs among other predators of the wildlife. Witness huge crocodiles of the Mara River as they wait for the herbivorous to cross the swollen Mara River and enter into Maasai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park.

The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL- ARUSHA TANZANIA

On your arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by our HTT-Safaris representative who will guide you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge

 Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless verdant acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, amongst the rolling foothills of Mount Meru. This exclusive, boutique hotel spreads through the grounds around the farm’s original plantation house.

Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the lodge and leave you to relax and have dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge. All meals included.

 

DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast at Mount Meru, we will pick you up and proceed to Tarangire National park. One of the largest National Parks in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire River which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Overnight at. Lake Burunge Tented Camp, All meals included.

 

DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a scenic lake that made Ernest Hemingway exclaim “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. This offers a compact-game viewing circuit and is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park and at the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley.

Over 400 species of birds can be found in Manyara and include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

Accommodation: Overnight at Migunga Tented Camp, All meals included

 

DAY 4: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro Crater and  have a morning game drive inside the Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is considered one the wonders of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft. high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife if the greatest in the continent. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

We will start the day very early with a transfer from Manyara region to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, you will have the opportunity for a fantastic afternoon game drive and then ascend the crater and transfer to your accommodation.

There are various options to spend the reminder of the day (at additional cost):
• Visit of a Maasai Village (extra cost of 30 USD per vehicle)
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge overlooking the Crater. All meals included.

 

 

DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (NORTH)

After breakfast, transfer to Arusha airstrip for your flight to Serengeti North which will depart around 7am and arrive at 10am for a game drive in Northern Mara. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

 

DAY 6: SERENGETI NORTH (KOGATENDE)

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti North for a game drive viewing the great migration. River crossings at Kogatende starts in August as the mega herd settles into the area. Between August- October, game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

 

DAY 7: SERENGETI NORTH (KOGATENDE)

After breakfast, we will proceed for a full day game drive viewing the great migration at Mara area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (CENTRAL SERONERA)

After breakfast at the camp, we drive to Serengeti central, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and a world heritage site. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers an amazing game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

DAY 9: SERENGETI CENTRAL (CENTRAL SERONERA)

After breakfast, we will have a full day game drive in Central Serengeti. Apart from the large mammals, Serengeti is also home to gaudy agama lizards; Rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. Wide varieties of dung beetle were found, and around 500 bird species have been recoded ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

 

DAY 10: SERENGETI CENTRAL (CENTAL SERONERA)

This is another full day game drive at Serengeti National Park, known for its healthy population of resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters:
Lion: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.
African Leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population of around 1,000.
African Elephant: the herds are recovering from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.
African Buffalo: considered by many to be the most dangerous of the big five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.
Rhinoceros: this may refer to either black or white rhinoceros. Among big five game hunters, the black rhinoceros is preferred, although it is now critically endangered.
Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

 

DAY11: FLYING OUT OF THE SERENGETI

On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and to see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, or whatever your next amazing destination might be (i.e. Zanzibar). Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

 

 

— end of HTT-Safaris unforgettable Wildebeest Migration adventure service —

*** routing subject to changes if necessary ***
All Accommodations subject to availability

Item Included:

  • Unlimited game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All Meals inclusive as stipulated
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • All Airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

The Item Exclude

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities or tip for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Accommodation at Arusha on arrival

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+ Overview

SAFARI OVERVIEW

Serengeti Wildebeests Migration is a display of natural wonders with over two million wildebeests, zebras, and antelope traveling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival, unaware that there’s danger presented by the stalking lions and cheetahs among other predators of the wildlife. Witness huge crocodiles of the Mara River as they wait for the herbivorous to cross the swollen Mara River and enter into Maasai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park.

The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

+ Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL- ARUSHA TANZANIA

On your arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by our HTT-Safaris representative who will guide you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge

 Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless verdant acres of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation, amongst the rolling foothills of Mount Meru. This exclusive, boutique hotel spreads through the grounds around the farm’s original plantation house.

Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the lodge and leave you to relax and have dinner.

Accommodation: Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge. All meals included.

 

DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast at Mount Meru, we will pick you up and proceed to Tarangire National park. One of the largest National Parks in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire River which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Overnight at. Lake Burunge Tented Camp, All meals included.

 

DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a scenic lake that made Ernest Hemingway exclaim “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. This offers a compact-game viewing circuit and is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park and at the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley.

Over 400 species of birds can be found in Manyara and include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

Accommodation: Overnight at Migunga Tented Camp, All meals included

 

DAY 4: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro Crater and  have a morning game drive inside the Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is considered one the wonders of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft. high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The concentration of African wildlife if the greatest in the continent. The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. This is due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.

We will start the day very early with a transfer from Manyara region to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, you will have the opportunity for a fantastic afternoon game drive and then ascend the crater and transfer to your accommodation.

There are various options to spend the reminder of the day (at additional cost):
• Visit of a Maasai Village (extra cost of 30 USD per vehicle)
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge overlooking the Crater. All meals included.

 

 

DAY 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (NORTH)

After breakfast, transfer to Arusha airstrip for your flight to Serengeti North which will depart around 7am and arrive at 10am for a game drive in Northern Mara. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousands of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

 

DAY 6: SERENGETI NORTH (KOGATENDE)

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti North for a game drive viewing the great migration. River crossings at Kogatende starts in August as the mega herd settles into the area. Between August- October, game viewing is at its best with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day. There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.

Accommodation: Overnight at Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

 

DAY 7: SERENGETI NORTH (KOGATENDE)

After breakfast, we will proceed for a full day game drive viewing the great migration at Mara area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and there is a great chance to see the herds cross the Mara River to the north on one day and back south a few days later. Please note that it can be very difficult to witness crossing and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Mara Under canvas Tented Camp (Luxury), all meals included.

DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (CENTRAL SERONERA)

After breakfast at the camp, we drive to Serengeti central, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park and a world heritage site. The Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers an amazing game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

DAY 9: SERENGETI CENTRAL (CENTRAL SERONERA)

After breakfast, we will have a full day game drive in Central Serengeti. Apart from the large mammals, Serengeti is also home to gaudy agama lizards; Rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park’s isolated granite koppies. Wide varieties of dung beetle were found, and around 500 bird species have been recoded ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

 

DAY 10: SERENGETI CENTRAL (CENTAL SERONERA)

This is another full day game drive at Serengeti National Park, known for its healthy population of resident wildlife, particularly the “big five”, named for the five most prized trophies taken by hunters:
Lion: the Serengeti is believed to hold the largest population of lions in Africa due in part to the abundance of prey species. More than 3,000 lions live in this ecosystem.
African Leopard: these reclusive predators are commonly seen in the Seronera region but are present throughout the national park with the population of around 1,000.
African Elephant: the herds are recovering from population lows in the 1980s caused by poaching and are largely located in the northern regions of the park.
African Buffalo: considered by many to be the most dangerous of the big five, reportedly causing the most hunter deaths, with wounded animals reported to ambush and attack pursuers.
Rhinoceros: this may refer to either black or white rhinoceros. Among big five game hunters, the black rhinoceros is preferred, although it is now critically endangered.
Accommodation: Overnight at. Katikati Camp all meals included.

 

DAY11: FLYING OUT OF THE SERENGETI

On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and to see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. It’s really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we’ll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, or whatever your next amazing destination might be (i.e. Zanzibar). Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

 

 

— end of HTT-Safaris unforgettable Wildebeest Migration adventure service —

*** routing subject to changes if necessary ***
All Accommodations subject to availability

+ Includes/Excludes

Item Included:

  • Unlimited game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All Meals inclusive as stipulated
  • Complimentary mineral water x1.5 liters per person in the safari vehicle
  • 4×4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)
  • Emergency Evacuation Cover
  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above
  • Park fee, Conservation fees and Community Development Fees
  • Accommodation as stipulated
  • All Airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

For Mountain climbing tours:

  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag

The Item Exclude

  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities or tip for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Accommodation at Arusha on arrival
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