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Every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincide with the annual rain fall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive to the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera, around Ndutu and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on grasses which have high nutritional value. The majority of the wildebeest calve around February. They normally stay in the area till April and then start moving west towards to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

Our 7-day Migration wildlife safaris holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on increasing your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include the Lake Ndutu area, southern Serengeti and central Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December through to April. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you fly from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town on the last day. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TANZANIA.

Arrive in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International airport where you will meet and greet with HTT Safaris guide. Then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Planet lodge.

DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. It’s about 2 and half hour drive from Arusha. Lake Manyara National is at the foot of the Great Rift Valley. The park is named after the soda lake in The middle of the park. The park is famous for its tree Climbing lions, great bird life and the breading lessor flamingos. At the evening drive to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Farm house. All meals included.

DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER

 After Breakfast it’s time for the famous Ngorongoro Crater. It’s about 10minuts drive from the lodge to the entrance of the Ngorongoro

Conservation area. From there enjoy the magnificent tropical forest on your way to Crater view point, where you will witness one of the beautiful landscape in the world.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called “the African Eden”. The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area.

Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife is so diverse and numerous. The crater floor is home to the largest population of mammals and you can spot the big 5 here on a relatively small area just stunning. Is the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned Lion.  After game drive enjoy your picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok spring in the crater.

After lunch enjoy the rest of your time for game drive and late afternoon drive to the lodge;

Dinner and Overnight at. Ndutu Mbugani camp All meals included.

DAY4– NGORONGORO – NDUTU

After breakfast with parked lunch game drive in Ndutu area, it is located in the Northern Ngorongoro Conservation and attached to southern Serengeti. Ndutu is alkaline lake as other most of the Rift lakes; however the water is still drinkable and used by the animals.

Ndutu area has got palatable grasses with nutritional value which attracting wild animals to for grazing after the rainfall season. This makes the area to be very potential for great wildebeest migration which also joined by other animals like Zebras and Gazelles without forgetting big cats and other predators which follow the migration for having easy prey. Also Ndutu is the only area which is the multiple land use where by Human being and wildlife can share the same habitat this allows us to do off-roading. After game viewing drive back the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Mbugani Camp All meals included

DAY 5 –NDUTU AREA

After breakfast at the camp, drive with parked lunch or hot lunch at the camp; enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the Ndutu short grass plains. You can see great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides security for the young calves although they are easy prey. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. After this unforgettable day drive back to the camp

Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Mbugani Camp All meals included

DAY 6 – NDUTU – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARKS

After breakfast at the camp with parked lunch drive towards the central Serengeti, also known as Seronera. We 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. Seronera area is 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.

Dinner and Overnight at. Serengeti Katikati camp, all meals included

 

DAY 7 – SERENGETI PLAINS – ARUSHA

After breakfast at the camp, game on route to the Seronera airstrip for embarking to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to the Lodge or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for connect your international flight.

NOTE

This safari can be connected to Zanzibar Island tour, this beautifully Island along Indian Ocean reputed as very unique and attractive white sand beach in the world. After long safari you can swimming and relaxing while starching your back waiting for your flight back home.

— 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

Every year, the vast herds of wildebeest embark on a long-distance migration that coincide with the annual rain fall patterns and grass growth. Following the short rainy season in November, the herds of wildebeest arrive to the short-grass plains of the Serengeti around November. The short-grass plains are located in the area east and south of the Seronera, around Ndutu and the northern Ngorongoro Conservation area. Herds of wildebeest and zebra can be seen across these plains as they feed on grasses which have high nutritional value. The majority of the wildebeest calve around February. They normally stay in the area till April and then start moving west towards to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

Our 7-day Migration wildlife safaris holidays and travel packages, have been designed specifically to focus on increasing your chance to see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration. We have designed the itinerary to include the Lake Ndutu area, southern Serengeti and central Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December through to April. To save on unnecessary travel time and to increase your game viewing time, this itinerary has been designed that you fly from the Serengeti National Park to Arusha town on the last day. The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.

+ Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL TANZANIA.

Arrive in Tanzania at the Kilimanjaro International airport where you will meet and greet with HTT Safaris guide. Then transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Planet lodge.

DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After your breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. It’s about 2 and half hour drive from Arusha. Lake Manyara National is at the foot of the Great Rift Valley. The park is named after the soda lake in The middle of the park. The park is famous for its tree Climbing lions, great bird life and the breading lessor flamingos. At the evening drive to the lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Farm house. All meals included.

DAY 3: NGORONGORO CRATER

 After Breakfast it’s time for the famous Ngorongoro Crater. It’s about 10minuts drive from the lodge to the entrance of the Ngorongoro

Conservation area. From there enjoy the magnificent tropical forest on your way to Crater view point, where you will witness one of the beautiful landscape in the world.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeological sites in Africa. Often called “the African Eden”. The Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, is nestled in a range of extinct volcanoes which rise to heights of more than 3,500 meters (11,483 feet). It is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world – 19.2 km (12 miles) in diameter, 610 m (2,000feet) deep and 304 sq. km (117 sq. miles) in area.

Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife is so diverse and numerous. The crater floor is home to the largest population of mammals and you can spot the big 5 here on a relatively small area just stunning. Is the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned Lion.  After game drive enjoy your picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok spring in the crater.

After lunch enjoy the rest of your time for game drive and late afternoon drive to the lodge;

Dinner and Overnight at. Ndutu Mbugani camp All meals included.

DAY4– NGORONGORO – NDUTU

After breakfast with parked lunch game drive in Ndutu area, it is located in the Northern Ngorongoro Conservation and attached to southern Serengeti. Ndutu is alkaline lake as other most of the Rift lakes; however the water is still drinkable and used by the animals.

Ndutu area has got palatable grasses with nutritional value which attracting wild animals to for grazing after the rainfall season. This makes the area to be very potential for great wildebeest migration which also joined by other animals like Zebras and Gazelles without forgetting big cats and other predators which follow the migration for having easy prey. Also Ndutu is the only area which is the multiple land use where by Human being and wildlife can share the same habitat this allows us to do off-roading. After game viewing drive back the camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Mbugani Camp All meals included

DAY 5 –NDUTU AREA

After breakfast at the camp, drive with parked lunch or hot lunch at the camp; enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the Ndutu short grass plains. You can see great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides security for the young calves although they are easy prey. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. After this unforgettable day drive back to the camp

Dinner and overnight at Ndutu Mbugani Camp All meals included

DAY 6 – NDUTU – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARKS

After breakfast at the camp with parked lunch drive towards the central Serengeti, also known as Seronera. We 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. Seronera area is 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.

Dinner and Overnight at. Serengeti Katikati camp, all meals included

 

DAY 7 – SERENGETI PLAINS – ARUSHA

After breakfast at the camp, game on route to the Seronera airstrip for embarking to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to the Lodge or to Kilimanjaro International Airport for connect your international flight.

NOTE

This safari can be connected to Zanzibar Island tour, this beautifully Island along Indian Ocean reputed as very unique and attractive white sand beach in the world. After long safari you can swimming and relaxing while starching your back waiting for your flight back home.

— 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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