The major aim of this safari is to witness the annual wildebeest
migration in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara
National Reserve, one of the most spectacular wildlife events on the
planet. Included in our itinerary will be visits to the best wildlife
national parks of Northern Tanzania which contain an abundance of
wildlife seen nowhere else on Earth - Lake Manyara National Park, the
Ngorongoro Crater, and the vast Serengeti National Park.
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Today you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be met by Worldwide Safaris Tanzania Limited's private car and guide and driven to Arusha for an overnight stay at Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Country Lodge
Morning safari briefing and then drive through Arusha town and towards Tarangire National Park for a game drive.
Tarangire National Park is famous for its population of elephants than any other park in northern Tanzania. It is also characterized by magnificent giant baobab trees – the upside down trees which are believed to have been on earth hundreds of thousands of years. Moreover, the park also boasts to host a good number of different species of birds.
Late afternoon drive to Karatu and to Bougainvillea OR Country Lodge for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Ngorongoro – Maasai Village Visit/Oldupai Gorge – Serengeti – Mbugani Tented Camp
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti via the Ngorongoro, stopping at a Maasai village on the way for a cultural display visit. Visit to the Olduvai Gorge where Dr. Leakey discovered the fossil remains of human beings. We have a lecture and visit the museum. Proceed to the Northern Serengeti with game drives enroute. Arrive in time for hot shower and campfire. Overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp Serengeti. (B,L,D)
Serengeti National Park: The Serengeti National Park is a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. It is famous for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra and for its numerous Nile crocodiles. It is the best place to see the big cats than any other park in the northern Tanzania.
Day 4: Game drives in the Serengeti OR at the Mara River for Wildebeests Crossings
On this day we depart early in the morning with our packed breakfast and lunch and drive further to the Mara River where by then we will find along the way groups of wildebeests moving towards the river or congregating along the river waiting for their time to cross.
The wait to see them crossing is like waiting for a person to be born and everyone is alert if you hear at any point they cross! It is such an adventurous event to witness one. It is also the time for the monsters crocodiles waiting for their meals after almost a year long. We will spend our day there along the Mara River areas. Evening drive back to Bologonja for hot showers, dinner Overnight at Overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp Serengeti. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Game drives at the Mara River for Wildebeests Crossings – Seronera Central Serengeti
On this day we depart early in the morning with our packed breakfast and lunch and drive further to the Mara River where by then we will find along the way groups of wildebeests moving towards the river or congregating along the river waiting for their time to cross. We would like the other day spent out there along the Mara River areas. Afternoon drive to central Serengeti for hot showers, dinner Overnight at Mbugani Tented Camp Serengeti. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater – Bougainvillea OR Country Lodge
(OPTIONAL: This morning you have an option to fly with Serengeti Balloon Ride at an extra cost of US$ 540 per person. This should be booked before)
After an early breakfast we start driving to the Ngorongoro crater for game drive and lunch down the crater before we proceed to the lodge for hot shower before dinner. Overnight at Bougainvillea OR Country Lodge
Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. It is just one part of a much larger area of interrelated ecosystems.The Ngorongoro crater sinks to a depth of 610 metres, with a base area covering 260 square kilometres. The crater offers a haven for animal enthusiasts. Approximately 25,000 large animals, mostly ungulates, live in the crater. Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros, the hippopotamus,wildebeest,Burchell's zebra,the common eland, Grant's and Thomson's gazelles, Waterbuck,Buffalo,Servals and thousands of mainly Lesser Flamingoes.
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport
We depart the camp in the morning for Arusha with time for shopping and a visit to the Cultural Heritage in Arusha. Day rooms at KIA Lodge followed by early dinner and then a transfer to the airport for your flight home.
- Book a balloon safari ride in Serengeti for 540 USD
- Capture photos of the scenery and wildlife
- Explore the surroundings
- Go shopping
- Meet and interact with the locals
- Relax in your accommodations
- See the stunning views
- Visit the nearby villages
The Cost for this Safari include:
- all transfers
- Emergency Evacuation fee
- full board accommodation as per itinerary
- all meals as per itinerary
- meet and greet services
- services of an experienced driver guide
- all park entrance fees and government tax
- exclusive 4×4 vehicle for the entire safari
- game drives
- a bottle of water per day
In summary, the following are suggested for travel to Tanzania
1. Make sure you are up to date on your routine vaccinations, especially Tetanus, MMR and Polio
2. Check NOW to see if you are current with Hepatitis A. You should have this one month before traveling. If you want long-lasting protection, it requires a series of two injections given 6 months apart.
3. Typhoid – which can be given through an injection or through four live-virus capsules taken every 48 hours.
4. YOU DO NOT NEED YELLOW FEVER FOR TRAVEL TO TANZANIA – BUT IN MANY OTHER PLACES IN AFRICA AND OTHER TROPICAL COUNTRIES.
5. Anti-Malarial tablets – Malarone – usually taken 3 days before arrival in-country and then for one week after your return. Keep this in mind when talking with your physician to determine how many you need. Also have some Deet repellants for Tse-tse flies during the day.
5. Sun tan lotion is advised especially when travelling to Africa. Have enough with you
6. Used stuff or new as pencils, playcards ,number cards, books for gifts to children in some places we visit schools
Other things you may wish to think about now:
Safari gear/clothing should be neutral colors in order to blend into the surroundings as much as possible - hence you will see a lot of the khaki, tan, green (or perhaps light blue) clothing. And lightweight or layered.
You will be in Tanzania during the rainy/dry season. Mornings and evenings are cooler. Afternoon temperatures range between 20°C/68°F and 30°C/86°F and vary greatly according to altitude and location. Most days have a fine, clear sky and sunny weather. It cools off at night and as we climb toward Ngorongoro Crater, so be sure to pack some warm clothing because morning game drives in open vehicles will be cold- especially in the northern parks.
Photography - Bring the longest camera lens you can carry/afford - your cell phone camera -- even if you do have reception - will not do justice to the wildlife and people you will want to capture.
Binoculars - you will want to have a set as much of the time will be spent scanning the horizon and/or viewing wildlife from a distance.
Flashlight – very important during the night especially when you are in the Serengeti.
If you're not already friends with Ernest Chiwanga, you might want to 'Friend' him on Facebook. He's been posting some really nice images of lions lately - but don't be too put off by the snakes he's wearing on his head - Medusa-like!
We do recommend a Duffel Bag to a Suitcase but we advise at least 1 per person with your day-pack. Duffels are easy to carry and load in vans than a suitcase. In a local plane, we have booked a bag per person and so you will be charged for extra.
Waiting to see you in Tanzania.