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Serengeti Migration Safari 5 Nights

Serengeti Migration Safari 5 Nights

Description

5 nights Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari. Our six day Migration wildlife safaris, tours, have been designed see the great Serengeti. Depending on the season the majority of the migration can normally be seen in the Seronera area from April to May. In June the majority of the migration can be found in the Western Corridor. From July to October groups are in Northern Serengeti at Mara River and November migration return south east to Southern Serengeti from December to March.

Detailed Tour Itinerary

Day 0: Arrival Arusha

You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha for your dinner and overnight stay. If time allows, you will have time to do a walking tour in a coffee plantation or option to visit Arusha National park before your Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari big adventure starts. Dinner and overnight at Joy land Hotel or similar HB included

Day 1 – Arusha – Ngorongoro

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.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 it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south western corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 2 – Ngorongoro – Central Serengeti

Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 145 km
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to 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. We enjoy a game drive en-route to the lodge.
We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 3 – Central Serengeti

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by per-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration normally passes through the area in April & May, however the Seronera area is within reach of both the southern plains and the Western Corridor. The resident game in the area is phenomenal and species such as elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion and a variety of other predators and herbivores can be seen here all year round.

Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebras. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calves. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd.Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 4 – Central Serengeti – Western Serengeti

Non game-viewing travel time: 2 hours
Distance: 110 km
After breakfast we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor area.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch will we enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Western Corridor area in June, depending on rainfall patterns.
Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 5 – Western Serengeti

After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Western Corridor. The key feature in the Western Corridor is the Grumeti and Mbalageti rivers, running almost parallel to each other, each supporting a band of evergreen forest. The rivers sustain a permanent game population of zebra, wildebeest, all the predators and birdlife. It is also possible to find large pods of hippo’s and huge crocodiles in the Grumeti River. The wildebeest normally gather around waterholes midmorning in such densities, that they look like ants swarming around a nest.
Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

Day 6 – Western Serengeti – Arusha

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Grumeti airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip to connect a scheduled flight from Grumeti airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival at Arusha airport, meet our driver and transfer to Arusha town for lunch and overnight or drop off at Kilimanjaro airport for the next destination.

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