8 Days Serengeti wildebeest migration Safari

 8 Days Serengeti wildebeest migration Safari

8 Days Serengeti wildebeest migration Safari is an excellent safari package aiming at taking you on a safari to three breathtaking destinations that is Ngorongoro conservation area, Serengeti national park and lake Manyara national park. The highlight of the safari is encountering the great migration of wildebeest which takes place in Serengeti national park, this adventurous safari starts and ends in Tanzania

Highlights of the safari

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
  • Day 2: Lake Manyara national park experience
  • Day 3: Ngorongoro crater experience
  • Day 4: transfer to Serengeti national park
  • Day 5: tracing the big five
  • Day 6: follow the migration path
  • Day 7: follow the migration path
  • Day 8: transfer back to Arusha for departure

Detailed itinerary for the safari

Day 1:  Arrival in Arusha

On the first day of the safari you will be picked from the airport upon your arrival in Arusha, you will meet your safari driver a representative of East Africa Focus Tours who will belief you about the safari and then drive to your hotel. Depending on your time of arrival you might have a short city tour in Arusha, in the evening you will have will have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from Kibo palace Hotel

Meal plan: Dinner and Breakfast

Day 2:  Lake Manyara national park experience

On the second day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and then embark on your drive to Lake Manyara national park. On your way you will pass through the Great Rift Valley escarpment where you will enjoy amazing scenic views, Lake Manyara national park is a great tourist destination with Lake Manyara as highlight. The park is a sanctuary for many animals such as baboon, giraffe, hippopotamus, hyena, wildebeests, hartebeests, gazelles, and tree climbing lions, buffaloes and many bird species over 350 bird species. Upon arriving in the park you will heck into your lodge, have lunch and it the afternoon you will go for a game drive, as you drive in the park you will see many animals and birds most especially around lake Manyara. After the experience you will drive back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from Lake Manyara Serena safari lodge

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3:  Transfer to Ngorongoro crater

On the third day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast, checkout of your lodge and drive to the park for a morning game drive, as you drive in the park you will see many animals and also enjoy the beauty of the park. Morning game drive is the perfect time for enjoying sights of many animals in large numbers such as elephants, buffaloes, antelopes, hyenas and many more, after the exhilarating experience you will exit the park and embark on your journey to Ngorongoro conservation area which takes approximately 2 hours of drive. Upon our arrival in Ngorongoro conservation area you will check into your lodge, have lunch and in the afternoon you will drive to the park for an afternoon game drive. Ngorongoro crater is an excellent tourist destination with beautiful scenic views created by the scenic Ngorongoro crater and large number of animals and birds, animals living in this conservation area include lions, buffaloes, wildebeests, hartebeests, Thomson gazelles, rhino, golden nad black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopards, antelopes, elephants, buffaloes and many more which you will enjoy seeing while on the game drive. After the game drive experience you will drive back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Accommodation is got from Ngorongoro farm house

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: full day of adventurous experience in Ngorongoro crater

On the fourth day you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast and then drive to the crater for an amazing full day of adventurous experience, while in the crater you will be welcomed by amazing beauty of the crater and hippos playing in water pools. As you drive in the park you will see many animals such as Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena as they freely roam on the crater floor plains. You will also see many bird species, after the morning game drive you will have picnic lunch and after lunch you will embark another game drive. After the experience you will drive back to your lodge, have dinner and stay overnight.

Day 5:   transfer to Serengeti national park and trace the big five

On the fifth day of the safari you will wake up early in the morning for morning breakfast, checkout of your lodge and then embark on your journey to Serengeti national park with an en-route game drive, Serengeti national park is not situated to far from Ngorongoro crater conservation area and upon reaching the park you will check into your lodge and rest as you wait for lunch. After lunch you will drive to the park for an action packed adventure of combined afternoon and night game drive in search for the big five that is lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards and rhino. On the afternoon game drive you will see many of the big five with other animals such as antelopes, wildebeests most especially around Grumenti River and short grassland of the park. From the afternoon game drive you will rest for a bit and then start your evening/night game drive which is a perfect time for sighting some of the big five like lions, leopards as they target their prey with a help of a spot light.

Accommodation is got from Mbugani tented camp

Meal plan: breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 6 – 7: follow the migration path

 The next two days that is the sixth and seventh days of the safari you will in Serengeti national park following the migration path which depends on the location of the animals as they migrate, the great wildebeest migration involves a movement of over 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 zebras and gazelles as they move through the Serengeti ecosystem. In these days you will encounter the river crossing and predator fights as lions, cheetah and crocodiles attack the newly born calves. Sighting the migration will give you unforgettable memory of one of the top world’s rare happening and you can get to take amazing pictures.

In these 2 days accommodation will be got from Mara kati kati tented camp

Day 8:  transfer back to Arusha for departure

On the 8th and last day of the safari you will wake up not as early as the usual days, have breakfast, checkout of your lodge and exit the park embarking on your journey to Arusha for a drop off. While in Arusha you will have lunch and then be dropped off either at your hotel in Arusha or at Kilimanjaro international airport for departure thus marking the end of your safari,

Safari inclusions

  • All safari activities mentioned by the itinerary
  • Accommodation throughout the safari
  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Transport in a 4X4 wheel car
  • Bottled mineral water

Safari exclusions

  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spending on items like souvenirs, drinks not listed on the itinerary
  • Flight fees
  • Medical insurance on the safari
  • Tips
  • Optional activities

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