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Serengeti Migration Crossing Mara River

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Tanzania

  • Activities

    Nature, Wildlife Safari

  • Price
    From: $3860 USD per person
  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Avg Distance

    260

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    July to December

  • Starting Location

    Kilimanjaro International Airprt

  • Price Includes

    Hotel/lodge accommodation for the duration safaris Private 4 wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch Professional safari and tour guide / driver Park fees All meals on the safari Airport transfers.

  • Notes

    Price Excludes Drinks Laundry Items of personal nature International and local airfares Entry visas Travel insurance Tips and gratuities.

Highlights

  • Designed the itinerary to include Northern Serengeti and Central Serengeti where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found.
  • The world-famous for Migration Safari.
  • Famous for its vast migratory herds of animals. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebra and antelope dominate the park during the Serengeti migration.

Trip Info

DAY-1 Arrive to Kilimanjaro Airport, Transfer to Arusha

Arusha Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel
Activity note: Kilimanjaro International Airport to the Arusha hotel is approximately 25 miles; about 1 hour.
B/B.

DAY-2 Transfer to Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.
Overnight at Tented Camp at Serengeti.
All meals included.

DAY 3-5 Central Serengeti/ Balloon Safari

Serengeti is the only remaining natural grazing ecosystem to be found in the world. With a network of river valleys supplying a stable source of water, the seronera Valley home to the world’s largest and diverse wildlife population of predators in the world. Excellent encounters are available year round regardless of the season or the location of the great migration. There is simply no better place to observe large carnivores (lion, hyena, cheetah and leopard) in action in the wild along with a diversity of smaller predators (three species of jackals; blacked-back jackal, golden jackal and the more secretive side-striped jackal, bat-eared fox, serval and sandy-colored caracal.
Game Drives in Central Serengeti
Central Serengeti
B, L, D
Semi-permanent Tented Camp – Central Serengeti

Breakfast: Early breakfast at the camp, plus coffee, tea, water.
Morning: After breakfast, we will begin our first game drive of the day in the Serengeti. Wildlife viewing is usually best early in the morning, when animals take advantage of the cooler temperatures to hunt and forage.
Lunch: Picnic-style lunch in the Serengeti.
Afternoon: Continue with game drives in the Serengeti. Late in the afternoon we will return to the camp and freshen up before dinner.
Dinner: At the camp.

DAY 6-8 Northern Serengeti

Travel to Northern Serengeti by the Mara River where the grass is nutrient-rich and capable of offering the migratory herds a proper supply of food and water. This is the time and place to witness the famous Mara River crossings. See giant Nile crocodiles basking in the sun, waiting patiently in the water for the big migration to enter the area. You will have opportunities to catch thrilling game action or perhaps even witness a river crossing, as the wildebeests and zebras endeavor one of the most difficult part of their migration journey and cross over to Masai Mara.

Game Drives in North Serengeti
Northern Serengeti
B, L, D
Semi-permanent Tented Camp – Central Serengeti

Breakfast: Early breakfast at the camp, plus coffee, tea, water.
Morning: After breakfast, we will begin our first game drive of the day in the Serengeti. Wildlife viewing is usually best early in the morning, when animals take advantage of the cooler temperatures to hunt and forage.
Lunch: Picnic-style lunch in the Serengeti.
Afternoon: Continue with game drives in the Serengeti. Late in the afternoon we will return to the camp and freshen up before dinner.
Dinner: At the camp.

DAY 9 Serengeti / Home

This is your last morning in the Serengeti. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast or perhaps head out early for a short early morning game drive before traveling to Kogatende Airstrip to catch your scheduled flight back to Arusha. Upon pick-up, make an optional stop a local shop with an abundance of wood carvings, artifacts, paintings and crafts. Afterwards, Enjoy lunch in Arusha before leaving for your departure at Kilimanjaro Airport.

Perfect for
• Travelers visiting between July to October
• Focus on the Great Migration in Northern Serengeti by the Mara River and offers the opportunity to see river crossings,

Exclusions
• Travel to the start and end point of the route
• Generally lunch and dinner in city hotels
• Alcoholic and soft drink beverages at some camps and lodges
• Cancellation, baggage and medical insurance
• Staff gratuities
• Any newly-implemented government taxes, levies, fuel or industry increases which are beyond our control
• Visa fees where relevant
• Any items of a personal nature
• Balloon Safari 500$

Inclusions
• All accommodation on a double occupancy basis
• Meals at camps and lodges
• Excursions and transfers unless listed as optional
• Services of an leader and lodge staff
• Relevant park fees
• Alcoholic and soft drink beverages are included at some camps and lodges
• Laundry service is available at most permanent camps/lodges and hotels; in some cases this service is included in the tariff quoted
• Air transfers within countries as specified
• Accommodation taxes, the applicable Tourism Levies and all relevant Value Added Tax (VAT) or Government Sales Tax (GST)

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