14 Day Great Migration Safari & Zanzibar

MigrationSeeing the Great Migration is an experience you’ll never forget and with our insider knowledge of this annual event we’ll make sure you get the best views possible.

You’ll get an authentic safari experience by staying in a tented mobile camp on the Serengeti,  you’ll be strategically placed when you stay at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge and you’ll sleep under canvas at Lemala Mara, the ultimate seasonal camp by the Mara River which has the best game viewing in the Northern Serengeti without the crowds found elsewhere.

Highlights of the tour include:

  • Watching more two million animals, including wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, migrate across the Serengeti and an optional hot air balloon ride for a bird’s eye view of the migration.
  • Exploring the Ngorongoro Crater and its vast array of wildlife.
  • Visiting Lake Manyara National Park, one of Ernest Hemingway’s favourite destinations.
  • Tarangire National Park along with its amazing birdlife and elephant population.
  • The culture and beaches of the spice island of Zanzibar.

14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS: MAGNIFICENT MIGRATION AND ZANZIBAR

Day 1: Arrival Day

We’ll pick you up at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to the Arusha Coffee Lodge for your first night in Tanzania.
Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha – Serengeti

After breakfast, you’ll leave Arusha with your guide and drive to the endless plains of Serengeti via Ngorongoro crater where you’ll enjoy a half day of wildlife and migration viewing. Serengeti is the oldest and most popular national park, in particular for its annual migration of wildebeest but zebra and Thomson gazelle also join the trek looking for fresh grazing. Some of the animals are found in Serengeti are buffalo, giraffe, eland, topi, kongoni, impala, Grant’s gazelle, lion, cheetah, leopard and African Jackal. We’ll take a packed lunch with us today to maximise our game viewing time.
Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Days 3 and 4: Serengeti

You’ll spend two full days exploring the Serengeti creating unforgettable memories of your safari adventure. The great migration on the Serengeti is world renowned and you’ll be ideally place to watch more than two million animals, mainly wildebeest, move across the plains in search of fresh grass and water.

You’ll have the option of taking a hot air balloon ride if you’d like to get a bird’s eye view of the migration. Please note the hot air balloon and wilderness champagne breakfast incurs an additional cost of $539 per person and is subject to availability.
Accommodation: Lemala Mara Camp.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner provided each day.

Day 5: Venture to Ngorongoro with Discoveries en Route

After breakfast, you will bid adieu to the Serengeti and begin the long drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. En route, you will stop for a packed lunch at Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological site made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey when they uncovered the remains of Zinjathropus, an early hominid species that roamed the planet some 2.7 million years ago. After lunch, you’ll be taken to the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodation & Meals: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

Day 6: Explore the Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you’ll descend with into the famed Ngorongoro Crater for wildlife viewing. A large caldera, the crater formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. It is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km² (100miles²). Estimations of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 meters). The crater has some of the highest densities of wildlife on the planet, including lion, elephant, zebra, rhino, leopard, buffalo, gazelle, wildebeest, hippo and many different bird species. The Ngorongoro Crater is well deserving of its UN World Heritage Site status and this experience will be a highlight of your tour.
Accommodation & Meals: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

Day 7: Head to the Park that Hemingway Loved

After breakfast, leave for Lake Manyara National Park. The great American writer and adventurer, Ernest Hemingway, once described Manyara as one of his favorites. Some 231km² out of the park’s total 329km² is covered by the watera of Lake Manyara, an alkaline water body that attracts flamingos and many migratory birds.

Giant fig and mahogany trees tower above the trails near the park’s entrance, where baboons and blue monkeys often gather. Out in the plains and near the lake, you might see buffalo, elephant, warthog, and giraffe. Although small, Lake Manyara has much to offer in terms of different habitats and wildlife. You will stay and have dinner at the nearby Lake Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp which has fabulous views of the lake and national park.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp.
Meals: Breakfasts, packed lunch and dinner

Day 8: Explore Tarangire National Park

Leaving Lake Manyara behind, you’ll travel to the nearby Tarangire National Park, known for its large population of elephants. Large herds of wildlife often congregate around the Tarangire River, which also attracts a great diversity of birdlife but the elephants usually steal the show!
Accommodation & Meals: Roika Tented Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner.

Day 9: Final Day on Safari & Your Departure to Zanzibar

Enjoy one final morning of wildlife viewing and the stunning African landscapes as you make you leave Tarangire and return to Arusha town. You’ll have lunch at a tranquil hideaway in the Shanga Shangaa arts center, where handicapped artisans make extraordinary jewelry and glassware. They also serve a delicious meal! After picking up some souvenirs and gifts you’ll have an opportunity to visit the Cultural Heritage Centre, with gift shop, art gallery and tanzanite display – a stone more precious than diamonds! In the afternoon, you will be transferred to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival in Zanzibar, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for some well deserved relaxation.
Accommodation & Meals: Sea Cliff Hotel Resort.
Meals:  Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Day 10 – 13, Zanzibar Beach Relaxation

This is a free day to do as you please and soak up the amazing atmosphere and views from your hotel. You may want to simply relax at the beach, in the pool or at the spa. If you’ve got energy to spare there are a range of activities available including tennis, biking and horse-riding some of which may incur an additional charge.
Accommodation: Sea Cliff Hotel Resort
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 14: Departure from Zanzibar

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the port for your boat ride to Dar es Salaam. On arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight back home. It’s been an incredible experience and one you’ll never forget.

arusha coffee lodge

Arusha Coffee Lodge is set on a secluded coffee plantation on the outskirts of Arusha making it a perfect haven for relaxation either before your safari. If you have time before dark you can take a tour of the coffee plantation to see how the coffee is grown, harvested, dried, and produced into the aromatic coffee that we drink every day.

Your plantation room or suite will feature an en-suite bathroom, canopy bed and a real log fire either in the room or on your private sun terrace.

Dinner can be enjoyed in the main Plantation House restaurant where the menu features European dishes with subtle accents reflecting the very best of African fusion cuisine.

Kati kati Tented Camp

Katikati Tented CampKati Kati is a mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti and strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and the Grumeti River.

Kati Kati has 10 tents with large kings size bed or twin beds and a private en suite bathroom.

There’s a cozy mess tent is middle of the camp where meals are served and in the evening you can sit around the campfire to enjoy appetizers and snacks before dinner.

Lemala Mara

Lemala MaraLemala Mara is the ultimate seasonal camp in Serengeti, within touching distance of the Mara River. It’s set under large Euclea trees in the heart of the best game viewing area of the Northern Serengeti. Here, in this remote wilderness which is almost twice the size of Kenya’s Masai Mara, guests can enjoy fabulous landscapes and terrific game viewing with practically no crowds.

Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high with prides of lion up to 30 strong, but nothing compares to when the migration starts from June onwards and Lemala Mara is close to two of the most popular crossing points on the river. During the annual migration the area turns into a wildlife spotting paradise until November when the migration heads back south leaving behind a healthy population of resident predators and grazers.

The dining area has separate living and dining areas with a central bar and is beautifully decorated with leather sofas, chandeliers and rugs. In the evening you can gather round the campfire for sundowners to share the day’s experiences with your fellow guests before retiring to the dining room for delicious food.

You’ll be sleeping in a spacious and comfortable seasonal tent fitted with two double beds or one king size bed, wooden cabinets and flooring and a spacious shower in your private bathroom.

Ngorongoro wildlife Lodge

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge4

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is strategically perched on the rim of this ‘Garden of Eden’, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above sea level.

The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the Crater’s great bowl.

From its privileged position, all the Lodge’s 80 rooms afford breathtaking uninterrupted views, and the open–air terrace of the Rhino Lounge Bar offers superb panoramic views of the whole Crater.

lake Manyara wildlife camp

Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp is located on an escarpment in an isolated area with stunning distant lake views. It offers luxurious safari accommodation, fine dining and an infinity pool which allows you to feel like you’re at the edge of the lake.

Ten canvas safari tents and sixteen self-contained cottages are scattered across the camp to blend into the natural surroundings with unique views of the African wilderness from private balconies. The restaurant serves delicious meals inspired by locally grown ingredients so your stay will be an authentic safari experience.

Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge

Tarangire Roika LodgeRoika Tarangire Tented Lodge is nestled on the banks of Tarangire River just 5km (3 miles) from from the main entrance to Tarangire National Park.

Each of the 21 luxury en-suite tents has a unique theme with beautifully handcrafted furniture and uniquely built animal-shaped baths as well as showers. There’s also a private balcony with views of Tarangire’s wilderness.

The area is rich in wildlife and you may be able to spot many animals including dik dik, impala, giraffe, elephant, buffalo, zebra, leopard, lion and up to 500 bird species within the camp grounds. Keep your eyes open and your camera at the ready.

Sea Cliff Resort & Spa

SeaCliff ZanzibarSea Cliff Resort & Spa is an exquisite sanctuary of tranquility and beauty with 120 bedrooms, lush tropical scented gardens, sparkling swimming pools, multi-cultural cuisines and attentive staff.

The resort is located on the Northern-West coast of the exotic Island of Zanzibar just 20 minutes from the historical and eclectic Stone Town.

The resort offers a wide range of activities from relaxing by the pool or in the spa right through to adventure spots like diving.

Package is inclusive of:

  • Full board and accommodation during safari and in Zanzibar;
  • All entrance fees and park fees;
  • Professional Tanzanian guide;
  • Outfitted Land Rovers with roof hatches, fridge, charging sockets, and Bluetooth radio for music;
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day;
  • Daily safari briefing;
  • Flights from Arusha to Zanzibar;
  • Boat Ride from Zanzibar to Dar Es Salaam.

Package is exclusive of: –

  • Travel insurance;
  • International flights;
  • Tips;
  • Excursions in Zanzibar;
  • Tourist visas;
  • Alcoholic beverages;
  • All items of a personal nature;
  • Balloon Safari.

Cost: $6,623 per person

BOOKING

To find out more or make a booking please contact us or use our booking form. If you’re dreaming of a Tanzanian safari we’ll make it happen.

Phone: +255 (0) 737 213202
Mobile: +255 (0) 753 024590
Toll-Free: 1-866-228-1485
E-mail: [email protected]

 
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