We have prepared this special plan for the great Serengeti Migrations of herbivores which includes numbers of wildebeests, gazelles and zebras and ecosystem, which includes vegetation and animals
In this trip we have added some other northern parks on your way to and from Serengeti and all these parks are the home of large to small animals including birds and reptiles, also there are luxury to standard lodges, luxury to standard tented camps and budget campsites. Inside and outside the parks. The name “serengeti’ comes from the Maasai word siringet meaning ‘endless plains’.
The area of the park covers 14800 sq km, and the park have a variety of environment and the scenery diversity, grass plains to the south, wooded hills to the north, acacia savannah in the central region and eastern and a vast woodland in the western corridor area. So the mass movement of the migrants shall start at the beginning of the dry season from June and continue year after year searching for fresh, green pasture and water. The migration gets into Kenya at Maasai Mara park and stay there for two months only i.e August and September, therefore the best time to visit Serengeti National Park is December to February and from May to July.
Day 1: Arriving to Tanzania. Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to Impala hotel in Arusha for overnight. Bed and breakfast.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara Park – 130 km/2 hours: After your breakfast at 08:30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara Park for game viewing. At 13:00 hours take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight. FB.
Day 3: Manyara to Serengeti 190 km/3.5–4 hours: After breakfast at 08:00 hours drive from Manyara with your packed lunch and game en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After lunch proceed with your game drive around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti lodge/campsite. FB.
Day 4: Serengeti Central Area: After breakfast leave with your lunch for game drive on the Serengeti Park acacia Savannah in the central to the east region. Around 12.30 and 13.00 break for your picnic lunch, thereafter proceed with tour afternoon game drive. Evening drive to your lodge/campsite for your dinner and overnight. FB.
Day 5: Serengeti Southern Area. After breakfast take a packed lunch with you and continue with game viewing on Serengeti Park. Around 12:30 and 13:00 break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hour, and then proceed with your game viewing following the move of the migration direction in the park. Dinner and overnight at your lodge/campsite. FB.
Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro. After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en-route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your time to pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and can also pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture, After your lunch en-route adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge/campsite. FB.
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Crater. After breakfast, descend into the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. Late afternoon ascend the crater for your dinner/overnight on your lodge. The famous Ngorongoro Crate is rich of wildlife, each species have their own territories, so this is a very good time to visit the crater as it is during the end of November to December also during the end of the long rain season.
Late April to May, numbers of animals come out for green grass and water so Spotting them becomes easy. Your packed lunch will be served on the crater floor at the picnic site near Lerai forest or hippo pool. Many crater visitors want to see rare species, "the Black rhinoceros", this is the right time, because during the dry season is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn.
Day 8: Nhorongoro - Tarangire. This morning after breakfast leave Ngorongoro with your lunch box to Tarangire Park for game drive. World large mammal “Elephants are very common in the park, also world large trees “Baobab Trees” are everywhere on the park. Evening drive to Maramboi Tented Camp/campsite for dinner and overnight. FB.
Day 9: Tarangire to Arusha. After breakfast, leave Tarangire with your packed lunch to Arusha town, there is an option if you would like to pass by Meserani Snake Park the place where you would have lunch and on your way there many curio shops you can stop and buy some souvenirs if you would like, our guides knows the safe place where you can stop and shop. Afternoon drive and arrive in Arusha town check into Impala hotel for dinner and overnight. HB.
Day 10: Arusha - Airport - Home. After breakfast, at leisure in the hotel or Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for you flight back home.
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