Natural wonder happen any place all through the world at any rate few can fight with the annual wildebeest migration in Serengeti. The numbers alone are difficult to see: up to two million animals - wildebeest as well as zebra and gazelles - move clockwise around driven by old motivations to find greener grass and water.
Its show on an incomprehensibly epic scale: the moving get-togethers experience all strategy for burdens and hardships as they move from an area to another, and are consistently continuing through a strike from predators, none more so than from Africa's epic cats and the widely tremendous crocodiles that lie in hold up at the Mara conduit crossing.
The wildebeest migration is a fluid, pivotal event happening between two nations - Kenya and Tanzania - and subject to the managing of that year's deluges. It's in like way an event of different experiences: subordinate upon where you are and at what time, you may see the wildebeest bundles imagining a successors and checking for in the wake of, moving in wonderful dusty parts, or diverting transversely over perplexed streams.
There's a ton of solace found in the Serengeti which urges you to experience the improvement, and about each and every held visit and safaris to either nation consolidate meanders into the two affirmation zones.
For an ideal Great Wildebeest Migration, work with one of our African Safari Experts to make a changed logbook subject to your preference. Their understanding and experience of the progress gathers you'll be in safe hands to watch this epic event.
This 7-Day the Great Serengeti Migration Safari package has been designed specifically to focus on and to increase your chance to see the great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.
We have designed the itinerary to include both the Lobo area and Wagakuria area where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from August to October.
The itinerary also include a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll be greeted by a senior safari guide and drive you to the hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight stay. The city is close to the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, Mount Kilimanjaro, and Arusha National Park on Mount Meru.
Day 2: Arusha to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, you’ll depart for Ngorongoro. You’ll arrive just in time for lunch at the lodge and then we’ll descend over 600m to the crater to view the wildlife in it. 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. We will also 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 been seen here. Afternoon game drive then goes back to Seronera Public Campsite for Overnight & dinner.
Day 3: Ngorongoro to Serengeti
After breakfast, we’ll head towards the heart of wild Africa, Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We’ll proceed to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area. The wildebeest migration, normally pass through the Lobo area every year around July / August en-route to the Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve and again in late October / November en-route to the southern Serengeti National Park. We will arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.
Day 4: Full Day at Serengeti
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating animals like elephant, buffalo, gazelle, zebra, lion, leopard and cheetah can be seen here all year round. The game viewing is very good and you can follow game for long periods without seeing other vehicles – truly one of the forgotten corners of the Serengeti Plains. Magnificent riverine trees can be found along the river lines and bird species such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.
Day 5: Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti
After breakfast, we head towards the far northern reach of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Wagakuria. We will do a game drive en-route from the Lobo area to the Wagakuria 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 Wagakuria area from August to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing.
Day 6: Full Day at Northern Serengeti
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note –Finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Day 7: Northern Serengeti to Arusha
After breakfast at the camp, we depart for Kogatende Airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route. Around mid-morning, join a scheduled flight from Kogatende airstrip to Arusha airport. Upon arrival to Arusha airport, meet our driver who’ll drive you to Arusha town. Upon arrival, we will have our lunch and then we will end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.
Kibo Palace Hotel
Day:1 & 7 -
Karatu Acacia Farm Lodge
Serengeti Acacia Camp
Day:3,4,5 & 6 -
Park fees (for non-residents)
All activities (unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
Round-trip airport transfer
All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water on all days
Free snacks and water in Safari
International flights (from/to home)
Tips to Guide
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
What should Pack for Safari
When you are setting out toward a Tanzania Safari, it is perfect to design and have the critical things in your safari gear, so you can profit at any rate much as could reasonably be typical from your safari with no evasion. Recorded underneath are two or three things of the "total necessities" on your Tanzania Safari and which will be necessity during your get-away:
Dress and Shoes:
When smashing for Tanzania Safari, try to concentrate on free layers and bits of garments that will shield you from the light warm. Try to consolidation full Sleeved tops and pants as they not shield you from the sun yet rather are in like way obliging to shield from mosquito eats during the night times. Try to pack shorts as the temperature would take off amidst the daytime.
You can pick shoes relying upon the kind of safari you would visit. You would require climbing boots if you are anticipating the Mt. Meru Climbing Safari, yet if you are going for different safaris, sports shoes and shoes would make each basic walk around you.
Binoculars are especially beneficial and obliging to see the predators or winged animals on your Safari. Binoculars help to see some astounding highlights of the standard life which can't be seen in revealed eyes. In that capacity, pack them as they will make your safari experience also advancing.
You won't have any desire to squash the chance to get the beautiful scene of Tanzania. In this way, try to pack your Camera. Tanzania offers changing light shades and astonishing natural life which is the ideal part for untamed life photography. As such, don't miss to get these stunning pictures in your camera.
In spite of the way in which that treatment unit is open with visit managers and at every campground, still it is perfect to pass on a fundamental remedial guide pack with a pinch of the vital things, for instance, mortars, clean cream, hostile to histamine cream, electrolytes and mosquito-repellent creams.
How to go
Tanzania is a champion among the best safari objectives in Africa. The country is home to a part of the acclaimed national parks and animal spare. It likewise have Mount Kilimanjaro, the tallest mountain in Africa and the tallest isolates mountain on earth. Getting to Tanzania is less complex with flights available from wherever all through the world to this wonderful Safari objective.
There are tenacious and direct flights from abroad to Dar-es-Salaam, Kilimanjaro (close Arusha) and Zanzibar Island. Arusha town is the beginning stage for Tanzania's most exceptional Northern Safari Circuit.
Tanzania's essential air terminal is Julius Nyerere International Airport found 13km/8mi southwest of Dar-es-Salaam. The last is the section point for guests toward the southern parks.
In case you have to visit Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Kilimanjaro International Airport is nearest airplane terminal. It is coordinated 46km/29mi east of Arusha. Proceeding ahead from Arusha or Dar-es-Salaam you can fly or drive between parks, or you can complete a touch of both.
Best Time for Safari
The best time to go on safari in Tanzania changes for every traveler. As opposed to Kenya, the Great Migration can be found amidst most by a wide margin of the year some spot in Tanzania – at any rate you'll have to make a trek in June-Sep to get the prominent Mara River crossing. Keep away from the school events in the event that you are capable; there are less social occasions. The south is never swarmed in any case; the few lodges are scattered, so even at apex times you'll feel alone. Jan-Feb is an astonishing time after the short Nov-Dec stormy season; the scene is greener and there are child animals – despite rates might be lower.
Thorough insurance is for anybody traveling through Tanzania or some other African country so far as that is concerned. These experiences of a lifetime go with their related dangers, for example wild creatures, testing scene and street conditions, and poor general flourishing associations, so taking out travel and remedial insurance that will cover express region related therapeutic crises or unexpected scenes is the most secure and most supported philosophy.
Preceding departing on an outing to Tanzania, travelers should ensure they have comprehensive healing spread for express exercises they may take advantage of the lucky break to share in while away. For instance, bush walking, beguilement seeing, horseback riding, touring expanding, and so on. One ought to be verified for any scenes identifying with wild creatures and ought to have authorisation for a remedial clearing, so the significant measures can be taken in a crisis in a remote zone. Taking out insurance to ensure money, camera mechanical assembly, and stuff is besides fitting, and should fall under extensive spread. It is prescribed that before take-off, travelers have a duplicate of their therapeutic and travel insurance frameworks and a crisis telephone number to call with the target that this data is accessible when solitary travelers, guides, stop staff, or crisis work power may require it.
Immunization & Health
Disregarding the path that there are no lawful immunizations to make a trip to Tanzania. In any case, fever inoculation should be affirmed before visiting Tanzania. The World Health Organization supports all voyagers free of their objective ought to be verified for the going with immunization for Diphtheria, Tetanus, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Polio, Hepatitis B is suggested.
Malaria and Yellow Fever Vaccinations
A fundamental health worry in Tanzania is the danger of contracting afflictions like yellow fever or intestinal sickness. Along these lines it is prescribed to take yellow fever inoculations before entering Tanzania.
Malaria is available all through the country and passed on by specific mosquitoes, so prophylactics ought to be taken without missing any estimations. Likewise, pass on a mosquito shower with DEET and use it routinely.
Tanzania is a champion among the most settled natural systems on mother earth with stunning scenes. Notwithstanding how Tanzania is a puzzling spot to visit, in any case, there are different health contemplations that ought to be remembered so you can esteem the magnificent scenes without stressing over your health.
Foods & Culinary
We at Tanganikya Ancient Route are exceedingly stressed over your wellbeing and health as you, so we give fresh, sterile food on your safari visits. Most of our Tanzania safaris are full board which joins breakfast, lunch and dinner. Restaurants at lodges and rose camps serve these dinners. Dependent upon the hotel or camp, food is ordinarily served in a restaurant devouring passageway or eating tent. Transcendently, the dinners are normally served in sort of buffets, where you have the choice to eat, what you like from different dishes. A couple of lodges and camps likewise serve independently, where you can arrange sustenance as per your taste.
There are likewise excursion snacks, generally speaking on for example whole day entertainment drives, when coming back to the hotel for lunch isn't fitting. These bites are normally done in kind of picnics in the bush, or in a committed barbecue site, or just in some wonderful spot found along the course.
The restaurants at hotels and lodges serve cooking styles from wherever all through the world close by affirming adjacent food. So if you are food enthusiast then you can endeavour some local dishes and take an example of Tanzanian cuisine with you to your home.
Most safari lodges oblige dietary prerequisites, so you need not stretch, paying little heed to whether you have bigotries, sensitivities, are sans gluten or seek after a remarkable eating routine! However, it is always judicious to tell the camps or lodges of any dietary necessities at the period of booking so they can prepare for this.
In spite of the way that not mandatory, tipping is an exceptional technique to grant your satisfaction to your guide and vacillated staff organization you will get while in Tanzania. Your tips not simply help bolster the conviction of those in the organization business, yet likewise empower you to offer back to the systems on an individual reason. Likewise with most tipping, there are no specific principles in Tanzania, yet these standards may empower you to choose the fitting entireties in specific conditions. For effortlessness of tipping, you ought to pass on a measure of one dollar notes with you for the littler tips.
For Tanzania safari and visit guides at camps and hotels, you may tip US $10 to US $15 per individual consistently, and tip an enormous bit of that aggregate for half-day works out.
The Tanzania camps and hotels have a system tip holders for their staff, for instance, custodians, sustenance servers, cleaning staff and organization staff, and the tips are shared comparably. In these settings, you may tip US $3 to US $5 per individual consistently.
Tips for city move drivers in Arusha and Dar es Salaam may be US $3 to US $5 per trade dependent on the division and time taken, and tips for staff in city inns and shoreline resorts, including housekeeping, may be US $1 to US $2 per individual consistently.
Hotel and air terminal guards may be tipped US $1 to US $2 each time you use them, and in resturants, the rate of tipping is regularly 10% of the total bill.
Here is a sample for safari checklist which you can use while packing:
Sun hats with rim
Sun glasses with good uv protection
A cotton scarf to protect neck from sun burn
Light cotton shirts in neutral bush colors – short sleeves + long sleeve
Medium type fleece for the evenings
Light weight rain-jacket
Shorts; zip-off trousers are very good they are light and dry very quick and convenient if you like to change to shorts
Casual smart clothing for the evenings when staying in lodges / tented camps
Sensible walking shoes or trainers are fine, sport sandals also useful
Torch (flash light)
Band aids & plasters
30 + sun-screen cream and lip protection,
Moisturizing cream or gel
malaria tablets / prophylaxis
Yellow fever vaccination
Anti-histamine tablets and cream for bites and stings
Alcoholic type sterilizing gel hand cleanser
Prescribed or personal medication
A light-weight day sack or sport bag
A good camera
Multi-plugs to charge your equipment at lodges
What should Pack for Safari
When you are setting out toward a Tanzania Safari, it is perfect