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In July, the wildebeest migration moves north, passing through the Lobo area (area just north of the central Serengeti National Park remote northern
Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. The migration can arrive to the Wagakuria area anytime from July onwards and wildebeest can be seen in the area, crossing the Mara River. In September the wildebeest herds are spread out over the northern Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Several large herds of wildebeest remain behind in the area and sometimes weather changes can bring the herds back into the area from the Mara. In October, the herds move south towards the central Serengeti National Park via the Lobo area of the Serengeti National Park
Detailed Tour Itinerary
Day 0: Arrival Arusha
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha for your dinner and overnight stay. If time allows, you will have time to do walking tour in coffee plantation or option to visit Arusha National park before your Migration Safari Serengeti Ngorongoro and Zanzibar big adventure starts.
Dinner and overnight at Joy land Hotel or similar HB included
Day 1 – Arusha – Ngorongoro
Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon safari tour.
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. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will 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.
Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro – Serengeti (Lobo area)
Non game-viewing travel time: 5 hours
Distance: 250 km
After breakfast we will head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the Lobo area which is located just north of the Seronera area (central Serengeti National Park). 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 arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 3 – Serengeti (Lobo area)
After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The area around Lobo and the Grumeti River has good resident game throughout the year. Non-migrating game 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 life such as kingfishers and fish eagles can be found here.Dinner and overnight in the Lobo area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 4 – Serengeti (Lobo area) – Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)
Non game-viewing travel time: 3 hours
Distance: 150 km
After breakfast we head towards the far northern reaches 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. As we head north, good sightings of giraffe, plain game, herds of buffalo and elephants can often be seen.
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.Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 5 – Northern Serengeti (Wagakuria area)
After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. 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 – to actually 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.Dinner and overnight in the Wagakuria area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Day 6 – Northern Serengeti – Arusha – Zanzibar beach
After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to the Kogatende airstrip and enjoy a game drive en-route to the airstrip. The group should tip the guide around $20 to $ 30 a day,after long safari you will be able to add 4 days Zanzibar beach for only 900 USD per person .just contact us and we can arrange together with your safari package . this will be the end of Migration Safari Serengeti Ngorongoro and Zanzibar.
Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees change!
|International Prices – 2020 –2021
|6 Day safari prices|
|2020–2021 US$ Rates:||Group size – Rate per person|
|1 Pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax||SSR*|
|Luxury lodges – Option 1
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Serena lodge, Serena Mbuzi Mawe Camp and Mara Under Canvas
|01 Jul – 31 Oct 2020–2021
||5 273||3 669||3 299||3 114||3 004||2 930||496|
|Semi luxury lodges – Option 2
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Sopa lodge, Lobo Wildlife lodge and Mara Under Canvas
|01 Jul – 31 Oct 2020–2021
||4 915||3 359||2 986||2 799||2 688||2 613||438|
|Tented camps & lodges – Option 3
Lodges used: Ngorongoro Farmhouse, Lobo Wildlife lodge and Mara Under Canvas
|01 Jul – 31 Oct 2020–2021
||4 885||3 301||2 920||2 730||2 616||2 540||444|
|*SSR = Single Supplement Rate for a non-sharing person in a room Supplements: All Lodges & Tented Camps: US$ 35 p/p/p/n applicable on 25 to 28 March 2020–2021 & US$ 40 p/p/p/n applicable on 24, 25, 26, 31 Dec & 1 Jan.
Children Rates: (Children 3 to 11 years old) sharing room with 2 adults pay 60% of adult rate / Children sharing own room with other children pay 80% of adult rate / Children sharing room with 1 adult pay 100% of adult rate. No discount on holiday and other supplements.
- All Park entrance fees to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and ndutu area
- Transport in custom safari built four wheels Nissan patrol with roof hatches / pop-up roof
- English speaking driver/guide, conversant with all requirements necessary for photographers
- Unlimited game drives as per the itinerary
- Picnic lunche, to the crater floor
- All airport transfers on arrival / departure
- Mineral water during game drives
- All beverages while on safari / Nairobi
- Any international flights
- Evacuation fees
- Telephone, laundry & any items of personal nature
- Visa fees & international flights
- tips for guides & camp / lodge staff
- Travel & Medical insurance
- Balloon safari in the Serengeti – 490$ per person