8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania tour takes you to three main national parks of Tanzania, including; Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. 8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania tour will also take you to Serengeti national Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings new adventure as well as a new land scape.
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8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania
8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania tour takes you to three main national parks of Tanzania, including; Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. 8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania tour will also take you to Serengeti national Park with the massive wilderness of over 14500 sqkm where every day brings new adventure as well as a new land scape. 8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania will then continue to Ngorongoro crater as well as the Ngorongoro conservation Area in Tanzania, this one features one of the highest concentration of game as well as a large population of carnivores and predators in Africa. In these parks, you will witness the amazing African Wildlife species. The tour will finally take you to Tarangire national park which has the greatest concentration of the game in Tanzania. You will get chance to view lots of wildlife including; elephants, lions, zebras, antelopes, birds, and many more.
In Serengeti you will expect to see the world greatest mammal migration to and from Masai Mara in Kenya. More than 4 million of wildebeests and a million of zebra and a number Thomson gazelle create a natural caravan searching for new pastures and waters between these two destinations. In Ngorongoro crater we expect to see almost all big five animals. Likewise in Tarangire expecting to see World largest overland mammal the African Elephants in groups under baobabs trees. Expect much in Manyara but tree climbing lions and the greater flamingos is vivid around the lake.
8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania
8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania has been designed specifically to increase your chances of seeing the Great Serengeti wildebeest migration. The itinerary includes Lake Ndutu area, Southern Serengeti, and Central Serengeti National Park where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from December through to April. The itinerary also includes a visit to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. This tour will have you stay in the comfortable luxury accommodation.
We’re committed to helping create moments of discovery as you embark on a trip with us. Our talented guides are not only well equipped to show you around but are more than capable of explaining the experience as you go through it. They are there to help you fully immerse yourself in the moment. Feel free to approach the guide to talk about the trip during your breaks. They would be more than happy to help you make the most out of special moment you’ve discovered. So what are you waiting for? Come and create special moments of discovery with Napanda Tours and Safaris!
ArushaRhino Explorer Tours & Safaris will meet at your arrival airport either in Arusha Airport (ARK) Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to your ready booked triple room at Venice Hotel.
Arusha to ManyaraYou will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha by your driver guide and depart to Lake Manyara. Arriving at lunch time, you will then go on a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park and enjoy lunch in the village before exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake. You will stay overnight at Twiga Campsite. Today’s meal plan includes; breakfast, drinking water, lunch and dinner. Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they are far from the only highlight. By the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here provide a splash of color
Manyara to SerengetiAfter breakfast, you will depart for Serengeti via Oldupai Gorge. You will then embark on an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park and stay overnight at Seronera Campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast,drinking water,lunch and dinner. Please note that Serengeti National Park is the biggest national park in the world for the natural features and beauty of the world with the wildebeest migration, the big five animals, and great features.
Full day in Central SerengetiOn this day, you will enjoy a full day game drive in Serengeti National Park. After breakfast early in the morning, you will depart for a game drive along the Sogore River circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River. This is an adventure view for spotting lion, gazelle, topi, ostrich, and cheetah. There is a tourists’ center, close to public campsites, which is a well worth breathtaking after morning game drive The center offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop where you can purchase information leaflets and maps of the area.The Kopjes circuit going counterclockwise around the Maasai Kopjes is there for your afternoon game drive after lunch. On this tour, you will have the chance to view more lion and some formidably large cobra. You will stay overnight at Seronera Campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, drinking water, lunch and dinner.
Full day in Northern SerengetiAfter breakfast, you will leave from Seronera Campsite to far northern Serengeti to witness the wildebeests’ migrations crossing the Mara River and see the Nile crocodiles’ adventures or your driver can opt to take you to western corridor of Grumet River, depending where to find wildebeests migration. You will have dinner and stay overnight at Lobo Campsite, depending on the season. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water and dinner.
Northern Serengeti to Ngorongoro via Central SerengetiYou will depart with picnic breakfast for early morning game drive. After lunch, you will make your way to Ngorongoro Crater rim en-route game drive in Serengeti National Park. Early in the morning, exciting sounds of Africa will raise you from your sleep. You will make the most of the day with an 8 a.m., start, heading off on your morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when you travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.It is almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.5 million herbivores with thousands of predators, there's always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning, your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.After a pleasant picnic lunch, it is time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania's wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, you will settle in at the campsite while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await you. You will stay overnight at Simba Campsite. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water and dinner.
Ngorongoro to ArushaAfter breakfast, you will descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a game drive, followed by an afternoon ascend to the crater rim for Arusha. The volcanic caldera (the world's largest) is full of grassland, a forest, and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals.There, you will find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons, and even the rare black rhino finds shelter here. Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious cohabitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania.Your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you. After your morning game drive, you will have a picnic lunch in the crater and drive with en-route game drive via Maasai Boma where you can be immerse in the Maasai culture. In late afternoon, you will drive to Arusha dinner and stay overnight Green Mountain Hotel in Arusha. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast, lunch, drinking water and dinner.
DepartureYou will have your breakfast and transfer to the airport. Today’s meal plan includes breakfast.
8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania Includes
Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps Private safari guide
Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook.
Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
8 Days Serengeti Wildebeest Migration Safari in Tanzania Excludes
Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
Meals not listed above
Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
Tips and any items of personal nature.
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A1: Practically all our safaris are customized to individual groups according to bookings making them individual group safaris however there are instances when one wishes to join a group; in those cases we can make such an arrangement for our client depending on seat availability and date of travel. For those joining groups we would normally suggest the 3 Days Masai Mara Safari, 4 days Maasai Mara and Lake Nakuru Tour, 2 Days and 3 Days Tsavo Tour and overnight trips to Mount Kenya as these are popular trips that run every other day.
A2: On off-road trips we use 4x4 wheel drive vehicles depending on the size of the group and tour cost. For one or two individuals we use smaller SUVs unless clients specifically require larger vehicles like those who are on photographic or birding tours where we use the larger Toyota Land cruiser or the Land Rover. All the vehicles for game viewing have pop-up roofs to facilitate better game sighting, viewing and photography. Clients on a “shoe-string budget” might get a better deal when we provide them with minibuses that seat eight with open hatches for better game viewing.
A3: Safaris can be undertaken in East Africa throughout the year with the best seasons being during the warmer seasons when the sun is at the equator mainly between December to February and July to September. The other months are cooler with tropical storms sometimes ruining the game viewing, mountain climbing or beach holidays. The prices at these low hotel occupancy seasons however results in bargains for the traveler as we are able to offer rates that are lower to compensate for the reduced hotel prices.
A4: January, February, August and September (Peak Mountain Climbing Season)
The three months are good for mountain hiking, the period is just after the short rain season, the skies are clear and the views from the mountains are fantastic.
March to July (Low Season for Mountain Climbing)
This is the long rainy season, you can still hike but remember to be dressed for the weather and please be concerned about your safety as the paths are slippery during this period. There is not much to see except the challenge that is posed by the wet climb. Tropical rain comes in bursts and lasts a few hours, mostly in the mornings and afternoons. The rains freshen up the nature and often enhance the trekking experience. Note that hiking is not closed durring the wet season and that there are fewer people climbing these three East African Mountains; namely Mt Kenya, Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Rwenzori.
November and December (Shoulder Mountain Climbing Season)
This is the short rainy season in East Africa but with the climate change that is being experienced you just might be lucky to find the mountains dry. The rains during this period are experienced at short intervals with one or two days going without rain.
A5: During the long rains and short rains their are fewer visitors and so the prices come tumbling down. This is the best time to travel for the the bargainer. Hotel prices are down and tour operators offer competitive prices. This period is between March and June covering the long rains period and between October and November during the short rains. The downside on Wildlife Safaris is that it is harder to spot the animals because of the long grass and the continual rains plus it is easier to get stuck while on game drives. The up-side is that there are fewer crowds and so you have the wilderness all to yourself.
Kenya enjoys a mild tropical climate. The average annual temperature for the capital city, Nairobi (altitude 4,980 feet) is 77ºF maximum and 56ºF minimum. The coastal town of Mombasa (altitude 50 feet) is 86ºF maximum and 73ºF minimum. There is plenty of sunshine all the year round and summer clothes are worn throughout the year. However, it is usually cool at night and early in the morning. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and when it does come it often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is from February to March and coolest in July to August.
A7: Yes, visitors require a visa to enter Kenya. For details, please consult the Kenyan Embassy or Consulate nearest to you or alternatively apply for a visa online by logging onto: http://www.evisa.go.ke/evisa.html
A8: A health certificate is not a requirement for travel to Kenya unless traveling from a Yellow Fever zone. It is highly recommended that travelers to Kenya take precautions against Malaria starting a few weeks before travel and continuing with your prophylaxis a few weeks after travel to be on the safe side ( please remember that prevention is better than cure ). Please consult your doctor prior to departure.
A9: East Africa is no different from any other place in the world. However the usual precaution should be observed. Avoid displaying expensive possessions; walking through unlit urban areas at night, and follow the guide's instructions in the bush. It is also recommended that you leave valuables and airline tickets in the hotel's safe.
A10: The official currency is the Kenya Shilling. Visitors to Kenya can exchange foreign currency at banks or authorized hotels and Foreign Exchange Bureaux. Most international currencies are easy to exchange in Kenya. Travelers cheques are widely accepted, and many hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. Most Banks in Kenya are equipped to advance cash on major international credit cards. There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency that can be brought into Kenya. Anyone wishing to take more than Kenya Shillings 500,000 out of the country will require written authorization from the Central Bank.
Tanzania and Uganda also accept foreign currency and credit cards but to a lesser extent. Please convert most of your currency in the major urban areas into the local shillings (the exchange rates are better in the cities) as doing so in the rural areas offer veritable challenges and this might create hurdles for the traveler.
English is the “language of communication” in East Africa. It is widely spoken in hotels, restaurants and visitor establishments. Swahili is East Africa’s national language. A little Swahili goes a long way in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, especially in the rural areas. It is worth learning a little, and most locals are thrilled to hear visitors attempt to use any Swahili at all. For example, “Jambo” means hello and is often the first word learnt by visitors to Kenya.
Mount Kenya Climbing Facts