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Backpackers Safaris, Arusha, Tanzania Tour Operators in Tanzania

The Great Serengeti Migration Safari

TRIP PLAN

ARRIVING TO TANZANIA

Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha for bed and breakfast B/B.

DAY 1: ARUSHA TO LAKE MANYARA PARK – 130 KM / 2 HRS:

After your breakfast at 08.30 drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Manyara park for game viewing. At 1300 hrs take your lunch in the park picnic area, evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for Dinner and overnight at Manyara. Bougain VilleaSafari Lodge FB/twiga campsite

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 2: MANYARA TO SERENGETI 190 KM / 3.5 – 4 HRS:

After breakfast at 0800 hrs drive from Manyara with your packed lunch and game enroute to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

After lunch at leisure in the lodge/ campsite or proceed with your game drive around Seronera or trace the direction of the migration.

Dinner and Overnight in the Serengeti katikati Tented Camp/Similar/ campsite.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 3: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. Im mid January to February, much to mid April, 95% of females of wildebeest mate to a total of 600,00 then 8 to 8.5 months later those females that conceived give birth on the same southern plains after a long travel. Evening drive to your lodge/ campsite for your dinner and overnight at Serengeti. Serengeti katikati Tented Camp/Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 4: SERENGETI SOUTHERN AREA

After breakfast take a packed lunch with you and continue with game viewing on Serengeti Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the south western direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After lunch have a rest for one hr, then proceed with your game viewing following the move of themigrants on the southwest of the park. Aprox 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelles and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass/ water which is the source of food for the millions of Animals in this South Area.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Lodge or Tented Camp or Campsite. FB

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 5: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO NDUTU AREA

After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game enroute to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Oldupai 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 drive to Ndutu Area for dinner and overnight Lodge at Ndutu Safari Lodge/ Tented Camp Or Campsite.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 6: FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN NDUTU AREA.

After breakfast, enjoy a full day game drive in the Ndutu area. Explore the range of different habitats that include swamps, woodland, soda lakes and the world famous Serengeti short grass plains. See great herds of wildebeest and zebra. During a short time frame around February, normally lasting for about 3 weeks, the majority of the wildebeest calve. The sea of grass provides little cover and the young are easy pickings for a variety of predators. Wildebeest calves can run minutes after they are born and within 3 days they are normally strong enough to keep up with the herd. Later drive to Ngorongoro Crater Rim for dinner and Overnight- Sopa Lodge/ Simba Campsite.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 7: NGORONGORO – CRATER

After breakfast , descend into the crater floor with your lunchbox for game viewing. 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 Balck rhinoceros’ , this is the right time, because during the dry season is very hard to see them as they are afraid of sun burn.

Late afternoon ascend the crater for your dinner/ overnight on at Karatu town: BougainVillea Lodge/ Campsite.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 8: KARATU – TARANGIRE

This morning after breakfast leave Karatu Town 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 your lodge/ campsite for dinner / overnight at Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge/. Campsite FB

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 9: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast at leisure in you lodge/ campsite until lunchtime and this time you take your hot lunch. After lunch continue with your rest until 1500 hr, the time you drive for evening game viewing on Tarangire Park. 1700 hrs back to your lodge. Campsite for dinner/ overnight Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge/ Campsite

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 10: 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 your hotel/ campsite.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│ Picnic Lunch│ Dinner

DAY 11: ARUSHA – AIRPORT – HOME

After breakfast, at leisure in the lodge/ campsite or Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for you flight back home.

Meals Plan: Breakfast│

END OF TOUR

Option # 1: Lodge Accommodation.

US$ 4,910 per person (lodge accommodation) x2

Option # 2: Basic Camping Accommodation

US$ 3,512 per person (camping accommodation) x2

NB: As of now rooms are open, please confirm the dates to travel as soon as possible so I could go ahead with the bookings for accommodation to avoid disappointment to the last minute.

Our Pricing Includes:

Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier

Three meals a day on Safari

Park entrance fees

Driver's allowances

Service of an English speaking professional guide/Driver

Olduvai Gorge fees

Camping fees, Mattresess (If Camping)

Lodge fees

Accommodation on first night on your arrival and last night after safari

Crater fees

Airport transfers

Food, cook and all kitchen utensils

Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day

Activities as per itinerary above

Our Pricing Excludes

International flights to/from your home

Tips & gratitude’s

Personal insurance

Sleeping bag (if Camping)

Alcoholic drinks

- Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 30per person.

- Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.

- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

We can customise this itinerary to your exact requirements and you can add on a beach holiday in Zanzibar if you wish - just enquire.

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