End of April, the wildebeest migration starts to move west across the Serengeti through central Serengeti and western Serengeti a group herds of wildebeest migration can normally be seen in the Seronera area or south of the Seronera, in the southern plains from April to May. From June the migration can be found in the Western Corridor. The Western Corridor is a narrow stretch of land that stretches from the Central to the Western Serengeti National Park border. The Western corridor is one of the areas where the migrating animals are forced to cross the Grumeti River. This normally happens when the animals leave the southern plains and begin heading north.
Our 6 days Central Migration safari package it 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 central and Western Serengeti where the majority of the wildebeest migration can normally be found from May to June.
DAY 1: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE
Depart from your hotel in Arusha after breakfast for approximately two hour drive to Tarangire National Park. Once you’ve entered Tarangire, you’ll begin your game drive across a rich vista of endless golden savannah that surrounds the Tarangire River. The river runs throughout the year and is a vital source of water for the animals of the park during the dry season. On the river banks are acacia and Baobab trees. The river is regularly visited by the park’s large elephant population as well as other herbivores such as zebras and antelopes.
Driving through the park you’ll also have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, Cape buffalo, and a huge variety of antelopes. If you’re particularly lucky, you might even see endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu or the Fringe-Eared Oryx.
DAY 2.TARANGIRE TO SERENGETI
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 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 central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species, We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
DAY 3. SERENGETI FULL DAY
Morning game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. Which particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink.
DAY 4: CENTRAL SERENGETI – WESTERN SERENGETI
After breakfast we head towards the western reaches of the Serengeti National Park, also known as the Western Corridor. We will do a game drive en-route from the Seronera area to the Western Corridor 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 Western Corridor area in June, depending on rainfall patterns.
Dinner and overnight in the Western Corridor area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
DAY 5.SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO
After breakfast, we do a game viewing drive which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, and ostrich and cheetah sightings. After lunch, we will start driving toward the Ngorongoro while stopping for Maasai village to experience their traditional and cultural taking pictures for the breathtaking sceneries along our way and spend the night inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area before the next day’s epic adventure at the basin of world’s biggest unbroken crater. In the world.
DAY 6 .NGORONGORO CRATER TO Lake Manyara
Early in the morning after breakfast descending 600m deep to the world's largest unbroken caldera which hosts varieties of animals includes the rare black Rhino,lion,leopard,elephants,hippos.Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more… Your lunch will be served on the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitokitok swamp a Hippo pool. After lunch proceed with game viewing. Later in the evening ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha.
Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation.
All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser
All park and entrance fees
Transfers to and from the airport
Transportation with 4x4 vehicles with viewing roofs
Professional driver/guide during the safari.
Bottled water in safari vehicles
Current Government taxes and levies
24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha
Local or International flights
Balloon excursion (US$600 pp.)
Entry visa to Tanzania.
Travel and health insurance
Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff.
Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
Item of personal Nature