This safari chases after the best Highlights that Tanzania has to offer. Multiple days in the Serengeti, chasing after the famous great migration, and visiting the Ngorongoro Crater.
Due to the many days in Serengeti National Park we have the biggest chance of not only seeing, but also traveling with the great migration. Depending in the time of year and location of the migration, we’ll find ourselves in several area’s of the national park. Here we set up camp, as close to the migration as possible. This will give us the biggest chance to experience the wildlife-action-moments that everybody so eagers to see!
*Note that this trip is not available year-round. Ask us when it’s the best time to do a ‘great migration safari’.
Upon walking out of Kilimanjaro Airport, you’ll be embraced by the friendly, ‘hakuna matata’ vibes of Tanzania.
Just outside, your personal driver will be waiting for you. He will drive you to your lodge.
On the way, you will catch the first glimpse of the Tanzanian landscapes and maybe even Mt. Kilimanjaro. Once arrived, we’ll give you a short briefing about the program of tomorrow, while enjoying a local drink. Karibu Sana! (You’re most welcome)
This day we will visit Lake Manyara national park, one of the smaller national parks of Tanzania. It’s named after its huge lake take covers most of the area. Nonetheless, Lake Manyara is one of the parks with the biggest variety of landscapes.
You can find yourself in thick woodlands where elephants feast and hunters are hidden, muddy pools filled with hippo’s, mysterious jungle area’s where monkeys rule, desert-like areas where giraffes pass through and the edge of the lake, where thousands of flamingo’s have their summer homes.
Of course not to forget about the impressive 400 meters deep Rift Valley Escapment. A tear in the earth that stretches out for thousands of Kilometers across East-Africa.
We’ll get up in the early morning to have breakfast and start our safari. After a short drive from our lodge, we will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which we will have to pass trough to reach Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti National Park is one of the largest parks and has a variety of landscapes, but is most famous for its great plains. Here the hunters, such as lion, cheetas (and many many other animals) thrive.
We’ll spend our day searching for wildlife and watch the sun-set from the great plains of the Serengeti in the evening. As night falls, you’ll be surrounded by the sounds of the wild and protected by the flames of the campfire that keeps you warm. Enjoying a sunset at the campfire is a must-have-done experience in the Serengeti.
The upcoming days we will head towards the northern parts of the Serengeti, known for the worldfamous river crossing of the wildebeast that happens there each year.
Early morning we can start with a sunrise safari. Or choose an optional balloon safari. During this time the animals are the most active and you’ll have the biggest chance of seeing some real National GeoGraphic / Animal Planet action! Here you will likely come eye to eye with the carnivors that rule these plains. Lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyena’s and many more. After the sunrise safari we’ll head back to camp to have a nice breakfast.
After our breakfast we will make way to chase the great migration that finds itself in the northern area’s and hopefully by the end of the day we will find ourself right in the middle of it. The undisputed highlight of a safari experience. We will camp in the northern district, close to the great migration. The following days we will spend going after the great migration and finding the wildest safari-moments.
After waking up to an amazing sunrise we will slowly have our breakfast and start another exciting day. This day will also be our last full day in the serengeti. In the morning we will check up with the great migration and try to come as close as possible and spot some lurking hunters hidden in the grasses.
On our way to the central region, we will keep close contact with our radio and will try to spot some of the animals that we haven’t seen yet. This way we can tick as many animals of your Tanzania-wildlife-bucketlist as possible!
Once back in the north we will enjoy the last of Serengeti’s amazing sunsets and prepare for the next day as we will drive towards the animal-packed Ngorongoro crater.
After breakfast, we will drive towards a steep and narrow road that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. A bumpy, but adventureous road with some beautiful views! The slopes are forested, but soon the landscape changes to savannah.
Down in the crater, you’ll be able to spot many animals from a distance. Here is your best chance to spot all the members of the Big 5, including the endangered black rhino!
After the first gamedrive we’ll have a relaxing picknick-lunch at a hippo-filled lake. After lunch, we’ll slowly drive back to the edge of the crater and stop whenever we pass an interesting sight!
The safari is, unfortunately over, but this day you’ll wake up full with everlasting memories and great stories to tell your friends & family back home. This is the your last day, you can choose to relax at the lodge and enjoy a not so guilty morning-cocktail or use this last day to experience a bit more of Tanzania by doing an extra activity.
At the end of the day, you’ll take your flight home. Or maybe to Zanzibar? If not, then you’ll set foot on home-ground again on the 9th day.
All of the lodges are hand-picked and personally tested by us, to make sure each and every single one of them meets our high-standard requirements of quality and service. The lodges are selected based on a few criteria that guarantee the best possible safari-experience. Some of these criteria are; small scale of the lodge, the views it offers, the uniqueness & efficiency of the location and of most of all: the wildlife-experience!
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Tip: Spend a couple of days on Zanzibar, Climb Kilimanjaro or check out one of our many other activities!