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Wildebeest migration river crossing

Wildebeest migration river crossing Safari traveling to Tanzania is a unique experience and an opportunity for an adventure of a lifetime.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices and Dates: $2550 - $2800
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: July - October
Countries visited Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited Serengeti
Activity level Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Cultural
  • Birding
Wildebeest migration river crossing traveling to Tanzania is a unique experience and an opportunity for an adventure of a lifetime. Wildebeest migration river crossing in July, the wildebeest migration moves north, passing through the Lobo area (area just north of the central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (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.

Day 01: Arusha- Tarangire National Park

After breakfast pickup drive and proceed to Tarangire National Park for the day game drive Tarangire National Park is the national park is located in Manyara Region, and the somewhat drabber rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling – all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania. Tarangire's pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail. Overnight is at Maromboi Lodge F/B

 

 

 Day 02:-Serengeti National Park (Central Seronera)

Breakfast to the camp morning game drive to the park, with picnic lunch depart afternoon and  drive to Ngorongoro passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 metres deep. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Acacia Luxury  Camp   F/B

 

Day 03: Full day in Serengeti Park

After breakfast, drive to Lobo Area where you will view the great migration, A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Wildlife lodge   F/B

 

 

Day 04: 2015- Serengeti National Park–(North Mara)

A day game drive viewing the great migration, River crossings at Kogatende start to occur every day in August as the mega herd settles into the area.  For August, September and October, game viewing up here is superb with river crossings pretty much guaranteed every day.  There is no distinct movement as the herds tend to cross back and forth over the river, following the rains and subsequent fresh grasses.  It is not uncommon to see different herds crossing in different directions on the same day overnight at Lobo Wildlife Lodge. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

 

Day 05: Serengeti National Park–(North Mara)

After breakfast a day game drive viewing the great migration at mara 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. Overnight at Lobo Wildlife Lodge. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

 

 

Day 06: Serengeti – Ngorongoro conservation Area

After breakfast enjoy the morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. .With picnic lunch, depart afternoon to Ngorongoro Conservation Area Olduvai Gorge museum, Oldupai Gorge (originally misnamed Olduvai) and maasai visit, is the most famous archaeological location in East Africa, and has become an essential visit for travelers to Ngorongoro or Serengeti. At Laetoli, west of Ngorongoro Crater, hominid footprints are preserved in volcanic rock 3.6 millions years old and represent some of the earliest signs of mankind in the world. Dinner and overnight in the Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge F/B

 

Day 07:  Ngorongoro Crater Tour

This day we will start early morning for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater, The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Ngorongoro was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It also safeguards the interests of indigenous people and promotes tourism. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge F/B

 

 

Day 08: 2015- Arusha- Departure

After breakfast drive en route drive back to Arusha with last minute shopping en route, arrive and transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your evening flight back Home

 

 

End of Wildebeest migration river crossing Safari Services.

 

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