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6 Day Serengeti wildebeest Migration safari 2021

The Great Migration is the largest herd movement of animals on the planet. In fact, with up to 1,000 animals per km², the great columns of wildebeest can be seen from space. The numbers are astonishing: over 1,2 million wildebeest and 300 000 zebra along with topi and other gazelle move in a constant cycle through the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem in search of nutritious grass and water. Guided by survival instinct, each wildebeest will cover 800 to 1,000km on its individual journey along age-old migration routes. Hungry predators – lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, wild dog and crocs – make sure only the strongest survive. It is thought that rainfall over 50km away can trigger the start of the mass movement – perhaps through smell or the recognition of thunder and lightning on the horizon. The circuit takes the animals from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (although not into the Crater itself) in the south of the Serengeti in Tanzania, up through the Serengeti and across into the Masai Mara in Kenya, and back again. The journey is beset with danger: young calves are snatched by predators, the slow are brought down by prides of lion, brave beasts break legs on steep river slopes, crocodiles take their share of the stragglers, and the weak and exhausted drown.

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2100 - $2400
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 6 days
Best months: June - October
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Romantic
  • Camping
  • Cultural
6 Days Serengeti Migration Safari River Crossing. This six days Tanzania safari mara river crossing Adventure will take you to Tarangire National park which is the home of Elephants and much more. It will take you Northern Serengeti where the Wildebeest Migration starts to cross Mara river heading to Masai Mara in Kenya searching for the green pasture. The migrants spend two to three months grazing in the Mara game reserve in Kenya and later they go back to their home the Serengeti plains where they do calving in the south part of Serengeti. This itinerary will assure you will see the Wildebeest migration when crossing the Mara river where some of them will be the food for great crocodiles. Your accommodation is a tented camp as well as lodging that will give you the best experience in Tanzania.

Day 1 | Arusha - Tarangire NP

In the morning after breakfast (around 7:30 AM) your safari guide will arrive at the hotel. After meeting up, you will have a short safari briefing and drive to Tarangire National Park, and by 10:00 AM you will already be on your first safari!

In this park you have the chance to see lots of wild Tanzanian animals (lions, buffalos, giraffes, zebras, etc.), but above all else it is famous for its astonishing number of elephants, who typically tend to stay close to their drinking source, the Tarangire River.

You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you’re looking for! The Landside Adventure Company has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species.

At lunchtime you will be provided a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the Lodge for dinner & overnight.

Main Destination:

  • Tarangire National Park

Accommodation:

  • Budget Camping
    Outside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 2 | Serengeti National Park

Today after early breakfast we do leave the central Serengeti heading to the Northern Serengeti for Wildebeest exploring crossing the Mara river. We do the game drive en route and arrive in Mara river for lunch pack where we will wait and exploring the wildebeest crossing the river. The wildebeest are not predicted what time they start to cross the river heading to Kenya. Your guide will use radio call contact with other guides regard the updates when they start to cross. You will continue with the game drives along the Mara river until the heads start to cross the river. Later head to Heritage tented camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:

  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

  • Budget Camping
    Inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 3 | Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast we do depart to mara river for game drives and wildebeest exploring when crossing the river, you will continue to do the game drives around mara river and explore the black rhino an many more. Today we have another chance to see the Wildebeest crossing the river heading to masai mara in Kenya. Later after game drives drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:

  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

  • Budget Camping
    Inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 4 | Another Serengeti National Park Fully Day

After breakfast we do depart to mara river for game drives and wildebeest exploring when crossing the river, you will continue to do the game drives around mara river and explore the black rhino an many more. Today we have another chance to see the Wildebeest crossing the river heading to masai mara in Kenya. Later after game drives drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:

  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:

  • Budget Camping
    Inside Serengeti NP

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 5 | Serengeti NP - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast depart to Ngorongoro conservation area slowly game en route as well as packed lunch at pick nick site in the Serengeti. You have optional passing by the Olduvai Gorge or Masai boma learning a bit about Masai culture, later continue to rhino lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:

  • Ngorongoro Highlands

Accommodation:

  • Budget Camping
    Inside Ngorongoro

Meals & Drinks :

  • All meals included
  • ( Drinking water)

Day 6 | Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

In this day it is best to leave the Lodge as early as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours.

Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania’s national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining.

By lunchtime you will arrive at the lakeside, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue, ending in a few hours, late afternoon return to Arusha then transfer to the airport for your flight back home or dinner & overnight. ( Accommodation in Arusha can be included upon request at extra cost ).

Main Destination:

  • Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation:

  • No Accommodation
    (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks :

  • Breakfast & Lunch
  • ( Drinking water)

Included

  • Park fees (For non-residents)

  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Excluded

  • International flights (From/to home)

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour

  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Tips

  • Drinks

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