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Dec-Apr: 12-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

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Tanzania

Dec-Apr: 12-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Destinations

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Northern Serengeti National Park

Highlights

  • Authentic interaction with the Maasai people
  • Wildebeest birthing and newborns
  • Ngorongoro Highlands with easy crater access to beat the crowds
  • Camps in the heart of the migration, master safari guides
  • Secret Serengeti hot-spots where no one else goes
  • Option to visit the game-rich North, away from the migration at this time of year, where you will be virtually the only travelers!

Itinerary at a Glance

  • DAY 1 Kilimanjaro
  • DAY 2 & 3 Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
  • DAY 4-7 Great Migration Birthing Grounds
  • DAY 8-11 Northern Serengeti
  • DAY 12 Serengeti National Park / KIA, Home

Dec-Apr: 12-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Detailed Itinerary

Your exact itinerary will vary slightly by month based on location of the great migration

DEC-APR:Migration on the Southern Planes, Birthing Season & Newborns

Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro

Upon arrival at KIA you will be picked up by a private driver who will meet you outside the airport doors with a sign with your name on it. Transfer to Ngare Sero Mountain lodge, an exceptionally lovely family-run lodge with a great atmosphere and very kind staff.

Overnight: Karama Lodge Full board, Double rooms

Day 2 & 3 Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands

The Ngorongoro Crater is the worlds largest crater, also known as the Garden of Eden and the 8th wonder of the world. The crater is at its best in green months, off season so it is less crowded. We also feature camps that are perfectly located so we can arrive in the crater before other travelers. The Crater floor is home to the largest concentration of mammals in Africa, including the Big 5

After a great breakfast you will be picked up by your private guide in your private vehicle and transfer to the famous Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the worlds largest crater and also known as the Garden of Eden or the 8th wonder of the world. The Crater floor is home to the largest population of mammals including the big 5. Tanzania's few remaining black rhino are regularly sighted in the crater, as are large herds of buffalo. In the lake on the crater floor and in the swamps, reside plenty of hippos who remain partially submerged during the day and graze on grass at night. Apart from the crater itself you will also meet and Interact with the Maasai in a very genuine way and experience their tradition and lifestyle You will also visit Manyara National Park and walk amongst butterflies, monkeys and birds atop the first and longest tree-top walkway in Africa.

Overnight: Pakulala CampFull board, Double Tent

Day 4-7 Great Migration and Birthing Grounds: Serengeti National Park – Kusini Sector, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The migration will be on the southern plains at this time, in the Southern Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, so we will enjoy game drives in both parks. In addition to following the great migration, we’ll explore the more hidden gems of the Serengeti, away from the crowds and off the beaten track. We’ll enjoy game drives to the famous Serengeti Ndutu area via Endulen and Matiti. Serengeti means ‘endless plains’ in Maasai and if you see the Serengeti, you know why -- it is so stunning and beautiful! There is so much wildlife here, its just unbelievable. Our masterful guides are especially well versed in the hidden gems of the Serengeti and will take you away from the crowds and of the beaten track.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive: Birthing & Newborns

This time of year there will be thousands of Zebras and Wildebeests in this area looking for fresh grass and giving birth. We will dedicate a safari to seek out birthing mothers and newborns, sure to open your heart and fill you with wonder, along with the possible excitement of the predators they attract.

Overnight at Ndutu Kati Kati Camp Full Board, Double Tent

Day 8 - 11 Wild Planet Special: Northern Serengeti – “Off-Migration” – Far from the Crowds!

A fantastic opportunity to avoid the crowds and see the huge populations of resident game in the Northern Serengeti including the return of the elephants. Since the wildebeest migration is in the South at this time, the North is considered “off-season” despite the vast amount of other game here –with virtually no other travelers, it will feel almost like you have the Serengeti to yourself! This also allows us to feature an upscale camp at a mid-range price.

Overnight at Mara Kati Kati Camp

Day 12 Serengeti National Park / KIA, Home

Today you will have another almost full day in the Serengeti, and at the end of the day you will fly at 14:55pm to KIA to connect to International flight home.

 

Tanzania Lodging

-KILIMANJARO

Karama Lodge

Nestled in the lush gardens and natural beauty of Suye Hill National Park, 10 minutes from the center of Arusha, Karama Lodge & Spa is the ideal home base for Tanzania safaris. Twenty-two stilted log cabins offer comfortable en-suite accommodation with a natural design – an excellent combination of unique comfort and style. Constructed with local materials, the cabins allow close proximity to the surrounding forest flora and fauna. Each cabin has its own wooden balcony with comfortable chairs where you can relax and admire the spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, the Maasai steppes beyond, and the surrounding lush vegetation and birdlife.


Karama also practices eco-friendly conservation in their daily operations, with the pool being kept free of chemicals, using natural salts for cleaning and the gardeners gather brush and fallen branches daily from the hillside to use in heating the water for the cabins and other building at Karama. Clean burning propane is also used as a backup for heating.

- NGORONGORO CRATER & HIGHLANDS

Pakulala Safari Camp

Pakulala Safari Camp is located above the ring of the Ngorongoro crater. An exclusive campsite offering a unique experience and spectacular views of the crater caldera. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is considered as the 8th wonder of the world. Inside the volcano´s crater lives the largest stable population of wild animals in Africa. The chances of sighting the Big Five are as real as the air you breath, offering you the fullest and most comprehensive safari experience.


The Pakulala Safari Camp common areas are accented by the vast beauty of the surrounding scenery. The campfire, with views of the crater, is undoubtedly a turning point for travelers. An unforgettable place for a drink under the stars in the Tanzanian sky.

- SOUTHERN SERENGETI

Ndutu Kati Kati Camp

Ndutu Kati Kati is a seasonal mobile camp strategically situated in south Serengeti from December to March. Ideal for exploring the extensive south of Serengeti and witness the migration.


The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp. In its comfortable tents one will feel completely immersed in the surroundings and one can enjoy the rich animal life and vegetation of the area. An original form of accommodation which resembles the old camps of the first explorers in Africa, with all the commodities of today.


Located at a one-hour drive along a panoramic route from Seronera (Central Serengeti) and 30 minutes from the Olduvai Gorge. The camp has been designed to cause a minimum impact on the environment. All the infrastructure is mobile, and the philosophy of the company is not to leave anything behind after dismounting the camp.


The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. Ample and comfortable. There is a choice of a double bed or two twin beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents and a shared bathroom and private porch.

- NORTHERN SERENGETI / MARA RIVER

Mara Kati Kati Camp

Mara Kati Kati is a mobile camp strategically situated in north Serengeti, ideal for exploring the Mara Ecosystem. The camp offers comfortable accommodation together with the unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari experience on a camp. In its comfortable tents one will feel completely immersed in the surroundings and one can enjoy the rich animal life and vegetation of the area.


An original form of accommodation which resembles the old camps of the first explorers in Africa, with all the commodities of today.


The camp has been designed to cause a minimum impact on the environment. All of the infrastructure is mobile and the philosophy of the company is not to leave anything behind.


The tents are situated at ground level with a private porch. They overlook the savannah. Ample and comfortable. There is a choice of a double bed or two twin beds. The rooms have a bathroom with a bucket shower. The family tent consists of two interconnected tents and a shared bathroom and private porch.

 

Tanzania Departures

Tanzania-Dec-Apr: 12-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Dec 20, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020 12-days $6,498
Feb 14, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021 12-days $6,498
Mar 21, 2021 - Apr 01, 2021 12-days $6,498
Apr 18, 2021 - Apr 29, 2021 12-days $6,498
Dec 19, 2021 - Dec 30, 2021 12-days $6,498

 

Tanzania FAQ

Tanzania Facts for Visitors

Location

Located on the east coast of Africa, Tanzania is the biggest country of Eastern Africa, bordering Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; and Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south.

Size

At 947,303 square kilometres (365,756 sq mi),[6] Tanzania is the 13th largest country in Africa and the 31st largest in the world, ranked between the larger Egypt and smaller Nigeria.

Language

The official language is Swahili, which is generally spoken throughout the country, although there are various other local languages in the region. English is the second official language and the country’s commercial language. Arabic is widely spoken in the coastal areas, particularly in Zanzibar.

Religion

The main religions are Christianity and Islam, the latter especially in the coast region.

Currency

The currency unit is the Tanzanian Shilling.

Entry Requirements

To enter Tanzania, your passport must be valid for at least six months. Visas are required by almost all nationalities and can be obtained well in advance of departure. The cost of a visa is generally $50, depending on your nationality. (Tourist Visa Fees for American citizens $100). Tourist visas are usually issued for a 3 month period. For those who do not have a visa before arriving in Tanzania it is possible to obtain a tourist visa for a single entry at any one of the four main ports of entry into Tanzania: Dar Es Salaam International Airport, Zanzibar International Airport, Kilimanjaro International Airport and Namanga border crossing (Tanzania/Kenya border point). To determine whether you require a visa to enter Tanzania, contact the Tanzanian Embassy in your country.

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We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • The Ultimate Great Migration experience, designed by award-winning wildlife experts & safari guides.
  • Choose from centrally located mid-range camps or private, uncrowded, upscale camps.
  • Combine the Great Migration with secret Serengeti hot-spots like Kakessio, Matiti, and Endulen.
  • Option for walking, mobile, and balloon safaris plus night drives for nocturnal animals.
We're Wild for Wildlife...
  • The Ultimate Great Migration experience, designed by award-winning wildlife experts & safari guides.
  • Choose from centrally located mid-range camps or private, uncrowded, upscale camps.
  • Combine the Great Migration with secret Serengeti hot-spots like Kakessio, Matiti, and Endulen.
  • Option for walking, mobile, and balloon safaris plus night drives for nocturnal animals.
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