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Dec-Apr: 8-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

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Tanzania

Dec-Apr: 8-Day Budget Great Migration & Secrets of the Serengeti

Destinations

  • Kilimanjaro
  • Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Southern 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

Itinerary at a Glance

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

Dec-Apr: 8-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 Camp

Day 4-7 Great Migration and Birthing Grounds: Southern Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Depending on rain, the migration will be on the southern plains of Namiri, Ndutu, Kusini or Kakessio, so you will enjoy game drives in both the Southern Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will drive to Ndutu via Endulen and Matiti. In addition to the great migration, we’ll explore the more hidden gems of the Serengeti, away from the crowds and off the beaten track. We’ll also track predators such as lions, leopards, cheetahs and three species of jackals the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, known for its big cats. The lovely Chaka camp has only 8 tents and is located in Ndutu area from December- March. During this time the Wildebeest migration moves in and out of the Ndutu woodlands. The camp’s prime location provides fantastic game viewing around Lake Ndutu and Masek.

Wild Planet Adventures Exclusive: Birthing & New-borns

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

Day 8 Serengeti National Park / KIA, Home

Enjoy another nearly full day in the Serengeti, then fly at approximately 5:00pm to KIA, arriving about 6:20pm and connect to your international flight home.

 

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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