13 Days Wildebeest Migration safaris: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Tarangire
Day 1: Arrive in Arusha
You’ll arrive in Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to Rivertrees in your already-booked fresh room. Arusha is a safari city which is located under Mount Meru in the northern part of Tanzania. Arusha is inhabited by Meru, Maasai, Waarusha, and Barabaig people.
Arusha is cool, sunny, and fantastic with daily climate variability. Arusha is surrounded by national parks from both sides. In Arusha, people grow coffee (Arabic coffee), bananas, maize, avocado, beans, green vegetables, and more. You will be warmly welcomed in Arusha.
Experience the enthralling wilderness of Tanzania! This package will be a very fantastic tour and safari to you. Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris will drive you to the most popular and best destinations in the world for tours and game drives. You will be able to see and take photos of various animals in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After having breakfast at the lodge, you will leave early to Tarangire National park. It is the third largest park in Tanzania and characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of it.
Tarangire River that flows all year round is the lifeblood of the park. Many animals, predators and their preys, gather around the river and you can do excellent game viewings.You will stay overnight at Panorama campsite.
Day 3: Tarangire to Eastern Serengeti National Park
The breakfast will be at 06:00. You will be picked up from the camp at 07:00 while bringing packed picnic lunch and drive to Serengeti National Park. You will enjoy game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. You will have 4hrs late afternoon game drive
Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks on earth, renowned for its magnificent lions and great migration. It is the home of lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, elands, wild dogs, gazelles, crocodiles, and more. You will stay overnight at Seronera Campsite.
Day 4: Eastern Serengeti
Full game drive, back to the camp to enjoy the most famous National park in the world.
Day 5: Eastern Serengeti to Northern Serengeti
After having breakfast, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Since Serengeti is very large, your game drives will depend on the move of the migrants. Your guide knows very well on how to locate the herds. Serengeti National Park is famous for the ‘Great Migration’ of more than one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebras each year.
In October and November, they travel from the mountains of the north southwards to the plains, seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June, the herds then make their return journey. Even without this mass migration, Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that will not fail to enthrall. You will have dinner and stay overnight at lobo Campsite.
Day 6: Northern Serengeti
After having breakfast, you will experience a game drive following the animal migration at the Northern Serengeti. You can see wildebeests, zebras, topi hartebeests, elands, antelopes, hyenas, and various birds singing on the trees while viewing the beautiful landscape and nature.
Usually, in July , August and beginning of November, the migration reaches its northern range in which the herds cross the grasslands on either bank of the crocodile-infested Mara River twice, as they complete their migration. You will also be able to enjoy the sunset at Serengeti between 18:20 – 18:40 after the game drive before returning and staying overnight at Campsite.
Day 7: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After having breakfast, you will experience a game viewing in Serengeti for three hours. Then, you will proceed with a game en-route and arrive at Nabi gate to have lunch. You will then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to have dinner and stay overnight at Simba Campsite,
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we depart for the descend down the crater for 5-6hrs game drive. In the crater you can able to view the big5. See buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many more species, all set against the stunning backdrop of the Great Rift Wall. After game drive in Ngorongoro crater our driver will take back to Simba campsite to your dinner and overnight
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara
On this day, you will start early at 07:00 for a game drive (with a picnic lunch) in the Ngorongoro Crater. As animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 feet high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species.
Your driver / guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After all the great explorations in Ngorongoro Crater, you will go to Fanaka Campsite to have dinner and stay overnight.
Day 10: Lake Manyara to Arusha
After having breakfast, you will continue the journey you will visit Lake Manyara National Park. The protected area encloses a large part of the alkaline lake of the same name. This amazing lake is the seasonal home of a giant flamingo colony and many more waterfowls. On the lake shore, you can also observe elephants, hippopotami, buffalos, Guenons, banded mongooses, and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes.
Furthermore, the park is well known for its “tree climbing lions”. Visitors can regularly observe lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. After watching the animals and exploring the national park, you will leave the park in the afternoon and travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the Masai Plains and the Lake Manyara. Photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views.
Day 11 & 12: Gibbs farm
Day 13: Great farewell
After breakfast, you’ll be transferred to the place of your departure. Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris Ltd are looking forward to meeting you again along with your friends and family as you recommend this safari. Good luck!
Note: Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris uses 4-WD Land Cruiser with viewing roofs for the safaris that can accommodate 4 or 6 passengers. Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris’ guides are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience.
• 6 nights’ accommodation
• All transfers and transport
• Camping equipment
• Daily meals and drinking water
• Game viewing activities
• Park entrance fees (for non-residents)
• Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights
• Services of a professional driver / guide
• 2nights hotel accommodation the day before and after safari
• Airport pick up and drop off
What’s not included
• International airfares
• Items of personal nature
• Tips and Gratituities for the safari staff
• Travel insurance
• Visa fees
What to bring
• A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
• Comfortable shoes